Welcome to Ashington NKA Shotokan Karate Club


The Ashington Shotokan Karate Club venue 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 club trains on Saturday mornings at Ashington Leisure Centre and Thursday evenings at Josephine Butler Campus, Northumberland Church of England Academy.

The senior club Instructor is Sensei Ian Willis (6th Dan) who is the full time Professional Instructor at the Ashington NKA (Northumberland Karate Academy) main dojo. The club was established in 1974.

This website was designed to keep all club members up to date with all the latest information.

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Ashington Karate Club

Ashington Karate Club at the NEW Ashington Leisure Centre in 2016.

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Latest Club News

Grading with Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan - March 2016

Congratulations to everyone who graded with Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan. The full list of results can be found below: ~ Name ~ Grade ~ Belt ~ Luke Brown ~ 9th Kyu ~ Orange ~ Lewis Hunter ~ Daniel...

Ashington Leisure Partnership John Talbot Funding 2016

Ashington Karate Club would like to give a big thank you to Colin Redpath and the Ashington Leisure Partnership for awarding our three England Squad members Dylan Gibson, Niamh Duddridge and Gemma...

KUGB Grand Slam - February 2016

Congratulations to our England Squad members Dylan Gibson, Niamh Duddridge and Gemma Gibson, as well as Freddy Robinson and Theo Fisher from Ponteland NKA, who represented KUGB England at the first...

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Saturday, 28 May 2016 - click here for full details

KUGB Liverpool Youth Championships 2016

Sunday, 5 June 2016 - click here for full details

Sunderland Karate Championships 2016

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - click here for full details

Training with Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan

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  • 11 April 2016 : Sensei Trish Bruce, 5th Dan
  • 21 March 2016 : Grading with Sensei Andy Sherry - March 2016
  • 21 March 2016 : Grading with Sensei Andy Sherry - March 2016
  • 15 March 2016 : KUGB Northern Region Course 2016
  • 15 March 2016 : Training with Sensei Frank Brennan - February 2016
  • 15 March 2016 : John Talbot Funding 2016
  • 15 March 2016 : KUGB England Kata Squad Selection 2016

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

Tuesday18:00 - 19:00

 19:00 - 20:30

Thursday18:00 - 19:00

 19:00 - 20:30

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 Championships

Saturday 11th June 2016


KUGB Welsh Region Championships

Saturday 18th June 2016


Scottish Squad Training

Saturday 18th June 2016


For all KUGB events click here.

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