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Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control I have had to change the grading date from Sunday 6th March to Sunday 3rd April. the times will be the same, 2pm to 3.30pm.

Please ensure that you have a current licence, which you will need to bring with you on the day along with your grading fees. Can you also please make sure that you have a passport size photo attached inside your licence record book.

The grading will take place at the Blandford Gym Club. Units 15-16 Uplands way. Heights Industrial Estate. Blandford DT11 7UZ

You will need to make sure that you arrive in plenty of time to ensure that we can start the grading no later than 2pm. if you arrive late or do not have a current licence you will not be allowed to take part in the grading. Also, please be advised that spectators will not be allowed in the room during the grading as this can cause too much of a distraction to the students.





Unfortunately there wasn't enough time to squeeze in another squad training session before Christmas but we will get back on track with regular squad sessions this year. We have already set the dates for the sessions throughout the year and these are now on the calendar.

There are a couple of months where there will be no squad session but for most of the year there will be a sqaud training session each month. Please try your best to attend the sessions so we can maintain a minimum fee of £2. If the numbers do drop too much we may need to increase the fee slightly but obviously we would like to avoid this if possible.

The Squad sessions are open to all students of North Dorset Karate and any students/clubs that are members of MAIUK. The training is specifically designed to prepare you for Competitions but attendance is not restricted only to students wanting to compete. All students will gain a much higher level of fitness and experience from attending these sessions. Come along and give it a try, you might just find yourself enjoying them.

The Squad sessions are to be held at the Project Climbing Centre, which is above the Dolphin shopping Centre in Poole. Please check the calendar for Squad training dates.




Please note that as from January 1st 2016 there will be a slight increase to the grading fees and this will be indicated on the grading slips. This is the first increase to the cost of a grading for over 5 years.

Later this year, possibly in April, it will also be necessary for me to increase the training fees slightly. Again this will be the first increase for many years and the training fees at North Dorset Karate will still be amongst the lowest in the South.



The North Dorset Karate Club was established in Blandford, Dorset in 1991. We teach the traditional stlye Martial Art known as Wado-Ryu. We have several fully qualified, highly experienced instructors who are all CRB Checked and fully insured to teach Karate to students of all ages from 6 years.

The North Dorset Karate Club website was created and is monitored by Chris Lewis, founder and chief instructor.



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