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:- 


This year we have already had a kyu grading, and the Zanshin seminar with Andrew Power sensei  and the Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei; Now let's look ahead at some of the other exciting events coming your way:

Brown and Black Belts at Karate AcademySaturday 1st April - Bully Buster with Natasha Barlow sensei. 1-2pm for 5-11 year olds. 2-3.30pm 12years plus. Newton Abbot.  7.50 per person.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May - The UK Martial Arts Show.  As a special deal, we have the wristbands which allow entry to the show on both days, plus permission to train in any of the weekend's seminars and workshops. 
Saturday 27th May - Kick-a-Thon charity fundraiser.  2000 sponsored front kicks by each student.

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. Tuesday 30 FULLY BOOKED.  Wednesday  30 FULLY BOOKED.
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June 2017 South West Karate Experience, Perran Sands, Parranporth, Cornwall.
Sunday 11th June - Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei, 1-4pm at Newton Abbot dojo. 
Tuesday 13th June - I'mFamous Photography session at the dojo in Newton Abbot.  Book your slot by calling 01626 360999Sunday 18th June - I'mFamous Photography session at the dojo in Newton Abbot.  Book your slot by calling 01626 360999
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.
Saturday 15th July - Black Belt pre-grading. 1-3pm
Sunday 16th July - Buckfastleigh demo/participation classes 2pm and 3pm.
Monday 6th - Friday 11th August - Summer School. Immerse yourself in Karate for a week.  Covering Keikokai basics, kumite, kata, and oyo.  This is not just for children, we usually have adults training for the week, too.  We might even find time for a game or 2 on the last day.  Training 10am-3pm each day. 
Saturday 16th September - Bully Buster with Natasha Barlow sensei. 1-2pm 4-9yrs (5 per person).  2.15-4pm 10yrs + (7.50 per person).  Book by calling 01626 360999
Sunday 17th September - Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei 1-4pm (10 per person).  Book by calling 01626 360999.

Saturday 23rd October - Kaizen Martial Arts Expo in Nottingham.
Sunday 4th November - next kyu grading.

Sunday 12th November - Seminar with Anthony Blades kyoshi.  10am sandan and above. 11.30am brown belts and yudansha. 1pm-2pm coloured belts.  King Street Newton Abbot.

Sunday 19th November - Zanshin, Dynamic Awareness seminar with Andy Power sensei.  1pm start.  Suitable for adults and high grade youngsters due to the serious amount of concentration involved.  10 per person.  Book your place on 01626 360999.

Sunday 25th November - Keikokai Championships.  Kumite competition.  Kata competition.  Medals to be won.
Saturday 16th December - kyu grading at 10am.
Sunday 17th December - The Special Lesson.

June 1st-3rd South West Karate Experience at Perran Sands, Cornwall.  Instructors Anthony Blades kyoshi, Neil Ellison renshi, and John Burke renshi.  Training on the beach.

August 6th-12th Summer School.  Newton Abbot dojo.

November 4-17th Okinawa Training.  Sightseeing in Tokyo and Okinawa, and training too.


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.  

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 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 360999 or emailing here  if you would like more information on any of these events in particular.


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