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Gorton Kids Karate Club

Gorton Kids' Karate Club was developed by Manchester City Council and Deborah Jones, a qualified Karate / Self Defence Instructor of the Ken Yu Kai Karate Association. It provides children between the ages of 5 and 18 years with the opportunity to engage in a fun karate / self defence class to help improve their fitness, confidence and ability to keep themselves safe. The club has a strong & positive community ethos; it promotes self discipline and respect for self and others. All lessons are taught by experienced qualified Martial Arts Instructors in accordance with Health & Safety standards.

G.K.K.C. is a club member of the Ken Yu Kai Karate Association that was established in 1976 by 8th Dan Terry Pottage. As a non for profit community organisation costs are minimal; we also offer sibling & multiple training discounts. The club takes part in competitions, nationally and internationally. In 2013 as a club we won over 40 medals / trophies and several students qualified as members of the WKC England Squad. 

Child Protection Information - Ken Yu Kai Karate Association is a Registered Body with DBS. All Instructors are required to undergo Enhanced Disclosure checks in accordance with the Child Protection Act 1999. 

Gorton Kids' Karate Club is part of GKKC - which also includes the adult element Gorton Ken Yu Kai Karate Club. We belong to the Ken Yu Kai Karate Association led by Sensei Terry Pottage 9th Dan.


Tuesdays 5-6.30 General Karate (all ages Tuesdays 6.30-7.30 Adult karate (aged 15+ all grades including beginners)

Thursdays 4.30-5.30 Beginners class Thursdays 5.30-7 General Karate (all ages orange belt and above)

Saturday mornings 10-12 specialist classes on a 3 week rotation:
Week 1 Self defence
Week 2 Kumite (sparring)
Week 3 kihon and kata (karate basics)

First class is always free.

Where to Go

Venue address
City Of Manchester Institute Of Gymnastics
Garratt Way
Gorton North
M18 8HE

Other Details

Age Range
From 5 years to 18 years

Who to Contact

Deborah Jones 3rd Dan Shukokai / Shito-Ryu Karate
Mobile: 07890 656 897
Last Updated: 29/11/2018