Karate Seminars/Events-Karate Academy


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:- 


What happens this year depends a lot on what the government decides is allowed.  Coming up in 2021, as well as a packed schedule of regular classes, we already have:

January 2nd - timetable recommences, as per Tier 3
January 5th - Lockdown announced.
Janury 13th - next government Tier Review
January 24th - "I'm Famous" Photography, taking our "school photos".

February tbc - kyu grading 10am

March 8th - schools reopen.
April 2nd - Good Friday
April 4th - Easter Sunday
April 12th - The dojo reopens for children's classes.  Adults may participate in Private Individual Training.

May 1st & 2nd - The UK Martial Arts Show, Doncaster.  Postponed.

May 17th - Adult classes resume
May 22nd & 23rd -  Shetland Budokwai Seminar.  Our John Burke renshi is the guest instructor.  Postponed.

and much more.



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  Russell Stutely renshi, and Stuart Howe renshi & Neil Ellison renshi.  We have conducted Kata Comparison Seminars with John Burke renshi, and his guests.  

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, in 2015 we supported the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, raising over £4000!  In 2017 we raised £6000 for YoungMINDs.  We've also had fun evenings for Children in Need and Red Nose Day.  We also often hold Women's Self Defence Courses, Bully Buster, and Zanshin training.  A Sport Relief demo at Newton Abbot Sainsburys, and the road trip to The Martial Arts Show, as well as our usual training and gradings.

Our members are welcome at all the special events, never forgetting that it is the regular training that gives us the confidence and mindset as well as the skill set to succeed at these events.

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