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Results Nationals 2019

June 25th, 2019

JKA National Competition June 2019

Well done to all students from East London JKA Club who participated in last weekend National
Competition.

Everyone did exceptionally well, displaying respect, spirit and good sportsmanship. All their
hard work and training was evident on the mat today, with some very tough categories,
particularly the higher grades.

Boys (6-9) kumite was so close in the semi finals. Blake & Bejan (Budokwai), his opponent had to spar three times, with Blake losing out on a technical point (making distance).

Female (21+) Kata, all candidates made it to the finals by default due to no shows (BYE).
Sravya waited so patiently from 11:30am to 5pm to do her Kata in such a tough category.

Chaz, Andrew and Gina secured Gold for Mixed Team Kata after only x2 practice sessions together. And if that wasn’t enough for Chaz, she swept up Gold for both individual kata and
kumite.

No major casualties and a couple of early knockouts, but we all gained some invaluable
experience and some of us have a far better appreciation of the rules and competition
environment.

Thank you to all families and friends who came to support and cheer us on.

Great results for the Club and congratulations to all those who won medals:

KATA:

Blake Valenzuela (6-9yrs) = Silver
Charlotte Josephs (16+) = Gold
Aaron Storey (21+) = Gold
Gina Regan, Andrew Dalton & Chaz Joseph (Mixed Team Kata) = Gold

KUMITE:

Blake Valenzuela (6-9yrs) = Bronze
Lily Regan (10-12yrs) = Bronze
Elle Bahari (10-12yrs) = Silver
Charlotte Josephs (16+) = Gold
Aaron Storey (21+) = Silver

Report drafted by Mrs C Bernabe

Well done to all our squad

Club Committee

Cancelled Lessons & Summer Holiday Break HIGH IMPORTANCE

June 6th, 2019

Dear all

Cancellation of Class HAROLD ROAD

Monday 8th July (Event at the Centre)

Monday 29th July (Event at the Centre)

Monday 12th August (Event at the Centre)

Monday 19th August (Event at the Centre)

Monday 26 August (Bank Holiday)

Please note all students will need to attend alternative classes during the week.

Thank you for your understanding

Also note we will be having a two week break in August 2019
ie NO lesson to be run

Dates

TUESDAY 20th/27th AUGUST
MONDAY 19th / 26th AUGUST
WEDNESDAY 21st / 28th AUGUST
SATURDAY 17th / 24th AUGUST

First lesson back SATURDAY 31st August

Thank you for your understanding

Club Committee

July Grading 2019

June 3rd, 2019

Dear all

Our next grading is on the 27th July 2019

Examiner K.Hori 5th Dan JKA

Venue Castle Green Gale Stree Dagenham RM9 4UN

Training starts at 10am green belt and above / 11am beginners to yellow

Grading starts 12.15pm end 3pm

GRADING LIST Monday/Wednesday/Saturday Assesments
(please hand in licenses and fee ASAP)

BLAKE VALENZUELA RIDER MCINTOSH QYLAN THOMPSON SARAH PALISEAU DREW MACINTOSH LIYA PATEL KRISHNA PATEL THIRA VAKARIA DAANIA KHAN SAVRIA VALLABHANENI ZAID ASWAT DHRU BHUDIA AZARIA AGYARE ELLE BEHARI MACAELA AGYARE TAUSIF AHMED NEHA SAKTHIVEL MAKSIN LEGER ANDREW DALTON BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC MARIUS LAPKAUSKAS VITIS LAPKAUSKAS DOVAS LAPKAUSKAS CHARLES KIMBER LAURA AYLETT GINA REGAN LILY REGAN LUKE SCOURFIELD FIRDOUSI MILI

PLEASE NOTE CLUB ASSESSMENTS DATE FOR GRADING

24th 26th 29th JUNE (these are the only days we will be assessing students)

If you have a problem with these dates please see Chief Instructor.

