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Elite Karate Association

Self Defence | Peace of Mind | A Safer Future

About Elite Karate Association

Elite Karate Association was founded in 1986 by ‘Shihan’ master Josh Johnson, the pioneer for karate in Wolverhampton. Today EKA is a thriving association looking after the interests of around 300 students across 6 dojos. Whilst many of the clubs are situated around the West Midlands region, courses are held for students throughout England and Wales.

EKA has produced students that have gone on to become English, European and World Champions.

EKA is a member of the English Karate Organisation and English Karate Federation, both of which are recognised by the Sports Council England. EKA is also licensed to operate nationally recognised coaching schemes, offering a comprehensive program and services for prospective and existing instructors.

All Elite Karate Association instructors hold EKA qualifications, first aid certificates, child protection policy, professional indemnity insurance and are all CRB checked.

An active ‘Karate for All’ policy is promoted throughout all EKA clubs and out student base comprises of all age ranges and abilities.

Weekly Training Schedule

The times karate training classes are fixed during school term times. They do not operate during half term breaks.
For further clarification on school term dates please refer to the Wolverhampton City Council School Term Timetables.
Interested in joining EKA? Why not drop by at one of our weekly training sessions shown below.
Here you can discuss joining our club and take part in a class to see if its right for you or our child. You are more than welcome to participate.

Monday Evenings
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Wood Green Karate Club Training Session

19:30 - 21:00

Wood Green High School (Pritchard Hall), Wednesbury Road, Wednesbury WS10 9QU (M6-J9) Map & Directions

All participants are advised to bring a water bottle for refreshments and adhere to EKA Dojo Maxims.

This training session is lead by:

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Sensei Ron Sly

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Sensei Barry Thompson

Tuesday Evenings
01

JJ Karate Academy Training Session - Under 16's

18:30 - 19:30

Graiseley Centre, Pool Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton WV2 4NE Map & Directions

All participants are advised to bring a water bottle for refreshments and adhere to EKA Dojo Maxims.

This training session is lead by:

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Hachiden Josh Johnson

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Sensei Sean Merritt

02

JJ Karate Academy Training Session - Advanced

19:30 - 21:00

Graiseley Centre, Pool Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton WV2 4NE Map & Directions

This training session is lead by:


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Hachiden Josh Johnson

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Sensei Sean Merritt

Wednesday Evenings
01

JJ Karate Academy Training Session - Under 16's

17:30 - 18:30

Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton Business Park, Broadlands, Wolverhampton WV10 6TA Map & Directions

All participants are advised to bring a water bottle for refreshments and adhere to EKA Dojo Maxims.

This training session is lead by:


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Hachidan Josh Johnson

02

JJ Karate Academy Training Session - Advanced

18:30 - 19:30

Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton Business Park, Broadlands, Wolverhampton WV10 6TA Map & Directions

This training session is lead by:


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Hachidan Josh Johnson

Thursday Evenings
01

JJ Karate Academy Training Session - Under 16's

18:30 - 19:30

Graiseley Centre, Pool Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton WV2 4NE Map & Directions

All participants are advised to bring a water bottle for refreshments and adhere to EKA Dojo Maxims.

This training session is lead by:


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Hachiden Josh Johnson

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Sensei Sean Merritt

02

JJ Karate Academy Training Session - Advanced

19:30 - 21:00

Graiseley Centre, Pool Street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton WV2 4NE Map & Directions

This training session is lead by:


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Hachiden Josh Johnson

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Sensei Sean Merritt

03

Woodgreen Karate Club Training Session

19:30 - 21:00

Woodgreen High School (Pritchard Hall), Wednesbury Road, Wednesbury WS10 9QU (Junction 9 - M6) Map & Directions

This training session is lead by:


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Sensei Ron Sly

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Sensei Barry Thompson

EKA Instructors

EKA strives to provide the highest level of martial arts instruction. All of our instructors have developed their martial arts ability through years of training and tuition. In addition to karate experience, our instructors have training in grappling and throwing techniques and are expert martial artists in their own right. Our instructors are fully insured, licensed and have competed at national and international levels.

Hachidan Josh Joshnson

Hachidan Josh Johnson Founder of Elite Karate Association

Sensei Sean Merritt

Sean Merritt JJ Karate Academy Instructor

Sensei Ron Sly

Ron Sly Wood Green Karate Club Instructor

Sensei Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson Wood Green Karate Club Instructor

Celebrating 30 years of EKA

Starting from humble roots back in 1987, Elite Karate Association has grown and flourished helping over 2000 chilren across the Wolverhampton area. Join us on a look back on Elite Karate Association.

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