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 4th - first lessons of the New Year.
January 22nd - private lessons available 12.30-3pm
February 13th - kyu grading starts 10am 
February 19th - Ladies Self Defence 1-4pm 
February 26th - Bunkai Seminar 1-3pm 15. Adult bonus hour 
April 3rd - Kyu Grading

May 7th & 8th - UK Martial Arts Show, Doncaster, where Renshi John will be teaching 4 Bunkai Workshops across the weekend.
May 14th - Keikokai 23rd Anniversary
May 22nd - Kyu Grading

June 2nd & 3rd - Bank Holidays, no classes
June 4th & 5th - Training on the beach at Perran Sands

July 10th - Kyu Grading 10am start in Newton Abbot.

July 17th - Ladies Self Defence course 1-4pm.  Essential skills, not a martial arts class.  Please book places on 01626 360999 or email info@KarateAcademy.co.uk - just 12.50 per person.

August 1-5th - Summer School.  10am-3pm daily, Immersive and intensive training course at Newton Abbot dojo.  80 per person.

August 6th - Katsu Tiru sensei will be teaching at Newton Abbot dojo. 
Juniors 12-1pm. 
Teens and Adults 1.30-3.30pm. 
Places are limited.  Please call 01626 360999 or email info@KarateAcademy.co.uk to check availability.


September 3rd - Cumbria Bunkai Concepts seminar with Renshi John teaching applications for the day.
Holland seminar tbc
October 23rd - Heads of the Valleys Bunkai Concepts seminar with Renshi John teaching applications for the day.
Kick-a-Thon tbc

November 5th - no classes, Bonfire Night

November 11th - Kyoshi Anthony Blades presiding over the Dan Grading in Newton Abbot.
November 12th - training with Kyoshi Anthony Blades. Details tbc.
December tbc - The Special Lesson.
December 23rd - Last class before Christmas
December - two classes between Christmas and New Year 

and much more.



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 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.