About Us

The School

The Phoenix Karate School was established in Kilburn, North West London in the late 70’s. The School is dedicated to cultivating the individual excellence of each of its students. Herein the students learn skills and values necessary to develop theirs personal best, so they will approach life with courage, confidence, and the will to prevail.

In our 47 years of operation, we have succeeded in our mission by adhering tenaciously, and without compromise.

Our senior instructor Kingsley Johnson has been studying Karate and other various forms of martial arts for over 4 decades under top Japanese, Chinese and Western masters. A qualified sports & remedial therapist, published author, and personal trainer, he currently holds the rank of Shihan (5th dan) in Gojuyru karate.

We offer classes in Goju-Ryu Karate in areas of North West London to children (above 5 years), teenagers and adults. Anyone wishing to get fit and healthy, learn traditional Martial Art whilst having fun may visit us at any of our dojos. First session is FREE!

We welcome absolute beginners and advanced students. Quarterly grading, National and International competitions, in house seminars and regular visits from independent instructors.

Get Fit & Healthy


Our Classes are designed to get you into the best shape and increase your self-confidence. Exercise your body and engage with your inner strength

All Skill Levels


Whether you are a beginner or advanced, we cater for your skill level and teach you the real methodology of Goju-Ryu Karate

Fully Qualified

Our instructors are fully qualified, CRB checked & affiliated to the Japan Karate Federation