Welcome to
East London JKA Karate Club

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

Results Nationals 2019

June 25th, 2019

JKA National Competition June 2019

Well done to all students from East London JKA Club who participated in last weekend National
Competition.

Everyone did exceptionally well, displaying respect, spirit and good sportsmanship. All their
hard work and training was evident on the mat today, with some very tough categories,
particularly the higher grades.

Boys (6-9) kumite was so close in the semi finals. Blake & Bejan (Budokwai), his opponent had to spar three times, with Blake losing out on a technical point (making distance).

Female (21+) Kata, all candidates made it to the finals by default due to no shows (BYE).
Sravya waited so patiently from 11:30am to 5pm to do her Kata in such a tough category.

Chaz, Andrew and Gina secured Gold for Mixed Team Kata after only x2 practice sessions together. And if that wasn’t enough for Chaz, she swept up Gold for both individual kata and
kumite.

No major casualties and a couple of early knockouts, but we all gained some invaluable
experience and some of us have a far better appreciation of the rules and competition
environment.

Thank you to all families and friends who came to support and cheer us on.

Great results for the Club and congratulations to all those who won medals:

KATA:

Blake Valenzuela (6-9yrs) = Silver
Charlotte Josephs (16+) = Gold
Aaron Storey (21+) = Gold
Gina Regan, Andrew Dalton & Chaz Joseph (Mixed Team Kata) = Gold

KUMITE:

Blake Valenzuela (6-9yrs) = Bronze
Lily Regan (10-12yrs) = Bronze
Elle Bahari (10-12yrs) = Silver
Charlotte Josephs (16+) = Gold
Aaron Storey (21+) = Silver

Report drafted by Mrs C Bernabe

Well done to all our squad

Club Committee

Cancelled Lessons & Summer Holiday Break HIGH IMPORTANCE

June 6th, 2019

Dear all

Cancellation of Class HAROLD ROAD / NEWHAM LEISURE CENTRE

Saturday 3rd August (Event at the Centre)

Monday 12th August (Event at the Centre)

Monday 19th August (Event at the Centre)

Monday 26 August (Bank Holiday)

Please note all students will need to attend alternative classes during the week.

Thank you for your understanding

Also note we will be having a two week break in August 2019
ie NO lesson to be run

Dates

MONDAY 19th / 26th AUGUST TUESDAY 20th/27th AUGUST

WEDNESDAY 21st / 28th AUGUST SATURDAY 17th / 24th AUGUST

First lesson back SATURDAY 31st August

Thank you for your understanding

Club Committee

July Grading 2019

June 3rd, 2019

Congratulations to all our students in successfully passing their Grading over the weekend under Sensensi K.Hori 5th Dan JKA.

Another highly motivated training and grading session with the participation of Stratford Karate Club.

Our thanks to all the parents, friends, volunteers and especially students for their exemplary behaviour throughout the training and Grading.

We have had very good feedback from the majority of parents and students. Sensei Hori is looking forward to coming back in September to run a Club course, he was happy with the way we run the grading, which made it easier for him to concentrate solely on the students examining on the day.

Thank you to all the instructors for their kind help with the grading/ handing out of Certificates belts etc Thank you to our Club License Officer for her kind help with the Licences and Certificates.

Another successful grading, please note we will now have a two week holiday rest period next month, do please continue to practice at home or on holiday.

Club Committee

 

 

 

Dear all

Our next grading is on the 27th July 2019

Examiner K.Hori 5th Dan JKA

Venue Castle Green Gale Stree Dagenham RM9 4UN

Training starts at 10am green belt and above / 11am beginners to yellow

Grading starts 12.15pm end 3pm

GRADING LIST Monday/Wednesday/Saturday Assesments
(please hand in licenses and fee ASAP)

BLAKE VALENZUELA RIDER MCINTOSH QYLAN THOMPSON SARAH PALISEAU DREW MACINTOSH LIYA PATEL KRISHNA PATEL THIRA VAKARIA DAANIA KHAN SAVRIA VALLABHANENI ZAID ASWAT DHRU BHUDIA AZARIA AGYARE ELLE BEHARI MACAELA AGYARE TAUSIF AHMED NEHA SAKTHIVEL MAKSIN LEGER ANDREW DALTON BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC MARIUS LAPKAUSKAS VITIS LAPKAUSKAS DOVAS LAPKAUSKAS CHARLES KIMBER LAURA AYLETT GINA REGAN LILY REGAN LUKE SCOURFIELD FIRDOUSI MILI

PLEASE NOTE CLUB ASSESSMENTS DATE FOR GRADING

24th 26th 29th JUNE (these are the only days we will be assessing students)

If you have a problem with these dates please see Chief Instructor.

