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  • Writer's pictureLinda Andrews - Editorial Assistant, Nuse Online

Karate Club Celebrates 50 Years Of Holistic Martial Arts Training

Newcastle Under Lyme Shotokan Karate Club, a beacon of martial arts excellence in the heart of Staffordshire, proudly marks its 50th anniversary. Established in 1973, opening in 1974, the club has been dedicated to providing a holistic approach to karate training for individuals of all ages, genders, and skill levels.

With a rich history and a commitment to the art of Shotokan Karate, the club has consistently delivered high-quality instruction, focusing on both physical and mental development. The experienced and passionate instructors, all of whom are DBS (formerly CRB) checked, ensure a safe and nurturing environment for students to learn and grow.

Newcastle Under Lyme Shotokan Karate Club welcomes beginners and experienced practitioners alike, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among its members. The club's inclusive approach has attracted a diverse group of students, ranging from young children to older adults, all united by their love for martial arts.

The club meets twice weekly at the Holy Trinity Community Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, with sessions held on Sundays from 6pm to 7:30pm and Tuesdays from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. As a member of the Karate Union of Great Britain, the club is fully insured, providing peace of mind for all participants.

Leading the club are three dedicated officials:

- Peter Marchant, Senior Instructor and Club Treasurer (07795984088)

- Steve Hulson, Chief Instructor and Chairperson (07831254008)

- Paul Shufflebotham, Senior Instructor and Club Secretary (07843083941)


Peter Marchant, Senior Instructor and Club Treasurer said:

"We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone in our club's history. Over the past 50 years, we have witnessed the transformative power of Shotokan Karate in the lives of our students. We remain committed to providing a supportive and enriching environment where individuals can develop their skills, build confidence, and cultivate a lifelong passion for martial arts."


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