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.
1. NO SATURDAY CLASS on the 23rd February
2. Everyone is invited to the next JKAE Event in Basildon Essex
Date : SUNDAY 24th February 2019
Venue: Basildon Sporting Village, Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon, Essex SS14 3GR
JKA England hosts twice yearly national training courses. These courses are essential training for all students, particularly brown belts preparing to take their sho dan grade and black belts looking to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in technique and kata.
These courses are for JKA members only.
Kyu grades are very welcome at the reduced price of £10. We appreciate that three hours training can be demanding, so regular breaks will be taken and younger students may leave in the break if they wish.
11:00am-2:00pm National Course
3:00pm-6:00pm Dan Grading
We formally request all our students to attend and support this local course.