2014 archive

Military Self Defence Course

Thursday 20th November, saw the Club welcome Steve Orton to take a session on military style self defence drills. Steve comes from a military background and much of what he taught was passed down to him by a Krav Maga instructor.  Krav Maga is the martial art practiced and taught by the Israeli military.  The …

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SSKI Nationals 2014

Due to injury, car breakdowns and holidays SSKI London took an elite group of two (!) competitors to the SSKI Nationals at the Hemel Hempstead Honbu Dojo on Sunday 5th October 2014. First up was Joydeep Shil in the Under 16 Senior Kata category, who put in a fantastic performance in his first ever competition …

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Rick Hotton in Ireland

Adam Sensei & Peer from the London Dojo traveled to Dublin Ireland to train with Rick Hotton Sensei! They were joined by friends and training partners: Gabriel Van Rel (Dojo Van Rel) Keith Williams (Kokoro Karate Club – AKA) Matt Smith (Southdowns Karate Club – AKA) Dave Galloway (Southdowns Karate Club – AKA)   The …

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September Kyu Grading

Monday 15th September saw the London Club’s September Kyu grading. The following students were succesfull; Ken Hettiarachi to 9th Kyu Sebastian Ahlers to 8th Kyu Katja Ajoha to 6th Kyu Luke Oxlade to 5th Kyu Well done all!  

Charity Challenge

Graham Palmer Sensei (5th Dan) of Norwich Shotokan Karate Club has been running a charity challenge in 2014, where your video challenge is posted on Facebook and you nominate a person or two of your choosing.  The challenge consists of a continuous drill for 60, 40, 30, 20 and 10 seconds with a 20 second …

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June Kyu Grading

Congratulations to the following who passed their gradings in the June Kyu grading: Sebastian – 9th Kyu Katja – 7th Kyu Younnes – 6th Kyu Nigel – 5th Kyu Ed – 5th Kyu Harvey – 1st Kyu

WTKO Ireland Open

SSKI sent a small squad of three to the 1st WTKO Ireland Championships in Dublin, hosted by Scott Langley Sensei 6th Dan.  This event has in fact been running for a number of years but the first under the WTKO banner. Competitors came from across both Northern and Southern Ireland plus SSKI’s English contigent and a …

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Open Black and Brown Belt Course with Simon Staples Sensei (6th Dan)

Saturday 11th May saw over 20 senior grade Karateka come together to train with Simon Staples Sensei 6th Dan at SSKI’s London Dojo in Kings Cross. The overall theme of the course was utilising Shotokan’s basic template and making it applicable in various kumite environments and ranges, by making subtle changes in technique and distance. …

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Legend Open 2014

SSKI sent a strong squad to the 2014 Legend Open Championships in March and came away with a string of excellent individual performances and great medal tally. The event was the largest in it’s history with over 200 junior competitors and the Men’s Senior events boasting fields of over 50. SSKI’s Adam Sensei lead from the …

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March Kyu Grading

Well done to the following students who passed their grading in March Harvey – 2nd Kyu Ed – 6th Kyu Luke – 6th Kyu Terry – 7th Kyu  Younis – 7th Kyu Katja – 8th Kyu We also said goodbye to Terry that evening who was heading back to the US after 2 years of …

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