Posts Tagged ‘karate’

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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SKCE National Championships – Sunday 13th September 2015

Sunday 13th September saw in excess of 275 competitors taking part in the SKCE national championships. The morning events commenced pretty well on time starting with childrens individual kata’s for all ages and then adults including on this occasion veteran categories for ladies and men. The morning finished with team kata for seniors, family and…

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ENOEDA SENSEI 9TH DAN JKA 4th July 1935 to 29th March 2003

The 29th March 2015 was 12 years on since the passing of Enoeda Sensei. For many years some of us were extremely fortunate to have come under his commanding influence and guidance. He was the most charismatic and inspirational karate instructor and mentor you could ever wish for. Enoeda Sensei was at the forefront of…

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BLACK / BROWN BELT COURSE 5th October 2014 at Ashmole Academy

Another highly successful SKCE course was held at Ashmole Academy with approximately 180 taking part. Dan grade examinations were held after the course and the following successfully achieved their grade under the scrutiny of 9 senior examiners of SKCE and our congratulations to you all :-   SHODAN PASSES (1st Dan) GIRLS BOYS Jodie HARRIS…

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Anglia Kata Competition

Why ‘Anglia’ well simply because the original club Wellingborough, now SKCE Englands oldest at 40 years, has spread its associated clubs throughout the main area counties of Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Around 150 competitors, mostly children took part in this kata competition aged from 5 years upwards on Saturday 7th June 2014 at the Kingswood…

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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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Japan Karate Association – UK Championships 2014

SKCE achieve a 32 medal haul …and receive 2 special awards ! Full report to follow, however here are the results and some of the highlights. JKA/UKTKF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 SATURDAY 22 MARCH 2014 : SKCE TEAM RESULTS Individual Events Individual Kata (Under 11 years) Marwan Dowidar – 1st place Emily Wettasinghe-Lopez – 2nd place…

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Rasheed Graham

SKC England is full to the brim with talented youngsters and there can be no doubt that Karate and the discipline it instill in us will play a pivotal role in their future successes.   Rasheed is a great example of this. He writes…[ba-quote] I started Karate in the spring of 2004 in what was…

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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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21st SKDUN World Championships

SKC England sent a small squad of 15 competitors to compete in the SKDUN 21st World Championships in Serbia. Thursday 10th October The team arrived at Heathrow, proudly wearing their new tracksuits. This was a good opportunity for a group photo before we left. It was a close call for Luke, who had only collected…

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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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JKA WF Afro-Eurasian Championships – May 2013 Paisley, Scotland

This was the inaugural Afro Eurasian championships, and so there was no history to set expectations. SKCE sent a team of 10 people to represent England at this significant international competition which was held over two days. This was a straightforward competition, with no messing about with categories and sub categories, adults only and eight…

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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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13th Legends Open Bracknell March 2013

Early in the morning of Saturday 9th March over 30 SKCE members from London and Wellingborough areas descended on Bracknell Leisure Centre for the 13th Legends Open.  We were accompanied by squad coach Sensei Graham and Senseis Peter & Mark who came to referee. As always the day started with the kata events and we…

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SKC Wellingborough Kyu Grading

November 24th saw a swarm of karateka, young and… not quite so young packed into Weavers Sport Centre in Wellingborough for the final grading of the calendar year.  Eager to impress and show off their skills in front of a capacity crowd of iPad wielding family and friends they lined up for a pre-grading course…

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