Lea Valley Karate Academy is an ‘English Karate Federation’ affiliated karate club located in central Hertfordshire and Essex. The Academy has been running since 2005 under the expert instruction of Senior England International Sensei Daniel Hollister,3rd Dan Black Belt.

The Academy welcomes new members at any time, whether you are a complete novice or have some experience in this martial art, our students range from the age of 4 up to 50 and beyond! See our Lesson Information for all classes and locations. At Lea Valley Karate Academy we specialise in teaching traditional karate to the highest standards. Academy students learn all aspects of Wado Ryu Karate, from self defence to top level sport, in a safe and friendly environment. Contact us now, to sign up for a free trial lesson and join our karate family.

Remember to check the website regularly for news and updates, diary and event dates and photo galleries from all our club events.

Self defence – Confidence – Fitness – Discipline – Teamwork

Latest News


March 3, 2015

Over the next few weeks some changes will be made and some new classes added for higher grades. All changes should be finalised and ready for April 2015 but some are starting from next week. This is to continue the progression of the students and maintain the high standard we pride ourselves on at LVKA. […]

New LVKA Syllabus 2015

NEW LVKA SYLLABUS AVAILABLE NOW. The 2015 Edition of the complete syllabus is available to purchase for £15 To all current students for the rest of 2015 the books will cost £10 the same price of your old book or you can trade in your old book if you still have it and get the […]