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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.


In 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 t

his 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.

John 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


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Barnsley Town Centre Barnsley,

Regen Street south S70 2HT( across from bus station)
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; / web; / Tel John 07814078787
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
Telephone: 0788 6179011. /
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
Run by Sensei Graham Summerfield 4th Dan
Unit 10b, Oaks Business Park, Oaks Lane, Barnsley , South Yorkshire, S71 1HT
Tel: 07970-529509 / Email: / website:
Training Times:
Monday: 6pm – 7pm Juniors only (beginner to blue belt)
7pm – 8.15pm Adults only 14yrs +, purple belt +)
Tuesday: 5.45pm – 6.45pm Adults only Boxercise
7pm – 8pm Fighting/Fitness/Refereeing
Wednesday: 6pm – 7pm Juniors only (beginner to blue belt)
7pm – 8.15pm Adults only (14yrs +, purple belt +)
Thursday: 5.45pm – 6.45pm Adults only Boxercise
7pm – 8pm Competition/Grading Kata/Refereeing
Friday: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Adults only Fitness Class
Saturday: 11am – 12noon Open class, all students welcome
Karate on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday:
Pay as You Train: £6, Weekly Pass: £10, Monthly Pass: £35
Boxercise on Tuesday & Thursday: Pay as You Train: £5, Weekly Pass: £8
Adult Fitness on Friday: Pay as You Train: £5
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
Bushido Karate Club
Penistone & Thurgoland,
Sensei Jon Chapamn
Run by Sensei Jon Chapman (3rd 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
Instructor Sensei Terry Everson (6th Dan)
Barnsley Comminity College
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
Sensei Scott King (3rd Dan Bushido Ryu)
Westfield Lane Idl Bradford BD10 8PY
Training Times -
Every Wednesday:6:00 - 7:00pm Beginners & Lower Grades
7:00 - 8:00pm Higher Grades
Every Friday:6:30 - 7:30pm All Grades
Appleton Academy Wyke Bradford BD12 8AL
Training Times -
Every Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00pm All Grades
For more info call: 07747 624437
Email -
Barnsley Wado Kai
Run by Sensei Dennis Green 2nd Dan
Dodworth working mens club
Saturday 12 pm and Tuesdays5 pm.
Mobile 07411429097



Shindo Kai Calendar Of Events 2018

Squad points system;  5 points for Gold; 3 points for Silver & 1 point Bronze. Elite badge 7 points.

Only highest Ind placing, No double points for open sections.

Kyu grade English and Higher grade English, we only take your Highest placing from one event.


2018; Date for the 30th anniversary 2018 Summer camp, 
Friday 18th May - Monday 21st May 2018.
Haven Primrose Valley site, Near Filey.

Guest coach for our 30th anniversery is Sensei Aimee Sell   !!!!


What do i do to book ?

Go on line at www.haven.

com or Call the site direct Tel: 01723 513 771 
or Call Haven Head Office call 0871 230 2760.
Book for 3 days or extend for a week's holiday.
Prices start from Approx £160 - £240. 6 or 8 Berth vans. 
All passes included to swimming baths, all the clubs & pubs.
Private vans you may have to buy your passes separately at around £20.
Training course fees are £10 per person ( that is for 2 or for 1 day) We train in Bridlington east riding leisure centre Saturday 11 am till 1 pm. 
Party night in optional fancy dress Saturday evening in the club house. 
Sunday is Beach training and Olympics fun 11.30 till 1pm.
This is going to be massive this year, so people did not manage to get on the site as it was full.

Dont hang around and come join the party 


Address: Primrose Valley Holiday Park, Primrose Valley, Filey, North Yorkshire YO14 9RF

Phone: 01723 513771

New reservations head office: 0871 230 2760


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