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.
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
We are happy to announce that we have 3 new black belts who attained the required level at the JKA International Course at The K2 Crawley, Elle 11 years achieved Shodan, Mcvin 2nd Dan & Claire 2nd Dan. congratulations.