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Rasheed Graham & Prince Phillip

Rasheed Graham, one of Kilburn SKC black belt students was awarded his LAPL flying certificate by Prince Phillip, in Scotland. As a young child Rasheed dreamt of becoming a pilot. In order to advance his dream, he joined the ATC and through his hard work attained his dream. He is currently at university finishing his…

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SKCE 2017 SQUAD – AWARDS FROM THE COACH

                  SKCE Squad Coach, Leon awarded trophies to members of the SKCE 2017 Squad/Team and Sensei Eric presented these at the SKCE 2018 Squad Selection on Sunday 3 December before selection commenced. Most improved Female Squad member 2017 – Jodie Harris Since agreeing to be entered for…

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Sensei Mick (Mike) Grey 5th Dan JKA 15.09.1946 – 13.04.1991

Some months ago my nephew Matthew Grey asked if I could help him build a memorial website to his late father and my younger brother Mick (Mike) Grey 5th dan without whom I would never have started this wonderful journey of my lifetime – karate. As a youngster Mike was constantly handicapped by severe bronchial…

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SKCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2017

The following are the medal winners at the SKCE National Championships held on Sunday 15th October 2017 at the Willesden Sports Centre.  Photographs and report to follow :-   KUMITE BOYS & GIRLS JUNIOR 12yrs & under   Up to 8th Kyu 1st Martha Pouffou 2nd Elijah Dubery-Coupe 3rd Ryan Attout   KUMITE BOYS JUNIOR…

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WMO World Championships

A fantastic achievement by Hannah Mercer of SKC England at the recent ‘W M O’ World Championships.  She placed first (Gold) in Team Kata and second (Silver) in Individual Kata. The Championships were held in Dublin over 3 days, 11/12/13 October.   Hannah performed fantastically against very strong competition from Canada, Australia and South African as well…

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SKCE Black Belt Hits The Top 10

SKC England Black Belt, Beezy Marsh who trains with Sensei Sue Sinclair at GURNELL Leisure Centre, has hit the top 10 books in the Sunday Times Best Sellers list, with her latest novel “Keeping My Sisters’ Secrets ” Full article and photos to follow…  

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IJKA World Championships 2017

The SKCE 2017 Team selected by Squad Coach Leon, travelled to Cork, Ireland on Saturday, 8 July to compete at the IJKA 2017 World Championships. We didn’t spend a long time in Cork but it was sunny (not what we were expecting!) and the locals were friendly, so a very nice location for these Championships.…

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Beezy’s Book Launch

Celebrating SKCE Black Belt Beezy Marsh’s 3rd book;  Launched amid great fanfare in the west end with students and instructors from her Gurnell Dojo. Other guests present included luminaries from the literary and film world.  Beezy was kind enough to thank Kilburn Karate Club in the acknowledgments.  The evening culminated in an impromptu performance of…

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50 NEW BLACK BELTS AT BLACK AND BROWN BELT COURSE

SKCE’s first Black and Brown belt course of the year produced a total of 50 black belts awarded. Ashmole Academy was again the venue where 100’s of karateka gathered for the training course which preceded the grading and was given by SKCE’s Senior Instructors, Sensei’s Eric Pich, Peter Welsh, Darren Welsh, Graham Mercer and Sue…

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Anglia Kata Competition

  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS RESULT Boys 4 & 5 yrs 1st David Rodrigues (open grade) 2nd Rares Barna 3rd Henry Harrison     Girls 4 & 5 yrs 1st Elizabeth Price (open grade) 2nd Laura-Leigh Oie 3rd Eleanor Burger     Boys 6 & 7 yrs 1st Yuvraj Thoham (open grade) 2nd Christopher Sherman 3rd Thomas…

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KWF National Competition

  Individual Events Boys & Girls Individual Kata 10-12yrs   Ellie Lewis – 1st Ariah Branch -3rd   Junior Boys Individual Kata 13-15yrs   Joshua Han – 1st   Junior Boys Individual Kumite 13-15yrs   Joshua Han – 2nd   Girls Individual Kumite 10-12yrs   Safa Naja – 1st Jaime Harris – 3rd   Boys…

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British Open Karate Championships – 30th April

  Girls Team Kata Bronze: Ellie Lewis, Jaime Harris and Jodie Harris Girls Individual Kumite Silver: Jaime Harris Male Cadet Individual Kumite Bronze: Oliver Hood Mens Individual Kumite   (Shobu Sanbon) Bronze: Leon Gordon Mens Individual Kumite (Shobu Ippon) Bronze: Curtis Wilmot Junior Male Team Kumite Bronze: Adam Doukha, Marwan Dowidar and Sam Hubbard Male Cadet Team Kumite Bronze: Aron Davis, Joshua…

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17th Legends Open, Bracknell March 2017

  SKC England Results   Best Male Competitor – Warren Tetsola     1st Men’s Individual Kumite – Warren Tetsola   1st Junior Boys Kumite 12 -13yrs – Marwan Dowidar   1st Junior Kata 12-15yrs – Joshua Han    2nd Girls Kumite 12-13yrs  – Rawan Naja    3rd Children Sanbon Kumite Under 12yrs – Sophia Malte…

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JSKA UK CHAMPIONSHIPS

On Saturday 4th February the SKCE squad took part in the JSKA UK Championships. Well done everyone.  Here are our results.     Ellie Lewis 1st Girls 13years & Under Individual Kata 1st Girls 13years & Under Individual Kumite   Joshua Han 1st Boys 14-15years Individual Kata   Dawid Roj 2nd Mens Individual Kumite  …

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SKCE National Championships

The following are the medal winners at the SKCE National Championships held on Sunday 27th November 2016 at the Willesden Sports Centre. KUMITE MALE VETERAN   Up to 8th Kyu 1st Evo Hristov 2nd Julian Bentley 3rd Steve Whiteman   KUMITE MALE VETERAN   6th to 4th Kyu 1st James Garlick 2nd Gary Maddams 3rd Mark Taylor…

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Successful Dan grading

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DAN GRADING COURSE More than 170 students attended the SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading on Sunday 13th November 2016 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate. The course began with a special presentation to Sensei Gerry Grey.  Sensei Eric Pich explained to everyone that he was being awarded his Godan (5th Dan) grade…

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