About SAMA Southwest

SAMA Southwest is part of the very large Sama Karate Organisation, established since 1978, the largest professional children’s karate group in the UK with over 10,000 current members training weekly.

We teach in over 90 venues weekly giving choice and flexibility to our students. We offer children only classes as well as family classes – an opportunity for families to be able to train together and enjoy the benefits Sama Karate has to offer.

All our Instructors are fully trained Sama Black Belts.
After achieving their Black Belts they then serve a 2 year teaching apprenticeship with qualified Instructors before teaching their own classes! They are all extremely committed and dedicated individuals. All Instructors hold SJA First Aid certificates, are DBS Police Checked and hold Enhanced Disclosures, follow a F.E.K.O. endorsed Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy, follow the Sama Southwest Instructor Code of Conduct, Health & Safety Policy and are GDPR compliant.

Sama Southwest Instructors are fully insured with £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance, £10,000,000 Instructor Indemnity Insurance and F.E.K.O. Member insurance.

Sama Southwest is guided by two of Britain’s top professional Martial Arts teachers – Hanshi A Gibson (Black Belt 9th Dan) and Shihan D Jacobs (Black Belt 7th Dan).

Sama Karate Organisation has the largest contingent of full-time, fully qualified professional instructors than any other martial arts group. Over 10,000 current students is accolade enough.

We take child safeguarding very seriously and our Instructors work to very high standards governed by our Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy that has been officially endorsed by the Director of the N.S.P.C.C. via F.E.K.O. International. We have our own Safeguarding Officers within Sama Southwest.

We are frequent visitors to local primary schools where we give assemblies to promote healthy living and give anti-bullying talks.