Our Ultimate Training Weekends are the most enjoyable events of the year. We train for over 6 hours across 2 days with the very best line up of International Instructors available in Shotokan Karate. It is the ultimate test of endurance and our students always leave feeling inspired, exhilarated and exhausted all at the same time! This event is open to both children and adults but you must be graded to at least 8th Kyu Red Belt to take part in the training.
We hold training weekends twice a year. Training places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Book your place quickly because the last event in May sold out in just 7 days.
If you complete the training over the whole weekend then you will receive a large certificate as a reward.
Haven Holiday Parks host this event at their flagship Presthaven Sands Park. It is a fantastic getaway for all the family as there is so much to keep everybody entertained. Haven offers us fantastic self-catering accommodation at discounted prices for our group.
Training takes place on Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Sunday is a free day for students to spend with their family and karate friends. There is an indoor swimming pool, water slides, sauna, children’s pool, Go Karts, Outdoor aerial adventure park, amusement arcade, bars, restaurants and evening entertainment. The beach is right alongside all the caravans and when the weather is dry, we always make time for a bit of beach training which is great fun!
Our Next Training Weekend is:
Date: Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2015
Venue: Presthaven Sands Holiday Park, Prestatyn, North Wales. LL19 9ST
Click here to watch a video all about the holiday park
Session 1: Friday 9th October 2015 from 8pm – 9.30pm.
Session 2: Saturday 10th October 2015 from 9am – 12pm.
Session 3: Saturday 10th October 2015 from 2pm – 4pm.
Cost of training: £35 per person
The following Guest Instructors will be teaching sessions:
Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan
Former World, European and British Champion. Current EKF Squad Coach and National Coach for JKS England.
Matt Sensei is back once again by popular demand and if you have never trained with him before you can read up about all of his achievements by visiting his Instructor profile page at:
Matt Sensei always delivers challenging sessions which are different every time. Be prepared to work hard and get ready for the pain!
Paul Newby Sensei
EKF Kumite Squad Coach and Former WKF Kumite Champion. Grappling, Pro Boxer and Wrestling Specialist. Paul Newby Sensei runs the Newby’s Combat Arts Academy in Crosshills. To read more about Paul Newby Sensei and his club you can visit:http://www.newbyscombatartsacademy.co.uk/#!about/c16fk
Steve Carless Sensei 6th Dan
JKS England Senior Instructor, Former SKKIF Kata and Kumite Champion. Steve Sensei is an excellent Instructor with a wealth of experience in both traditional karate and competitive karate. You will learn a great deal from Steve Sensei and he can certainly help you to improve your training. Steve Sensei runs the Wallsall Karate Dojo and you can read his Instructor profile by following the link below:
Paul Wolstencroft Sensei 4th Dan
Chief Instructor of Red Tiger Karate Club. Our own Paul Wolstencroft Sensei will be leading a session and it is always a good idea try your best to impress the man that grades you! Paul Sensei always teaches excellent sessions which of course will be hard work yet enjoyable at the same time. We also plan to fit in a few games on the sand dunes this time if the great British weather allows!
Caravans are unfortunately slightly more expensive than in May, however friends and families may share with one another and this reduces the accommodation costs significantly. Three bed caravans can sleep up to 8 people and 2 bed caravans can sleep up to 6. The cost of training will remain the same at £35.00 per student. All students who complete the training will be rewarded with a certificate and each Guest Instructor will award a trophy on the day they teach. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are asking students/families to get together and book their caravan through our group. You will find a list of caravan prices direct from Haven on the booking form below. If you click the Haven website at http://www.haven.com/accommodation/holiday-homes.aspx you can decide which grade of accommodation you would like to stay in. Please note: the only caravans with heating are the deluxe plus and the prestige caravans. All others do have a gas fire in the lounge. Pricing is based on a 3 night stay (Friday to Monday) in Self-Catering accommodation. Prices include linen and entertainment passes. You only need to pay for your share of the caravan plus £35 per person training fee for those taking part in the karate. Training takes place in the sports hall on Friday evening and all-day Saturday. We will go and train on the beach if weather permits. Sunday is a free day for rest, recovery and socialising.
How to book your place:
Please complete the booking form below, hand it back to your Instructor or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. To secure your place, we require you to pay £100 deposit per caravan by Friday 28th August. If you/your group are able to pay for your caravan in full by this date, it would help us greatly. The remaining balance of your caravan must be paid for by Friday 25th September. We have 85 training places available and they will only be allocated once you have paid at least the deposit for your caravan. Deposits are non-refundable if we cannot find another member to take your place.