Welcome to the Stoke-by-Nayland Shotokan Karate Club’s website.


Sensei Peter HealThe SNSKC was established by Sensei Peter Heal, a member of the Karate Union of Great Britain for over 30 years. The dojo is at the ‘Peake Fitness Centre’ which is part of the Stoke-by-Nayland Country Club.

Karate members have full use of showers including towels, changing rooms, and coffee/bar lounge.
Instructors are KUGB qualified instructors and CRB checked.
Training is every Tuesday from 7pm until 8pm for junior grades and from 8pm until 9pm for advanced students, and Friday from 7:00pm until 8:00pm for all students and 8:00pm until 9:00pm for advanced students.
Training fees are £5 per session or £25 per month for adults and £4 per session or £15 per month for juniors (7-15 years).
All karate ka visiting the area are welcome to train at the club. People wishing to start karate are extremely welcome and their first lesson is free of charge.
To contact us email us at info@snskc.org.uk
Please check out our Twitter feed for the latest updates.
Online Payment Plans.
— Link to set up monthly Junior Direct Debit Plan here. —
— Link to set up monthly Senior Direct Debit Plan here. —
— Link for one-off Junior monthly payment for £15 here. —
— Link for one-off Senior monthly payment for £25 here. —



October 23rd – KUGB Black & Brown Belt Course & Dan Grading – Lichfield

November 5th – KUGB All grades Course and Kumite Development Course with Joe Rawcliffe 3rd Dan, World Kumite Champ, venue in South, TBC

November 19th – KUGB Masterclass with Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan, All Grades – Chelmsford KC

December 3rd – KUGB Black & Brown Belt Course & Dan Grading – Egham


February 11th – SNSKC Club grading with Andy Sherry, 9th Dan at Stoke by Nayland.

June 17th – SNSKC Club grading with Andy Sherry, 9th Dan at Stoke by Nayland.

October 14th – SNSKC Club grading with Andy Sherry, 9th Dan at Stoke by Nayland.


Jan 5th – Excerpt from lesson showing two defenses against a jab-cross attack. First is a single arm double block, the second is a two arm block.




April 24th – Congratulations to Amelia Lait (10 years) on achieving her 1st Dan at Prestatyn, Wales!

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Amelia with Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan after her grading

March 16th – Well done to all the members of SNSKC who took part in the Tiger’s Competition at Chelmsford SKC and especially our two kata teams who won medals!


March 12th – Congratulations to Lucy Watling (11 years) on achieving her 1st Dan at Abingdon!

Lucy receives 1st Dan

Lucy with Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan and Sensei Bob Rhodes, 8th Dan, after her grading


January 16th 2016 – Kata Master Class at Ipswich Higashi with KUGB England Kata Team


Louise Watling, Amelia Lait, Lucy Watling and Chris Harris (front row)

with World Kata Champions Stuart Amos, Hisham Saif and Jack Somers

December 7th – Congratulations to Louise Watling (12 years) on achieving her 1st Dan at Egham!

Louise with Senseis Frank Brennan, 8th Dan & Andy Sherry, 9th Dan after her grading


Louise congratulated by grading judges Frank Brennan & Andy Sherry

Louise congratulated by grading judges Frank Brennan & Andy Sherry


May 2nd – 2015 KUGB National Championships, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Ameila on the podium

Amelia Lait, 3rd Kyu, achieves 2nd place at the KUGB Nationals in the Ippon Kumite category. Many congratulations!


SNSKC Nationals Junior Squad 2015. Amy Harris 1st Dan, Amy Howells 9th Kyu, Jessica Print 2nd Kyu, Amelia Lait 3rd Kyu, and Annabel Harris 1st Kyu

March 21st – Congratulations to Sam Rundle (11 years) on achieving his 1st Dan at Abingdon!.

Sensei Heal presents Sam with black belt

Sensei Heal presents Sam with his club black belt having achieved his Shodan


March 7th – Chelmsford Tigers Karate Competition.


SNSKC Team members for the Chelmsford SKC, Tigers Competition ’15

gold medal winners

SNSKC members Thomas Lilley, Emily Rundle, & Eve O’Shea win the gold medal for Team Kata!

Dec 12th – Parents join in with junior students for a fun training session!

Well done to Amy Howells, Jessica Print, Lucy Watling and Amy Harris who received special awards for their efforts and achievements in 2014

Nov 22nd – SNSKC compete at the Chelmsford Tigers Karate Competition


Well done to all our competitors at the U15 Tigers karate competition. Everyone did a great job and we look forward to the next one. Thanks to Richard and Jane Naylor-Jones on organising the event!

Team Kata – High Grades – 3rd Place – Lucy Watling, Amelia Lait, Tilly Mace

Team Kata – Lower Grades – 3rd Place – Amy Howells, Thomas Lilley, Georgina Lilley

Individual Kata – White, Orange and Red Belts – 3rd Place – Emily Rundle, 4th Place – Amy Howells

July 19th ’14- Amy Harris (11 years) grades to 1st Dan (Shodan) at Egham! Well done Amy!

Senseis Andy Sherry (9th Dan) and Bob Rhodes (8th Dan) congratulate Amy.

Amy Harris 1st Dan

July 19th ’14- Chris Harris grades to 2nd Dan (Nidan) at Egham! Fantastic achievement Chris!

Senseis Andy Sherry (9th Dan) and Bob Rhodes (8th Dan) congratulate Chris.

Chris Harris 2nd Dan

Oct 5th ’13- Steve Grades to 3rd Dan (Sandan) KUGB at Bath.

Steve 3rd Dan KUGB

Senseis Frank Brennan 7th Dan, Andy Sherry 9th Dan, and Bob Poynton 8th Dan with Steve

 Alan, Sarah, Chris and Steve with Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan

Ipswich Higashi Charity Event

Sensei Peter Heal instructs students in Ethiopia at the Addis Ababa Shotokan Club and donates protective training equipment to the club.

Sensei Peter and students

3rd Dec – SNSKC junior students Ellie Toogood and Adam Earl grade to 1st Dan at Abingdon. Well done on your fantastic achievement!!
Ellie Toogood with senseis Frank Brennan and Andy Sherry
Ellie Toogood with Senseis Frank Brennan 7th Dan and Andy Sherry 8th Dan

Chris, Alan, Mark, Matt, Phil, Steve and Nigel
Club Students