Wareham and Purbeck
Shotokan Karate

Wareham and Purbeck Karate Club
Sensei Morgan counter attacks-Corfe Castle in background

The Wareham and Purbeck Karate club offers training and grading in Shotokan Karate. We run a busy and enjoyable class for our junior members, followed by an intensive 2-hour session for the seniors. Our instructor is 5th Dan Sensei Glyn Morgan. We train at Springfield Sports Club, just outside Wareham, on Monday and Thursday evenings. New members and visiting members from other clubs are always welcome.

The club is part of the JKAE, the Japan Karate Association England. The JKAE itself is part of the international JKA, headquartered in Japan. This means that our students can be sure they are receiving the highest standard of training. It also allows any of our members to train at any other JKAE or JKA club in the world, and find the same teaching standards and syllabus in practise there. All our instructors hold an enhanced CRB check and instructors insurance.

Karate is great for kids and adults, for exercise and for building self-confidence and self-discipline. It is also an effective self-defence system. Our club is friendly and sociable, with the opportunity to travel and meet members of other clubs at gradings, competitions and courses.

Please explore the links at the top of the page to learn more about our club, and maybe we'll see you at one of our sessions soon.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

First training session for 2017 is Monday 9th January.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU Grading is on Sunday 27th November at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Instruction from Sensei Mick Lowe & Sensei Glyn Morgan.

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

Please note the two training courses on this coming weekend. June 4th & 5th. See EVENTS for details.

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NEW YEAR TRAINING:

Please note first training session for the new year will be Monday 4th January 2016. Hope you all enjoyed the rest. Happy a New Year to you all!

PLEASE NOTE:

There is a special course with JKA England Chief Instructor Ohta Sensei at Glastonbury Leisure Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9BY open to all JKA England students 1st Kyu 'ish' and above (adults & juniors). On Saturday 7th November, 11am to 3pm (with lunch break) cost £8 on the day.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU (Coloured Belt) Grading is on Sunday 15th November (note original date was the 22nd) at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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For Your Information:

We have a new Regional Representative for the South West region. Sensei Ralph Johnson from the Glastonbury Club has just been appointed to this position.
If you have any queries regarding JKA England information etc please contact him via email: glastonburykarate@gmail.com

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**Please Note** on Sunday 19th April 10:30- 1:00pm there will be a Grading syllabus course with questions and answers, for all purple belts to Black belts With Glyn Morgan sensei 5th Dan JKAE. All welcome to attend.
IBM Centre Sports Hall, IBM UK Ltd, Hursley Park,, Winchester, Hants, SO21 2JN

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CHRISTMAS BREAK:

Please note first training session for the new year will be Monday 5th January 2015. Hope you all enjoy the rest. Merry Christmas and Happy a New Year to you all!

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU (Coloured Belt) Grading is on Sunday 23rd November at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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CHRISTMAS BREAK:

Please note first training session for the new year will be 6th January 2014. Hope you all enjoy the rest. Merry Christmas and Happy a New Year to you all!

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BATH TRAINING & GRADING:

Congratulations goes to Paul White who passed his 2nd Dan grading on 30th November - See 'achievments' above for details.

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TRIP TO JAPAN:

Chief Instructor Sensei Glyn Morgan has just returned from an 8 day training trip to Japan!

Here are Sensei Glyn's Notes on the visit:

