[ FEATURE ] About the development and impact of competition Karate…

  In our series of articles written in view of the current crisis and to complement your physical training, please find a short piece looking at the development of sport karate in the 20th century, its relation to Budō, its influence on Kumite, Kata and Kihon, as well its impact on the evolution of karate as a whole… Osu… “It is not important to be …

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[ FEATURE ] Karate : a brief history of time…

  “The only thing constant in life is change.” Heraclitus (535-475 BC) Over the past few weeks, events in the world – and sadly closer to home – have brought dramatic changes to the way our modern societies operate as well as to the way we interact with each other. In our karate circles, physical dojos have been replaced by virtual dojos all over the …

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[ UPDATE 3 / COVID-19 ] MESSAGE FROM DAVENPORT SENSEI (直心是道場)

  Dear CKA members and their loved ones, I hope that this message finds all karateka and their loved ones safe and healthy. Currently all of us around the globe find ourselves in an unprecedented public health crisis. This situation has touched us all in one way or another and will no doubt impact our lives in the weeks and months ahead. This impact may …

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[ UPDATE 1 / COVID-19 ] Aylesbury dojo CLOSED until further notice

  In view of the fast-developing situation, we have been informed that the Booker Park Community School has taken the decision to close its facilities to 3rd party hire. Accordingly, the Aylesbury dojo is forced to close its doors, with immediate effect and until further notice. The decision was made by the school to maintain the required levels of safety for the children in the …

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[ TRAINING ] A few external training courses, of potential interest to CKA students…

  As explained by Dave Davenport Sensei previously, CKA Students are welcome (and also encouraged !) to attend external courses, as they offer great opportunities to benchmark one’s level against others’, learn and exchange. Whilst the CKA strives to invite renowed karateka every year, there are also many clubs and associations across the country (but also in the vicinity) offering the possibility to train with …

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