Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club

NOTICE: The class on Saturday 3rd October 2015 will be held at Ashington Leisure Centre due to a cancellation by the YMCA.

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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

Gateshead Youth Championships 2015

Congratulations to all members of Ashington Karate Club who competed at the inaugural Gateshead Karate Championships. With only seven competitors attending the championships, the club finished with a...

Niamh selected for World Championships!

Congratulations to Niamh Duddridge who has been selected to represent KUGB England in the WSKA World Championships in Poland in October!

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...

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Sunday, 18 October 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB Northern Region Kata Masterclass and All-Grades Course

Saturday, 24 October 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB Northern Region Championships 2015

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan

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  • 19 August 2015 : Gateshead Youth Championships 2015
  • 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

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

WSKA Championships, Poland

Saturday 3rd October 2015

KUGB Central Region Kata Squad Training

Saturday 10th October 2015

KUGB Southern Region Masterclass

Saturday 17th October 2015

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