Category: Guest instructor

Training & kyu grading, 20 October 2021

Training & kyu grading, 20 October 2021

We've arranged another grading for those students who missed the one in July and for 11th & 10th kyus. This time, we will run a combined training course too. We're delighted to announce that guest instructor and Shotokan Nation grading examiner Sensei Robin Dale will run the training and grading for us. He is our … Continue reading Training & kyu grading, 20 October 2021

Training with Sensei Cristina Finta, 5 February 2020

Training with Sensei Cristina Finta, 5 February 2020

We were pleased to welcome back Sensei Cristina Finta, 4th Dan. She has won an impressive number of medals and trophies in her competition career including several new ones since the last time she visited us, including as current KUGB kata champion! In this class she focused on how to generate kime in your karate … Continue reading Training with Sensei Cristina Finta, 5 February 2020

Training with Sensei Mike Barker, 18 November 2017

Training with Sensei Mike Barker, 18 November 2017

We were delighted to host Sensei Mike Barker, 3rd Dan, who is another of our Sensei Frank's former instructors and training partners from Sussex. When we say "That block wouldn't work against Big Mike" this is who we mean! He explained why we twist our hips on blocks - to make the blocks stronger. He also used … Continue reading Training with Sensei Mike Barker, 18 November 2017

Training with Sensei Carl Howard, 23 September 2017

Training with Sensei Carl Howard, 23 September 2017

Sensei Carl Howard, 5th Dan, from Ichiban Karate was on form (as ever) as our second guest instructor this year. He took the regular all grades class in Greenwich focusing on kihon and kata in advance of the upcoming grading. At one point he had everyone practising mai geri front kicks with the aid of … Continue reading Training with Sensei Carl Howard, 23 September 2017

Training with Sensei Neil Jerome, 29 July 2017

Training with Sensei Neil Jerome, 29 July 2017

Sensei Neil Jerome, 5th Dan, was back in the UK briefly from Norway and we were delighted that he visited our usual Saturday morning class. Before he moved to Norway, Sensei Neil ran Kenmei karate in Sutton. On this trip, he split his time between Kanshin in Guildford, Kenmei and Senshi Karate. He took the all grades class … Continue reading Training with Sensei Neil Jerome, 29 July 2017