Tuesday 30th June and Tuesday 8th December
JKA England Spring International Course
Sensei Martin with the Visiting Instructors and Shahinaz and Patrick of SLSKC
The Training was held over four days and was extremely well attended.
The instruction was to a very high standard and the atmosphere just great.
Each day you could choose which Kata class you wanted to join and this arrangement seem very popular with everyone.
Sensei Martin training during the Course
Sensei Omura demostrating with Shahinaz
The Club had fantastic success at the Crawley International Course:
Shahinaz Pelter was awarded 2nd Dan and Mensah Oteh and Luke Foster passed 1st Dan .
Many congratulations to all three!
The Course was also very exciting with many brilliant Kumite drills and detailed information & advice on Kata. Everyone I spoke to thoroughly enjoyed the three days of training.
Sensei Martin, Shahinaz and Patrick at the Crawley International Course with the Instructors: Senseis Ohta, Nagatomo, Osaka, Okuma, and Larrsson (left to right).
Patrick Pelter won gold for Kata and bronze for Kumite at the Lewisham Club Competition. GREAT PERFORMANCE!
Mike Dignam (pictured), just after passing his 2nd Dan at the Wellingborough Course. CONGRATULATIONS MIKE!
ADRIAN THOMAS (centre) RECEIVING HIS 1st DAN JKA DIPLOMA - Many Congratulations Adrian!
Pictured below with Martin Dobson (Head Instructor) and Shahinaz Pelter (Assistant Instructor) of SLSKC.
October 2013 : Tokyo
Congratulations to our two new Black Belt First Dans, Laurie and Adrian, who passed on the Burgess Hill International Course.
Sensei Martin with other JKA England Instructors at the Crawley International Course.
Spring Training Camp at JKA Tokyo Headquarters
Martin Dobson attended the Spring Training Camp at JKA Tokyo Headquarters with several other JKA England Members and Senior Instructors. The training and friendship was excellent and it was a great honour to be invited to attend the Special Memorial Ceremony for the 10th Anniversary of Sensei Enoedas' death.
The First Day of the Training Camp with some of the JKA England Members and Instructors at JKA Honbu. (Left to Right:) Michael Zdanawski, Mick Lowe, Martin Dobson, Gary Stewart, Sensei Ohta, Glyn Morgan, and Giuseppe Donofrio.
Martin Dobson at Sensei Enoedas’ Memorial in
TOKYO ALBUM PHOTOS
Other memories of Tokyo April 2013
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Congratulations to Shahinaz Pelter!
Congratulations are in order for Shahinaz Pelter after she passed her “level 3” JKA England Coaching Licence for both Instructor and Judge. The studying and obtaining of these qualifications helps strengthen the level of teaching in the Club.
This year marks 25 years since the Club was founded by Sensei Martin Dobson in 1988. It started at the Balham Leisure Centre and was originally known as the "Balham Shotokan Karate Club".
Sensei Martin has had fantastic support from other Instructors through the years, who have helped with teaching, and training sessions have been unbroken for 25 years, other than Christmas and Summer Holiday Break periods.
With the privatisation of the Wandsworth Leisure Services, the Club moved to Balham Library Hall and then to the fantastic facilities of Ernest Bevin Dojo(training hall) which is part of the Sports College in Beechcroft Road Tooting Bec.
The Club now caters for all ages and abilities with a good number of senior Black Belts members.
Sensei Martin also runs sessions in Stockwell.