top of page

About Nintai Karate Club

We are a Karate club with traditional values and the student's interest at heart. We believe in teaching our students, not instructing them. We are a Shotokan Karate club with an open mind and welcome everyone of all ages.

In Japanese the word Nintai means 'Patience', 'Perseverance' and 'Endurance'. We believe that through determination, tenacity and persistence you can achieve your goal in Karate.

Come and train with us and enjoy the following benefits:

Learn Karate and Self-Defence

Instructor with 40+ years experience

No previous experience or fitness required

Family Atmosphere

All ages welcome

Intelligent Traditional Martial Arts

Fair costs and High standards

Build self-esteem and confidence

Relieve stress and keep fit

Challenging and Fun

Life enhancing

Good for personal development

Nintai Karate Club is also affiliated to WAKO GB. Although Nintai is a Shotokan club, Nintai is also linked to Ryukyukan Karate and Kobudo Association in Okinawa. Ryukyukan is headed by Master Koei Nohara 8th Dan from Okinawa.

Karate Class Outdoors
About: About
P1010006 - Copy_photo.jpg

Our Sensei

Malcolm Menezes Sensei 7th Dan, has been training for over 40 years in Shotokan Karate and this is reflected in our club name Nintai (patience, perseverance and endurance). Malcolm Sensei first started karate at school where he found a passion for the values of karate like respect, patience, loyalty, etiquette, humility, self-discipline and ultimately perfection of character. Sensei was also very interested in the Japanese culture, way of life, behaviour and lifestyle.
What particularly appealed to Malcolm Sensei is that karate was for life and for everyone. Sensei has found karate has influenced his life, health, wellbeing and character and as such karate is a way of life.

Sensei has always followed Master Kanazawa's path, teachings and way as he was a leading example of what a good modern day karateka should be.

Malcolm Sensei has taught classes worldwide in countries like the UK, USA, Kenya, India, the Philippines and Cyprus. Nintai Karate Club is a Shotokan club which follows the way and teachings of Master Hirokazu Kanazawa. The late Kanazawa Shihan 10th Dan headed SKIF which is currently the world's largest Shotokan association.

About: Welcome

Training best practices - dojo etiquette

1. Arrive on-time and at least 10 minutes before your session begins.

2. Please remove your shoes before entering the dojo.

3. Remove all jewellery and all accessories while training as they pose a potential danger to other participants and to yourself.

4. Mobile phones must be put on silent mode.

5. Wear a clean karate gi (uniform).

6. Bow to your sensei as this shows mutual respect.

Dojo Kun - our code of training

The Dojo Kun is recited at the end of every karate class, allowing the students to reflect upon the basic principles of karate-do.
Japanese translation and meaning:
•    Hitotsu! Jinkaku Kansei Ni Tsutomuru Koto!
•    One! To Strive For The Perfection Of Character
•    Hitotsu! Makoto No Michi O Mamoru Koto!
•    One! To Defend The Paths Of Truth
•    Hitotsu! Doryoku No Seishin O Yashinau Koto!
•    One! To Foster The Spirit Of Effort
•    Hitotsu! Reigi O Omonzuru Koto!
•    One! To Honour The Principles Of Etiquette
•    Hitotsu! Kekki No Yu O Imashimuru Koto!
•    One! To Guard Against Impetuous Courage
Short English translation (traditional):

Seek Perfection Of Character!
Be Faithful!
Respect Others!
Refrain From Violent Behavior!

About: Training Etiquette
bottom of page