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Club details

Club Correspondence

  • Malcolm Phipps 7th Dan (Chief Instructor)
  • 3 The Copse
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • HP1 2TA
  • 01442 266048
  • 07949 108536
  • Email:

Club description

Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International is widely acknowledged throughout the karate world as one of the very best clubs/Associations in Europe.
Come along and change your life and train with the champions! Over our thirty-five year existence in the local area we have had many genuine World, European and countless National champions in these local clubs and two SSKI students have actually received the MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. SSKI also works with and supports the NSPCC. The main club is at Hemel Hempstead School and trains on a Monday and a Wednesday evening, with both children’s and adult’s classes available. Other SSKI clubs in the local area are in, Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Kings Langley, St Albans and Slip End. Log on to our website: for times and further details and indeed to look at our impressive record over the years. In the Hemel Hempstead club alone we have 29 training black-belts and many junior grades. We also have Courses with some of the very top instructors in the world on an annual basis at the Hemel Hempstead club and all gradings and exams are taken at the Hemel Hempstead dojo. We are members of the World Traditional Karate Organisation and The Shotokan Alliance. All our instructors are fully licensed, CRB checked, First Aid qualified and insured to teach both children and adults alike. Or you can ring the Chief Instructor, Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan on 01442-266048 or indeed email him at, and ask for further details. Incidentally, Malcolm Phipps's autobiography, Out of the Tiger's Mouth has just been published, and signed and numbered, limited edition copies are available personally from him. The book is also available at all good bookshops and at This hardback book is a limited edition of only 250 copies. Ring 01442-266048 and ask for details.
Our main dojo is at Hemel Hempstead School (main gym) and the classes take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings for teenagers and adults from 7.30 - 9.00pm on both days. The Berkhamsted club trains on a Thursday evening, the Bovingdon club trains on Monday and Wednesday evenings, the Kings Langley club on a Tuesday evening and the Slip End club trains on a Tuesday evening also. For all details of all our clubs please log on to our website at or ring Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan on 01442-266048 or email him at and ask for any further details.