Sunday 21st November special course

Our training on Sunday 21st November will take place at Haslingden Primary school. We will be hosting sensei Garside who will be giving a special kumite class which will be suitable for all grades and beginners. Session starts at 10am and finishes at 12pm. Please arrive by 9:55am.

We welcome all members to attend. The cost will be the normal £6 per person fee unless you have paid the November monthly subscription, in which case it will be £3 per person training. RSKC Instructors can also train for £3 per person.

This opportunity is the first one for two years to train with sensei Garside our club founder. Please make the most of it.



Special sunday training

Sunday 23th February 10am till 12pm will be a special Osae Wasa (joint lock) class with sensei Warburton instead of the normal training session. 

The course will cover:

demonstrate six unique locks

Standing and ground work variations

Kata application

Understanding anatomy and pressure points

Health and safety briefing


We welcome all grades and ages, but if you are unable to take part in this class due to injury we will do kata training with you.




St Annes special session

We have been invited to attend a special session on Saturday 14th Sept at the St Anne’s on Sea Dojo with sensei Ian Garside 5th dan. If you can make it it should be a good one.  Ian will also be leading the special Bo classes on Sunday 15th Sept at our Haslingden dojo.

ICC 2019 Sunday 13th October

Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club’s 8th Interclub Competition is taking place on Sunday the 13th October at the Adrenaline Centre Haslingden, Lancashire and we are confident that this years event will be both our biggest and best one yet! The event has grown year on year which is a reflection of the support it has received from the clubs in the North West (and beyond!) and the quality and spirit of the competitors who attend.We look forward to welcoming you and your squad to Haslingden for what promises to be a great days competition for novices and experienced Karateka alike.

As always we will be seeking support for Referees, Judges and table officials, so if you or any of your club can help out on the day, your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

For any queries regarding the competition or individual events please contact Rick Payne at Please note there will be no team kumite events due to time constraints related to the hire of the venue.

Many thanks for your continuing support, and we look forward to seeing you in October!

Very Best Regards
Rick Payne
RSKC Club Secretary

Special Bo classes

On Sunday 15th Sept 2019 at Haslingden Primary school we will be hosting special Bo classes with sensei Ian Garside 5th Dan.

First session 10am to 11:30am will be basic Bo handling and Kata Shuji No Kon.  YouTube video

Second session 11:30am to 1pm will be advanced Bo and Kata Sakagawa No Kon.  YouTube video

Price will be £6 for 1 session or £10 for both. No price concessions will apply. (everyone has to pay)

Places will be limited a maximum of 22 places in the first session and 20 places in the second session. Advanced Bo participant’s must also be 10 years and above and yellow belt and above. The advanced Bo session is recommended to those with previous experience with Bo. Please book and pay for your place in advance to ensure you can train. We will take students on the day on a first come first served basis only if places are still available.

A limited number of training Bo’s will be available from our stock room, and we advise you bring your own Bo that you are familiar with.


Club competition

Our internal club competition is being held on Sunday 7th July at the Haslingden Dojo, Haslingden Primary school. Only our club members will be taking part.

Competition starts at 10am. We estimate we should be finished by about 2pm.

All grades and dojo members are welcome, there will be category suitable for all abilities, age and grade, you will only be doing what you would do on your grading (Kata and kumite), so its great preparation for grading.

Please support your club by attending this competition. Spectators are also welcome.


AGM 2019

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30 Years anniversary

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RSKC celebrates 30th Years since it started in 1984. We are having a special celebration weekend starting on the evening of Friday 23rd May with a party at The Riverside in Whitworth. On Saturday we have a special course hosted by Sensei Andy Sherry in the morning and a special Bunkai class hosted by Sensei Ian Garside in the afternoon. A special training session on Sunday morning will also be available. We have invited all ex members who are black belt graded to the Friday evening party, and all current members and their partners and children and also welcome. Our German friends from Bockholt are also coming over for the weekend to share in the special events we have put on for everyone.