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St Clears Karate Club – @StClearsKarate
@ St Clears Leisure Centre
18:00 to 19:00 – All grades and all ages
New members are always welcome; no previous experience is needed. Click here for more information on how to join, and to access our enrolment form.
Sensei Mair Phillips (5th Dan)
Eirian Jones (4th Dan)
St Clears Karate Club
St Clears Leisure Centre
Station Road, St Clears
Carmarthenshire, SA33 4BT
St Clears Karate Club was the “kick start” for the group that was to become known as Carmarthenshire Karate when it was launched by Mair in 2000. It was the first new club for Welsh Higashi in the county since Keith and Barbara Mumberson had opened Carmarthen Karate Club in the early eighties. The club quickly outgrew its initial dojo in St Clears Leisure Centre and added several new classes for different age groups to make full use of the centre’s main hall.
Expanding several times during its first decade, St Clears Karate Club reached a full complement of age groups (from 5 years to adults) by January 2011, benefiting from the addition of a fully matted competition area. This allowed St Clears to become the permanent home of the WHKK Championships from 2009 and the venue for all of Carmarthenshire Karate’s senior grading examinations.
St Clears Karate Club has also welcomed several YFC groups to the dojo over the years and have run introductory sessions during leisure centre open days, giving numerous children and young adults an opportunity to sample the variety and benefits that karate has to offer.