Events Calendar 2017

A pre-grading, training session in progress
A pre-grading, training session in progress

Throughout the year, there are opportunities for club members to attend national courses and competitions organised by JKA England. These are an excellent way to supplement your regular training and benefit from the tuition of Ohta Sensei and visiting instructors from JKA Headquarters in Japan and worldwide.

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Tuesday 3rd January | 6.30-7.30pm
KEIKO HAJIME, FIRST CLUB TRAINING OF THE YEAR

It’s time to shift all those mince pies! Come and join in the first session of 2017 with everybody else!

O2 Centre, Finchley Road


Saturday 7th January | 4-5pm
8th Anniversary of Shiranamikai

Our very first session took place back on 6th January 2009 at Harrow School. We’re at Swiss Cottage on this occasion though! Drinks in the dojo afterwards.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


Saturday 7th January | Training 11am-2pm | AGM 3-6pm
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES KATA COURSE, FOLLOWED BY AGM 

Costs: £10 Training, reduced to £5 for Orange to Purple White belts.
Montem Leisure Centre, Montem Lane, Slough, SL1 2QG


Sunday 5th February | 11am-6pm
JKA ENGLAND REFEREE COURSE

Costs: On application
Weavers Leisure Centre, Weavers Road, Wellingborough, NN8 3JQ


Saturday 18th February | 2-5pm
JKA ENGLAND EXAMINER COURSE

Costs: On application
Yushikai Karate Academy, 14a Radford Crescent, Billericay, CM12 0DG


Sunday 26th February | 11am-2pm Training | 3pm Grading
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE FOLLOWED BY DAN GRADING

Glastonbury Leisure Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9BY


Friday 24th March | Training 6.30-8pm | Grading 8.15-9pm
SHIRANAMIKAI SPECIAL TRAINING SESSION FOLLOWED BY KYU GRADING

These training sessions are superb. Invaluable for every student, essential for those who are grading!

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


Sunday 16th April
EASTER SUNDAY

No training Easter Sunday, otherwise classes continue as usual throughout the Easter period with eggstra training after the class on Easter Saturday.


Friday 28th April | Training 5-8pm
Saturday 29th April | Training 11am-2pm
Sunday 30th April | Training 11am-2pm | Dan Grading from 3pm | Party from 8pm
Monday 1st May | Training 11am-2pm
JKA ENGLAND SPRING 2017 GASSHUKU

Special guest instructors Ogura Yasunori 7th Dan and Chubachi Koji 4th Dan from the Tokyo Sohonbu, and Hashiguchi Yuji 7th Dan from JKA Fukuoka join JKA England’s Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan for this popular international training camp.

We encourage all club members to attend this four-day course to train with some of the world’s top instructors. You could even make it a short break by staying overnight at the Arora Hotel, just 5 minutes away. There are a limited number of rooms available at a discounted rate of £57 per room with £13 supplement for breakfast. Fingers crossed, there might even be karaoke again!

Costs: £30 Training per day / £100 for all four days (ages 16+)
£25 Training per day / £90 for all four days (ages 15 and below)
£20 Party on Sunday evening
K2, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ


Sunday 4th June | Training 11am-2pm
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES KATA COURSE

Incorporating preparation for the National Championship.

Costs: £10 Training, reduced to £5 for Orange to Purple White belts.
Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB


Saturday 24th June | Arrive 9am | Kata from 10am | Kumite from 2pm
JKA ENGLAND 2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Whether you compete or watch, it would be great for you to come along and support the club! We recommend bringing a packed lunch.

Cost: £12 entry for kata or kumite, £20 for both.
K2, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ


Tuesday 27th June | Training: 6.30-8pm | Grading: 8.15-9pm
SHIRANAMIKAI SPECIAL TRAINING SESSION FOLLOWED BY KYU GRADING

These training sessions are superb. A must for everybody, not just those who are grading!

O2 Centre, Finchley Road


Sunday 30th July | 2-5pm
JKA ENGLAND EXAMINER COURSE

Costs: On application
St. Andrews Youth Club, Alec Wizard House, 12 Old Pye Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 2DG


Monday 31st July — Friday 4th August | 10am-Midday
6TH SHIRANAMIKAI SUMMER CAMP

There’s no need to worry about getting bored over the summer holiday because we’ll be holding our sixth 5-day summer training camp at the O2 Centre.

As with previous summer camps, this will be a learning and development course with lots of chances to explore techniques and practise advanced applications while learning advanced katas. Students who attend the whole week (on time) will receive a certificate. After training on Friday, we’ll be going out for a club lunch!

