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.  
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
Introduction to Pressure Points course all coming soon.


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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