Northgate & Associated Karate Clubs

'' In a World of Compromise...We Don't''

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About Us

Welcome to the Northgate and Associated Karate Clubs web site. We are a Suffolk based club covering; Ipswich, Kesgrave and Claydon.

We are a friendly club headed up by Sensei Bill Williams, 4th Dan. If your goal is achieving black belt or simply to improve your fitness, co-ordination or mental agility then please come along to one of our sessions or contact us for more information. We always welcome new students and club sponsors. All our clubs are run by qualified instructors and we offer a friendly atmosphere for you and/or your children. 

We are offering Adults and Children an opportunity to learn Karate and in the process get fit, improve co-ordination, meet new friends and eventually gain a Black Belt. This site is intended to provide anyone interesting in learning more about Karate and the club. As a club member you can benefit from access to videos, karate photos and an on-line shop for the purchase of everything you need for your training including Karate clothing, equipment, syllabus and grading books. 

At Northgate & Associated Karate Clubs we believe that in order to excel at anything in life, you should possess solid values and a strong character that develop the dedication needed to achieve your goals. Our exceptional team of instructors are here to inspire you to be your very best. Joining us will give you the all-important inner strength to navigate our complex world with confidence and drive.

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Team

Who We Are

If you're looking to bring out the best in you, you've found the right place. At Northgate & Associated Karate Clubs, we believe that the warrior spirit is about transforming your body and mind into a place of physical and mental strength together with a winning mindset, both at the Karate School and in life. When you put your heart into self defense, you will find all of this—and so much more.

Sensei Bill Williams, 4th Dan

Club Leader and Head Instructor

Sensei Bill Williams, 4th Dan heads up the club. Bill has been practising Karate for over 40 years and has dedicated the majority of his time to running the clubs and helping club members to their Black Belts. 

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Sensei Gerry Turner, 4th Dan

Senior Lead instructor

Gerry is a fantastic asset to the club. He’s super fit and more importantly is technically proficient at all levels of Karate. He gained his 4th Dan in 2013.

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Sensei Chris Stott, 1st Dan

Lead Kumite Instructor

Club Child Protection & Safegarding Officer

Chris has been with the club for many years. He is a lead instructor and a specialist in Kata and Kumite. 

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Sensei Matt Standring, 1st Dan

Lead Instructor

 Fitness Instructor

Matt has been a lead instructor for many years. He runs  Kesgrave Thursdays sessions.

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Sensei Alex McKay, 1st Dan

Lead Instructor

Alex has been with the Club for many years and recently started teaching.

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                        Steve Holland, 1st Kyu

                                                 Lead Instructor

Steve has been a lead instructor for many years. Steve is also on the Club committee and IT

support for the Club.
 

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    Kasia Lewandowska 1st Kyu
             Red Dragons Instructor
                      DBS Club Officer
                      Club European & World Competition Organiser
                      Club Administrator


 

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Classes

Classes run on most days of the week at various locations. We pride ourselves in supporting club members on their journey to Black belt and beyond and many club members have gone from white belts to black belt (1st Dan) and even further. Red Dragons classes tend to last 30 minutes and are a mixture of fun and learning basic Karate techniques. Juniors and Adults tend to have one hour lessons where the first 15-20 minutes are a warm up followed by varied classes based on Karate techniques including basics, punches, kicks, kata and kumite.
You are more than welcome to come along to any class and see what goes on. Hopefully your visit will tempt you to get involved either as a parent or club member. We have several families where children and parents take part and have a great time getting fit and learning new skills. As members become more confident and advanced they can compete in local or national competitions. We have an active number of members that compete and win at national competitions. We also have a member on the national juniors Karate squad.
As a club member you would be learning techniques on your journey to a Black Belt (1st Dan). We hope you enjoy looking around our website and hope to see you at a local class.
Regards,
Sensei Bill Williams, 4th Dan

RED DRAGONS

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Boys & Girls 4-8yrs old

Red Dragons classes tend to last 30 minutes and are a mixture of fun and learning basic Karate techniques.

JUNIORS

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Boys & Girls 9-17yrs old

Juniors and Adults tend to have one hour lessons where the first 15-20 minutes are a warm up followed by varied classes based on Karate techniques including basics, punches, kicks, kata and kumite.

ADULTS

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Men & Woman 18+yrs old

 Adults tend to have one hour lessons where the first 15-20 minutes are a warm up followed by varied classes based on Karate techniques including basics, punches, kicks, kata and kumite.

Schedule

Tuesday

Kesgrave Sports Centre
Twelve Acre Approach
Ipswich IP5 1JF

GENERAL SESSION
6.30pm - 7pm - Red Dragons 
7pm - 8pm - Juniors & Adults

Wednesday

Northgate Sports Centre
Sidegate Lane West
Ipswich IP4 3DJ

GENERAL SESSION
7pm - 8pm - Northgate Black Belt Grading Session
( from 5th Kyu )

Thursday

Gorseland Primary School
Deben Avenue
Martlesham IP5 3QR

GENERAL SESSION
6.30pm - 7pm - Red Dragons
7pm - 8pm - Juniors 7 Adults

Friday

Kesgrave Church Hall
Main Road, Kesgrave 
Ipswich IP5 1JG

KUMITE SESSION

5.30pm - 6pm - Red Dragons

6pm - 7pm - Juniors & Adults

Saturday

Kesgrave Church Hall
Main Road, Kesgrave
Ipswich IP5 1JG

2h KATA SESSION
10am - 12noon - Red Dragons, Juniors & Adults

Sunday

Northgate Sports Centre

Sidegate Lane West

Ipswich IP4 3DJ

Kesgrave Sports Centre

Twelve Acre Approach

Ipswich IP5 1JF

GENERAL SESSION

11am - 11.30am - Red Dragons

11am - 12 noon - Juniors & Adults

GENERAL SESSION

11am - 11.30am - Red Dragons

11am - 12 noon - Juniors & Adults

Contact Us & Book a Free Trial

Northgate Karate Club
Ipswich

01473 622707

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