Skipton Karate Centre


EST 1987


All sessions open as usual 

Watch out for all the latest upcoming events



If you intend to enter any competitions under the SSKA association banner, you must attend the official SSKA monthly squad sessions.  This includes all domestic, National and International competitions.


Date: (all dates are on a Sunday)


January 13

February 03

March 17

April 14

May 12

June 09

July 07

August Closed

September 08

October 20

November 10

December 08

Cheshire Martial Arts Centre Evans House, Norman St, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7HW

11.00am - 1.00pm

£10.00 for a two - hour course

Paul Graham 8th Dan SKA National Coach

Who’s it for:
Adults and children from 8th Kyu and above who are interested in becoming part of the squad or indeed who just want to train to improve their skills in Kumite and Kata

Who “should” be going:
Any student who is aiming to take their black belt in the next 12 months (do not leave it to the last minute) Also students who are taking brown belts (remember you have competition fighting on your grading) Students who wish to qualify for any of “junior/senior leader or instructor qualifications.

The aim:
To provide competition Kumite and Kata training for members. The courses are designed to be both enjoyable and informative. Whatever our level or age there will be something for you to achieve

Deadline for fees:
Thursday before the squad

If you NEED a lift, please let us know, we may be able to sort something out



27 January 2019 Liverpool Open

Greenbank Sports Centre

Greenbank Lane


L17 1AG


10 February 2019 Feko


Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street
S1 2BP


2nd - 3rd March 2019 AMA International Championships
 AMA International Karate Championships,

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street

S1 2BP

24 March SSKA Kata only Championships

Birchwood Tennis Centre





NEXT GRADING (Date will appear as soon as we have the information)

What you need to do now:

Red belts and above MUST have a reliable partner. If you are having any problems with this please ask one of the instructors for help. You need to practice with that partner, so don’t leave it until the last minute.

Do NOT miss lessons
All students taking any grade from yellow to purple belt need AT LEAST 20 lessons since their last grading. For all other students AT LEAST 40 lessons. Extra lessons are available for those who train once weekly; £4.00 per lesson, Skipton Academy (Aireville School)
You need an up to date and completed license (with a photo).

On the day of the grading you will need:
Plenty of water, a few healthy snacks, mitts, gum shield (compulsory for all students taking brown belts), a clean ironed gi and your belt.
Cadets under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents may watch the grading as may other relatives, as long as it does not put the student off their exam.
Please do NOT bring small children and babies, it is wholly unsuitable
Gradings take about 2 hours-3 hours depending on a number of students we have. (This includes breaks for the children) Please take that into account if you plan anything else on the same day. It is extremely disappointing for a child to have to go early and miss getting their belt and certificate.
About two weeks before the grading date I will let you know the time you need to arrive. Times are approximate. There are unsupervised practice areas, if you wish to take advantage of this you are welcome to come to the venue early.

PLEASE NOTE: Photography and any kind of recording during the grading are not allowed. Of course, you may take as many photos as you wish of your own child on completion.

On completion of the grading, each successful student will be awarded their updated license, a certificate, and a new belt