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JKAWF Scotland Summer Camp 2019

Forms here:




E-mail Martin Cracknell:


J.K.A 2018 Spring Camp, Windsor, England!

A Course officially sanctioned by J.K.A. H.Q at

The course will be held with attendance of J.K.A. H.Q instructor and includes dan gradings up to 5th dan.

Friday         27th April    1:30pm.

Saturday    28th April   9:00am-11:30am

                     followed by Grading to 5th dan.

Sunday      29th April    10:30am.

£99 for 3 days or £75 for 2 days.

All welcome!

NOTE: All Federations may publicise the course on social media, websites etc. from today, I apologise for the late notice as we have been waiting for some time on official confirmation from J.K.A.H.Q.

Any further queries e-mail K. Taylor at:


Regarding forms…

You will now find a word-format form for the JKA Spring Camp – Windsor 2015 under the Forms/Applications – section. It should automatically download to your device.

Heriot Watt course 2013


Some information on the J.K.A Official Course at Edinburgh this year, attending were Sensei Mori M.D. J.K.A.H.Q. Tokyo, Sensei Kamino, Sensei Naito from Italy and Sensei Kawasoe from U.K.

This year we also held an official J.K.A. Referees and Judges course, this followed on from the April Course in Windsor London with many candidates receiving their official J.K.A. qualifications in Judging and Refereeing, from J.K.A H.Q.  The course was over 3 days with practical and theory exams taking place, also new candidates took part for the experience and the course was free and the attendance was really good.

The training consisted of two classes each day, changing Instructors after each class, it was the largest course held in the U.K. with J.K.A. and the instructors structured it tremendously well. The variety of teaching is a credit to the superb quality of these Individuals and their ability to build classes covering all aspects from beginners to the highest grades. We thank members from over 15 countries who attended; this is what it is about, friendly environment, quality of J.K.A. instructors, and helping people to attain their goals in Grading and Refereeing, not forgetting improving their karate skills, the most important.

Next year we will have an April course with J.K.A.H.Q. Instructors in London, everyone is welcome, our courses are open to all Shotokan practitioners.

JKA Afro-Eurasia is growing with clubs and Associations joining on a monthly basis, this is great news for J.K.A.H.Q.  As the membership increases year upon year we are arranging many more activities to establish the open door policy of JKA Afro-Eurasia and the J.K.A.H.Q. Keep checking our website for updated information on J.K.A. activities throughout the world.

The future is looking bright, come and join us. JKA Afro- Eurasia is for everyone who would like to be a part of the J.K.A.H.Q. Organisation. For details e mail or contact us anytime.

Phone: +44 07766953067 / +44 07879698121

Slideshow from the weekend, all images courtesy of Steven Weir:

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New Look, new pages and updates..

For those of you who haven’t been in here very recently you will see that the site has changed…slightly.. 🙂

A new page has also emerged: JKAWF Afro-Eurasia    – where you will find the latest news. You can also click on the image in the sidebar and it will take you to the same page.

Also the Forms/Application page has been updated with newer relevant forms like DAN- Grading form and DAN- exam- record-form to download/save, fill in and send via e-mail. NO HAND WRITTEN APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

More to come…… 😉 Webmaster

Out now on JKAWF Afro-Eurasia:

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Announcement and Note..

Edinburgh J.K.A. Scottish Summer Camp 2012

Fr. L.: Taylor sensei, Naito sensei, Mori sensei, Kawasoe sensei

This year was fantastic, the head of the JKA, Managing Director Sensei Mori attended along with Sensei Naito and Sensei Kawasoe.

The course was attended by over 200 students over three days, mostly brown and black belts with a smaller number of mixed kyu grades.

Mori sensei

Sensei Mori was in his element, teaching kumite with the basics needed to succeed in this part of training, teaching at a level all could follow. On Friday he taught the first hour on this subject, then the classes were split with Naito and Kawasoe sensei’s teaching Kata and Kihon for the rest of training.



Kawasoe sensei

Saturday and Sunday followed a similar pattern and was really well structured, Naito was his dynamic self and Kawasoe sensei showed how true JKA Shotokan Karate should be taught and performed. Gradings for kyu and Dan took place on Saturday with exactly 100 students trying for various levels of black belt, this is one of the largest grading ever, a credit to the organisation  of the “Kawasoe Group”.


