BROWN & BLACK BELT COURSE & DAN GRADING – 19 MAY 2024

On Sunday 19 May 2024, SKC England hosted a Black & Brown Belt Course at Willesden Sports Centre, followed by a grading. All students training and grading showed great enthusiasm. Chairman & Chief Instructor Sensei Eric Pich and Senior Instructors led the course. Advice was given to all students to improve their technique. The Sensei-gata…

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Brown and Black Belt Course and Dan Grading – 3rd December 2023

On Sunday 3 December 2023, SKC England hosted a Black & Brown Belt Course at Willesden, North West London, followed by a Black Belt grading. The students enjoyed the training led by Chairman and Chief Instructor Sensei Eric Pich and SKCE’s senior Instructors. Technical advice was given to students to aid them with their forthcoming…

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Brown & Black Belt Course and Dan Grading- 4 December 2022

The course led by Chairman and Chief Instructor, Sensei Eric Pich, was well attended. Students displayed a good standard of karate during the course and grading.  To obtain their grade, students have to produce and show sufficient and appropriate skills for each of the disciplines, kihon, kata and kumite to the satisfaction of the panel…

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London and Regional Kyu Grading – 26th June 2022

Sunday 26th June 2022 saw our second coloured belt (Kyu) Karate grading of 2022 in the London region. The grading led by Chief Instructor and Chairman, Sensei Eric Pich was very well attended. A great turn out of new students grading and all examiners were generally very pleased with the high standards and spirit shown…

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SKCE Brown & Black Belt Course & Dan Grading

Sunday, 15 May 2022 saw our first black and brown belt course and grading of the year.   It was a highly successful course and grading in all respects and Chief Instructor Sensei Eric Pich was pleased with the effort, commitment and standard shown by those who took part.  Commiserations to those who were not…

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SKCE Brown & Black Belt Course & Dan Grading

Sunday, 5 December 2021 saw our final black and brown belt course and grading of the year.  Congratulations to the following people who secured new Dan grades today   Shodan: Mischa Nicolas Vinaya Shah Yasmin Rana Judit Kiss Denis Barna Eli Gilbert Lina Tayeb Shyla Williams Durkin Diya Senghani   Nidan: Kyroe Carrington McKenzie Romeo…

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SKCE Black & Brown Belt Course & Dan Grading

Sunday, the 27th of June saw the very welcome return of our black and brown belt courses, followed up by a Dan grading for those hopeful Karateka looking to make the next step in their karate journey. The course served as a nice (and timely!) reminder of the standard expected by Sensei Eric, not just…

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Latest Update on SKCE Dan and Kyu Gradings

Following the latest government announcement that 21 June will be pushed back, please note the SKCE Dan grading will go ahead on Sunday, 27 June. The SKCE Kyu (colour belt) Grading scheduled for Sunday, 11 July will now take place during that week with your instructor at your usual SKCE club venue.

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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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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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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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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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More than 60 new Dan grades

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 63 NEW DAN GRADES Sunday 15th May 2016 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 160 students attending the first SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2016. The course began with a special presentation to Sensei Eric Pich and Sensei Peter Welsh.  The SKCE Chairman explained to everyone that…

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 59 NEW DAN GRADES

Sunday 1st November 2015 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 180 students attending the final SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2015. The course training started later than usual but there was a reasonable turn out with everyone eager to get training.  The training session focusing on the different syllabus requirements necessary…

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 60 NEW DAN GRADES

Sunday 19th April 2015 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 200 students attending the first SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2015. An intensive 2 hour training session focusing on all the different syllabus requirements for the dan gradings under instruction from Sensei Eric Pich, Sensei Graham Mercer and Sensei Sue Sinclair. …

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