We are located at:

Abbotsham Village Hall


Nr Bideford 


Contact us today!

Tuesday is currently TaiChi night but please call to



Tuesday 1830-2030

Thursday 1830-2030 


M: 07813083954

E: peter@bideford-karate.co.uk

Or use our contact form.

Get social with us.

Shotoryu Bideford

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

(Lao Zi)

Your journey to becoming a martial artist, and beyond has just begun.


Welcome to Shotoryu Bideford!

We practice a traditional style of karate, using flowing techniques which

require whole body movement.   

Everyone is welcome and your first practise is free. Whether you are

a beginner or advanced in another style - our doors are always open.


Our five Tenets of practice are:





and Harmonisation.


Whilst fitness and flexibility are key components of martial arts you dont

have to possess these qualities as a beginner. Our classes are designed to gradually improve your fitness to levels which will surprise you.


Children are welcome to all our classes and would suggest that six years

old is young enough.

Our classes although disciplined, are friendly.

Our instructors are CRB checked and as a member there is a basic level

of insurance provided.


We are members of FEKO (Federation of English Karate Organisations)  

and MAAB (Martial Arts Against Bullying)


Contact no. 07813083954

Instructors :


Peter Grant 5th Dan is the club instructor,

and has been practising Shotoryu for over 30 years.

He was awarded his Black Belt 1st dan in August 1990

and has progressed through the ranks up to 2009

when he was awarded  5th Dan.

Charles Teape 2nd dan is the assistant instructor with over 25 years of experience in martial arts, most of that time with Shotoryu karate.

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