Thank you for your understanding

Good luck everyone

Club Committee

 

Nationals 2019

May 16th, 2019

Attention all students/ parents   JKA National Club Championships

Nationals are being held on the 22nd June 2019

Venue  K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BQ, UK

Time 10am to 6pm ( estimated time may change )

All students 9th Kyu and above are encouraged to participate in this event, please give your name and fee to our Club Coach Sensei Brian.

He will collate all information ASAP so we can have a squad present this year, (please note we need your support with this, as our squad numbers have decreased these past three years, if no support then, we will rethink as a Club whether we will be sending a squad at all next year).

Please note we have not had information regarding fees yet  as soon as we do we will pass this information on.

There will be a deadline for handing in the fees and names so stay in touch with Sensei Brian.

All students please make sure that licenses are in date, we will monitor all licenses at the grading later in the year.

If you have spare seats in your car do try and share with other students, unfortunately we are unable as a club to offer transport to the venue.

Good luck with your participation and all the best

Club Committe

 

 

Next Events

April 23rd, 2019

Excellent class with Sensei Tomlin on Saturday 11th May

Sensei went though Kyu grades syllabus emphasis on Kihon basics and Kumite sparring

Hip movement control Kime and basic stands blocks for lower grades

Work with a partner Kime Maai distance and correct order for sparrimg

Higher grades was more difficult with Distance work Maai top priority, sparring making use of correct positioning when engaging with partner. Basics again Hip movement control and kime working on speed and distance complex drills for all to learn and practice.

Kata Teki Shodan for higher grades with technical points explained and making use of hips to create power explanation of contraction and expansion whilst executing Blocks and counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New stock / Over GI news

March 25th, 2019

New Stock ordered  Club Badges for the Karate Gi

Small Badges 2″ x  3.5″ £5

Large Badges 3″ x  4.5″ £6

Please see Chief Instructor for order.

Club Over Gi can still be ordered however we still need more names to make an order so far only 3 people have put their names, we need a minimum of 10 names..

The order for >10 means we can get a better deal for the students.

For over GI please see any instructor.

Club Committee

BANK HOLIDAYS 2019

February 28th, 2019

Dear all

HIGH IMPORTANCE

NO CLASS ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

22nd APRIL
6th MAY
27th MAY
26th AUGUST

Do please attend other classes, we will be monitoring attendance of Monday class students for these dates

Thank you for your understanding

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 2019.

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.

Oss

Club Committee

Awards 2018

December 18th, 2018

 

 

Student of the year   NATHAN RADFORD  Runner up MCBIN CELIBIO

Best Club Squad students 2018    GIRLS SAVRYA VALLABHANENI BOYS BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC

Special Awards Recognition

YASIAN BELHOCINE JULIAN COJOCARIU PETER GOSPONIDOV MAARYA KHAN  JESAL DOSA

Best Students Awards

Boys under 12 Winner  ZAID ASWAT Runner up  BLAKE VAKENZUELA

Girls under 12 Winner  DAANIA KHAN Runner up  ELLE BEHARIE

Boys under 15 Winner  PHILIP FAGCANG Runner up  BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC

Girls under 15 Winner  THIRA VEKARIA Runner up  MAE HATFIELD

MEN ADULTS Winner  SUHAYB HAOUI Runner up  ANDREW DALTON

LADIES ADULTS Winner  GINA REGAN Runner up  LAURA AYLETT

Most improved Students

QAIYAN THOMPSON DAVID KIMBER SARAH COJOCARIU DRUH BHUDIA SALEH KHAN ZION IDIKAYI  DANIEL GOSPONIDOV

Well done to all the students
Club Committee
OSS

Club News

December 8th, 2018

Excellent news from the recent JKA England International winter course 2018 at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley

We are  very proud to announce three new Dan grades for the Club

Well done to our Coach and Head Instructor Brian Williams on his Sandan pass

Well done also to Maarya Khan and Jocine Belhocine in their Shodan Pass

All the hard work has been recognised and rewarded

Big OSS from everyone at the Club

Club Committee

 

next event

November 10th, 2018

 

 

Well done to all our students for the grading

Very hard training with Sensei Ohta for the two training sessions and a massive turnout by everyone.

