[ 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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[ SPECIAL EVENT ] Training, BBQ & Awards Ceremony

  Please note that this year’s CKA Annual BBQ will be held on Sunday 7th July 2019, in Hazlemere. The day will start with a morning training session at the Holmer Green dojo. This will also be the opportunity to hold our annual CKA Awards ceremony. This year, the following will be awarded : – Budoka Award (one who follows the code of the martial arts) …

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[ GRADING ] Ganbatte (頑張って) !

Did you know … The Japanese version of “Good luck!” doesn’t actually say “Good luck!”… Ganbatte (頑張って) literally means “Do your best”… It is interesting to see that where Occidental culture refers to luck, Japanese culture emphasizes on your ability to influence upon your own destiny… If somebody says to you Ganbatte kudasai (頑張ってください) or Ganbatte (頑張って), you should reply Un, ganbaru! (うん、頑張る!) which means, …

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[ UPDATE ] CKA T-Shirts available !

Official launch of the “CKA Apparel” ! Nice, crisp, white premium quality t-shirt emblazoned with the CKA logo… Cost is £15 per t-shirt for adults and £12.50 for children size. Adult Sizes:- – S – 38″; – M – 40″; – L – 44″; – XL – 48″; – Sizes go up to XXL and XXXL. Children Sizes:- – 3/4 years’ old; – 5/6 years’ …

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[ SPECIAL EVENT ] An insight into competition karate with Matt Price Sensei…

  On Sunday 17th of March, we had the pleasure of welcoming Matt Price Sensei in our Holmer Green Dojo, for 3 hours of training focused on Kata (型) execution and competition Kumite (組手). What a great opportunity to get an insight into the mindset of a competition karateka, kumite (combat) tactics, training strategies – all of this complemented by many anectodes from his travels …

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