Welcome to
East London JKA Karate Club

Jka Open K@ Crawley Oct 28 Result

November 18th, 2023

The Jka Open had 500 competitors this year so it was a very busy day. The day was split into two sessions. The first session was for all grades to purpled white and the second session was for the Brown and Black belts. The club would like to say Well done to all squad members, I note that a few you were under the weather but still gave it your all. You all did amazing and put in a lot of effort we are all proud of each and everyone of you. It was a very tough competition so I hope you all learned something. We managed to bring home a couple of medals for our efforts. I have post a few images from the day below . FYI we have additional images on the app.

Sanajana in her first competition Girls 3 step kumite
Ishan taking part in boys 3 step kumite
Theira Brown and black belt under 18 years kumite
Charlie in his frist freestyle kumite competiton
Denisa Kata Heian Yodan

Yahya kumite
Claire kumite
Claire 4th Place – kata

Some of the Squad

JKA South Regional Competition 1st October

October 3rd, 2023

Location:- Bromley South Landon

Firstly Well done to all the East London JKA squad members for which this was first Competition for some of you. There was over 190 entries for all categories The day was split between low grades in the morning session and higher grades in the afternoon session

The most important aspect of the day is that each competitor learned from the experience regardless of their individual results

Squad Results

Advika – Kata / Kumite
Maira – Kumite
Aaron – Kumite
Isa – Kumite
Blake – kumite
Elle – Kumite / Team kata
Charlie – Team kata
Denisa – Team kata
Thira – kumite

September Update

September 1st, 2023

All Members we have been invited to take part in JKA London and South East Regional Championships will take placeon Sunday 1st October 2023.

Location : -Bromley College, Life Centre Bromley College

Sport Hall Rookery Lane, Bromley BR2 8HE
Referee and Timekeepers meeting:   9:15am
Championship start time:   10:00am

Refreshments and hot drinks are available on site, but a packed lunch is recommended

If you wish to take part please contact Sensei Brian or Clarie to let them know

June Update

May 30th, 2023

We hope you have enjoyed the 3 Bank holidays we had in May.

For those of you who are thinking they are ready to Grade on July 8th, We would advise that you attending as many training session as possible to ensure your are accessed.

JKA England National Championships at the K2 Crawley 17th June, get you entries in ASAP

New Students to the club, can i ask you to arrange your JKA License ASAP

The Last Post of the 2022

December 25th, 2022

Merry Christmas & Happy New year to all students and families.

Firstly welcome to our new students from all 3 of our training location we hope you have been encouraged to train hard in order to fulfil your full potential.

In May with congratulated Elle Behari 11 years on her Shodan pass along with Sensei Claire and Mcvin with Nidan grading pass. Image

In October we took a small squad to the JKA open competition images

In November a number of student attended the JKAE International winter course @ K2 Crawley, We would also like to congratulation to Sensei Claire on her completion of the JKA Coaching Test which by all reports was a very hard test for all taking part.

In early December the club was invited to attend and provide a demonstration of karate to at the Rainham Christmas Fayre 3rd Dec, I would like thank Joe, Elle, Neha and Andrew with their participation on the day we think it went well considering the constraints of the location. Images from the afternoon

Our Winter Grading with Stratford Karate on Sunday 11th December With examiner Otha Sensei 7th Dan JKA England Chief instructor. We had two training & grading session to accommodate the number of students wishing to grade on the day.   Otha Sensei was happy with the organisation of the days sessions and was happy with the overall karateka standard of both clubs.   

Looking forward for 2023, I think the club has 7-8 students with 1st Kyu grades, I would advise all of you to attend as many JKA courses as possible before attempting your Shodan Grading.

Club Kyu grading dates for your 2023 calendar

All dates will have 2 sessions to accommodate the number of student applicable to grade on the dates.

  • Session 1 Beginner to Yellow belt
  • Session 2 Green to Brown belt.  

Saturday 18 March 9:30 AM 4 PM

Saturday 8th July 10:00 AM – 4 PM

Sunday 10th December 10:00 AM 4 PM