Events Calendar 2022

In addition to our classes throughout the week, Shiranamikai organises other events throughout the year, like our popular five-day summer camp and beach excursion during August, and hosts regular visits and gradings with our karate association’s Chief Instructor, Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan.

Our affiliation with The Japan Karate Association in England enables us to participate in national competitions and international training camps with expert tuition by visiting instructors from The Japan Karate Association’s Headquarters in Tokyo. All are highly recommended.

JANUARY 2022

First Training Session of the New Year

Sunday 2nd January
10-11am

Nothing too strenuous but let’s get the year off to a great start together!


Shiranamikai Anniversary

5th January

Shiranamikai is now into its 14th year!


Kata Course & AGM

Saturday 29th January
TRAINING 11am-1pm
AGM 2-5pm

JKA England kata course followed by association AGM.

Cost: £15

Caroline Chislom School, The Wooldale Centre for Learning, Northampton

FEBRUARY 2022

Referee Course

Sunday 6th February
THEORY 11am-1pm
PRACTICAL 2-4pm

JKA England referee course. Details available from your instructor.

Sports Village, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, AL10 9EU


National Course & Dan Grading

Sunday 27th February
Training 11am-1pm
Grading 2pm

JKA England national course and dan grading.

Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP

MARCH 2022

Special Club Training Session & Kyu Grading

Friday 25th March
TRAINING 6.30pm
GRADING 6pm, 8-9pm

Ohta Sensei will be teaching and conducting a kyu grading for eligible students. All attendees must ensure membership is current, and their record book completed with a photo in situ.

JKA England friends are welcome to attend. All spaces pre-booked to regulate number of attendees.

APRIL 2022

Easter Sunday Training

Sunday 17th April
Training 10-11am

Our sessions continue throughout the Easter period. This year we’ll be doing a little eggstra after the session on Easter Sunday.

JKA England Spring International Gasshuku

Friday 29th April, 5-8pm
Saturday 30th April, 11am-2pm
Also Sunday 1st May, 11am-2pm

Special guest instructors Sawada Kazuhiro from JKA Belgium, Imamura Tomio 8th Dan and Shimizu Ryosuke 5th Dan from the Tokyo Sohonbu, join Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan for this world-renowned international training camp. Dan grading for eligible course attendees.

We encourage everybody to attend this three-day international course and train with these world class instructors.

£35 Training per day / £90 for all three days (ages 16+)
£25 Training per day / £60 for all three days (ages 15 and below)

K2 Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ. Designated hotel is The Crowne Plaza, located a short distance away.

MAY 2022

JKA England Spring International Gasshuku

SUNDAY 1ST MAY, 11AM-2PM
Also Friday 29th April, 5-8pm
& Saturday 30th April, 11am-2pm

Special guest instructors Sawada Kazuhiro from JKA Belgium, Imamura Tomio 8th Dan and Shimizu Ryosuke 5th Dan from the Tokyo Sohonbu, join Ohta Yoshinobu 7th Dan for this world-renowned international training camp.

See April for full details.

JUNE 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

JKA England 2022 National Karate Championship

Saturday 18th June
Kyu Grades: Arrive 9am, Events 10am-1pm
Brown & Black Belts: Arrive 12.30pm, Finish by 7pm

A great opportunity to compete alongside JKA members from across the country in kata, kumite and team events. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks and snacks.

£25 entry for kata and kumite

K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley

Special Club Training Session & Kyu Grading

Friday 24th June
TRAINING 6.30pm
GRADING 6pm, 8-9pm

Ohta Sensei will be teaching and conducting a kyu grading for eligible students. All attendees must ensure membership is current, and their record book completed with a photo in situ.

JKA England friends are welcome to attend. All spaces pre-booked to regulate number of attendees.

JULY 2022

Shiranamikai Karate

Classes run throughout the week and during holiday periods

Beginners are always welcome. Ages 5+ may join our children’s classes which run by term. Older children, teens and adults may join our mixed sessions.

Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill, West Hampstead, Harrow on the Hill, Stanmore

AUGUST 2022

Shiranamikai 9th Karate Summer Camp

Monday 1st – Friday 5th August
10am-Midday

Staying local over the summer? Consider joining our 5-day summer training camp. A learning and development week with lots of chances to explore techniques and practise applications while learning advanced katas. Students attending the whole week will receive a certificate at the end. Club lunch after Friday’s session.

