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

Change of Grading Venues for NKA Ashington

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ~ From this year, all NKA Ashington gradings will now take place at the Northumberland Church of England Academy, Ashington rather than Willowburn Sports Centre, Alnwick. Times...

DEBRA Charity Course with Sensei John James Bruce and Sensei Holly Sterling

We give a massive thank you to everyone who traveled to Ashington today even in the bad weather conditions to support our DEBRA charity course with Sensei John James Bruce and Sensei Holly Sterling....

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ashington Karate Club

2014 a very successful year for Ashington Karate Club, starting January with five of our members gaining a place on the National England Squad. Imogen Venters-Wood and James Metcalf both passed their...

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan

Sunday, 8 February 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB Northern Region Course and AGM

Sunday, 15 March 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB Northern Region Development Squad Selections

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  • 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 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading - Sunderland 2014
  • 3 December 2014 : Dan Grading

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

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