Kent Karate Academy Rules

1. Licences 

(a)    All club members taking part in karate training must obtain a licence to practise Karate Do from the EGKA representing the club and its members at national level. This must be done within a period of not more than 4 weeks from the date they commence training.

(b)   Members must ensure that they renew their licence on or before the expiry date each year.


2. Clothing

(a)   Club members must obtain and wear a karate suit (Gi) within a period of 6 weeks of commencing training.

(b)   It is compulsory for senior members to wear club approved hand mitts during sparring.

(c)    It is optional for senior members and junior members to wear a groin guard, shin/instep guards and gum shields


3. Hygiene and Safety

(a)    All members will ensure that their bodies and karate suits are clean before presenting themselves for training.

(b)   The wearing of rings, bracelets, watches, earrings and jewellery of any description is forbidden  during training.

(c)    Fingers and toenails must be kept short.

(d)   The chewing of chewing gum whilst training is forbidden.


4. Etiquette

All members shall observe Dojo Etiquette and conduct themselves in a proper manner whilst in the Dojo
(see Dojo Etiquette)


5. Alcohol and Drugs

(a)    Members shall not bring or cause to be brought, intoxicating or alcoholic liquid or drugs of any kind into the dojo premises.

(b)   Any person under the influence of drink or drugs, shall, shall not present him / herself for training.


6. Suspension

The club shall have the right to suspend any member whom they consider guilty of misbehaviour, whether committed in the Dojo or outside of the Dojo until such times as the case is brought before the club for their consideration. Suspended members shall not be allowed to train at any Kent Karate Academy dojo. Suspended members shall be given reasonable opportunity to furnish an explanation of their conduct either verbally or in writing before any further action is taken by the club.


7. Expulsion

The Club reserve the right to expel any member or members whose conduct they consider detrimental to the interest of the club.


8. Fees

(a)    As this club is operated as a Charity club fees will be paid on a pay as you train basis or monthly basis, unless otherwise agreed with Sensei Ali Berendji. 

(b)   No fees will be due owing to sickness, holidays or working commitments.

(c)   The club operates a pay as you train. There are no Direct Debits or Contracts.


9. Gradings.

Gradings shall only be attempted when sufficient training has been completed and invitation has been put forward by Sensei Ali Berendji. Kyu grades for senior members should be attempted at least twice a year. (check out the gradings page above)


10. Juniors

(a)    Are not allowed kick, punch or strike to the face, throat or groin.

(b)   When free sparring, control must be exercised at all times.

(c)    Control is when a technique is stopped 6 inches from the body.

(d)   Bullying of any form will not be allowed whether inside or out with the club.

(e)   No Football colours are to be worn under karate jackets.


 12. Seniors
When sparring seniors must observe the rules of the World Karate Federation.


13. General

No one shall leave the dojo without the Sensei's permission whilst the class is in progress.


14. Alterations and Amendments

Kent Karate Academy reserves the right to make such alterations and / or amendments to the club rules, as they consider necessary for the efficient running of the academy.





Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy:


As Kent Karate Academy are affiliated and members of EGKA - they are in compliance with the policy set by the association

Details can be found:




Kent Karate Academy

Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

145 Bexley Road




Opening hours

Every Wednesday 7pm to 8pm  

Every Thursday 7pm to 9pm



Please contact for further information:

Sensei Ali Berendji:        



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Training now availanble on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

7pm to 8pm on both evenings.

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