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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Latest Club News

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...

KUGB Northern Region Championships 2014

Eleven members from Ashington Karate Club travelled to Sunderland to compete in the KUGB Northern Region Championships. Congratulations to all those who competed. Several of our members made the...

Niamh and Gemma selected for European Championships!

Ashington Karate Club - part of Northumberland Karate Academy - is delighted to announce that Gemma Gibson and Niamh Duddridge have been selected to represent the KUGB internationally at the European...

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Sunday, 14 December 2014 - click here for full details

Ashington NKA Training and Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan

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  • 27 October 2014 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 2014
  • 27 October 2014 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 2014
  • 27 October 2014 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 2014
  • 27 October 2014 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 2014
  • 27 October 2014 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 2014
  • 27 October 2014 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 2014
  • 27 October 2014 : KUGB Northern Region Championships 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

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

ESKA Championships, Switzerland

Friday 28th November 2014


English Junior Kumite Squad Selection

Saturday 24th January 2015


English Senior Kumite Squad Selection

Sunday 25th January 2015



For all KUGB events click here.

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