I met up with Mick from the north, Joe from Reading, and Martin from south London at Heathrow on Monday 8th April for our trip to Japan to train and take examinations at the JKA Headquarters.
I was feeling apprehensive, nervous, and excited all at the same time! Apart from Martin this was our first visit to Japan.
We arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday morning and were at our hotel after just a 1hr journey on the train and a short taxi ride. The first thing I noticed in Tokyo was how clean it is! No litter, no smoking on the street, no graffiti, and everyone wearing suits heading to and from work.
After settling in we walked 15 Min's to the JKA Honbu (Headquarters) to see the training time table for that day, and although some sleep would have gone down well we decided to join the evening session with Okuma sensei.
To enter the Honbu dojo for the first time is a experience in itself; humbling and exciting! The training was on the 3rd floor matted dojo, and counting the four of us the class contained about 15 students. Okuma's lesson focused on how to make explosive technique, followed by Jitte kata. A fantastic lesson, we were buzzing!!
The next day, following a bit of a walk around the local area, we decided to go to two lessons, Izumiya sensei first and then Hirayama sensei. We thought afterwards perhaps we had over done it as Hirayama's class was kumite and more kumite!
These lessons, before the official course started, were fantastic because you were training alongside Japanese students who just happened to want to be there for those particular lessons and so the class size was in fact quite small, just like at home in your own dojo.
On day 3 the official course started. After registration at 8am, and following an opening talk by the chairman, the lessons began. 2nd, 3rd, 4th Dans on one floor, 5th Dans on another, and 6th Dan and above on another.
Each lesson was generally structured on the "JKA" way and also towards the up-and-coming examinations. On my floor (5th Dans) one sensei taught the class, and then another sensei was positioned in each of the four corners watching us, so no chance of any resting!
 It was a nice treat on the way back from training to call in at Starbucks for a coffee to relax and have a chat about our experiences during these hard lessons.
In the evening we went to the nearby "English Pub" for a few beers. Quite often the Japanese sensei's from the Honbu would be there having a few drinks with the foreign instructors they have got to know.
Mick from the north was attempting a 4th Dan grading and his examiners 'D' licence. He passed both! a proud moment for him. Joe passed two 'C's and a 'D', Martin passed 'C' and I passed 'D' Examiner and 'C' Instructor.
On the next day students from various universities were asked to attend and fight one another to give the Referee's some extra practice. These young students were extremely sharp, fast and perfectly controlled. Very nice to see.
We were lucky in that Martin knew a couple of friends called 'Tommo' and 'Mr Japan' who both train regularly at the Honbu. They first took us site-seeing and then on to a traditional Japanese restaurant. Mr Japan was a real character! calling Mick 'Mr Lincoln', Joe 'Mr Oxford, Martin 'Mr London' and me 'Mr Portsmouth' (the only place he had heard of south of London!!)
On the last day we met up with Ohta sensei and went to Sensei Enoeda's memorial where Mrs Eneoda was waiting for us. We all gave our respects to Eneoda sensei on this 10 yr anniversary, this was very very humbling.
After 8 days we headed for home. What a fantastic experience and this has been!
This has only been a brief recollection of my time in Japan. I am sure Mick, Joe, and Martin will have lots more memories that they can share too!

Glyn Morgan 5th Dan JKAE

See photo's below:

Honbu with Sensei Ohta

Sensei Glyn in the Honbu Dojo

Sensei Glyn's Kata Demonstration for Instructor Qualification

Martin, Mick & Glyn outside

Enjoying a traditional meal

Mrs Enoeda & Mariko Watanabe at the Memorial

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SENSEI MORGAN GAINS AWARD:

Our club Chief Instructor Sensei Glyn Morgan was recently presented with a Valedictory medal and certificate in recognition of all the rescues he was involved in during his 22 years of service with Her Majesty's Coastguard (H.M.C.G.). CONGRATULATIONS!

See also feature on JKAE website HERE

Photo: Regional Coastguard officer Rob Sampson with Sensei Morgan:

Rob Sampson with Sensei Glyn morgan

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TRAINING WITH SENSEI OHTA 7th Dan:

Please note on Sunday 17th March 2013 at Glastonbury Club there is a training course and Kyu grading.

Your chance to get some first class instruction from our excellent Chief Instructor.

10.30am - 12.00pm: Brown / Black belt training

12.00pm - 1.00pm: Kyu grade training

1400 Kyu gradings

Location: Glastonbury Leisure Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9BY

Please try and attend if possible.

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JKA INTERNATIONAL COURSE:

Please note the Special 10th Anniversary Spring Course in May this year.

Special May Course

For futher information and booking form click HERE

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TRAINING TIMES/FEES - CHRISTMAS BREAK:

Please note the last training session this year will be on Thursday 20th December and the first lesson back after the Christmas break will be on Monday January 8th 2013. Quite a long break so please try and keep your general fitness level up over the holiday period as we have lots of courses etc coming up quite quickly afterward!

Also as from January training fees will be charged monthly instead of per session. Juniors will be £20 per month (8 lessons) and seniors £30 per month (8 lessons). For occasional visitors or new starters etc a one off charge can be arranged. Please speak to the Instructor on the night.

