First Time? We are currently accepting new members
Joining Colchester JKA is easy, just follow the link below to register for two free trial classes. We will send you an email confirmation with any information you may need. Please note, due to government COVID restrictions, up until the 17th May we are only able to offer classes to under 18's (or persons who were under 18 on the 31st August 2020). From the 17th May onwards classes are available for all ages (from aged 6 and up).
Our trial classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays at The Paxman Academy from 6-6:35pm or 6:45-7:20pm. You'll train alongside our beginners (white belts and orange belts) learn some basic moves and get a feel for how the club operates.
Right now, due to COVID restrictions, we only allow one spectator per household to come along and watch a class.
Once your trial is complete you can either pay as you go per class or purchase a pre-paid package of classes. We also offer a one-time joining package that includes a karate suit.
If you want to keep training with us you will also need a JKA England membership. This once-per-year fee will allow you to participate in courses, gradings and competitions and will also include your member-to-member insurance which is required if you want to train with us.
What do I wear?
We train barefoot so all you will need to wear is light loose clothing, tracksuit trousers or shorts and a t-shirt will be fine. Bring some water for afterwards.
Normally we offer a £35 a month membership fee which allows you to attend any of our classes up to three times a week. Currently, though, as space is limited due to COVID restrictions, classes are pay-as-you go at £4.50 per class, and must be booked via our secure online booking system, TeamUp.
How to tie a belt
It’s easy once you get the hang of it!
Our grading system
We encourage training twice a week so to reach the standard required for grading.
We are graded by JKA England Examiners, 3 times a year, most people will not grade every time.