Club 2: Red Lion SKA

After a ‘breakdown’ on my journey in the form of a torn meniscus, some visits to the body repair shop (i.e. physio), I am back on the road, despite still not being able to train. I’ve not physically trained for over 8 weeks now, and still have a few weeks of recommended recovery to go. Most of us have been there, right?

Club 1: Northumberland Karate Academy

On the basis it was Sensei Ian Willis’ fantastic training session that inspired my journey, where better to start, than at his club which also happens to be the furthest away from home. Just a small 320 miles away! But I wasn’t going to let that stop me…I would make a long weekend of it.

Shotokan Nation’s first Performance Course – a great success

On Sunday 12th September, Shotokan Nation hosted their first Performance Course in Woking. Sensei’s Robin Dale and Jamie Sims promised a great event, and they did not disappoint.     Here is a selection of photos from the day, and some comments from members who attended: We kicked off the day with a session dedicated… Continue reading Shotokan Nation’s first Performance Course – a great success

Senshi Karate – Kyu Grading

After more than a year of lockdowns, we’re delighted that we were finally able to run a kyu belt grading with record numbers for us: 36 students graded! It would have been even more but sadly some of our students couldn’t make it due to Covid restrictions. It was also the first ever grading by… Continue reading Senshi Karate – Kyu Grading

Prize Draw Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our recent prize draw. We would like to thank everyone who entered with the correct answer of Gichin Funakoshi, who was indeed the founder of Shotokan Karate.    The winner of our top prize, one year’s free membership to Shotokan Nation, is Aline Lucas. Congratulations Aline, today… Continue reading Prize Draw Winners