The Story so far . . .
Since 1984 the club's dojo has been based in Queens Park Sport Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, S40 2ND.
Satori Shotokan Karate Club was established in 1975 and has been affiliated to the Karate Union of Great Britain since that time.
The club trains twice weekly at Queens Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield, (see Training Times page).
The Chief Instructor of the club Sensei Dudley Wheatcroft started training in the 1960's in Wado-Ryu and then Shotokan Karate with Sensei Danny Connor, Sensei John Lowcock, Sensei Phil Milner, Sensei Eddy de Roeck and senior KUGB Sensei's Langham, Naylor, Higgins, O'Neill, Sherry, Rhodes, Poynton, Vernon, Cummings, Brennan, etc. plus many Japanese Instructors, Sensei's Enoeda, Kanasawa, Ohta, Tomita, Asano, Kawasoe, etc.
After training for many years under Sensei Danny Connor (British Karate Association) and Sensei Phil Milner (International Budo Association), Dudley attained the rank of 3rd Dan with the British Karate Association. 1973 saw Dudley move to the KUGB where he is now a Long Standing member of some 49+ years.
National and International competitions are regularly entered by members. Dan Grade members are also encouraged to obtain KUGB Instructor, DBS, First Aid and Judge/Referee qualifications, appropriate to their grade.
The club has Three Senior KUGB Qualified Instructors holding Enhanced DBS Accreditations and First Aid Certificates.
All ages from 8 years old to senior Citizen, beginners to advanced, are welcome.
Free Club Membership. KUGB Licence fee applies.
Training Fees: See the Training Times page for current rates.
Conflict Management classes (at your own premises) for organisations, groups of adults, businesses and their staff, through out the East Midlands.
the story continues . . .