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JKA Tekki Shodan Online Challenge

One of the many benefits of studying karate is that it can be practised anywhere, regardless of space, and without the need for equipment, making it an ideal activity in which to participate online.

Back at the beginning of October 2020, The Japan Karate Association invited member countries to submit a modified version of the kata Tekki Shodan, performed in a space of just one metre wide instead of the usual two metres.

This was a good challenge for students across the world while ensuring practise of one of Shotokan’s fundamental stances: kiba dachi.

Shiranamikai members’ entries were submitted alongside other JKA England clubs, and the final results announced today by Tokyo Headquarters. Well done to all those featured!

Fancy trying it yourself? Here’s what you need to know…

Tekki Shodan (modified) performance guidance

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Shiranamikai Karate participates in Japan Matsuri London 2020

Each year since 2009, we have enjoyed Japan Matsuri London, a cultural showcase for all the family, including: martial arts, food demonstrations, flower arranging, documentaries, theatre, music and dance.

This year it took place online in the form of Japan Matsuri Presents, and was a great example of how we can all overcome challenges and continue to enjoy our hobbies, interests and passions, by coming together, however possible, in difficult times.

Shiranamikai recorded a karate demo session adjacent to Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery, the home of the festival for the last few years, which was broadcast as part of the 2-day event.

Well done to the Executive Committee and team at Japan Matsuri and to all participants. Shiranamikai is proud to have been a part of it!

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Anniversary 2

Sunday 6th January 2019 | 10-11am-ish

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


Anniversary 1

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