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The Website of Doug James 8th Dan Chojinkai Karate

Chojinkai Karate (pronounced Cho-jin-Kai) was started by Doug James in October 1974 with the formation of its Honbu (Home) club in Carlisle. From there it has gone from strength to strength to satisfy the demand for high quality Martial Arts tuition in the North of England. There are also very successful Clubs in Appleby, Brampton, Cockermouth, Egremont, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Kendal, Keswick, Newcastle, Penrith, Workington and Whitehaven.

The British Karate - Do Chojinkai is the Association to which the Clubs belong, and as a Full Member of the English Karate Federation (EKF), operates a stringent Child Protection Policy. All Instructors are First Aid Trained, have a complete up-to-date Enhanced Criminal Records Check and are fully qualified & trained to the Highest Standard on a regular basis.

The style of karate practised by the 500 strong membership who make up the Chojinkai Group is Wado Ryu Karate based, as taught by its Founder, President & Chief Instructor Sensei Doug James 8th Dan WKF. Sensei James started training in 1967 and is regarded as one of Britainís Senior and Most Respected Professional Instructors.

For 21 years he was an International Karate Referee (1986 to 2007), officiating at the highest level - European and World Championships within the World Karate Federation (WKF). In 2009 he stepped down as a member of the English & British Karate Referee Commission after a domestic refereeing career spanning over 30 years.

Sensei James is a Founder Member of the EKF - the Main Governing Body for Karate in England and a current member of the EKF Senior Technical Grading Panel. He is very much a 'hands on' President & Chief Instructor, running the Organisation as well as maintaining the Renowned High Technical Standards within the Chojinkai Karate Association.

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Doug James 8th Dan
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What is Karate?
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Karate is for adults, teenagers and children aged from 6 years to over 60
It builds discipline, character and confidence
It provides fitness, is a friendly sport, teaches self defence and is an exciting hobby

Chojinkai - a Pedigree Second to None

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