Thank you for your kind support with the Club.

Excellent grading in record time 38 passes all together

WELL DONE TO ALL OUR STUDENTS WITH THEIR EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR THROUGHOUT THE GRADING

Club Committee

 

 

Saturday 8th December 2018

Time  09:45am or 10:45am (according to grade)

Examiner: Sensei Y.OHTA 7th Dan (JKA) Chief Instructor JKAEngland

Place: CASTLE GREEN LEISURE CENTRE 

Castle Green, Gale Street, Dagenham, ESSEX, RM9 4UN

Training/Grading      £30.00 JKA License plus fee starts at 12:15pm

 Lesson Only:              £10.00 (JKA License to be shown)

 

PARENTS & STUDENT WE ARE IN THE MAIN SPORTS HALL FOR TRAINING AND THE P.E ROOM AFTERWARDS FOR THE END OF YEAR CLUB PRESENTATION.(Starts 3pm approx)

Club Committee East London JKA

 

GRADING LIST

DAVID KILMER, ANDREW DALTON, GINA REGAN, CHARLOTTE JOSEPHS, LAURA AYLETT, FIRDUOSI MILI, SARAH COJOCARIOU, QAYLAN THOMPSON,GEORGE JORDAN, ZION IDIKAYI,ELLI BEHARI, TYLER WILLIAMS, VALERIOU JORDAN, JOSAL DOSA, BLAKE VALENZUELA, DANIEL GOSPONIDOV, SHANNON SIMMONDS, PETER GOSPONIDOV,SAVRYA SUVRAYA,  DAANIA KHAN, THIRA VEKARIA, ZAID ASWAD, TESSI GIWA, BENJAMIN BARKALOVIC DREW MACKINTOSH RAIDEN MACKINTOSH SARAH JANE PASILIIAO DRUH BHUDIA AISHA CELIBIO AIANNA CELIBIO

Class cancelation/ Assessments

November 5th, 2018

URGENT !!!   Please note

No Class MONDAY 12th November due to Centre having an evening activity.

Apologies to our students.

All students are asked to attend Wednesday or Saturday  session as an alternative.

All assessments will be done this week only commencing 5/11/2018 ( everyone was briefed last week ).

Thank you for your understanding.

Club Committee

HIGH IMPORTANCE

August 11th, 2018

HIGH IMPORTANCE

JKA ENGLAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT!

Firstly a huge thank you and well done to the club squad for participating, this was a big competition with competitors from Norway Germany Malta, other England Shotokan organisations and of course JKA England!

Congratulations to all the medal winners,

KATA

Aaron storey BRONZE 🥉

Benjamin bakalovic SILVER 🥈

KUMITE

Aaron storey BRONZE 🥉

Brian Williams GOLD 🥇

Benjamin bakalovic GOLD 🥇

Nathan Radford BRONZE 🥉

Tyler Williams SILVER 🥈

Julian cojocariu BRONZE 🥉

Suhayb haoui BRONZE 🥉

Well done everyone!

See you in the dojo oss.

JKA ENGLAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

All students wanting to participate in this competition will need to show their JKAE License and give us the correct fee by Wednesday 17th of October the latest..(we will not accept late entries due to the deadline we must keep with the organisers)

All entries will be vetoed by our Club Head Coach Sensei Brian.

Thank you for your help and understanding.

