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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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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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