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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

29 Oct 2022 K2 Competition results

November 4th, 2022


Open Championships 2022 Results from our small group

  1. Blake – Kata 🥇Kumite 🥉
  2. Mili – Kata Semi Finals, Kumite Semi Finals
  3. Yunus – kata 2nd Round; Kumite 🥉

Well done to everyone who compete today. The categories were tough, but all our students gave 110% and did the Club proud.

Special mention to Mili who compete for the 1st time and a tough category to boot (brown and Black belts)

Blake Tekki Shodan

Blake Bassi Dai

Mill Kata Bassi Dai

Yunus Tekki Shodan

Yunus Calm before the storm
I think he got him

Yunus Kumite

Blake on his way through round one opponent
Round two Block looks good

Mili in her first every Kumite match

September Update

September 15th, 2022

Sunday, 2 October 11:00  JKAE Instructors Course – Hatfield

Ist Kyu and above 18years and above can attend this course

Saturday, 29 October 10:00  JKAE Open Championships – K2 Crawley

Orange belts and above can take part in the competition, please contact sensei ASAP

International Course and Dan Grading

Friday, 2 December 2022 17:00 JKAE International Course and Dan Grading – K2 Crawley

Saturday, 3 December 2022 JKAE International Course and Dan Grading – K2 Crawley

Sunday, 4 December 2022 » 18:00  JKAE International Course and Dan Grading – K2 Crawley

This course is open to all grades I would suggest that Green belts and above to attend a Saturday or Sunday lesson

Ist Kyu you need to have completed to course before attempting your black belt.

I would advise that 1st kyu should attend the Sunday lesson and then stay behind to watch the Dan grading.

Club grading  Sunday 11th December at Castle Green Leisure Center this will be an earlier start 930 AM, further details to follow

June 2022JKA England National competition club acheivment

June 18th, 2022

Well done to all of our competitors today representing the club, for some of you it was the first time at a JKA competition event, please remember Karate is the practise of continuous improvement of oneself. for which I note a couple of you have improved since your last attempt, so if you were not lucky enough to progress this time, then hopefully next time you will get a bit further, never stop trying to improving yourself.

!!!!!!! Congratulations !!!!!!!

Blake (Boys age 6-9)Kata 🥇 Kumite 🥇

Elle (Girls age 10-12)Kata 🥈 Kumite🥇

Denisa (girls 13-15)Kumite 🥈

Yunus (Male age 19-39)Kata 🥉 Kumite🥉

Claire (Female age 40+)Kata (final) 4th Place Kumite (Qtr Final)

Lilly (Female age 16-18)Kumite (semi final)

Andrew (Male age 40+ Brown & black Belt )Kata (round 2)

Anis and Melissa participated for the first time in children Kumite

Legends Bracknell Results

March 27th, 2022

Well done to all of the team that took part in the Legends competition in Bracknell Saturday 26 March

Blake: 🥈 Juniors Kumite
Lily: 🥈Ladies Team Kumite
Salmaan mens : 🥇Kumite Nasir 🥈Kumite Mens
Denisa: 🥉 Girls Kumite
Claire: 🥈 Kata🥉 Kumite 🥈 Team Kumite
Gina:🥉Kata 🥈Kumite 🥈 Team Kumite

Blake 2nd Place individual Kumite
Denisa 3rd Place individual kumite
Neha on her way to 5th place from a big group Performing Heian Nidan

Neha & Denisa competing for 3rd place individual Kumite.

Lilly on the left in mixed Kata competition

Blake on his way to 2nd place kumite

April Event Dates & Closures

March 11th, 2022

Please take note of the following dates

The club will be Closed for short period directly after the Grading event 2nd April at all of its training locations. Our first lesson back will be Monday 11th April @ Given Wilson Institute

Monday 18th (Bank Holiday Monday) please contact sensei if you wish to train otherwise the lesson will be cancelled from the booking site.

April 30th JKA K2 International Course all students are welcome to attend. please note both locations will be closed on Saturday April 30th