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We were delighted to host Sensei John Parnell, 6th Dan from Basingstoke Karate. He taught the regular all-grades class getting everyone to work through some set piece kihon (basics) attack and block sequences. He then got everyone to pair up for kumite (sparring) and we worked through the same sequences with our partners: practise first on your … Continue reading Training with Sensei John Parnell, 10 March 2018
We were delighted once again to host Sensei Bob Rhodes, 8th Dan for our Senshi Karate training & grading at our dojo in Charlton. Sensei likes to test how well people really know their karate and he got everyone to do their moves in a variety of ways. Then he got us all practising combinations to blow … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Bob Rhodes, 21 February 2018
We were delighted that Sensei Carl Howard, 5th Dan, from Ichiban in Crawley returned to teach our regular Saturday all-grades class. He was pleased to see how everyone had improved since his last visit in September. He was also pleased to see new members had joined. He took an all grades class first and got … Continue reading Training with Sensei Carl Howard, 27 January 2018
We will be hosting a training and grading on Saturday November 17. Note, this will be in place of our usual class and will start at the later time of 9.45am in our Charlton venue (not Greenwich). Save the date! For the first time, Senshi Karate will be hosting karate legend Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan. … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 17 November 2018 @9.45
Senshi Karate attended the training and grading hosted by our friends at Chingford Tora on Sunday 19 November 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 had only one … Continue reading Training & Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 19 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