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Kodomo means children in Japanese.

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Welcome to our kids section of Samurai dojo. Samurai dojo is one of Swedens oldest karate clubs, founded 1969 by Shingo Ohgami sensei.

Here you can find all the information you need to start your life as a karate-ka. (Karate practitioner.)

Keep scrolling down to see more information.

Buy our cool club apparel!
(cost price, you buy directly from  Spreadshirt)
Club shop can be found here

Traditional white Karate gi and belt
is found here Budo & Fitnessbutiken i Göteborg where we have 10% discount. We recomend "Budo Nord Empi" for beginners. It costs approx. 320kr.


Mattias Eklund 3-dan

Staffan Holm 1-dan

Yildirim Kurt 4-kyu


Facebook: @karateklubbsamuraidojo


We have started a private Facebook group where we can share photos, films and information in a safe way. The group is for all parents with Samurai dojo member kids .

Please join us here : KODOMOGRUPPEN (Let us know the name of your child when you apply)

Class times:

Play-karate group (fr 5 years)

Saturdays 10.00 - 11.15 Staffan Holm 2-dan

Fighting/kumite (fr 7 years) 

Saturdays 11.30 - 13.00 Yildirim Kurt 4-kyu

You can borrow gloves and legprotection.

Budo fitness Göteborg has a good selection if you want to buy your own.

Monday group (fr 7 years) 

Mondays 18.00 - 19.15 Mattias Eklund 3-dan


Registration form


Serious play

The world famous architects Ray and Charles Eames said: -Take your pleasures seriously. Thats exactly what childrens expertice as they try to make sense of the world through play. 

We work towards strengthening children's self-esteem, concentration, coordination and balance.

In our popular group for younger children we call the Play-karate group, we explore the body's ability under playful forms. Of course still with our key words, concentration, friendship and discipline.

For our continuing children, we have the Monday group that prepares the children to move on into the adult group.

The fighting/kumite group is preparing the children for the combat aspects of karate for competition. We teach that with the knowledge of fighting, comes great responsibility and we do not accept any misuse of the techniques outside the dojo. Depending of the severity, any such misuse is probable to result in expulsion from Samurai dojo.

Dojo etiqette

You probably heard all about the strict rules in karate and how angry and intimidating instructors are in a karate dojo.

Thats not true...exactly.

It is true that we are very strict with our code of conduct and mutual respect between members. We teach that everyone shall feel safe, involved in this club and participate in taking responsibility for the cleaning and the overall maintenance of this dojo. This means that ewe have a clean and welcoming environment for everybody. Please consider that our rules apply to everyone in the clubs premises. Even visitors. 

Samurai dojo is a non profit club without payed personel. 

So if you see something broken, dirty or something that needs replacing, then please help us fix it.

Are you skilled at something you think the club needs? Please contact us.

Rituals and meditation is important in karate.

We bow alot.  The purpose is not only to show respect towards each other and the dojo, its also a way to stop between segments and make sure your training buddy is paying attention to you before your next technique.

Before and after the training we bow to the front part of the dojo (Shomen) to show respect to all the people that paved the way for us who training today.

Mokuso is our short moment of stillness before and after the session as a way to gather focus. It is also a clear start and end of the training session.


Parents and children

We welcome parents who want to exercise together with the children. It's a nice way to explore karate with kids. The children's open mind and joy spreads to everyone and why not take the opportunity to get a sweaty class with increased mobility and agility as bonus.


Welcome to practice with us and our children.

Bring long training pants, t-shirt and a water bottle. We practice barefoot.


Looking forward to seeing you,

Mattias, Staffan and Yildirim

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