[ 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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[ 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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[ SPECIAL EVENT ] Training with Matt PRICE (6th Dan JKS)

  We are delighted to welcome Matt Price Sensei on Sunday 17th of March 2019. This is a unique opportunity to train with a truly World Class karate-ka ! His career highlights : – 9 times KUGB National Champion – 16 x Grand Slam Kumite Champion – 2 times EU Competitor of the Year – KUGB Grand Champion – EU Individual Kumite Champion – World …

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[ UPDATE ] Happy New Year !!! (良いお年を)

  Akemashite omedetō gozaimasu – Happy New Year ! (良いお年を) Just a quick note to remind and invite everyone to the CKA – Kagami Biraki training which will take place on Monday 7th January, from 8pm to 9pm in Holmer Green. Kagami Biraki is a very traditional Japanese start to New Years training, and literally means “to open the mirror”. It was an old samurai tradition …

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