Association History.

In 1972, Ged Tumman went along with his 8 year old son John to watch a local Karate club in Barnsley.

The club was run by Sensei Edgar Auckland, the style was Wado Ryu. After watching the session both decided to join up and give it a go. Some 40 years later Ged & John are still training and run the

Shindo kai karate association with 25 clubs and around 1,000 members. After gaining their Dan grades in 1976, both carried on

training until 1978 when they opened they first karate Dojo, Kingstone Karate club (pictured bottom right), (can you see Sensei Ged & John, Back line), this club grew year on year to a point where we opening more karate clubs in Barnsley and soon were coaching every night of the week in every sport centre, working mens club or church hall they could find.

Around 1979 we joined the IBA under Sensei Phil Milner who we respected very much and later we too took on sponsored challenges that his group did every year to raise money for charities. We carry on this tradition with sponsored events and have raised over £65,000 over the years.

We soon grew to a point where clubs were joining our Barnsley group and we decided to join FEKO, after a short time we moved to BASKA around 1982 under Sensei Greg Wallace, Dicky Wu, Mike Dinsdale & Harvey Barker and had many happy years competing and traveling the land gaining experience in Competitions and refereeing. At this time we were both still working down the local pits on 3 shifts & running clubs 7 days a week, something had to change.

n 1987 we were at a point where we thought we could run our own association with around 150 students, SHINDO KAI KARATE ASSOCIATION was the name we came up with (Way of the Spirit). We then joined the EKGB & things went from strength to strength, gaining clubs and members each year. Around this time we were both made redundant from the mines, so we pumped our redundancy money into our own Dojo and named it THE BARNSLEY KARATE CENTRE and coached Karate full time. ''Living the dream'' & loving every minute.We are at a point where we have 20 clubs in the association who are part of the EKF from Coventry, Leicester, Halifax, Bradford, Harrogate, Hull and others in the North with around 800 members & growing every year.

The association has always had a family feel to it, his children and now grand children, (Sensei Geds Great Grand children) all train.


Sensei Ged Tumman; 7th Dan coach.

Ged started training in 1972. Qualified as a Full English referee and has officiated across Europe, national & international championships but has now retired from refereeing. Currently hold the rank of 7th Dan in the EKF in Wado Ryu and is the joint chief instructor of Shindo kai.


Sensei John Tumman; 7th Dan Coach.

ohn also started training in 1972, won the all England school boys championships in 1976 at the age of 12, gained his Dan grade in the same year. Has been lucky to travel all over the UK competing in both kata & Kumite. Has competed in Europe in Italy, Germany, Finland and northern and southern Ireland.

While competing in Germany in 1992 john tore his knee ligaments and had to retire from kumite, but in 2004 & again in 2011 came back for one last blast & Won the master EKF English kata title.

Over the years we have done many sponsored events for charities and to date have raised £47,000.

The first event was demolishing a barn in karate suits with hands and feet in Bradford which was on the local television, from then on we have;Walked from John O Groats to lands end in karate suits. (North to south) Walked from Newcastle to Gretna Green in Gi's (East to west) Cycled from Barnsley to Edinburgh castle, down to Cardiff Millennium Stadium, across to Buckingham Palace then back to Barnsley. 24 hour training sessions, 12 hour sessions. Countless press up and sit up sponsors.


Dan Grading dates;

Started training; 1972

1st dan; 1976 IBA

2nd Dan; 1982; IBA

3rd Dan; 1986; BASKA

4th Dan; 1994; EKGB approved / Shindo Kai

5th Dan; 1999; EKGB approved / Shindo Kai

6th Dan; 2005; EKF EKGB approved / Shindo Kai

7th Dan; 2014; EKF approved / Shindo kai























Barnsley Karate centre


From January 2020 : Shaw Lane Sport Club, Barnsley. 

Shaw Lane,(Off racecommon Road) Barnsley S70 6HZ 

Coaches Sensei; John Tumman & Ged Tumman 7th & 7th Dan.  

Chief Instructors to the Shindo kai karate association
Wado Ryu Karate & competition karate training in both Kumite & Kata.
tel; John 07814 078 787

E mail;


6 - 7 pm Kids 5 years of age & above,
7 - 8.15 pm Adults

6 - 7 pm Kids 5 years of age & above,
7 - 8 pm brown and black belt class.

6 - 7 pm, competition kata class.
7.00 - 7.30 Sparring / 7.30 - 8.00 fitness class.

6 - 7 pm Kids 5 years of age & above,
7 - 8.00 pm Adults
Hull & East Riding Karate academy

Instructor ; Sensei Wayne Clarke 3RD Dan (Shukokai)
Training times, Monday 5.30 - 7.30pm Tuesday 5.30 - 8.30 Wednesday 5.30 - 7.30 Saturday 11.30 - 1.30.

