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About Hulme Karate Club

Building champions both on and off the mat


We have been established in Hulme since 2019 and have developed with a long-standing reputation for excellent teaching and well-rounded, balanced students.   We are proud of the welcoming and friendly atmosphere in our club - it is important to us.


We are a traditional karate club.   
This means that as well as learning physical self-defence techniques we also nurture good character and respectful behaviour.
The style of karate we practice at the club is called Shito-ryu.   This is one of the four traditional styles of karate.




Our Club Chief Instructor is Lydon Appleton Sensei, 3th Dan.  

Sensei Lydon Appleton has over 20 years of teaching experience and was graded to the rank of 3rd Dan (3rd degree black belt) by Sensei Chris Mileham 8th Dan Chief Instructor of Shukokai England


We are members of this worldwide association whose philosophy is for karate clubs to train together collaboratively to preserve the traditions of karate while keeping pace with the modern evolution and improvement of this martial art.      Our membership gives us direct access to the teachings of the original karate masters of Okinawa and Japan.   

Students also have the opportunity to train with these teachers when they travel to England to give seminars.   And for the more dedicated, there is even the opportunity to travel to Europe and Japan to train as well.

Sensei Chris Mileham is Vice-President of the Directory Committee of the SSWU and also the National Co-ordinator for other UK karate groups with membership of the SSWU.

For more information about the SSWU, follow our 'Links' (see below).


We have a well structured and successful syllabus that guides students through from white belt beginner to their first black belt and beyond.     There are regular exams (called 'gradings') to enable continuous progress.    Students are guided and encouraged every step of the way.   They are able to take their gradings at the club as Sensei Lydon Appleton is a qualified Grading Officer, officially authorised to supervise karate examinations.


Many of our students enjoy the challenge of competition and we encourage them in this area with specialist squad training sessions.  We are proud to have achieved many national and international successes.

Sensei Lydon Appleton has had a successful competition career having represented Great Britain in team kumite at the WKF World Championships and the SKU England team at many international tournaments.






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