Court Fields, Wellington and Bishop foxs', Taunton Karate Academy, KUGB

We have been running Karate classes in Somerset since September 2010 and are currently going from strength to strength with over 50 active members.


18:30 - 19:30
Court Fields Community School Sports Hall
Mantle Street
TA21 8SW

Bishop Fox's School Sports Hall
Bishop Fox's Drive

18:30 - 19:30
Court Fields Community School Sports Hall
Mantle Street
TA21 8SW

Sunday- Willand youth Center
-Willand village hall
,gables road

We welcome

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 14/03/2022

Here it is ,well worth the wait,back at Paignton for a massive course to stretch your body and mind...please let myself or Nicola know if you wish to attend, :) oss 👊👊👊👊👊


Fantastic news! The line up of Instructors for the Spring Karate Course has been announced with special Guest Instructor for 2022, Sensei Greg Hegarty.

Places can be booked via your account.


Exciting opportunity starting this weekend 🙌 can't wait to see you all there


We are delighted to announce we will be holding our christmas party this year on the 11th December at our normal location start time @ 7.30pm.

If you could please let us know if you will be attending that would be appreciated.

If you would like anymore information please contact Andy or Nicola.


Happy Halloween 🎃 let's get training

We are excited to announce the up and coming training course with Sensei John Bruce and Holly Sterling @ Exeter Dojo.

Training sessions with John and Holly

Saturday 30th October
All grades 11am - 12.30
All grades 1.30pm - 3
Black and Brown belts 3.05pm - 4.35

Sunday 31st October
All grades 11am - 1pm

£8 per lesson
£15 two lessons

14/10/2021 01/10/2021


YES! That's right, we are back from tonight and every Friday, court fields school @ 6.45pm

Can't wait to see you all.


KUGB Karate: South West Gradings

Grading Dates: South West Region September 2021
Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan

Date: Sunday 19th September
Hosting Club: Tiverton Shotokan Karate Club
Venue: Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand EX15 2PL
10.15am Kyu grade training and grading
12.00 to 12.30 (approx start time) Black belt & 1st Kyu training
Visitors book via Sensei Andy Purrington 07970 969632

Date: Monday 20th September
Hosting Club: Exeter Shotokan Karate Club
Venue: Exeter Shotokan Karate Club, Church Road, St Thomas, Exeter EX2 9AU
6pm Junior & family members training and grading
7 to 7.15pm All grades training and grading
All welcome, no need to book

Date: Tuesday 21st September
Hosting Club: Tsutahashi Karate Club
Venue: Paignton Academy Sports Hall, Waterleat Road, Paignton TQ3 3WA (Directions: The sports hall is on Waterleat Road. Car park Iisat the top, with signs pointing down the hill to the sports hall.
6.40pm All grade training and grading
Visitors book via [email protected]

Cost £10 Training / £10 Grading



Recent announcement have been made


Here are your events for this coming weekend which are all free to KUGB members. Please ensure your KUGB licence is up to date and that you REGISTER BEFORE 5PM the previous day.

England Kumite Squad Training - 27th 10.30
Southern Region All Grades Course - 27th 12.15
Southern Region Black Belt Course 27th 1.30
Southern Region Instructors Meeting 27th 3.00
Free Black & Brown Belt Course - Brown Belts 28th 11.15
Free Black & Brown Belt Course - Dan Grades 28th 12.30


Hey team 😊
Hoping your all well. After Boris's annouchment we are going to be back using zoom for all sessions.
Monday ~ 6.30pm
Thursday ~ 6.30pm
Sunday ~ 6.30pm
The advance lesson will still take place after these sessions.

We are aware that some students in the last lockdown accessed one to one sessions through zoom and this can be arranged again via contact with your instructors.

Thank you, stay safe and keep training. We know the situation isn't what we want but we're in it together. We can do this 💪


We would like to take this time to thank all of our wonderful students, families and clubs for you continued support throughout this eventful (to say the least) year. It has thrown up all kinds of surprises, and we've pulled through and our club is stronger then ever, because of you all. Thank you. We couldn't be more prouder and honoured to teach you and watch you all develop.

