Swindon Grading will now take place on Sunday 25 March at Dorcan Recreation Centre. Students should arrive at 8.30am for a lesson 8.45am-10.15am in the sports hall. Gradings will start at 11.45 in the main hall. We look forward to seeing you then.


We are sorry but we have had to cancel Swindon Grading today (18 March). The weather conditions are not great and we must put the safety of students first. We will arrange a new date and announce the details very soon so please check our website and Facebook for updates.

Sorry for any inconvenience. Stay safe and warm.


We are aware that some members will be unable to travel today to Swindon Grading due to the current weather conditions. We will be making a decision at 8am on whether we will be able to run the grading or not. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more updates.

NEW Salisbury Grading Date

Salisbury Grading will now take place on Sunday 1 April. Arrive 11.45 for a lesson 12noon-1pm. This is a brown and black belt course centre so students can get their cards signed. For this occasion only (due to Exeter grading being cancelled)  we will be allowing those eligible to grade for 1st Dan (no 2nd Dan or above gradings). If you fail your grade you can still grade in Swindon on Sunday 22 April.

If you intend on grading for 1st Dan please text or call Sensei Cole in advance on 07557532676.


NEW Exeter Grading Date

The Exeter Grading has now be rearranged for Saturday 10 March. Arrive at 9.45am for a lesson 10am-11am. Gradings start at 11am. This lesson is still a brown and black belt course but unfortunately we won’t be able to hold any black belt gradings on this date due to time restraints. The next black belt grading is 22 April in Swindon.

If you need further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Because of the bad weather we have been unable to contact anyone at the sports centre. We will have to cancel the gradings in Exeter on Saturday 3 March. Hopefully we can rearrange for Saturday 10 March. Confirmation will be sent out later this week.

UPDATE: Exeter & Salisbury Grading

At the moment both Salisbury and Exeter Gradings will go ahead as planned this weekend. We will be monitoring the weather conditions closely, as our students safety is our priority. We will let you know as soon as possible of any cancelled grading and will post updates on our website and facebook page.


The SSKA has some very sad news. One of our Senior Instructors and good friend Sensei Keith Thomas passed away peacefully last night (Thursday 15 February). Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family.


If you were previously a member of the SSKA we are offering you the opportunity to return to the SSKA without having to pay a membership fee. Simply renew your licence for the current year and return at your current grade.

Ex-members can also take advantage of one FREE lesson at our Swindon Dojo training with Sensei Cole. Lessons are fortnightly starting from Wednesday 10th January, 7-9pm at Lawn Manor Academy (aka Churchfields School) Salcombe Grove, Swindon SN3 1ER.

For further information contact grading@sska.co.uk or call or text Sensei Cole on 07557 532676.