[ SPECIAL EVENT ] Training with Rick Hotton Sensei

  On the 8th of September, some of us had the privilege to train with a renowned karateka, Rick Hotton Sensei, in Basingstoke. A martial artist turned maths teacher and cartoonist, Rick embodies the contemporary search for harmony in body, mind, and spirit. He started his journey in the 1970s and has been practising for about 50 years: “after half a lifetime of practice, there …

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[ IMPORTANT ] 4 dates for your calendar

  As Christmas is fast approaching, we wanted to remind you of the following important events : – 10-Nov : Scott Langley sensei (HDKI Head Instructor) will be visiting the Holmer Green dojo for the 3rd year in a row ; – 17-Nov : Grading Training at the Chesham dojo – your last opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming grading ; – 24-Nov : Last …

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[ GRADING ] Annual Dan Gradings 2019

  Following today’s events at the Chiltern Karate Association and the Annual Dan Gradings 2019, we have pleasure in announcing the following awards and promotions: – Erin Thwaites – Rokudan – Paul James – Godan – Juliet Guerri – Godan – Michael Thornton – Yondan – Bernard Murray – Yondan – Paul Massey – Sandan – Alex Ramsey – Sandan – Olivier Javaud – Nidan …

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[ SPECIAL EVENT ] Training with Nagaki Shinji Sensei (JKS 5th Dan)

  On the 18th and 19th of June, some of us had the opportunity to train with one of the renowned JKS instructors, Nagaki Shinji Sensei (5th Dan) at the Harrow and Kingsbury dojo. Initially trained by his father Mitsuru Nagaki (8th Dan), 9 times Japan JKA kata champion and 3 times JKA world champion (kumite and kata), himself became world champion in 2004 in …

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[ FEATURE ] Shin Gohon Kumite & Tai Sabaki (体捌き)

  A thought following the grading session that took place last Sunday… Shin Gohon Kumite … A set introduced as you progress through the syllabus and take your 3rd Kyu examination (brown belt). In this particular set (or rather set of sets),  basic Shotokan defences (such as those used in Gohon Kumite) are evolved, with a view to enforce the teaching of evasion, or Tai …

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[ FEATURE ] The March / June 2019 edition of the Lion is now available online (案ずるより産むが易し)

  The March / June 2019 edition of the Lion can now be found and downloaded from the Lion Archive. Updates about the club, feedback about the Price Sensei seminar, a bit of history, and much more… 案ずるより産むが易し (Anzuru yori umu ga yasushi) ! (open the Lion to find out !)

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