Welcome to
East London JKA Karate Club

On-line teaching

April 13th, 2020

HIGH IMPORTANCE

Great initiative by Sensei Aaron and Sensei Brian please support and participate

Mondays 6pm ( please check facebook account / wassap group )

Sensei Aaron will be delivering a Basic class which all student can attend Space permitting.

You will need to make sure you have sufficient space to practice at least 2 square metres and ensure you are practicing on a non slip floor
You will need to warm up yourself before the class begins as our class time is limited, included a warm up video link here: https://youtu.be/5g7iLz_vUCk

Your license must be up to date!
JKA England are not sending out new licenses right now but they are still processing them, so even though you won’t get your new slip you must still renew your license if it’s out of date!

Zoom Online connection details are posted to our Whats app group

Please contact sensei Brian 07896 565 421 if you are not on Club wassap group

Have Fun

Club Committee

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10 Year Club Anniversary

April 2nd, 2020

Congratulations everyone Our Club is now officially 10 Years old !!!!!!

Started in April 2010 the journey into full maturity as a Club has taken a lot of hard work and commitment over the last 10 years, looking into the future we will bounce back from our current predicament that affects us all,  good planning will see the that the Club will be around for many more years.

As most of you know, Sensei Bastidas established East London JKA Karate Club with the intention of channeling resources, experience and passion into creating opportunities for students to join and develop themselves in traditional Shotokan Karate with JKA England.

Early on with the help of the Club Committee, it was decided to work and identify certain attributes to have a successful Club.

Passion to help the local community by providing a non profit orientated organization, whose solely purpose would be to provide good karate at affordable prices to everyone, children and adults alike.

Passion for excellence with good professional instruction from aptly qualified JKAE Instructors. This level of coaching set the foundations for the development of a successful Club Squad from our pool of students, developing and encouraging talent being one of the key elements in order to have an above average Club.

This level of professional Instruction combined with the excellent facilities has inevitably helped in becoming  successful as a Club.

The results – In 2012 the council awarded us with the Club Borough Mark followed by a prestigious Club of the year award in 2013 by JKAE and a further Club 50 award 2016

Our Club Squad has been very successful at Inter-Club level, Regional Level and National Level, we also have students that are members of the National JKAE squad.

The Club has also developed and encouraged 5 fully qualified instructors most of whom are currently teaching or have have moved on to different posts with other Clubs.

None of this would have been possible without the people and our team effort in what we do. The size and skills in the team have evolved over time, and each person has played their part in helping the Club achieve the successes its enjoyed over the past 10 years.

Whilst the most important aspect for us has been the impact on students and the local communities, it has also been about having a good Club that everyone cherishes.

We will build on existing and develop new strategies for the future., we look forward to serving you further in the coming years.

Our thanks for your continued support and understanding during this current crisis.

 

Chief Instructor

East London JKA

JKA England Home Training Group

April 2nd, 2020

Please join the new training group set up on facebook by JKA England.

JKA England Home Training Group

A private group set up for JKA England members to train from home under the instruction of our Chief Instructor, Sensei Ohta, during the COVID-19 self isolation emergency.

You must be a member of JKA England and be up to date with membership.

The first two sessions have been great we are encouraging all our students to train with Ohta sensei via Zoom link, we also would like to see a photograph of you training, send to [email protected]

Sessions Wednesdays 5pm to 6pm however do check for times as they may change.

Club Committee

East London JKA

URGENT HIGH IMPORTANCE

March 20th, 2020

Dear all

It is with a heavy heart and with your well being in mind, we have taken the step of closing down all our dojos until it is safe for us to reopen them again.

All of our places of training have now been closed due to the virus.

The uncertainty that coronavirus has brought is a concern for all of us, we want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to support and your safety is our top priority.

For those of you with symptoms remember to self isolate for a minimum of 7 days or 14 days if you are self isolating with your household.

We hope these preventative measures help us through these difficult times please take care of yourselves and others and ask for support if needed.

Do please try to train at home , attached a link to JKA videos  https://www.facebook.com/news.jka/

For latest updates please keep looking at facebook page and wassap group

 

Club Committee

HIGH IMPORTANCE

March 7th, 2020

East London JKA Karate Club
Coved19 Coronavirus UK March 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

We are sure you are all fully aware of the current health concerns around the Covid19 Coronavirus in the UK.