We are awaiting guidance, as always through this time, however we've decided to go ahead and confirm our Christmas training dates which are as followed.

Sunday 20th ~ Willand Village Hall ~Normal
Monday 21st ~ Zoom ~ Normal
Thursday 24th ~ No training
Sunday 27th ~ No training
Monday 28th ~ Zoom ~ Normal
Thursday 31st ~ No training.
Sunday 3rd Jan ~ Willand Village Hall ~ Normal
Monday 4th ~ Zoom ~ Normal
Thursday 7th ~ Willand Village Hall ~ Normal

Please keep on training. 🥋


If you would like to join, please follow the instruction below.

*** Important News ***

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, Sensei Sherry and Sensei Frank Brennan will be holding live zoom classes from the Red Triangle.

These classes will focus on preparation for those taking their next grade, eg 1st Kyu going for Shodan etc. 3rd Dan and above class is open to all Karateka of those grades.

Classes are as follows :

1st Kyu - 11am - 12 noon
1st & 2nd Dans - 12.15 to 1.15pm
3rd Dan & above - 1.30 - 2.30pm

Please warm-up prior to the start of the class. You must be in your gi.

Training is free, but spaces are limited, so to book in you will need to email [email protected] with the following information :

Date & time of training session :
Name :
Club :
Grade :
Licence No :
Expiry date :

Once your email is received your space will be booked, depending upon availability, and you will receive login information.

We look forward to seeing you online next weekend.


hi everyone,heres a quick update from the Kugb,
as is the current situation ,we are all trying to do our best with the guidence as it is ,so train when you can,however you can and we`ll support you all the way,please be patient and understanding.
Thank you and see you soon,Oss

Timeline photos 19/08/2020

*** Important Message from Sensei Sherry ***

"This year has proved to be very difficult in many ways, especially for our Karate activities.

I know that many of you have been training diligently at home advancing your technique, and this will stand you in good stead when we return to normal conditions.

Others have been working very hard towards grading examinations and our squad members were hoping to be selected to compete in the European Championships.

At the start of the year, all this seemed possible, but Covid19 came along and dashed many of our hopes and expectations. Nevertheless Karate is about much more than any one thing, it is a martial art that contains numerous other facets and benefits.

It is very important to study Karate analytically and understand your technique in greater and greater depth and detail, be aware of your coordination, develop a spirited and determined attitude, improve your speed through correct muscle control, these, and many other principals, together with rigorous physical training and an intense mental focus are all very important for your overall Karate proficiency.

All of you can advance to your best possible level within your own physical capabilities, this is true progress and will give you a great sense of accomplishment that will go a long way towards achieving a happy, healthy and contented life.

I look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible. Best wishes to you all."


Following the Government's extension of the lockdown, all National and Regional KUGB activities diaried until 31/5 will be cancelled or postponed.

We are, of course, keeping abreast of the situation and will keep you posted of any changes.

Thank you.


Only a month ago but seems much longer! the week before lockdown,Team Tiverton enjoying a black and brown belt session with Sensei Andy Sherry And Bob Rhodes. :),

Only a month ago but seems so much longer! the week before the lockdown,Team Tiverton enjoying a black and brown belt session with sensei Andy Sherry and Bob Rhodes. :)


We're now well into our second week of online training. Just a note regarding Sunday
6~6.40 all grades training
6.45~7.25 brown and belt blacks training.

See you all there.
Links will be sent out today


Happy Monday everyone! Here is your first FREE 'Karate Kids Activity Sheet' 🥋📝📚

As I mentioned last week when posting the FREE 'Karate Kids Daily Diary', I'll be posting a new activity every Monday for you to print and complete.

