Sennen Karate Club

Looking to get into Martial Arts in Cornwall, want to improve your health and well-being, get fit or start a sporting hobby or a fun workout for your kids? Look no further, at Sennen Karate Club our classes are taught in English and look at many aspects of Martial Arts including kicking, striking, weapons, escape and control techniques, paired up work, pad work, throws, ground defence, kata and much more.

The Sennen Karate Club was opened In August 1989 by now Cornwall Area Coach and 7th Dan Black Belt Clive Double. The club started at the Churchtown Hall but due to the hall not being available every week the club moved to its current venue at the Community Centre in 1992. In 2016 Clive handed over the day to day running of the club to Luke Jackson, a 4th Dan Black Belt. We currently run Karate classes every Friday evening and Sunday morning.

Learn the importance of self-defence, self-discipline, self-protection and social engagement.

Class Timetable

6 - 7pm
Beginners Karate Class, aged 6+
7 - 8pm
Intermediate Karate Class, aged 6+
8 - 9pm
Adults Karate Class, aged 13+
9.30 - 11am
Intermediate Karate Class, aged 6+

Club Location

Sennen Community Centre, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7AW


Luke Jackson is your Club Instructor, You can contact Luke on

Sennen Karate Club Contact Number
Mobile Number

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


Sennen Karate Club is the most westenly karate club in cornwall. We run classes from the Sennen Community Centre which is situated just behind Sennen School. The main hall where we train is approximately 20x10 meters and has a good flooring.

We have the facilities to equip half of the room with specialist martial arts matting which allows us to practise our judo, break falls and rolls when needed. We also have the ability to hang several punch bags from the walls to allow our students to practice some solo bag work.

Sennen Karate Club Mat Facilities
Sennen Karate Club Facilities
Sennen Karate Club Facilities


Our classes are family friendly allowing parents to train along side their children. Our classes are mixed meaning male and female students train together. We treat all students the same and give them all every opportunity to progress. All our classes cost just £3 per hour and we offer discounts to those who wish to attend multile classes. The different classes we run can be seen below.

Sennen Beginners Karate

Beginners Karate Class

As the name suggest this class is primarilary for new students, however indermediate level students can also attend. The goal of this class is to learn the fundimentals 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.
Sennen Intermediate Karate

Intermediate Karate Class

Our intermediate karate classes are for all students yellow belt and higher. Students are expected to be self disciplined and show a keenness to learn. These classes are designed to be fun, yet challenging as well as being practical and safe. The emphasis is on developing techniques and understanding how they work. Students will have a set syllabus to learn for their grade.
Sennen Adult Karate

Adult Karate Class

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 improve focus and efficiency of their strikes, learning to generate the required force for the given situation. Suitable for students aged 14+
Book your free trial today!

Some of the key benefits of learning karate include improved fitness, flexibility and co-ordination whist building communication skills, confidence and self esteem.

Club Instructors

Cornwall Area Coach Clive Double Cornwall Area Coach

Clive Double

grade 7th Dan Black Belt

Sennen Instructor Luke Jackson Club Instructor

Luke Jackson

grade 4th Dan Black Belt

Sennen Assistant Instructor Denzil Searle Assistant Instructor

Denzil Searle

grade 4th Dan Black Belt

Sennen Assistant Instructor Ruby Wilson Assistant Instructor

Ruby Wilson

grade Black Belt

At Sennen Karate Club all our instructors are fully qualified and DBS checked. We always encourage our students to better themselves, encourage each other and set an example inside and outside of the dojo. Higher graded junior students who always have an exemplary attitude and train to a high level are often promoted to a junior instructor role within the club. Junior Instructors are given the opportunity to help out with the beginners, teaching them the basics and helping out where necessary. This gives them a sense of responsibility and helps build their confidence as well as giving them the recognition they deserve.

Free Trial Offer!

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 be purchased through the club instructor which will have our badge embroidened on it.

Take advantage of this free offer, you've nothing to lose and so much to gain!

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 Luke on 07504279716 or by clicking below to send a message via our online form.