Posted on June 22, 2014

Sensei John Parnell, 5th dan, from Basingstoke Shotokan Karate club will be teaching an advanced lesson for brown and black belts on Sunday, 29 June, 2-4pm at the Guildford Spectrum. For more details see here. All invited.

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Posted on December 21, 2013

Jack Somers, KUGB Kata team member and 2013 ESKA champion, will be teaching a special kata lesson on Saturday 11 January. Sensei Somers will be teaching both the junior lesson (12:00-13:00) and the senior lesson, which will be extended by half an hour (13:00-14:30). The workshop is free for regular club members; price for guests is £7.

Jack Somers with ESKA 2013 trophies

Jack Somers with ESKA 2013 trophies

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Posted on January 16, 2013

We will have a special “wear your own” session on Saturday, 2 February. Training will be as usual, so please wear something comfortable and please no jewelery. Gis and belts are strictly forbidden!

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Posted on January 15, 2013

On Saturday, 26 January, Sensei Jamie will be away for the squad selection. Instead Sensei Malcolm Williams from Egham Karate club will be teaching the lesson.

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Posted on July 28, 2012

On Saturday, 21st July, Sensei Austin, 5th dan was standing in for Sensei Sims who was away on holiday. Sensei Austin worked with the young karatekas to polish their basic techniques and particularly punching.

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Posted on June 19, 2012

The latest kumite training session took place at Egham Karate Club on 14th June under the instruction of Sensei Dave Austin. The lesson focused on foot work and maneouvering to optimise defence and attack. In a series of escalating exercises we practiced moving in different directions corresponding to the hours on the clock (e.g. 9 o’clock means moving to the left at a 90 degree angle to the attack).

The lesson also highlighted other important points such as maintaining the correct distance for striking and for defence and keeping one’s guard up at all times.

Sensei Austin has promised to publish a schedule for more kumite lessons after the Southern Regions Championships, which will be posted here as well.

The video below taken during the lesson contains most of Sensei Austins instructions and explanations and excerpts of students practicing. Enjoy!


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Posted on May 12, 2012

It’s kumite night again this Thursday, May 17th at the Egham Karate club. These intense sessions are a must for anybody who wants to improve their fighting skills and kumite techniques. If you are on full membership and pay by standing order the session is absolutely free. Otherwise sessions are £7. More kumite sessions on May 31st May June 14th.

A little reminder from last time:


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Posted on May 9, 2012

Sensei Jamie will be standing in for Sensei Neil Jerome at the Kenmei Karate club in Sutton on Monday, May 14th. As per usual students from Woking are invited. The session runs from 19:00 till 20:30 and costs £4. For more information visit the Kenmei club’s website.

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