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Selby Shotokan Karate Club

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Grading results for 22nd February 2014

Congratulations to all our students that graded today and many thanks to Sensei Alan and Sensei Nagaki for a great day.
Every February we are very fortunate to host JKS England Dan gradings in addition to our Kyu gradings.
Great performance from SSKC - 5 Dan gradings and 30 Kyu gradings, proud of you all!
SSKC Dan grade and member table pages and all your individual pages have also been updated with your results, Osu!

Just Click on their names to take you to their own member page.

2nd Dan
Matthew Beard
1st Dan
Warren Bate
1st Dan
Scott Haxby
1st Dan
Charlotte Haxby
1st Dan
Emily Crockford
3 rd Kyu Heath Waters
3 rd Kyu Xiao Wei Han
3 rd Kyu Craig Whiteley
3 rd Kyu Thomas Cahill
3 rd Kyu James Crossland
4th Kyu Myles Phillips
4th Kyu Viktoria Rymarz
4th Kyu Leah Fielding
5th Kyu Assen Arinkov
6th Kyu Berhan Haker
6th Kyu Sam Barfield
6th Kyu Andreas Brereton
7th Kyu Lewis Urwin
7th Kyu Joshua Whiteley
7th Kyu Marny Waters
7th Kyu Gabriel Witty
7th Kyu Caroline Brereton
8th Kyu Martin Barfield
8th Kyu Kayleigh Whiteley
9th Kyu Lily Boston
9th Kyu Sean-Ashley Guest
10th Kyu Elliot Murray
10th Kyu Bobby Dootson
10th Kyu Ellie Fielding
10th Kyu Elliot Murray
11th Kyu Sam-Luca Guibert
12th Kyu Thora Elston
12th Kyu Isaiah Brereton
12th Kyu Irah Brereton
12th Kyu Jacob Homsi

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

York Karate Course and Grading 22nd February 2015

Sensei Alan Campbell - 6th Dan JKS England Chief Instructor with
Sensei Shinji Nagaki - 5th Dan

This will be an open course aimed at karateka of all grades and ages.

Registration and grading times along with costings are detailed on the flyer.



Please arrive for registration promptly so everyone can be processed before the course is due to commence.
Please double click on flyer to open in your image viewer,
The Sports Hall, Joseph Rowntree High School, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York YO32 4BZ.


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Monday, December 15, 2014

SSKC celebrates a new Shodan

SSKC are very proud to announce that Abby Cooke achieved her Shodan (1st degree) black belt on Saturday 13th December 2014.
Karate is a journey, for most filled with ups and downs and Abby's journey has been no different.
Abby's apprenticeship has lasted just over seven years.
Abby has overcome the disappointment of temporary grades at the mid kyu levels and has been determined to make steady progress.
You can make your journey on your own, but my advice is to share your journey with friends who will support you through thick and thin.
A great achievement Abby, Osu!

Abby in Dec 2007 (with Sam behind)

Abby in Dec 2014 with Emily

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SSKC Gradings 16th November 2014

Congratulations to Harrison and Jake who graded on Sunday, Osu!

8th Kyu (t) Harrison Fairhurst
10th Kyu Jake Rawlings

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Monday, November 03, 2014

JKS Nationals - SSKC team results

A massive medal haul for SSKC at the JKS Nationals in Nottingham on Sunday 2nd November 2014.
A big thank you to the whole team, coaches, helpers and parents for supporting the event.
Individual member pages have been updated with details of the event and any photos I have to date.
Go to the side bar and click on "Members", then click on a name and it will take you straight to that members home page.
If you are interested on how your instructors performed in the past just click on "Instructors" and click on their name.
Assen, Han and Simon celebrate a clean sweep in Ind Kata.
Medal winners were as follows:
Berhan Harker - Gold - Ind Kata
Leah Fielding - Bronze - Ind Kata & Silver - Ind Kumite
Rebecca Arinkov - Gold - Ind Kata
Xiao Wei Han - Gold - Ind Kata - Silver - Ind Kumite
Simon Frost - Bronze - Ind Kata
Assen Arinkov - Silver - Ind Kata
Warren Bate - Bronze - Ind Kata
Thomas Cahill - Bronze - Ind Kumite
Charlotte Haxby - Bronze - Ind Kumite
Abby Cooke - Bronze - Ind Kumite and Silver - Team Kumite
Emily Crockford - Bronze - Ind Kumite and Silver - Team Kumite
Holly Bamford (HSKC) - Silver - Team Kumite

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Grading results 19th October 2014

Please see below the grading results from Sunday.
Member pages have been updated to reflect your current grade.
Just Click on the name in the table below to go to the individuals member page.

