NEWS


In order to keep you bang up to date, we like to post news in the forum for members only.  If possible we also post it here:

Karate Academy umberellas available.  Golf umbrellas £12.

Karate Academy car stickers available.  Free to careful drivers.

New Karate Academy Water Bottles (500ml) now available.  £5 each or £9 for two.
New Karate Academy keyring flashlights. £2.50 each.

November 2017 Goings-on

Newsletters have gone out to all members now, but just in case you haven't heard: 
Classes on as usual for the most part. Big events month, this month.  Kyu grading, Dan Grading, Zanshin seminar, competition.
December's Newsletter will be out after the 1st December.
See You in the Dojo.


2017

Wednesday 1st February - no Paignton class due to school use of hall.
Sunday 5th February - kyu grading 12noon onwards.  No Brown and Black Belt class today.
Sunday 12th February - Zanshin Seminar with Andrew Power sensei. 1-3.30pm Newton Abbot. £10 per person.
Sunday 5th March - Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei. 1-4pm Newton Abbot £10 per person.
Sunday 12th March - kyu grading 10am
Wednesday 15th March - no Paignton class due to school use of hall.
Sunday 19th March - No Brown and Black Belt class due to instructors attending seminar
Sunday 19th March - Disability Seminar, Basingstoke. 
Saturday 1st April - Bully Buster with Natasha Barlow sensei at Newton Abbot. £7.50 per person. 1pm 5-11 year olds. 2pm 12 years plus.
Tuesday 4th Aprilóno morning lesson in Newton Abbot
Thursday 6th Aprilóno morning lesson in Newton Abbot.
Tuesday 11th Aprilóno morning lesson in Newton Abbot.
Thursday 13th Aprilóno morning lesson in Newton Abbot
Friday 14th AprilóGood Friday, no Kingsteignton class.
Sunday 16th AprilóEaster Sunday, no classes.
Monday 17th AprilóEaster Monday, no classes.
Sunday 23rd Apriló kyu grading, Newton Abbot.
Sunday 30th April - Karate Camp for Charity.  Charlie's Smile.  London mid-day.

Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday, no classes
Saturday & Sunday 6th & 7th May - UK Martial Arts Show, Doncaster
Saturday 6th May - no Paignton class.  Newton Abbot on as usual.
Sunday 7th May - no Brown and Black Belt class
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Saturay 13th May - Instructor Training Programme begins for new trainee instructors.
Sunday 14th May - Keikokai 18th Anniversary
Sunday 14th May - no Brown and Black Belt class.
Sunday 14th May - Grappling Seminar in Essex with New Era Karate.
Wednesday 17th May - Paignton in Drama Studio, not Dance Studio, due to exams

Wednesday 24th May - Paignton in Drama Studio, not Dance Studio, due to exams.
Saturday 27th May - Kick-a-Thon
Monday 29th May - Bank Holiday, no classes 
Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st May - Patrick McCarthy hanshi flow drills at Newton Abbot dojo 6pm onwards.  Sold out.
Tuesday 30th May - no classes due to seminar.
Wednesday 31st May - no classes due to seminar

Friday 2nd June-Sunday 4th June - South West Karate Experience, Perran Sands Holiday Park, Perranporth, Cornwall.  £125 per person. Self catering accommodation. Beach training.
Friday 2nd June - no Kingsteignton
Saturday 3rd June - no classes due to weekend training in Cornwall
Sunday 4th June - Brown and Black Belt class relocated to Cornwall

Monday 5th June - new class starts at Newton Abbot dojo, 6-7.30pm.
Wednesday 7th June - no hall availability in Paignton
Friday 9th June - no Kingsteignton class, you'll all want to be at the demo.
Friday 9th June - Buckland Community Centre demo 6pm.
Sunday 11th June - Ladies Self Defence in Newton Abbot, 1-4pm, £10 per person
Tuesday 13th June - I'mFamous Photography session at Newton Abbot dojo.  5-8pm.  Book your slot by calling 01626 360999
Wednesday 14th June - no hall availability in Paignton
Sunday 18th June - I'mFamous Photography session at Newton Abbot dojo. 10am-2pm.  Book your slot by calling 01626 360999
Saturday 24th June - Ogwell demo, 2pm
Sunday 25th June - Cranbrook demo.

