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Class Timetable

7 - 8pm
Karate class open to all students aged 6+
8 - 9.30pm
Adults Karate Class for students aged 13+


Marazion School Hall, School Lane, Marazion, Penzance, Cornwall, TR170DG


Denzil Searle is your Club Instructor, You can contact Denzil on

Mobile Number

Alternativly fill in our online contact form and Denzil will get back to you asap.

Welcome to Marazion MayoShinDo Karate club. We are located at the hall at Marazion School, which is on School Lane just off the main road through the village. It is handy for Penzance, Crowlas and surrounding villages. We focus mainly on karate and self defence but also practice Ju-Judo. Students can gain valuable knowledge of our style and improve technique, fitness, confidence, and discipline among others. We are a friendly club and like all other MayoShinDo clubs it is run in a non-intimidating way. We welcome all newcomers regardless of sex, ability or age.

The club was started in 2002 by Clint Hosking, with training taking place at All Saints Church Hall. After about 12 months the club moved to its current venue at Marazion School. Clint left the club in 2011 due to work commitments and Denzil Searle took over the running. Denzil started training at the University of Warwick in 1988. He came back in 2001 after a long gap to train with Clive Double (now 7th Dan) in Sennen and is currently a 4th Dan Black Belt. Denzil is a design engineer by profession and is also an archery coach.


Cornwall Area Coach

Clive Double

7th Dan Black Belt

Club Instructor

Denzil Searle

4th Dan Black Belt

Assistant Instructor

Paul Broocks

2nd Dan Black Belt

Karate Classes

Our mixed karate classes are open to children and adults of all abilities. These classes will teach students the basics of karate as well as teaching them valuable life skills such as self-discipline, self-defence and respect for others whilst developing self confidence, balance and awareness. This class is a great introduction into karate and is open to students aged 6 and over.

Karate Classes

Our adult karate classes focus on the techniques, learning the mechanics of our strikes to gain an understanding of how they work and why we do them the way we do. Students will benefit from increased fitness, flexibility and confidence as they progress. Students will learn to improved focus and efficiency of their strikes, learning to generate the required force for the given situation.


Increase speed, agility and reaction times.


Build core muscles and improve overall strenght.


Improve Flexability through stretching and yoga.


Improved focus & attention by setting and completing goals.


Learn to follow instructions and perform set tasks.


Encourages an increased awareness and coordination.


Gain leadership skills through team bonding and team work.


Gain confidence through building new friendships.


Learn to control aggression and channel it correctly.


Instills respect, inside and outside of the dojo.

Your Free Trial

We offer all new students a free trial class, this is to give them a taste of what we do and gives them a chance to see if they like it. Our classes are pay as you go so you only pay when you train.

All students are eventually required to become members of the club, by becoming members the student will receive a membership card to record their progress and it will also allow them to attend and train at any MayoShinDo club. The membership costs £10 per year and is usually offered to the student once they have shown a keen interest.

Suits can also be purchased through the club instructor which will have our badge embroidened on it, or if you wish you can purchase a plain suit online. Look forward to seeing you soon!!

How to Enrol

All our classes are pay-as-you-go. NO standing orders or direct debits. If you don’t train you don’t pay!

  • Download and complete our simple medical/registration form.
  • Bring your completed registration form with you on your first class or complete one on the night.
  • Dress in suitable clothing for the class.
  • Come along 10 minutes prior to the class start time.
  • Book in with the class instructor.

If you have any questions please feel free to message the club instructor Denzil on 07780933207 or by clicking below to send a message via our online form.