2016 GRADING DATES:
Tuesday 22nd March
Tuesday 28th June
Tuesday 6th December
Dave Atmore passed 1st Dan at the Westonsupermare Course.
Well deserved congratulations!
International Course at the K2 Crawley
The training was very intensive and very informative with the opportunity to practise a different kata each day.
There were also excellent kumite sessions given by each of the Instructors.
Pictured below: Sensei Martin, Shahinaz, Patrick and David with the Course Instructors Sensei Ohta, Sensei Imura and Sensei Sawada.
European Championships in Bochum Germany
Sensei Martin with the JKA England Junior Squad at the European Championships in Bochum Germany. The squad won many medals at one of their most successful ever competitions. Martin was on refereeing duties for two days for the Juniors, Cadets and Veterans for individual and team events.
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.