Chief Instructor

Students Note the following for the competition

1. In date JKAE LICENSE
2. Clean Gi
3. Brown & Black belts must wear mouth guard and JKA approved white hand mitts. All female competitors should wear a chest protector
4 £12 individual KATA or KUMITE
5. £20 to enter both categories;

Good luck to all competing

JKAE NATIONALS 2018

June 12th, 2018

23rd June JKAE NATIONALS 2018

We are glad to report a very successful competition for this year. No incidents to report. COULD ALL STUDENTS WHO GOT A MEDAL AND CERTIFICATE PLEASE BRING IT WITH THEM TO THE NEXT CLASS THEY ATTEND OSS.

Our team did extremely well bringing in some much needed Medals Certificates and recognition to our Club.

Congratulations to the following students..

SAVRYA VALLABHANENI  GOLD KUMITE

BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC SILVER KUMITE

ELLIE BEHARIE SILVER KUMITE

MAARYA KHAN BRONCE KUMITE

AARON STOREY BRONCE KATA

BRIAN WILLIAMS SENIORS 4th place KATA

TEAM SENIORS BRONCE

Special thanks to Miranda Price for helping us out and to Brian for stepping in last minute to replace Nathan.

(p.s We are still waiting for more results to come in)

Competition was very hard this year, some of our students got knocked out in the early rounds some in the later rounds. A very good day with plenty of experience for everyone involved..

Thank you students, parents, Instructors, volunteers for you involvement and support.

Special mention to one Andrew Dalton who sadly had to pull out last minute because of illness.

Put your name done for the next one, the OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP later this year.

Club Committee

 

K2 Leisure Centre Crawley Surrey

10:00am to 18:30pm (please arrive early)

We have assembled a Club Team to represent the Club on the 23rd

Categories Individual KATA & KUMITE and Teams KATA ONLY

 

photo to follow

 

Good luck to everyone

Club Committee

 

Black Belt Success

March 19th, 2018

 

We are delighted to announce that East London JKA has 4 new Black belts at the Club.

Course run at Newark on Sunday the 25th February 2018. Examiner Sensei Y.Ohta 7th Dan JKA

Five of our students attempted the Shodan examination with four Full Passes and one Half pass (kumite only).

Congratulations to all of them from all the instructors at the Club.

PASS Shodan (magic words to us instructors)

Mcvin Celibio

Leah Bhudia

Ria Ashani

Suhayb Haoui

Well done to everyone hard work and training has paid off..

Club Committee

 

Visiting Instructor

March 5th, 2018

EAST LONDON JKA KARATE CLUB  SPECIAL TRAINING SESSION


High grades session photo

Lots of information and great drills for everyone..Most of all great teaching by Sensei Hagues..

Not having done combative oyo before students where encapsulated with the range provided, lots to take home and practice ..

Both sessions where smoothly run, a good day for everyone involved ..

Our thanks to sensei Hague and his team for an outstanding display of martial arts, very informative and easy to follow, showing great skill in teaching and  great patience with the younger members of the club..

Thank you to all the students and Instructors for your support and participation.

OSS

Saturday 10th March 2018 

Instructor: Sensei  B.Hague 6th Dan (Amateur Martial Association)

Place: CASTLE GREEN LEISURE CENTRE, Gale Street, Dagenham, London, RM9  4UN

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm beginers to green belt / 2.30pm to 4pm purple belts and above

JKAE Licences  all licenses will be checked on the day,  (All licences must have a photograph and be up to date).  Make sure you and your Gi (karate outfit) are clean (no long finger nails, rings, watches etc.)

Sensei Hague will be teaching combative oyo application of Kata ie take downs, body shifting escape techniques and joint locking, plus understanding of practical kata application in a structured and easy to visualise format.

Please note we expect all our students to attend..

Also note NO SATURDAY MORNING LESSON (NEWHAM) DUE TO THE ABOVE EVENT TAKING PLACE.

