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When I was I teacher I learnt that if you could 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.
This site contains detailed information about our club in particular, and shotokan karate in general.
It doesn't matter whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced practitioner,you're sure of a warm welcome here; please feel free to come along and train with us.
Just to let you know that we will be joined by Sensei Stuart on Sunday, 22 September. I hope that you will all come out to support Sensei Stuart.
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.
Just to let you know that our training tomorrow will be lead by Sensei Sid Gordon with Emily.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to Sensei Kye yesterday. He stepped in, Sensei Pete and myself, to restart the club after Sensei Franklyn’s passing.
I’ve watched Kye develop into the young man that he is today. He is a man good character and commitment, which is why I am confident that he will do well, as he takes up this apprenticeship with BMW.
The Doras family are proud of him and wish him, as we are Sensei Franklyn would too.
His karate family wishes him the best, and hope that once he has settled into the demanded of this new venture, he will, one day return to us.
We will miss you Kye, and we wish you all the best.
I hope everyone’s had a good break, or having a good break if you’re still away.
Just to remind you that karate class start again tomorrow, Friday, 16 August.
Well it’s that time of year again; the schools have closed for the summer break, and we will be closing too.
Our last session will be on Sunday, 28 July 2019, and we return on Friday, 16 August 2019.
On behalf of the team, I would like to thank you for your support, and wish you all a safe and happy break.
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.
We can celebrate with those who have waited patiently to be reimbursed their grading fees, following the untimely death of Sensei Franklyn, on grading day, 12/12/17. For all of those affect, do please remember to send your acknowledgement of receipt of said fun.
Our next grading will take place on. Sunday 14 July 2019. Sensei Austin Birks has kindly agreed to grade students. The cost for the grading is £24 which must be paid by Friday, 12 July. Don’t forget to hand in your licences showing your current licence.
I won’t be there on Friday, 28 June; my granddaughter’s birthday, so you can start to bring fees in on Sunday, 30 June.
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:11-12PM (Beginners to Red belts)
Sundays:12-1PM (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, 17/2/19.
Fees need to be in by Friday, 15/2/19.
Our grading Sensei will be Sensei Austin Birks.
Good luck to all graders
God bless ❤️