PLEASE NOTE: Sensei Morgan has come to the end of his term serving as the Regional Officer for the South West, the new officer is Michael Harris based at Bristol. Sensei Morgan has now taken on the role of Child Protection & Welfare Officer for the JKAE.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU (Coloured Belt) Grading is on Sunday 18th November at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Instruction from Sensei Gary Stewart

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL COURSE (28th - 30th September):

Students.. A Reminder: The Autumn International Course is being held at the K2 Centre in Crawley this year and is almost upon us! (see Events page for details or visit the JKAE website) this is a fantastic chance to receive top class instruction and train with other JKAE students from all over the world. Please try and attend if you can.

Also please note that Sensei Ohta, our Chief Instructor, is holding a special Black & Brown Belt Course incorporating pre-Dan grading training at East Grinstead on Sunday September 9th. This will be beneficial to all black or Brown Belt students. Anyone attempting a Dan grading in the next few months should make a special effort to attend. Details on Events page.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU Grading is on Sunday 19th August at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Instruction from Chief Instructor Sensei Ohta 7th Dan.

Please attend if possible - whether grading or not. This is your chance to train and benefit from Sensei Ohta's superb Instruction.

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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HATFIELD KATA COURSE - Sunday 22nd July

An excellent course at supurb premises. For further info click HERE

Congratulations to Manny Perez-Alvarez on successfully passing the Coaching Licence Examination

Glyn, Alan & Manny

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FAREWELL ANDY:

Andy A

It is with regret that we say goodbye to one of our resident Instructors Andy Auckland. Andy who works for the British army is being posted to Edinburgh for the forseeable future. He will continue his Karate training in Edinburgh and hopes to still attend the JKAE International courses so everyone will able to catch up with him there. Farewell Andy, good luck for the future and a big thank you from everyone at the club (especially the juniors) for all your excellent teaching and endless stories and jokes!

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU Grading is on Saturday 19th May at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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ALL GRADES COURSE - BATH 19th February 2012

Please click HERE for futher information. Also select 'Achievments' above for further news.

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TRAINING TIMES

Please note new training arrangements and times are changing again. Mondays will remain the same as before but on Thursdays Juniors & Seniors will train together for the first hour starting at 7pm. Juniors will finish training at 8pm and Seniors will continue training until 9pm instead of 10pm. So the class will be split for the first hour with the juniors training along side the adults for the first hour.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU Grading is on Saturday 25th February at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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TRAINING TIMES

Please note new training arrangements and times are changing as from Monday 16th January. Mondays will remain the same as before but on Thursdays there will be NO class for juniors below Brown Belt level. Junior Black and Brown Belts will still train as normal from 7pm until 8pm. Seniors will start at 7pm instead of 8pm and finish at 9pm instead of 10pm. So the class will be split for the first hour with the junior Black and Brown belts training along side the adults of all grades for the first hour.

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CHRISTMAS BREAK

Please note the last training session this year will be on Monday 19th December and the first lesson back after the Christmas break will be on Monday January 9th 2012. Quite a long break so please try and keep your general fitness level up over the holiday period as we have lots of courses etc coming up quite quickly afterward!

The adult class on Monday 19th December will be slightly shorter (but harder!) than usual as we will be celebrating Christmas by having a quick get-together afterwards in the Hotel bar area. There will be a buffet and drinks, please try and make it if you possibly can.. the more the merrier! The cost will be £10 per person. If you intend to go please give your name and payment to Alan as soon as possible so we have some idea of numbers. Thanks.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU Grading is on Sunday 20th November at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL COURSE:

Students.. A Reminder: The Autumn International Course is being held at the K2 Centre in Crawley this year and is almost upon us! (see Events page for details or visit the JKAE website) this is a fantastic chance to receive top class instruction and train with other JKAE students from all over the world. Please try and attend if you can.

Also please note that Sensei Ohta, our Chief Instructor, is holding a special Black & Brown Belt Course incorporating pre-Dan grading training at the IBM Centre Hursley on Saturday October 8th. This will be beneficial to all black or Brown Belt students. Anyone attempting a Dan grading in the next few months should make a special effort to attend. Details on Events page.

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ATTENTION VISITORS:

Hello to any visitors to this site. If you are thinking of trying Karate for the first time or perhaps taking it up again following a break please have a quick look at the achievments page and read the short article written by one of the more 'senior' members of the club, it might just inspire you!

