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East London JKA Karate Club

1st Kyu Assessments

October 18th, 2017

Please note change of venue for the 1st kyu Assessments

Examiner  Sensei A Ismael 6th Dan JKA Head of Association.

Date 19th November

Start 2pm

Venue Sydney Russell Leisure Centre, Parsloes Avenue. Dagenham,RM9 5QT

Assistance is by invitation only..(includes 2nd Kyus)

Only participants will be allowed in as this will be conducted behind closed doors..

4 Nations Championships

September 20th, 2017

JKA England Four Nations Championships

Saturday 4th November

K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BQ

We have started to assemble the Squad that will represent the Club at the Championships please see either Chief Instructor or Club coach and let us know if you would like to form part of the current squad.

All names and fees to be ready by the 16th of October (please note due to admin set guidelines, we are not able to take names after this date)

Cost £12 for individual KATA or KUMITE £20 to enter both categories

All the best to students

Club Committee

Inter Club Competition 2017

August 1st, 2017

Congratulations to our Club Squad who participated in this event..

Well done to all the squad, special mention to

Iona Celibio Gold KATA  Gold Kumite

Nathan Radford Silver KATA

Ria Ashani Bronce KATA

Abiola Alade Silver KUMITE

Maarya Khan Bronce KUMITE

Eniola Alade Silver KUMITE

Inter Club Competition hosted by East London JKA Karate Club

Date : Saturday 16th September 2017

Venue  Castle Green Leisure Centre, Gale Street, Dagenham, ESSEX, RM9 4UN

Several JKA Clubs have been invited to our bi-annual event..

Please see Sensei Brian for Club Squad details..

We encourage all our students to participate and support our Inter Club competition..

Club Committee

JKA England National Championships 2017

May 20th, 2017

Results Nationals 2017

Congratulations to our smallest Club squad, sadly only eight students took part this year however everyone will agree that the competitors were of a very high standard and it was hard to get into medal positions competing against much bigger squads..

Well done Ionia Celibio getiing GOLD in Kata and SILVER in Kumite ( 3rd year she has accomplished this).

Congratulations to Benjamin Bakalovik in getting GOLD for Kumite (at his first attempt).

Congratulations to the rest of the squad who all tried very hard but who sadly lost out in the preliminary rounds.

Well Done everyone,parents, students, coach & volunteers.

Club Committee






















Good luck to our small squad representing the Club on the 24th of June at the Nationals.

Going forward we would like to see more of our own students competing at this level..

Club Committee

JKA England National Championships 2017

24th June 2017

K2 Leisure Centre , Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ

Start time 10am (please be there 9.30am for squad meeting with squad coach)

Selection for squad is on going, please see Club coach or any instructor and let them have your details.

Good luck everyone.

Club Committee


May 13th, 2017


18642011_1404131399651877_144675217_oSensei Ohta visiting Instructor

Our thanks to Ohta Sensei for an excellent course on Friday the 19th May.

Everyone will agree that the course was very educational with lots to practice and take home for the next grading.

Sensei Ohta put everyone through their syllabus with particular attention to the Kihon and Kata section of the syllabus, the kumite was excellent with some complex drills for the higher grades.

Well done to everyone that attended.

We will endevour to bring Ohta sensei back to the Club.

Club Committee


East London JKA Karate club would like to congratulate Aaron Storey on being selected to represent England at the JKA Funakoshi Gichin World Cup!!

This prestigious event is held every 3 years and Ireland will be the hosting in 2017.

Aaron will compete in both Individual Kata and Individual Kumite,

We wish him the best of luck!

Club Committee


Congratulations to Stanislav Ryadinskyi and Stuart Bastidas on passing their coaching assessment at the recent International Spring Course in Crawley, Both Students underwent a rigorous assessment under Sensei Tomlin 6th Dan JKA.

Stanislav will now join the Clubs Instructor pool, Stuart will be based in Sheffield whilst at University.

Club Committee


2017 Calendar

January 20th, 2017

Some of our activities for this year.

East London JKA GRADING 2017

Sat, 15th July 2017 Castle Green Leisure Centre

Sun, 10th December 2017 Castle Green Leisure Centre

Visiting Instructors

Sat, 11th February 2017 Castle Green Leisure Centre  SenseI D.Paulus 4th Dan JKA

Fri,19th May 2017 Newham Leisure Centre Chief Instrcutor Sensei Y.Ohta 7th Dan JKA

Club 50 Award

June 26th, 2016


We are delighted to report that the Club has been awarded Club 50 Award for consistently having 50 -100 students regularly training and with in date JKA licences.. We received our award at this weekend National Competition 2016.

As a Chief Instructor I am incredibly humbled by our Club’s success, I can hand in heart say that we have far exceeded all my predictions and aspirations, we have an amazing team of Instructors who help out on a weekly basis but most importantly we have loyal students and parents and friends who make the Club what it is, a family orientated and  great place to learn discipline and values that will enhance your daily life.

Thank you all for this wonderful gift to the Club and be proud as the award is also part of you..

