Hurst Goju Ryu Karate Club

Hurst Goju Ryu Karate Club, Hurst Village Hall, RG10 0DR Want to learn how to look after yourself? Get fit? Learn about yourself and what you are capable of?

Do you aspire to be a better person? Hurst Karate Club is based near Reading and has been going for over 30 years. We welcome men and women, young and old, beginners and experienced. Our members range in age from 5 to 75 and we practice Goju Ryu Karate – focussing on sophisticated and effective self-defence techniques. We have kids’ sessions every Monday 6pm - 7:15pm and adults’ every Monday 7:30p

Operating as usual


We will be training back indoors in the hall from 17th May. Look forward to seeing you all 7pm - 8:30pm every Monday and Wednesday. Kids classes to follow shortly.


Hokama Dojo.....many years ago!


Hojo Undo - IKO Honbu, Okinawa


Okinawa Te - the origins of Karate

Qigong, Source of Energy 16/08/2019

Message from Helmut Kogel. I assisted with the English translation proof reading. This is an excellent book!

Hello friends,

the new book about Qigong is now available on Amazon as eBook and by blurb as printed version. Please communicate it amoung Your students.

best regards to You and Hokama sensei.


link for printed book:

link for eBook:




Qigong, Source of Energy Here you will find answers to many questions about qigong, which an interested person commonly asks, be it a beginner who wants to get into the practice of Qigong for the first time or be it an experienced person who has always had "a thousand questions“, but the previous answers were not complete...


40 years of studying the Bubishi!


Steven Segal visits IKO Honbu (features Hurst members)


Go no Eku


Seisan performed by Tetsuhiro HOKAMA


Hokama Sensei performing Kururunfa


Tetsuhiro HOKAMA performing Seyunchin


Shushi no Kon


Hokama Sensei performing Superempei Kata - full speed and power
(Date unknown)

Photos from Hurst Goju Ryu Karate Club's post 10/04/2019

One of our members representing our Dojo and IKO at the 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge, by Challenge Okinawa. One of many different countries represented.

Shuri, Okinawa 30/03/19.

(Courtesy of Chris Wilson Photography

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Videos (show all)

Okinawa Te - the origins of Karate
40 years of studying the Bubishi!
Go no Eku
Seisan performed by Tetsuhiro HOKAMA
Shushi no Kon
Going through some flow drills during a quick break on Didcot seminar 19/11/16
More Shaolin action at World Budosai



Hurst Village Hall

Opening Hours

Monday 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm

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