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 The Japan Karate Association in England (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.

JUMP TO OUR NEXT EVENT…

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 to technical@jka-england.org
Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Mosquito Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EU


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.


Sunday 15th April | 11am-2pm
JKA ENGLAND SOUTH-WEST REGION COURSE

Costs: £10 Training, reduced to £5 for Orange to Purple White belts.
Clubhouse, IBM UK Ltd, Hursley Park, Winchester, Hants, SO21 2JN


Sunday 22nd April | 11am-2pm
JKA ENGLAND NORTH REGION COURSE

Costs: £10 Training, reduced to £5 for Orange to Purple White belts.
Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield, S5 6AE


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 Imura Takenori 8th Dan, Kobayashi Kunio 7th Dan and Shiina Mai 4th Dan from the Tokyo Sohonbu, and Sawada Kazuhiro 7th Dan from Belgium 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: £35 Training per day / £120 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


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


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


Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th August
SHELL-A-NAMI-KAI BEACH TRAINING

Thursday afternoon, Friday, Saturday morning, then back to Swiss Cottage for 4pm.

Our beach training sessions have always been tremendous fun whatever the weather (this year the forecast for August is excellent)! There’s lots to do in the surrounding areas, too, with castles, lighthouses and mini railways to suggest a few activities.

Friday evening we’ve traditionally had a club barbecue/dinner.

There is still some lovely-looking accommodation available on Airbnb (or you might even try TripAdvisor). Alternatively, just pop down and join us for a day!


Saturday 22nd September | 12.30-3.30pm
JKA ENGLAND SOUTH-EAST REGION COURSE

The Main Sports Hall at Ernest Bevin College, Beechcroft Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7DF


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!


Saturday 29th 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.
Clubhouse, IBM UK Ltd, Hursley Park, Winchester, Hants, SO21 2JN


Sunday 30th September | 11am-3pm
FIRST AID COURSE FOR INSTRUCTORS

Costs: On application to technical@jka-england.org
Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Mosquito Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EU


Sunday 7th October | 11am-2pm Theory | 2-5pm Practical
JKA ENGLAND INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Costs: £35, on application to technical@jka-england.org
Trilogy Health & Fitness at Lings Forum, Weston Favell Shopping Centre / Northampton Academy, Billing Brooke Road, Northampton, NN3 8JR


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! Parents, volunteers are always welcome to assist on the timekeepers desk. Training will be provided and you will get to see the performances close up and for free.

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


Friday 30th November 5-8pm | Saturday 1st December 11am-2pm | Sunday 2nd December 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


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 | 4-5.30pm-ish
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S H I R A N A M I K A I   1 0 – Y E A R   A N N I V E R S A R Y   T R A I N I N G   S E S S I O N

Come and help us celebrate Shiranamikai’s 10th Anniversary! On 6th January 2019 Shiranamikai opened the doors to its first dojo at Harrow School.

A lot has happened over the last 10 years but the core principles of the club remain the same: training always comes first… training, then eating. Here, too, we’ll remain true to our ethos with an hour and a half of excellent training directed by the Chief Instructor of JKA England, Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan, before heading off to refuel over dinner.

All our karate friends are welcome to join us – just drop us a line beforehand so we can keep on top of numbers and we’ll add you to the anniversary group email list for updates.

Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre


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

We’re in Stanmore this morning for some more training, sympathetic to Saturday’s session. Don’t forget your trainers! Followed by brunch, perhaps?

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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