Fylde Karate Academy


Members also have access to training at our sister dojo THE FYLDE KARATE ACADEMY under the Instruction of

Richard Duignan (5th Dan)

 Richard started training in 1973 at the Keidokwai Karate club

 The Keidokwai, as well as being one of the oldest clubs in the UK also produced the first KUGB champion.

As a loyal student of Sensei Steve Cattle, Richard followed his teacher and joined the ESA at its inception in the early 90s. Richard graded to 1st Dan with Sensei Enoeda presiding during the famous Crystal Palace residential training event.

Richard graded to 3rd Dan with Sensei's Kase and Shirai.

In the period since starting, Richard has trained with many Sensei's including Kase, Kanazawa, Shirai, Tomita, Asano, Sherry, Poynton, Tsuyama, Naito, Kato, Heene, Mead, O’Neill, Fedyk, Brennan and many more leading Japanese and Western Karate Ka.

Richard has competed in many national and regional tournaments, winning medals and trophies but considers one of his highlights as competing in the team that was placed in the ESA team kumite final.

Richard continues to train and teach at the Fylde Karate Academy, imparting the knowledge gathered over a nearly 50-year period.

 Jason Graham (4th Dan)

Jason Graham Started training in Shotokan Karate in 1993. Since that time, he practiced ceaselessly, never missing a lesson, which resulted in him becoming Dojo Captain at The Keidokwai Karate Academy. The Keidokwai was the 3rd oldest dojo in the country which first opened its doors in the late 1950s. 

As well as receiving tuition from Sensei John Barnes and Sensei Richard Duignan, the dojo was honoured to have a regular monthly visit by ESA founder Sensei Steve Cattle. Jason has trained regularly with many senior Karateka from the UK and Japan. This study of both Karate, Japanese language and Eastern philosophy has resulted in Jason training in Meditation at Kopan Buddhist monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas, Nepal in 2006.

In 2017 Jason competed at the BSK National Championships, winning the Senior Kata and taking silver in the men’s Senior Kumite.


Training takes place at: Staining Scout Hut

                                                          next to St Lukes C of E Church

                                Staining Road



                          FY3 0BW


        Training times are        Sundays 12 noon - 1.00pm

                                          Thursdays 7pm - 8.30pm






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