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), 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

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...

KUGB Lancaster Summer School 2014

This year, eleven students and two instructors from Ashington YMCA Karate Club travelled down to Lancaster University and successfully completed a week's training at the 36th annual KUGB Summer...

KUGB National Youth Championships 2014

We are delighted to have another Girls kumite championship won for our club at the Youth Championships this weekend in Chesterfield! Well done to Niamh Duddridge for winning this Category...and also...

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  • 11 August 2014 : Ashington YMCA Family Fun Day Demonstration and Display 2014
  • 11 August 2014 : Ashington YMCA Family Fun Day Demonstration and Display 2014
  • 11 August 2014 : Ashington YMCA Family Fun Day Demonstration and Display 2014
  • 11 August 2014 : Ashington YMCA Family Fun Day Demonstration and Display 2014
  • 11 August 2014 : Ashington YMCA Family Fun Day Demonstration and Display 2014
  • 11 August 2014 : KUGB National Youth Championships 2014
  • 11 August 2014 : KUGB National Youth Championships 2014
  • 11 August 2014 : KUGB Lancaster Summer Camp 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

Friday18:00 - 19:30

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

KUGB Grand Slam Competition

Saturday 30th August 2014


KUGB Shotokan Cup

Saturday 13th September 2014


Free KUGB Black & Brown Belt Course - Barnsley

Saturday 20th September 2014


KUGB Central Region Kata Squad Training

Sunday 21st September 2014


English Kata Squad Training

Sunday 21st September 2014


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