2008 archive

December 2008 – London Kyu Grading

The London Dojo took its Kyu grading on Thursday 11th December in front of a panel of Adam Sensei (4th Dan), Seth Sensei, Kaan Sensei, Nick Sensei & Johnny Sensei.  It was an excellent grading overall with some exceptionally strong kumite demonstrated.  The group of 5 white belts were the best group of adult white …

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SSKI Nationals 2008

The London Dojo sent a team of 8 to this years SSKI Nationals held at the Hemel Honbu Dojo and put in another strong performance. In their first competitions James and Sue won medals in both kata and kumite, both narrowly loosing to more experienced competitors. Alex and Vanessa were also in their first competition …

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September 2008 – London Kyu Grading

The London dojo undertook its Kyu grading on Thursday 18th September 2008 in front of a panel of Adam Sensei, Kaan, Seth & Johnny. A good standard of Karate was exhibited throughout and the following people passed their grading; Peer Lüstraeten – 9th Kyu Lorna Booth – 9th Kyu James Hetherington – 8th Kyu Sue Griffiths – …

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3rd International Shotokan Training Camp

The first weekend of July 2008 saw the ‘3rd International Shotokan Training Camp’ take place at Herqueville Manor in the beautiful French countryside. In total, 33 Karate-ka made the journey to train with Paul Herbert of the ASK and this years guest instructor Adam Cockfield of the SSKI. In addition to the training with both …

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SSKI Children’s Championships – 2008

The SSKI Under-16’s Champs were held on Sunday 18th May at the Hemel Hempstead Honbu Dojo. London’s only entry of the day, Erin Beck, picked up London’s only medal of the day, a well deserved 2nd place in the Junior (6th – 4th Kyu) Sanbon Kumite.   Erin also competed in the junior kata but missed out …

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Adam Sensei’s Yondan Grading

  On Wednesday 16th April 2008 in front of a panel of Tony Bunting Sensei (5th Dan) and Malcolm Phipps Sensei (7th Dan), Adam Sensei took the exam for Yondan (4th Dan).  Adam had to perform the kata Meikyo and then demonstrate its Bunkai, against a team of Blackbelts, the kata being chosen 3 months previously by the grading …

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SSKI Shotokan Shield – 2008

On Sunday 6th April 2008 braving the bad weather SSKI London sent a team of 10 to the SSKI Shotokan Shield, held at the Hemel Hempstead Honbu Dojo and put up an excellent show.   First up was Katie Beck who picked up a bronze medal in the Ladies Junior Kata.  SSKI London had two competitors in the Ladies …

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