Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The classes on Saturday 13th and 27th September will be at Ashington Leisure Centre due to short notice cancellation by the YMCA. All other classes remain at YMCA as normal.

All training fees have now been increased to £6.00

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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

KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014

Congratulations to our four members who travelled to Chesterfield for the KUGB Shotokan Cup. The competition was very busy, with 50% more children competitors and 15% more adult competitors than last...

Sponsor Eeva Haaramo for DEBRA

Congratulations Eeva Haaramo, Sensei Jill's son's partner, who successfully completed the Great North Run in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 29 seconds. She will also take part in the Loch Ness...

Ashington YMCA Family Fun Day Demonstration and Display

On Saturday 9th August, we were invited to give a demonstration for a family fun day at Ashington YMCA and to run a display for the whole day. ~ Thank you to the following students who helped out on...

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Sunday, 19 October 2014 - click here for full details

KUGB Kata Masterclass and All Grades Course

Saturday, 25 October 2014 - click here for full details

KUGB Northern Region Championships

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan

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  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014
  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014
  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014
  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014
  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014
  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014
  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014
  • 17 September 2014 : KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014

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

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

KUGB Central Region Kata Squad Training

Sunday 21st September 2014


English Kata Squad Training

Sunday 21st September 2014


KUGB Southern Region Masterclass

Saturday 27th September 2014



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