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6th May 2017


Newcastle KDS - National All Grades Course 9th -11th June 2017

Following the success of last year’s course, Newcastle KDS warmly invites you all up North to attend the first national KDS course since Spring School. The course is open to all grades and will be taken by the 4th Dan group and overseen by Marie Kellett  5th Dan.

We are hosting the course in the city centre,  in a state of the art venue within the University of Northumbria and we’re planning a couple of cracking socials so it’s promising to be an excellent weekend! At least as good as last years and the perfect chance to experience some Geordie hospitality.

Just like last year, we’d especially like to encourage our student members to make the journey. It’s a great opportunity to combine some really hard training with some end of exam celebrations!  A fantastic start to the summer!

As if all of that wasn’t enough, we are honoured to have our Principal and Chief Instructor Mitsusuke Harada Sensei MBE as our special guest over the weekend.

Also, bear in mind…this is your last chance to attend an all grades UK course before Summer School 2017.



Upper Sports Hall
Sport Central
Northumbria University
Radnor Street
Newcastle upon Tyne


Once on campus just follow the signs to 'Sport Central', approximately 5 minutes walk from the City Centre.


Practice Times
Friday 9th June 18:30 – 20:00 All Grades
Saturday 10th June 10:00 – 12:00 All Grades
Saturday 10th June 13:30 – 14:30 4th/5th Dan
Saturday 10th June 14:30 – 16:30 All Grades 
Sunday 11th June 10:00 – 12:30 All Grades


Full weekend: Employed £35, Students/unemployed £25
One day: Employed £25, Students/unemployed £15
Please make cheques payable to ‘KDS’


Friday – To be confirmed - £20 per head
Saturday – World Banquet & Bar at Za Za Bazaar, all you can eat restaurant - £16 per head / £10.50 for Students (with valid student id).

Please can all clubs email Ralph (georgyboss@gmail.com) with an indication of numbers for both socials by June 1st.


There's an abundance of hotels in Newcastle City Centre, all within walking distance of the practice venue and the evening socials. You can find a list of hotels


Unfortunately this year there won't be any rooms available in the Halls of Residence as Northumbria Uni students don't break up for another week. Sorry about that.

Very limited floor space may be available. Contact Daniel (glayva@hotmail.co.uk) for further details.


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