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Competition Deadline 16 June

SSKA Annual Kata & Kumite Competition 2019

Sunday 14th July 2019 at Dorcan Recreation Complex, St Paul’s Drive, Swindon SN3 5BY.

We need to have all competition entries and fees in by the Reading Grading – Sunday 16th June. 

Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. All competitors will receive a certificate and a medal. Gum Shields, mitts andsShin guards must be worn when competing in kumite.

Competitors: £15.00 per person
Spectators: £5.00 per person

Download your entry form here.




Keith Thomas

Today, 19 March, marks a year since we said farewell to our good friend and instructor Keith Thomas.  Last year many of us were able to remember Keith at his funeral. The SSKA have decided to honour Keith’s memory by naming an award after him at our upcoming competition.

The Keith Thomas Memorial Award will be given to the person who shows great sportsmanship and encompasses the true spirit of karate on the day.

Special Offer for returning students


Have you taken a break from training with the SSKA? Been away at University and just returned home? Whatever reason you’ve not trained with us for a while, we are offering returning students the opportunity to return at their present grade (no assessment required) and no joining fee – simply renew your licence for £30.

For more information please email

New Polo Shirts

Our new polo shirts are now available to order. They are £30 including all embroidery. If you’d like to purchase one please email

**Special Offer for Instructors**
Instructors get your polo shirts half price – only £15.  If you’d like to purchase one please email

**Important Information** Winter Camp Time change

Please note there will be a slight time change to the advertised programme for this years Winter Camp. On THURSDAY 30 JANUARY the FREE Instructors training will take place from 2pm-3.30pm with Instructor gradings starting at 4pm approx.

There are still places available on the camp.  Three days training is ONLY £85.00 – you can also pay on the day with no surcharge!

Our 2019 Winter Camp takes place from Friday 1 February – Sunday 3 February 2019 at the Trouville Hotel, Bournemouth.

For full details of the course please download the information sheet and application form here.

FREE Instructor’s Course: 20 Jan 2019

Open free instructor’s information course

Sunday 20 January 2019, 3PM-5PM

Dorcan Recreation Centre, St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon 


This course is for all instructors, including junior instructors, and anyone 4th Kyu and above who may be interested in becoming an instructor and considering running an SSKA club.

It’s important for all instructors to attend this year’s course as we will be introducing a NEW Grading Syllabus. 

The course will give you new ideas in teaching your students, advice on the promotion of your clubs and also concentrating on your own Karate to help you progress.

For further information phone or text 07557 532676