Thank you for your understanding

Club Committee

 

2018 calendar

November 21st, 2017

Some of our activities for 2018

JAN 6th Saturday JKAE All grades KATA Course Guildford Spectrum

JAN 21st Sunday Brown Belt Lesson Robert Clack Leisure Centre 18.30pm (purple belts may attend)

FEB 18th Sunday Brown Belt Lesson Robert Clack Leisure Centre 18.30pm (purple belts may attend)

FEB 25th Sunday JKAE All Grades Course Newark

MARCH 10th Saturday Visiting Instructor 1pm-4pm all grades Castle Green Leisure Centre

MARCH 18th Sunday Brown Belt Lesson Robert Clack Leisure Centre 18.30pm (purple belts may attend)

APRIL 22nd Sunday Brown Belt Lesson Robert Clack Leisure Centre 18.30pm (purple belts may attend)

May 4th -7th  Friday/Monday JKAE International Course K2 Crawley

JUNE 23rd Saturday JKAE National Championships 10am-18:30pm Crawley K2 Leisure Centre

JULY 21st Saturday Castle Green Leisure Centre  (10am-3pm) TRAINING/GRADING

OCTOBER Southern Regional Competition Date/Venue TBC

NOVEMBER 2nd-4th Friday/Sunday JKAE International Course K2 Crawley

DECEMBER 1st Saturday JKAE Open Championships 10am-18:30pm Crawley K2 Leisure Centre

DECEMBER 8th Saturday  Castle Green Leisure Centre (10am-4pm) TRAINING/GRADING end of year presentation afterwards

Please Note activities in Bold are Club activities..

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Club Closes activities on the 11th December 2017

We resume back on the 8th of January 2018

HAVE A GOOD BREAK EVERYONE

Club Committee

 

 

Grading examination

November 21st, 2017

 

Well done to all our students that took part in the Grading Everyone passed with only 4 temporary passes fantastic achievement by everyone..

Sensei Ohta put everyone through their paces with Kihon Kumite and Kata. Lesson for all of us to make sure we improve ourselves.

Congratulations to everyone that participated, 35 training/grading with an additional 10 more training only. A total of 45 students from  our Club alone, add to that 10 more from Stratford Club and we were very busy on the day.

Thank you everyone for an excellent day which culminated with the end of year Club presentation.

Student of the year IONIA CELIBIO

Runner up MAARYA KHAN

Club Squad Student 2017

Boys MOHAMMED YUNUS KARIM Girls ABBIE ALADE

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Our next event is the training /grading examination on Sunday 10th December with Ohta Sensei.

Can students that are grading please hand in their licenses and fees ASAP, last day 06/12/2017 no licenses will be taken after this date.

Club Students not grading are all expected to attend the training session.please bring your license on the day.

CASTLE GREEN LEISURE CENTRE, Gale Street, Dagenham, ESSEX, RM9 4UN

09.45 am                      Arrive early to register and warm-up.

10.00 am. (Prompt)     Training Start.  (Green belts and above)

10.45 am                      Arrive early to register and warm-up.

11.00 am. (Prompt)     Training Start.  (Beginners to Yellow belts)

12.15 pm -3 pm             Grading

3pm to 4.30 pm end of year club presentation.

Good luck to everyone

Club Committee

Additional note regarding post below

Only 2 students have responded please do not be upset if your certificate has the wrong spelling for your name or your belt is not the correct size..If you do not tell us then we have to manage with an educated guess..

Club Committee..

Changes to names in Certificates will cost you and additional £1 belts will only be exchanged free if you have not broken the seal ..Change of belt will cost £6.

Need you to check your names and give us your belt size thank you..
TAUSIF AHMED KRISHNA PATEL LIYA PATEL PETER GOSPONIDOV SAFA KHAN DANIEL GOSPONIDOV JAY DUBASIA THIRA VEKARIA TESSI GIWA BENJAMIN BAKALOVIK SRAVYA VALLBHANENI DAANNIA KHAN MAE HATFIELD LUCAS DENYER SALEH KHAN LAURA AYLETT JUNUS KARIM PATRICK DONELON LILY REGAN ABBIE ALADE MACAELA AGYARE ELLIE BEHARI PHILIP FAGCANG AIONA CELIBIO AISHA CELIBIO AIANNA CELIBIO AZARIA AGYARE TYLER WILLIAMS NATHAN RADFORD ENIOLA ALADE ANDREW DALTON JAYDEN BHUDIA SARAH ARIM RISHI PATEL

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

 

 

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
NATIONALS2016

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

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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..

