Weekly Classes

 
 
MONDAY 5.00 - 6.05
WHITBURN PARISH HALL SR6 7JZ (near Whitburn pond).
This is a new club and is aimed at the lower grades and new starters. A good starter club with a nice friendly atmosphere and very busy now. Luckily there is usually plenty of help from established teenage squad members.
 
TUESDAY 6.00 - 8.00
BUNNYHILL CENTRE DOWNHILL SR5 4BW (downstairs to walk in centre).
This venue was originally our busiest with the second hour being a kumite (sparring) only session. Choose one or two hours. 
 
WEDNESDAY 4.45 - 5.45
FULWELL DAYCARE CENTRE SR6 9QW (Opposite Redby Chip shop, Fulwell Road).
An ideal beginners club with lots of young kids attending. Friendly and fun. I think this is the best session for very young students aged five or six.
 
WEDNESDAY 6.15 - 8.15
BOLDON METHODIST CHURCH NE36 0PA (on main road through Boldon at lights).
A mixed grade club with predominantly lower grades and younger kids. Good beginners club. The second hour is aimed at low grades with ambition to develop fighting skills. A not too busy session with a lively atmosphere though the hall is echoey and noisy. 
 
THURSDAY 5.00 - 7.00 Kids  / 7.00 - 8.00 (Adults)
ALL SAINTS CHURCH HALL, Sunderland Rd, CLEADON SR6 7UR (on the main road near the pond). Choose one or two hours. Second hour is mostly sparring (kumite). VERY BUSY
Adult session follows from 7.00 till 8.00. This is a great class for a bit of exercise combined with karate tuition and the class is relaxed and friendly.
 
FRIDAY 5.00 - 7.00
REDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE SR5 5LJ (next door to Redhouse Comp/ Academy).
Choose one or two hours. Second hour is sparring (kumite) only. The best session for practicing kata, especially in teams. .
 
SATURDAY 10.30 - 11.30
BOLDON METHODIST CHURCH HALL, NE360PA (ON THE MAIN ROAD THROUGH EAST BOLDON AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS)
Great little kids and beginner session. I try to keep this a fun session and light hearted for beginners. It is similar to the Fulwell lessons.
 
SUNDAY 10.00am - 11.00 am
WHITBURN PARISH HALL SR67JZ (same venue as a Monday)
Adult class open to anyone aged 14 years and over.
 

BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME AT ALL OUR CLASSES
but some are more suitable than others. One free taster session is given to all new starters

ADULT CLASSES THURSDAY FROM 7.00 TILL 8.00 AND SUNDAY FROM 10.00 TILL 11.00.
Fairly quiet sessions for adults of all ages. Light fun cardio and karate in a friendly atmosphere. Total novices are welcome. These sessions are becoming more popular and most attendees are aged over 40 so don't be shy come and join in.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Are available most Saturdays at a cost of £7.50 per half hour. Mainly for those who wish to take karate seriously and strive for perfection. Not suitable for everyone as they are competition based.

KARATE SUITS AND EQUIPMENT.
We sell all karate related goods cheaper than retail price. Suits known as a gi (pronounced gee) start from £12 then go up in value depending on what you wish to spend. There are many on the market to choose from.

TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETITIONS.
No one has to compete at any competitions; they are there for those that wish to do so. But consider this, the greatest motivator for students is competing and without the incentive of putting their skills to the test against an unknown opponent they will simply go through the motions in lessons without the extra effort required to become great. We hold twice yearly in-club competitions.
 
These are specifically designed for beginners and new comers and the easiest and cheapest way to try a karate competition. These competitions are totally reliant on lots of white belts and new comers entering and are fairly unique to Dokan. I like parents to try to support these events.

In 2014 we gained 12 National, 8 International and 13 World karate champions. Not another club in the country can boast this.

We have a fundraising committee with charitable status and all the money we raise goes towards sponsoring our kids competition fees. We generally pay 50% of all entry fees.

GRADINGS.
Students grade when they are good enough not on how many lessons they have attended. Do not be offended if your child misses one or two gradings. We have the highest standard of karateka throughout our clubs and the intention is to keep it that way.

Any questions? Email Sensei Kevan Mitchinson.         k-mitch@live.co.uk    or ring 07939130411