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Selby Shotokan Karate Club

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Grading results 22nd March 2017

Congratulations to the SSKC members that graded tonight, very proud of you all.
Many thanks to Mike Gude Senei - 6th Dan from HSKC who was tonight's grading examiner.
Jim and Brenda Sensei from HSKC who came down to support the instruction of the club while gradings were going on.
I would personally like to thank Matt, Steve, Campbell and Warren Sensei along with Han and Simon Sempai for your ongoing support in preparing students for examination, they could have not done it without you.

Well done Loui and Jacob on your first gradings.
Finnley is on my list from last week - Well done Finnley and get well soon.
Monica, Darcey and Amelia, WOW! I was blown away by your spirit tonight, focused and loud Kia!
Ellie and Mark, good gradings .... onwards and upwards, it starts getting difficult now.
Caroline, You have worked hard to achieve your temporary grade. anyone who is prepared to put real effort in will get there... Hitotsu! Doryoku no sechin o yashinau koto! - well done!
Grace - very pleased with your grading, there is so much "latent" karate talent waiting to burst out, very pleased with your temporary grading. I would also like to make a special mention to Victoria who has helped to prepare you for your grading. A true Sempai, Osu! Well done.
Berhan - A solid grading, you showed great spirit.
Osu!

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Kyu Grades
3rd Kyu Berhan Haker
3rd Kyu (t) Grace Jones-Devitt
4th Kyu (t) Caroline Brereton
6th Kyu Mark O'Reilly
6th Kyu Ellie Fielding
7th Kyu Monica O'Reilly
7th Kyu Darcey Burrows
7th Kyu Amelia Everall
12th Kyu Finnley Parish
12th Kyu Loui Mayes
12th Kyu Jacob Joyner

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Nottingham Course with Kagawa Shihan

Paul, Matt, Steve and Simon travelled to Nottingham this weekend to train with Kagawa Shihan 8th Dan, World Chief Instructor of Japan Karate Shotorenmei.

It was a sell out weekend and if members want to take advantage of these courses please book your places with Paul well in advance.

As we know from the dojo Matt makes a great target and he was very honoured to assist Kagawa Sensei in a number of demonstrations. Take a look at the two videos to see some of Kagawa Shihan's awesome kicking abilities, Osu!
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Saturday Selfie

The Saturday morning session at Selby Leisure centre is a great way to kick start your weekend. Training is from 9 to 10am and is open to 9th kyu and above.



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JKS England's coach instructing again at SSKC

On Monday, Sensei Matt Price - 6th Dan - JKS England coach returned to SSKC to instruct some kumite sessions on the build up to the SSKC / JKS Novice competition at the end of April 17 in York.
Over 60 members of the club turned out to benefit from Sensei Matt's dynamic instruction.
We are very fortunate to have access to one of England top instructors on a regular basis, Osu!



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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Grading Results 19th February 2017

Congratulations to the twenty-nine SSKC members that graded today.
It was a fantastic day with Alan Campbell Sensei : Head of JKS England and Wales and Steve Carless Sensei :from Walsall karate dojo.
A special mention to the following:
Isabella Stanton - triple grading to 10th kyu!
Maddi Feeney - double grading to 10th kyu
Luke Roche - double grading to 8th kyu.
Sarah Dudley - graded above average.
Osu!

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Kyu Grades
5th Kyu Irah Brereton
6th Kyu Matilda Murray
6th Kyu Steve O'Boyle
7th Kyu Sarah Dudley
7th Kyu Thora Elston
7th Kyu Sophie Hutchinson
7th Kyu Alan Elston
7th Kyu Kelly Holmes
7th Kyu Damon Holmes
8th Kyu Sam-Luca Guibert
8th Kyu Isaiah Brereton
8th Kyu Daniel Speck
8th Kyu Megan Theasby
8th Kyu Kirsty Murray
8th Kyu Oliver Feeney
8th Kyu Jack Feeney
8th Kyu Luke Roche
9th Kyu Luke Barrett-Watt
9th Kyu William Speck
10th Kyu Sam Hutchinson
10th Kyu Julius Brereton
10th Kyu Natasha Fieldsend
10th Kyu Rosie Cahill
10th Kyu Isabella Stanton
10th Kyu Maddi Feeney
11th Kyu Thomas Barfield
12th Kyu Sylvia Murray
12th Kyu Tilly Frost
12th Kyu Jamie Barritt
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

New training days for SSKC

Our training days are moving to Monday and Wednesday effective 21st November, no training on Sunday 20th November. Full details in the New members section.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Grading Results 6th November 2016

We had a great night at SSKC even if it was a little cold in the sports hall at the rear of the school.
Matt Price Sensei took the younger members for the first hour, where the SSKC ninja showed great spirit.

