[ FEATURE ] The Sep-2018 edition of the LION available online ! (石の上にも三年)

  The September 2018 edition of the Lion can now be found and downloaded from the Lion Archive. Updates about forthcoming courses and ther key dates for your calendar, a journey through Budo, and much more… 石の上にも三年 (ishi no ue nimo san nen) ! (open the Lion to find out !)

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[ IMPORTANT ] NEW CKA LOGO : A MESSAGE FROM SENSEI DAVENPORT

  Hi all, To mark our 25th anniversary, we decided to revamp our current badge with a new version, fit for the next 25 years. The design has been produced by a top London graphics agency that has worked with prestigious companies like Audi, Burberry, Ocado, etc. I hope you like it ! 😊 We wanted the design to be an evolution and not a …

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[ FEATURE ] 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 …

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[ FEATURE ] 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 …

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[ FEATURE ] 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 …   …

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[ FEATURE ] 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 …

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