Chief Instructor



Nationals 2016

May 17th, 2016

Well done to our team at the Nationals – Results

Our double winner Karen Claire Fagcang Individual Kata GOLD Individual Kumite GOLD

Iona Celibio Individual Kumite GOLD

Abbie Alade Individual Kumite SILVER

Phillip Fagcang Indivudual Kumite BRONCE

Aaron Storey Indiidual Kumite BRONCE (joint 3rd)

Aaron storey Individual Kata 4th Place

Mixed Team Kata 6-15 Years

East London JKA Team B 2nd place

East London JKA Team A 4th Place

Congratulations to everyone

Our warmest congratulations to all students in the squad that will represent the Club at the Nationals on the 25th June in Crawley..

Suhayb Haoui, Julian Cojocariu, Abby Alade, Eniola Alade, Nathan Bindi, Alexander Bindi, Philip Fagcang, Karen Claire Fagcang, Kelvin Dewee, Stanislav Ryadindkiy, Iona Celibio, Iesha Celibio, Aaaron Storey.

Individual KATA and KUMITE plus mixed TEAM KATA

Team A Nathan Bindi, Alexander Bindi, Iesha Celibio

Team B Philip Fagcang, Karen Claire Fagcang, Iona Celibio

Team C Suhayb Haoui, Kelvin Dewee, Eniola Alade

Team D Stanislav Ryadinskiy. Aaron Storey, Julian Cojocariu


















Spring Course 2016

May 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to all the students that attended the course over the weekend..We had  fantastic training alongside International students from Norway Spain Canada Serbia Denmark Estonia Germany etc.

We had tuition from Kawada Sensei 8th Dan JKA Ohta Sensei 7th Dan JKA Hirayama Sensei 6th Dan JKA & Nemoto Sensei 5th Dan JKA

All the students will agree that the course is well worth participating, we had warm ups, kihon, kata & kumite in addition we got to see friendly countries competition , kyu gradings..Also held International qualification tests Dan Gradings photo sessions groups and individual..

Thank you all for attending and supporting our great Association JKA England..

Chief Instructor..


Students query

March 3rd, 2016

Hello Students We have had several of you asking for our help with the Duke of Edingburgh award..Yes we can help you by signing your booklet and giving you a letter of support there’s bronze silver and gold awards ,, additionally there is also the scouts Martial arts badge that you can go for ..

DofE Awards start at year 9 13 years old…


Fantastic News

September 3rd, 2013

Dear all

It is with with great pleasure that we announce that our Club was the recipient of a  very special award from JKA England.

We have always strived to do our best for the Club and all the students, it is incredible that we have been rewarded for all our efforts these past years,the award signifies a personal journey for all of us,  maturity as a Club and an incredible base of students volunteers and Instructors, without whom the Club could not function..

Our thanks to all of you for your understanding and incredible support these past years..







Club of the Year Award 2013 for East London JKA Karate Club presented to our Chief Instuctor Carlos Bastidas by Ohta Sensei Chief Instructor and Head of Association JKA England at the recent weekend course in Crawley..

Club Committee



June 20th, 2017

Congratulations to all our students on an excellent training session and fantastic Grading..

Our thanks to Sensei Ismael on an excellent double training session focusing on kihon (basics) Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring)..

Well done to everyone on passing their grades keeping our 100% grading pass rate intact ..

Sensei Ismael made sure that the high standards were achieved and made sure all students gave 110%..

In the end 32 passes and 2 temporaries.. Well done everyone we are all very proud of you…

Thank you to all volunteers, instructors and parents for your kind help on the day..much appreciated.

Club Committee


Below photos of the grading and training..



Our next Club Event is the grading and training on the 15th July..

Examiner  Sensei A.Ismail 6th Dan JKA  (Head of  Association)

Venue Castle Green Leisure Centre, Gale Street, Dagenham, Essex RM9 4UN

Training starts from 10 am green belts and above 11am beginners to yellow

Grading starts at 12.15pm finishes at 3:00pm

All students are expected to attend the training session.

Grading students must hand in their licenses and fees by Wednesday the 12th July latest..

So far 22 students have handed in their licenses and fees, please hurry up with your licenses..

MAYA DUBASIA , JAY DUBASIA, RISHI PATEL need to hand in their Temporary licenses 9th Kyu exams..

LAURI AURONEN, LILY REGAN, LUKE SCOURFIELD, NATHAN RADFORD all need to hand in a photograph as it is missing from your license…

We will not have licenses on the day (if you are late then you will miss out)..

Following students need to hand in their licenses and fees by the 12th..




Club Committee

Grading Assessment

June 11th, 2017


Congratulations to the 31 Students that successfully passed assessment last week..

Please note we require your licenses and fees ASAP..

Do please note we expect to see all Club members at the training sessions specially Higher grades..

Club Committee


Please note Grading assessment for students that are ready and comply with the 85% attendance will be done this week.


No assessments will be done after these dates.

Good luck to all students attempting assessments.

We will let you know on the day if you have been successful.

Club Committee


March 25th, 2017



The Kyoushinkai Karate are proud to host a special guest instructor from Japan. We have managed to organise a very special 2 hours seminar with the World and All JKA Kata Champion Yuji Hashiguchi Sensei 7th Dan JKA. First hour training will be for all grades and second hour for brown and black belts only. Everyone who attended will received a seminar certificate sign by Yuji Hashiguchi Sensei. Place MUST be booked on a first come first serve basis. Space are very limited. Contact: [email protected]