About Us 

Established in 1994, Yushikai Karate Academy has over 25 years’ experience training students of all ages and abilities. Growing organically from a small independent club, we are now one of the largest and most successful traditional karate academies in the UK. Our full-time, purpose-built facility in Radford Crescent, Billericay, has been our base since 2008. We offer over 20 classes a week to over 250 child and adult members across Essex. Affiliated with one of the most respected karate organisations in the world – the Japan Karate Association (JKA) - we pride ourselves on offering an authentic, nurturing and exciting experience for all our students. 

Our Instructor Sensei Dave Paulus 

As well as improving and maintaining your physical health, karate has a profoundly positive impact on your mental wellbeing. It’s a fantastic tool for developing and maintaining strength, self-discipline, self-control and patience” – Dave Paulus 
Dave Paulus is a certified karate instructor with over thirty years of dedicated training and teaching experience. Highly skilled and passionate about karate, Dave holds a 5th Dan Black Belt with the Japan Karate Association, as well as JKA International Qualifications;  
Instructor (B) 
Judge (B) 
Examiner (C) 
After winning a gold medal at the 2011 JKA England National Championship, Dave achieved a career goal in 2012 after being selected for the JKA England Squad. He 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. 
Sensei Dave was appointed 'Assistant Coach' to the JKA England National Team in September 2020. 

Our Dojo 

We have cultivated a calm, safe and professional environment for all our students. Our 3,500 sq. ft. purpose-built facility is fully matted and equipped for serious training and student development. 
We have ample kicking shields and targets, jump ropes, resistance bands and plenty of focus mitts and tools for students of all ages. 
Our separate male and female changing rooms are equipped with bathrooms and showers, which are maintained to the highest standards at all times by our professional staff. 
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