[ 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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[ 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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[ 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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[ UPDATE ] CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE CKA CHIEF INSTRUCTOR…

  Today my thoughts turn to another incredible year for the CKA. There have been so many personal highlights for me: – – Being given the great honour of leading the CKA in April, after Sensei Croft made his decision to follow a new path of Budo – my goal will be to promote the very best in authentic Japanese Shotokan karate-do. I am passionate …

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