Naito sensei

After the gradings there was a great party held in the Campus with live “X- factor”-people singing as part of the entertainment. We have had great feedback and everyone really enjoyed the training, so keep looking on this site, or better still, sign up and receive notification of all new posting on the site as we still have a fabulous calendar of events to come this year and next. Tell your friends to have a look at what we do, to see if they would like to be part of this great “Group”.    Our thanks to all the JKA Instructors and thanks to all the students who came along to this Summer Camp 2012.Look for details of next years events. Check the photos!!

( All photos in this article : Copyright: Steven Weir)

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Pictures from Windsor Spring Camp 2012

We have received some photographs taken during training-sessions at the Windsor Spring Camp 2012, and compilated them into a small slideshow.

Thanx to Steven Weir !!  ;)..who have all rights reserved. We have room for more? Anyone??

View the slideshow here: Windsor Spring Camp 2012 




Windsor Spring Camp 2012 – slideshow



27th.-29th. April


Sensei Mori

(Managing Director JKA)

              Sensei Naito (JKA), Sensei Kawasoe(JKA)


   + other guest instructors

Frid. 27th.     Starts 13.30 – 16.30

Sat. 28th.       Starts 11.15 – 14.15

Sund. 29th    Starst 11.15 – 14.15

grading: saturday 28th – All grades. 

Sensei Kawasoe Open Courses

Sensei Kawasoe holds courses throughout the U.K. on regular basis, our organisation welcomes visitors (non members U.K.T.K.F.) for training at these events.

As we have a large membership we must consider our members first, this includes number of classes, size of venue, type of training, etc. therefore if anyone wishes to attend any of our events please contact our Chairman Mr. Ken Taylor as a courtsey on 07766953067 or e- mail : for details, times etc. and permission to attend. You can do this via our contactpage above.

This enquiry will be transmitted to the local Club Instructor for his approval and therefore ensuring no disruption to our membership.

Kawasoe Summer Camp Edinburgh 2011

All participants

All participants gathered


This year we had 3 fantastic J.K.A. Instructors, Sensei Kawasoe, Sensei Naito and Sensei Omura Director for J.K.A. all Oceanic Countries. This was the biggest course in 30 years to be held at Heriot Watt University. With over 11 countries visiting, it was really great!

Scotland is held in great regard as to it’s role in hosting these International events, and the very warm welcome to new and regular visitors, from kyu grades to high ranking Dan grades. There was a record number of students from the U.K. this year, and as you will see from the photographs, our numbers have increased this year by almost 30% , proving that Traditional Karate and the organisation with a true pedigree, are propagating in numbers and in organisation.

We welcome all those who are interested in advancing their knowledge of Japanese Original Karate, we also welcome clubs and Instructors from organisations outside J.K.A. and I.T.K.F. to train with us and participate in our events. Many old friends came along and renewed their commitment to Traditional Karate, Kawasoe ,Naito and Omura Sensei’s welcomed them, as it should be.

Training was over 3 days and classes were split into  Sandan and above , first and second dan, and kyu grades. The instructors rotated after 1.1/2 hours with a small break in-between for rest and water. The first sessions in the morning were covering the fundamentals of Kihon, and the next session was usually Kata or Kumite, thereby giving a broad range of things to work upon in each category.

We were treated to some spectacular demonstrations of just what everyone could achieve by training with the top Japanese Instructors, as you will see in some of the pictures and on the small video clips.

All Kyu-grades

 Please feel free to attend any of our events,details of which can be found on this website. The site is updated every month and a yearly calendar of events is published, next year we are inviting many other great J.K.A. and other Instructors for you. Feel free to contact Kenneth Taylor at: for any more information you may require.




All Black-belts

Also watch this and also Karate magazines for information on Kawasoe Sensei now that the Japan Karate Association has welcomed him back. Our thanks to all the many Instructors who came to training and to their students for their commitment and support to our worldwide organisation, Sensei Kawasoe sends his best wishes, and welcome to a new era , thanks also to the J.K.A. Instructors who came and showed support for this new co operation from truly Traditional Karate training.

A “teaser”- slideshow from the happenings over the weekend,- more to come, with categorized albums and videoclips soon !  🙂


(Images in posts;Copyrights reserved : Helen Petersen)

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 2012 Windsor and Edinburgh camps:

 We will be holding special classes for all grades of children with the Japanese Instructors, the lessons will be adapted to suit and compliment the age group, hope to see you all there.