24 March 2024 – Kyu Grading at Zanshin North Herts SKA

The grading weekend concluded with 27 more grading passes at Zanshin North Herts SKA with Sensei Ken Hori. Great effort to you all!

24 March 2024 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

The weekend of grading continued with 20 students successfully grading at Lewisham SKC with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE. Many congratulations!

22 March 2024 – Kyu Grading at GT.Karate

13 students at GT.Karate successfully graded with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE. Many congratulations to all!

March 2024 – Lewisham Dan Grades

Many congratulations to the members of Lewisham Shotokan Karate Centre who received their Dan grade certificates!

16 March 2024 – 3rd JSKE Spring Course

Nearly 70 karatekas came together for another wonderful day of training with Sensei Masao Kawasoe, the Chief Instructor of JKA WF England, Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE and Sensei Ken Hori at Queensmead Sports Centre. Sensei was on form! It was great to see friends again. Thank you everyone for your support!

9 March 2024 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo / Cambridge University Karate Club

Another record! A total of 81 students trained and 59 students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE (50 from Cambridge Karate Dojo and 9 from CUKC), including 2 double grades. Well done to all!

3 March 2024 – JKA WF England Squad Training and Referees Course

Members of JKA WF England gathered at Windsor Leisure Centre for the first post-COVID squad training and referees course, taken by Sensei Roy and Sensei Ken.

2 March 2024 – CUKC Victorious at Varsity

CUKC travelled to Ifley Road Sports Centre to take part in the annual Varsity Match against Oxford University Karate Club. After a contest which was much closer than in recent years, Cambridge retained the Enoeda Cup as the overall winner!

25 February 2024 – CUKC at BUCS

11 members of CUKC travelled to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield to take part in the two-day BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) Championships. As expected competing under WKF rules proved to be very challenging. Many congratulations to Yusuf Karim for winning a bronze medal in the intermediate individual kata category.

17 February 2024 – Kyu Grading at Tanren SKC

32 students passed their grading at Tanren SKC with Sensei Ken Hori, including one double grade. Well done to all! This is part 1 of the two gradings at Tanren this Spring due to many being away for half term. We’ll do it all again on 23rd March!

10 February 2024 – Cambridge hosts Sensei Tom Kompier 7th Dan WTKO

Cambridge Karate Dojo / Cambridge University Karate Club had the pleasure of hosting Tom Kompier sensei, 7th Dan WTKO, who was CUKC’s Men’s Captain in 1993/94. Tom sensei has lived and trained in Japan, joining the famous JKA Instructors Course in 1998, and was the KWF World Kumite Champion in 200. Nearly 50 members from Cambridge and clubs in Hertfordshire and Essex joined the course at Kelsey Kerridge. Tom sensei focussed on the use of hips in tsuki, uke and keri, as well as explanations of how muscles are used in different techniques (my favourite – “Don’t use the hamstring. Let the hamstring use you.”) It was a very insightful afternoon!

3 February 2024 – JSKE Referees Course

Members of JKA WF England gathered at the University of Hertfordshire Sports Village for the first JSKE Referees Course, taught by Sensei Roy and Sensei Ken. It was the first time for many trying out refereeing! Well done all for trying very hard!

15-17 December 2023 – JKA France Shotokan Karate Gasshuku with Sensei Naka

Three members of the JSKE family attended the 3 day training camp in Boulogne Sur Mer, instructed by Sensei Tatsuya Naka (7th Dan, Honbu Dojo). In the photograph below they are joined by Sensei Philippe Maquaire (6th Dan, General Manager of JKA FSK), Sensei Sergio Gneo (7th Dan, Chief Instructor of JKA Beligum), as well as two members of JTKI. Chris Denaro (Lewisham) was the official translator from English to French for the weekend!

9 December 2023 – Kyu Grading at Zanshin North Herts SKA

More grading passes! 23 students passed their grading at Zanshin North Herts SKA with Sensei Ken Hori. Great effort to you all!

