Skipton Karate Centre


EST 1987


Well Done! to Arran Graham, our first student to win the new Hayley Parkinson Award

On Tuesday the 27th August we lost a wonderful and much loved student, Hayley Parkinson

She had trained at the club for many years before she had a break to start a family.  In that time she achieved her 2nd dan black belt.  She was on the England squad and had won many trophies and medals at tournaments.  Hayley had even been selected to take part in the European championships in Sheffield.

Hayley had recently started back with us and had hopes of eventually taking her 3rd dan black belt.  Unfortunately she was taken from us before she had the chance.


As a tribute to Hayley the Student of the Year Award has now been changed to the

"Hayley Parkinson Student of the Year Award"


Hayley Louise Parkinson 

22 November 1994 - 27 August 2019

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Our Brand New Sunday Training Sessions

Please see "calendar" for details

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Congratulations to Annica Kelly and Caleb Shaw on receiving your England squad badges

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Dan Grading Pass

A huge WELL DONE! to the following students, who have all acheived a massive goal, by passing their highly prestigious dan grading

Rohan Benn aged 9, David Barker aged 10, Archie Appleby aged 11 passed to 1st dan black belts 

Leo Burton aged 14, Callum Edwards aged 14, Thomas Broadbent aged 16 and Janet Thompson aged 59 passed to 2nd dan black belt. 

Hannah Watts aged 17 passed to 3rd dan black belt

All eight students have been training up for this grading for many years.  Attending private lessons and squads as well as their own personal training


The grading took place in Warrington Cheshire and took over 4 hours to complete

Each student must be of a high standard if they are to pass.  They need to show a variety of kicks and punches in combination form, kata, self-defence, punching and kicking on a pad and competition fighting.

Their instructors Ian and Rebecca Spence, who teach at The Skipton Academy and at Craven Leisure Centre, would like to say a huge well done to each of them. “They have worked really hard to achieve their goals, and deserve to be black belts”,

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2017 marked a huge milestone for our club when we celebrated our 30 year anniversary.

 Sensei Ian Spence started the club in 1987 with just a few students. 

Since then the club has gone from strength to strength.

We would like to thank all of our students past and present for supporting the club over the years.

Here's to another 30 years!


Liverpool Open

Sunday 27 January

Arran Graham men's red to purple belt bronze

Leo Burton, Jack Chantrey and Rio Johnson boys 13 to 14 yrs open team bronze

AMA Northern Championships

Sunday 8 September

Arran Graham men's red to purple belt silver

Aimee Culverhouse girl's brown and black belts bronze

Hannah Watts girl's 16+ bronze

Annica Kelly Girls brown and black belts under 60kgs bronze

Callum Edwards Boy's brown and black belts bronze



Keep up the good work!


