Kamaete Schools of Traditional Shotokan Karate

Celebrating 15 years of Karate excellence

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Once booked in please arrive 10 mins before the start time. Loose clothing is ideal (jogging bottoms & T-shirt) and bring a drink. You will be greeted by the club instructor who will run through a pre training questionnaire with you as well as answer any questions you have. Your lesson starts with a warm up and stretch. Then you will try out some basic Karate techniques (punches, blocks and stances) and then finish with some strengthening exercises and a cool down. We look forward to welcoming you to your KSTSK club!



Bassingbourn | Bricket Wood | Broxbourne | Buntingford | Cheshunt | Hatfield | Henlow | Hertford | Hoddesdon | Melbourn | Royston | Stevenage | Ware | Watton | Watton-at-Stone | Welwyn Garden City | Welwyn | WGC

Kids Karate ages 4-6 yrs

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Some benefits of KSTSK Karate training

Increased self-control, confidence, concentration and focus. Excellent exercise for strength, fitness and flexibility. Avoidance of conflict through awareness. Our social events foster great friendships. A progressive, participative pastime the whole family can enjoy together. A good foundation for self-protection principles. Both team and individual based training. Karate training can help in the other sporting activities e.g. football, rugby, tennis, athletics, dance & gymnastics... All ages of both sexes can mix and train. A great release from everyday stresses and strains.

Grading Syllabus Movie clips

Professionally produced demonstration movie clips of the techniques (basics, sparring & forms) required for all KSTSK grades from beginner to black belt. IMPORTANT! Please scroll down to the section after the videos for instructions on how to view purchased video clips. PayPal account required for purchase.

How to view purchased Movie clips

Step 1. Once you have purchased your movie clip click on the login icon located at the top of the website.

Step 3. A personal unique code will be emailed to you within a few minutes. Enter the code
and press "login".

Step 5. Navigate to the movie clip you purchased and play directly via your website session.

Step 2. Enter the email address you used to purchase your movie clip and press "request login code".

Step 4. Once logged in, your email initial appears in place of the login icon at top of the website.

Last few copies of the KSTSK grading syllabus on DVD still available!

Professionally produced on 4 discs covering all grades from beginner to black belt

Sensei Rakesh Patel and Sensei Peter Khera demonstrate all the KIHON (basics), KUMITE (sparring) and KATA (forms) required for all grades to black belt. The easy to navigate menu allows optimal viewing from multiple camera angles - with bonus footage! Only £29.99

News & Events

June Regional Grading Examinations

Saturday 26th June 2021 at two separate regional venues: Welwyn Garden City and Ware.

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Summer Dan grade examinations

Sunday 12th September 2021 at Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School, Woods Avenue, Hatfield. AL10 8NL. From 3.30pm.

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September Regional Grading Examinations

Saturday 25th September 2021 at two separate regional venues: Welwyn Garden City and Ware.

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Autumn Open Course

Sunday 7th November at Hertfordshire Sports Village, De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield. AL10 9EU. From 10am to 1pm.

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End of Year Celebration 2021

Saturday 13th November at Needham House Hotel, Blakemore End Rd, Little Wymondley, Hitchin. SG4 7JJ. Time TBC.

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December Grading Examinations - TBC

Saturday 11th December 2021 at Herts Sports Village, Hatfield. From 1pm to 5pm.

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Blue Belt

KSTSK Blue Belt (10th Kyu) syllabus

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Red Belt

KSTSK Red Belt (9th Kyu) syllabus

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Orange Belt

KSTSK Orange Belt (8th Kyu) syllabus

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Yellow Belt

KSTSK Yellow Belt (7th Kyu) syllabus

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Green Belt

KSTSK Green Belt (6th Kyu) syllabus

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Purple Belt

KSTSK Purple Belt (5th Kyu) syllabus

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Purple & White Belt

KSTSK Purple & White Belt (4th Kyu) syllabus

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Brown Belt

KSTSK Brown Belt (3rd Kyu) syllabus

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Brown & White Belt

KSTSK Brown & White Belt (2nd Kyu) syllabus

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Brown & Red Belt

KSTSK Brown & Red Belt (1st Kyu) syllabus

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All grades from Blue belt to Brown & Red belt

All grades from Blue belt to Brown & Red belt

KSTSK all kyu grades (blue belt to brown red belt) syllabus

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1st, 2nd and 3rd Dan black belt

1st, 2nd and 3rd Dan black belt

KSTSK 1st, 2nd & 3rd Dan black belt syllabus

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The Kamaete Schools of Traditional Shotokan Karate (KSTSK) is headed by chief instructors Rakesh Patel 7th Dan and Peter Khera 6th Dan.

Rakesh and Peter started their Karate journey as young children in the mid 1980's. They trained at their local club in Letchworth and regularly visited other clubs in the association. They graded to black belt in their teens. Peter established his first club in Hertford (1994) and Rakesh in Hatfield (1996).

Through their hard work, passion and diligence, together Rakesh and Peter founded KSTSK in 2005. KSTSK has grown organically and now comprises a great team of fully qualified instructors and black belts across fifteen clubs providing the highest standard of Karate tuition for all students; children, teens and adults alike.

KSTSK - a tradition in Karate excellence.



  • Kamaete Schools of Traditional Shotokan Karate
  • Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Video footage exclusively for the KSTSK website!

A collection of video clips compiled from footage professionally filmed during the original syllabus shoot.