Performance Course in London

On Sunday 21 May, about 50 students from different clubs attended the Shotokan Connect Performance course in Shooters Hill, taught by Sensei Robin Dale and Sensei Jamie Sims. We had a mix of abilities in attendance including multiple Shotokan Connect instructors, competitors, some new starters and everyone in between. All students wore blue and red… Continue reading Performance Course in London

Instructors Retreat – 2023

The first Shotokan Connect Instructors Retreat was held this year at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.  The retreat was designed with the association’s values in mind.  The weekend was all about the sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences for the benefit of all in a safe, exciting and progressive environment.  It really was a place to… Continue reading Instructors Retreat – 2023

Our practice competition – a great success

On Saturday 4th March, we hosted our inaugural Shotokan Connect practice competition in Woking. The event was aimed at giving those that were new to, inexperienced, or just wanting to get in a bit of extra practice, the opportunity – in a friendly, non-pressurised environment. Karateka from various clubs, ranging from beginners to advanced levels,… Continue reading Our practice competition – a great success

Do you run a Shotokan Karate club?

If you do, you’re probably already aware of the benefits of being part of an association, like Shotokan Connect. Some of the main benefits include: Recognition: your club can gain enhanced recognition as a legitimate and reputable organisation. This can help attract new members and build a positive reputation in your local community Standards: associations… Continue reading Do you run a Shotokan Karate club?

Congratulations to Sensei Ivan Birch & Ian Willis

Shotokan Connect is proud to announce the promotion of Sensei Ivan Birch and Ian Willis to 7th Dan. Please join us in celebrating their well-deserved achievement of Shichidan. This prestigious Dan grade was awarded by the Executive and QA Committees of Shotokan Connect and marks a major step forward in the growth and confidence of… Continue reading Congratulations to Sensei Ivan Birch & Ian Willis

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