Shotorama: The Festival of Shotokan

Welcome to the official page for SHOTORAMA! Thanks for coming; peace and love…

We hope you will be able to join us in Guildford, on Sunday 22nd September 2019, for a one-day celebration of shotokan karate. The first SHOTORAMA was so much fun, we thought we’d do it all again, and would love you to join us!

Find out everything you need to know about SHOTORAMA 2019 via our site menu.

In keeping with our insirpation and philosophy of being the grooviest party in town, we hope you’ll join us for what we know is something rather special: a festival of shotokan karate and all its flavours, created and attended by your friends. Once again we have curated a packed and varied program for all ages and abilities, where you get to choose the classes that suit you best.

Really, though, it will be ace! Don’t take my word for it, head over to the SHOTORAMA 2018 section and read some of the comments and see some of the pictures from last year!

So why all this most excellent fuss?

Across the KUGB, there are an enormous number of skilled and experienced karate instructors doing their thing at their own clubs, but often we only get to be taught by the few that live nearby. Imagine what we could be missing! Over the years, at the special courses and squad trainings, we have made many friends – let’s start to bring them together!

It is our hope that SHOTORAMA will continue to be a place to celebrate our experienced instructors, to meet and play with our friends, and most of all to share that love of shotokan karate which – literally, as well as spiritually – brings us together.

Have a look around the site, and stay in touch (like us on our facebook page) for more details as we announce lesson plans, instructor line up, workshop titles, and more! Booking will be open soon, so remember to sign up early for the limited-places workshops!

Best wishes from the SHOTORAMA team:

John Parnell, Neil Jerome, Avi Wolfsthal.

“Anything ‘-orama’ is fun.”    – Jerry Seinfeld