Training At SKKK Dojo

UK Training Times
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
Honbu Dojo Open Class
6.45-8.15pm
Open Class
6.45-8.15pm
Tigers (4-6 years)
9.00-9.45am

Open Class
10.00-11.30am

Technical Training/
Weapons*
11.30-1.00pm
(all grades welcome)

Townley Dojo Open Class
6.30-7.30pm

Erith Dojo Under 13's
All Grades
5.00-6.00pm

Adults (13+)
All Grades
6.00-7.00pm
Under 13's
All Grades
5.00-6.00pm

Adults (13+)
All Grades
6.00-7.00pm
Crook Log Dojo Under 13's
+ Parents
All Grades
10.00-11.00am

Adults (13+)
All Grades
11.00-12.00pm

Please turn up 10 minutes before training to enable time to get changed and start to warm up. Training is in bare feet.
Beginners, please wear clothing that will not restrict movement. First two lessons are free.
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*for full class schedule, including weapons classes, click here .

Elements of Shotokan Karate

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KIHON
Kihon - Fundementals, are the building blocks of Karate and must be mastered by all Karateka.

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KATA
Kata - Forms, are the art-form of Karate and develop the Kihon basics into self-defence applications.

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KUMITE
Kumite - Sparring enables the Karateka to put the Kihon basics and Kata moves into practice.

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KOBUDO
Kobudo - Weapons is the study of Karate weapons and assist with the improvement of co-ordination.

Gradings (Shinsa)

GRADINGS
Kyu (coloured belt) and Dan (black belt) gradings (Shinsa) are held four times each year. Each Kyu Shinsa is carried out at the students regular Dojo in front of a panel of senior examiners following the associations structured syllabus based on that of the JKA. All Dan gradings are held at the UK or Europe Honbu Dojo in front of the Association Chief Instructor and members of the associations Technical Committee.

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Courses and Competitions

COURSES
Training camps (weekends and weeks) are held several times each year in the UK and Hungary. Each year the association hosts senior instructors and masters from the UK and also internationally such as Shihan Knobel, Shihan Namiki, Sensei Putt, Sensei Oliver, Sensei O'Neil, Sensei Hooper to name but a few These courses run from single training sessions to long training weekends called Gasshuku. In addition there is an autumn camp held annually in the SKKK Hungary Honbu Dojo.

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COMPETITIONS
There are two main association competitions held each year. These are the Children’s Championships open only to the under 18’s and then the National Championships open to anyone within the association. S.K.K.K. has access to and also attend national and international championships based on JKA Karate.

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