For the second hour the focus was on kumite drills and in the final hour with Black and Brown belts Tekki Nidan was the focus.

The session was strongly supported with 5 visitors boosting our number to 64 in total, the best attendance for a while.

Congratulations to Everyone that passed their gradings tonight under Paul Brant Sensei 3rd Dan SSKC Senior Instructor and Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan - JKS England Squad Coach.
Osu!

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Kyu Grades
2nd Kyu Simon Frost
2nd Kyu (t) Viktoria Rymarz
7th Kyu Katharine Birchall
9th Kyu Kirsty Murray
9th Kyu Oliver Feeney
9th Kyu Jack Feeney
9th Kyu Caroline Hunt

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Probably the best way to prepare for Shodan

There are always a couple of questions that I am asked more regularly than any other question.

For those new to karate it may be "How long does it take to get a black belt?" which I often say it depends on how regularly you train and how committed to the training you are when you do train ...

The question that is often asked from a more experienced enquirer is "Are you a traditional or a sports karate club?" This is a little more difficult to answer ... personally I would describe myself as a traditional karateka and the club is run on traditional lines. However I think SSKC offer the best of both worlds. You need to develop your skills from a strong foundation so Kihon, Kata and up to semi-freestyle kumite form the framework of development.
Our club is affiliated to JKS England and Wales and our members take regular advantage of training with National and International instructors. SSKC also has strong links with Matt Price Sensei the JKS England squad coach who teaches regularly at our club. The club competes at Regional and National competitions and provides access to the JKS England squad. Also via the JKS Squad is the opportunity to access the EKF national squad and ultimately the possibility to be an Olympian.

So one of the first big steps in developing your karate skills or becoming a competition karateka is to achieve your Shodan (1st degree black belt).
Well most people don't give this much thought and don't even think about it until they reach brown belt, my advice would be as follows.....
1. Start early as a low kyu grade, but be focused on what you are doing and enjoy it.
2. Attend regularly.
3. Work hard when you are at the dojo.
4. Attend courses when you get the opportunity to widen your experience beyond that of your club instructor.
5. Participate in competitions to develop your skill in becoming comfortable in an uncomfortable environment and get used to the fact that it will probably take some time.
How long will the journey take .... probably 5 to 7 years and then the hard work begins....

Below is a montage of Leah's journey to date, don't focus too much on the destination, just enjoy the journey.
There are never any guarantees of Shodan, but if want to follow a strong path you could do a lot worse than following Leah's example.
How many National and International instructors do you recognise in Leah's journey so far?

 
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Grading Results 9th October 2016

Congratulations to the twenty-nine SSKC members that graded at the weekend.
It was a fantastic day with Alan Campbell Sensei : Head of JKS England and Wales and Matt Price Sensei : Squad Coach of JKS England.
Osu!

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Kyu Grades
1st Kyu Myles Phillips
1st Kyu Leah Fielding
1st Kyu James Crossland
3rd Kyu Sam Barfield
4th Kyu Grace Jones-Devitt
4th Kyu Tash O'Boyle
5th Kyu Mark Christian
6th Kyu Parveen Ahmad
6th Kyu Connor Christian
6th Kyu Irah Brereton
7th Kyu Elliot Murray
7th Kyu Amrit Daffu O'Reilly
8th Kyu Monica O'Reilly
8th Kyu Kelly Holmes
8th Kyu Darcey Burrows
8th Kyu Amelia Everall
8th Kyu Matilda Birchall
8th Kyu Damon Holmes
8th Kyu Billy McMurray
9th Kyu Daniel Speck
9th Kyu Isaiah Brereton
9th Kyu Megan Theasby
10th Kyu Luke Barrett-Watt
10th Kyu William Speck
11th Kyu Julius Brereton
11th Kyu Natasha Fieldsend
11th Kyu Rosie Cahill
12th Kyu Thomas Barfield
12th Kyu Maddi Feeney
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Monday, August 01, 2016

Grading results - 31st July 2016

Congratulations to Heath and Tommy that graded at SSKC tonight under Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan - JKS England Squad Coach.
Osu!

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Kyu Grades
1st Kyu Heath Waters
1st Kyu Thomas Cahill

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