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.


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Master Class With Matt Price Sensei

Master Class With Matt Price Sense

Sunday 9th December 10am till 2pm. Haslingden Primary School dojo.



Interclub competition 2018

The RSKC interclub competition will be held on Sunday 14th October at the Haslingden sports center.

Entry forms are available below

RSKC inter-club championships 2018 – Event&Rules

2018 ICC entry forms

Any queries please email

Doors open at 9am with the competition starting at 10am. Unfortunately, the sports centre will not allow us to provide food, other than for the judges and referees, so all competitors and spectators should bring a packed lunch and drink. There is an onsite coffee shop and vending machines.

Please note there will be no team kumite events due to time constraints related to the hire of the venue.

The competition is growing in popularity, so all clubs wishing to take part should ensure that their entry forms are sent in promptly, as each event is strictly limited to 32 competitors. The last date for entries to be submitted is Thursday 11th October. Late entries will be permitted but your entries will be added to the bottom of the events list or used to fill in entry gaps. Entry forms and a list of events / competition rules are attached to the email if you are on our mailing list. Please return your entry forms and entry fees to Rossendale SKC – c/o Murphy & Co., The Coach House, 24b Park Hill Street, Bolton BL1 4AR.

If you prefer, you can email the forms and bring the entry fees on the day.

Venue address:-

Haslingden Sports Centre
Helmshore Road

We look forward to seeing you all on the day


KUGB events

The KUGB has refreshed its web site, the old rss feed is no longer working. Please use this link to directly access the events diary.

KUGB events

They have also made the events diary to be compatible with your Apple or Android phone, see this link for details.

Special sunday training

Sunday 29th January 12 till 2pm will be a special extra grading class with sensei Warburton instead of the squad session. Normal Sunday morning session is still on 10am till 12, then you can stay and do the grading class, or if you cannot make the morning session, just come to the grading class.

This special course will cover all aspects of the grading process and the grading syllabus itself for all kyu grades. With the clubs next grading booked for February 23rd this is an opportunity for all those wishing to grade to hone and refine their techniques in Kihon, Kata and Kumite in readiness ofr their examination. The session is espescially reccomended to those members at first kyu who intend to attempt their Dan garding in 2017. The cost of this special course is only £3.00 (Other Clubs : £5.00) which represents excellent value for an intensive session which will help students focus on those aspects of their karate requiring polish in preparation for the grading itself. Guests from other clubs are very welcome to attend. This is a fantastic opportunity to get additional practice and guidance with the clubs Chief Instructor – don’t miss it!

If your hoping to grade in February, this is your class.




Stretching class


On Sunday 27th November we are hosting another stretching seminar with Gemma, from Dansworks.

Gemma has held sessions with the club a couple of times now and they’re always a lot of fun! The session will be looking at your stretching and flexibility. It’s a great fitness session for everyone so please feel free to bring along friends and family.

The session is this Sunday 12pm-2pm, and is £5 per person.

Halloween party 28th October

We are having the Halloween party on Friday 28th October at AB&D center in Bacup, starts at 6:30pm, fancy dress mandatory.

Have a spooky time.

Bo Jutsu Course

Shotokan Bo-Jutsu course


Sensei Ian Garside 5th Dan

The course will revise basics of Shotokan Bo-Jutsu

and cover

Bo Kata ‘Shunakaki No Kon’


Tuesday 12th April 2016

Haslingden Primary School

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost £5

RSKC celebrations in Bocholt

Rossendale Karate Club join sister club celebrations in Bocholt

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A delegation from Rossendale Shotokan Karate Club travelled to Bocholt this weekend to help celebrate a special event with their sister club in Rossendale’s twin town.
After over 30 years of leading the dojo he founded, the Chief Instructor of Bocholt Dokan Karate Club, Sensei Sepp Walke was stepping down and handing leadership of the club to his son Christian. Members of the Rossendale Club were invited to help celebrate the event and mark the long history of exchanges and visits the two organizations have enjoyed.
Events started on the Friday evening with a training session, followed by a finger buffet and a “memory lane “ video show of Sensei Walkes career, including footage of demonstrations carried out in Bocholt by the Rossendale Club in the 1980’s and 1990s.
Saturday saw the training intensify with special courses given by Sensei Walke senior and his son Christian.
Members of the Bocholt Club gave special demonstrations including contributions from the children and Club Ladies team, before the handover ceremony.
In front of a large crowd of karateka and their families as well as friends and well- wishers of the club, Sensei Walke handed over the clubs charter to his son.
Further presentations followed as other clubs and organizations, including the German-British Friendship society and the Friends of Bocholt took the opportunity to pay their respects to the retiring Sensei.
The delegation from the Rossendale Clu: Founder Sensei Ian Garside, Chief Instructor Sensei Stephen Warburton, Vice Chairperson Rick Payne and Secretary Angela Regan presented Sensei Walke with a portrait and also a contribution to his charity project for villagers in Namibia, raised from donations from members of the RSKC.
“It was a truly emotional ceremony” commented Rick Payne “particularly for the RSKC who have trained with Sensei Walke, both in Rossendale and Germany for many years. He fully deserves this recognition for his contribution to Karate and fostering friendship between our two towns”.
Saturday afternoon saw Sensei Ian Garside deliver a typically demanding training session based on fighting techniques, which drove the participants hard, but which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who took part.
Sensei Garside’s work was not over for the day, however, as he was asked to preside over the Bocholt club’s grading examinations at the end of the afternoon, and award belts and certificates to the successful candidates.

A packed day was rounded off by a Chinese meal and a party at the local tennis club, where the Rossendale members were presented with gifts by their hosts,and in a final surprise of the day, Sensei Walke received a lifetime achievement medal from his regional Karate Association Governing Body.
Training continued on Sunday morning with a high energy session under the leadership of the Rossendale Club’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Stephen Warburton. “This was the first time I had delivered a training session abroad” commented Sensei Warburton “- our German friends train very hard and to a very high standard. To be invited to lead this training session on such a special weekend for them was a real honour.”
There was time for relaxation with the host families and a quick visit to the Rhine for sightseeing, before the Rossendale Club members left for the airport and home.
“This was a very special weekend for our two clubs “commented Club Secretary Angela Regan– “it was a privilege to be invited to share in the handover ceremony, to train with our hosts, and to make new friends. The hospitality and generosity of our host families has been marvellous, and we look forward to meeting them again and hosting them in Rossendale very soon”

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