Skipton Karate Centre


EST 1987




Date: (all dates are on a Sunday)


January 19th

February 9th

March 15th

April 26th Cancelled due to Corona Virus


June 07th Cancelled due to Corona Virus

July 05th    Cancelled due to Corona Virus


September 27th Cancelled due to Corona Virus

October 18th Cancelled due to Corona Virus

November 08th Cancelled due to Corona Virus

December 06th Cancelled due to Corona Virus

Squads will resume as soon as possible

Skipton Academy, Gargrave road, Skipton 

10.00am - 12.00pm

£10.00 for a two - hour course

Who’s it for:

Junior cadets (12 years and under) blue belt and above

Senior cadets (13 years +) and adults, all grades

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) 

Students who are taking brown belts (remember you have competition fighting on your grading) 

Students who wish to:

Enter competitions

Are preparing for a grading

Would just like to improve their skills in Kata and Kumite

Wish to improve their fitness level

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:
Please book your place ASAP, but at least 2 weeks befor the date of the squad


KKO Liverpool- 26th January

FEKO Sheffield- 9th February

AMA International Sheffield- 29th February to 1st March

EKA Leigh- 8th March Cancelled due to Corona Virus

SSKA Warrington- 29th March Cancelled due to Corona Virus

AMA National Bury- 10th May Cancelled due to Corona Virus




Please Note! The information below is temporarly out of date

Please ask at the club for the Covid aware grading guidelines

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; £5.00 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,  a new belt and a FREE gift if ordered