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

All went well and England did very well, especially the girls!. See the JKAE website for results and photo's. click HERE

Also at the championships a massive cheque for £9,000 was presented to the 'Dreams Come True' charity by sensei Ohta. A further £2,000 was added to this from money that had still to be collected. A total of £11,000, fantastic. Thanks again to all who helped with this. At the recent Spring Course held at Guildford Sensei Morgan was presented with a certificate in recognition of the money raised by The Wareham & Purbeck club. Below: Sensei Tanaka 8th Dan Vice Chief Instructor of the JKA presenting Sensei Morgan with the certificate:

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ALL GRADES COURSE - BATH UNIVERSITY

Over 200 students attended this course, a great turn-out!.... Excellent training, excellent venue. For a full report please click HERE

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ALL GRADES COURSE - BATH UNIVERSITY

Just a reminder about the up and coming training course at Bath university on Saturday 19th March with our Chief Instructor Sensei Ohta 7th Dan. Please try and attend if possible. this is a great opportunity to train with lots of different students with superb instruction from Sensei Ohta. Everybody always benefits a lot from these courses.. and they are always enjoyable too! The University Sports Village is a fantastic venue and very close to Bath town centre as well. Training is from 11am until 2pm. The address is: Bath University Claverton Road, Bath, BA2 7AY.

Note that there will be a 1st & 2nd Dan grading and coaching assessments carried out following the training. Worth watching even if you are not grading or being assessed this time.

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CHARITY BEACH CLEAN

Approximately 40 students, friends and parents particpated in the charity 'Beach Clean' on Sunday 20th February. A total of £536.00 was raised in all. A fantastic effort! Well done! and thank you to all who took time to participate.

More details and photos are now on the JKAE website. Click HERE to view.

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HAPPY NEAR YEAR TO ALL!

There's a very busy year ahead for us all. The JKA European Championships are being held at the fantastic K2 Sports Centre at Crawley on the 2nd of April. Please try and support this event it will be a great chance to see some of europes' top karateka in action. Details and tickets can be obtained from the the JKAE Website HERE. As our association (The JKAE) is hosting these championships it has been decided to raise money for a charity and present them with a big cheque on the day of the event. The charity is to be 'Dreams Come True' HERE . Dreams Come True is a national charity serving the whole of the UK with the mission of bringing joy to children who are terminally or seriously ill by making their treasured dreams come true. All clubs will be doing something to raise some money. The Wareham Club has decided to do something 'non-karate' related so that everyone can take part. So, as we have the Jurrasic Coast Marine reserve here at Kimmeridge the wardens have offered to help us to do a 'Beach Clean' from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday 20th February. A health and safety brief, gloves and bags will all be supplied plus the wardens will give a talk to all the children on the local marine life around the rock pools and along the shoreline. This is a great opportunity for all to take part so please try and support this event and get family and friends to get involved too. Please see Sensei Glyn for further details and a sponsership form etc.

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TO ALL STUDENTS:

Thank you all for your continued support this last year, and just to let you know the last training session will be on Thursday 16th December.

First lesson following the Christmas break will be on Thursday 6th January 2011.

II would like to increase our membership numbers if possible so anyone with any good ideas how to do this please let me know!

Senior Grades please note: Lots of general help will be required at the European Championships early next year. Free shirt, tie and entrance will be supplied! For further information and details please visit the JKAE Website and look up the 'Europeans'.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

With Regards,

Glyn

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

The next training & KYU Grading is on Sunday 28th November at the I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

Training 10.30am to 12.00pm Black & Brown Belts. 12.00pm to 1.00pm All grades.

Grading at 2.00pm approx.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR UP TO DATE LICENCE ON THE DAY

There are good food facilities here.

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ALL BLACK & BROWN BELTS PLEASE NOTE:

CANCELLED! DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS - CANCELLED! DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS - CANCELLED! DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

On Friday evening the 3rd of December there is a special course with a senior guest instructor from Japan Sensei Tsuyama 8th Dan, who is head coach at the Takushoku University, and who is also Technical Director of the Japan Karate Federation. He will be assisted by Sensei Ohta, and also an assistant of Sensei Tsuyama from Japan.

This is a fantastic opportunity to train under this senior sensei, places are limited so if you would like to go then book your place NOW.

The cost is £15

This is open to brown/ black belt junior/ senior

The venue is; I.B.M. UK, HURSLEY PARK, WINCHESTER, SO21 2JN

The training time will be 7.00pm to 8.30pm, (there are food facilities there which can be pre booked).

Please speak to Sensei Glyn Morgan for more information and to book a place... FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

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TRAINING COURSE AND KYU GRADING - SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST - IBM CENTRE HURSLEY

A great course held by Sensei Ohta 7th Dan JKAE Chief Instructor. Please click HERE for a full report located on the JKAE website.