Sunday 2nd July - no Brown and Black Belt class.
Sunday 2nd July - Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame Student Awards, Burton on Trent, 4pm.  £40 per person.
Wednesday 5th July - no Paignton class due to school use of hall.
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July - Bunkai Weekend, Newton Abbot. 10-4 Saturday, 10-2 Sunday. £75 per person or £60 in advance.
Sunday 9th July - No Brown and Black Belt class due to Bunkai Weekend.  But then, all the Brown Belts and above would want to be on that course wouldn't they?
Thursday 13th July - No Ashburton class.  School is using our hall.
Saturday 15th July - last Paignton Saturday class.
Saturday 15th July - Black Belt pre-grading.  1pm for testing and feedback.  Grading notices for November 12th will be given out on this day.
Sunday 16th July - Buckfastleigh Sports event.  Karate demo 2-4pm Buckfastleigh Footbal Club, Duckspond.
Friday 21st July - Start of Paignton Friday classes 6.30-7.30pm Drama Studio, Waterleat Road.
Wednesday 26th July - last Paignton Wednesday class.
Friday 28th July - No Kingsteignton class.
Friday 28 July - 30 July 2017 Brecon Summer Camp.
Sunday 30th July - No Brown and Black Belt class
Monday 7th - Friday 11th August - Summer School.  10am-3pm each day.  £60 for the week or £17.50 per day.
Sunday 13th August - provisional date for next kyu grading

Monday 28th August - Bank Holiday, no classes.
Wednesday 30th August - no Cranbrook class because the school is having it's Deep Clean!

Saturday 16th September - Bully Buster in Newton Abbot.  Sensei Tasha teaching 4-9 year olds 1-2pm, then 2.15-3.45pm for 10 years+.
Sunday 17th September - Ladies Self Defence with Sensei Clare 1-4pm.  £10 per person.
Saturday 30th September Little Warriors stripe test 9am start.
Sunday 1st October - kyu grading, Newton Abbot dojo. 10am start.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October - Bunkai Seminar in Netherlands
Saturday 21st October - Kaizen, the Martial Arts Expo, Nottingham. Tickets are £25 available from Sensei John.
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October - Shetland Bunkai Seminar with John Burke renshi.

Sunday 5th November - kyu grading
Saturday 11th November - Dan grading in Cardiff
Sunday 12th November - Anthony Blades kyoshi seminar.  10am sandan and above. 11.30am brown belts and yudansha.  1-2pm coloured belts.
Sunday 19th November - Zanshin dynamic awareness seminar in Newton Abbot 1pm with Andy Power sensei.  £10 per person.  Please book your place in advance on 01626 360999
Sunday 25th November - Keikokai Championships.  Club competition with categories for Junior kata, Junior kumite, Senior kata, Senior kumite, Black Belt kata, Black Belt kumite, the Little Warriors fitness challenge, etc.  Medals to be won.

Saturday 16th December - kyu grading
Sunday 17th December - The Special Lesson



2018

5th & 6th May - UK Martial Arts Show, Doncaster.
1st-3rd June - South West Karate Experience, Perran Sands, Cornwall.  Residential training on the beach with Anthony Blades 7th dan kyoshi, Neil Ellison 6th dan renshi, Martyn Harris 5th dan renshi and John Burke 6th dan renshi.  Please call 01626 360999 to book your accomaodation and training.
tbc June - Hanshi Patrick McCarthy, Newton Abbot, Devon. 
16th June - Kaizen Martial Arts Expo, Nottingham.
6th-10th August - Summer School at Newton Abbot dojo.  A month's training in one week.  Adults and children training 10am - 3pm daily.

10th November - Okinawa training.  150 years since the birth of Funakoshi Gichin.







DVD footage is available: The Heian Bunkai Workshop ROUGHCUT   $5 to those who were there.  The seminar took place on 18th January 2014.

 Kururunfa Kata with Martyn Harris sensei.  Kururunfa is a Naha-te advanced kata.  It is not part of the syllabus for Keikokai, but will provide an interesting contrast to the Shuri-te Karate we are used to.  Free video available here 



Latest grading results here

You can see changes to the timetable here by Town or link from there back to the main timetable page for all our classes.

There is a new page added to the website: you will now have the option to download the Video of your grading syllabus at the reduced cost of $12.50.  That's instead of the £15 that the physical DVD costs.  They make excellent reminders and assistants for your home study of your art.



BAMA Video: The seminar footage is now available through this page.  $29.95 for over 3 hours of tuition from some of the best teachers around.




If you are aware of any changes please let us know so that we can incorporate them.  Check back here often.


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Amazon downloads and ordering links added:


Chris Denwood sensei has released a book on the mechanics and training methods for Naihanchi kata.  It's a good resource for those interested in the Tekki Shodan kata: 


I've just produced a home study course Complete Karate to help people get their information up-to-date.  You might find that it's a valuable resource to improving your training!


2016

Saturday 2nd January - return to normal timetable.

Monday 4th January - Totnes lessons move to 6-7pm rather than 5-6pm.

Monday 1st February - demo lesson at Coombeshead Secondary School in Newton Abbot 3.30-4.30pm.  Any Coombeshead students who want to help out are most welcome.

Saturday 6th February - Little Warriors stripe test.

Sunday 7th February - Kyu grading.

Monday 16th February - 10am class in Newton Abbot.  This week only.

Tuesday 17th February - no 10am class in Newton Abbot.  All other classes that day are on as normal.

Saturday 20th February - Walsall seminar for Martial Artists Supporting Children with Cancer.  John Burke renshi is teaching at mid-day.

