Ikigai Dojo 生き甲斐 道場  is a dynamic, friendly and family orientated martial arts school open for ages 5 up. 

We are a school that places in high regard the importance of training to excellence and upholding the precepts of modern Budo (Martial Ways). 

As a school we are dedicated to teaching both traditional, sport and practical gross motor based martial arts with a focus on implementing biomechanically correct techniques. 

Our name Ikigai translates roughly to a purpose, a reason for being, encompassing joy, a sense of meaning and a feeling of well-being. 

The word derives from iki, meaning life and kai, meaning the realisation of hopes and expectations. While training at Ikigai dojo it is hoped that you are inspired, motivated and encouraged to become the best you can be.


New Year Lessons Resume Sunday 9th January 2022.

Lessons held every Sunday
10:15 -
(Early Years Age 5 - 8)

11:15 - 12:45
(Age 10 up / Adults)

12:45 - 13:45


Ikigai Dojo is a registered dojo with the Yudansha Kobu-Jitsu Karate Federation and member of the English Karate Federation which is a member of the World Karate Federation.
Ikigai Dojo
is subsidiary of The Safety Box Youth Programs CIC a community interest company registered in England and Wales.