Class times

Monday Evenings

Vyne Studios

(every 2 weeks) 

Adults and Juniors (Blue belt and above) 

8:00 pm - 9:30pm

Thursday evenings

Ashlyns Dojo


Juniors: (All levels, aged 7 - 14 yrs approx)

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Adults and Juniors (Green belt and above)

7:15pm - 7:45pm

Adults: (All levels, 15 yrs approx and above, depending on size and experience)

7:45 pm - 9:00 pm




The Vyne Theatre & Dance Academy,

Studio 4,

Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted.



The Dojo

Ashlyns School

Chesham Road,




Free parking on site (s)


Sensei John Foster


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Ashridge Karate Academy (AKA) is a Goju Ryu Karate club based at Ashlyns School Dojo, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, with classes for juniors and adults.


The club is run by Sensei John Foster, who is a 3rd Dan black belt, and is affiliated with Goju-Ryu Karate-Do International (GKI) association.


There are three classes each Thursday evening - Juniors (all levels) , Juniors and Adults (Green belt and above) and Adults (all levels).  The club is open to anyone aged 7 years and above. Come and join us !

Training at AKA karate club is based on traditional Okinawan training techiques - including kata, kumite and bag work as well as incorporating take downs and locks.

The aim is to improve both the mind and body, by applying techniques developed over many generations across the globe.  Read more about AKA.

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