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:- 


As well as your regular classes, we already have:

January 2nd - first lessons of the New Year.  初稽古 hatsugeiko.
February 17th - Buddy Day.
February 18th - Kyu Grading.

March 10th - Mother's Day
March 29th - Good Friday
March 31st - Easter Sunday

April 1st - Easter Monday
April 28th - Kyu Grading

May 4th & 5th - The UK Martial Arts Show, Doncaster Dome.  John Burke renshi will be teaching on both days alongside many legends of the martial arts world.
May 6th - Bank Holiday.  No classes.
May 14th - Keikokai 25th Anniversary
May 18th - Special Seminar Event
May 27th - Bank Holiday.  No classes

June 9th - Kyu Grading
June 22nd - Ladies Self Defence class 1-4pm

July 13th & 14th - Cambridgeshire Bunkai Seminar 10am-2.30pm.
August 5th-9th - Summer School.  10am-3pm daily, Immersive and intensive training course at Newton Abbot dojo.  
September 7th & 8th - Shetland Bunkai Weekend
September 21st - South West Martial Arts and Wellbeing Show, Bristol.  John Burke renshi will be teaching alongside many popular martial arts instructors.
October 25th - World Karate Day
October 26th - the 100 Kata Challenge for World Karate Day

and much more.

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In the past we have had visits from Katsu Tiru sensei,  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.