Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club


IMPORTANT: As of Thursday 20th November, we will be training in the former Guidepost Middle School building. The electronic gates will be open, but will close ten minutes after the class starts, so make sure you arrive promptly on time.

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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) and Sensei Trish Bruce (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. The club trains on a Monday evening at Ashington Leisure Centre, Wednesday and Thursday evening as Mowbray First School and Saturday morning at Ashington YMCA.

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

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Ashington Karate Club

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Latest Club News

Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan

Congratulations to everyone who graded with Sensei Frank Brennan on 14th December 2014. ~ Results Name ~ Grade ~ Belt ~ Hannah Baird ~ 9th Kyu ~ Orange ~ Thomas Fitzpatrick ~ Nicholas Chisholm ~ 8th...

ESKA European Championships 2014 - Zurich, Switzerland

Both our club members Gemma Gibson and Niamh Duddridge have now returned safely to Ashington from Zurich and both say they have had a wonderful time and a truly great experience. Niamh won her first...

KUGB Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014

Congratulations to James Metcalf for passing his 1st Dan black belt and to Niamh Duddridge and Gemma Gibson for passing their 2nd Dan at the KUGB Black and Brown Belt Course in Sunderland today with...

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Sunday, 18 January 2015 - click here for full details

All-Grades Course with Sensei John James Bruce and Sensei Holly Sterling

Sunday, 8 February 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB Northern Region Course and AGM

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  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : ESKA European Championships 2014 - Zurich

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

English Junior Kumite Squad Selection

Saturday 24th January 2015


English Senior Kumite Squad Selection

Sunday 25th January 2015


English Kata Squad Selection

Saturday 31st January 2015



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