Welcome to the Northumberland Karate Academy (NKA) Main Dojo website

If you would like to learn Karate in a supportive environment with a qualified and experienced senior instructor, improve your fitness, gain confidence, learn new skills whether you wish to progress to very advanced techniques or are merely looking for a way to challenge your body and your mind, then the NKA will meet your needs. Past and present alumni have gone on to regional, national and international competitions while others have come for the fun of learning new things and keeping fit. Whatever your ambitions and age, the NKA is the club for you.


We look forward to seeing you at one of our many training sessions.


Sensei Ian Willis 6th Dan – NKA Chief Instructor.

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight”  – The Art of War, by Sun Tzu - circa 500BC

Join our Karate Club

Why not try on of our shotokan Karate classes. There are many benefits from practicing Shotokan Karate and we hold classes for students as young as 5 years of age. Some of the benefits include:





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Training has now returned to indoors within a Covid safe environment. Government guidelines are adhered to in each venue.

Please monitor our Facebook page for up to date information!!!

Sensei Ian


Training continues all through the summer holidays except for the following days!! 
13th, 16th and 30th August

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Training resumes indoors.

We are now training at the new Ponteland Leisure centre with 3 classes a week with one of these specifically for beginners from the age of 5 upwards.

We have 4 classes a week at Guidepost Scout Hall and one at Ashington Rugby club.

Come along and join in, contact Sensei Ian Willis for more information.

Club Contact details

Sensei Ian: 0771090643

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Recent Dan Grading results.

Sensei Ian is seen here presenting Dan Grading certificates to

Liz Lisle 5th Dan

Rachael Allinson 3rd Dan

Declan Armstrong 2nd Dan (not pictured)

Dawn Allen 1st Dan

Noha Elkaraksy 1st Dan

Hana Ali 1st Dan

Sophie Fraser 1st Dan

Jaxon Gillard 1st Dan

Many congratulations from Sensei Ian and all at NKA Oss!

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