With this situation developing, the karate club has taken the decision to help to protect students/Instructors and associated family members health and safety, by issuing the following new club rules:

Any students or accompanying family members, that have recently developed a cough or cold or fever, should not attend class until the illness has past.
All students will be required to wash their hands before class begins, (all of our current venues have hand washing and drying facilities in the toilets).

If any students require the use of a tissue to blow their nose, or wipe sweat from their face, will be required to dispose of the tissue and wash their hands before continuing with the class.
All students must endeavour not to touch each others faces, and not to touch or rub their own eyes/face, unless using a tissue or the sleeve of the Gi. Then they should wash and dry their hands before continuing with the class.

When you have finished training wash your hands and dry thoroughly as advised by the NHS. If youhave the availability of sanitiser gels/wipes, please use them if you wish, please bring a supply of disposable tissues for your own use.

Your Equipment
Gum-shields:- Ensure you the rinse your gum shield throughly after use.
Mitts: Wash your Mitts after use, you can also use anti-bacterial wipes to give them a good
clean.

With these new rules in place, we are following the best official advice currently available to protect all our club members and their families and friends, while keeping the club open for all those who wish to keep to life as normal as pos sible during this troubling time.

All our Club Dojos will remain open, unless the venue hosting the club is forced to close…..should this happen students will all be advised, Club websites/Facebook and WhatsApp groups will immediately be updated. #

We hope this will not happen, but be assured that if it does the club will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

We hope these measures will reassure all our students, Instructors and their families, that we are doing all we can to assist health and safety, and that everyone will endeavour to support each other and the club by following these simple but effective rules.

Once again, It should be noted that all of our venues have facilities for all student to wash and dry their hands.
For up to date information about Covid 19, follow the links below;
http://111.nhs.uk latest information and advice about the virus, and what to do if you
think you may have it.
https://www.gov.uk latest information and advice about the current situation, numbers,
risk level, recent government actions etc.,

As always we wish all of our students, families and friends well, and hope that you will all stay well, and continue to enjoy your Karate training.

We appreciate your support and understanding at this time.

Club Committee
East London JKA Karate Club

Sensei Steward

March 1st, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT AFFAIRS

We are pleased to announce Stratford Karate Club  first Kyu Grading under Sensei Gary Steward (6th Dan JKA)

on the 28th March 2020 @ Castle Green Leisure Centre Dagenham RM9 4UN

 

All East London JKA students are encouraged to attend the training session.(do please show your support as Stratford Karate Club have supported us these past years by attending our events).

Sensei Brian will be conducting grading assessments for students eligible to take grading

Thank you all for your kind support and understanding

Good luck to those of you taking assessments

Club Committee

 

PLEASE NOTE THERE MAY NOT BE A SATURDAY LESSON THIS DAY DUE TO THE ABOVE SESSION PLEASE CHECK WITH BRIAN SENSEI

Timetable 2019/2020

November 28th, 2019

High Importance

Our last session of the year 1st of December 2019

Back on Saturday 4th of January..

Please note first Wednesday session is on the 15th of January as the Centre is closed until the 10th.

First Club event 2020, Training/ Grading supporting Stratford Karate Club in March ( please see Sensei Brian who will be in charge of this).

JKA Competition Saturday 31st October 2020 (pencil this date in your calendars)

Confirmed East London JKA Gradings 2020, (Ohta Sensei examiner)

18th July 2020

19th December 2020

Club Committee

License Check

December 19th, 2018

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JKA LICENSE CHECK

Please be aware that we will be checking all licenses start of 2020.

All new starters who have been with the Club more than 4 weeks need to get a JKA England licence.

If you cannot produce an in-date license you will need to renew before you can continue with your training.

We will turn away all students with licenses out of date.

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Club Committee

Club 50 Award

June 26th, 2016

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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

 

 

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…

http://www.dofe.org/levels-and-timescales

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

 

Referees Course JKAE 2020

January 10th, 2020

INVITATION TO JKAE REFEREES COURSE 2020 FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE

Please note we need your names ASAP Our email will go out to JKA Technical on Sunday 19/01/2020

 

Dear JKAE member,

You are hereby invited to the JKA England Referee Course – Sunday 2 February 2020.The structure of the day is a two-hour class based session from 11am to 1pm, followed by lunch and a two hour practical session – 2pm to 4pm.

