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6th May 2018


Newcastle KDS - All Grades Course - June 8th to 10th 2018

Newcastle KDS warmly invites all KDS members to the first full weekend UK course since Spring School. The course is open to all grades and will be led by Marie Kellett 5th Dan.

We are hosting this year's course in the High-Performance Centre within the University of Northumbria’s Coach Lane Campus (a 15-minute drive from the City Centre). As always, we’re planning a couple of cracking socials so it’s promising to be an excellent weekend!

Note: This is the last all grades UK course before Summer School 2018. 

Coach Lane Sports Centre
Coach Lane Campus
East Coach Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne

Practice Times
Friday 8th June 18:30 – 20:00 All Grades
Saturday 9th June 10:00 – 12:00 All Grades
Saturday 9th June 14:00 – 17:00 All Grades 
Sunday 10th June 10:00 – 13:00 All Grades

Full weekend: £35, Concessions £25
One day: £20, Concessions £15

Could everyone please register here https://www.karatedoshotokai.com/new/courses/ and then pay on arrival. Cheques made payable to Newcastle KDS. Thank you.

A list of nearby hotels can be found here:

Friday – To be confirmed - Roughly £20.00 per head

Saturday – World Banquet & Bar at Za Za Bazaar, all you can eat world buffet - £16 per head or £12 for Students (with valid NUS card).

Please can all clubs email Emmal (emmal.safi@newcastle.ac.uk) with an indication of numbers for both socials by June 1st.

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2nd May 2018


Thirty Years in London

The London club is celebrating it's thirtieth anniversary since being founded by a collection of ex-Durham black belts in 1988. To celebrate this milestone the club is holding an afternoon of practice on the 2nd June followed by an evening celebration at a often frequented pub in the club's history - The Victoria.

All are welcome to join to either the evening social or the practice, especially those who have trained with the club in the past.

Full course details are available within the course calendar:


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2nd February 2018


Club grading results

Congratulations to both all those within the London club who were considered for grading last week. We are happy to announce the following new grades within the club:

Sophia Georgieva 6th kyu
Manuel Romero
6th kyu
Graeme Willis
2nd kyu


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2nd January 2018


Beginners course start again soon

In the coming year the London KDS club will once again be running a series of beginners' courses. Any intereseted are able to come along and practice the traditional Japanese art of karate. Learn self-defence, get fit, and enjoy yourself. Big muscles are NOT necessary. Karate is suitable for ANY build/size/fitness level, so give it try.

The next course will start on Tuesday 13th January. If you're interested, head on over to the course page and register your interest:


The first session is always free, so you have nothing to lose!

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22nd June 2017


Cardiff senior instructors instruct at Belgium course

Two of our senior instructors travelled to Belgium to instruct at a weekend course.

Steve Court has been a member of the KDS organisation since 1995 and was graded by Harada Sensei to 3rd Dan in Dec 2013.

Roy Margetts joined the KDS in 1977 and has been a 5th Dan instructor and member of the KDS Technical Executive for many years.

Watch Steve and Roy's demo.

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