Scottish Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association


This governs your actions towards others, a fundamental politeness, and respect shown in social behavior. Attitude of consideration or high regard.


Be true by the actions you show, and by the words you speak.  Follow the laws of the universe and you will become a honest person.


Making sure that what we do is right and that we have the courage to do the right thing and not just what people think we should do.


Doing not what is easy, or right for one’s own self, but what is just. The power of deciding upon a certain course of conduct in accordance with reason.


Welcome to the website of the Scottish Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association.
The SGKA was co-founded by Sensei John Lambert and Sensei Jim Flannigan to promote, support and encourage the teaching of the traditional Okinawan martial art of Goju-Ryu Karate.
The site provides information for individuals interested in starting Karate for the first time, those thinking about returning to Karate and everyone with an interest in Karate or Goju-Ryu in particular.
The site is also a central resource for the members of the SGKA, providing News, Events, Documentation and access to this invaluable assistance on their path to success with the SGKA.
The SGKA is non-profit making organisation focusing on helping all to achieve the highest possible standard in Karate.
We are a family friendly association welcoming all ages into our art. If you are considering taking up Karate please go along to your nearest dojo we are always happy to help. You can watch, ask any questions and the first lesson is FREE.
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