Welcome to Ashington YMCA Shotokan Karate Club


Look out for an announcement in the next few weeks about our Thursday class being transferred to the Guidepost Middle School hall next door to Mowbray. It is a bigger hall, different floor but with the usual facilities of toilets etc. As soon as I have a firm date for the move to the Middle School I will put it on the website. Look out for the entrance as you come to your Thursday class.

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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. This club is located at Mowbray First School and trains on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and YMCA in Ashington on a Saturday morning. Please see Training times for further details.

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 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...

KUGB Shotokan Cup 2014

Congratulations to our four members who travelled to Chesterfield for the KUGB Shotokan Cup. The competition was very busy, with 50% more children competitors and 15% more adult competitors than last...

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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

KUGB Southern Region All-Grades Kata Course

Saturday 8th November 2014


Students Championships

Saturday 15th November 2014


KUGB Central Region Kata Squad Training

Sunday 23rd November 2014


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