North East Karate Kai


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We will celebrate our 10th anniversary at Richard Avenue this year and we will be looking at doing something to mark it. Any suggestions let us know.

December 2014

Grading held on the 14th of December and saw some of our long term students achieving their 1st Kyu's and Victoria achieving her black belt. Everyone did really well and congratulations to all who passed.


October 2013 

Grading to be held on Sunday November the 3rd.

December 2012

This month saw the last grading of the year with Sarah Barber achieving her black belt. Sarah was one of the very first members of our Richard Avenue club and has been training with us for over seven years. It was also good news for all those grading who all passed after weeks of intense preparation. This was the first grading this year where all members achieved their next belt which reinforces their commitment. Congratulations to all.

November 2012

November saw the culmination of months of intensive training and years practice for Sensei Gary who decided it was time to attempt his next Dan grade (only 8 years late). He had the support of his wife Sensei Louise and two well known senior instructors who he regularly trains with (Sensei George Coates 7th Dan and Sensei Dave Jenkinson 5th Dan). We are happy to announce that he achieved his 3rd Dan!

Sensei Gary sends thanks to all fellow karateka and instructors who supported him during his preparations. 


July 2012

Sensei Gary and Sensei Louise would like to thank our students for cards and presents for their wedding.



December 26th 2011

The year has finished on a high with a number of students achieving their next grades and a couple of the higher grades to take theirs early in the new year. One of our first Richard Avenue students will attempt her black belt this year so we wish her luck.


August 17th 2010

New Beginners courses are running over the next few weeks and new members are very welcome. Come give it a go both juniors and seniors, never been a better time to start training with your children and developing a healthy lifestyle. Give us a ring for more details or turn up on Thursday 6 till 8pm. Throughout August and 1st Thursday in September at the United Reform Church, Grindon, September 10 back to Richard Avenue Primary School.


Training resumes 21st

Training is to resume 21st of August and training to start for both the October competition and the next grading.

Sad News
Daniel Loses his Battle with Cancer July 4th
Daniel Squires, the inspiration behind the Kick Cancer events has lost his battle with cancer today one week before his 17th birthday.

KICK CANCER February 24th 2008

Raise money and support cancer related charities.

Jarrow Community Association
Cambian Street
For details: e-mail

Sunday 24th February