Karate Do Shotokai

KDS Cardiff

Karate club

About us

We’ve been training in Cardiff for over 30 years.

Our karate club has members across a wide age range (17 to 60+) and from all levels from beginners to 5th Dan (highest grade awarded in the KDS). We are a friendly welcoming club always willing to help each member get the best out of their training no matter what their age or level of physical fitness.

We’ve been training at the Heath Hospital Sports and Social club for a number of years now and this has proven an excellent location.

The 7 strong team of Black Belts at KDS Cardiff provide a variety of skills and abilities at the club. This is reflected in the diverse age and ability range of members that can be catered for at each session.

Karate training times

Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00


£4.50 per session
£34 per month (2 sessions per week)

£3.50 per session
£27 per month (2 sessions per week)

£30 new membership scheme

  • 1 year membership valued at £40
  • 1 year insurance
  • 1 month of training valued at £40.50
  • 1 karate kit valued at £21

  • Total value £101.50


Our karate instructors

Senior Instructor, Ian Mackenzie

Ian Mackenzie

5th Dan, Chief Instructor

Ian Mackenzie (5th Dan) started training in 1982, and trained for many years in South Wales at the Penarth KDS club, reaching 1st Dan in the exceptionally quick time of 2 years.  

He has fostered an enjoyable and focused atmosphere of student development at Cardiff, and ensures that all members of the club receive the instruction and encouragement they need to become skilled karate ka. 

Under Ian’s tuition and guidance numerous students have progressed from beginners to Dan grades in a short period of time, and many students chose to stay in Cardiff to assist in the club development. 

Senior instructor, Roy

Roy Margetts

5th Dan

Roy Margetts (5th Dan) started training at the Penarth club in 1977. He was one of the original instructors in the Cardiff University club for several years, before moving with work to the Oxford area, where he helped establish the Oxford University club. Roy returned to Wales in 2004, where he has been a regular at the Cardiff club ever since.

Roy is one of the Senior Welsh instructors who regularly travel with Harada Sensei throughout Europe and the UK. Roy has also helped develop clubs in Finland, USA and Canada. 

He has led numerous courses for many years.

Instructors, Steve and Hywel

Steve Court and Hywel Lewis


Steve Court (3rd Dan) and Hywel Lewis (4th Dan) provide valuable support to Ian in the development of the club. 

They are fully qualified coaches and bring invaluable experiences to the club.

Contact us


CMC Sports and Social Club,
University Hospital for Wales,
The Heath,
CF14 4XW

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