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Easter Sunday Training

Sorry, no training this Easter Sunday, see you on the following Tuesday.

Master Class With Matt Price Sensei

Master Class With Matt Price Sense

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



No training tonight

No training tonight Tuesday 20th Nov at Haslingden as they are refurbishing the hall floor again!

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


Sunday training cancelled

Training on Sunday 4th March is cancelled due to school advising that snow and ice has closed the car park and work to clear it will be ongoing.

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.

September 2017 newsletter

Hope you’ve all enjoyed the summer break. Sensei Warburton has some tough sessions planned to get us all ready for the upcoming grading and ICC. In addition there are plenty of courses and events going on in the area & we expect to see many of there!

10th Sept, Squad training with Liam
16th Sept KUGB B&B course, Barnsley
16th Sept Sensei Jack Somers is teaching at Lytham St Anne’s
18th Sept Sensei Jimmy Brennan is at Hutton (Purple belts and above)
24th Sept, Squad training with Liam
1st Oct, squad training with Liam
15th Oct InterClub Championships
21st Oct KUGB Northern Regional Championships.
22nd Oct KUGB B&B course-Burton
23rd Oct Sensei Sherry is at Hutton (purple belts and above)
28th Oct-Training session with Sensei Ryan Tucker at Malvern.
5th Nov – Guest instructor, Sensei Chris Cray.

There is lots going on but the main event is the InterClub Championships. All club members will be at this event. Anyone who is unable to compete, will be needed to help organise the event on the day and support your team mates.

If you need any information about any of these events please see myself, Sensei Warburton, Sensei Rick or Sensei Liam.

May 2017 newsletter

Hi all,
Quite a few things to tell you about since the last newsletter. Lots coming up in May and June!!
First off, as most of you now know, I recently passed my 1st Dan at the recent KUGB black and brown belt course in Rhyl with Sensei Sherry and Sensei Poynton. Thank you to Sensei Warburton and all the club senior instructors for all their help and support,but I also would like to say a huge thank you to every single RSKC member, I could not have done it without you. Also, thank you to those members who came to the training session in Rhyl, and supported me on the day. Those who took part in the training session found it a very challenging but enjoyable. Highly recommended for all of the 1st kyu’s who are working towards their Dan grade.
A few of us are going to the Woolpack for a quick drink after training tonight (9th) to celebrate Sandra achieving her 2nd Dan last year and me achieving my 1st Dan. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Sensei Rick Payne and Sensei Doyle attended a tough but rewarding Dan Grade course in Chesterfield on 23rd April. 

