Established in 1969, Torbay Karate Club in Paignton is one of the oldest Shotokan Karate clubs in the UK. Its founder and Chairman Bob Davies has run the club for over 40 years and, with Chief Instructor Ray Alsop and other resident & visiting black belts, it offers a wealth of experience and tuition from some of the highest graded instructors in the country. Torbay Karate Club belongs to the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) which is the largest Karate organisation in the UK and, because of its high standard of senior teachers, commands great respect in the martial arts world. The club is run on a not-for-profit basis, meaning the focus is on the martial art rather than commercial gain. The quality and passion for Karate in the club is self-evident.
Paignton's Torbay Karate Club hosts the annual KUGB Spring Karate Course and Karate Kids’ Spring Camp and grading examinations are conducted regularly by Senior KUGB instructors. Students have the opportunity to join demonstration and competition squads with trips to regional and national events throughout the year. Students from other areas and associations are welcome to visit and train.
Training takes place on Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm and Friday 7:00pm to 8:30pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Sands Road, Paignton, Devon. TQ4 6HA. We welcome young and old, male and female. For your first lesson wear loose clothing to allow freedom of movement.
Discussions and further information on Karate can be obtained from our website (www.torbaykarateclub.co.uk), by telephone from Bob Davies on 01803 553035 or by email from our Club Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org.