Ultimate Training Weekend

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Our Ultimate Training Weekend is one of the most enjoyable events of the year. We train for 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 sold out in just 2 days.

If you complete the training over the whole weekend then you will receive a large certificate as a reward.

Haven Holiday Park is the venue for this event at the newly refurbished Hafan Y Mor Park in North Wales. 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 both Saturday and Sunday. There is plenty of free time in the afternoon for students to spend with their family and karate friends. The park has undergone a massive refurbishment.

Haven completed a £3million refurbishment to their heated indoor pool in 2017 and this proved a massive hit with all of the families who attended the UTW last time. This fabulous facility now features three flume slides, a multi-lane slide, bubble pool, Lazy River and wave pool. There are also have play areas for children and a lane pool for those wanting to just swim.

In your free time you could enjoy a trip out on the boating lake, climb between the trees at the outdoor high ropes course or roller blade in sportsdrome.

You can hire bikes and pedalos, there’s just so much to keep the whole family entertained.

There is also an amusement arcade, bars, restaurants and daytime & 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:

Dates: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018



Hafan Y Mor Haven Holiday Park

North Wales.
LL53 6HX

You can view a video and check out what the park has to offer by clicking the link below:




UTW 13 Itinerary


Cost of training: £40 per person and £35 each for 2 or more in the household.


The following Guest Instructors will be teaching sessions:

Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan JKS National Squad Coach

Matt Sensei is back once again by popular demand and if you have never trained with him before you are in for a treat. He is the current JKS England National Team Coach and EKF Kumite Coach for Northern Region. Matt Sensei is an absolute legend in Shotokan karate and is very highly respected in Japan. Some of his most notable competitive achievements include:

9 times KUGB National Champion

KUGB Grand Champion

European Individual Kumite Champion

World Team Champion

16 x Grand Slam Kumite Champion

2 x Voted European Competitor of the Year

Graded 6th Dan in Japan

Matt Sensei always delivers challenging sessions which are different every time. Be prepared to work hard and get ready for the pain!

Steve Carless Sensei 6th Dan Chief Instructor Walsall Karate Dojo

Sensei Steve Carless is the founder of the Walsall Karate Dojo. He has continuously trained in Shotokan Karate since November 1980 and graded to 6th Dan in November 2014 in Japan under Masao Kagawa Shihan. He is a full time professional karate instructor dedicating himself to daily training, teaching and developing the dojo and its instructors and students.

We have recently hosted Johann Santos JKS England, European and World Junior Kata Champion who trains under Steve Sensei alongside many other very successful competitors including Lewis Bradbury who won the Under 21 Male Kumite at the British Karate Federation 4 Nations.

Steve regularly visits the JKS HQ in Japan and travels all over the UK to teach courses. He is well known for his creative ideas and challenging sessions. Anyone who has trained with Steve Sensei before will know that these courses will be very enjoyable and you will leave feeling inspired to improve upon what you have learned from him. Sensei Paul and I always enjoy training with Steve Sensei and are very much looking forward to jumping in line!

He has a long list of major competitive achievements in both Kata and Kumite including:
2 x SKIGB Grand Champion
7 x Individual Kata Champion SKIGB Nationals
Individual Kata Champion FEKO National Open
Team Kata Champion FEKO National Open
3 x Individual Kumite Champion SKIGB Nationals
3 x Individual Kumite Champion Shiro Asano Nationals
4 x Team Kumite Champion SKIGB Nationals
4 x Team Kumite Champion Shiro Asano Nationals
Team Kumite Champion VSO Karate Aid
2 x SKI European silver medalist Team Kumite

Paul Wolstencroft Sensei 5th Dan Chief Instructor Red Tiger Karate

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.

Gary Welch – 5th Dan 

Senior Instructor at White Tiger Shotokan Karate in Surrey.

Over 30 years of training and teaching experience.

Lewis Bradbury – U21 BKF Male Kumite Champion

                        Johann Santos – JKS England Male Kata Champion 2017


Huge Sportsdrome

The training will take place in their huge sportsdrome which has a wooden floor, absolutely perfect for karate training! There will be a lot more space for training this time around.

Trophies and Certificates

Our guest Instructors will be awarding trophies to selected students to reward hard work and effort. Every student who completes the training will receive a certificate.


Caravans are a little more expensive this time around with there being much better facilities at this park.

However, Hafan Y Mor have comfort apartment blocks with full central heating and the events team have offered us some great prices. Hopefully, there is something to suit everybody’s taste and budget.

Book your place:

Event is SOLD OUT

Booking can be taken once the accommodation prices are avaialble and training places will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.

Haven events team ask that students/families to get together and book their caravan or apartment through our group. We have been offered discounted rates because we are a group booking. Accommodation is for a 3 night stay (Friday to Monday) and it is self catering.



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