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Selby Shotokan Karate Club

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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Friday, July 29, 2016

Sensei Bex receives her Sandan certificate


Sensei Bex was awarded her Sandan (3rd Dan) certificate last weekend from Alan Campbell Sensei Chief Instructor of JKS England and Wales. Rebecca had taken her exam under Kagawa Shihan, JKS world chief Instructor back in March this year. Dan grade certificates are issued by the Honbu dojo in Tokyo and sent out to member countries to issue.
The photo above was taken at the JKS summer course from left to Right : Steve Carless Sensei, Alan Campbell Sensei, Sensei Bex, Okamoto Sensei and Matt Price Sensei.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A SSKC send off for Sensei Bex


On Sunday 24th members of SSKC said a fond farewell to Sensei Bex who is taking up a secondment in Somerset, for 6 months.
Thank you for all your instruction and inspiration over many years at SSKC, hope you can pop in and see us all when ever you are back in Yorkshire.

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JKS Summer Course - Nottingham 23rd/24th July 2016

On the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of July, JKS England proudly hosted the all grades annual summer course in Nottingham.


An ever increasing attendance meant a record number of students enjoyed two hot days of physically testing and thoughtful instruction. Alan Campbell-Head of JKS England introduced the instructors for the weekend as Matt Price and Steve Carless Sensei, who were to be joined by a very special karate-ka from the JKS Hombu Dojo (headquarters) in Tokyo, Saori Okamoto Sensei.
Recently victorious in kata at the 2016 JKS All-Japan Karate Championships, Okamoto Sensei was a very welcome addition to the instruction team. Having had both huge success in her competitive career, as well as gaining the undoubted appreciation of all lucky enough to train with her, Okamoto Sensei was a huge hit with everyone involved right from the start.
The course fees were fully funded by SSKC's Member and Instructor funds.
Sensei Bex - Myles - Leah - Viktoria - Steve Sensei - Warren Sensei - Okamoto Sensei - Matt Sensei & Paul Sensei

Leah with Okamoto Sensei

Matt Sensei with Steve Sensei

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Grading Results - 26th June 2016

Congratulations to the 4 of our students that graded from SSKC tonight. Special mention to Alan who double graded to 8th Kyu, a strong grading, Osu!

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Kyu Grades
8th Kyu Thora Elston
8th Kyu Sophie Hutchinson
8th Kyu Alan Elston
12th Kyu Sam Hutchinson

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Grading results - 19th June 2016

A great days training with Hans Sensei fro JKS Loughborough many thanks for your instruction, Osu!


Congratulations to the 23 of our students that graded from SSKC today, proud Sensei we are.

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Kyu Grades
5th Kyu Caroline Brereton
7th Kyu Ellie Fielding
7th Kyu Matilda Murray
7th Kyu Irah Brereton
7th Kyu Steve O'Boyle
8th Kyu Katharine Birchall
8th Kyu Sarah Dudley
9th Kyu Sam-Luca Guibert
9th Kyu Darcey Burrows
9th Kyu Amelia Everall
9th Kyu Matilda Birchall
9th Kyu Damon Holmes
9th Kyu Curtis Lee
9th Kyu Billy McMurray
10th Kyu Toby Apedaile
10th Kyu Max Apedaile
10th Kyu Daniel Speck
10th Kyu Isaiah Brereton
11th Kyu Luke Barrett-Watt
11th Kyu William Speck
12th Kyu Julius Brereton
12th Kyu Natasha Fieldsend
12th Kyu Rosie Cahill

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