Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club


IMPORTANT NOTICE: On Easter Saturday (19th April), we will be training at Ashington Leisure Centre, due to the YMCA being closed.

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The Ashington Shotokan Karate Club venue at the YMCA in Ashington was established in 1988 by Sensei Jill Kelly 6th Dan. The Club Instructors are Sensei Jill F Kelly (6th Dan), Sensei Trish Bruce (5th Dan) and Sensei Keith Burns (5th Dan).

The senior club Instructor is Sensei Ian Willis (6th Dan) who is the full time Professional Instructor at the Ashington Shotokan Karate Club main dojo. The club was established in 1974. This club is located at Mowbray First School and trains on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and YMCA in Ashington on a Saturday morning. Please see Training times for further details.

This website was designed to keep all club members up to date with all the latest information.


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Latest Club News

DEBRA Charity Course

Many thanks to Newcastle Sendai Karate Club Instructor Sensei Ernie Payne for hosting the first fundraising night for the KUGB NOMINATED charity for 2014, DEBRA. Also thanks to all those who...

KUGB England Kata Squad Selections

"CONGRATULATIONS to Niamh Duddridge and Maya Burns on being selected onto the KUGB England Kata Squad. Dylan Gibson was also reselected onto the Kata Squad. Our club has had a great start to...

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Saturday, 3 May 2014 - click here for full details

KUGB National Championships 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan

Sunday, 13 July 2014 - click here for full details

Training and Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan

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  • 10 April 2014 : KUGB England Kata Squad 2014
  • 10 April 2014 : KUGB England Junior Kumite Squad 2014
  • 15 November 2013 : 25th Seahouses Karate Championships 2013
  • 15 November 2013 : 25th Seahouses Karate Championships 2013
  • 15 November 2013 : 25th Seahouses Karate Championships 2013
  • 15 November 2013 : 25th Seahouses Karate Championships 2013

Join Our Karate Club

Why not try one of our Shotokan Karate classes. There are many benefits from practising Shotokan Karate and we hold classes for students from as young as 5 years of age. Some of the benefits include:

  • Self Development
  • Self Fitness
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Discipline
  • Self Defence

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Club Training Times

Monday18:30 - 20:00

Wednesday18:00 - 19:30

 19:30 - 21:00

Thursday18:00 - 19:15

 19:30 - 21:00

Friday18:00 - 19:30

Saturday10:00 - 11:30

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Club Contact Details

Sensei Jill: 07930 324 556

Sensei Ian: 07710 790 643

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Upcoming KUGB Events

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