Where we train


Stretford Leisure Centre, Talbot Centre site.


Lesson fees:


Members pay a monthly fee of £30.00 to cover the full month of training. Visitors or new members pay £5.00 each session before continuing with the member fee.


Other costs:


We have a one off £10.00 new member fee to cover your grading and course record book and that is all we charge. Gradings are free (no fancy certificates - you only pass if you have earned the grade). However the Dan grade (black belt) test is subject to fees applied by JKF Wadokai. Insurance is up to you to obtain - we can provide details of where you can buy cover.


You will also need to buy a 'dogi' - white karate suit with a white belt if you are a beginner. These can be obtained from sports shops for around £30. After a year or so of training you might like to invest in a more expensive dogi such as those made by Shureido, Tokaido or Hirota. We can help you obtain these (they cost in the order of £100 - £150 depending on exchange rate costs and size).


Training Times:


Monday: 8.15 - 9.45pm
Thursday: 8.15pm - 9.45pm


Saturday: 11.00am - 12.30pm



Training is led by Ben Pollock, 5th Dan JKF Wadōkai and Kevin Pinkerton, 2nd Dan JKF Wadōkai.



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