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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

 

Club Participation

March 21st, 2019

East London JKA’s  Aaron Storey and Nathan Radford competed in the 19th Legend Open Shotokan Championships on Saturday 16th March, as part of the JKAE squad.

25 clubs and associations from the UK, Ireland, and Belgium attended, making it a very busy day !

Both Aaron and Nathan competed in Kata and Kumite, and there were many entries in their categories, so they had to earn their way to the finals !

Nathan won Bronze in Kata, with Jion.

Aaron’s performance was one of the highlights of the day, winning Gold in Kata with Sochin, Bronze in Kumite, and picking up a further 2 Silvers in Team Kumite.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements on the day, he was also awarded Best Male Competitor by the organisers.

Club Committee

(Report sent in by J Radford)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Importance

February 20th, 2019

 

East London JKA Andrew Dalton and Charlotte Josephs where the sole representatives of the Club ,who attended the JKA England South East Regional Course held in Orpington, Kent on 10th March 2019. The course was led by Sensei Y. Ohta 7th Dan JKA England Chief Instructor who was assisted by JKA England instructors.

After a warm up, Sensei Ohta led the whole class practicing Kihon basics. Starting off slowly with basic moves, blocks and punches then gradually increasing the speed and power of the moves. Then came more complicated moves and changing stances from front stance to back stance and into horse riding stance and applying a technique such as elbow strike, straight punch or knife hand block with each change of stance.

After a break, the class was split into two with Sensei Ohta leading the black belts and two JKA England instructors leading the coloured belts for some in-depth kata practice. Each student had ample practice of all the kata from kihon up to tekki shodan. The instructors were on hand to correct any mistakes and to help the students perfect the movements of each kata.

Also as part of the kata training there were some demonstrations by the JKA England instructors of the application of the kata movements for self-defence also known as Bunkai in Japanese. This really helped us to understand and perfect the kata movements.

Finally, the course concluded with seated meditation or moksu and after that there was an opportunity to have your photo taken with Sensei Ohta. It was an enjoyable course and a good workout and there was lots of knowledge taken home.

Club Committe

(Report handed in by A Dalton)

 

 

 

 

 

East London JKA Karate Club present at the Regional course held at Basildon over the weekend.

Carlos Bastidas, Brian Williams, Aaron Storey Philip Fagcang, Mcbin Celibilio, Chaz Josephs, Savrya Vallabhaneni , (not in the picture but also attended Peter Gosponidov & Daniel Gosponidov).

Another great course with Ohta sensei

Started off with simple punching and blocking techiques gradually becoming more advanced and complex, we were made to work with partners pushing each other with speed, target and footwork (shifting and positioning).

Drills developed onto KUMITE drills (very hard work both physically and mentally, however sensi Ohta was very patient with everyone and eased us all into the drills.

Course was finished with KATA for all grades with tips and points to take home and improve on.

Great course, if you missed it make sure you attend the next one.

we cannot emphasise enough the importance of these courses as they are a great source of knowledge for future gradings and development of your karate studies.

Only one observation form our point of view, regarding disappointing participation from our Club, 3 instructors and only 5 students we need to improve our attendance to the courses.

 

Club Committee

Inter Club Tournament

January 22nd, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear all

It is with regret that we have to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel the Inter Club this coming Saturday (23/02/2019)

Unfortunately we have been unable to secure enough competitors to warrant the holding of such an event.

Hopefully we can deliver the Inter Club later on in the year,

Our thanks for your kind help, time and understanding

On behalf of our Club Committee our best regards to everyone.