East London School Of Karate
The ELSK is based in the heart of East London and is dedicated to teaching karate to children and adults. We run several classes during the week for all ages and abilities. Whether you're new to martial arts or a seasoned professional, our experienced instructors have been practicing and teaching karate for over 40 years. So rest assured, you will be in great hands!
We are a family orientated karate school that welcomes everyone. The atmosphere, the warm welcome and ambience is noticeable from the very moment you walk into our school. The friendly teachers will answer all your questions and do their utmost best to make yours or your childs first experience as memorable as possible. Parents of children are encouraged to sit and watch the class in progress. However, you may leave your child and pick up at the end of the lesson.
Fitness That's Fun
Martial artists are known for being physically fit, strong, toned, flexible and balanced. Fitness is a key part of martial arts and the techniques often challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system. Because there's so much variety in our classes, your training will be fun, you'll see progress immediately and for the long haul, and you'll be excited about coming to every class. What a great win-win!
My son joined the ELSK after being bullied. The instructors helped build him back to confidence again. They have given him a new outlook on is life which as a parent, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!
- Brendan, age 12 years, Blue belt -
My two young daughters have blossomed at the ELSK. The school instructors have an excellent relationship with all their students and everyone works hard at making sessions enjoyable, interesting and varied. As well as karate training, the school teaches respect and valued life skills to all its members. A lovely karate school to be a part of!
- Giulietta - mother of; Ella age 7 and Jessica age 9 -
ELSK is a very nice karate school. My son Robert, aged 10 enjoys learning new skills. Karate has given him confidence and strength. He has been attending four years now and has fun every time. He has achieved Orange belt level.
- Raluca -
I joined the ELSK a number of years ago. I have learnt so much and since joining, my confidence has grown so much. The instructors are very experienced but also compassionate, kind and fun. Sessions are always varied and include; karate, fitness and well-being. I would highly recommend the ELSK.
- Giulietta, 43 years - 3rd Dan Black Belt -
My son attended a karate club in Woodford and was unhappy and wouldn't return. I then tried ELSK and what a turn around, he LOVES ELSK. The staff are so caring, gentle and kind. They have gone the extra mile to ensure my son was happy and settled. I am so grateful and have since happily recommended to others. When it comes to Karate, this is the place to be.
- L. Clarke, 5 years old, White belt -
Luca had only a few sessions and because of this lockdown thing. He loved it and cant wait to start again. Thank you for being here for us!
- Luca, 5 years, beginner -
Great school with amazing teachers! They really helped my daughter to gain strength and confidence. I would highly recommended it!
- Giorgia, 8 years old, Orange belt -
After bringing my children to train at ELSK I decided to join myself. That was almost 30 years ago and I’m still there. My grandson is now training which means Sensei Kim has taught 3 generations of my family up to date.
- Pam Hughes, age 62, 4th Dan Black belt & Trainee teacher -
Elsk is a professional and family orientated karate school. My son loves being part of a group working on personal development. Discipline, fitness, focus and making new friends are just some of the benefits! Highly recommend!
- Chase, 6 age years -
ELSK is the best club I could find since 2002 when I joined Senseis Kim and Pam. Both are extraordinary, professional and friendly. Although I have to travel 15 miles, my 2 children Khushi 12 and Ayushman 10 years old, do not want go to anywhere else. They enjoy every single moment training. Keep it up.....
- Vijay (father) -