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Christmas Party 2013

Our first Saturday of December started off with Dojo's Christmas party. Many people, including parents of the Kid's Session spent their precious time preparing for this day. Parents volunteered to prepare dishes for the Christmas Party whilst children were busy preparing entertainments.

As usual, party started off with a word from Sensei Toyama then Sensei signed Christmas cards one by one for every students who turned up. Not only that Sensei gave all of us a word of advice for next year and a set of sweets for us to enjoy.

9th Kata Seminar

Osu!

The Tohyama Dojo 9th Kata Seminar took place on Saturday the 26th of October and was attended by approximately 20 students. The focus was on two Katas: Pinan Sono 1 Ura and Tensho. Although these Katas are of quite senior belt levels, 5th Kyu for Pinan Sono 1 Ura and 2nd Kyu for Tensho, it was nice to see many junior students turning up. In addition, it was noticeable that some effort had been made to try and learn some of the basics of these Katas in preparation for the day.

We first started with Pinan Sono 1 Ura and Sensei focused his explanations on the Ura movement, as for all of us,

GB Championship 2013

This year, the Kyokushin GB Weight Category Championships were held on Saturday, September 21st 2013. While there were over 150 competitors attending with strong teams from Spain, France and Poland as well as from England, London Dojo was ranked second. Children training here won several medals, both at kata as well as kumite. This was an excellent result and both the fighters as well as the instructors, Sensei Shuji Tohyama and Sensei Ryuji Ukita, deserve the warmest congratulations!

Despite winning the second position at the championship, London Dojo was the true winner in many senses.

Family and Friends 2013

I would like to start off by saying how impressed I was by the number of people attending the open day with family and friends session, the large hall used in this lesson was almost full.

First of all, we started off by the 'Mokuso' which basically means 'Meditation' in Japanese. By doing this it helps us to get ready and to concentrate for the training.

Outdoor Training 2013

First of all, we all would like to say a big thank you to Tohyama Sensei for your precious time that was spent on the outdoor training session.

On the weather forecast of this day, it was shown that the weather will be likable compared to the last few years. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a great weather like what we were expecting but it was better than what we have been having for the last 3 years.

Like what we always do, we began the session with clearing up. Although it is not our usual dojo, it is still important to look after and thank of what we are able to get.

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