Sheppey Leisure Centre

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Sheppey Leisure Centre Off the Broadway, Royal Road Sheerness Kent ME12 1HH

"A Professional Club run by Enthusiasts”

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The Club

The club has produced over 136 black belt students, several of which are now 5th Dan Instructors. Sensei Arthur Wallace Chief Instructor 7th Dan SKC is assisted by his wife Frances 5th Dan, Steph Cornford 3rd Dan and several 2nd Dan Instructors. All the teaching staff are registered as KSKC Instructors and CRB cleared to teach young children. 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 to:

  • Create a friendly atmosphere where families would feel safe training together.
  • Produce a strict but fair code of conduct for all its members.
  • Balance the training needs of the student buy using traditional and modern methods of teaching.

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Profile: Sensei Arthur Wallace

Arthur Wallace is the Chief Instructor of the Sheppey Karate Clubs, a group that has now expanded to over 4 clubs that operate on the Isle of Sheppey. He started training in karate in 1968 at the Rochdale Karate Club under Mike Toze 7th Dan KUGB and gained his kyu grades under Enoeda Sensei. He moved to Kent in 1971, where he continued his training under Ray Fuller 8th Dan chief instructor of the Thames Karate Clubs. Sensei Wallace was responsible for introducing karate to Sheppey and opened his own Dojo in May 1974. Later that year he was awarded his black belt by Kensuke Enoeda 9th Dan (KUGB’s chief instructor). He achieved his 5th Dan Black Belt, under the Thames Grading Panel in 1993 and was awarded his 7th Dan in 2014 by the English Karate Governing Board on recommendation from the Kent Shotokan Karate Clubs.  He is also a 1st Dan black belt in Judo and adept with Kobudo (weaponry) I.e.. Sai (short swords) and Rokushu-bo (6 ft staff).

Arthur had a successful professional career as a prison Governor and has now retired to pursue the running of several clubs on the Island. The management skills he developed in the service has greatly enhanced his expertise in running the club in a professional and cost effective manner. The benefits of which, can be clearly demonstrated by the clubs durability and sustained high standards. All three of Arthur and Frances children are former students having achieved their 2nd Dan black belt status.

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
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