Yearly Archives: 2014

December Grading 2014

The next Grading will take place on Thursday 18th December 2014 Start time is 7pm.  Please ensure that you arrive early so that we can begin on time. You will need to bring your sparring pads as well as your up to date licence and grading fee. Those of you not grading should also bring your pads…
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Christmas Break 2014

Our last session of 2014 will be the Grading being held on Thursday 18th December 2014. This session is open to everyone, not just those who are grading. We shall return to the Dojo on Monday 5th December 2015.
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Origins of SHINKUKAI in Japan

SHINKUKAI HISTORY - Okinawa Traditional Karate   The SHINKUKAI is an official approval association by Shinjuku-city and Setagaya-city education boards, Shinjuku foundation for creation of future, and has provided to practice of Okinawa Traditional Karate, Okinawa Shorinji-ryu and Okinawa Goju-ryu. Okinawa Shorinji-ryu:  Shorinji-ryu was established in 1954 by Jyoen Nakazato (1922- ), who performed ascetic practices under Chotoku Kyan…
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Karate Terms for Black Belt Grades

Karate Titles for Black Belt Grades Senpai (sehn-pie)先輩= Senior Student (highest grade in dojo line-up) Shodan (show-dahn) 初段 = First degree black Belt. Nidan (nee-dahn) 二段 = Second Degree Black Belt. Sandan (san-dahn) 三段= Third Degree Black Belt. Yondan (yohn-dahn) 四段 = Fourth Degree Black Belt Godan (go-dahn) 五段 = Fifth Degree Black Belt. Rokudan…
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