Karate Union of Great Britain

April 2004. Spring Karate Course, Torbay Leisure Centre, Paignton, Devon.

a year, six of the Senior Instructors within the KUGB hold a weeks residential karate course. The first is in the Spring located here in Paignton Devon and the second in the Summer located at Lancaster University. To see a photo gallery of the 2004 Spring karate course use the following link - GALLERY. The 2006 Spring course seminar timetable can be found here - TIMETABLE. To download the Booking Form for the 2006, 22nd Spring Karate Course, click Booking Form .

training focuses on the correct learning of Kihon, Kata and Kumite or basics, set forms and fighting. These courses are devised by former International competitors as a way of passing on their wide breadth of knowledge and experience, hence the course title 'Train with the Champions'. The next course is the Spring karate course at Torbay Leisure Centre, Paignton, 10th - 14th April 2006, you can book now by printing out this form or enquire about details from the KUGB administrator admin@kugb.org. The 2006 Summer course will be on 6th-11th Aug 2006. Well worth booking ahead in your diary!


come from all parts of the UK and every continent. Classes are divided into groups depending on the students experience or grade so everyone should feel comfortable with their instruction level. Course costs are low and represent excellent value for money. For 2006 the cost of course with self-catered accommodation is £190, course only is £90, accommodation only £105 and Karate Kids Camp is £225. There are special group rates, please enquire to the KUGB administrator for details admin@kugb.org.

who have completed a weeks karate training say that their increased knowledge means they feel more confident in their karate as well as appreciating the improvement in their personal fitness. As such it is a great opportunity to take a coloured belt or 1st or 2nd Dan KUGB grading at the end of the week, the usual grading rules apply. On completion of the full weeks course, everyone eligible will receive a course certificate suitable for framing.

There are a series of supplementary lectures and seminars on the course. One of which is a free class for Black Belts which is designed to assist them in obtaining an instructor qualification.

Shotokan karate videos volumes I and II are available from the KUGB administrator. The videos feature the above Senior Instructors performing basics, kata and kumite. There is a narrative track to aid learning and the katas have been performed in a way that will aid observation admin@kugb.org.

A free creche is available during all training sessions.

Torbay Leisure Centre
Penwill Way
Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5JR.

The local area of Torbay is a tranquil place, nestling between Dartmoor to the east and the Bay of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham to the west. It is an ideal place for a family holiday or couple of days break.

For International visitors the nearest airport is Exeter followed by the next nearest Plymouth, Bristol and Heathrow. The Paignton area is serviced by the M5 motorway leading straight to Exeter and the A38 and A380 terminating in Torbay itself. Bus and train routes both arrive in the centre of Paignton about 1/2 mile on foot from Torbay Leisure Centre. Local information can be found at the English Riviera website, for a map of the local area click - map.