Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club


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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

KUGB National Championships 2015

Our three England Squad members Dylan Gibson, Niamh Duddridge and Gemma Gibson travelled down to Birmingham over the weekend to compete in the KUGB National Championships. ~ Dylan fought in the 18-20...

KUGB Torbay Sping Camp 2015

Between Monday 30th March and Friday 3rd April, Sensei Jill Kelly, Dylan Gibson and Gemma Gibson trained with five of the top KUGB instructors at Torbay, Devon at the KUGB Spring Camp 2015, which is...

Grading with Sensei Andy Sherry

Well done to everyone who Graded with Sensei Sherry on Sunday and will now be proudly wearing their new belts. A reminder that this Saturday's class will be for learning the new katas, and we are...

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Saturday, 30 May 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB Liverpool Youth Championships 2015

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan

Saturday, 4 July 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB National Youth Championships 2015

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  • 4 May 2015 : KUGB National Championships 2015
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  • 4 May 2015 : KUGB National Championships 2015
  • 4 May 2015 : KUGB National Championships 2015
  • 4 May 2015 : KUGB National Championships 2015
  • 4 May 2015 : KUGB National Championships 2015
  • 4 May 2015 : KUGB National 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 - 19:15

 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 Southern Region Championships

Saturday 13th June 2015


KUGB Scottish Region Championships

Saturday 13th June 2015


KUGB Welsh Region Championships

Saturday 20th June 2015


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