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:- 


Saturday 18th January - 1-4pm Heian Kata Bunkai Workshop, Karate Academy, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot with John Burke sensei.  Please call 01626 360999 to book your place or email  Functional explainations of each move from the 5 Heian/Pinan kata. 

22nd February - 1-4pm Kururunfa Seminar, Karate Academy, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot with Martyn Harris sensei.  Please call 01626 360999 to book your place or email  Tuition in the performance of this advanced Naha-te kata.  

Weds 9th April 10am-12 Photos by Ross at Brunel Road, Newton Abbot.Saturday 

Saturday 12th April - 1-4pm Training with Anthony Blades renshi.  Karate Academy, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot.  Black Belts and 1st kyu only.  Please call 01626 360999 to book your place, or email  Only £10 per person.

Friday 18th April 1-3pm Photos by Ross at Brunel Road, Newton Abbot

Saturday 19th April - 10am Kyu Grading, at Karate Academy, Newton Abbot.


In the past we have had visits from Alan Ruddock sensei (who trained in Aikido with Ueshiba), and Terry Wingrove sensei, Anthony Blades renshi andBAMA Russell Stutely renshi, and Stuart Howe sensei & Neil Ellison sensei.  We have conducted Kata Comparison Seminars with John Burke sensei,  Martyn Harris sensei, 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.  Most recently, Terry O'Neill (KUGB 7th Dan) 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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