No Karate – Mon 15/01/2018

Sorry for short notice but there will be no Karate tonight due to personal circumstances.


X-Mas 2017/18 Training Dates

Monday 11th Dec – As normal

Wednesday 13th Dec – As normal

Monday 18th Dec – No Training

Wednesday 20th Dec – As normal

Monday 25th Dec – No Training

Wednesday 27th Dec – No Training

Monday 1st Jan’18 – No Training

Wednesday 3rd Jan’18 – As normal

Monday 8th Jan’18 – As normal

Wednesday 10th Jan’18 – As normal

Federation of Martial Arts

Great News!!!

I have just received an email confirming we have been accepted as a member of the Federation of Martial Arts (FMA) which is a part of FEKO.

We just need to confirm the T&C’s but will hopefully have all this sorted within the next couple of weeks.

This will give us not only much better value for money insurance but also access to national and international coaching, examiners, courses and competitions.

Extra Classes in November

With the upcoming grading I have arranged an additional 4 classes during November which will cover a mix of basics, Kata and Kumite. These are open to all students. Cost will be £5 per session, please either bring cash on the day or pay by BACS to the normal account.

  • Sunday 5th November, 9-11am, Tottenhill Village Hall
  • Sunday 12th November, 9-11am, Tottenhill Village Hall
  • Friday 17th November, 7-9pm, Tottenhill Village Hall
  • Sunday 19th November, 9-11am, Tottenhill Village Hall

Grading – Sunday 26th November

It is with much delight that I can now announce that the final grading of the year will be on Sunday 26th November, at Tottenhill Village Hall.

For this grading we will be having Master Sahota (8th Dan) examining all students, especially as we have a 2nd Dan, a 3rd Dan and a 5th Dan grading happening all on the same day.

Running order for the day:-

9.00am – Hall opens for arrival/last minute practise

9.45am – Pre-grading warm-up (mandatory attendance)

10.00am – Grading starts

11.00am – Those attempting Yellow/8th Kyu or lower – finish

12.00pm – Those attempting Purple-White/4th Kyu or lower – finish

01.00pm – Those attempting Brown-Double-White/1st Kyu or lower – finish

02.00pm – Those attempting Dan grades – finish

Costs for grading:-

Coloured Belt – £25

Black Belt – £75

Please note that fees must be paid no later than the week before the grading, either cash or directly into the club bank account.

Gi’s & Required Equipment:-

All students attempting Brown Belt/3rd Kyu or higher must wear a plain black Karate Gi, students attempting grades below Brown belt/3rd Kyu may wear either a full plain black Karate Gi or white-jacket black trousers Karate Gi.

All students must have correctly fitted and in good order either PU/Plastic or leather grade sparring kits, consisting of head, hands & feet. Groin guards should be worn by males at all times under their Gi, females should wear a chest guard at all time under their Gi.

Those attempting grading’s with weapons please bring with you your weapons of choice.


A full syllabus for the grading will be published shortly, but the main emphasis of the day will be quality of technique.

FREE Karate Classes September 2017

For all those aged 13+ (including adults of all ages) who are interested in starting martial arts/karate/self defence, enjoy a free months taster on a Wednesday evening at Tottenhill Village Hall (just off the A10, accessible from Kings Lynn & Downham Market).

Open to beginners and martial artists from other groups alike. Booking in advance is required via email to, closing date for bookings is Friday 18th August 2017.

Please note that this offer is limited in availability, places will be issued on a first come first served basis. Over subscriptions will be put on a waiting list and offered a free taster in either October or November if space becomes available.

Monday/Wednesday Classes – August 2017

I have just received an email from Downham Academy saying that we cannot have the hall during August 😦 (our normal Monday venue)

I know this is very short notice, but given the short notice it will be too difficult to find another venue. Which means all August classes on a Monday will have to be merged with the Wednesday class at Tottenhill.

Subsequently to make timing easier (as much as possible) there will be a slight change in times for Wednesday’s during August.

  • 2nd August 6.30-9.30pm
  • 9th August 6.30-9.30pm
  • 16th August 6.30-9.30pm
  • 23rd August 7.30-9.30pm (only 2 hours)
  • 30th August 6.30-9.30pm

All students are invited to attend for 1-3 hours to suit.

Normal times and schedule should resume from Monday 4th September.