Congratulations to all who successfully passed their gradings. And well done to all Dan grades who made time to attend the training, it was well worth it wasn't it! despite extremely humid conditions and a very slippery floor!

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ALL GRADES KATA COURSE - BOROUGHBRIDGE NORTH YORKSHIRE

On Saturday 18th July Sensei Morgan showed incredible dedication to his Karate by driving over 600 miles to attend this course headed up by Sensei Ohta 7th Dan JKAE Chief Instructor. This course was held to make sure JKA England student who live this far North get a chance to receive top instruction without travelling all the way south to the London area. In fact Sensei Morgan was the only student south of London to attend the course!

These National courses really are a great way to improve your Karate and make new friends. All students should take note of Sensei's dedication and try to find the time to attend as many of these courses as they are able to in the future.

A full course report from the JKAE web site can be found here.

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - K2 CRAWLEY LEISURE CENTRE

Well done to all who attended the Nationals at the super new K2 venue at Crawley on Saturday July 3rd. The experience of competing at this level is guaranteed to benefit the student in many ways. Special congratulations go to juniors Michael and William Selby and Rianna and Rebecca Varney for all showing very good technique and strong spirit. Fifth place in the team Kata... excellent! and Rebecca going through to the evenings finals in front of a large crowd (including proud parents) to take fourth place in Kata was brilliant!

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ATTENTION ! - ATTENTION ! - ALL STUDENTS:

The next Training Course and Kyu Grading is on Saturday 15th May. Instruction is from Sensei Ohta 7th Dan JKAE Chief Instructor.

Please attend if possible - whether grading or not. This is your chance to train and benefit from Sensei Ohta's superb Instruction.

The venue is the IBM Centre at Hursley. Click 'TRAINING' button above for directions.

Training times are 10.30 - 12.00am Black and Brown Belts, 12.00 - 1.00pm All Grades (Black and Brown Belts may continue to train).

Kyu Grading will start at 2.00pm.

Note there are good eating facilities here.

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SPRING 2010 KARATE COURSE - GUILDFORD

Well done to all those who attended this Bank Holiday Weekend Course. Everyone couldn't have failed to benefit from the world class instruction from Mori Sensei 8th Dan, Osaka sensei 8th Dan, Naka Sensei and of course Ohta Sensei (Recently promoted to 7th Dan). This was one of the best courses for a long time. Please everyone try to attend these courses, they are very enjoyable and definitely improve your technique !

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BATH TRAINING & GRADING COURSE

The latest All Grades Training Course at Bath University on Sunday 21st March proved to be an enjoyable and successful course. Thanks to all the club members who attended. See the JKAE website for a full report and photos. See 'Achievments' for successful grading candidates.

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KYU GRADING

An extremely demanding but enjoyable training course was held on Sunday 14th February. Chief Instructor Sensei Ohta 6th Dan gave us all some superb instruction especially on punching and stepping combinations, first alone and then in pairs. This soon warmed everyone up despite the very cold conditions!

All students who attempted a grading passed, so well done to you all! Thanks also go to all those who made the effort to attend for just the training, the first class instruction is sure to improve your karate!

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BACK TO TRAINING AFTER CHRISTMAS

Dan Grades Monday 24th Jan

Training has certainly not been easy following the Christmas break! Snow and freezing weather has made leaving a warm home and trekking off to the dojo a real pain!

Training has been very painful too! as Sensei Morgan (centre of picture) has been putting everyone through extra fitness training in between intensive Basic, Kata and Kumite practice. Perfect for getting everyone back into the swing of things!

Some of the club's Blackbelts after training are still even managing to smile!

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KYU GRADING

Sensei Ismail teachingSensei Ismail teaching

A training course and Kyu grading was held on Sunday 8th November at the IBM centre at Hursley. Instructor for the course was Sensei Adel Ismail 5th Dan who provided everyone with a superb and inspiring lesson.

Concentrating on correct form and etiquette he took us through each kata step by step emphasising the important points and giving detailed explanations of many of the techniques. Sections of each kata were practiced many times until we began to reach his very exacting standards!

Sensei Ismail teaching

Things to remember were: Keep hips level, correct expansion and contraction of the body, correct hip rotation, position of the hikite (returning) arm and to be aware and alert throughout the kata from the very beginning to the very end!

This excellent training had a good effect on all the students grading as they all passed!. Well done!