Costs: £60 for the week if booked in advance (you’ll also train for free at the Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes) or £14 per day.

O2 Centre, Finchley Road


Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August
JKA 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (GICHIN FUNAKOSHI CUP)


Highlights from the JKA 2016 All Japan Championship, Kuro-Obi World

This year the JKA World Championship will be held in Ireland. It’s just a short hop over the pond to be inspired by some of the world’s top competitors. Full details available here…

University College, Limerick, Ireland


Sunday 17th September | 11am-2pm Training | 3pm Grading
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE FOLLOWED BY DAN GRADING

Costs: £10 Training, reduced to £5 for Orange to Purple White belts.
Sports Village at University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU


Tuesday 19th September | Training: 6.30-8pm | Grading: 8.15-9pm
SHIRANAMIKAI SPECIAL TRAINING SESSION FOLLOWED BY KYU GRADING

A pre-grading training session designed to stretch everybody. All students are encouraged to attend!

O2 Centre, Finchley Road


Sunday 8th October | 11am-2pm Training
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE

Costs: £10 Training, reduced to £5 for Orange to Purple White belts.
Glastonbury Leisure Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9BY


Sunday 29th October | 11am-5pm
JKA ENGLAND INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB


Saturday 4th November | Arrive 9am | Kata from 10am | Kumite from 2pm
JKA ENGLAND 2017 FOUR+ NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

Competitors from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Further afield. Whether you’d like to participate yourself or come along to watch, it would be great for you to support the club!

Cost: £12 entry for kata or kumite, £20 for both
K2, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ


Sunday 12th November | 11am-2pm Training
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE

Costs: £10 Training. Place on course by pre-registration only.
Castle Green Leisure Centre, Gale Street, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN


Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd December | Training: 5-8pm Friday | 11am-2pm Saturday-Sunday.
JKA ENGLAND WINTER 2017 GASSHUKU

Special guest instructors Osaka Yoshiharu 8th Dan and Ueda Daisuke 3rd Dan from the JKA Tokyo Sohonbu, join Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan for JKA England’s popular international training camp.

We encourage all club members to attend this three-day course to train with some of the world’s top instructors. You could even make it a short break by staying overnight at the Arora Hotel, just 5 minutes away.

Costs: £30 Training per day, £80 for all three days (ages 16+)
£25 Training per day, £70 for all three days (ages 15 and below)
K2, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ


Tuesday 5th December | Training: 6.10-7.40pm
SPECIAL TRAINING SESSION WITH UEDA SENSEI

Special guest instructor Ueda Daisuke 3rd Dan from the JKA Tokyo Sohonbu, joins us for a special one-off lesson. This is a fantastic opportunity to train with Ueda Sensei at club level.

Costs: £15 Training
The Venue, O2 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6LU


Friday 15th December | Training 6.30-8pm | Grading: 8.15-9pm
SHIRANAMIKAI SPECIAL TRAINING SESSION FOLLOWED BY KYU GRADING

Not just for those grading – these training sessions are superb

Harrow School Sports Centre


Saturday 23rd December | 4-5pm-ish
LAST TRAINING BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Come and join us for the last training before Christmas.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


Saturday 30th December | 4-5pm
KEIKO OSAME, LAST TRAINING OF THE YEAR. OPEN DOJO – FREE TRAINING. EVERYBODY WELCOME!

Feeling stuffed after that stuffing? Come along and have a little exercise at (nearly) your own pace. Everybody is welcome at this free training session! Don’t buy anything but if you have any leftover mince pies and biscuits, bring them along and we’ll tuck in afterwards.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


Saturday 6th January 2018 | 4-5pm-ish
KEIKO HAJIME, FIRST TRAINING OF THE NEW YEAR & 9th Anniversary of Shiranamikai

The first training of the year. Whether you’re feeling tired or lazy, come along and join everyone else back in the dojo for the first training of the New Year.
It’s also the club’s birthday so there will be drinks and snacks in the dojo afterwards.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


JKA England licences must be in-date to participate in any lesson, grading, course or competition. Club kyu grading fee includes training, grading, certificate and new belt if successful.
JKA England courses cost £10 for brown and black belts, reduced to £5 for orange to purple white belts (excludes Spring and Autumn International courses) and also incorporate training for squad and those soon taking a dan grading.
*Brown and black belts should bring gum shields and mitts to all JKA England courses. Groin and chest protectors are recommended.

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