For your Attention...

Dates for your Diary:

All grading and course dates for 2016 will be on the site as soon as they are available.

Saturday 9th Jan 2016: JKA England National Course and AGM
11.00 - 17.00 at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB, United Kingdom (map)

Sunday 28th Feb 2016: JKA England National Course and Dan Grading.
11.00 - 14.00 at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Rd, Grantham NG31 7XQ, United Kingdom (map)
Training 11.00 - 2.00 followed by Dan Grading

Friday 29th April - Monday 2nd May 2016: JKA England International Course at K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9BQ, United Kingdom (map)
See JKA England web site via our links page for daily training details.

Congratualations to all club members who graded at Rochdale.
For details of grades achieved go to the events page.





The club was founded in1980 by Barry Gaskin a former member of the Halifax Shotokan Karate Club and was affiliated to the Karate Union of Great Britain. Barry and I trained together at Halifax for a number of years and had become good friends, on a number of occasions I would go to Sowerby Bridge to help with teaching so in 1983 when Barry decided to emigrate to Australia he offered me the position of Chief Instructor of the club, which I was happy to accept.

Due to Barry the club had managed to obtain the services of the Chief Instructor for the KUGB Sensei K Enoeda as its grading examiner and for many years we enjoyed this privilege, Sensei Y Ohta arrived from Japan to assist Sensi Enoeda and soon we were enjoying courses and grading under Sensi Ohta as well.

Unfortunately Sensi Enoeda passed away which was a great loss to all who had met him, after a time Sensei Ohta formed the Japan Karate Association England. the club decided to stay with Sensei Ohta teaching and in 2003 affiliated to the J.K.A.E.

The aim of the club from the first day Barry formed it was and still is to help people to achieve both physical and mental development whilst enjoying themselves, over the years I hope this has been the case and with the help of all the senior grades will continue to do so.


Peter Ingham
Chief Instructor: Sowerby Bridge Shotokan Karate Club


Beginners / Juniors
7.30 - 9.30pm Graded Members

Beginners / Juniors
7.30 - 9.30pm Graded Members

Training Cost:
Single session per week - £4.00
Both sessions per week - £7.00
Guests - £4.00 per session

Club Membership Yearly - £25.00
JKAE Licence Yearly - £25.00

Training Venue:
Sowerby Bridge Community Centre
Foundry Street
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire


Contact: Peter Ingham - Tel: 07880530514 or Sheila Eastwood (Club Treasurer ) Tel: 01422 831790