Keep Clam and Carry On

Tonight saw the club get together for the first time since indoor training was suspended by the government on Friday 20th March 2020.

The club is now meeting on-line using web conference software to create a virtual dojo where Cameron Sensei continues to keep the club spirit alive to keep calm and carry on.

 

First session was a great success and things can only get better as we develop routines to suit the new virtual class format.

A fabulous way to boost our well being during the extraordinary time facing the nation.

A big OSS to all who took part and I look forward to seeing you all again next week. Your positive feedback was great.

Ossu,

Dan Grade Presentation

Presentation night at Worcester on Monday 24th February with Frank receiving his Nidan certificate.
Ink was almost still wet…
Inspiration to us all to keep pushing on with our personal journeys.
I include myself in that statement as he’s moved a grade closer to his Sensei, so time to move my karate up a gear or two, maybe four…

Congratulations Frank, your karate has reached limits you would not have thought possible a few year’s back, but there’s far more to come.
Ossu, Steve

Kato Shihan visits Worcester

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club would like to thank Kato Shihan 9th Dan IJKA World Chief Instructor for a fabulous seminar held on Saturday 12th October at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex.

The club would like to thank all karateka that attended the seminar and enjoyed 4 hours of fabulous instruction with assistance from Milena Galabova 5th Dan and Paul Kotowski 6th Dan.

Congratulations to Frank Rhodes and Bob Duarte who were selected for Nidan gradings on the day and await the result from Kato Shihan.

The club looks forward to Kato Shihan’s next visit.

 

 

 

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)





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.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Thursday 26th March 2020

The club will meet tonight and there will be training.
This will be held in Sensei’s on-line Dojo and will evolve over time.
For students not using WhatsApp please check your email account as I have sent you details of how to join in.
I look forward to meeting you all later.

Ossu

Temporary Venue change

On Thursday 16th January classes will take place in the gym  at Nunnery Wood high school.
Class times will be as per our normal schedule.
That is the school on the left as you drive towards the car park at Nunnery Wood Sports Centre.
The gym is the large glass windowed room to the right of the main school reception.
 
Access to the gym is via the main school reception and then turn right.
There are separate male and female entrances just as you enter the main corridor.
 
Ossu,

Happy New Year

The club will resume normal class schedules on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex.

Happy New Year to all students.

2020 will be fantastic journey and we look forward to welcoming new students to our internationally recognised club.
Karate could change your life for the better……forever….first lesson is FREE

Ossu,

Steve