*** COVID-19 Update ***
Our Carmarthen dojo is open again (from October 2021), as well as our outdoor dojo in Nantgaredig. If you’re an existing member, you’ll need to book these sessions via our Eventbrite listing, making sure that your licence is still up to date first. Beginners and new members are welcome to join too – click here to find out more if you’re interested in trying karate with us.
Carmarthen Karate Club – @CarmKarate
@ Carmarthen Leisure Centre
17:00 to 17:45 – Junior-grades, beginner to 5th kyu (green belt), all ages (5+)
18:00 to 19:00 – Senior-grades, 4th kyu (purple belt) and above
every Sunday at Nantgaredig School
17:00 to 18:00 – All grades and all ages (5+)
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)
Dan Phillips (4th Dan)
Carmarthen Karate Club
Carmarthen Leisure Centre
Llansteffan Road, Johnstown,
Carmarthenshire, SA31 3NQ
Station Road, Nantgaredig
Carmarthenshire, SA32 7LS
Carmarthen Karate Club was established by the late Shihan Keith Mumberson and his wife, Shihan Barbara Mumberson (chief instructor of WHKK), in 1981, making it one of the longest running martial arts clubs in Carmarthenshire. They initially used a community centre near the recently opened Marks & Spencer, then Pentrepoeth School (which was demolished in 1990 to expand the John Street car park) and the Black Lion in Lammas Street, before settling at the leisure centre in Johnstown shortly after it opened.
In February 2009, Carmarthen Karate Club launched Carmarthenshire’s first Karate Kids class for 4 to 6 year olds, coinciding with a move into the new, dedicated Martial Arts Dojo at Carmarthen Leisure Centre. This class quickly grew in popularity and before long, there were Karate Kids moving up the ranks to the Junior classes. Further expansion came in July of the same year, with the addition of a Sunday session at Carmarthen dojo, which later became Carmarthenshire Karate’s weekly competition training and senior kata session.
The club is at the heart of Carmarthenshire Karate, hosting grading examinations, club tournaments and special courses for the group. In 2014 Carmarthen dojo was chosen as the venue for the first Carmarthenshire Karate Championships, which has enjoyed ongoing expansion and success in subsequent years, making use of the group’s national and international qualified officials and the excellent organisational skills and support of its members.