Shihan Kato 9th Dan in Worcester for IJKA Seminar


Worcester Shotokan Karate Club
are pleased to announce that they are hosting a seminar with Hanshi Sadashige Kato 9th Dan,  IJKA World Chief Instructor.

The seminar on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, Worcester, is open to all IJKA karateka and Shotokan karateka from other affiliations are also welcome.

Registration for the seminar will close on Friday 4th October 2019 at the latest

For full information please click the link below ~

WSKC SEMINAR DETAILS OCTOBER

To attend the seminar, karateka must:

  • Hold a ticket to attend the seminar.
    Tickets will be sent by email reply to all advance registration requests.

Due to the capacity of the venue, admission on the day without a ticket will not be possible.

Please register early to avoid disappointment.

IMPORTANT
Please do not take Satnav directions to the seminar based on Facebook information as you will end up at the wrong dojo!!
Please use WR5 2NL for Satnav and you will find Nunnery Wood Sports Centre is well signposted as you get close.
There will also be ‘Karate This Way’ signage conveniently placed for additional help.

Ossu,

Grading Success



Congratulations to Chris Adams and Chris Shawcross on their recent grading success.
Chris Adams regraded to 1st Kyu with the IJKA and Chris Shawcross graded to 8th Kyu at examinations held at West Midlands Shotokan Karate Academy, which is run by Kevin Belwood 3rd Dan IJKA. Kevin’s father Ron Belwood 7th Dan IJKA was the grading examiner.

The club looks forward to their further progress on the mountain trail.

Ossu,

IJKA Instructors Course, Ozd, Hungary – July 2019

Cameron Sensei recently travelled to Ozd, Hungary to partake in the 2019 IJKA Instructors Course hosted by IJKA Hungary. Two days of intensive training in 30+ degree heat with fabulous coaching by Kato Shihan 9th Dan, IJKA World Chief Instructor.

Day one began with an impressive opening ceremony for the new dojo built in Ozd, Hungary featuring three floors comprising administration areas and three separate dojos. A very impressive building that we’d love to have in Worcester.

That course was followed by a two day training course for all grades supported by karateka from many countries including UK, Ireland, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Russia, Latvia, Germany, India and Bulgaria.

Oss Sensei, we look forward to the next one.

Shihan Kato 9th Dan in Worcester for IJKA Seminar

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club (WSKC) hosted a seminar with Hanshi Sadashige Kato 9th Dan,  IJKA World Chief Instructor. on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
The seminar was held in the Dance Studio at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, WSKC’s honbu dojo.

Fabulous instruction by Shihan Kato 9th Dan and demonstrations by Milena Galabova 5th Dan.

The seminar was attended by karateka of all ranks from 7th Dan to beginners who came from England, Ireland and Scotland for the privilege of training under Shihan Kato.

Well deserved congratulations go to Maya Garbett, Iben Tromholt (West Midlands Shotokan Karate Academy) and Samantha Widdop (Blackpool and Wyre) who all passed their Shodan (1st Dan) grading under Sensei Kato 9th Dan IJKA World Chief Instructor.

Maya and Iben have been receiving invaluable extra tuition from Sensei Steve Cameron 4th Dan IJKA, Chief Instructor of Worcester Shotokan Karate Club, along with regular instruction from Sensei Kevin Belwood 3rd Dan IJKA, Chief Instructor of West Midlands Shotokan Karate Academy.

Samantha trains with Sensei Ron Belwood 7th Dan IJKA at his Blackpool and Wyre dojo.

Finally, huge congratulations to Alex Carroll from Aberdeen Shotokan Karate Club who passed his Rukodan (6th Dan) grading under Sensei Kato 9th Dan IJKA World Chief Instructor.

Domo Arigato to all the karateka that attended from Sensei Steve Cameron.

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club and IJKA England look forward to Shihan’s next visit.
Domo Arigato Sensei.


Milena (centre) with two of the new Shodans ~ Iben (Left) and and Maya (right)





International training camp ~ Sozopol, Bulgaria

Cameron Sensei recently attended the IJKA International training camp in Sozopol, Black Sea, Bulgaria.

The IJKA International Seminar held between 27th to 31st August 2018 was held at the Bulgarian National Sports Base “Spartak”and comprised 16 hours of fabulous instruction by Sadashige Kato ~ 9th IJKA World Chief Instructor assisted by Utsumi Takato Sensei ~ 6th Dan IJKA Vice World Chief Instructor.

Photo ~ Utsumi Takato Sensei and Cameron Sensei at the seminar dojo.

Watch Utsumi Takato sensei in action ~

Demonstration 1

Demonstration 2

 

Grading success at West Midlands Shotokan Karate Academy

On Saturday 17th March 2018 West Midlands Karate Academy held a grading with Sensei Ron Bellwood 7th Dan IJKA.
A grading training course kicked off the day with Steve Cameron 4th Dan IJKA taking the students through Kihon routines.
Kata practice was then taken by Ron Bellwood 7th Dan IJKA, Steve Cameron 4th Dan IJKA and Kevin Bellwood 3rd Dan IJKA.

Three Worcester IJKA students successfully graded.
The club congratulates Billy (4th Kyu) and Francis and Kirsty who double graded (9th Kyu). 
 The club looks forward to their further progress.
Ossu,

 

 

 

 

About Our Club

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club (WSKC) located in Worcester (UK) is run on a ‘non profit’ basis. Affiliated to the International Japan Karate-Do Association (IJKA) we are dedicated to teaching the Japanese martial art of Shotokan karate.
All abilities, aged 12 and above, are welcome to join whether you are a beginner or a karateka returning after a break.
All classes are conducted in a safe and friendly environment by Sensei Steve Cameron, 4th Dan, IJKA, who holds DBS enhanced disclosure.

Classes are held every Monday and Thursday at the following venues and times:

Monday Thursday
Saint Martin’s Church Hall
Victoria Avenue (one way only)
Worcester
WR5 1EE
Nunnery Wood Sports Complex
Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NL

To download maps and directions for the above venues, please click here.

Class Times

Class times are the same for both venues:

6:30pm ~ 7:30pm » Beginners and intermediates (to 6th Kyu ~ green belt)
7:30pm ~ 8:30pm » Seniors (5th Kyu ~ purple belt and above)

Any changes to our regular class schedules will always be communicated in advance in  ‘Recent Posts’ .
Note: Senior karateka may attend both sessions (at no extra cost) to benefit from extra training.
However, instruction in the first class will always be focused towards our beginners and intermediates.

More class Information

Please visit the Classes page.

More club information

Our FAQ page provides detailed club information.
However, if there is further information you require, why not visit our dojo. You will find an open and friendly welcome awaits.
You can also use our Contact Us page or email us by clicking here.

Training Schedule changes

Due to school exams our Thursday classes will move to St.Martins Church hall on the following dates ~

May 23rd and 30th

June 6th and 13th

Classes will run from 19:30 to 21:00 with mixed instruction for junior grades and senior grades for the first hour.

Our normal Thursday class schedules will resume on June 20th at Nunnery Wood Sports Centre.

Ossu,