Willow Tree Karate was an LGBT safe space karate club in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but with our Sensei, Charlotte Dean, moving to London to start a new chapter of her life with her partner, Willow Tree has had to close. We hope that in time a new branch of Willow Tree Karate will be up and running in London, and in the longer term, perhaps we’ll even be back in Newcastle.

Members of Willow Tree Karate continue to train at Newcastle Sendai, and are available to help LGBT people who are interested in karate become integrated into the Sendai family.