Posts Tagged ‘SKC England’

Black And Brown Course, Plus Dan Grading

Sunday the 11th May saw our first black and brown belt and combined dan grading of the year. 70 SKCE Karateka put themselves forward to grade but over 180 others took part in the pre-grading course and benefited from the excellent tuition given by our senior instructors. Congratulations to those who were successful… here are…

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Wellingborough SKC Celebrate 40 Years

Monday January 4th 1974 was a milestone year when my late brother Mick Grey established the Wellingborough Club, then known as Queensway SKC and part of the KUGB. There were 90 odd people who turned up for that 1st session then later in the week we opened another Club in Kettering where another 80 people…

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SKC England Kumite Championships Results – 1st December 2013

GIRLS UP TO 12 9th to 7th kyu 1st Aliza Zaidi 2nd Zara Zaidi 6th to 4th kyu 1st Margaux Derekhshan 2nd Tia McCootie 3rd Fizza Zaidi Black & Brown Belts 1st Hilary Sith 2nd Camille Derekhshan 3rd Jamie Harris FEMALE Juniors up to 1st kyu 1st Lizzy May 2nd Catlin Percy 3rd Inika Clarehout…

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SKCE Kata Championships – Sunday 7th July 2013

Despite all the counter attractions on the day that Andy Murray successfully won at Wimbledon, extremely good weather, and a major religious festival, the Hillingdon Leisure Centre, Uxbridge was again host to yet another SKC England event. Karateka gathered to take part in SKCE’s unique style of kata course and championship and the introduction of…

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Jae Jae – The Endangered Sumatran Tiger

It’s not often that you get asked to just pick up a tiger from a London Airport and transport it to its new home at London Zoo – that’s just what happened to SKC England squad coach a few weeks ago. The tiger has rather a special meaning to some of us at SKCE because…

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SKC Karate Girls Appear In a Film

It isn’t every day that a film producer rings me and offers me work. But when Steve Murphy from October Films requested a female Sensei and karateka for an american drama documentary, I thought it would be rude to say no. We had a wonderful afternoon shooting different aspects of a karate class in action.…

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Black and Brown Belt Course

Although Sunday 5th May 2013 happened to be a Bank Holiday weekend, this did not prevent over 150 SKCE members gathering at Ashmole Academy, Southgate for the first SKCE Black and Brown Belt course of the year. The initial training was spilt into groups each taken by one of SKCE Technical Directors with particular focus…

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Parents, Why Not Come And Join In With Your Children?

Visit any Karate at a time when they are running a children’s class and see how many parents are sat there watching. So why don’t they take it up and join in? The fun and the enjoyment of possibly sharing an activity that is challenging and invigorating with their children is surely something to be…

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A Successful March For Kyu Gradings

Spring, or, should I say late Winter, was the busiest March ever encountered for SKCE gradings. During the month, 3 area gradings took place. The first at Ashmole Academy, for the North London group of Clubs, then the following week at Kingswood School, Corby, for the Wellingborough group incorporating Kettering, Corby, Peterborough and Crowland, and,…

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