The Sakai Club began in the Buchanan Centre then moved to the Shanks Hall, then another move to the Arts Guild and then to Grand Hall in Kilmarnock in 1984. A move followed in 2009 to St Josephs Liesure Centre. And in 2016 David and Kris moved again to our present location and opened the full time facility in the Former Crookedholm Community Centre.
The Sakai Karate Club has also expanded over the years to be an association of clubs under the banner of Sport Karate Sakai. This association is a full member of the Scottish Karate Governing Body. The Honbu Dojo in Crookedholm (Kilmarnock), along with Richard Mallinson 5th Dan one of our Senior students and S.K.G.B Coach has opened his dojo in Dundee Sport Karate East and is part of Sport Karate Sakai.