Sunday 6th March 2016 - Practical Bunkai Workshop with John Burke renshi 10am-3pm, Karate Academy, Newton Abbot. 

Sunday 6th March - Mother's Day

Wednesday 9th March - Paignton class is in the Gymnasium, not the Drama Studio, for one week only, due to exams at the school.

Friday 11th March - No Torquay class due to hall availability.

Sunday 13th March - Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei 1-4pm, Karate Academy, Newton Abbot.  £10 per person.  Please call 01626 360999 to reserve your place.

Sunday 20th March - kyu grading.  10am, Newton Abbot.

Sunday 27th March - Easter Sunday - no classes.  Clocks go forward.

Monday 28th March - Easter Monday - no classes.

Sunday 24th April - Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame Black Belt Awards, Burton-on-Trent.  Dinner and awards presentation.  Tickets are £40.

Sunday 1st May - kyu grading.

Monday 2nd May - Bank Holiday - no classes.

Saturday May 7th & Sunday May 8th - UK Martial Arts Show, The Dome, Doncaster.

Sunday 15th May - Locks and Holds seminar in Romford Essex with John Burke renshi.  Please book with Brian Salisbury sensei: newerakarate@aol.com The Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane, Collier Row, Romford, Essex, RM5 2LD.

Sunday 15th May - No Brown and Black Belt class.

Monday 30th May - Bank Holiday - no classes.

Friday 3rd June -Sunday 5th June - The South West Karate Experience.  Butlins Minehead.  Friday social evening, Saturday training, Sunday training,  Gasshuku on the beach.

Friday 3rd June -  no Kingsteignton class.

Saturday 4th June - no Paignton class.  No Little Warriors.

Sunday 5th June - Brown and Black Belt class is in Minehead.

Wednesday 8th June - Patrick McCarthy 9th dan hanshi seminar.  6pm onwards, Newton Abbot dojo.  Limited spaces.

Wednesday 8th June - No Ladies Only class.

Sunday 12th June - kyu grading

Sunday 12th June - Queen's Birthday Celebration.  Barbecue at Newton Abbot dojo 2pm onwards.

Wednesday 15th June - Cranbrook classes begin in Exeter 6-7.30pm.

Sunday 19th June - Father's Day.

Wednesday 22nd June - no Paignton class due to school using the hall.  Sorry for the late notice, they only told us the week before.

Sunday 3rd July - pre-Dan Grading for Dan Grade suitability assessment.  Brown Belts and above 10am-12noon in Newton Abbot.

Sunday 10th July - Ladies Self Defence class.  1-4pm

Thursday 14th July - NO Ashburton class.  Sorry for the late notice, they only just let us know.

Sunday 17th July - next kyu grading.

Friday 22nd July - no Kingsteignton class.

Friday 22nd July - Sunday 24th July MHKA Summer Camp with Martyn Harris renshi, John Burke renshi, and Martyn Skipper sensei.

Sunday 24th July - no Brown and Black Belt class.

Friday 29th July - Final class at St Luke's Church hall in Torquay.

Monday 1st -Friday 5th August - Summer School.  One month's training in one week.  £60 per person or £15 per day.  10am-3pm.

Saturday 6th August - first training at the King Street venue in Newton Abbot.

Monday 29th August - Bank Holiday - no classes.

Saturday 3rd September - Neil Ellison renshi teaching neigung and applicative principles.  Suitable for adults of all grades, some high grade juniors might be considered.  10am-3pm Newton Abbot. £25 per person.

Saturday 3rd September - no open classes in Newton Abbot or Paignton due to special guest instructor seminar.  Little Warriors is on as normal.

Sunday 25th September Bunkai Seminar in Wrawby with John Burke renshi.

Saturday 1st October - Kyoshi Anthony Blades teaching in Newton Abbot.  10am - 11.30am kyu grades. 12noon Dan grading candidates. 1pm - 3.30pm 1st kyu and above

Saturday 15th October Bunkai Seminar in Doncaster with John Burke renshi.

Sunday 16th October kyu grading.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October Bunkai Seminar in Oldmeldrum with John Burke renshi.

Saturday 12th November - No Little Warriors as the instructors are away at the Dan Gradingin Cardiff.
Sunday 20th November - Ladies Self Defence seminar with Clare Potter sensei. 1-4pm.  £10 per person.

Tuesday 6th December - No Torquay lesson due to hall availability.

Sunday 11th December - Martyn Harris renshi teaching Yara Kusanku kata 10am-2.30pm in Newton Abbot.  £25 per person.

Saturday 17th December - Little Warriors Stripe test 9am.  Coloured belts kyu grading 11am onwards.  Newton Abbot.
Sunday 18th December - The Special Lesson 11am, Newton Abbot.

Saturday 24th December - last lesson before Christmas.  No class in Paignton that day.

Wednesday 28th December - 4-6pm non timetabled class. Newton Abbot.
Friday 30th December - 10am-12noon non timetabled class.  Newton Abbot.

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 - normal timetable resumes.







   
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