You must be over five years old, but there is no upper age limit.
Saturday morning class 10:00am-11:30am at the NEW Ashington Leisure Centre (all grades).
Thursday evening class 6:00pm-7:00pm (junior grades) and 7:00pm-8:30pm (senior grades) at Josephine Butler Campus, Northumberland Church of England Academy.
Other classes are listed in our 'Clubs' page.
Both the Saturday and the Thursday classes are £6.00 each. The cost for our other classes is listed on our 'Clubs' page.
You need a karate licence (approximately £20.00 per year) and to apply for club membership after three sessions (£15.00 per year for under 16s, £20.00 per year for over 16s).
Yes, please bring a drink with you - preferably water but juice is okay too.
Tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt, bare feet. No jewellery or watches. Jewellery that cannot be removed must be taped over.
No, we encourage participation but it is not compulsory. You have to want to do it.
We normally have a grading session three times per year. They are usually held at Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington. A senior KUGB instructor will assess you on your ability to perform the necessary requirements for the belt you are going for. You must train regularly to enable yourself to progress and be able to demonstrate in a mock grading at our club that you are suitably ready to attempt the grading before you will be given permission to grade. Permission to grade does not guarantee that you will pass on the day, but is an indication that your instructor feels that you have achieved the required elements in class and are ready to attempt the grading.