On Saturday 3rd July 2010, the Chief Instructor, Peter Manning 6th Dan of locally based Shotokan Karate group TSKA (Traditional Shotokan Karate Association) from Mere and surrounding areas, hosted a special karate course with one of the JKA Japanese instructors, Sensei Akita.

The course was held at Wincanton Sports Centre and attracted over 80 karateka, both instructors and their students, from all over the UK.