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Exeter Grading Date Change

Exeter Grading will now take place on SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER

KYU GRADING CENTRE, Wonford Sports Centre, Rifford Road, Exeter, EX2 6NF.

Lesson times:- Juniors & Seniors (All Grades) arrive at 9.45am for admin, pre-grading lesson 10.00am – 11.00am.

Kyu Gradings start at approx. 11.15am in the Main Hall.

With Chief Instructor of the SSKA, Sensei Lewis Assistant Chief Instructor and Senior Instructor assistance.


Download the information sheet here.

Summer Camp 2023

Summer Camp 2023

12-13th August, Bournemouth

This year we will be training at the Premier Inn Central, Bournemouth and not the Trouville Hotel as previously advertised. The camp will run over two days and will still offer 9 lessons across the weekend. The cost to train is £90.

During training you will have access to free still and sparkling water plus free coffee and tea.

Accommodation can be booked directly at

All rooms have air conditioning, flat screen TV, tea and coffee in the rooms. Rooms rates are offered per room. You can currently book a double room or family room for £163 per night.

Premier Inn Central, Bournemouth is close to amenities, town centre 5mins away, sea front 5min away plus lots of restaurants and bars are close by.

Car parking is around £5 for 24 hours. Car park is 12 minutes away from Premier Inn when walking.

The hotel offer a meal deal for £24.99p per night per person or just breakfast  (all you can eat £8 per person).

We advise booking as soon as you can because the rates change.

For all enquiries please contact Sensei Cole on

Free Instructor’s Information Course

Open Free Instructor’s Information Course by Sensei Cole, 7th Dan, Chief Instructor of the SSKA on Sunday 5th February 2023 at Grange Leisure & Community Centre, Grange Drive, Stratton St. Margaret. Swindon, SN3 4JY.

Arrive at 2.30pm, course starts at 3.00-5.00pm

This course is for all instructors, including junior instructors, and anyone 4th Kyu and above who would like to become an instructor and run a SSKA club.

The course will give you new ideas about teaching your students, advice on how to promote your club and a chance to concentrate on your own karate to help you progress, and an intense Judging and Refereeing course in preparation for the SSKA Annual Competition.

For all enquiries phone or text the SSKA 07557 532676 or email: sska595@gmail.comInstructors Course-FebMar23

Download more details here

Summer Camp Announcement

Summer Camp 2022

On Friday 12th August in the afternoon we will be training on the beach. Please make sure you have a hat you can wear during training and sunglasses if you want to.

Please ensure you have sun tan lotion on during training.

You should bring a second suit to wear just in case the old suit gets wet.

Please bring a cold drink with you to keep your fluids up.

You can ask the hotel for cold drinks.

You can get changed on the beach or wear your suit down to the sea.

We will meet in reception and Sensei Cole will let you know what time on the day.


There are still space available on the camp, please email for more details

Important Update – Swindon Gradings

We wanted to update you to let you know we have taken measures to allow us to continue with the Grading as planned on Sunday at Dorcan Recreation.
We want to ensure our students stay as fit and healthy as possible and we want to help prevent illness.
We have altered the format of the day to reduce the number of people coming into contact with each other:
1. There will be no lesson prior to grading.
2. We will be grading students by grade at allotted times.
3. Please arrive for your dedicated grading time.
9am white belts
9.30am orange belts
10am red belts
10.20 yellow belts
10.40 green belts
11am purple belts
11.30am purple and whites
12 noon brown belt and above
4. We ask that only one parent/carer attend with each student.
5. We would ask that if you are feeling unwell or have been unwell leading up to your grading that you defer your grading until June.
6. We have made the decision that we will not be shaking hands with students when they are presented with their grades.
7. We would also ask that you follow the government guidelines on ‘How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus’
We thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing