[ SEMINAR ] JKA England International Course, Crawley, May 2018

  Every year the Japan Karate Association England holds International Courses with world renowned Karate instructors from Japan. The next course will take place at K2 Crawley and it is open to all Shotokan associations and ages. It is will be held between Friday, 4th May to Monday 7th May, with in attendance: Imura Sensei 7th Dan, Kobayashi Sensei, 6th Dan, and Shiina Mai Sensei, 3rd Dan from Japan, …

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[ FEATURE ] Nanakorobi Yaoki (七転八起)

  Nanakorobi Yaoki (pronounced “nah-nah koh-row-bee yah oh-kee”) literally means “fall down seven times, get up eight times” and is often used to illustrate the perserverence of the karateka needed to achieve success, whether in training or battle. Below is an old article written by one of our Shodan about his journey to reach Shodan, and is a perfect illustration of Nanakorobi Yaoki …   …

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[ SEMINAR ] Heian / Pinan Kata Bunkai Seminar with John Titchen

On Saturday 26th April, John Titchen will be holding a seminar covering Heian Kata Bunkai. The course format will be: 10.30-13.00: Drills for Heian / Pinan Shodan, Nidan and Sandan 13.30-16.00: Drills for Heian / Pinan Sanda, Yondan and Godan The course is priced at £20 for one session and £35 for both sessions. The course will be held at High Wycombe Judo centre. For …

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Courses, dates, the Lion and grading costs

All upcoming grading and grading training dates have now been added to the club calendar. Costs for gradings for all Kyu grades are increasing by £5 with immediate effect to cover the increased costs of hall hire at the Chiltern Hills Academy in Chesham. Training and grading training costs are not affected. The Lion will now be edited by Jack Hamilton – it’s great that …

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[ SEMINAR ] Patrick McCarthys KU Karate study group (Saturday 1st March)

Oxfordshire Taekwon-do school are hosting a Koryu Uchinadi Study Group on Saturday 1st March. Koryu Uchinadi is a practical, function based form of karate encompassing: strangulation; pressure points; ground fighting; balance displacement; striking and limb control. Created by the Patrick McCarthy, it utilized two person drills as the primary method of learning and is compatible with any style of karate. The session will be run by Ben …

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