Members of the Bugeikan dojo performed at Hyper Japan 2019 in Kensington Olympia. Saturday 13th July, five junior members of the dojo demonstrated their karate at Hyper Japan in Kensington Olympia. With such short notice to attend this event the team didn't get a chance to rehearse anything before the day and so we had …
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On Saturday 22nd June it was a very special day. It was Okinawa Day, a Japanese festival. I went with Henry, Lara, Leo, Lily, Kevin and Courtney to show Karate. Our sensei, Joel Reeves, wanted us to do some practise before we went on stage with Katarina sensei. After we did a warm up we …
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Karate Breakfast club at Epping Primary School: Successful finish of the summer term! Last Wednesday we finished our 10-week karate programme held at Epping Primary School. This term went very well, and I would like to thank Harris, Jessica, Isaac and Jordan for all their hard work and focus. Elliot joined our class to experience …
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On Saturday 22nd June members of the Bugeikan dojo demonstrated their karate skills to a delighted audience as part of the London Okinawa Day celebrations. The event, held annually at Spitalfields Market, brings a rich experience of music, dance, drumming and arts from the island culture of Okinawa. This year members participated in a half-hour …
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This morning we had our first Breakfast club session at the Epping Primary School. We focused on exercises for health and wellbeing which nourish childrens joints and learning basic karate stances and techniques. We followed with a ‘noodle-game’ exercise developing childrens skills to avoid being struck by the noodle. This all has built a good …
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Well done to all the children of Thursday’s after school karate club at Barnes Primary who demonstrated their skills to a delighted audience of parents and relatives this week.
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Last week was the last of our two-session trial of the new Karate Breakfast Club at Barnes Primary – and the class is now confirmed for January 2019.
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Children at Epping Primary School enjoyed a day of Okinawan Karate!
The sessions were led by myself and Katarina sensei and we were greatly impressed by the the children’s behaviour and enthusiasm for karate. Continue reading “A day of karate at Epping Primary School”
As a parent looking for a karate club to enrol your child into the choice can be overwhelming, so I’d like to offer some things to consider.
Here in Barnes you have several options, not only for karate but also Judo, Taekwondo and Jujitsu. What’s the difference, and which one is best for your child? Continue reading “How to find a good karate club for your child”
I’ve taken two weeks to do a whistle tour of seven places to research the final parts of a forthcoming book and lay the groundwork for a documentary on Okinawan Karate planned next year. Continue reading “Training in Okinawa”