The Newport Karate Centre

Welcome to The Newport Karate Centre, providing Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do training at affordable prices.

NEW 10 x 1 hour Beginners classes on 
Saturdays available NOW.

Honbu Dojo, TNKC, Unit 3C, Langland Parc West, Langland Way, Newport, County Borough of Newport, South Wales, NP19 4ED.
TEL 01633 837447

Affiliation

 WTKF & WKGB (member) affiliation
under Sensei Masao Kawasoe, 8th Dan JKAWF.

‘The Newport Karate Centre’ is a friendly and professionally operated Shotokan karate club established by Sensei's David Lloyd & Kerry Straeker to promote traditional Shotokan Karate-Do training in Newport.

We welcome visiting Students and Instructors to train alongside us anytime, just give us a call first to make sure we have room and maybe we can have a drink and a chat afterwards.

class & other services we offer

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Junior

Class’s for child students
8 to 15 years
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Mixed

Class’s for students
16 to 70+ year old’s
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Your 1st 2 lessons are on US, so what are you waiting for!!

about us

Training for Everyone!

1. to provide training at an affordable price without sacrificing the quality of training.
2. to practice and teach traditional based Shotokan Karate-Do, focusing on the 3 core principles of Kihon, Kata & Kumite at the same offering time a balanced and safe approach to the application 'Bunkai' of karate in modern day life.
3. to have no contracts, no silly gimmicks and no hidden fee’s.

The Newport Karate Centre was established to promote traditional Shotokan Karate-Do training in Newport, South Wales.

Founded and Jointly run by Sensei’s David Lloyd & Kerry Straeker instructors who are both JKA card members, ‘The Newport Karate Centre’ known as ‘TheNKC’ now have over 40 years of experience to draw from in the art of Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do and provides students and instructors with a fully equipped friendly and professionally run dojo where they can practice and master their karate skills accordingly.

In 2020, TheNKC was forced to make a difficult decision to move yet again (through no fault of their own), so they moved into their own dojo, one where they can open and close whenever they like and for the first time in it's history, have all of their equipment permanently available for their members to use.
TheNKC are affiliated to the WTKF and registered with the JKAWF with Masao Kawasoe Sensei 8th Dan JKAWF as head instructor and examiner and are also members of the WKGB of Wales and are fully authorised to carry out grading's (for TNKC students) from 10th Kyu up to and including 1st Kyu and have an excellent Kyu & 1st Dan pass rate record.

TheNKC holds a full club insurance policy which covers all instructors, visiting instructors and student, members, all Thenkc Instructors have been, DBS checked, completed NSPCC courses in Child Safety & Welfare and have been trained and graded by sanctioned JKAWF trained Examiners.

TheNKC or TNKC : The Newport Karate Centre | JKA : Japan Karate Association | JKAWF : Japan Karate Association World Federation | WTKF : Welsh Traditional Karate Federation | WKGB : Welsh Karate Governing Body.

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class & other services we offer

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Aged between 8 and 70 and want to learn traditional Shotokan Karate-Do, or simply want to get & keep fit learning Karate
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Training

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights all ranks and Saturday mornings for beginners.
We cater for Junior, Youngster and Adult groups, with varying times to suit each group
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Training Centres

Unit 3C
Langlang Parc West
Langland Way
Newport
South Wales
NP19 4ED
01633 837447
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costs

Class & Grading Prices

Introduction

New to Karate
All new students are required to undertake and complete a 10 x 1 hour lesson Introduction course to Karate, price also includes 1st year TNKC club membership (with Licence) to ‘The Newport Karate Centre’, please see our price table here.
£60
10 Lesson Plan

Juniors

8 to 15 year old's
Annual TNKC License £20
Grading Fee £25 per grade
Grading held every 3 months
(minimum 22 Lessons)
You must have a valid TNKC licence to be able to grade for your next belt.
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£40
Continuous Monthly Plan