Thank you for your understanding

Good luck everyone

Club Committee

 

Nationals 2019

May 16th, 2019

Attention all students/ parents   JKA National Club Championships

Nationals are being held on the 22nd June 2019

Venue  K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BQ, UK

Time 10am to 6pm ( estimated time may change )

All students 9th Kyu and above are encouraged to participate in this event, please give your name and fee to our Club Coach Sensei Brian.

He will collate all information ASAP so we can have a squad present this year, (please note we need your support with this, as our squad numbers have decreased these past three years, if no support then, we will rethink as a Club whether we will be sending a squad at all next year).

Please note we have not had information regarding fees yet  as soon as we do we will pass this information on.

There will be a deadline for handing in the fees and names so stay in touch with Sensei Brian.

All students please make sure that licenses are in date, we will monitor all licenses at the grading later in the year.

If you have spare seats in your car do try and share with other students, unfortunately we are unable as a club to offer transport to the venue.

Good luck with your participation and all the best

Club Committe

 

 

Next Events

April 23rd, 2019

Excellent class with Sensei Tomlin on Saturday 11th May

Sensei went though Kyu grades syllabus emphasis on Kihon basics and Kumite sparring

Hip movement control Kime and basic stands blocks for lower grades

Work with a partner Kime Maai distance and correct order for sparrimg

Higher grades was more difficult with Distance work Maai top priority, sparring making use of correct positioning when engaging with partner. Basics again Hip movement control and kime working on speed and distance complex drills for all to learn and practice.

Kata Teki Shodan for higher grades with technical points explained and making use of hips to create power explanation of contraction and expansion whilst executing Blocks and counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New stock / Over GI news

March 25th, 2019

New Stock ordered  Club Badges for the Karate Gi

Small Badges 2″ x  3.5″ £5

Large Badges 3″ x  4.5″ £6

Please see Chief Instructor for order.

Club Over Gi can still be ordered however we still need more names to make an order so far only 3 people have put their names, we need a minimum of 10 names..

The order for >10 means we can get a better deal for the students.

For over GI please see any instructor.

Club Committee

Club Participation

March 21st, 2019

East London JKA’s  Aaron Storey and Nathan Radford competed in the 19th Legend Open Shotokan Championships on Saturday 16th March, as part of the JKAE squad.

25 clubs and associations from the UK, Ireland, and Belgium attended, making it a very busy day !

Both Aaron and Nathan competed in Kata and Kumite, and there were many entries in their categories, so they had to earn their way to the finals !

Nathan won Bronze in Kata, with Jion.

Aaron’s performance was one of the highlights of the day, winning Gold in Kata with Sochin, Bronze in Kumite, and picking up a further 2 Silvers in Team Kumite.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements on the day, he was also awarded Best Male Competitor by the organisers.

Club Committee

(Report sent in by J Radford)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANK HOLIDAYS 2019

February 28th, 2019

Dear all

HIGH IMPORTANCE

NO CLASS ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

22nd APRIL
6th MAY
27th MAY
26th AUGUST

Do please attend other classes, we will be monitoring attendance of Monday class students for these dates

Thank you for your understanding

Club Committee

High Importance

February 20th, 2019

 

East London JKA Andrew Dalton and Charlotte Josephs where the sole representatives of the Club ,who attended the JKA England South East Regional Course held in Orpington, Kent on 10th March 2019. The course was led by Sensei Y. Ohta 7th Dan JKA England Chief Instructor who was assisted by JKA England instructors.

After a warm up, Sensei Ohta led the whole class practicing Kihon basics. Starting off slowly with basic moves, blocks and punches then gradually increasing the speed and power of the moves. Then came more complicated moves and changing stances from front stance to back stance and into horse riding stance and applying a technique such as elbow strike, straight punch or knife hand block with each change of stance.

After a break, the class was split into two with Sensei Ohta leading the black belts and two JKA England instructors leading the coloured belts for some in-depth kata practice. Each student had ample practice of all the kata from kihon up to tekki shodan. The instructors were on hand to correct any mistakes and to help the students perfect the movements of each kata.

Also as part of the kata training there were some demonstrations by the JKA England instructors of the application of the kata movements for self-defence also known as Bunkai in Japanese. This really helped us to understand and perfect the kata movements.

Finally, the course concluded with seated meditation or moksu and after that there was an opportunity to have your photo taken with Sensei Ohta. It was an enjoyable course and a good workout and there was lots of knowledge taken home.

Club Committe

(Report handed in by A Dalton)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Club Committee