E-mail Martin Cracknell:
A Course officially sanctioned by J.K.A. H.Q at
WINDSOR LEISURE CENTRE STOVELL RD., WINDSOR.
The course will be held with attendance of J.K.A. H.Q instructor and includes dan gradings up to 5th dan.
Due to a technical change the GRADINGS WILL BE HELD IN A SEPARATE BUILDING
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ON SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2015 WAS HELD THE GREAT
SCOTTISH 2015 JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS
CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNIOR / CADET / SENIOR
Saturday 14th Nov. 2015
Lagoon Leisure Ctr. Christe st. Paisley start 10am
Dear Members, Mums and Dads,
We would like to invite you and your children come along to have a great experience at the Annual Scottish Championships. This year we have added more categories to accommodate everyone, beginners included, everyone will receive a memento for taking part.
There are events which encourage children to participate at their own level win fantastic medals and giant cups to win. This kind of event is important to everyone as it helps to build confidence when taking part in Exams and we would ask you to consider letting the children compete, and give them a fun day on 14th. November.
The J.K.A. Scottish Championships for Junior/Cadet/Senior is open to anyone training in J.KA.W.F.S. and Tora Kai. Anyone who are members are asked to participate in these Championships.
Every Chief Instructor has details about this and the Category Forms. These must be completed by the Monday 26th October as the entries have to be in by the 1st November
We would like to thank JKA Italia for hosting the 2nd JKA Afro-Eurasia Championships and thank all of the organizers and support staff that went into making this another resounding success of a Championship. We would also like to thank each of the 18 countries that attended the Championships, all of the athletes, Team Managers and Coaches as well as all of the supporters from these countries and all of the referees and officials that helped to keep the 2 days running. This Championship is billed as a Friendly Championship and after the weekend we can certainly say that as one of our goals for these Championships then this was a sure fire success with everyone in the arena joining hands for an excellent rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” – showing the co-operation and friendship that all countries brought.
It was a perfect area for this type of Championship with plenty of things to do before and after the Championships for the teams and supporters in a very scenic area of Italy.
A sincere thank you to Mori Sensei ( JKA WF HQ Executive Director) , Naito Sensei, Kamino Sensei and Kawasoe Sensei for their presence and endorsement of these championships.
Click on images to view in slider
Finals & Winners
Preliminary rounds ( new slideshows to come from Finals & Winners)
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.
The organisers of the JKA/ UKTKF National Championships in Leeds would like to thank each and every competitor who took part in the event.
You all helped to make the Championships a resounding success and also help in the smooth running of them. The level of karate was very high and it was a joy to watch and somewhat difficult to judge at times. We hope that everyone had a great Champs and we would especially like to congratulate all of the medal winners – well done.
See you all at the next UK Championships.
More about the championships; Images, results here:
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:
Female Individual Kata
1st. Italy Francesca Barnaba
2nd. Norway Marianne Hasle Dahl
3rd. Italy Elena Gasparetti
Female Team Kata
Female Individual Kumite
1st. Italy Valeria Marelli
2nd. Norway Nora Elmrani
3rd. Germany Vivien Weiselowski
Female Team Kumite
Male Individual Kata
1st. Germany Philip Grahl
2nd. Italy Andrea Gasparetti
3rd. Israel Gili Baruch
Male Team Kata
Male Individual Kumite
1st. Norway Mostafa Elmrani
2nd. Switzerland Luca Sericano
3rd. England Leon Gordon
Male Team Kumite
Today is the Day when it all begins. The registration for the JKA Afro-Eurasia Championships.
We welcome athletes from all different parts of the globe to Scotland to compete in these inaugural Championships under the watchful eyes of Mori Sensei (JKA HQ), Kamino Sensei (JKA) and Kawasoe Sensei (JKA) as well as local government officials, MP’s and MSP’s.
We wish all the teams, athletes, officials, volunteers the best of luck in competing, judging, scorekeeping, administration, etc and hope everyone has a great weekend.
Let the matches begin.
JKA Afro-Eurasia Organising Committee
Tickets for Afro-Eurasia Championships have a limited number, so to ensure your seat book your tickets a.s.a.p
The ticket Sec. Mr. McGarrity will be back on 18th of April and anyone can e-mail him for tickets to be booked,but you may e-mail Mr Taylor until 18th if you wish to ensure you get a seat at this event.
The tickets will be sent out on 21st April onwards to all those who have requested them, and are assured of seating.
All Club Instructors have been sent self addressed envelopes in which you can send your cheques for ticket payments to, and tickets will be sent on 21st April. Please ask for detailed leaflets which have also been sent to all Club Instructors, this leaflet answers all questions you may have about pricing and times etc.
Mr. McGarrity: email@example.com
Mr. Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dont delay as seating in the main Arena is limited to 5oo and demand is increasing daily!!
Tickets for the Afro-Eurasian Championships, 11th. – 12th. May are now available!
Saturday 11th. Only (Eliminations) : 6 Pounds
Saturday 11th. & Sunday 12th. (Finals): 15 Pounds
(Finals: only 2 day ticket applies)
All tickets/for purchase contact:
Sean McGarrity, tel: 01505 358 088
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:
The calendars have now been updated; Events/Calendar, Main calendar and Calendar Scotland..
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.
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.
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”.
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)
(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 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 : email@example.com 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.