The venue for this year’s course is the Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wooldale Rd, Northampton NN4 6TP

The cost is £35, payable in cash, on the day and the course is open to all 3rd Kyu’s and above 18yrs+.

Kindly bring a pen, notepad and your gi. There are no refreshments available at the venue – please bring your own food and drink.

Please advise your club Chief Instructor of your interest to attend.

 

First course 2020

December 19th, 2019

Our first course in the New Year is our Kata Course on Saturday 4th January in Hatfield, Hertfordshire (followed by the JKA England Annual General Meeting for Club Instructors).

Our katas will be:
1st lesson — Bassai-dai, Kankuu-sho and Bassai-sho.
2nd lesson — Jion, Meikyo and Hangetsu.
3rd lesson — Enpi, Chinte and Gojushiho-sho.

On behalf of the Executive and Technical Committees of JKA England may I take this opportunity to thank you for your fantastic support this year and to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Please share this message and help make our first event of 2020 a success.

Very many thanks

Tony Cronk
Head of Association
JKA England

We strongly recommend everyone attend this excellent course, Do please car share wherever possible and save the environment

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Club Committe

Sad News

December 10th, 2019

It is with sadness that we inform the passing of Sensei Kanasawa last night (08/12/2019)
One of the greatest Shotokan Exponents. He headed SKIF a worldwide Shotokan Karate Organisation .
A true legend and former JKA Instructor and Competitor..He will be missed by everyone in the Shotokan circles..
East London JKA karate Club offers its deeepest condolences to Kanasawa family and SKIF.
Club Committee

Grading 2019

December 2nd, 2019

Well done everyone a fantastic Training/Grading session with Ohta Sensei. Our congratulations to all our students who graded and passed their examination, special mention to all the high grades who had a tough grading and who all passed.

Special mention to Arthur Bernabe who not only came from another Association, but had also stopped training a number of years and retook his 1st kyu with JKA.

Special mention also for one Marius Lapkauskas who double graded under Ohta sensei (not an easy task to do), he now joins an elite group of three students who have managed this feat in the last ten years (sensei Aaron did it last time in 2011).

Thank you to Mrs Maria Bastidas for setting out the Room, everyone will agree that the room looked smashing, the tea and biscuits were life savers.

Our thanks to all parents and friends for their support,patience and understanding.

Our end of year went extremely well with good participation from everyone, recognition to all students for their hard work and ethics throughout the year.

Congratulations to Sensei Aaron in becoming the new Chief Instructor at Stratford Karate Club we wish him well and give him all the support at the Club.

Congratulations to Sensei Brian on becoming the new Chief Instructor at East London JKA from May next year, as our current Chief Instructor announced that he will be retiring as Chief Instructor at the end of April and will take a more passive role of Chairman for the Club.

We wish sensei Brian all the best in this new role, he has the support of everyone at the Club, to guide it forward in the future .

Thank you everyone for your kind support and understanding.

Below results of this years Role of honour call Well done everyone.

Club Committee

AWARDS 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student of the year CLAIRE BERNABE
Runner up GINA REGAN
Best Club Squad students 2019
GIRLS ELLE BEHARI
BOYS BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC
Special Awards Recognition
SHERWIN FELIX, LUCAS DENYER, ZAID ASWAT, DREW MCINTOSH, LUKE SCOURFIELD, THIRA VEKARIA
Best Students Awards
Boys under 12
Winner BLAKE VALENZUELA
Runner up MAKSIN LEGER
Girls under 12
Winner MAYA DUBASIA
Runner up MACAELA AGYARE
Boys under 15
Winner JAY DUBASIA
Runner up QAIYAN THOMPSON
Girls under 15
Winner MAE HATFIELD
Runner up LILLY REGAN
ADULTS MEN
Winner ANDREW DALTON
Runner up MARIUS LAPKAUSKAS
ADULTS LADIES
Winner GINA REGAN
Runner up SARAH-JANE PASILIAO

Most improved Students
RAIDEN MCINTOSH, DANIEL GOSPODINOV, JESAL DOSA, ZION IDIKAYI, ISA MALIK, JIN KAURI, AMIRA EL-MESSADI, RAHMEL STUART BEST, KARIM SAAMIR, CHARLES KIMBER, GABRIEL BASTOS, ANEESA IRFAN, IRA IRFAN, KEVIN YOUNG, AZARIA AGYARE, LAURA AYLETT, MILI FIRDUOSI, NEHA SAKTHIVEL