Shushinkai North West Karate Club

Karate school

Shushinkai North West Karate Club

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Shushinkai North West is a professionally run karate school headed by Stephen Bolland. Steve is a 5th Dan black belt in Shito-ryu Karate-do, one of four major styles of traditional Japanese Karate now practiced world wide.

The Shushinkai North West Karate Club is now based in our bespoke full-time professional premises in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, just off the M53 (between Junction 8 and 7) and within easy striking distance of Chester, Cheshire and the Wirral.

Together with his team of well trained black belt instructors Steve offers quality instruction for students aged 4 years and over. Our classes are structured and progressive whilst allowing each student to learn at their own pace. We also offer a comprehensive lesson timetable for those busy family schedules.

Shushinkai North West Karate Club is affiliated to the FKSM (Federation of Karate-do Shito-kai Murayama) English Karate Federation (the national governing body for English Karate), Shito-Kai, and the World Shito-ryu Karate-do Federation.

Our instructors are registered with the English Karate Federation and are trained to coach you and your family from ‘beginner to Black belt’. Our trial programme is ‘slow start’ sessions designed with the complete beginner in mind. So now you know what we are about, we invite you to try our no obligation four lesson FREE trial programme to see if it’s for you. Simply call us to arrange your introductory lesson and turn up wearing something comfortable that does not restrict your movement and we’ll do the rest!

Stephen Bolland

Shushinkai karate stephenStephen Bolland Sensei is the chief instructor of Shushinkai North West.

Studying the art of Karate since 1980, Steve has accomplished many National and International Competition awards and achievements, his latest being promoted to 5th Dan by Master Kunio Murayama chief instructor of Shito-Kai Mexico.

During his time in Karate, Steve has represented the England Shukokai team on numerous occasions and at the 1993 World Shukokai Championships he gained a gold medal as a member of the English team.

In 1996 at an International Tournament held in Australia, Steve gained two gold, one silver and a bronze medal for his efforts. He also holds numerous national Karate medals and trophies.

Steve has been teaching KarateĀ  for over 15 years and has produced many International and national champions, as well as many black belts and instructors of the highest standard.

Steve now leads a team of enthusiastic instructors and assistants, striving to maintain high standards of instruction for all ages and abilities.


0151 356 8767


Shushinkai North West, Unit 10/11 Evans Business Park, North Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 1A