Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club


IMPORTANT: The class on Saturday 21st March will be held at Ashington Leisure Centre due to a cancellation by the YMCA.
The class on Thursday 2nd April is cancelled due to a cancellation by Mowbray and Sensei Jill being away at Paignton.
The class on Saturday 4th April will be held at Ashington Leisure Centre due to the YMCA being closed for Easter. Easter Eggs will be given out on this date.

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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 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...

KUGB Northern Region Kumite Development Squad Selections

Congratulations to Dylan Gibson, Niamh Duddridge and Gemma Gibson who were selected for the KUGB Northern Region Kumite Development Squad with Sensei Jimmy Brennan and Sensei John James Bruce. ~...

Dan Grading - Cowdenbeath 2015

Many congratulations to Tyler Campbell, who passed Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) today at Cowdenbeath in Scotland under the watchful eye of Sensei Sherry, the chief Instructor of the KUGB. Tyler has...

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Sunday, 12 April 2015 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei John James Bruce and Sensei Holly Sterling

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan

Saturday, 2 May 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB National Championships 2015

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  • 15 March 2015 : KUGB Northern Region Kumite Development Squad
  • 15 March 2015 : KUGB Northern Region Kumite Development Squad
  • 18 January 2015 : DEBRA Charity Course with Sensei John James Bruce and Sensei Holly Sterling.
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : ESKA European Championships 2014 - Zurich

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

English Kata Squad Training

Sunday 29th March 2015


Scottish Squad Training

Sunday 29th March 2015


2015 Spring Karate Course

Monday 30th March 2015


English Junior Kumite Squad Training

Saturday 11th April 2015


English Senior Kumite Squad Training

Sunday 12th April 2015


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