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East London JKA Karate Club

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

Timetable 2019/2020

November 28th, 2019

High Importance

Our last session of the year 1st of December 2019

Back on Monday 6th 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, possible Grading in Stratford 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

JKAE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

October 17th, 2019

JKAE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

CONTACT CLUB SQUAD COACH SENSEI BRIAN  07896565421 ASAP

Date Saturday 7th December 2019

Location K2 Crawley Pease Pottage Hill Crawley RH11 9BK

Please give your name and fee to the Chief Instructor or Club coach ASAP

All students wanting to participate in this competition will need to show their JKAE License and give us the correct fee by Monday 18th of November 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 Williams

Thank you for your help and understanding.

Students Note the following for the competition, (license needs stamping to show you have competed)

1. In date JKAE LICENSE
2. Clean Gis
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

Club Committee

Grading 1st December

October 17th, 2019

Our next Training/Grading will be on Sunday 1st December @ Castle Green Leisure Centre Gale Street Dagenham RM9 4UN

Examiner Ohta Sensei 7th Dan JKA Chief Instructor JKA England

Training

10am beginners to green belts

11am purple belts and above

Grading

12:15 prompt start

15:00 End

Please note we will be having our end of year club presentation straight after the Grading.

All Assessments will be done on Saturday 9th & Monday 4th November

(STUDENTS if you want to take a grading you must attend one of these dates)

Good luck everyone

Club Committee

List of students that have successfully passed Grading Assessment  Licenses & fees ASAP

MALIK ISA VED DOSA JESAL DOSA ZION IDIKAYI BLAKE VALENZUELA JAY DUBASIA TAUSIF AHMED PETER GOSPONIDOV DREW MACKINTOSH RYDER MACKINTOSH SARAH JANE PASILICO DANIEL GOSPONIDOV QAYLAN THOMPSON BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC ZAID ASWAT THIRA VEKARIA  ANEESA IRFAN  MARIUS LAPKAUSIAS KARIM SAAMIR LAURA AYLETT GINA REGAN MILI BEGUM MAYA DUBASIA ELLE BEHARI ANDREW DALTON MAE HATFIELD BERNABE ARTHUR MAKSIN LEGER MAYA LEGER FELIX SHERWIN DAVID KIMBER NEHA SAKTHIVEL

All students are expected to attend the training session and to stay behind for the end of year Club presentation

Well done everyone and thank you for your support and understanding

Club Committee

Training Session 5th October

October 3rd, 2019

Excellent session with Sensei Ismael on Saturday 5th October

Sensei taught 3 sessions, showing how to create power to blocks and punches through smooth rotation of the hips, emphasis on correct posture , stands and breathing.

Everyone was taught Kihon (Basics), Kumite (Sparring), and Kata (Form) for their relevant Grade.

Black belts were treated to a special class Sensei taught Nidan and Sandan Syllabus, with explanation of the requirements for the exams.

All in all everyone enjoyed their training on the day and walked away with a lot of information to practice for future grading,

Thank you all for your support and attendance

Club Committee

 

Dear all

We have a special training session with Sensei Ismail 6th Dan JKA

Date 5th October 2019

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

10.00 am.- 11:30 am Beginner to Green Belts

11.45 am – 01:15 pm. Purple & Brown Belts

01:30 pm – 03:00 pm Black Belts only ( NO spectators)

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.)

 

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

 

Please note we expect all our students to attend..

 

Thank you for your understanding

 

Club Committee

New Dojo Monday Session

August 30th, 2019

Some Great news

We now have a new Dojo for our Monday sessions same times

5mins walk from our old dojo in Harold Road.

New Dojo address is Given-Wilson Institute St Mary’s Rd, Plaistow, London E13 9AD

First lesson 9th September 2019

Our thanks to Mrs C Bernabe for her kind help.

Club Committee

OPEN INTER CLUB 2019

August 26th, 2019

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED 24/09/2019

CLUB COMMITTEE

 

Dear Students

Just a short note to say Hi and to invite you to our annual Open Inter-club Competition on Saturday the 5th of October 2019, hosted by our Club East London JKA

Please see our Club Coach Sensei Brian who will be collating information, KATA & KUMITE. cost will be £10 for both Kata Kumite.

Competition will be at Castle Green Leisure Centre nearest underground Becontree, 5mins walk to the Centre.

Club Committee

Next Event

August 23rd, 2019

Please note our next Event

EAST LONDON JKA KARATE CLUB  SPECIAL OPEN TRAINING SESSION

Saturday 7th September 2019

Sensei Ken Hori (5th Dan) kindly returned to the Club after our Summer Grading to run an excellent session today. 

Sensei focused on Kihon basics, hip and core movement and control. Going back to basic blocks, kicks and punches in simple combinations, Sensei broke down each technique to display proper hip movement. 

Low grades paired up practising these basic combinations, positioned knee to knee or toe to toe with their partner to avoid compromising their stance.

The High grade session was an extension of the basics, placing more emphasis on the application of Hikite, and contraction and expansion. Students in their groups of three would practice blocking & counter from attacks either side, trying to keep grounded. Students also paired up to concentrate on maintaining stances back and forth from zenkutsu dachi to kokutsu dachi. 

Katas of the day were Heian Sandan and Jion applying the techniques we had learnt earlier.

A brilliant session, enjoyed by all and each of us walked away having learnt something new. Thank you Sensei Hori and Club.

Oss.

(Written by Mrs C Bernabe)

Time: Arrive 15mins before your session starts to register ( all grades)

Instructor:Sensei  K HORI 5th Dan (JKA)

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

Lesson Only:  £10.00  cash only no cheques please

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.)

APPROXIMATE TIMETABLE

 09:45 am  Arrive early to register and warm-up.

10.0 am : Beginner to Purple belts

11.30 am :  Purple & white belts and above

01.00 pm : End

NOTE:  Bring a drink and a tracksuit top to keep warm. There are drinks vending machines and seating in the main entrance reception area.

Parents will be allowed to watch the training, we have limited space, undue noise will not be allowed as this can distract students. (i.e. please do not bring very young children who cannot comply with this)

Students must be on their best behaviour and respect the Sports Centre and  premises throughout the day, and parents should make sure their children understand the importance of this.

No videos of the training please due to council regulations only photographs Thank you for your understanding.

NO SATURDAY LESSON IN NEWHAM LEISURE CENTRE DUE TO THIS EVENT

Club Committee

 

Harold Road Dojo

August 7th, 2019

HIGH IMPORTANCE

We regret to inform all our students and parents that as from the end of August 2019 we will no longer have lessons at Harold Road Centre.

We have been informed that our annual contract will not be renewed, the Centre has e-mailed us to say, that due to financial and business reasons they can no longer offer us or guarantee us the space anymore.

We have through a mutual agreement with the Centre decided, that our best course of action will be to part company, not an easy decision, as the Club has been established at the centre for a long time.”

We are working hard to see if the dojo can be moved elsewhere however East Ham is very difficult to find a suitable place if any one has any ideas though let us know.

A final decision will be made in the following weeks as to whether we will continue with the Monday lesson close to the Centre..

We ask all students to look at alternative lessons ie Saturday 10.15 am @Newham leisure Centre, there is also Stratford Karate Club, (JKA) in Stratford who have Monday lessons also.

Thank you for your understanding

Club Committee