Welcome To SHOTO

Welcome to SHOTO, the Shotokan Traditional Karate Organisation (UK). SHOTO was started by Hanshi Mick Randall MBE, 9th Dan in 1996 to provide Shotokan karate. We have karate clubs that run both beginners and advanced traditional karate classes for both children and adults. SHOTO also provides specialist karate books through Kirby Publishing, and discounted SHOTO karate training equipment.

Karate Classes

If you're considering taking up traditional Shotokan karate, derived from Master Kanazawa, we run beginners courses at various venues such as North London Karate Club, Muswell Hill, Winchmore Hill, and Chipping Barnet at various times throughout the year. The karate classes consist of traditional, non-contact Shotokan karate - suitable for men, women and children - taught in small groups by some of the most experienced black belts in the UK. You even get a free Karate suit with your first grading.

Stop Press!
30 Free Places available on our Beginners' Course this Autumn!
Places available on a first-come-first-serve basis
For more information click here

Karate Books

Karate books: Kirby Publishing - Kanazawa 10th dan

Kirby Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of a fantastic new biography of Master Hirokazu Kanazawa, 10th Dan. With a magazine critic rating of "10/10 and a must buy", this karate book contains a wealth of information about Master Kanazawa and is an absolute must for the serious karate-ka.


  • Hanshi Mick Randall, 9th dan was honoured for his long and exemplary services to Karate, by being presented with an MBE in the Queen's Brithday Honours.
  • We currently have all Kirby Publishing, and SHOTO Publishing books in stock.
  • North London Karate Club is now established permanently at Our Lady of Muswell RC Primary School for both Thursday and Sunday training.
  • There is a children's karate club at North London Karate Club and Winchmore Hill Dojo.

Calender of events 2016

  • Watch for upcoming events on this page.