Teaching Traditional Japanese Karate

Welcome to JKS Edinburgh!

We specialise in teaching quality, accessible karate in a fun environment.  Led by our Chief Instructor Robert Steggles Sensei (7th dan) and with a dedicated team of instructors and assistants, an array of classes, and a fantastic community we are one of the premium clubs to be involved with, and we’d love for you to join us! 

Classes For Ages All Ages

Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or just starting out, we have something for you.


We teach traditional Japanese Karate & have strong connections to JKS Scotland and the World JKS Headquarters in Toyko, Japan. With a highly skilled & motivted team, diverse classes accommodating all skill levels, a warm and friendly environment, and a vibrant community of members, our clubs are open to everyone!


If you’re searching for Karate classes for your child, our Tigers Classes are specifically designed for 4-6 year olds.  Or, for individuals or families seeking excellent instruction, our Main Classes are suitable for ages 7 and above.

Your first night is always free. 

4 to 6 Year old Tigers

The benefits of Karate for young children are well documented and our experienced and long-running Tigers Club is a proven way to get your children active and into martial arts! 


From discipline and focus to confidence and character development, our program fosters basic and essential skills in a fun environment.  With different activities, limited class sizes, and a positive environment, your child will flourish. 


Shotokan karate is a traditional style of martial art that originated in Japan. It focuses on strong stances, powerful strikes, and dynamic movements. It emphasizes discipline, respect, and the development of both physical and mental strength. Check out the video or find out more here.

No prior experience in martial arts is required. Our Classes are designed to accommodate beginners as well as experienced individuals.

Loose-fitting clothing and a soft drink (preferably non-fizzy) are all you need! 

Starting a martial art can feel a bit alien if you’ve never done one before, but there’s no expectations on you other than to try and enjoy yourself!

Of course, see our Instructors Page for more information about our fantastic team!

Practicing karate offers a multitude of benefits, including improved physical fitness, self-defense skills, increased confidence, discipline, and stress relief.

JKS Edinburgh is a premier destination for traditional martial arts training in Edinburgh. Our well established karate club offers a fantastic martial arts experience rooted in the esteemed discipline of Shotokan Karate. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we provide a nurturing environment where you can develop your skills, enhance your fitness, and cultivate your martial arts journey. Our Classes are open for all and have a range of options to suit all levels and situations. 

Absolutely! We offer a trial class option for prospective students to experience our training first-hand. It’s a great opportunity to see if our karate program is the right fit for you – Reach out to us for your Free Trial.

Our fees vary based on factors such as age group and the number of classes attended per week. We operate a monthly subscription.

Yes, karate can be adapted to accommodate individuals with any limitations. Our instructors will work to your needs to provide inclusive training and modify techniques accordingly.

Yes! We’d love for you to check us out: