[ 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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[ SPECIAL EVENT ] Training with Nagaki Shinji Sensei (JKS 5th Dan)

  On the 18th and 19th of June, some of us had the opportunity to train with one of the renowned JKS instructors, Nagaki Shinji Sensei (5th Dan) at the Harrow and Kingsbury dojo. Initially trained by his father Mitsuru Nagaki (8th Dan), 9 times Japan JKA kata champion and 3 times JKA world champion (kumite and kata), himself became world champion in 2004 in …

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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 ] Christmas training schedule & training for charity !

  Please note the following changes to the training schedule over the Christmas period: – Amersham : closed on the 27th of December (training will resume on the 3rd of January) – Aylesbury : closed on the 26th of December and 2nd of January (really shocking I know…) – Chesham : closed on the 25th of December and 1st of January (another shocker…) – Holmer …

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