About Us

Yushikai Karate Academy was established in 1994, starting in various halls around the area, before making Radford Crescent in Billericay our permanent training base in 2008.

We have grown from a small club to becoming one of the UKs largest traditional karate academies. Our full-time facility has 250 plus child and adult members and we currently offer over 20 classes per week for different age groups and abilities.

We are also involved with serving our local community and teach regularly at many of the areas primary and secondary schools. We constantly seek new and innovative ways to enthuse and excite our students with new techniques and equipment.


Dave Paulus is a certified Karate Instructor with over thirty years of training and teaching experience.

Dave holds a 5th Dan Black Belt with the Japan Karate Association as well as International Instructor (C), Judge (B) and Examiner (C) qualifications.

Dave began Karate when he was six years old and has achieved much since. Having won a gold medal at the 2011 JKA England National Championship, he was selected for the JKA England Squad in 2012 and went on to represent England at the JKA European Championships. Dave credits much of his success to the instructors that he has trained under, particularly Ohta Sensei – Chief Instructor to JKA England.

Our DOJO 道場

In the summer of 2008, Yushikai Karate Academy leased their own premises in Billericay and established a brand-new dojo there. Officially opened in August 2008, the new dojo is the training place of approx. 250 dedicated karate students from across the county.

Our 3,500 sq. ft. facility is fully matted and equipped for serious training. We have ample kicking shields and targets, jump ropes, resistance bands, plenty of focus mitts and more equipment and tools for great training.

Our separate Men and Women changing rooms with bathrooms and showers are maintained clean at all times by our professional staff.