St Clements School Leysdown

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St Clements School, Leysdown Road, Leysdown–on-Sea, Sheerness Kent ME12 4AB

"A Professional Club run by Enthusiasts”

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The Club

The St Clements Karate Club’s is the 2nd SKC club to come on line and has now been operating since May 2012.  The club has on a average over 20 members and bases itself as an after school activity for the children of the St Clements School, Leysdown Road, Leysdown–on-Sea, Sheerness Kent ME12 4AB.  The clubs chief instructor is Arthur Wallace 7th Dan a very experienced instructor.  Sensei Wallace was responsible for introducing karate to Sheppey and opened his first Dojo in May 1974.  He was awarded his 7th Dan in 2014 by the KSKC under the auspices of the English Karate Governing Board. He is also a 1st Dan black belt in Judo (AJA), and adept with Kobudo (weaponry) I.e. Sai (short swords) and Rokushu-bo (6 ft staff).

Its sister club the Sheppey Karate Club has produced over 125 black belt students, some of which are now 5th Dan Instructors. Sensei is assisted by his wife Frances 5th Dan, Stephanie Cornford 3rd Dan and several other black belt assistant instructors, all of whom are registered with the Kent Shotokan Karate Clubs. Both Frances and Arthur’s children (Nathan, Luke and Claire) are all black belts and began their training from a very early age. They believe that the physical and mental discipline that karate has taught them, has directly contributed to their academic development and well being.  Many parents have asked Arthur and Frances what motivates them to spend so much time and energy teaching children. Their answer is simple “Early on we decided what kind of karate club we would like to run.

Our primary objective was to produce over a hundred good quality Black Belts, a strategy underpinned by following several aims, namely; create a friendly atmosphere where families would feel safe training together.  Produce a strict but fair code of conduct for all its members and Balance the training needs between traditional and modern methods of teaching.  The greatest compliment that Arthur and Frances have had is to see the sons and daughters of their original students following the footsteps of their parents and begin training at the Sheppey Dojo.

General information

ORGANIZATION: The St Clements Karate Club practices the style of karate known as Shotokan. We are members of the Kent Shotokan Karate Clubs and affiliated to the Sport England Council Chief Instructor.  There is a term by term subscription which is paid in advance (plus family discounts, see instructor for details).  The classes are held every Tuesday at 3.30pm to 4.30pm.  However members have automatic membership of its sister club the Sheppey Karate Club in Sheerness and can train, free-of-charge train on the Monday & Thursday classes in addition to the regular Tuesday slot.

CLOTHING: During your first few lessons normal clothes will suffice, after this a karate suit becomes essential for efficient practice.  See the instructor for purchase details.  The STC classes are held at the School activity hall, so students are strongly urged not to abuse the facilities available. Parents are responsible for the control of their children outside of the class hours.

DISCIPLINE: The instructors have sole control of the club and all queries should be directed to them. They also have the right to expel or suspend any member for bad behaviour (see code of conduct). In the event of you leaving the club, for any reason, no part of the fee can be refunded.

CONTACT POINT: Secretary - Mrs. Frances Wallace, 12 Fleetwood Close, Minster, Sheerness Kent, ME12 3LN the telephone number is 01795-876567. E-Mail Address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit our website:  finally, we hope you have an enjoyable time at the club and that you child will benefit from the practice of Karate


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Sheppey Karate Clubs Events

SKC’s Calendar of Events

  • Mon 20th Nov  Black Belt Development Course
  • Mon 27th Nov Clubs Autumn Tournament
  • Thur 7th Dec Merit Badge Awards
  • Mon 18th Dec Student of the Year Awards (last class 2017)
  • Thur 21st Dec Schools & Sheerness Dojo Closed
  • Thur 4th Jan Sheerness Dojo Open (2018)
  • Mon 15th Jan Enrolment Week

  • Thurs 18th Jan Clubs Grading 2018
  • Mon 12th Feb Schools Shut half-term
  • Mon 19th Feb General Kata Course
  • Mon 5th Mar Clubs Winter Tournament
  • Thur 29th Mar    Sheerness Dojo Closed (before Good Friday)
  • Thur 22nd Mar Merit Badge Awards
  • Mon 2nd April     Easter Monday Sheerness Dojo Closed
  • Mon 2nd April     School Clubs Closed for Easter Holidays
  • Mon 15th April    Clubs Enrolment Week

  • Thur 19th April Clubs Grading 2018
  • Mon 7th May Spring Bank Holiday Sheerness Dojo Closed
  • Mon 21st May    General Kata Course
  • Mon 11th June Clubs Spring Tournament
  • Thur  28th June Merit Badge Awards
  • Mon 9th July Enrolment Week

  • Thur 12th July Clubs Grading 2018
  • Mon 10th Sept   General Kata Course
  • Moon 17th Sept  Merit Badge Awards
  • Mon 24th Sept   Clubs Autumn Tournament
  • Mon 8th Oct Enrolment Week

  • Thur  11th Oct   Clubs Grading 2018
  • Mon 5th Nov General Kata Course
  • Mon 19th Nov    Clubs Autumn Tournament
  • Mon 3rd Dec Merit Badge Awards
  • Mon 17th Dec Student of the Year Awards (last class 2018
  • Thur 3rd Jan Sheerness Dojo Open (First Class 2018)
  • Mon 7th Jan School Dojo's Open 2018
  • Mon 6th Jan Enrolment Week
  • Thur 9th Jan Clubs Grading 2019
  • Mon 4th Feb General Kata Course