Latest updates, courses & events - see calendar for full list of events
8 May- SKKIF Yudansha, Windsor
6-8 July - SKI Belgium Summercamp + SKIEF Technical Seminar. With Kanazawa Kancho and Murakami Shihan. Along with other senior Japanese instructors
Previous courses - a cherry picking of some of the recent courses over the years.............
5-7 May 2017 - SKKIF Course - Kancho Kanazawa.
Great course with Kancho Kanazawa. Kyomeikai hosted Kancho for a club session on the Friday evening. On the weekend there was further training in Windsor. At the grading on the Sunday we were pleased to have our first club black belt pass Shodan - well done Tony Smith, a great achievement. Sensei Peter also passed Sandan - the gradings made more difficult as they were at the end of 10 hours training. Well done all. Great to see so many students training with Kancho.
Kanazawa Kancho Course - Watford 7-8 May 2016
Wonderful to see Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa back in the UK. He held a yudansha class on the Saturday and an Open grade course on the Sunday.
Kobujutsu Course -Bo & Karate Course 30th August 2015
Great Bo course with Sensei Glen and Marcella from Bognor Regis Karate and Kobujutsu Club. Members from both clubs and visitors from Gosport Shotokan attended. Covered Bo kihon, the kata Shuji No Kon Sho and kumite both with Bo and the empty hand applications. Thanks to all those who took time out of their Bank Holiday weekend to come and train - already looking at planning the next one. Photos in the gallery.
Hazard-Trimble Masterclass - Nottingham - 30-31 August 2014
Great course with two amazing instructors. The kata for the weekend was Kanku Dai, so as usual, the kihon and kumite was focussed around this. We corrected a couple "myths" surrounding kokutsu dachi (back stance) and worked on foot positioning in basics. Worked on some close quarter kumite and great "layered" drills. Sensei Trimble also took us for a session on kekomi (side thrust kick) again ironing out some mis-interpretations and demonstrating how to perform the kick correctly.
SKKIF Nationals - June 2014
Great turnout at the SKKIF National Championships held at Trevellyan School in Windsor.
Julie Brightman won 1st Place in Women's Dan Grade Kumite and also 1st Place in Women's Dan Grade Kata performing Gojushiho Dai.
Peter Hawdio won 1st Place in Men's Team Kumite along with Chris Gillies and Og. He took 2nd Place in the Men's Dan Grade Kata and 3rd in the Men's Dan Grade Kumite narrowly losing to Chris Gillies.