Borstal Karate Club


UK Bushido Karate is non-profit making Association principally based in the Medway Towns, Kent.

“We are not a commercial for profit based karate business.”

The Associations Chief Instructor is Sensei Barry Archer 5th Dan began Karate training at a Medway club in 1972 and has been based here ever since.  Even with all of his years of study and experience and the grade of 5th Dan he is still learning.  He describes himself as “simply a student just like you but with a bit more experience that’s all”.

The style of Karate practiced at our Karate Schools is WadoKai Karate, a style recognised by the Olympic Committee.  All Karate Schools belong to the following national and internationally recognised Karate Governing Bodies: The English Karate Federation, The English Wado Federation, The World Karate Federation and The Japan Karate Federation (Wadokai).

Our Karate Clubs cater for a range of students; Juniors, Families and Adults.  You are welcome to come along and watch or try a lesson for yourself. First lesson is always free, just wear loose comfortable clothing.  In addition to our regular classes, various training courses, competitions and a summer camp for children are held throughout the year.

The cost per class is between £4 and £5 depending on the venue and is payable on the day.  There is an Annual Association membership fee of £20.00. This includes person to person insurance and a grading book.  Although gradings are free, we charge £5 for new belts.  Karate suits start from £15.00 and a full range of sparring and training equipment usually at trade prices can be supplied if required.

Club Instructors are CRB checked, hold Professional indemnity Insurance and have a professional and dedicated approach to their teaching.  Senior Instructors hold NVQ level 2 in safe teaching for children.   UK Bushido clubs meet the standards and requirements of all the major recognised schools of Karate both by UK and World bodies.


Borstal Karate Club
Cleave Warne Hall (behind St Matthews Church) Borstal Street, Borstal, Kent ME1 3HL

Lesson Times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:15pm to 7:45pm Family Class
Lower graded children finish at 7pm. Adults can start training anytime from 6:15pm

Fridays: 4:30pm – 5:15pm Ninjas Class 3 – 6 year olds.

For more details on our family class, call

For more details on our Family Class, call Steve or Peter on 07717 711 949. Or visit our website

For more details on our Ninja Class, call Natasha on 07980 253 672. Or visit our website

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