Kenshin Shotokan Karate Club
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Hi guys the centre have given us the ok to start back on Friday 4 December. This will give us 3 weeks of training before we close for Christmas.
If you wish to start with us, please text me as soon as possible. God bless❤️

Hi guys as you are aware the country is heading back into lockdown, so plans to open will have to be put on hold.

Realistically, I don’t believe that this will end on 2 December, so I’m looking towards the new year for the possibility of reopening.

I apologise for getting your hopes up, but you can imagine how disappointed I am feeling right now.

Miss you all.
God bless

Hi guys a few bits of news to give you hope.
1) Sensei Austin has recovered well from his last operation and is back in training. Well done Sensei Austin, you are blessed.
2) Sensei Pete has been invited to go and train with Sensei Austin and is going this Sunday. I shall be praying for you Pete as I know what you’ll be facing ?
3) I heard from the leisure centre that they hope to contact me in the next couple of weeks to plan our return.
This is good news but remain cautious as we don’t know how far away the actual start date will be.
Love and miss you all.
God bless

Hi guys just to let you know that in preparation for our return, we have applied and received a Covid Compliance certificate from NAKMAS. This is an acknowledgement from them that we have met the requirements to keep you safe whilst training.
We have forwarded this and a copy of our updated Risk Assessment to the centre, so we hope that it won’t be too much longer before we can train again.
God bless❤️

Good evening karate family. I trust that you are well, and parents breathing a kind of relief now that children are going back to school.
Congratulations to all those students who survived the exam results chaos. I hope that you all got what you needed in the end are are ready to take the next steps in your journeys.
I have spoken to the centre, the manager informed me that they are still in phase 1 of return, which means that although some centre classes have resumed, it is going to be a while before clubs can return.
In the meantime Pete and I have to make sure that we have all of the paperwork in place for your return and test and trace procedures. In this event we are working with NAKMAS.
Pete has also been busy planning lessons with no contact activities.
Please be patient. We want to get back as soon as possible. My silence has been because there is nothing new to report. I don’t want this club to be a casualty of covid, so please hang in there with us. I hope it won’t be too much longer now. Miss you all.
God bless❤️

Hello my friends hope you’re all well. Just thought I’d pass on best wishes from Sensei Austin, who is recovering well from his operation and things are looking good. He’s going through the chemo etc, but meanwhile he’s in training for his 6th Dan; personally, I think he’s amazing.
Longing to see you guys again; you can have too much of a good thing??
God bless❤️

Hi Karate Family. It’s been a while. Tell me what’s going on. Have you all been able avoid Covid so far. Mums and Dads are you still sane or are you all fighting fit and well educated?
One of my good friends and her daughter were struck down with it my friend was admitted and I thought that I was going to lose her. She’s back at home now but frail and her daughter’s is still struggling too. I am praying for a full recovery for both.
I’m trying to keep busy but can’t go outside. I find myself watching streamed programmes on iPlayer that sometimes leave me with more questions than answers??‍♀️
Please let us know how you’re getting on as we’ve a while to go yet.
God bless ❤️

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.
God bless
Lorraine, Pete and Emily

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.
Lorraine ❤️

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.

God Bless



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 ❤️

Sensei Doras With Kai and Pete

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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 here

A demonstration of Gohon kumite by a Red belt- click here


Orange belts demonstrating using the hip- click here


Kenshin Shotokan Karate Club

Stechford Leisure Centre

Station Road



B33 8QN

Mobile: 07849885231



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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 ❤️

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