We’d like to wish all our students and their families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support this year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2020.
We have now released the grading forms for the first Gradings of 2020. Forms can be downloaded from the website here or collected from your club instructor.
For more information about your grading please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southern Shotokan Karate Association are hoping to run a Spring Camp in Exmouth from Saturday 25 April to Sunday 26 April 2020. The Camp will take place at the NEW Premier Inn Exmouth.
The course is for black belts and 1st Kyu’s only (aged 16 years and over). This is a specialist course concentrating on all technical areas in Shotokan Karate.
The course will be run by Sensei Cole, 7th Dan. There are only 20 places available so book you place now. For full detail download the information sheet here.
Deadline to book your place is 31 January 2020
Providing your grading forms, full payment and licence reach us before your chosen grading date we will waive the usual surcharge of £10. Any forms submitted on the day will incur the surcharge.
Form more information on where to send your forms please email email@example.com
Sensei Cole’s Wednesday lessons in Swindon start back on 11 September. The lessons will be taking place at the new venue of Dorcan Recreation Centre, St.Paul’s Drive (the same as our Swindon grading centre). Lesson starts at 7.00 until 8.30pm.
For more information contact Sensei Cole on 07557 532676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that our current grading forms have the incorrect date shown for the black and brown belt course and grading in Swindon. The grading is on Sunday 13 October NOT Sunday 6 October.
Black & Brown Belt Course and Black Belt Grading at Dorcan Recreation Complex, St Paul’s Drive, Swindon SN3 5BY. Juniors & Seniors arrive at 8.45am for admin, lesson 9.30 – 11.00am. Grading starts approx. 11.15am in the Main Hall with Chief Instructor of the SSKA and Senior Instructor assistance.
Download the September Grading forms now from our website. They are available here
Just to remind you that the 2019 summer camp is fast approaching – Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August in Bournemouth. First lesson starts on the Friday 10.45am.
Make sure you book your room as soon has possible direct with the hotel as there are not many rooms left.
To get your discount on the room you must quote the hotel you are an SSKA members.
Full details on www.sska.co.uk
Please put your forms and payment in by the 2nd August otherwise you will have to pay the £10 surcharge.
For more information please email email@example.com
Competitors from across the SSKA took part in our annual kata and kumite competition today in Swindon. The competition saw 00 entrants take part in individual kata, team kata and individual kumite.
There was a great atmosphere at today’s event and all the competitors showed great respect and passion for their karate.
The winners of Individual Kata were:
#1 James Edwards
#2 Thistlerose Longson
#3 Trevor Ockwell
#4 Morgan Roberts-Ellis
The winners of Team Kata were:
#1 Kendrick – Emily Boyd, Anna Boyd, Thistlerose Longson
#2 Evesham A – William Wade, John Garrood, Morgan Roberts-Ellis
#3 Evesham C – Philip Wade, Craig Garrood, Richard Ellis
The winners of Individual Kumite were:
#1 William Wade
#2 James Edwards
#3 Altay Huynh
We also presented the first ever Keith Thomas Memorial Award to the person we felt gave the overall best effort and encompassed the spirit of the day. The award went to Dawn Greig from Wokingham Club. Dawn showed great spirit in the individual kata and got narrowly missed out on a medal place.
Well done to all competitors today. We are already looking forward to next years event.
Don’t forget this Sunday is our Brown & Black Belt Course and Grading in Reading.
Juniors and Seniors to arrive 8.45am for admin, lesson 9.30 – 11.00am. Gradings start at approx. 11.15am in the Main Hall with Chief Instructor of the SSKA, Sensei Lewis and Sensei Whitcher, Assistant Chief Instructors and Senior Instructor assistance.
Venue: Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Drive, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY
Its going to be hot this weekend so please ensure you bring plenty of water to drink.