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

KUGB Grand Slam February 2015

Congratulations to our three England Squad members; Dylan Gibson, Niamh Duddridge and Gemma Gibson, who competed in the first KUGB Grand Slam of 2015. All three performed to the best of their...

KUGB England Kata Squad

Congratulations to Gemma Gibson, who was selected onto the KUGB England Kata Squad for the first time this year, and to Niamh Duddridge, who was reselected for her second year, and Dylan Gibson, who...

KUGB England Junior Kumite Squad Selections

Congratulations to Niamh Duddridge and Gemma Gibson who were both reselected onto the KUGB England Junior Kumite Squad for their second year. ~ Both of the girls represented England at...

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Sunday, 15 March 2015 - click here for full details

KUGB Northern Region Development Squad Selections

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan

Sunday, 22 March 2015 - click here for full details

Training and Grading with Sensei Andy Sherry

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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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