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Squad Selection For 2019

Squad selection for SKCE 2019 Squad will be held (after the SKCE 2018 Championships) on Sunday, 9 December 2018 at Gurnell Leisure Centre, Ruislip Road, London W13 0AL from 2pm until 5pm. Instructors to please notify Tami Wilmot of any student(s) they wish to send to selection by Thursday, 6 December 2018. Please can instructors ensure…

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UK Open Karate Championships – 30th September 2018

We took a small group of SKCE squad members to the UK Open Karate Championships in East London. This was an open competition for all styles of Karate and operating with seven tatami’s. There were all lot of competitors and for the newer members of the squad in particular, it was a good way to…

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TSKUK OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

SKCE 2018 SQUAD : TSKUK OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich – Sunday 8 July 2018 Squad Results: . . Individual Events: . Ollie Hood 1st Individual Kumite: . Male Cadets 15-17yrs Dan Grades . Alexandra Merisoiu 1st Individual Kata: . Female 18+ yrs Dan Grades . Sophie Buhler 1st Individual Kata:…

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NEW BLACK BELTS AT BLACK AND BROWN BELT COURSE AT ASHMOLE ACADEMY ON SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2018

Congratulations to all the following Students who successfully achieved their grades:-   SHODAN PASSES BOYS GIRLS Ethan Stronach Lenz Prina Makani Amartya Selvaradjou Ishanee Kulkarni Ramkissoon Chailujan Piratheepan Grace Hales Shankar Nimalathuan Sofia Dimperio James Moffatt Lauryn Griffiths Hibbert Tharun Sutharsan Arya Patel Aryan Makani Erin O’Sullivan Tyler Docherty Olivia Barr Kushul Jai Patel Arnau…

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Middlesex Open Karate Championships 2018

SKCE Results:     Individual events: Alice Wright 1st – girls (9-10yrs) individual kata   Daisy McQuaid 2nd – girls (9-10yrs) individual kata    Judy Abdelwahid 3rd – girls (9-10yrs) individual kata    Ben Whiteman 2nd – boys (9-10yrs brown and black belts) individual kata   Krizzh Sriskantharajah 4th – boys (9-10yrs) individual kata   Max…

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Another Book Launch

Sarah Harris walked into our Kilburn Dojo 4 years ago with her sons James and Luke.  She was dedicated and enthusiastic and rather good at kumite.  So we at Gurnell were not surprised by her success as a journalist and author, but were incredibly proud to be part of her book launch earlier this week. …

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JSKA UK Competition – 3rd February 2018

SKCE Results: Freddie Pinkney won silver in Boys Individual Kumite 10-11 yrs Dylan Hughes won silver in Boys Individual Kata 12-13 yrs. Jodie Harris won bronze in Girls Individual Kata 14-15 yrs. Joshua Han won gold in Individual Kata 16-17 yrs. Alexandra Merisoiu won gold in Senior Female Individual Kata and silver in Senior Female…

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Bracknell Legends Open 2018

The weather was so awful that many of those on SKCE 2018 Squad entered for the competition could not get to Bracknell on the day.  However, our results were great:   Individual Kata under 12yrs up to 4th Kyu Daisy McQuaid – 1st t Max Bentley – 2nd Nadeen Abdelwahid – 3rd (joint)   Individual…

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SKCE Special Spring Course

Willesden Sports Centre – 25th Feb 2018 Some photo’s of our recent ‘all grades’ course, courtesy of John Deehan.   Enjoy. …and check the diary for the next event

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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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Four Golds For Hannah

At the recent WMO competition Hannah won 4 Golds to add to her growing list of titles. She competing in Individual ladies Kata, Individual Shotokan Kata, Ladies and men mixed group, Senior mixed Team Kata, Junior and Senior mixed Team Kata.

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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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