Tel, 01482 814125, mobile 07950 667466.
Fight Unit

Instructor Sensei Adam Hadfield (3rd Dan)
Fight Unit. Court Yard 3. Unit 18A. Wentworth Road
Mapplewell Barnsley

Measham karate Club

Instructor: Sensei Rob Traves ( Wado ryu)
Location: Measham Village Hall, Queens Street, Measham, Leicestershire, DE12 7JE
Training Times:
Tuesdays: 6.00pm-6:45pm - Kids Beginners Class. 6:45pm - 7.45pm - Kids Lower Grades. 7:45pm-9:00pm – Adults (all grades)
Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm in Measham Leisure Centre (All ages and grades)
Fridays: 7.00pm-8.00pm - Kids (all grades). 8.00pm-9:00pm (11+, all grades).
Tel: 01530 273830 / 07761131043
Barnsley Wado Karate Club

1 to 1 Gym Summer Lane Barnsley
Run by Sensei C Haynes & Sebsei Ashley Pickles ( england official) (5th DAN)
Sensei Ashley Pickles
Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00& Thursdays 6.00 - 7.15 pm
Tel; 07427693131
Rotherham Martial art karate club

Rotherham Martial Arts Centre
14a Domine Lane Rotherham
Tel: 01709 557941 or 07957638717
Run by Sensei J Ball ( 6th DAN) also
Chapeltown Karate Club

Run by Sensei Gary Baker 4th Dan
1a Burncross Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 1SF. (Above Nisa Shop)
Monday's 5.30 - 6.15pm.Little Samurai's (4 - 6 yrs)
Tuesday's - Karate 6 - 7pm (Juniors 5+) & 7 - 8pm (Seniors).
Wednesday's - 6.30 - 7.30pm Juniors.
Thursday's - Karate 6 - 7pm (Juniors) & 7 - 8pm (Seniors).
Fri 6.00 - 7.00pm Kata & Kumite
Saturday's - Karate 3 - 4pm (Juniors) & 4 - 5pm (Seniors).
Please Call , or Visit our Website
mobile No : 07960 178575
Anshin karate & Self Defence


Graham Summerfield 5th Dan

Unit 1, 1st floor 424, Carlton Road Barnsley S71 3HX

Training times

Mon 6-7 kids Mon 7-8.15 family

Tues 6-7 kumite Tues 7-8 adult only

Wed 6-7 kids Wed 7-8.15 family

Thursday 6-7 kata Thursday 7-8 adult fitness

Friday 6-7 black belt class

Sat 11-12 open to al

Black Sun Karate club

Coventry Dojo
Sensei Andrew Margrett
Cheylesmore Community centre
Walsgrave Working mens club
War Memorial Park
Sensei A Margett (7th Dan Wado Ryu)
tel; 02476619047
Penistone Karate Centre

Penistone & Thurgoland,
Sensei Jon Chapamn
Run by Sensei Jon Chapman (5th Dan) And Sensei Emma Stead (3rd Dan
Penistone 1Unit G St Mary’s street Penistone S36 6DT
Opening times
6-7pm Monday –Friday for beginners
Tel 07949187355
Barnsley Shukukai Karate


Terry Everson7th Dan

Monday Thursday 6.30-7.30pm Carlton community college -

Wednesday -Friday 6.30-7.30pm Shukokai /shitoryu 07887690105


Instructors Senseis Damian Howden(5th Dan)/John Howden(3rd Dan); Shukokai Karate
Tel: 01423 525885 Mobile 07725 752278
Monday:Darley6.15-7.15pm - Shukokai Karate-do
Friday: Darley5.30-6.00pm - Karate Kids(3-6yrs)
6.00pm-7.00pm - Shukokai Karate-do
Christ Church Community Centre
Main Street Darley HARROGATE North Yorkshire HG3 2QF
Brackenfield School 128 Duchy Road HARROGATE North Yorkshire HG1 2HE
BodyZone Karate Club

Run by Sensei's Chris Greenwood 1st Dan
Monday 6.30pm-7.45pm All Abilities
Friday 6.30pm-7.40pm Junior Beginners
Friday 7.45pm- 9.15pm
All Abilities
01484 864931
07792 451832
King’s Karate Club

King’s Karate Club

Sensei Scott King (4th Dan Bushido Ryu)

Westfield Lane, Idle, Bradford BD10 8PY

Training Times -

Every Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm Beginners & Low Grades 7:00-8:00pm Higher Grades Every Friday: 6:30-7:30pm All Grades.


4 Springvale Works, Elland Road, Brighouse HD6 2RN

Training Times -

Every Thursday 7:00-8:00pm All Grades.

For more info call: 07747 624437

Barnsley wado kai


Run by Sensei Dennis Green 2nd Dan
Dodworth working mens club
Saturday 12 pm and Tuesdays5 pm.
Mobile 07411429097


Sukoshi Ryu Martial Arts Academy


Phil Moody jnr 4th dan.

The Black Hut Community Centre.

Kimberworth park Road, Rotherham.


