News flash

Training from week beginning July 19th

With the restrictions for class sizes being removed, you now no longer need to use the booking system to reserve your training place. We are still not able to have spectators in the Backup dojo due to its limited space, but we can now welcome spectators back at the Haslingden dojo as this is a much bigger space and has benches available to sit on.

If you or your immediate family have any symptoms you MUST not attend class, you must self isolate at home and get tested.

We will continue with covid protection procedures for the foreseeable future. Temperature checks will still be done for all students, instructors and spectators. Telephone numbers must be provided for track and trace use. Regular use of hand sanitiser (please bring your own for personal use) during the class for when any contact is made between students during kumite or when using training aids. Payment by contactless card.

When we receive further guidance from the KUGB, we will adopt that guidance and inform our students in the class of the new guidance.


June pricing update

We have reviewed our pricing for sessions and we can now offer the following incentives.

Standard session pricing remains at £6 per person, no membership fee.

We have introduced a monthly membership scheme to encourage training with family groups. A £5 per calendar month per person fee is paid on the first session in that month. This entitles the member to a training fee of £5 per session for the rest of the month. So the first session will cost £10, but the rest for the month each session  will cost £5. This is good value if you want to train more than once a week.

If you are training with one of your children, then after each paying the monthly fee, the parent can train for free when they pay for their child or children. So for a parent and one child, you will pay £15 for the first monthly session, then £5 per session for the rest of the month.

We also have the family group training monthly member option for up to four siblings. Each family member pays the £5 monthly membership fee, then each session for up to four siblings is £10 per session. So the first session will cost £30, then for the rest of the month it will be £10 per session.

It should be noted that we cannot offer any refunds on the monthly membership fee should you be unable to train for any reason.

You can decide at anytime in the month to take up the membership offer, but its better to take up at the start of the month.  

Haslingden Primary Tuesday session

We are pleased to announce that the Tuesday session at Haslingden Primary school is now available for booking from 1st June.

Session will run 6:30pm to 8pm.

It will be a mixed age and ability class, all welcome.  We have restricted the number in the class to 15, so you MUST book in advance. Please check your KUGB license and renew it before booking. I need your license number and expiry date to confirm the booking.

Changing rooms will be CLOSED, so please arrive ready to train.

We will be carry out temperature checks before students can enter the dojo. Anyone displaying symptoms will be asked to go home and isolate and then get tested.

The session will cost £6 per student ( adult or child), or you can subscribe to the monthly membership option Pricing update

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Training resumes

At last we can can announce that training will recommence from Thursday 20th May.

Training will only be on Thursdays at Bacup to start with until we can review the covid arrangements in place at the other dojo’s.

Session will start at 6:15pm to 7:45 pm. Please arrive before 6:15pm so you can pay and book into the venue. If there is a queue, please observe social distancing and wear a face covering.

As we will be operating under strict covid guidelines we have to restrict places available in the class. The class size in Bacup will initially be limited to 8 members training. Though we can have both adults and children training in the same class. We will group adults together and children together as there are different social distance requirements between the groups.

Bookings are here

Training MUST be booked via the booking page. Training places will cost £6 per person (adult or child) or you can subscribe to the monthly membership option  Pricing update . Payment is made on entry to the building. Contactless payment should be used. We can only accept cash payment if it is the correct full amount as no change will be available.

These Covid mitigation measures will also be in place:

-Venue book in for adults using the NHS track and trace app.

-Temperature checks to enter. If your temperature is too high or you are showing other symptoms, you must leave and then self isolate and get tested.

-Face mask to be used inside the building and only taken off when inside the dojo.

-Training shoes should be used in the dojo.

-Hand sanitizer to be used on entry to the building and again when entering the dojo.

-The venue one way system is be followed.

-No spectators allowed in the building.

-There are no changing facilities in the building, please arrive ready to train.

-No contact is allowed between adults at anytime.


Training update

A message to our members.

Whilst the 12th April changes to the covid restrictions means we could possibly run a very limited children’s only class at Bacup, the committee has decided to wait until the DCMS has formally approved karate as a combat sport, so we can return to a more normalized training regime when we do reopen.

The DCMS is the government department that is responsible for sport and return to play guidance during the covid pandemic. Please refer to the government guidance at for the most up to date information.

Next review in March

We will review the training situation again in March once it has been announced that schools will return to full attendance.

New year training review

Do to current tier restrictions, we do not expect training to be able to resume in January.

As a guideline under the tier system we can only consider restarting children’s classes when the Rossendale area is back in tier 2.  For adult training to restart we will need to be back in tier 1.

We will review again in February, hopefully with better news.

For now, stay safe and make the best of the new year you can.



All training suspended

Following the government announcement regarding the nationwide lockdown starting on November 5th we will be suspending all remaining classes for children throughout this new lockdown period.

We will review the situation again in December to see if it is possible to resume any sort of training after Christmas.

November bookings added

Bookings  in November for the Children’s group 7-12 years have been added.

Children’s training is unaffected by the tier 3 lockdown restrictions.

We will continue with the Bacup class for this group whilst there is a demand for it.  We have been in touch with the Haslingden Primary School and we will review the possibility of training there again in the new year.

Adult training is suspended whilst our dojo is under tier 3 restrictions.

Covid tier 2 restrictions

IMPORTANT information

We have suspended the Adult and family group classes after reviewing the guidance for the tier 2 covid restrictions. We are waiting for the KUGB to issue their interpretation, but until then we have to suspend this Thursdays class for adults and the family group class.

Training for children is unaffected, so the children’s class is still on.

We will let you know as soon as we can when we have a update from the KUGB.