Don't forget to share your progress on social media platforms with me!! - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

"Stay active, be creative and stay happy!" ☀️


Hi everyone,
Hope you are staying safe and well.
With the recent situation I am currently looking into the online training sessions. Could you please send your email address and name either through private message to Nicola Troake or to her email [email protected]

Thank you




Dear all,

In view of the danger to health caused by the Corona Virus the KUGB Executive Committee has decided to cancel all KUGB organised events until Friday 15th May. This includes the National Championships, the Special Dan Course, all Black and Brown Belt Courses, all Squad Training Courses, the Spring Course in Torbay and the Liverpool Youth Championships.

We will monitor the situation carefully and continue with our programme of activities as soon as Government advice allows us to do so. We expect that you will all follow governmental and medical advice in the management of your Dojo's.

Best wishes to everyone at this difficult time, we will keep you informed of any changes as they arise.

KUGB Executive Committee.


Great session from sensei Sherry and Rhodes,enjoyed immensely by our first Kyus Ned and Jason and Senior grades Sensei Andy, Melissa,James and Nic at Abingdon

We had an excellent turnout in Abingdon today for the Black & Brown Belt Course with Sensei Sherry and Sensei Rhodes. A minutes silence in memory of Sensei Poynton was held at the end of each class.


As a club, we would like to pay our respects to this man Sensei Bob Poynton.
During many years of training, your club instructors and students have trained in sessions with Sensei Bob Poynton however today he passed away.
Many of you will know and have memories of this Sensei regarding his personality, his passion and dedication to the sport. So in honour, as a club, if you have memories or stories of sensei then please leave them in the comment box.

Photos from Tiverton Shotokan Karate Club's post 02/03/2020

Just a reminder that this is your last longer Sunday training session before your gradings. We will see you all at willand village hall starting at 3.30pm.
Time to shake down those grading nerves and get ready for Saturday.
See you there


Today, as part of a member of the KUGB England Kata team, Melissa entered the KUGB Grand Slam. This is her first ever competition competing at such high standards with other members from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and this amazing 13 year old came 4th in the under 18s kata category.
What an achievement. You should be very proud of yourself because I know we all are.

Congratulations from all of us, and we can't wait to see you back in class tomorrow.

Watch this space, this girl is on a mission 👊


Fantastic Sunday afternoon training session with a little bit of a twist. Sensei Nicola taking the first session, preparing students for grading with a very determined attitude by you all leading onto the second session with Sensei Andy breaking down katas and working on detail, speed, focus with competition kata preparations taking place as well.
A very hot afternoon for all students and you efforts are amazing. Keep pushing and the results and wants are in your reach.


Training today 3.30~6pm @ Willand Village hall. Remember to bring your mitts and a drink. We're in for a good session.


Absolutley brilliant and well rewarded effort from this young karatica from Courtfields,Tiverton,Willand and Taunton Karate Academy
Miss Melissa Bennett has been Selected for the England Junior Kata Squad.January Sensei Sherry 9th dan.

A very proud moment in our clubs history being the first lady from Tiverton Shotokan Team Karate to join the England Squad.

Well done and huge congratulations from all your Sensei and club members,we are so very proud of your acheivement. 👊🥋👊 Oss

Following KUGB England Kata Squad Selection today at the Red Triangle Liverpool, congratulations to the following people who have been selected for 2020.

Squad training has started with Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan)

Awais Ahmad
Stuart Amos
Jacob Baker
Ethan Brown
John Bruce
Anthony Chin
Jake Chin
Alex Cockx
Jonathan Cowgill
Tom Dale
William Don
James Eva
Sam Ganner
Dylan Gibson
Raymond Hassanzadeh
Sam Holbrook
Alex Lockett
Jamie Lottering
Nicholas Nelson
Patrick O'Keeffe
Ben Saville
Denny Shy
Jack Somers
Zericko Templado
Callum Wilson
Melissa Bennett
Amber Burns
Charlotte Dale
Cerys Eva
Cristina Finta
Christina Furtuna
Rosie Lau
Darlene Munyaneza
Kay Prachunla
Thea Priest
Nilu Samarasinghe
Laura Smith
Grace Snowdon
Sam Stuart
Emma Wright
Malgorzata Glapiak

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Court Fields Community School, Mantle Street
TA21 8SW

Opening Hours

Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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