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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 & grading with Sensei Bob Rhodes, 18 October 2017

Training & grading with Sensei Bob Rhodes, 18 October 2017

We were delighted to host Sensei Bob Rhodes, 8th Dan again for the Senshi Karate training and grading. Sensei ran an all grades class first focusing on kihon and kata. He got everyone thinking about their karate which is always a good thing! He then ran a grading. Congrats to everyone who passed. Successful students from … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Bob Rhodes, 18 October 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

Training & grading with Sensei Garry Harford, 14 May 2017

Training & grading with Sensei Garry Harford, 14 May 2017

Senshi Karate attended the training and grading hosted by our friends at Egham Karate Club on Sunday 14 May with Sensei Garry Harford. There was an adult's class with some thought-provoking kihon and then kumite drills. This was followed by a children's class. It was a busy grading session but we had only one student … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Garry Harford, 14 May 2017

Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 30 April 2017

Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 30 April 2017

Senshi Karate attended the training and grading hosted by our friends at Chingford Tora on Sunday 30 April at their dojo at Walthamstow Academy with karate legend Sensei Frank Brennan. In the training class beforehand Sensei took everyone through all the areas required for the grading, working on getting techniques correct. We are once again delighted that all … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 30 April 2017

Train with the Champions course & grading, 10-14 April 2017

Train with the Champions course & grading, 10-14 April 2017

A few of us from Senshi Karate attended the week long course in Paignton, Devon. There were two or more classes each day during the week with Senseis Terry O'Neill, Bob Poynton, Bob Rhodes, Billy Higgins and Frank Brennan who are all 8th Dans. We also had Sensei Andy Sherry teaching us who is 9th … Continue reading Train with the Champions course & grading, 10-14 April 2017