Welcome to
East London JKA Karate Club


June 21st, 2020

Hello Parents/ Guardians students

Further to our post on the 8th June, outside Karate Training at the Given Wilson Institute Car Park

Weather permitting Saturday and Sunday mornings Staring 27 June until further notice

These time are approximate due to potential changes in the weather.

It would be most helpful if students were to keep to the same day and time each week to allow for continuity of training.


  Day Time Availability
Lesson 1 Saturday 27th  June 10 am Full
Lesson 2 Saturday 27th June 11.45  -12.45 Limited space
Lesson 1 Sunday 28th June 10 am Full
Lesson 2 Sunday 28th June 11.45 – 12.45 Limited space
Lesson 1 Saturday  4th July 10 am Full
Lesson 2 Saturday 4th July 11.45 -12.45 Limited space
Lesson 1 Sunday 5th July 10 am Full
Lesson 2 Sunday 5th  July 11.45- 12.45 Limited Space


If you wish to take part in a Saturday or Sunday lesson weather permitting in the coming weeks please email Sensei Brian at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

All places must be booked in advance via email [email protected]

Outside Training Opportunity

June 8th, 2020

Hello Parents/ Guardians students,

Outside training opportunity for a  Max of 5 people in the Car park at Given Wilson location weather permitting.

We have the use of the location facilities required .

Lesson duration 50 mins which will allow the 10 min in turn around time for parents to drive out of the car park before the next group drive into the car park.

Therefore please do not arrive until 5 mins before the Session starts

Clothing for an outdoor lesson please wear old trainers and casual wear this will be fine.

Lesson cost will be the same,  Name on an envelope with cash inside would be best

Please email me at [email protected] with grade belt colour (to remind me in my old age) if you would like to book a place, please Identify which date and time and the number of places you would prefer

Government Guidance


Classes will focus on Kata and basis  (NO Kumite at this time)

Grade Class date and time Students
Beginners Orange
Yellow /  Green
Purple belts
Brown / black belts

New JKA England Membership Information

June 2nd, 2020

Dear all

Please be advised that JKA England have implemented a new membership system which is administered by company LoveAdmin

You may have already received an Email from LoveAdmin, please check your junk mail, just in case you do not see it.

Benefits of the new system

Students will be able to access their details and update them when necessary; make their own renewals and applications for licenses. License slips will be available to either download to their phone or print off as a hard copy. ALL students should print off and keep in their license books for gradings etc.

Renewal reminders will be sent automatically to the students prior to expiry. This only applies to Students whose licences expired after 1st September 2019.

Renewals can be set up by the student / parent to renew automatically if that is their wish. Most families have been linked to each other for easier management by the students.


If your licence expired pre 1st June 2020 and wish to renew, then contact  [email protected] – so that they can send an appropriate request to get you into the system.



Chief Instructor

On-line teaching

April 13th, 2020


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


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


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


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

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

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



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


Sensei Steward

March 1st, 2020


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



Referees Course JKAE 2020

January 10th, 2020


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.