01709 963235


Scarborough higashi karate-do


Sensei simon shaw 1st Dan

142-144 castle road Yo111hy

Class times

Monday 5-6 beginners/low grades

6-7 high grades

7-8 adults

8-830 kata class

Wednesday 5-6 beginners/low grades

6-7 high grades

7-8 family class all grades

Tel: 07792180901


Or visit or Facebook page


Barnsley sport karate

Wednesday-Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm

Holy trinity school Carlton S71 2LF

Danny Massarella 1st Dan



Cawthorne Karate Club

Cawthorne Methodist church school room

9 Darton road cawthorne

Tuesday and Friday 5.45 to 6.45





2020 Shindo kai calendar



26TH Sunday

Yorkshire open. Metrodome Barnsley. Squad Comp


22 / 23rd Sat / Sun

English Kyu grade championships. WS11 4AL Cannock. Squad Comp


14th  Saturday

Club gradings. BKC Dojo, Shaw Lane. Grade


29th Sunday

1st Shindo kai competition Barnsley Comp


26th Sunday

Kata, Kumite , officials Course & Dan grading. Barnsley Course & Dan


15th – 17th Fri – Sun

Summer camp, Primrose valley. Course & Fun


13th Saturday

Club gradings. BKC Dojo, Shaw Lane. Grade


5th Sunday

2nd Shindo kai competition, Honeywell. Comp


18th / 19th Sat/sun English nationals. GL2 9DW Gloucester Squad Comp




19th Saturday Club gradings. BKC Dojo, Shaw Lane. Grade


4th Sunday

Course and 2nd Dan grading, Barnsley Course & Dan.


15th Sunday Shindo kai nationals. Barnsley Comp


12th Saturday

Club gradings. BKC Dojo, Shaw Lane. Grade







Shindo kai 32nd SUMMER CAMP; FRIDAY 15th - Monday 18th May 2020

Primrose Valley Holiday Park, Primrose Valley, Near Filey,, North Yorkshire, YO14 9RF,

SITE PHONE No; Tel: 01723 513771   /   WEB SITE:   /  Sensei John’s mobile; 07814 078 787



We will meet up in the clubs around 8.30 pm it’s just a evening having fun in the clubs and slots with the kids, if you want a night in the vans it's not a problem, but it's there if you wish to come out to play lol.


Training 10 am - 12 pm, arrive for 9.30 am

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington YO15 2QQ ( on the sea front near the fair)

The sports centre has a car park, if its full then park in normal car park just across the road and walk to centre.

Hand your ticket in at the end of the session & you should get your money back, only in spoets centre car park.

Bear this in mind when setting off,will be leaving at 9 am.

Payment; £10 pp as you go into the sports hall and get a wrist band from us, dont pay the staff at the centre.


Your license to check it’s in date, Karate suit, belt, trainers, Hand mitts, track suit top, water, snacks.

The price includes 2 training sessions Saturday & Sunday, A Course certificate, Medals for beach Olympics,

If anyone only does 1 session it's still £10.

SATURDAY EVENING: meeting 7.45 pm

7.45 pm; Meet outside the club Pub (mash and barrel) near reception at 7.45 pm in optional fancy  dress.( bring your camera's) .

8.30 pm; Into the club for Party night !!


Training 11.30 - 12.30 pm. Meeting at 11 am

Meet on the cliff tops near the small car park at 11am, if you van is a long way off, park your cars and walk to beach, then get in your cars on the way back, WE TRAIN 11.30 am – 12.30 am and walk down to the beach.

We will do our stretching first, then our beach Olympics second, Tug of war then finish our course off with the traditional march into the WARM north sea. The people who are not water friendly can stay at the back, we will be in the water for no longer than 5 minutes at the end, then the course is over. Please all try to attend the beach training, it is character building and the people who miss it are noticed by the others. Yes it can be cold, yes you will get wet and yes you will enjoy it …... Osu!!

We hold our beach Olympics, 36 Gold medals up for grabs


 Karate suit bottoms or shorts, T shirt, trainers, track suit, towel, bin liner. Fresh clothes to get changed into.

TOP TIPS; in the evenings do not forget your passes into the clubs, they door men are very strict and you will not be allowed in to the centre and will have to walk all the way back to your van!. There are 2 entertainment rooms, we tend to go into the one on the right around 8.30 pm as the bingo is finishing lol, the kids room is on the left.

You have all booked your own vans, so any problems don’t come to us, you need to sort it with the people in the reception. We look after the students only on training times, BUT, we are all connected to the’’ karate family ‘’ on the course. Any person or persons that cause trouble through drink or bad behavior or anti social behavior will be dealt with when we return home. Please respect other people & families on the site, we will have around 300 people on the site and we can be very intimidating when we get together. If anyone see’s a karate student acting out of order, its all our jobs to pull them to one side, or come and see us.


No one has to do this but we will meet up outside the pub on site at 7.45 pm and all have a laugh at each other & take a mass photo. Then all go into the cabaret room on the right at 8.30 pm, the bingo finishes around then. If you have an hour in the fancy dress and want to go back to the van to get changed into your normal get up its not a problem.


Safe Guarding officer

Scott King

E mail

Tel 07747624437