Congratulations to all who graded last Sunday. It was a pleasure to see so many motivated students. Upwards & onwards ! Continue reading [ UPDATE ] Grading last Sunday
The CKA has kept training fees unchanged for more than 15 years. Over the last few years however, we have seen an increase in hall hire costs and other expenses. Whilst the CKA have always tried to keep the cost of training down, unfortunately, training fees have to increase. When will the training fees increase ? The training fees will increase on the 1st of … Continue reading [ UPDATE ] OUR TRAINING FEES ARE CHANGING !
Please note that from the 5th of February 2024 onwards, the Holmer Green dojo will relocate to the Holmer Green Village Centre. Lessons will take place between 7:45pm and 9:15pm every Monday, under the guidance of Sensei Paul James Continue reading [ UPDATE ] The Holmer Green dojo is moving – on the 5th of February !
At the end of 2023, the 4 dojos of the CKA raised money for Prostate Cancer UK. A total of £690 was raised overall. Thank you all for your participation and kind contributions ! Continue reading [ NEWS ] Karate for Charity
Please note that the next grading training session will be held in the Chesham dojo on the 14th of January 2024 The next grading will take place in the Chesham dojo on the 4th of February 2024. Full schedule as follows : Gradings: 10-3 in Main Hall – 4th February – 9th June – 13th October Grading Training: wherever available either Sports Hall or Main Hall 10-12 – 14th … Continue reading [ UPDATE ] Full schedule of grading training and grading dates announced
Please note that Paul MASSEY is appointed our new Safeguarding Officer, with immediate effect. You may contact Paul at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 7973 252 333. Continue reading [ UPDATE ] Appointment of our new Safeguarding Officer
Please note the following closures over the Christmas period : Amersham : closed on the 28th of December Aylesbury : closed on the 28th of December and 4th of January Chesham : closed on the 26th pf December Holmer Green : closed on the 25th of December and 1st of January Thank you Continue reading [ UPDATE ] 2023 Christmas closures
The CKA is pleased to announce the go-live of its YouTube channel !!! Access videos of our syllabus and detailed explanations about kata execution provided by our Chief Instructor, Sensei Davenport at the following address : https://youtube.com/@chilternkarateassociation New videos will be added on a regular basis. Continue reading [ UPDATE ] CKA YouTube channel now live
Iain visited our Chesham dojo on the 7th of May for a day investigating close-range application methods based on the Heian kata : a few hours of fun spent grappling, close-range striking, trapping, gripping, biting, escaping, taking one’s opponent down, etc. And as Kenwa Mabuni used to sat, “There are no styles of Karate, just varying interpretations of the same principles”. Continue reading [ SEMINAR ] Close range fighting with Iain Abernethy
With the forthcoming visit of Abernethy Sensei, I am publishing again a 2017 post about a seminar held back then with Iain… Cannot wait ! Reporting back from Bushey, Watford, following a seminar aiming at highlighting similarities between kata and their applications across the many styles of karate, i.e. Shotokan, Wado, Goju… The seminar was attended by approximately 60 students and led by Iain Abernethy, … Continue reading [ SEMINAR ] Forthcoming visit of Iain Abernethy