Affiliation for Clubs

Last Updated: 16th July 2021

Clubs wishing to be part of Shotokan Nation will need to affiliate with us. Affiliation will give you access to: 


  • our online interactive club database, which will include the details, course attendance, license and grading records of your club members 
  • instructor insurance giving instructors cover to teach at any Shotokan Nation affiliated club  
  • our streamlined enhanced DBS process 
  • the Shotokan Nation grading examiner mentorship scheme, enabling 3rd dans and above to become grading examiners 
  • online first aid courses 
  • affiliation with the English Karate Federation, the only International Olympic Committee recognised National Governing Body in England, with access to national, European and world competitions   
  • use of the Shotokan Nation inclusivity and diversity, and safeguarding policies and support, in association with the English Karate Federation. You will also have access to safeguarding training delivered by Child Protection in Sport, a collaboration between the NSPCC and Sport England 
  • access to the Martial Arts Safeguarding Quality Mark 
  • access to Shotokan Nation’s merchandise supplier for all your Shotokan Nation and club specific merchandise 
  • the Shotokan Nation kata and kumite squads 
  • the Shotokan Nation grading syllabus, which includes two new beginner grades especially designed for young children



The annual cost of club affiliation with Shotokan Nation is £30.



For more information on how to affiliate your club with Shotokan Nation, please get in touch using our contact section.