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:
Main Dojo Training Times
Saturday 0900-1030 and 1030-1200
Very sad news
A message from Sensei Ian Willis 6th Dan.
The KUGB has announced the sad news of the death of one of our most senior instructors, Sensei Bob Poynton. Sensei Poynton passed away today, Tuesday 10th March 2020.
Those of us who trained with Sensei Poynton, at the annual Summer School in Lancaster, learned to expect him to challenge us with tricky combinations of open hand techniques and kata performed in reverse! He liked to gather us round and ask tricky karate questions too. As black belts, he emphasised that we were all instructors and challenged us to be better teachers, always reminding us that we are role models for our students. We will miss him.
Sensei Poynton was the chief administrator for the KUGB and he will be sorely missed in that role. His biography can be found on the KUGB website at.
RIP Sensei Poynton you will be a big miss.
Club Contact details
Sensei Ian: 0771090643
Forthcoming KUGB Events
Sunday 01 December 2019 11:00am - 03:30pm
2019 Central Region All Grades Course & Kata Squad Training
Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS
Saturday 14 December 2019 01:00pm - 05:00pm
2019 KUGB Northern Ireland Squad Training
Coleraine West Sports Centre, BT51 3LQ
CORONAVIRUS IMPORTANT NOTICE
We will keep everyone updated on any change /cancellation of events that may affect our club training /Grading due to the re Coronavirus. This will be determined by the closure of School and/or sports centres. we are monitoring all the updates and will keep you posted on this club page. There is an emergency meeting of the KUGB next Sunday.
Please monitor our Facebook page for up to date information!!!
Kata Development Class
Stobhillgate First School Morpeth
Every Monday 6.30 - 8.00pm
The class is open to ALL grades.
Date TBC 10:30am - 6:00pm
Times (Subject to Change): 10:30am-12:00pm (training for green belts and above) 2:00pm-3:15pm (training for white-yellow belts) Gradings to follow shortly after each training session. NOTE: No...
Taking place at: Josephine Butler Campus, Northumberland Church of England Academy, Academy Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9RX
Training with Sensei Frank Brennan in Newcastle
Throughout the year, Sensei Brennan will be teaching several classes at Newcastle Sendai Karate Club. These classes are a good opportunity to train with one of the KUGB's senior instructors and we encourage our members to attend. Times 6:30pm-8:00pm (all grades) 8:00pm-8:45pm...£10.00 for more information