21st August 2015

On Friday 4th September, we are hosting an open session with Sensei Paul Mead (7th Dan) at Shadsworth Leisure Centre. This session is completely free and open to all regardless of style or association. We hope to see you all there.


20th August 2015 – National Championships and Summer School

From the 12th – 15th August, a number of our students took part in the gruelling 3 day SKI – GB Gasshuku (Summer School) and 41st SKIGB National Open Championships with competitors from SKI-Israel and SKIF Ireland at the Wildcats Arena in Nottingham. The course consisted of world class instruction from Sensei’s Paul Mead, Susumu Asano, Pasq Mura and Sensei Ohad (Israel),

A massive congratulations to the following students of the club who passsed their black belt gradings under the watchful eye of world renowned Hanshi Asano (9th Dan):

  • Gavin Clark – Yondan (4th Dan)
  • Aaron Byrne – Nidan (2nd Dan)
  • Neil Sidebottom – Nidan (2nd Dan)
  • Tomasz Owsianski – Shodan (1st Dan)

Also, congratulations to those who competed in a tightly contested national championships and gained invaluable experience. A very proud week for the club and Head Coach Kevin Clark.

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3rd June 2015

On the 22nd May, the club was host to a special training session with Sensei Sonny Roberts.

  • 2 times World Shotokan Champion
  • 9 times English all styles Champion
  • 5 times British all styles champion.
  • 13 Years competitive experience on the WKF England Squad

Big thank you to all who attended the training and of course to Sonny himself for travelling up to Blackburn. I am sure you will all agree it was a fantastic session with lots of food for thought. You keep attending and we will keep providing these special sessions.


Thursday 19th February – We are Moving to New Facilities

From the 1st April 2015 we will be moving to a new dojo from which we will be hosting all our training sessions and major events for the foreseeable future.

New Venue
Shadsworth Leisure Centre, Shadsworth Road,
BB1 2HT,
United Kingdom


We are always on the lookout for new students and hope to welcome many new faces to the club. If you want to give karate a go then please do not hesitate to contact us or turn up for a training session! All ages and experiences welcomed.

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