To my karate family,
After careful consideration,as a result of the increasing advance Covid19, we have decided that it would be wise to follow government guidelines and close the Club for the foreseeable, with immediate effect, so no karate on Friday.
We will continue to monitor what the government says and as soon as it safe to return, we will.
Would you do 2 things for me please?
If any of you, students or family, contract the virus, please let me know.
Please keep training while we are away, so that we can hit the ground running upon our return.
All memberships will be frozen for the duration and I shall be contacting NAKMAS to see if they will do the same for licences.
Any licences, new or renewal will be posted to you.
I am so sorry for giving you this disappointing news, but hope that it won’t be for too long.
Lorraine, Pete and Emily
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Morning guys. For now, karate will continue as usual, while we await further advice from the government.
However, if you have a persistent cough or a temperature, please do not attend.
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Hi guys just to let you know that it is business as usual during half term.
Well I think Sunday showed that most students have returned from the hols, so I think I’ll make this my last Happy New Year wish to anyone that I might have missed.
I have to report that being able to go to church on a Sunday again, feels like I’m back to being me. My life is back on track, so thank you karate family for allowing me to do this.
I would like to see the club grow, so I’m hoping to produce a flyer that could be distributed in schools and around the local area, so watch this space.
See you on Friday.
Well done to all those who graded on Sunday, I am proud of your achievement.
A special mention should be made to our two new black belts, Mark and Hammad, they have both worked very hard for a number of years.
We also presented Hammad with the Franklyn Doras Memorial Trophy for his commitment to the art and to the group, stepping in to support the training sessions when needed. Both he and Mark have been ready to help when needed. Thank you both.
Once again I thank Sensei Austin Birks for coming to take the grading and we wish him well as he continues to battle with cancer.
Never give up. Never give in.
Lastly. Our last session is on Friday, so let me wish you all a God blessed Christmas and New Year.
To my karate family.
I have news for you.
1. To confirm. The grading will be on Sunday 15 December from 11am.
2. The time change for Sundays had been confirmed. From Sunday 5 January 2020, the sessions will start at 9:30 - 11:30am.
3. Our last lesson before Christmas will be on Friday 20 December 2019. We return on Friday 3 January 2020.
I wish you joy and peace over the Christmas session.
Guys I’m so sorry to have to inform that we now cannot have the time slot originally offered as we were given in correct information. The whole sports hall is needed for party events.
They said we could come earlier or later around 4pm, which would not be suitable.
So, I am suggesting, after consulting with Pete and Emily, that we move to 9:30-11:30 on Sundays.
Please let me know what you think.
I would like to say a great big thank you to Sensei Austin for coming to do our workshop on Friday, even though he had to travel for 1 1/2h to get here, and despite his continuing battle with cancer.
It was a thing of beauty, the way in which he inspired the students. They were like flowers opening in the sunlight.
Sensei Pete and I took the opportunity to look at the students as they trained to finalise our list for the upcoming grading.
God willing and with his determination, Sensei Austin will be there for the grading.
Never give up. Never give in. God bless you. O
When I was I teacher I learnt that if you could get a child to explain to their peers how they solved a problem, it consolidated their learning.
This is the inspiration for inviting, first black belts and then 1st Kyu student to help with training. It’s a confidence booster. Well done guys.
I’ve often call this my karate family, and this has been proven over the last few weeks when I’ve needed to call on two of my brown belts to step in and fill the breach, with Sensei Emily while Sensei Pete has been away.
I would like to thank Emily, Mark and Hammad for the work that they’ve done. This is a family pulling together. Great stuff guys.
Now that the holidays are over, I’m hoping to see all of you rested bodies back in training. See you tomorrow.
Well done to all those who graded on Sunday. May I say a special congratulation to little Katie who performed her way to distinction for her orange belt.
I would also like to congratulate Zuzanna and Dion who were awarded the Franklyn Doras Memorial trophy for their outstanding commitment to karate.
Thank you once again Sensei Austin for coming to grade our students. It was wonderful to see you looking so healthy as you recover from cancer; our prayers remain with you.
Looking forward to the presentations on Friday.
Just to say thank you to all the mums and dads who have taken to the cashless payment system. I just have to remember that contactless only goes up to £30 ??God bless Lorraine ❤️
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A Seminar with Iain Abernethy was held at Stechford Cascades on 07.06.15. This was another sell-out event enjoyed by all.The photo shows some members of Kenshin Shotokan Karate Club with Iain Abernethy- for additional photos of the day see courses under events
Oliver,as a white belt,now below demonstrating choko tsuki as a 9th Kyu (Orange belts) to the Beginners- Red belts group...click here
Kenshin Shotokan Karate Club
Stechford Leisure Centre
Training Times (age 6+):
Fridays:6-7PM (Beginners to Red belts)
Fridays:7-8PM (Yellow belts to Black belts)
Sundays:9:30 - 10:30 (Beginners to Red belts)
Sundays:10:30 - 11:30 (Yellow belts to Black belts)
We operate a continuous beginners programme but please contact us to book your place.
The next grading will take place on, Sunday, 15/12/19
Fees need to be in by Friday, 13/12/19
Our grading Sensei will be Sensei Austin Birks.
Good luck to all graders
God bless ❤️