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22nd June 2017


Cardiff senior instructors instruct at Belgium course

Two of our senior instructors travelled to Belgium to instruct at a weekend course.

Steve Court has been a member of the KDS organisation since 1995 and was graded by Harada Sensei to 3rd Dan in Dec 2013.

Roy Margetts joined the KDS in 1977 and has been a 5th Dan instructor and member of the KDS Technical Executive for many years.

Watch Steve and Roy's demo.



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8th May 2017

Summer School bookings open

Summer School will once again take place in August (12th - 20th) at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

The earlier you register the less likely it will be that you will miss this great opportunity to practise at a sustained high level. It also greatly reduces the administrative burden associated with running the course.

Finally, please note that there is a penalty of £50 for all applications received later than the 11th June. We are continuing to offer an additional student discount of £50, as well as an additional discount of £50 for first time attendees.

The closing date for all applications is 16th July. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accommodated as we have to finalise the numbers with the University by that date.

Please also note that late cancellations will lose their deposit, as we have to pay the University once we confirm the numbers.

All applications for this course are to made through the members only area of the site. Anyone having trouble should speak to their club membership secretary.

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6th May 2017


Newcastle KDS - National All Grades Course 9th -11th June 2017

Following the success of last year’s course, Newcastle KDS warmly invites you all up North to attend the first national KDS course since Spring School. The course is open to all grades and will be taken by the 4th Dan group and overseen by Marie Kellett  5th Dan.

We are hosting the course in the city centre,  in a state of the art venue within the University of Northumbria and we’re planning a couple of cracking socials so it’s promising to be an excellent weekend! At least as good as last years and the perfect chance to experience some Geordie hospitality.

Just like last year, we’d especially like to encourage our student members to make the journey. It’s a great opportunity to combine some really hard training with some end of exam celebrations!  A fantastic start to the summer!

As if all of that wasn’t enough, we are honoured to have our Principal and Chief Instructor Mitsusuke Harada Sensei MBE as our special guest over the weekend.

Also, bear in mind…this is your last chance to attend an all grades UK course before Summer School 2017.



Upper Sports Hall
Sport Central
Northumbria University
Radnor Street
Newcastle upon Tyne


Once on campus just follow the signs to 'Sport Central', approximately 5 minutes walk from the City Centre.


Practice Times
Friday 9th June 18:30 – 20:00 All Grades
Saturday 10th June 10:00 – 12:00 All Grades
Saturday 10th June 13:30 – 14:30 4th/5th Dan
Saturday 10th June 14:30 – 16:30 All Grades 
Sunday 11th June 10:00 – 12:30 All Grades


Full weekend: Employed £35, Students/unemployed £25
One day: Employed £25, Students/unemployed £15
Please make cheques payable to ‘KDS’


Friday – To be confirmed - £20 per head
Saturday – World Banquet & Bar at Za Za Bazaar, all you can eat restaurant - £16 per head / £10.50 for Students (with valid student id).

Please can all clubs email Ralph (georgyboss@gmail.com) with an indication of numbers for both socials by June 1st.


There's an abundance of hotels in Newcastle City Centre, all within walking distance of the practice venue and the evening socials. You can find a list of hotels


Unfortunately this year there won't be any rooms available in the Halls of Residence as Northumbria Uni students don't break up for another week. Sorry about that.

Very limited floor space may be available. Contact Daniel (glayva@hotmail.co.uk) for further details.

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15th January 2017

Southampton course details available

You are warmly invited to attend a KDS course with Harada Sensei and the Technical Group. This high level course is an excellent opportunity to brush up on you skills for the New Year.

Please let me know as soon as possible, but by Friday 20th January latest please if you will be attending the course and whether you will be coming to the Social Event so I can reserve a place for you. (Due to prepayment conditions please understand that you may be asked to pay for the social event if you book and do not attend).

We are all looking forward to training with you.

Full details can be found in the course calendar:


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24th October 2016

Winter School Details Available

Full course details for this year's Winter School can noe be found within the course calendar:


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