Athena School of Karate


Welcome to Athena School of Karate

We are based in Oxfordshire, UK, and we offer karate classes from 4 years upwards in our after-school programme. We also offer adult classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings in Botley. Our club is inclusive and friendly: we’re passionate about what we do and keen to meet the needs of our students regardless of their levels of knowledge or fitness.

Our grading syllabus is traditional (Wado Ryu) karate. Additionally, we teach self-protection in an age-appropriate way for all students: this might be conflict resolution for 5 year olds or safety on a night out for our university-aged students. It might be First Aid, or it might be first strikes…our goal is to ensure students have the legal information, the experience, and the skills to manage their lives in an informed and safe way.

We currently have no spaces in our Summertown and Abingdon classes; waiting list only. There are spaces in Botley for new students aged between 4 and 7 and for adults. Please email me with any enquiries:

Trial sessions are free (must be booked in advance).