New students are welcome to join the club at anytime - we have a 'rolling' agenda. Please arrive 15 minutes or so before the start of the class so that your details can be taken if you haven't completed the online form or to ask any questions you may have about karate. If you intend to come to a class, please complete our Registration Form first.
Registration Form - Online
Appropriate clothing for your first few lessons: Tracksuit bottoms and a T-Shirt. There is no need to inform the Club Instructor if you are coming but it is preferable. You must be 7 years + to join. Tell the Instructor before you train of any injuries or disabilities. In most cases this will not preclude you from training.
Fees are paid monthly and if training twice weekly or more, you will receive discounted lesson fees. Check the start times of classes by going to the TRAINING category on any of the main pages. Despite the fact we are open all year long, due to unforeseen circumstances i.e. previous / alternative hall hirings, personal commitments etc, training may be cancelled. This can be checked on the web site.
What you need to know
Browse the Frequently Asked Questions below and click for the answer.
Licence Book info
On joining TSKC, you will be required to obtain a JKAE licence. This licence provides you with the insurance you need to train at JKAE clubs.
The NEW Application form also includes an Event Disclaimer and a photograph disclaimer for under 16yr olds. This means you will not have to complete a disclaimer at every event you attend. The disclaimer will be re-affirmed annually when you renew your licence. If you do not agree to the disclaimer, your application / renewal may be refused. The licence must be signed by your Chief / Club Instructor. ALL TSKC members must submit applications and renewals through their instructor.
The licence is also a record of your achievements with regard to your gradings and attendance at courses. Your licence must be kept up to date and valid. You will not be allowed to train if your licence lapses, nor will you be able to grade, participate in competitions or other events organised by the JKAE.
You cannot obtain a licence directly from JKAE. You must submit your completed form with the appropriate fee to your Club Instructor and they will arrange for your renewal.
It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your licence is renewed. It is suggested that you renew your licence the month before it is due to expire. Licence application forms can be obtained from Sensei or by clicking the link below, where you can download an application form yourself or fill in and Print the form from your computer. To do this, choose the [OPEN] option. Fill in the form on screen.
MSWord: Download and use this form by printing it and filling in by hand or completing on the computer first.
NB. If you are renewing your licence and there have been no changes in circumstances, only sections A & D need to be completed.
On joining TSKC, you will also be required to pay an annual membership and Joining fee. These relate to the administrative correspondence TSKC undergoes keeping you up to date with your JKA Licence and other related paperwork regarding JKA England and grading correspondence. Some of this money goes towards keeping down lesson fees by supplementing Hall hire and subsidising training costs.
The joining fee is a one off payment. There are two types of Membership: Individual and Family. The Family membership covers up to four close family members and is great value.