All upcoming grading and grading training dates have now been added to the club calendar. Costs for gradings for all Kyu grades are increasing by £5 with immediate effect to cover the increased costs of hall hire at the Chiltern Hills Academy in Chesham. Training and grading training costs are not affected. The Lion will now be edited by Jack Hamilton – it’s great that … Continue reading Courses, dates, the Lion and grading costs
On the 24th April, Jonathan Green, a former CKA student, sadly passed away having lost a long battle with cancer. He took up training at CKA together with his two older sons in January 1998 under the instruction of Sensei Croft and Sensei Erin & Robin Thwaites, and reached 2nd Kyu in March 2002. He showed great spirit and a good attitude in the dojo. … Continue reading The passing of Jonathan Green
Notice for members: the special training course due to be held on the 18th November has been cancelled. No other training dates are affected. Continue reading Sunday training 18th November
Course 1 – Martial Qigong – all grades The course will provide an insight into the basic principles of Qigong and a Shaolin Qigong form called Ba Duan Jin. 10 a.m. -11.15 a.m. Course 2 – Brown and Black Belts The course will focus on specific areas of training to ensure good understanding of the techniques and consistency across Chiltern Karate Association. 11.30 a.m. – … Continue reading Two special courses taken by Sensei Croft (6th Dan) – 28th October 2012
A Martial Qigong course will be held on the 28th October 2012. Full details can be found on the sunday training calendar page. Continue reading New Martial Qigong course date announced
The June Grading will now take place on Sunday June 10th, not Sunday June 3rd as previously advertised. This change has been made to avoid clashing with the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Please see the grading calendar for more information. Continue reading June Grading – date change
When most students take up karate as a hobby or sport they will tell you that they have come along to keep fit, or to learn an art of self defence. The goal for most karateka ultimately is to be awarded a black belt. Unfortunately, if this is the only motivation to train then there is very little to keep the impetus going after you have acheived this goal.
Two years ago after a lot of hard work and sweat i managed to get awarded my black belt, and was told by several different senseis within the club that i had now come to the end of my training as a beginner, and could now become a proper student! Continue reading “[ FEATURE ] Michael Thornton: Thoughts on my last grading”