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IMPORTANT NEW DAN GRADING STRUCTURE FOR SKCE HIGH GRADE 5TH DAN AND ABOVE

After due deliberation it has been decided to change the 5th dan and above grading examination requirements.  This is in order to bring SKCE in line with other major Shotokan associations worldwide. In future only candidates who have been approved by the Chairman and Chief Instructor will be invited to attend a detailed grading and…

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SKCE INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 – SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

The SKC England invitational Championships were held on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at Brunel University. The following invited associations attended:   FSKA                                       ISKF                                        RIVERSIDE SKC TSK                                         KE/UKA                                  RENGOKAI SKDUN                                   KANKU                                   SASORI   With a total of 452 individual entries and 30 teams, the competition started at 9.30am and finished soon after 7.00pm. With the…

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Referees And Judges Course At Gurnell Sports Centre

  In anticipation of our upcoming National Championships, Sensei Eric shared his expertise and vast experience in officiating to ensure everyone is on the ball. The course was well attended with 20 participants and 4 apologies. Those in attendance: J. Tan K. Lall S. Hood P. Hubbard N. Shah E. Pich P. Davis G. Willoughby S. Tracy…

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Sensei Gerry Grey Awarded 6th Dan

The SKC England committee has awarded chairman, Sensei Gerry Grey 6th Dan in recognition of his tireless commitment and dedication to the development of the association. Sensei Gerry started training in 1973 and has helped administer both the KUGB and JKA England before becoming a founder member of SKC England.  We are honoured to have…

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NEW SHOTOKAN CLUBS IN THE ANGLIA REGION

SKCE Wellingborough are pleased to announce a new club, starting in June 2019. Commencing Friday June 7th at 7pm to 8pm for children, followed at  8:00pm to 9:30 pm for adults at the Gold Starz Dance School, Denington Rd industrial estate Wellingborough, NN82QH (contact Gerry 01933 678077) Another new club opens every Saturday mornings 10:00am…

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YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD EVEN AT 74!!

Following the death of his wife Mahendra Shah was persuade by Sensei Eric Pich to take up Karate as a pass time persuit. Aged just 74 Mahendra did just that and at the weekend passed his first grade.  Our heartfelt congratulations goes out to Mahendra who is probably our oldest orange belt to date and…

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SKCE EGM Regionalisation Voting Results

As many of you will know, a special EGM was called and set for the 10th March with the intention of giving members the choice of (1) maintaining our existing structure or (2) forming regionalised, autonomous areas. A further explanation will follow but we’re now able to share the results.   Vote to restructure the…

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WSKF England – Open Karate Seminar

As a direct result of inviting a number of other UK Shotokan associations to our recent SKCE National championships in order to encourage harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships with them, we are pleased to have received a reciprocal invitation from WSKF instructor Sensei Tomiko Mitsuoka 8th dan to attend their special training seminar with their…

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SKCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2018

2018 – A NEW EXCITING CHAMPIONSHIP VENUE BY GERRY GREY, CHAIRMAN, SKCE As you can see from the preceding results there was a very full and exciting programme of competition involving not only members of SKCE but also those from other invited Shotokan organisations who share similar ethos to that of SKCE. This year the…

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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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