Events Calendar 2018

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

Throughout the year, club members have opportunities 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.

Saturday 6th January | Training 4-5pm-ish | Drinks until 6pm-ish
KEIKO HAJIME, FIRST CLUB TRAINING OF THE YEAR
AND 9TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHIRANAMIKAI

It’s time to shift those mince pie bellies so come and join the first session of 2018 with the rest of us!

It’s also the club’s birthday. Our very first session took place back on 6th January 2009 at Harrow School. We’re at Swiss Cottage on this occasion, though. Drinks and snacks in the dojo afterwards.

O2 Centre, Finchley Road


Saturday 6th 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.
Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex, Parkway, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1UP


Sunday 4th February | 11am-4pm
JKA ENGLAND REFEREE COURSE

Costs: On application
Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB


TBC Sunday late February | 2-5pm
JKA ENGLAND EXAMINER COURSE

Costs: £35
TBC Yushikai Karate Academy, 14a Radford Crescent, Billericay, CM12 0DG


Sunday 25th February | 11.30am-2.30pm Training | 3pm Grading
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE FOLLOWED BY DAN GRADING

Newark Sports & Fitness Centre, Bowbridge Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4DH


Friday 23rd 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!

Harrow School Sports Centre


Saturday 31st March | Training 4-5pm-ish | Eggstra until 6pm-ish
EASTER SATURDAY

Our usual Easter Eggstra training will take place after the class finishes.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


Sunday 1st April
EASTER SUNDAY

No training Easter Sunday, otherwise classes continue as usual throughout the Easter period.


Friday 4th May | Training 5-8pm
Saturday 5th May, Training 11am-2pm
Sunday 6th May | Training 11am-2pm | Dan Grading from 3pm | Party from 7pm
Monday 7th May | Training 11am-2pm
JKA ENGLAND SPRING 2018 GASSHUKU

Special guest instructors from the Tokyo Sohonbu, and further afield join Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan for JKA England’s top international training camp.

We encourage all club members to attend this four-day course to train with some of the world’s best instructors. The Gatwick Arora Hotel is just 5 minutes away and offers a limited number of rooms available at a discounted rate for JKA England course attendees. Fingers crossed for karaoke on Sunday…

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 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ


TBC Sunday early June | Training 11am-2pm
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE

Incorporating preparation for the National Championship.

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


Thursday 21st 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


Saturday 23rd June | Arrive 9am | Kata from 10am | Kumite from 2pm | Finals from 4pm
JKA ENGLAND 2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

A great opportunity to compete alongside your clubmates with JKA England competitors from across the country. Bring a packed lunch.

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


TBC Sunday late July | 2-5pm
JKA ENGLAND EXAMINER COURSE

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


Monday 30th July — Friday 3rd August | 10am-Midday
7TH SHIRANAMIKAI SUMMER CAMP

There’s no need to worry about getting bored over the summer holiday because we’ll be holding our seventh, 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


TBC Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August
SHELL-A-NAMI-KAI BEACH TRAINING 


Friday 28th 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!

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


Sunday 30th 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


TBC Friday 5-8pm | Saturday 11am-2pm | Sunday 11am-2pm
JKA ENGLAND AUTUMN 2018 GASSHUKU

Special guest instructors from the Tokyo Sohonbu, and further afield join Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan for JKA England’s top international training camp.

We encourage all club members to attend this three-day course to train with some of the world’s best instructors. The Gatwick Arora Hotel is just 5 minutes away and offers a limited number of rooms available at a discounted rate for JKA England course attendees.

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 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ


TBC Sunday early October | 11am-2pm Training
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE

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


TBC Sunday late October | 11am-5pm
JKA ENGLAND INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Costs: £35
Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB


Saturday 3rd November | Arrive 9am | Kata from 10am | Kumite from 2pm
JKA ENGLAND 2018 SHOTOKAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

A great opportunity to compete alongside your clubmates With Shotokan competitors across England and Further afield. Whether you’d like to participate yourself or just watch, come along and support the club!

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


TBC Sunday mid November | 11am-2pm Training
JKA ENGLAND ALL GRADES COURSE

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 TBC


Friday 14th 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 22nd December | 4-5pm-ish
LAST TRAINING BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Come and join us for the last training before Christmas.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


Saturday 29th December | 4-5pm-ish
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 5th January 2019 | 4-5pm-ish
KEIKO HAJIME, FIRST TRAINING OF THE NEW YEAR 2019

The first training of the year. Whether you’re tired after all the partying or just plain lazy, come along and join everyone else back in the dojo for the first training of the New Year! Your body may not thank you but your mind will be much happier!

O2 Centre, Finchley Road


Sunday 6th January 2019 | 10-11am-ish
+ + + 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHIRANAMIKAI + + +

Our very first session took place back on 6th January 2009 at Harrow School. We’re in Stanmore this time, though. Some special training in the morning and something special outside of the dojo afterwards!

North London Collegiate School


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 where stated otherwise) 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.

Learn authentic Shotokan karate as taught by the Japan Karate Association. Come and join our karate classes in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead and Stanmore.

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