and Welcome!

AXIOS Shotokan Karate Centre is open to anyone looking to start out in Karate or anyone wishing to continue their Karate training, everyone is welcome - Adults, Children and Families. On our website you will learn about ourselves, our clubs and training times.

Should you have any questions about any aspect of ourselves, our training or anything else we have provided a contact page should you wish to contact us with any questions. Alternatively you can also come along to any of our centres to watch or take part, your FIRST LESSON IS FREE.

Thank you for looking and hope to see you soon.

George Christodoulides 5th Dan WSKF

Chief Instructor of AXIOS SKC



AXIOS Shotokan Karate Centre (AXIOS SKC)run welcoming and friendly centres across Surrey and London teaching traditional Shotokan Karate. AXIOS SKC is fully affiliated to the World Shotokan Karate Feredation (WSKF) whose Headquarters are back in Japan.

AXIOS is an ancient Greek word meaning "'worthy', ''deserving of'. In terms of Karate this means that 'through devotion and effort achieving a recognised standard are now worthy of, say, black belt".

The more modern word of Roman origin that has developed from axios, "AXIOM", means "established principle, self-evident truth, truism". Again it can be interpreted that if someone has achieved a certain belt in karate it is an unquestionable fact that they have reached a particular recognised level of ability.

When you look at life think in terms of karate But remember that karate is not only karate - it is life Master Gichin Funakoshi

Gichin Funakoshi (November 10, 1868 to April 26, 1957) is the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is attributed as being the "father of modern karate". Following the teachings of Anko Itosu, he was one of the Okinawan karate masters who introduced karate to the Japanese mainland in 1922.

World Shotokan Karate Federation

The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (W.S.K.F) has members in 75 countries. It was founded in 1990 by Hitoshi Kasuya Sensei (8. Dan) and Takeaki Kamiyanagi Sensei (9. Dan) and is a global organisation with an experienced chief instructor. Kasuya Sensei finished the JKA (Japan Karate Association) instructor course in 1973. He was a student of Nakayama Sensei, who had an important impact on him because of his scientific approach to karate and his ability to challenge his students. Kasuya Sensei was a member of Japan's national team until 1982, participating first in IAKF and then in WUKO (World Union of Karate-do Organizations) world championships. In 1983 and 1985 he became SKIF (Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation) world champion in kata, respectively kumite. Until 1987, he participated in tournaments, and was also active as instructor. At present he is active as an instructor and referee.

World Shotokan Karate Federation Declaration

"We, Karate exponents, training in the art of World Shotokan, firmly reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We hold no position on religion or politics and recognize each individual andeach separate organization as self determining entities. We seek the growth and development of World Shotokan and through that the development of world peace. It is our firm decision to found our art as a modern and permanent one, firmly rooted in friendship and understanding between all human beings on the planet. We seek the development and growth of a world youth and health movement based on mutual understanding between all federated member organizations. Under the these guiding principles we hereby organize and found The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation."

World Shotokan Karate Federation 1st JUNE, 1990.

It is important that karate can be practiced by the young and old,men and women alike. That is, since there is no need for a special training place, equipment, or an opponent, a flexibility in training is provided such that the physically and spiritually weak individual can develop his body and mind so gradually and naturally that he himself may not even realize his own great progress. - Master Gichin Funakoshi