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About Us

Karate is a great hobby for both adults and children. It improves fitness, confidence and mental health. It is an inexpensive way of keeping fit as there are no monthly fees  or specialist equipment to buy. You do not need to have a high level of fitness to start, our training sessions are planned to help you develop your fitness, skills and confidence over time. To start with all you need is a loose fitting top and tracksuit bottoms, you can purchase a karate suit (Gi) at a later date if you decide to continue.

We have several classes each week to suit all levels of ability. Our members include both adults and children (minimum age 8). We are a family friendly, inclusive club and we have several family groups that train together in our sessions. In our experience children respond really well and enjoy training alongside other family members... and the adults do too! 



As a member of the HDKI we take the safeguarding of our members very seriously. Our instructor has an enhanced DBS certificate is fully insured and holds a full First Aid certificate, all of our sessions and gradings are conducted in an open forum and we encourage parents to become involved in our sessions (even if that is as a spectator!).

The HDKI GB safeguarding policies can be found on their website at: 

Try it for Free!

Your first session is free. This gives you the opportunity to try karate and see if it is something you would like to take up as a new hobby to improve your fitness, learn self-defence or make new friends.



We train in the fitness studio at Seaham Leisure Centre 

The Recreation Ground,  Deneside, S eaham, SR7 8NP

We train on Sundays:

10 - 11 for New beginners and low grades

11 - 12 for Brown and Black belts 


Our training fees are only £5 per session and you only pay for the sessions you take part in. There are no joining fees and no monthly bills.

HDKI Licence

At some point you will be required to become a member of the HDKI by purchasing a Licence. The licence is needed to progress through the grades and it allows you to take part in HDKI courses and competitions. More information regarding the licence can be found on the HDKI GB website

A HDKI licence costs approximately £25 depending upon age and must be renewed annually


A grading is an examination conducted by a qualified HDKI grading examiner. Students are asked to perform techniques relevant to their grade and success at the grading allows the student to progress to the next coloured belt. Gradings are not compulsory, only those students who have shown the skills required, and feel confident enough to pass are entered into the grading.

We hold grading three times per year, the cost of a grading is £20



Our instructors are all experienced karateka, They are friendly and patient with the sole purpose of helping you achieve your Karate, or fitness, goals.  They are fully insured and hold full enhanced DBS checks. Check out our instructors page to find out more.

How to Start

To get started contact Paul on 07757971662 or simply turn up to one of our beginners sessions.

Seaham Leisure Centre on Sundays  (10 - 11 am). 

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