6 December 2023 – Kyu Grading at GT.Karate

Here are eight happy students at GT.Karate who successfully graded with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE, including two double-grades! Many congratulations to all.

2 December 2023 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo / Cambridge University Karate Club

The record keeps breaking – a total of 78 students trained and 56 students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Cambridge Karate Dojo, including 4 double grades. Well done to all!

26 November 2023 – Cambridge University Karate Club Intra-Club Competition

Over 20 students from Cambridge University Karate Club took part in the 2023 CUKC Club Competition. Competitors ranged from white to black belt. Well done to you all!

26 November 2023 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

26 students successfully graded at Lewisham SKC with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE. Many congratulations!

26 November 2023 – JKA WF England National Course

6 members of Zanshin North Herts SKA attended the JKA WF England course in North London with Sensei Kawasoe. We are very pleased to announce the following Dan grading success:

Danny Haubensack (Zanshin North Herts SKA) – 2nd Dan JKA

Many congratulations!

November 2023 – Sensei Omura, Chief Instructor JKA Thailand

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Omura Sensei, 8th Dan and Chief Instructor of JKA Thailand. Our thoughts are with Sensei’s family and our friends at JKA Thailand.

October 2023 – A New Club in JSKE Family

We are very pleased to announce that Cambridge University Karate Club have joined the JSKE, with Sensei Ken Hori as their new Chief Instructor. A very warm welcome!

27-29 October 2023 – JKA Munich Gasshuku with Sensei Naka

16 members of the JSKE family attended the 3 day training camp in Munich, instructed by the incredible Sensei Tatsuya Naka (7th Dan, Honbu Dojo). We were mind-blown by the insight and knowledge taught by sensei!

7 October 2023 – Kyu Grading at Tanren SKC

38 students passed their grading at Tanren SKC with Sensei Ken Hori. Well done all, really good effort!

26 August 2023 – Matthew Last Memorial Seminar at Cambridge Karate Dojo

To celebrate the life of Matthew Last, who was a member of both JSKE (Cambridge Karate Dojo) and HDKI, a seminar and a dinner was held in Cambridge attended by over 70 friends of Matthew. This included people from Ireland, France, Holland and Sweden, as well as many more on Zoom. There were two sessions: the first being taught by Scott Langley sensei, 7th Dan HDKI, and the second by Ken Hori sensei. A total of £1,404 was raised, which has been donated to FairFight, a charity that Matthew supported generously, and Arthur Rank Hospice, who looked after Matthew and his family in his last days. Tanren SKC raised further Euro 200 from their activities. Matthew would have been so proud of this day.

18-20 August 2023 – JKA WF Scotland International Summer Camp

14 members of JSKE attended the 3 day training couse in Paisley, Scotland, instructed by Sensei Kawasoe and Sensei Naito (8th Dan, JKA Italy). We did so many kicks! There were five Dan grading successes – a huge congratulations to all!

George Taylor (GT.Karate) – 6th Dan JTKI
Julian Hall (Cambridge Karate Dojo) – 3rd Dan JKA
Chris Pratten (Cambridge Karate Dojo) – 2nd Dan JKA
Jonathan Cooper (Zanshin North Herts SKA) – 2nd Dan JKA
Timon Lakatos (Lewisham SKC) – 2nd Dan JKA

16 July 2023 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

26 students successfully graded at Lewisham SKC with Sensei Ken Hori. Many congratulations!

15 July 2023 – Kyu Grading at Zanshin North Herts SKA

Well done to all who successfully graded at Zanshin North Herts SKA with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE!

10 June 2023 – JSKE South East London Competition

Over 90 students from Lewisham SKC, Tanren SKC and Zanshin North Herts SKA competed in the first JSKE South East London Competition! What a great day! Well done to you all.

3 June 2023 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo

A total of 61 students trained and a near record 44 students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Cambridge Karate Dojo. Well done to all! Below are the before and after photos:

20 May 2023 – Kyu Grading at Tanren SKC

45 students passed their grading at Tanren SKC with Sensei Ken Hori. Absolutely smashed the record! Well done all!

