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East London JKA Karate Club

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

Inter Club Tournament

January 22nd, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear all

It is with regret that we have to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel the Inter Club this coming Saturday (23/02/2019)

Unfortunately we have been unable to secure enough competitors to warrant the holding of such an event.

Hopefully we can deliver the Inter Club later on in the year,

Our thanks for your kind help, time and understanding

On behalf of our Club Committee our best regards to everyone.

License Check

December 19th, 2018

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JKA LICENSE CHECK

Please be aware that we will be checking all licenses start of 2019.

All new starters who have been with the Club more than 4 weeks need to get a JKA England licence.

If you cannot produce an in-date license you will need to renew before you can continue with your training.

We will turn away all students with licenses out of date.

Oss

Club Committee

Awards 2018

December 18th, 2018

 

 

Student of the year   NATHAN RADFORD  Runner up MCBIN CELIBIO

Best Club Squad students 2018    GIRLS SAVRYA VALLABHANENI BOYS BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC

Special Awards Recognition

YASIAN BELHOCINE JULIAN COJOCARIU PETER GOSPONIDOV MAARYA KHAN  JESAL DOSA

Best Students Awards

Boys under 12 Winner  ZAID ASWAT Runner up  BLAKE VAKENZUELA

Girls under 12 Winner  DAANIA KHAN Runner up  ELLE BEHARIE

Boys under 15 Winner  PHILIP FAGCANG Runner up  BENJAMIN BAKALOVIC

Girls under 15 Winner  THIRA VEKARIA Runner up  MAE HATFIELD

MEN ADULTS Winner  SUHAYB HAOUI Runner up  ANDREW DALTON

LADIES ADULTS Winner  GINA REGAN Runner up  LAURA AYLETT

Most improved Students

QAIYAN THOMPSON DAVID KIMBER SARAH COJOCARIU DRUH BHUDIA SALEH KHAN ZION IDIKAYI  DANIEL GOSPONIDOV

Well done to all the students
Club Committee
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Club News

December 8th, 2018

Excellent news from the recent JKA England International winter course 2018 at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley

We are  very proud to announce three new Dan grades for the Club

Well done to our Coach and Head Instructor Brian Williams on his Sandan pass

Well done also to Maarya Khan and Jocine Belhocine in their Shodan Pass

All the hard work has been recognised and rewarded

Big OSS from everyone at the Club

Club Committee

 

next event

November 10th, 2018

 

 

Well done to all our students for the grading

Very hard training with Sensei Ohta for the two training sessions and a massive turnout by everyone.

Thank you for your kind support with the Club.

Excellent grading in record time 38 passes all together

WELL DONE TO ALL OUR STUDENTS WITH THEIR EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR THROUGHOUT THE GRADING

Club Committee

 

 

Saturday 8th December 2018

Time  09:45am or 10:45am (according to grade)

Examiner: Sensei Y.OHTA 7th Dan (JKA) Chief Instructor JKAEngland

Place: CASTLE GREEN LEISURE CENTRE 

Castle Green, Gale Street, Dagenham, ESSEX, RM9 4UN

Training/Grading      £30.00 JKA License plus fee starts at 12:15pm

 Lesson Only:              £10.00 (JKA License to be shown)

 

PARENTS & STUDENT WE ARE IN THE MAIN SPORTS HALL FOR TRAINING AND THE P.E ROOM AFTERWARDS FOR THE END OF YEAR CLUB PRESENTATION.(Starts 3pm approx)

Club Committee East London JKA

 

GRADING LIST

DAVID KILMER, ANDREW DALTON, GINA REGAN, CHARLOTTE JOSEPHS, LAURA AYLETT, FIRDUOSI MILI, SARAH COJOCARIOU, QAYLAN THOMPSON,GEORGE JORDAN, ZION IDIKAYI,ELLI BEHARI, TYLER WILLIAMS, VALERIOU JORDAN, JOSAL DOSA, BLAKE VALENZUELA, DANIEL GOSPONIDOV, SHANNON SIMMONDS, PETER GOSPONIDOV,SAVRYA SUVRAYA,  DAANIA KHAN, THIRA VEKARIA, ZAID ASWAD, TESSI GIWA, BENJAMIN BARKALOVIC DREW MACKINTOSH RAIDEN MACKINTOSH SARAH JANE PASILIIAO DRUH BHUDIA AISHA CELIBIO AIANNA CELIBIO