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Kyokushinkai Karate

The club continues to produce fighters capable of holding their own at the highest level in national and international events.

Club coach and chief instructor for Scotland Iain Rodger said: ‘We are  taking on beginners until the end of March, after which the next intake will be from July until September, so now is the perfect time to start.’

For further information on the Kyokushinkai Karate club contact Iain Rodger (6th Dan) on 07584 166542 or Alternatively send a message to Caledonia Kyokushin on Facebook.


Grading tests are currently taking place and details will be in the next report.

Training continues as usual on Wednesdays, 5 to 14 years, 4.30pm until 6pm and 15 years and over, 6pm until 7.30pm. New members are welcome at any time. Either message the club on Facebook Senshi Do Kickboxing or email for details.

Shukokai Karate

Anyone looking for more details on these clubs should contact Kenny Gray (5th Dan) on or 07884 183905.


Oban MMA continues to prepare students for the West of Scotland BJJ open, with extra rounds and practice for those involved.

Club members recently enjoyed a seminar with higher level MMA student of the year Cameron Donnelly. Cammy has recently returned from learning under respected coaches John Danahar and MMA ‘royalty’ George St Pierre. Cammy took time with everyone, showing the small details in attacking the back and finishing chokes. The well-attended seminar was well received and Cammy will be back in Oban teaching again soon.

The MMA side of the class has been concentrating on setting up take downs from punching and improving timing and reaction times. The specific drilling and controlled sparring seems to be helping everyone improve as they try to build a solid foundation of basics.

If you would like to try out BJJ or MMA, Oban BJJ can be found on Facebook or you can email using

Wado Kai Karate

The January grading tests were deferred until February 27 due to illness. A full update should be in the next report.

Classes continue at the usual times, Park Primary School on Mondays at 3.15pm and Dunbeg Primary School at 6.30pm.

Use the details below to receive more information about Wado Karate or if you would like to talk about your interest in the sport.

Park Primary School: Mike Faulkner,
Dunbeg Primary School: Sensei Chris Bruce (7th Dan) at