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Sensei Carl Howard, 5th Dan, from Ichiban Karate returned as guest instructor. He took the regular all grades class first and got everyone to practise stances. We paired up and placed our belts around the other person and held then back while they moved. This was to encourage driving forward in stance using hips without leaning or … Continue reading Training with Sensei Carl Howard, 15 September 2018
One Senshi Karate student attended the KUGB summer course in Lancaster. Jimmy trained with the senior Senseis for 5 days at the equivalent of the spring course. At the end of the course he successfully graded. We are delighted to announce that we have the following new grade at the club: - Jimmy, 5th kyu … Continue reading Summer course, 6-10 August 2018
We are delighted to be able to host Sensei Robert Dejean, 5th Dan, at our Greenwich dojo. Sensei Robert's karate is fast and strong. He is a great all rounder but in particular he has a quick mawashi geri! Again, this is included for those who pay Saturdays upfront and is our usual price of … Continue reading Training with Sensei Robert Dejean, 22 September 2018
Like last year we gave a demonstration at the GMV summer fayre and this year the weather was hot, hot, hot! Many thanks to our students for participating. We gave two 10-minute demos. A bit of team kata including by two of our medal winning students, some partner work and a chance to hit the … Continue reading Karate demo at GMV Summer Fayre, 14 July 2018
We were delighted to host Sensei John Parnell, 6th Dan, again as our guest instructor. First up, Sensei John taught our regular all grades class. For the newbies, this was a chance to work on basic stances, punches and blocks and the funny moves in kihon kata. For our regulars and seniors this was a … Continue reading Training with Sensei John Parnell, 14 July 2018
A few of us headed to our friends in Chelmsford for a training and grading with Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan and the KUGB's senior instructor. Sensei Sherry was one of the founding members of the KUGB and has dedicated his life to karate. His classes are always excellent and this was no exception. He took … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Andy Sherry, 24 June 2018
We were delighted to host Sensei Cristina Finta who taught our regular Wednesday class in Charlton. She has been busy recently having passed 4th Dan and having become kata champion at the KUGB National tournament. This was on top of her many other competition medals, some of which she kindly agreed to bring to the … Continue reading Training with Sensei Cristina Finta, 13 June 2018