Blairgowrie Karate Club

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Karate Martial Arts in Blairgowrie. Students from all over Tayside, Perth, Perthshire, Dundee, Angus, Coupar Angus & East Scotland.

Practical Karate with the focus on Self Defence, Self Protection. Discover Self Motivation, Self Discipline, Self Confidence, Fitness, Health & Welbeing.

Instructor - We love having serious fun!

Our view of the instructor is that we should take our karate seriously but never take ourselves seriously. We aim to make karate fun to learn. An instructor should be enthusiastic, informative, no ego, able to demonstrate all techniques exactly and do anything that the students are asked to do.


Instructor Alexander (Ally) Whytock is a 5th Dan black belt and has trained in Shotokan since 1983.  Ally has gained success in competition at the national level. Ally was born and brought up in Coupar Angus.


Instructor and Child Welfare Officer, Karen Whytock is a 3rd Dan black belt and has trained in Shotokan since 2007. Karen was born and brought up in Blairgowrie. Sensei Iain Abernethy describes Karen's karate as being of a "high standard".


Coaching Children


Karen & Ally have both attended the following courses:


  • Sports Coach UK - Safeguarding and Protecting Children.

  • Children 1st -  In Safe Hands Training


The club has Public Indemnity Insurance & Enhanced Disclosure Scotland. These certificates are available for viewing on request.