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Welcome to the
Scottish Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association

The Scottish Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association was co-founded by Sensei John Lambert and Sensei Jim Flannigan to promote, support and encourage the teaching of the traditional Okinawan martial art of Goju-Ryu Karate.

The site provides information for individuals interested in starting Karate for the first time, those thinking about returning to Karate and everyone with an interest in Karate or Goju-Ryu in particular.

The site is also a central resource for the members of the SGKA, providing News, Events, Documentation and access to this invaluable assistance on their path to success with the SGKA.

The SGKA is a non-profit making organisation focusing on helping all to achieve the highest possible standard in Karate.

respect japanese kanji


This governs your actions towards others, fundamental politeness, and respect shown in social behaviour. An attitude of consideration or high regard.

honesty japanese kanji


Be true by the actions you show, and by the words you speak. Follow the laws of the universe and you will become an honest person.

courage japanese kanji


Make sure that what we do is right and that we dare to do the right thing and not just what people think we should do.

rectitude japanese kanji


Doing not what is easy, or right for one’s self, but what is just. The power of deciding upon a certain course of conduct following reason.


Kambukai - from the Japanese “Kan” meaning main and “Kai” meaning association, is the SGKA management committee and board members. The Kambukai were handpicked by Sensei Morio Higaonna (IOGKF 10th Dan & Supreme Grand Master) following the passing of Sensei John Lambert in 2010 and collectively have over 130 years of experience in Goju-Ryu Karate. They have dedicated most of their adult lives to the art, training with top instructors from all over the world. Their aim is to keep traditional Okinawan Karate alive across Scotland for all our students.

Sensei Gary Adams


6th Dan IOGKF

Sensei Stevie Bigar


5th Dan IOGKF

Sensei Callum Dick


6th Dan IOGKF

Sensei Kenny Morrison


6th Dan IOGKF


We currently have Dojo’s located throughout Kinross, Fife, Edinburgh and Dundee. Each Dojo is primarily run by one of our Sensei’s so please get in touch if you have any specific questions.