On Saturday 6th May, Myself, Liam and Joe represented the club at the KUGB Nationals Championships at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. Podium places my have evaded up, but the calibre of competitors was very high and in all our events we were knocked out by either National squad members or eventual medal winners. Liam had a particularly tough draw, meeting eventual kumite winner Ethan Armstrong in the 1st round, and a taking on former national, european and world kata champion Hisham Saif in his kata event!  Excellent day out and a great experience.
Wednesday 24th May
Hutton Karate Club are hosting a training session for purple belts and above with KUGB senior instructor, Sensei Jimmy Brennan 8th Dan. 7pm – 8.30pm.
Sunday 28th May
KUGB Black and Brown Belt course. This session is only down the road in Manchester. All Black and Brown Belts, in particular 1st Kyu’s should be attending theses FREE events. Please see KUGB website for details – Training times will be different depending on your grade.
Sunday 4th June
KUGB Northern Regional All Grades Course with Sensei J Brennan and Sensei J Bruce – Leeds. 11am -12.30pm, then 1pm-3pm. This course is £8
Sunday 18th June
Special Pre-Grade session with Sensei Ian Garside This is currently taking place during normal Sunday training times but we are looking to do a 2nd session 12-2pm depending on the availability of the school.
Wednesday 21st June
Hutton Karate Club are hosting a training session for purple belts and above with senior KUGB Instructor Sensei Gary Harford 8th Dan. 7pm – 8.30pm,
Thursday 22nd June
Grading with Sensei Andy Sherry!! This session will be at Haslingden Primary School 6.30pm until approximately 9pm. We ask that members arrive at the school for 6pm. If you are wanting to grade, please speak to Sensei Stephen Warburton. This session is not just for those grading-everyone is welcome to train with Andy Sherry 9th Dan.
Sunday 25th June
Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival. As in previous years, we will be taking part in the parade. We ask that  ALL club members show their support and are available in the morning for the parade. We will be putting together a demo on the main stage in the afternoon. Again we want as many people as possible to take part in the demo, from the youngest white belts, to the highest Dan grade! There will be something for everyone to do, and then afterwards you can enjoy the rides and candy floss!! We will be having a stall with strike pads for the public to have a go on, and a tombola to help raise money for the club. If anyone has any gifts that would be suitable for tombola prises can you please bring them in for Julie.
Competitions/Squad Training
Sunday 14th May – Squad training 12pm-2pm
Sunday 21st May – Squad training 12pm-2pm
Saturday 27th May – KUGB Liverpool Youth Championships.
Sunday 11th June – RSKC Club competition-this is for RSKC members only. If you have never competed before DO NOT WORRY 🙂 This is a very friendly event and is the perfect way to experience competition and there will be events for everyone. Can those members who won the clubs main trophies last year, please return them.
Saturday 17th June- Hombu Dojo Female Competition, Birmingham. Those of you who attended the ladies event last year will have met Aimee Jo and Danielle from Black County Shotokan Karate Club have extended an invitation to their ladies/girls event. This event is aimed at novices to competition so there will be no competitors who are on a national squad.
Saturday 1st July – KUGB National Youth Championships
Saturday 1st July – AMA All Styles Nationals (Day 1 of 2)
Sunday 2nd July – AMA All Styles Nationals (Day 2 of 2)
Saturday 15th July – Gateshead National Youth Championships-This event is hosted by Sonkei karate club who travel down to Rossendale to support our ICC. We want to return the favour by taking as many people as possible to Gateshead for this event. This is a perfect event for those who are fairly new to competing.
I have entry forms for these events and will be going round taking names for those wanting to compete. We are always looking to having new members competing.
Club jackets.
As you’ve all probably seen, the club now have their own jackets fabulously modelled by myself and Liam!! There are also matching T-Shits, hoodies and pants available. I’ll be at training taking a list of those who would like anything ordering. The first order will be sent off next Tues (16th) so please let me know ASAP.
The committee are looking to organise a club social event. Ideas such as paintballing, chinese buffet, movie night at one of our houses are been put forward. If you have any thoughts, please see Angela.
Thank you again for all your ongoing support.

March 2017 newsletter

Big big thank you for all your efforts leading up to the recent grading on Feb 23rd. Sensei Warburton was very impressed with everyone’s dedication and attitude. Congratulation to those who passed their grading, Sensei Andy Sherry was extremely happy with the standard of karate on display. Thank you to Sensei Warburton and the clubs senior instructors for their ongoing support, tuition and advice. The next club grading will be in June so keep training hard.
The club recently took members to compete at the North West Open which is hosted by Sensei Higgins’ Club Sei-Do-Kan.  Unfortunately on this occasion podium positions evaded us, but there were some very encouraging performances which bode very well for the future. In particular well done to Reefe Lawson and David Cooper for representing the club, both being fairly new to competition.
Thank you to those who put their name down for the Kyu Grade Championships on 19th March. We’ll keep you posted with results.
Also, thank you to those who attended the latest squad training session on Sunday 12th March. The next squad session with Liam is on Sunday 9th April, 12pm-2pm. All club members are more than welcome to attend this training session for £2. We are always looking to increase the numbers of people who attend squad training-everyone is welcome to attend so if you are interested, please see myself or Liam.
There is a KUGB Black and Brown belt course on Sunday 30th April in Wales and a few club members (3rd kyu and above) are hoping to go along to that. If you are wanting to attend, please ask around as it is likely you’ll be able to car share with someone.
Traditionally the club does not train on Easter Sunday, so there wont be any training on April 16th. We usually hold an Easter party around this time so keep listening out for details.
Finally, as you are aware we recently had to put our monthly training fees up to £30. Can we please ask that all club members check to make sure their standing orders are up to date as there are one or two who are still paying £25.
Thank you from myself, Sensei Warburton and all the RSKC Committee