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1 – 3 Dec, Keele, all grades

Students performing kata in a sports hall at a karate course

As another year draws to a close, a warm welcome awaits you and your members to the KDS Karate Winter School 2023 on the weekend of Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December 2023, overseen by the UK KDS Technical Group.

The course is open to all grades from complete beginners to the most experienced practitioners from UK and overseas. Everyone is welcome!
Winter School is hosted by Keele University KDS.

Practice times

Friday 1 December
19.00 – 20.30
Walshaw Hall

Saturday 2 December
10.00 – 12:00
15.00 – 17.00
Walshaw Hall

Sunday 3 December
10.30 – 13.00
Walshaw Hall


£35 employed
£25 student / unemployed

1 day
£20 employed
£15 student / unemployed


Keele University,


Directions to the campus from all locations in the UK via car, rail, bus
aeroplane or bicycle (or any combination of these):

How to find us

Once on the camps please follow the campus map to the Sports Centre for the practice:

Keele Campus map


Friday night
There will be a choice of set meals at The Arch, a local Chinese restaurant.

Meal choices and a £5 deposit is required when you register.

Saturday night KDS end of year and Christmas social
There is a social Christmas BBQ arranged for Saturday night at the Knights Templar Bar (adjacent to the Sneyd Arms) in the picturesque Keele Village.

Payments (£10 per head) is required in advance when you register.


Keele Marriot
Located on Keele campus

Old School House Keele B&B
Located on the edge of campus in the small village of Keele and is walking distance (15 mins) from all the practices and (2 mins) from the Saturday social at the Sneyd arms.

Alternative accommodation can be found at the following locations:

Travelodge Newcastle-under-Lyme Central Hotel (2 miles to Keele University)
Lower Street
Tel: 0871 984 6446

Borough Arms Hotel (4 miles from University)
King Street
01782 629421

Holiday Inn (close to junction 15, M6; 6 miles from Keele University)
Clayton Road
Tel: 044-0871-9429077

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