Youngster/Adults

16 to 70+ year old's
Annual WTKF License £20
Grading Fee £25 per grade
or
Annual TNKC License £20
Grading Fee £25 per grade
Grading held every 3 months
(minimum 22 Lessons)
You must have either a valid WTKF or TNKC licence to be able to grade for your next belt.
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£45
Continuous Monthly Plan
*Our Continuous Monthly Plan is designed to allow students to train twice a week for the whole month at a fixed cost, you must pay this at the beginning of each month either in cash or by standing order (preferred) throughout your membership.
NEW Junior, Youngster & Senior Students without any previous experience are required to complete a 10 x 1 hour lesson introduction to karate course which includes 1st year TNKC license membership (with Licence), once completed they will require a Gi (white karate uniform), belt (correct grade colour) and a WTKF(JKAWF) or ‘TheNKC’ Record book with Valid Licence in order to Train & Grade. JKAWF(WTKF) or ‘TheNKC’ Licenses are payable on a yearly basis please see our price table above in this section.
FIRST TIME LICENCE HOLDERS MUST PAY AN ADDITIONAL ONE-OFF £10 FOR THEIR LICENCE RECORD BOOK.
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club instructors

TheNKC Instructors

Sensei David Lloyd

Joint Chief Instructor - 3rd Dan JKA
David is co-founder and joint Instructor of ‘The Newport Karate Centre’ with Kerry Straeker, David was awarded both his 1st (Sho) Dan,  2nd (Ni) Dan and 3rd (San) Dan under the critical eye of Sensei Masao Kawasoe 8th Dan JKAWF.

Sensei Kerry Straeker

Joint Chief Instructor - 2nd Dan JKA
Kerry started karate in 1972 at the Exeter Shotokan Karate Club, Devon, under Sensei Dave Collacott with gradings by Sensei Andy Sherry, and is co-founder and joint Instructor of ‘The Newport Karate Centre’ with David Lloyd, Kerry was awarded his 1st (Sho) Dan & 2nd (Ni) Dan by Sensei Masao Kawasoe 8th Dan JKAWF.

sponsors

Thank-you to all of our Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors who give so generously, their continued help and support of the club and all it’s members is as always greatly appreciated.

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With NO contracts or hidden fee’s, JKAWF trained instructors, family friendly & welcoming club atmosphere, why wait? and don’t forget your 1st 2 sessions are FREE.
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Location of 'The Newport Karate Centre' Honbu Dojo

TNKC Honbu Dojo

The Newport Karate Centre
Unit 3C, Langland Parc West,
Langland Way,
Newport,
County Borough of Newport,
South Wales, U.K., NP19 4ED
Telephone 01633 837447
Tuesday

8-15 years 
White to Green Belts 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Purple to Black Belt 
7:00pm to 8:00pm

All grades
16-70+ years 
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday

8-15 years
White to Green Belts
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Purple to Black Belt
7:00pm to 8:00pm

All grades
16-70+ years
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Thursday

8-15 years
White to Green Belts
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Purple to Black Belt
7:00pm to 8:00pm

All grades
16-70+ years
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday

Beginners
8-15 years 
10:00am to 11:00am

16-70+ years 
11:00am to 12:00pm

Course last 10 weeks 
Date of mext course 
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You MUST let us know if you or your child has any medical conditions that may effect your or their ability to understand and or perform any Physical Activity whilst training at the Newport Karate Centre.

DATES & EVENTS

TNKC Training Days & Upcoming Events  Updated Monthly

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May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Grading on :
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
JKAWFE Black & Brown Belt Course : Windsor : TBA
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday,  Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Thursday 31st March 2022 Grading at : TheNKC Dojo
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Grading on :
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Thursday June 30th 2022  Grading at : TheNKC Dojo
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Thursday Sept 29th 2022 Grading at : TheNKC Dojo
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
JKAWFE Black & Brown Belt Course : Windsor : Sun TBA
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Wednesday & Saturdays Beginners Only
Thursday Dec 22nd 2022 Grading at : TheNKC Dojo
TABS = White : Sensei Kawasoe Course
TABS = Black: Normal Centre Activity
TABS = Red : Local Grading Night

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With JKAWF trained Instructors, a Family friendly and professionally run club, with no  gimmicks, hidden fee's or contracts and 
your 1st 2 lessons are FREE!
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

PHONE

01633 837447

E-MAIL

karateinfo@thenkc.com

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