Martial arts clubs are looking for new members

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Kyokushinkai Karate

With the school summer holidays over, the club is actively looking for new members. If you are thinking of a great way to get fit and be able to defend yourself, or have a child over eight who would like to, then Kyokushinkai Karate is perfect for you. It teaches all aspects of the martial arts, including self-defence, stand-up fighting, throws, joint locks and controlling someone on the ground. Students under the tuition of instructor Iain Rodger have taken part in Scottish, British, European and World Championships, all acquitting themselves very well. The training is hard but rewarding and grades are recognised throughout the world.
If you think this style of karate is for you please contact Iain Rodger (6th dan) for a friendly chat on: 07584 166542 or, alternatively send a message to Caledonia Kyokushin on Facebook.


Beginners are always welcome at Senshi Do Kick Boxing. Junior session, ages five-14, are on Wednesday 4.30 to 6pm and senior session from 6pm to 7.30pm for ages 14 and over.
No matter your ability or fitness level you’ll be made to feel welcome. All the people who train there know how it feels to start, how hard walking through the door feels, but once you are in you will be made to feel comfortable. Your first session is free so there is nothing to lose by trying it out.
Find us on Facebook Senshi Do Kickboxing or email for more details

Shukokai Karate

The clubs are re-opening after their summer break as follows: Dalmally on August 21 at 7pm, Oban High School on August 23 at 6.30pm and Inveraray on August 24 at 7pm. All the clubs are taking on new students from those dates until the end of September.
Anyone looking for more details on these clubs should contact Kenny Gray (5th dan) on or 07884 183905.


Oban BJJ has been concentrating on leg locks and ankle attacks following last month’s seminar. With a few competitions coming up and lots of new faces going to compete for the first time the club will be introducing competition classes giving those attending rounds of controlled sparring.
The MMA side has continued to grow and they have been concentrating on counter attacking and angles. MMA is every Tuesday and Thursdays at 7.30 and is open to everyone.
Oban BJJ can be found on Facebook or email @

Wado Kai Karate

The Park Primary School class (part of Kaishin Wado Kai) is now closed for the summer break but will resume on August 27.
If you have a child aged seven-10 and want to know more about this class, please contact Mike on 07709 229284 or email
Kaishin Wado Kai at Dunbeg School is on a Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All ages are welcome at the club training sessions. Mike Faulkner said: ‘We are a small and friendly club with four black belt trainers available to help students at any time.’ For more details contact Sensei Chris Bruce (7th Dan) at