5th Kyu Simon Frost
6th Kyu Assen Arinkov
6th Kyu (t) Bradley Urwin
7th Kyu Grace Jones-Devitt
7th Kyu Rebecca Arinkov
8th Kyu Thomas Arinkov
8th Kyu Mia Boyle
8th Kyu Paul Bowden
8th Kyu Josh Bowden
8th Kyu Izzy Haxby
8th Kyu (t) Tash O'Boyle
9th Kyu Elliott Mountford
9th Kyu Mark Christian
9th Kyu Holly Urwin
9th Kyu Jamie Jackson
9th Kyu Connor Christian
9th Kyu (t) Isabelle Wilton
9th Kyu (t) Charlie Hudson
10th Kyu Lily Boston
10th Kyu Wiktoria Kielek
11th Kyu Elliot Murray
11th Kyu Bobby Dootson
11th Kyu Ellie Fielding
11th Kyu Matilda Murray

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Matt Price Sensei @ SSKC - Sunday 31st August 2014


It is great to be hosting Matt Sensei again at SSKC, I have changed the training times around a little so everyone will get an opportunity to get some "hardcore training" in.

Matt Sensei will be instructing non-syllabus karate, so come with an open mind and plenty of water.

Junior red belts and below get one session, everyone else has access to two, please read carefully.
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Grade - Beginner to 8th Kyu Child and Junior karateka
Time - 17.30 to 18.40hrs (a little longer for some and shorter for others, please take note!)
Location -Dance Studio
Instructor - Matt Price Sensei - 6th Dan
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Grade - Beginner to Dan grade Adult
Time - 17.30 to 18.40
Location - Gym
Instructor - SSKC Club Instructor
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Grade - Adult 9th Kyu & 8th Kyu and
          - Child to Adult 7th Kyu to Dan grade
Time - 18.45 to 19.50
Location - Gym
Instructor - Matt Price Sensei - 6th Dan
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Gradings - selected senior Kyu gradings only
Time - 20.00 to 20.30
Location - Gym
Examiner - Matt Price Sensei - 6th Dan
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We will be taking Matt Sensei for a small shandy following training to which there is an open invitation.

This is a free course for all SSKC karateka, visitors are welcome and the normal visitor training fee will apply.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

SSKC Dojo holiday closure dates

Unfortunately we are unable to use the school on the following dates in August.
Sunday 3rd August
Sunday 17th August - Additional date
Sunday 24th August
Wednesday 27th August
For those heading away on your holidays have a great time.

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Kanayama Sensei teaches his first course in York for 20 years!

Course photo after the final session with Kanayama Sensei.
JKS England were very fortunate to secure Kosho Kanayama Sensei 7th Dan, head of internal affairs for the JKS Headquarters in Tokyo. The evening course comprised of two sessions and was held just outside York on Tuesday 22nd July at Selby Shotokan Karate Club. It had been over 20 years since Kanayama Sensei was last in York and he brought with him some Japanese summer weather with the temperature in the high twenties.

The first session was open to all grades and was strongly supported by 60 karateka and it was pleasing to see a wide age range from about 10 year olds upwards. All the windows and doors were opened and the initial session started with Kihon drills. Sensei is renown for his Kihon and did not fail to disappoint introducing drills that would help develop correct Kihon. For most Kyu grades this was probably the most demanding 90 minutes that they had ever trained, but they all rose to the occasion and found that "little bit more".
Sensei went on to teach gohon kumite with jodan, chudan and mae geri attacks, focussing on correct foot position as you step, distancing, stance coming together to form a strong attack. To conclude the initial session Sensei taught Heian Nidan to the lower grades and Jion to the Brown and Black belts in attendance.
The second session was a senior class of Black and Brown belts, this enabled Sensei to "step up a gear", The three disciplines of Kihon, Kumite and Kata were re-visited. The session started with geri waza with plenty of repetitions and concentration on quality and accuracy of technique. The temperature in the dojo remained high and the floor resembled the Hombu dojo getting damp under the feet. Sensei taught ippon kihon kumite again focusing on foot position and distancing. The drills started slow but were quickly ramped up to full speed and power. The senior grades also managed to step up to the mark and find that "little bit more" that was being demanded from us. Kanayama Sensei concluded the session with kata - Meikyo Nidan.
However the session was not quite finished and the courses finished with just a few of Sensei favorite physical exercises where he led the group demonstrating his superb physical conditioning.
We would like to thank Kanayama Sensei for visiting England again and hopefully it will not be another twenty years before he is back in York again.

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Grading results - 6th July 2014

Congratulations to all our students that graded tonight.
All your new pages uploaded for those grading for the first time and individual page updated for Gabriel with your results, Osu!
Just Click on their names to take you to their own member page.

Gradings - 6th July 2014
8th Kyu Gabriel Witty
9th Kyu Jane Witty
12th Kyu Wiktoria Kielek
12th Kyu Jake Rawlings
12th Kyu Samuel Totty

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