2013 archive

December Grading Success!!

The London Dojo had a very successful end to 2013, with two batches of students passing their respective gradings without a single student failing. Firstly, on Saturday 7th December 2013, four London students passed their respective Dan gradings in front of a panel headed by Malcolm Phipps Sensei  (8th Dan). Peer Lustraeten (1st Dan), Chris …

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Congratulations to Simon Staples Sensei – 6th Dan!

SSKI London would like to offer its congratulations to Simon Staples Sensei on the awarding of his well deserved 6th dan grade at the recent TKMA open instructors course. I have trained with Simon for a number of years and his influence has helped shape my approach to martial arts and my progression into more …

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Club Kyu Grading

To 8th Kyu (orange belt) – Ed Gomez To 8th Kyu (orange belt) – Terry Enlow To 7th Kyu (yellow belt) – Nigel Praetes To 7th Kyu (yellow belt) – Luke Oxlade We’ll done to the four successful Karateka!

Iain Abernethy Kata Bunkai Course

Seishinkai London hosted a four hour Open Kata Bunkai Course with Iain Abernethy Sensei (6th Dan) on Sunday 1st September. For the opening 2 hours Sensei focused on using the Heian Kata to demonstrate his thoughts on kata bunkai, including the use of angles, using both sides of the body and the controlling distance.  He then …

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Rachel’s last lesson before Japan!

Thursday 25th July 2013 saw a an equally sad and happy day for the Club as it marked Rachel’s last lesson at the Club before her move to Japan. Rachel has been with the Club for the past 4 years, making rapid progress through the Kyu grades before passing her Shodan with style in December …

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WJKA World Championships 2013

Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International sent six competitors to join forces with our friends from SEKU to once again create a joint Team England to compete in the WJKA World Championships in Remscheid, Germany.  Team England came home with seven World Championships and each competitor achieving a placing, which is an excellent achievement in the face …

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Sensei Adam Cockfield is awarded his Godan!

At the SSKI Squad training session on Thursday 25th April 2013, Sensei Adam Cockfield was awarded his 5th Dan grade by Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and Sensei Tony Bunting 6th Dan, in front of a packed audience of squad members and instructors from nearly all the clubs in SSKI. In a short speech before …

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London Dojo Kyu Grading

Congratulations to Nigel, Terry, Luke and Harvey who all successfully passed their respective gradings: 4th Kyu- Harvey 8th Kyu- Luke 9th Kyu- Terry and Nigel This was an excellent start for Terry and Nigel on their first grading, with performances that bode well for the future.  

Legends Open Karate Competition

On the 9th of March a large SSKI squad including Chris sensei and Rachael from the London dojo, Gabriel Van Rel sensei (who teaches in Kentish Town), and led by Adam sensei as Association Coach,  attended the annual Legends Open Karate Competition in Bracknell.  It was a fantastic day, with some excellent performances in both individual …

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