28-30 April 2023 – JKA WF England International Spring Camp

Many members of JSKE attended the intensive 3 day training couse in Windsor, instructed by Sensei Kawasoe and Sensei Taniyama (7th Dan, JKA Honbu, former All Japan Grand Champion). There were nine Dan grading successes – a huge congratulations to all!

Ken Hori (Cambridge Karate Dojo) – 6th Dan JTKI
Mick Farquharson (Zanshin North Herts Shotokan Karate Academy) – 4th Dan JKA
Michael Zdanowski (Lewisham Shotokan Karate Club) – 4th Dan JKA
Karen Hills (Cambridge) – 2nd Dan JKA
Jala Adolus (Lewisham) – 1st Dan JKA
Ella Harvey (Lewisham) – 1st Dan JKA
Luckharrison Krishnathasan (Lewisham) – 1st Dan JKA
Patricia Ricamara (Cambridge) – 1st Dan JKA
Ethan Delacey (Zanshin) – 1st Dan JKA

Report on JKA website here.

JKA WF England Club Instructors

26 March 2023 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

Well done to 33 students from Lewisham SKC who passing their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE. Many congratulations!

25 March 2023 – Kyu Grading at Zanshin North Herts SKA

23 students from Zanshin North Herts SKA graded with Sensei Ken Hori. Sensei Jon Cooper also passed his Coaching Qualification Test. Well done to all!

18 March 2023 – 2nd JSKE Spring Course

Over 130 karatekas from across the country joined a fantastic day of training with Sensei Masao Kawasoe, the Chief Instructor of JKA WF England, Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE and Sensei Ken Hori at University of Hertfordshire Sports Village. It was great to see friends again and make new ones. Thank you everyone for your support!

Thank you Tina Wing Photography for the official photos here and the video below!

11 March 2023 – JSKE Central Region Competition

A total of 52 students from Cambridge Karate Dojo and Zanshin North Herts SKA competed in the first JSKE Central Region Competition. An amazing effort from all those who competed, including junior and lower grade competitors! A big thank you to the referees and first aiders: Sensei Mick, Soren, Jon, Julian, Chris, Malcolm and Bill.

February 2023 – A New Club in JSKE Family

We are very pleased to announce that GT.Karate (Chief Instructor: Sensei George Taylor, 5th Dan JKA) have joined the JSKE. A very warm welcome!

18 February 2023 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo

Record 31 students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Cambridge Karate Dojo. Well done to all! Below are the before and after photos:

JSKE Spring Course 2023

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Sensei Masao Kawasoe, 8th Dan JKA and the Chief Instructor of JKA WF England, has agreed to come and instruct at our second JSKE Spring Course on 18th March! This year the venue is University of Hertfordshire Sports Village. For more details and to register, please go here. Scroll down for some great pictures and a video from JSKE Spring Course 2022.

Tanren SKC raises money for charity!

Tanren SKC raised an incredible £1,000 for Lewisham Foodbank, and another £1,000 for City Harvest who run a Christmas meal and homeless shelter programme over the holidays. Well done all, what an amazing effort!

20 November 2022 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

Well done to 33 Lewisham and 3 Tanren students who passing their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE!

13 November 2022 – Kyu Grading at Zanshin North Herts SKA

A record 24 students from Zanshin North Herts SKA graded with Sensei Ken Hori, together with 3 visitors from Cambridge Karate Dojo. Well done to all!

4-6 November 2022 – JKA Malta International Gasshuku 2022

A total of 14 members of JSKE (9 from Lewisham, 2 from Cambridge and 3 from Zanshin) joined Sensei Roy and Sensei Ken, who were invited to teach at the gasshuku, at the 2022 JKA Malta International Gasshuku. We spent three days training hard, having great fun together and making new friends. A huge thank you to Sensei Dario Chircop (5th Dan, Chief Instructor of JKA Malta) and other members of JKA Malta for their absolutely amazing hospitality!

