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:-
Sunday 12th February - Zanshin seminar with Andrew Power sensei. 1-3.30pm, Newton Abbot. £10 per person.
Tuesday 30th May - Patrick McCarthy 9th dan hanshi teaching Renzokugeiko in Newton Abbot.
Wednesday 31st May - Patrick McCarthy 9th dan hanshi teaching Renzokugeiko in Newton Abbot.
6pm-9pm each evening. £30 per session or £50 the pair. Pre-booking is essential as places are strictly limited.
Both Tuesday and Wednesday
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June 2017 South West Karate Experience, Perran Sands, Parranporth, Cornwall.
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 - Bunkai Weekend, Newton Abbot dojo. John Burke 6th dan renshi teaching practical techniques and the principles behind them. £60 per person.
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 Martyn Harris renshi.
HanshiTino 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 in 2015 we supported the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, raising over £4000! We've also had 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 The Martial Arts Show, as well as our usual training and gradings.
Please enquire by ringing 01626 360999or emailing here if you would like more information on any of these events in particular.
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Karate Academy, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Totnes, Ashburton, Chudleigh, and Kingsteignton
head office: Karate Academy, King Street Studios, King Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2LG. United Kingdom