Wirral Karate Association est. 1978

Founder & Chief Instructor Master Brian McKinney

Wirral Karate Association was founded in Birkenhead on the Wirral across the River Mersey from Liverpool, Merseyside and near the City of Chester in the County of Cheshire, England, Great Britain

Teaching Martial Arts on Wirral since 1978.

We have a proven and well documented history and an excellent reputation having taught thousands of students over a 35 year period.


From the early 1970’s Master Brian McKinney had been teaching classes in several disciplines including Karate, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Tai Chi etc. In 1978 these various classes were amalgamated by forming -

Wirral Martial Arts Association

Incorporating-

Wirral Self Defence Association est. 1978

Wirral Karate Association est.1978 *******

Wirral Kung Fu Association est. 1978

Wirral Kickboxing Association est.1978

Wirral Tai Chi Association est. 1978


Later in 1978 as more disciplines were added the idea of Seven Stars Martial Arts Association was formulated.

Wirral Karate Association is now part of Seven Stars Martial Arts Association. It is now based at Seven Stars Physical Arts Academy in Eastham on the Wirral Peninsular, Merseyside.


The club concentrates on Practical Combat Karate and has amongst its advisors McKinney Sensei’s great friend and training partner of over 40 years, the legendary Terry O’Neill 8th dan.

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