As progressive traditionalists, we like to invite guest instructors who share our vision of how great martial arts training is to come and teach us.  These seminars, and nearly all of the events that our Chief Instructor John Burke teaches, are usually open to all martial artists, regardless of experience or affiliation.  Here are a few of the events that we have lined up:- 

Friday January 2nd - Normal Timetable resumes.  Kyoshi seminar May 2015
Saturday 3rd January - no Paignton class due to hall not re-opening yet.
Saturday 24th January - Heian Seminar in Newton Abbot.
Sunday 1st February - kyu grading
Sunday 15th February - Women's Self Defence 1-4pm Newton Abbot.  
Saturday 14th March - Tekki bunkai workshop 1-4pm Newton Abbot.
Sunday 15th March - kyu grading.
Saturday 18th April - Bassai Bunkai Workshop 1-4pm Newton Abbot.  Effective applications for the kata by John Burke renshi.  Only £10 per person.  Please call 01626 360999 to book your place or email
Friday 15th May & Saturday 16th May -  Kyoshi Anthony Blades seminar and Dan Grading
Saturday 23rd May - Kick-a-Thon - Two Thousand and Fifteen Front Kicks each, in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance.
Saturday 30th May - Introduction to Pressure Points course 1-4pm Newton Abbot.  Only £10 per person.  Please call 01626 360999 to book your place or email
Saturday 11th July - Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei.  1-4pm Newton Abbot.
Saturday 18th July - Wando seminar with Martyn Harris renshi 1-4pm.  Learn this fluid kata with our special guest.
Monday 17th - Friday 21st August - Summer School 10am-3pm daily.
Saturday 19th September - Kanku Dai bunkai seminar with John Burke renshi 1-4pm Newton Abbot.  Only £10 per person.  Please call 01626 360999 to book your place.  Open to all grades.  Even those below Black Belt may benefit as the Heian kata are based on Kanku Dai.
Saturday 10th October - B.A.M.A. Seminar South.  Anthony Blades kyoshi with Neil Ellison renshi, John Burke renshi, and Martyn Harris renshi teaching practical martial arts.  
Saturday 24th October - Bully Buster.  3.30-5pm No martial arts experience necessary.  Come along and learn the essentials of how to deal with bullying.  5-16 year olds.  £5 per person.
Sunday 8th November - Ladies Self-Defence with Clare Potter sensei.  1-4pm, Newton Abbot, £10 per person.  Please email to book your place.
Sunday 13th December - kyu grading in Newton Abbot 10am onwards.  Newton Abbot.
Sunday 20th December - The Special Lesson.  Newton Abbot.
Wednesday 23rd December - Last lesson before Christmas.
Saturday 2nd January - Timetable returns to normal.


In the past we have had visits from Alan Ruddock sensei (who trained in Aikido with Ueshiba), and Terry Wingrove sensei, Anthony Blades kyoshi and BAMA Russell Stutely renshi, and Stuart Howe renshi & Neil Ellison renshi.  We have conducted Kata Comparison Seminars with John Burke renshi,  Martyn Harris renshi, and Damien Birch sensei.  Hanshi Tino Ceberano (Goju 9th Dan) has been to see us and teach and we have had the great pleasure of training with Patrick McCarthy 9th dan hanshi.  Terry O'Neill (KUGB 7th Dan) sensei also came to teach at our dojo.  There have been a Kick-a-Thons in aid of Cancer Research, CLiC,  Cystic Fibrosis, Marie Curie, The Ricky Grant unit of Torbay Hospital, and fun evenings for Children in Need and Red Nose Day.  We also often hold Women's Self Defence Courses with Clare Potter sensei.  A Sport Relief demo at Newton Abbot Sainsburys, and the road trip to TMAS, as well as our usual training and gradings.

Please enquire by ringing 01626 360999 or emailing here  if you would like more information on any of these events in particular.

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