Kyu and Dan Gradings and Brown and Black Belt Course Centre in Exeter.
Venue: Countess Village Wear Hall, 28 School Lane, Exeter EX2 6LB
Date: Saturday 12th June
Time: Juniors and Seniors arrive at 8.45am for a lesson 9am 10am
Gradings start at 10.15am
Black Brown Belt £18.50p per person.
Kyu Grades 14.50p per person.
Normal Gradings fees apply which is on the grading return sheet which you can download here.
Please try and pay before the day. You can pay by BACS or post to Sensei Cole’s address. If you can not do this then arrive early on the day to pay.
You must register in advance even if you are paying on the day because of restricted numbers in the hall.
You cannot train or grade unless you have a valid licence.
No spectators will be aloud in the hall.
Will be following the guidelines for Coronavirus inside the hall and outside the hall.
How to renew your licence
We currently have special offers on licence renewals for more information click here.
Membership Offers Available from 17 May to 31 July 2021
New members joining the SSKA
Your membership will include karate suit with belt plus SSKA badge Club badge embroidered on suit, licence (insurance) and grading book. Usual price £80.
Special offer price:
£65 for one person
£60 per person for family of two
£55 per person for family of three or more.
Previous members rejoining the SSKA
Any former SSKA members can rejoin the association at their previous grade. All you will be required to pay is a Licence Renewal Fee of £30 and will last for 12 months. A lost Licence Book will be replaced free of charge.
Members joining from other styles or association
No joining fee is required. You can simply pay the licence renewal fee of £30 and will last for 12 months. A lost licence book will be replaced free of charge, proof of current grade may be requested.
For more information about memberships please contact Sensei Cole on firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday 20 March we will be holding two free karate courses open to everyone.
The courses will be run by Sensei Cole (7th Dan) with over 55years experience, Sensei Lewis (6th Dan) with over 30 years experience and Sensei Whitcher (6th Dan) with over 25 years experience.
Over 100 years of experience between us all!
Course one starts at 4pm
The first course is a special introductory course and offer for one day only for anyone who left martial arts and would like to return and for beginners who would like to try Shotokan Karate for the first time. Students must be 10 years old and above.
We are happy to accept younger children if a parent participates with them.
The lesson will start with a warm up, with fitness and stretching.
Then we will go in to a nice slow lesson learning basic moves to start with – blocks and punching techniques plus different kinds of kicks and stances. Distance and timing work and loads of other stuff which you will learn as you proceed on the path for the Back Belt.
As part of the special offer:
- You can come back at the grade you left on we will recognise the rank from any association or style.
- No joining fee
- Just pay a Licence fee of £30
- Your Licence will start on 20 March for one year then you renew again in twelve months time
- If you have lost your licence book and your grading history and courses we will give you a FREE book all signed up (this includes students from other styles and other karate groups.)
- You can buy a karate suit, belts, SSKA badges or embroidered badges for your suit. All prices are on our website www.sska.co.uk or you can wear your old white karate suit and belt if you have one.
- We will direct you to your nearest SSKA Club and introduce you to the instructor.
- If there is no club in your area we would be willing to set one up.
Course two starts at 4.50pm
This lesson is for all SSKA registered students.
The lesson will be a basic lesson concentrating on basic moves, detail of moves and technical detail on combinations as well as focus, timing, flow of moves and inner strength. We will cover the grading syllabus too.
If you need to renew your licence if it’s run out please contact Sensei Cole directly as every students circumstances will be taken into consideration due to Covid 19 and the lockdowns that have been in place. Contact Sensei Cole to discuss on 07557532676 or email email@example.com.
Please note for both courses: Younger children must have a parent with them when they are on Zoom for safeguarding reasons. You train at your own risk on Zoom. Dress code is karate suit or lose clothing you can wear feet protection as well.
Numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.
To register text Sensei Cole on 07557532676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you decide you like Shotokan Karate and you like the SSKA we will tell you the procedure to get your licence and join the SSKA you can do everything on line.Just email for bank account details.
I attended karate as a child but drifted away from it in my teenage years. My son and daughter started training in Faringdon, and as I sat on the side lines watching, I was surprised by how much I could still remember. I was encouraged to join in and we have been training as a family ever since. That was over 10 years ago and we now train in Brize Norton with Sensei Cowling.
I work at Oxford University as a scientist for Cancer Research UK. I love my job and I was devastated when the laboratories closed during the first lock down. Like many others, I was forced to stay at home and found it hard to exercise. We all really missed training during this time and it was great to start again, even if it was initially in a playing field! My daughter even managed to achieve her black belt in October which was the highlight of the year.
Thankfully I am able to work during the current lockdown. Cancer Research UK and many other charities have suffered financially due to COVID so it’s great news that research can continue. Once again, I am forced to practice my katas in the kitchen. I look forward to the day when we can get back to training, I am hoping to grade for my 2nd Dan so I certainly need the practice!