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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.

Kata Seminar 8

Learning kata on your own can make for a confusing journey. You mimic a series of movements, correct your stance, try to perfect your form. Eventually it might even look good enough. But if you had to explain the exact purpose of each movement and why they are performed in this specific order, you’d most likely be stuck for words. At least I would. Which is why I found attending a kata seminar a very enlightening experience.

First kata under scrutiny was Saifa.

12th European Karate Championship

Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy

Two weeks after a successful national tournament everyone was eager to see what the step up was compared to the English tournament in which we had participated and the day began with three time consecutive champion of kumite Aoi Fukushima trying to speak French at border control in Kings Cross St Pancras! As well as the Fukushima family, The O’flynn, Shirai, Onoe, Hanyu, and the Mochizuki family went to Paris on the 23rd of March and stayed to the 24th to experience two incredible events.

The first event which we were able to enjoy was the much anticpated

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