Tag: Training

Coronavirus / Covid-19

– Today (16 March) the government advised everyone to avoid gatherings and non-essential travel– The safety of our students and their families must take priority. Therefore, we have suspended training and closed the club for the rest of the term. The self-defence workshop is postponed to 26 September– We will post links to videos of … Continue reading Coronavirus / Covid-19

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

Brown & black belt training & grading, 30 November 2019

Brown & black belt training & grading, 30 November 2019

While Sensei Alex ran the regular Senshi Karate class in Greenwich, Frank, Arianna, Alaina, Vijay, Esha and Jitin all attended the brown & black belt course in Egham. It was taught by Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan. As usual it was well-attended not just by those looking to take … Continue reading Brown & black belt training & grading, 30 November 2019

Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 14 November 2020

Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 14 November 2020

We are delighted to welcome back Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan. to run a training course and a kyu grading for us. Sensei Brennan became grand champion of Europe by winning both senior Kata and Kumite four times! He led his team to a famous victory in 1990 by beating Japan in the final to … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 14 November 2020

Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 16 November 2019

Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 16 November 2019

We were delighted to host Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan once again for training and grading on Saturday 16 November 2019. It was a successful day and 26 people graded. Photos are below. – Eliana, 3rd kyu (brown)– Lesley, 4th kyu (purple + white)– Elena, 4th kyu (purple + white)– Anu, 5th kyu (purple)– Sagar, … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 16 November 2019

Training & grading with Sensei Andy Sherry, 19 June 2020

Training & grading with Sensei Andy Sherry, 19 June 2020

We are thrilled to host Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan. It's not every day you get the KUGB's chief instructor at your dojo, so plan ahead! Sensei Sherry helped form the KUGB in 1966, was Britain's first Shotokan black belt, the first 3rd Dan and the first qualified British Shotokan International Referee. In his day, … Continue reading Training & grading with Sensei Andy Sherry, 19 June 2020

Training with  Sensei Neil Jerome, 6 July 2019

Training with Sensei Neil Jerome, 6 July 2019

Sensei Neil was back as our guest instructor again on 6 July in Greenwich