Welcome from Sensei…

Welcome to SAMA Karate
About Us…

We pride ourselves on teaching a high standard of Children’s & Adult’s Karate, Sport Kickboxing and practical Tai Chi Chuan Self Defence across the county and the South East Region. We offer thousands of children and families the opportunity to learn with a modern day outlook and approach!

We are a family based club promoting self defence, awareness, fitness, discipline and etiquette in a safe, happy and fun atmosphere!

Our full time team of professional Instructors are always on hand to welcome beginners in at any time of year. 

Our recognition and qualifications allow us to teach in over 500 primary schools. We also teach locally in several sports centres & community halls, allowing flexibility in the timetable of classes.

SAMA has so much to offer everyone in the family. From Karate for children as young as 4 years old, to Sport Kickboxing for youths and adults – SAMA really does have something for everyone!

If you are looking for something a little different, our Tai Chi Chuan system offers some traditional self defence along with relaxing, but practical, Tai Chi.

“My own SAMA journey began in 1991 and ever since I have had the pleasure of being involved in its growth across the South East . Our Instructors are full time professionals and welcome new beginners at any time.

Our website gives you a flavour of what we provide. We are extremely proud of what we do and welcome new students or families to join in and train with us.

I very much look forward to welcoming you personally at your first grading and that you, like countless others, enjoy and continue training with us for several years to come.”

Sensei 4th Dan
SAMA West Sussex Regional Manager

SAMA – Our History

SAMA Karate Organisation is the largest, most successful, and widely recognised private members martial arts group in the UK. Our organisation was first established in 1978 by our Founder Alan Gibson (HANSHI) 9th Dan Black Belt, who shares nearly 60 years of martial arts experience with fellow instructors and students…