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.

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.


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)