Friday, 14 February 2014

Spring Martial Arts Weekend - 3rd to 5th May

3rd, 4th and 5th May 2014
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park, Woolacombe, North Devon

Once again, Bushido Budo Kai is proud to host the Spring Martial Arts Course at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park.

The last couple of years have been huge success, with sessions run by many top instructors and attendance filling our mat area completely. We therefore encourage you to book your place as early as possible… numbers for training will be limited!

Our aim this year is to run an equally successful and enjoyable event and we would love for you and your students to be a part of it. The actual content will be dependent upon those who come and the arts they practice but it will involve a variety of disciplines including Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Karate and Aikido.

To help us to plan as quickly as we can it is important that we have course fees and booking forms in as soon as possible. Your help in coordinating this is appreciated and if you can give estimates of numbers sooner, then we would be grateful.

Both children and adults will have an opportunity to practice a variety of Martial Arts under the instruction of well qualified coaches over the weekend.

Practice your own art and maybe try something new, it’s up to you!

Kids, bring Mum or Dad and get them to try as well! We will have a range of activities for all levels and abilities.

Each evening entertainment will be provided by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park, including a selection from comedians to vocalists

You will be able to book accommodation through us at a Discount in a variety of caravans, or organise your own locally on campsites or in B&B’s or hotels

Information about accommodation can be found online by visiting

We have a limited number of caravans reserved for the weekend but please note that availability is limited, so book soon!


A variety of accommodation has already been reserved by us, available for the weekend or for an additional cost, the whole week if you wish to extend your stay. We are unable to reserve more as the camp is already fully booked.

Caravans vary in grade and have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, with further sleeping available in the lounge areas in some. Further information on the types of caravan available can be viewed at

It is encouraged that bookings are made with us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please see the information sheet for for details

Should you decide to make your own arrangements to stay elsewhere, there are a variety of hotels and B&B’s in the area but once again early booking is encouraged.


Last year’s course was a great success and we hope as many people as possible are able to join us again this year, as such training fees for BBK members and those who trained with us last year will qualify for Member rates.

If you are new to one of our courses then you will be charged at non-member rates to help cover the additional costs of insurance

Children and Youths (up to and including 17)

Members: £25
Non-Members : £30

Adults (aged 18 plus)

Members: £35
Non-Members: £40

Discounts are available where more than two people from a family are attending. In this case adults are counted first with the 3rd and subsequent persons receiving a 25% reduction on the above costs.

You only need to pay these fees if you intend on training with us during the weekend.  Spectators are free!

To confirm your space on the course please provide a cheque or postal order payable to 'Bushido Budo Kai' along with the entry form by no later than  21st March 2014

General Information

Accommodation is limited so please book early
Full course training fees plus 10% of the accommodation costs are due at the time of booking
Accommodation can be reserved by telephone and will be held until the deposit is paid up to a maximum of 7 days
All training fees must be paid by 21st March 2014
All final payments must be made in cleared funds by 21st March 2014
Prices quoted are per accommodation and not per person
You may check in to the accommodation after 3pm on Friday
Checking out is required by 10am on the day of departure
Any damages caused during your stay must be reported and paid for directly to the camp
Please complete booking forms completely and legibly to help us with the administration. Email addresses help us to communicate quickly and effectively!
Cheques must be payable to “Bushido Budo Kai”
Payment online by arrangement
Full rules applicable to the course itself will be available soon

Contact Details
Bushido Budo Kai
4 Admiral Close
BS16 1WN

If you have any questions whatsoever please feel free to contact us in any of the following ways:

Phone: 07836 619600 (Ian Llewellin) or 07920 157348 (Steve Chappell)

Email: (Please write “Bushido” in the subject box)


Bushido Budo Kai martial arts course - report

On 1st and 2nd February Bushido Budo Kai held a weekend Martial Arts course hosted by Komura Kawi at their DoJo in Sonning Common near Reading.

Saturday concentrated on unarmed martial arts with senior instructors from around the group taking it in turns to look at similar techniques across different arts.

In the evening we took the opportunity to get together at the Spice Oven in Caversham to swap war stories from a tough but enjoyable days training over an nice meal and a few drinks.

Sunday's training concentrated on armed martial arts looking at Jo, Ken and Yawara Bo techniques. We finished the day's training with an excellent Sword Kata demonstration by newly promoted Dan Grade James Doubleday from Yawara Kwai Redditch.

Our Patron Sensei Bill Burnside 8th Dan Judo with his wife Hilda were present on Sunday to witness the day’s action. Sensei Bill Burnside had a surprise in store and awarded Sensei Steve Chappell his 5th Dan Judo in recognition for a huge body of work, a comprehensive competitive record, kata portfolio and dedication to training and coaching.

A presentation was also made to Sensei Neil Andrew of his certification from the association for 3rd Dan Shotokan Karate following en extremely tough grading at the end of 2013.

Monday, 10 February 2014

No judo at Pill this Friday (14 February)

There is no judo at Pill this Friday (14th February) because the Aikido group that shares the hall has a guest instructor visiting. If you'd like to train instead at one of our other dojos then please have a look at the website for details of the various sessions on offer.