2012 archive

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas break and is itching to get back in the dojo. Training will start again on January 7th, usual times and location. See you there!  

Christmas Course with Simon Staples Sensei

On Thursday December 20th, the London Dojo hosted Simon Staples Sensei for the 2nd annual Christmas course. The first part of the course was an eye-opening approach to Shotokan karate, moving away from the formal stances, pulled hikitae and long fighting distance, and including the evasive movements and take downs more classically associated with boxing/other …

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London Dojo Kyu Grading

The London Kyu grading took place on Thursday December 13th. The standard was high throughout and congratulations to Luke, Harvey and Joydeep who were awarded the following grades: 9th Kyu- Luke Oxlade 5th Kyu- Harvey Perkins 1st Kyu- Joydeep

Association Dan Grading

The SSKI Dan grading was held at the Honbu dojo in Hemel Hempstead on December 1st. Chris Sensei and Rachael were successfully graded to Sandan and Shodan respectively, in front of an examiners panel consisting of Malcolm Phipps Sensei, Tony Bunting Sensei, Adam Cockfield Sensei, Jeff Carson Sensei and Daniel White Sensei. Well done to …

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SSKI 26th National Championships

The London dojo sent a select team of Adam sensei, Chris sensei, Caspar sensei, Peer and Rachael, to the SSKI Nationals at the Honbu dojo in Hemel Hempstead. Despite our small number we performed well and came home with a very respectable haul of medals: 1st Men’s Senior Kata (Adam sensei) 2nd Men’s Senior Kumite …

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British Universities Karate Championships

Congratulations to Rachael Houlton who continued her fine competition form by taking a silver medal in the Ladies Senior <50kg Kumite at the British Universities Karate Championships. Well done Rach!

Legends Open Shotokan Championships

The annual Legends Open Shotokan Karate Championships, held in Bracknell, brings together a large number of Shotokan Karate groupss from around the country. This year, SSKI fielded a strong squad of nearly twenty including  Adam Cockfield, Rachael Houlton and Christopher Boon from the London Dojo. The competition was, as always, of a very high standard, with over …

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No training on March 15th

There will be no training on Thursday the 15th of March as it is Adam Sensei’s 30th birthday!

Congratulations to Dan White Sensei (4th Dan)

Seishinkai London is delighted to offer it’s congratulations to Dan White, Sensei for Seishinkai Berkhamstead, on his recent promotion to 4th Dan. Dan is a regular visitor to the London Dojo and is a long time friend and training partner of Adam Sensei. Dan passed the exam in front of a panel of Malcolm Phipps …

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Simon Staples Sensei (5th Dan) – Course Report

On Thursday 15th December Seishinkai London were very pleased to host a course with Simon Staples Sensei (5th Dan).  For a number of years Adam Sensei has trained with Simon in many aspects of the Martial Arts and was therefore very pleased to have him teach at his Dojo. The theme of Simon’s class was …

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