Japan Karate Association

West Fife Section



Join JKA Scotland Carnegie Dojo

Train karate as taught by the Japan Karate Association with the Karate Initiative based at The Carnegie Dojo, Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dunfermline, which is affiliated to the JKA Scotland. Become a member of the Japan Karate Association one of the most prestigious and largest karate organisations in the world founded in 1949 with its headquarters in Tokyo Japan and members in over 100 countries worldwide. JKA (Scotland) offers its members access to the following:

JKA Scottish National Courses with visiting JKA Honbu Dojo instructors
Worldwide recognised grades from internationally recognised JKA Dan Grading examiners
Regional association courses and kyu gradings
Squad training sessions and access to JKA Scotland Team selection for JKA World and European Championships events
Special Instructor courses for Dojo Instructors
Structured tuition and grading syllabus
Membership of JKA World Federation, JKA Europe and Scottish Karate Governing Body


Carnegie Leisure Centre

The Karate Initiative has returned to the home of Shotokan Karate in Dunfermline when it relocates to the Carnegie leisure Centre in Dunfermline. Since 1977 it was where Sensei Gordon Williamson 5th DAN JKA learned the skills and disciplines associated with this art under Sensei Jim Wood MBE 6th DAN JKA.

Just £2.50 per session

Classes for all students are only £2 per session and once registered and licensed (subsidised if required) all new students are supplied with a free karate suit. If you think Karate is too expensive think again and come along to the Carnegie Leisure Centre and give our classes a try.

Karate for all

Founded in 2005 this club set new boundaries for Karate in that all fees were paid for through fundraising and over the years won many awards for its services to Karate. The club was awarded charity status in 2008 (SC039618) and still to this day continues to subsidise its students training needs.

Fantastic Instructors

We pride ourselves on being able to supply the highest grade instructors in the area coupled with access to the best facilities. There is also modern canteen facilities available for spectators.

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Our Instructors
The people behind us

Sensei Gordon Williamson
5th DAN JKA

Started training in 1977 with Sensei Jim Wood MBE at Carnegie Centre, Dunfermline
Achieved 1st Dan with Sensei Enoeda in 1981
Competed throughout the country with the famous Fife Shokatan team
Achieved 2nd Dan with Sensei Enoda in 1983
Achieved 3rd Dan with Sensei Enoda in 1986
Achieved 4th Dan with Shihan Ueki Sensei Chief Instructor of JKA in 2006
Achieved 5th DAN with Shihan Ueki Sensei Chief Instructor of JKA 29th September 2013.
Has sat and passed JKA Technical Qualifications: 'C' Instructor, 'C' Judge & 'D' Examiner.
Has attended JKA Hombu Dojo , Tokyo, Japan to train numerous times over the last 10 years.

Sensei Stan Calder
4th DAN JKA

Started training in 1982 with Sensei Jim Wood MBE at Sauchie Drill Hall
Achieved 1st DAN with Sensei Enoeda in 1986
Achieved 2nd DAN with Sensei Enoeda in 1990
Achieved 3rd DAN with Sensei Enoeda in 1993
Achieved 4th DAN with Sensei Shina JKA in 2009
HNC Sports Coaching and Developmen.

Sensei Alan Brown
3rd DAN JKA

Started training in 1974 with Sensei Jim Wood MBE at Carnegie Centre, Dunfermline
Achieved 1st DAN with Sensei Tomita in 1977
Achieved 2nd DAN with Sensei Enoeda in 1995
Achieved 3rd DAN with Sensei Immamura in 2008
Has attended JKA Hombu Dojo , Tokyo, Japan

Sensei Alison Collie
2nd DAN JKA

Here we need some info about Sensei Alison....

Yasuhiro Konishi
(founder of Shindo Jinen-ryu Karate)

“Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it."

Kenwa Mabuni
One of the first Karateka to teach karate on mainland Japan

“Karate is a lifetime study."

Ben Jonson
Poet, essayist, and playwrigh

"He who is taught only by himself has a fool for a master."

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