Shellanamikai Beach Training

18th-20th August

Our beach training sessions have always been tremendous fun whatever the weather. There’s lots to do around training sessions too, including castles, lighthouses, mini railways and barbecues.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Referee Course

Sunday 4th September
THEORY 11am-1pm
PRACTICAL 2-4pm

JKA England referee course. Details available from your instructor.

University of Hertfordshire

Special Club Training Session & Kyu Grading

Friday 30th September
TRAINING 6.30pm
GRADING 6pm, 8-9pm

Ohta Sensei will be teaching and conducting a kyu grading for eligible students. All attendees must ensure membership is current, and their record book completed with a photo in situ.

JKA England friends are welcome to attend. All spaces pre-booked to regulate number of attendees.

OCTOBER 2022

Instructor Course

Sunday 2nd October
THEORY 11am-1pm
PRACTICAL 2-4pm

Instructor course hosted by JKA England. Full details available from your instructor

University of Hertfordshire

JKA England 2022 Open Karate Championship

Saturday 29th October
Kyu Grades: Arrive 9am, Events 10am-1pm
Brown & Black Belts: Arrive 12.30pm, Finish by 7pm

A great opportunity to compete alongside your clubmates with Shotokan competitors from across the UK and Further afield. Whether you’d like to participate yourself or just watch, come along to show your support. Parents, volunteers are always welcome to assist on the timekeepers desk. Training will be provided and you will get to see the performances from a unique perspective.

£25 entry for kata and kumite

K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley

NOVEMBER 2022

Shiranamikai Karate

Classes run throughout the week and during holiday periods

Beginners are always welcome. Ages 5+ may join our children’s classes which run by term. Older children, teens and adults may join our mixed sessions.

Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill, West Hampstead, Harrow on the Hill, Stanmore

DECEMBER 2022

JKA England Winter International Gasshuku

Friday 2nd December, 5-8pm
Saturday 3rd December, 11am-2pm
Sunday 4th December, 11am-2pm

Special guest instructors from the Tokyo Sohonbu join Ohta Yoshinobu Sensei for this year’s second international training camp.

We encourage everybody to attend this three-day course to train with world class instructors. The Gatwick Arora and Crowne Plaza Hotels are a short distance away for those staying overnight.

Costs: £40 Training per day / £105 for all three days (ages 16+)
£30 Training per day / £75 for all three days (ages 15 and below)

K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley

Special Club Training Session & Kyu Grading

Friday 16th December
TRAINING 6.30pm
GRADING 6pm, 8-9pm

Ohta Sensei will be teaching and conducting a kyu grading for eligible students. All attendees must ensure membership is current, and their record book completed with a photo in situ.

JKA England friends are welcome to attend. All spaces pre-booked to regulate number of attendees.


All sessions are pre-booked and prepaid. JKA England membership must be up-to-date in order to participate in any lesson, grading, course or competition, and should be presented at every official event. Club kyu gradings include a certificate and new belt if successful. Brown and black belts should bring gumshields and mitts to all sessions. In addition, groin and chest protectors are recommended for all brown belt rank, and above, competitors.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES – TERM DATES

Children’s karate classes
Term and holiday dates 2022 to 2023

Our children’s classes run alongside school term with some overlapping weekends according to the venue. All regular / mixed sessions continue during holiday periods.

Summer Term 2022
Tuesday 19th April to Friday 22nd July 2022
Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May 2022
Half-term week: Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June 2022

Public Holidays
Spring Bank Holiday: Thursday 2nd June 2022
Jubilee Bank Holiday: Friday 3rd June 2022
August Bank Holiday: Monday 29th August 2022

Autumn Term 2022
Thursday 1st September to Sunday 18th December 2022
Half-term week: Monday 24th to Friday 28th October 2022
Christmas break: Monday 19th December 2022 to Friday 31st December (or Sunday 1st January TBC)

Spring Term 2023
Sunday 1st January (or Tuesday 3rd January TBC) to Friday 31st March 2023 (TBC)


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