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Christmas Party 2015

The Lonodn Tohyama Dojo's annual Christmas party took place in Finchley dojo from 13:00-18:00.

First we ate foods and deserts which our parents brought. We had Chinese food, Salad, fried chicken, hot dogs, cakes and a lot of other delicious things.

Then Tohyama sensei called all the under 13s. He gave great advice to everyone and he gave grading awards, belts and stripes to those who had passed their grading test. Then sensei signed the cards and did the same for the over 13s.

The performance started at 14:30. Firstly the Choir of Acton dojo (including me) sang Christmas songs.

British Open 2015

This Fall/Autumn we have participated in the British Open Tournament, which took place in Woodson Park Sport Centre Ware, Hertfordshire on the 10th of October. We have trained, concentrating on the tournament, from the past few months and in my opinion I think that we had a nice result on the tournament. It was the second time I participated in this tournament and I was still very nervous and shaking, however it wasn’t bad at last.

To start with, on the kata tournament, we have won 5 medals, including 3 golden medals.

All German Championship 2015

This September two boys from the dojo went to Bremen for the German Open.

After a flight the night before Aoi Fukushima and Masami Mochizuki got ready to compete on Saturday. After Masami failing to qualify for the kata, Aoi warmed up for his category of kumite 12-13 under 45kg. He showed precision and power in his techniques and his training was evident as he was able to win all of his fights, winning his category. In the kumite 16-17 over 65 kg category Masami managed to win his first match with a jodan mawashigeri.

London Dojo Summer Seminar 2015

Our annual Kyokushin Summer Seminar took place at Finchley dojo on 4th July this year. This was an important session in order to learn and improve on our techniques, but also to show what we have learned and how much we had improved since the Summer Seminar last year.

First of all, we started by learning about the ancient forms of karate which is quite different compared to the karate we learn about today. The key difference between the two is that the ancient forms of karate were used in order to protect people such as your friends and family.

English Championship 2015

This year’s English Championship took place at Birchwood High School, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire on 21st Mar 2015.

Firstly in kata, Tohyama dojo won 9 medals. We showed stable katas based on the high quality of the usual training we have been doing. Congratulations to Yuya, Tadhg, Masaya, Masami, Momoko, senpai Riku, senpai Shoichiro and senpai Pierre.

About 150 fighters entered in kumite. Our dojo members got 13 medals! The kids who took part in the tournament for the first time fought particularly well.