Shotorama: The Festival of Shotokan

Welcome to the official page for SHOTORAMA! Thanks for coming; great to see you.

We hope you are well and are taking care of yourself and loved ones. These are challenging times, and we send you all peace and love. 2020 and 2021 have been unpredictable and incredibly difficult, but we are sending out love into the world and hoping for better times to come.

We hope you will be able to join us for our one-of-a-kind celebration of shotokan karate, SHOTORAMA! This year, we are planning to have:

Saturday 11th September
13:00 – 17:00, Guildford

Sunday 12th September
ONLINE event
14:00 – 16:00, wherever you are!

so please join us for either or both if you can. It needs to look a little different this year, for obvious reasons (please read our statement regarding what COVID means for our event), but we hope to retain the core principle: we aim to be the grooviest party in town, nothing less than a festival of shotokan karate and all its flavours, created and attended by your friends. 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! Read more about the event through this website via the menu, meet the instructors, read the detailed workshop descriptions and head over to the SHOTORAMA 2018 or SHOTORAMA 2019 sections for pictures and listings from previous years to see what it is all about!

So why all this most excellent fuss?

Across the karate world, there are an enormous number of skilled and experienced karate instructors doing their thing at their own clubs, but too 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 the schedule, instructor line up, workshop titles, and more! Booking will be opening soon, so remember to sign up early! 

Best wishes from the SHOTORAMA team:

Avi Wolfsthal, Neil Jerome, John Parnell.

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