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TSKA Residential May 2010

As new recruits to the residential its down to, Tim, Wende, and Harvey to write a few words. So here we go. Well it’s the 14th of May 2010 midday at Wantage sports centre and once again migrating karate students led by Sensei Paul Edwards, set off to Devon cliffs for a weekend of training. […]

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TSKA Residential, May 2009

Friday 15th May saw a group of Wantage karateka going south. Well, more south-west, actually, as we made our way to Devon Cliffs for the 6th annual TSKA Residential Karate Training course. Everyone in the group had been many times before and had been looking forward to seeing old friends, making new ones and practising […]

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Sensei Velibor Dimitrijevic training course

Sensei Velibor Dimitrijevic training course 8/9th November 2008   Sensei Velibor Dimitrijevic was one the closest assistants to the late Taiji Kase Sensei and is based in Athens. He is also President of Shotokan Karate-Do Academy of Serbia. A full biography can be found on his homepage http://www.vebodo.com/index.htm. Two three hour courses, and a one hour lecture […]

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TSKA Residential 2008

It is probably my age. In fact I am sure it is. Positive, in fact. They do say that as you get older time seems to speed up and this must be the reason why the previous year shot by and Friday May 19th, 2008 saw a group of Wantage Karate Club members heading down […]

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Sensei Aidan Trimble 7th dan, Wantage Spring Course 2008

Session 1. Novice to 4th kyu   This lesson focused on the use of blocks as strikes, namely Shuto, Soto, uchi and age-uke. The defender (Uke-te) was constrained from moving sideways or backwards and in each case stepped at 45° forward to the out side of the attacker’s (Tsuki-te) Oi–tsuki while pivoting back to face […]

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Sensei Aiden Trimble Course

On Sunday 16th March, Wantage Karate Club hosted a spring course with Sensei Aiden Trimble, 7th dan head of the Federation of Shotokan Karate, in the Wantage Leisure Centre from 12:30 to 17:00.

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Residential 2007

I realise that this report has taken along time to write, but you must understand that when you get to my age, the memory isn’t quite what it should be and I have only just remembered that I attended, you might wonder why bother to write the report now and the fact of the matter […]

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Sensei Kanazawa Course, 18/11/07

Opened by repeating Saturday drill: choku zuki. First, half way hand position: tate, ura zuki. Push through, no hip movement.   From zenkutsu dachi: First, no hands open and close hips: Using a book Sensei Kanazawa showed that the hips pivot not about the centre but about the edge, i.e. the hips hinge around the […]

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Master Class with Richard Amos

Brenda, Kay and Paul attended an open ‘Master Class’ with Richard Amos Sensei – 6th Dan (Renshi) and World Traditional Karate Organisation Chief Instructor on Saturday 4th November 2006. The course was held at Hemel Hempstead and hosted by Sensei Malcolm Phillips 6th Dan of Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International. The following day the World Traditional […]

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Sensei Elwyn Hall 2005 Course

On Saturday 24th September club members travelled to Tisbury, Devon for an association organised kumite course. The normal keen students attended Brenda, Kay, Ben and myself. Needless to say the travelling arrangements and organisation of the trip down there is worthy of a report on its own. To say that Kay was totally responsible for […]

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