The CKA has kept training fees unchanged for more than 15 years. Over the last few years however, we have seen an increase in hall hire costs and other expenses. Whilst the CKA have always tried to keep the cost of training down, unfortunately, training fees have to increase. When will the training fees increase ? The training fees will increase on the 1st of … Continue reading [ UPDATE ] OUR TRAINING FEES ARE CHANGING !
Please note that the next grading training session will be held in the Chesham dojo on the 14th of January 2024 The next grading will take place in the Chesham dojo on the 4th of February 2024. Full schedule as follows : Gradings: 10-3 in Main Hall – 4th February – 9th June – 13th October Grading Training: wherever available either Sports Hall or Main Hall 10-12 – 14th … Continue reading [ UPDATE ] Full schedule of grading training and grading dates announced
The CKA is pleased to announce the go-live of its YouTube channel !!! Access videos of our syllabus and detailed explanations about kata execution provided by our Chief Instructor, Sensei Davenport at the following address : https://youtube.com/@chilternkarateassociation New videos will be added on a regular basis. Continue reading [ UPDATE ] CKA YouTube channel now live
Iain visited our Chesham dojo on the 7th of May for a day investigating close-range application methods based on the Heian kata : a few hours of fun spent grappling, close-range striking, trapping, gripping, biting, escaping, taking one’s opponent down, etc. And as Kenwa Mabuni used to sat, “There are no styles of Karate, just varying interpretations of the same principles”. Continue reading [ SEMINAR ] Close range fighting with Iain Abernethy
With the forthcoming visit of Abernethy Sensei, I am publishing again a 2017 post about a seminar held back then with Iain… Cannot wait ! Reporting back from Bushey, Watford, following a seminar aiming at highlighting similarities between kata and their applications across the many styles of karate, i.e. Shotokan, Wado, Goju… The seminar was attended by approximately 60 students and led by Iain Abernethy, … Continue reading [ SEMINAR ] Forthcoming visit of Iain Abernethy
We have the pleasure to welcome Abernethy Sensei on the 7th May. One of the world’s leading exponents of applied karate, Iain has written a number of critically acclaimed books on the practical application of traditional martial arts and is well known for his work on the pragmatic use of the techniques and concepts recorded in the traditional kata. This is your chance to train … Continue reading [ TRAINING ] Seminar with Iain Abernethy
Dear all We are delighted to let you know about our plans to celebrate the end of 2021. Firstly, our chief instructor David Davenport will be holding a special “Xmas CKA Training Session” at Holmer Green dojo on Monday 20th Dec between 6:30pm and to 7:30pm. This session is mostly aimed at juniors and will be very much a fun themed event ! On the same … Continue reading [ UPDATE ] 2021 Christmas Celebrations
We are pleased to announce that as per the official instructions published by the EKF, we will be reopening our dojo’s in May as follows : – Monday 17th of May : Holmer Green dojo – Tuesday 18th of May : Chesham dojo – Thursday 20th of May : Amersham dojo We are still waiting to hear whether Aylesbury will reopen on the 19th. In … Continue reading [ UPDATE ] Reopening of the CKA Dojo’s
Dear all, Coming up on the 19th December will be two online sessions for all EKF members, free of charge. The first will take place at 10am and will be led by South West Head Kumite Coach Jerome Kumedzina, followed by South Region Kata Head Coach Nariman Jeddi at 11am. These sessions will take place via the online platform Zoom. To register please contact [email protected] … Continue reading [ TRAINING ] Free online training with the EKF on the 19th of December
For those preparing to grade or those requiring a refresher in this new era of contactless karate, I wanted to remind you all that useful videos of Kumite in our syllabus (and from Kanazawa Sensei) can be found here ! Enjoy… Please note that the way these have been arranged is not the way they are taught at the CKA : so in doubt, consult … Continue reading [ TRAINING ] Kihon Ippon & Jiyu Ippon Kumite (組手): videos !