29 October 2022 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo

Record 30 students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Cambridge Karate Dojo. Well done to all! Below are the before and after photos:

17 September 2022 – Kyu Grading at Tanren SKC

A record 32 grading passes at Tanren SKC with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE. Well done to all!

29 July 2022 – Kyu Grading at Zanshin North Herts SKA

Well done to all the students who passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Zanshin North Herts SKA!

17 July 2022 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

Well done to more Lewisham students passing their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE!

Details of JKA WF Scotland International Summer Camp

We are very happy to announce the details of the JKA WF Scotland 2022 International Summer Camp at Lagoon Leisure Centre:

Please find below the attendance form and two grading forms for those going for Dan grading:

24 June 2022 – A New Club in JSKE Family

We are very pleased to announce that Zanshin North Herts Shotokan Karate Academy (Chief Instructor: Sensei Mick Farquharson, 3rd Dan JKA) have joined the JSKE. A very warm welcome!

20 June 2022 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

Well done to 11 students who passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Lewisham SKC!

18 June 2022 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo

29 happy students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Cambridge Karate Dojo. Well done to all!

22 May 2022 – Sensei Ken at Karate@Home Again

Sensei Ken was asked to teach on Karate@Home for the second time. Within 24 hours, the video was viewed nearly 2000 times!

6-8 May 2022 – JKA WF England International Spring Camp

Many members of JSKE attended the amazing 3 day training couse in Windsor, instructed by Sensei Kawasoe and Sensei Naito (Chief Instructor, JKA Italy). A huge congratulations to the following who passed their Dan gradings:

Michael Pal (Cambridge Karate Dojo) – 3rd Dan
Inan Ekici (Cambridge) – 2nd Dan
Juan Pablo Narváez Gómez (Cambridge) – 2nd Dan
Sergio Martin Alvarez (Cambridge) – 1st Dan
Sammy Hori (Cambridge) – 1st Dan

Tanren SKC helping Ukraine

Well done Tanren SKC and Dan sensei for donating a total of $1,000 in humanitarian aid to buy food and medical supplies in Ukraine!

Details of JKA WF England International Spring Camp

We are very happy to announce the details of the JKA WF England 2022 International Spring Camp at Windsor Leisure Centre:

Please find below the attendance form and two grading forms for those going for Dan grading:

If you want to stay in a hotel nearby, some of us are staying at Premier Inn Slough.

3 April 2022 – Sensei Ken at Karate@Home

Sensei Ken was asked to teach on Karate@Home, which was attended by karatekas from all around the world!

2 April 2022 – Kyu Grading at Tanren SKC

More grading successes, this time at Tanren SKC, with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE. Well done also to young Aiden who baked sugar cookies for 25 karatekas!

27 March 2022 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

Well done to those who passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Lewisham SKC!

19 March 2022 – 1st JSKE Spring Course

130 karatekas from across the country enjoyed a fantastic day of training with Sensei Masao Kawasoe, the Chief Instructor of JKA WF England, Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE, Sensei Stew Brown and Sensei Ken Hori. There were also 15 grading passes. Well done to all!

Thank you Tina Wing Photography for the following video. For more photos please go here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH22yr_LEA4

19 February 2022 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo

25 happy students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Cambridge Karate Dojo. Well done to all!

11 December 2021 – Kyu Grading at Tanren SKC

10 more successes at their kyu grading at Tanren SKC with Sensei Ken Hori. Well done to all!

21 November 2021 – Kyu Grading at Lewisham SKC

20 students passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Lewisham SKC. Well done!

20 November 2021 – Kyu Grading at Tanren SKC

A very successful grading today for 20 of the Tanren SKC karateka under the watchful eye of Sensei Roy Tomlin, chief instructor, JSKE/JKA-WF.

30 October 2021 – Kyu Grading at Cambridge Karate Dojo

23 students successfully passed their kyu grading with Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE at Cambridge Karate Dojo. Well done to all!