Welcome to Ashington NKA Shotokan Karate Club

NOTICE: The NEW Ashington Leisure Centre has been delayed until January 2016.
From Saturday 21st November, the Saturday class will be moved to the OLD Ashington Leisure Centre until 9th January 2016 when the NEW Leisure Centre is opened.

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The Ashington Shotokan Karate Club venue was established in 1988 by Sensei Jill Kelly 6th Dan. The Club Instructors are Sensei Jill F Kelly (6th Dan) and Sensei Trish Bruce (5th Dan). The club trains on Saturday mornings at Ashington YMCA and Thursday evenings at Josephine Butler Campus, Northumberland Church of England Academy.

The senior club Instructor is Sensei Ian Willis (6th Dan) who is the full time Professional Instructor at the Ashington NKA (Northumberland Karate Academy) main dojo. The club was established in 1974.

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

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Latest Club News

New Ashington Leisure Centre Delayed Until January 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NEW LEISURE CENTRE NOW OPENING JANUARY 2016 Due to technical problems, we have just been told that the NEW Ashington Leisure Centre will not be opening until January 2016. Our first...

KUGB Northern Region Championships 2015

Congratulations to all members of Ashington Karate Club who competed at the KUGB Northern Region Championships in Sunderland today. Evie Ackroyd was first in Children's Novice-4th Kyu Kata after...

NEW Ashington Leisure Centre

UPDATE: THE OPENING OF THE LEISURE CENTRE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO JANUARY 2016. FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE . Sensei Jill Kelly would like to let everyone know that after many years at the YMCA, the...

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Friday, 27 November 2015 - click here for full details

ESKA European Karate Championships 2015

Saturday, 12 December 2015 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan - TIMES TBA

Sunday, 13 December 2015 - click here for full details

Training and Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan

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  • 25 October 2015 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 2015
  • 19 August 2015 : Gateshead Youth Championships 2015
  • 13 July 2015 : KUGB National Youth Championships 2015
  • 13 July 2015 : Kyu Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan
  • 13 July 2015 : Sunderland Karate Championships 2015
  • 13 July 2015 : Sunderland Karate Championships 2015
  • 5 June 2015 : EKC Championships 2015

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 - 19:00

 19:00 - 20:30

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

ESKA Championships

Saturday 28th November 2015

Free KUGB Black & Brown Belt Course - Egham

Saturday 5th December 2015

For all KUGB events click here.

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