Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club


REMINDER: Starting this week, the Thursday class will be held at Josephine Butler Campus, Northumberland Church of England Academy

This Saturday will be a new kata class for those who passed their gradings.

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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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Latest Club News

Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan - July 2015

Congratulations to everyone who graded with Sensei Frank Brennan. Full list of results below; ~ Name ~ Grade ~ Belt ~ Matthew Ransom ~ 9th Kyu ~ Orange ~ Jake Coultas ~ Nathaniel Cowell ~ Macenzie...

KUGB National Youth Championships 2015

Congratulations to our members who competed at the KUGB National Youth Championships. ~ Results Niamh Duddridge - 2nd, GIrls Kumite 5'3" and Over Niamh Duddridge - 2nd, Girls Black Belt...

Sunderland Karate Championships 2015

Congratulations to all our members who competed at the Sunderland Karate Championships. There was a very good turnout with junior and senior members of the club attending. ~ Results Niamh Duddridge -...

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  • 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
  • 5 June 2015 : Liverpool Youth Championships 2015
  • 4 May 2015 : KUGB National 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

English Senior Kumite Squad Training

Sunday 2nd August 2015


Scottish Squad Training

Sunday 9th August 2015


KUGB Grand Slam Competition

Saturday 29th August 2015


For all KUGB events click here.

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