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:- 

Brown and Black Belts at Karate Academy


January 21st Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei in Newton Abbot, Devon.  1-4pm, 10 per person.  To book your place please call 01626 360999

February 24th Pressure Points seminar taught by John Burke renshi in Newton Abbot, Devon.  1-4pm, 10 per person.  To book your place please call 01626 360999

April 22nd Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei in Newton Abbot, Devon.  Choose 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm, identical sessions as places are limited.  10 per person.  To book your place, please call 01626 360999.

May 5th & 6th UK Martial Arts Show, Doncaster.  

May 20th Funakoshi's Throws seminar with John Burke renshi in Romford, Essex.

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.

June 16th Kaizen Martial Arts Expo, Nottingham. 

June 30th & July 1st Seminar with Patrick McCarthy hanshi.  10-4 daily. 95 for the weekend or 50 per day. 



July 3rd - Little Warriors class added to Ashburton 5-5.30pm
July 6th - Little Warriors class 5-5.30pm and regular Karate class 6-7pm added to Paignton Community College, Waterleat Road.
July 10th - Little Warriors class 5.30-6pm added to Torquay

July 27th-29th Brecon Training Course.  Accommodation, food, and training 125.  John Burke renshi and Martyn (World Kumite Champion) Skipper sensei teaching kata, applications, sparring, and padwork in the beautiful Brecon countryside.  STOP PRESS: teaching for the first time in Brecon, Anthony Blades kyoshi is joining the course.

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

September 15th Doncaster bunkai seminar.
September 16th Wrawby bunkai seminar.

September 29th - 30th Holland bunkai seminar.

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, 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 with Clare Potter sensei, Bully Buster with Natasha Barlow sensei, Zanshin training with Andy Power 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.

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.


Karate Academy, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Ashburton, Chudleigh, and Kingsteignton

head office:  Karate Academy, King Street Studios, King Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2LG.  United Kingdom

01626 360999

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