A few good reads…

  Whether you are looking for some interesting reading for the summer or preparing for your Shodan, below are a few good books that will either give you an insight into the mind of some senior karateka, or will hopefully help you with your training. For further reviews and recommendations, refer to our Book Reviews section. Enjoy…   A collection of 35 short articles written …

Continue reading A few good reads…

The Five Spirits of Budo (武道)…

  I thought I would share my notes from a recent (captivating) lesson about the various mindsets useful – if not essential – to the karateka… Before I forget… Shoshin (初心) Meaning “beginner’s mind“… Essential to ensure continuous learn… And especially important as you progress through the grades… Do not forget that Shodan means “level 1”: black belt is not the end but rather the …

Continue reading The Five Spirits of Budo (武道)…

[ UPDATE 1 ] CELEBRATING THE CKA’S 25 YEARS !!! (弱肉強食)

  The CKA is 25 years’ old ! To celebrate this event, the grading training scheduled to take place in Chesham, between 10am and 12pm on the 24th of June, will take on a special format… The first hour will classically be dedicated to each grade’s syllabus. The second hour will focus on the teaching of Bunkai, based on the Heian Kata. Training will be …

Continue reading [ UPDATE 1 ] CELEBRATING THE CKA’S 25 YEARS !!! (弱肉強食)

JKA England International Course, Crawley, May 2018

  Every year the Japan Karate Association England holds International Courses with world renowned Karate instructors from Japan. The next course will take place at K2 Crawley and it is open to all Shotokan associations and ages. It is will be held between Friday, 4th May to Monday 7th May, with in attendance: Imura Sensei 7th Dan, Kobayashi Sensei, 6th Dan, and Shiina Mai Sensei, 3rd Dan from Japan, …

Continue reading JKA England International Course, Crawley, May 2018

Nanakorobi Yaoki (七転八起)

  Nanakorobi Yaoki (pronounced “nah-nah koh-row-bee yah oh-kee”) literally means “fall down seven times, get up eight times” and is often used to illustrate the perserverence of the karateka needed to achieve success, whether in training or battle. Below is an old article written by one of our Shodan about his journey to reach Shodan, and is a perfect illustration of Nanakorobi Yaoki …   …

Continue reading Nanakorobi Yaoki (七転八起)

Latest version of the LION now available online ! (あさせにあだなみ)

  The latest version of the LION has been uploaded here!. Find about about Venn diagrams, Kagami Biraki, reasons you may want to quit practising karate (and why you shouldn’t), an update about the funds raised by the Holmer Green dojo in aid of a very worthy charity (Breast Cancer Awareness), and useful dates for your calendar! Enjoy! あさせにあだなみ : asase ni adanami (open the …

Continue reading Latest version of the LION now available online ! (あさせにあだなみ)