Good Concentration

Sophie Topper

Fraser Sneddon

Erin Cliffe

Isla Platt

Caleb Turpin

Harvey Mason

Harry McGoogan

Bea Appleby


Good Conduct

Callum Palmer

Grace Midgley

Jakub Bilski

Maya Wall

Violet Appleby



Ava Gath

Estlin Kirkham



Charlie Horne

Lulu – Nayab Alavi

Jaya Benn

Jacob Barker

Swarnim Agarwal


New Comer

Charvisri Ataka

Barnaby Windle

Zain Hussain





1st Zain Barket 90/96

2nd  Hayden Barrett 89/96

3rd Selena Mahmood 88/96



1st Leo Burton 93/96

2nd Burton Dave 92/96

3rd Eisa Barket 91/96



1st Elizah Rahman 44/48

2nd Finn Beggan 41/48

3rd Oran Farrell 40/48



1st Jacob Barker 44/48

2nd Erin Cliffe 43/48

3rd Jakub Bilski 42/48



1st  Harry Higgin 43/49

2nd Emilie Cauvin 42/49

3rd Oliver Johnston 41/49


Highest Mark on a Grading



1st Scarlett Garth 6K 44/60

2nd Euan Wood 4K 43/60

3rd Zain Barket 5K 43/60



1st Arran Graham 4K 87/100

2nd Damian Manville 7K 80/100

3rd Svetlana Racejeva 5K 72/100



1st Sophie Topper 8K 44/60

2nd Grace Midgley 9K 44/60

3rd Victoria Hood 7K 43/60



1st Erin Cliffe and Isla Platt 8K 48/60

2nd Caleb Turpin 5KT 41/60

3rd Jaya Benn 8KT 41/60



1st Oliver Johnston 8K 47/60

2nd Alfie Hughes 9K 44/60

3rd Ava Hughes 9K 43/60


Progress Award

Charlie Horne

Victoria Hood

Caleb Turpin

Alfie Hughes

Annica Kelly


Dan Grading Award

David Barker 1st Dan

Archie Appleby 1st Dan

Rohan Benn 1st Dan

Leo Burton 2nd Dan

Callum Edwards 2nd Dan

Thomas Broadbent 2nd Dan

Janet Thompson 2nd Dan

Hannah Watts 3rd Dan


League Champion

Leo Burton


Student of the Year

Arran Graham



Students from Skipton karate Centre and Skipton karate Kids took part in the following gradings

Sunday 02 February

Passing to red belt (no tab system)

Hugo Hodgson 

Lily Jackson

Zeb Eden 

Evie Griffiths 

Louie Moore 

Jake Wood 

Maxie Harper 

Amber Harper 

Zuriel Sandhan-Smith   

Passing to yellow belt

BarnabWindle  (taking red belt but jumped to yellow)

 Oliver Cauvin

 Theo Hughes

Fraser Sneddon 

Toby Spencer 

Bella Thompson 

Harry Higgins 

Passing to orange belt tab

Ava Hughes (taking yellow belt but jumped to orange)

Alfie Hughes (taking yellow belt but jumped to orange)

Harvey Mason 

Emily Cauvin 

Eve Harrison 

 Lucian Manville

Grace Midgley 

Lulu Alavi 

Erin Cliff 

Isla Platt 

Passing to green belt tab

Victoria Hood

Violet Appleby

Caleb Greenwood-Aboderin

Estlin Kirkham

Jaya Benn

Jacob Crofts

Lily Ives

Oscar Smale

Cameron Carr

Passing to blue belt tab

Cassius Bond

Maja Jarosinska

Anna Wooler

Rupert Smale

Sophie Scott

Passing to purple belt tab

Charlie Horne

Sophie Topper

Jakub Bilski

Finn Beggan

Sam Cauvin

Passing to brown belt 3rd kyu tab

Hayden Barrett

Zain Barket

Katherine Hood

Anousha Rahman


Passing to brown belt 2nd kyu tab

Ava Gath

Bea Appleby

Ellis Newhouse

Oliver Wooler

 Passing to brown belt 1st kyu tab

Marcin Sarosinski

Harrison Donne


Adults (no tab system)

Passing to brown belt 3rd kyu

Svetlana Rakcejeva

Passing to brown belt 2nd kyu 

Annica Kelly

 Passing to brown belt 1st kyu 

Helen Poxon

Sunday 13 October


Passing to red belt (no tab system)
Zain Hussain 

Cartm Archiean 

Sarabgun Singh 

Charvisri Ataka 

Passing to yellow belt

Harry Higgins 

Passing to yellow belt tab

Alice Horne 

 Elizah Rahman

Oscar Cartman 

 Harry McGoogan

Harvey Mason 

 Frank Teal

Eve Harrison 

Grace Midgley 

Lulu Alavi 

Thomas Townsend 


Passing to orange belt tab

Victoria Hood 

 Noah Brickell

Jaya Benn 

SwarnimA garwal 

 Maya Wall

De Braekeleer Harry 

Lily Ives 


Passing to green belt tab

Barker Jacob 

Johnston Oliver  


Horne Charlie 

Topper Sophie 

Scarlett Garth 

 Caleb Turpin

Benjamin Clayton 

Lola Thompson 

Elliot Wood 


Passing to brown belt 3rd kyu tab

Tamsin Wheal 

 Jensen Dartona

Euan Wood 

Alex Oliver 


Passing to brown belt 2nd kyu tab

Harsh Gourapar 

Charlie Torres 


Passing to brown belt 1st kyu tab

Selina Mahmood 


Adults (no tab system)

Passing to yellow belt

Lucy Townsend 


Passing to brown belt 3rd kyu

Arran Graham

(Arran was attempting purple belt, however he excelled on his grading and jumped straight to 3rd kyu brown belt)

  Sue Burton