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 3rd - first lessons of the New Year. 初稽古 hatsugeiko.
January 29th - Kyu Grading in Newton Abbot, 10am start.
February 26th - Bunkai Seminar in Newton Abbot with John Burke renshi. 10am-11.30am beginner to purple belt. 12noon-3pm 4th kyu and above. Please contact info@KarateAcademy.co.uk to book your place.
March 5th - Kyu Grading. 10am start.
Oscar and Joe Magor were medal winners at the English Karate Federation 38th Annual Competition. Oscar took gold in his kata category. Joe took silver in his kata category, and took bronze in kumite later that day. We're very proud of both gentlemen.
April 30th - Kyu Grading. 10am start.
May 6th - Coronation, no classes. Instead, come and train on Sunday 7th: Little Warriors 9am, Juniors 9.30am. Open class 10.30am. Back to normal the following weekend.
May 14th - Keikokai 24th Anniversary
May 29th - Bank Holiday
June 24th & 25th - Cambridgeshire Bunkai Seminar 10am-2.30pm.
July 8th - Katsu Tiru sensei, 12noon-3pm, Newton Abbot. £20 per person
July 5th - John Correlje of Tang Soo Do visiting Newton Abbot
July 22nd - Ladies Self Defence 1-4pm. Please book your places sensei@KarateAcademy.co.uk
July 30th - Kyu Grading
August 7th-11th - Summer School. 10am-3pm daily, Immersive and intensive training course at Newton Abbot dojo.
September 14th - James Pankiewicz sensei Okinawan Karate seminar 6pm start. £25 per person.
September 23rd - Seminar and Dan Grading.
September 31st & October 1st - Holland Bunkai Weekend course with John Burke renshi. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
October 25th - World Karate Day
October 29th - the 100 Kata Challenge for World Karate Day
November 5th - Kyu Grading
November 25th & 26th - John Burke renshi teaching in Wrawby
December 16th - The Special Lesson.
December 17th - Kyu Grading
December 21st - Last timetabled class before Christmas
December - two classes between Christmas and New Year
January 2nd - normal timetable resumes.
May 14th - 25th Anniversary
June 1st & 2nd - Oldmeldrum seminar
and much more.
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.