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Selby Shotokan Karate Club

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SSKC Dojo holiday closure dates

Unfortunately we are unable to use the school on the following dates in August.
Sunday 3rd August
Sunday 17th August - Additional date
Sunday 24th August
Wednesday 27th August
For those heading away on your holidays have a great time.

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Kanayama Sensei teaches his first course in York for 20 years!

Course photo after the final session with Kanayama Sensei.
JKS England were very fortunate to secure Kosho Kanayama Sensei 7th Dan, head of internal affairs for the JKS Headquarters in Tokyo. The evening course comprised of two sessions and was held just outside York on Tuesday 22nd July at Selby Shotokan Karate Club. It had been over 20 years since Kanayama Sensei was last in York and he brought with him some Japanese summer weather with the temperature in the high twenties.

The first session was open to all grades and was strongly supported by 60 karateka and it was pleasing to see a wide age range from about 10 year olds upwards. All the windows and doors were opened and the initial session started with Kihon drills. Sensei is renown for his Kihon and did not fail to disappoint introducing drills that would help develop correct Kihon. For most Kyu grades this was probably the most demanding 90 minutes that they had ever trained, but they all rose to the occasion and found that "little bit more".
Sensei went on to teach gohon kumite with jodan, chudan and mae geri attacks, focussing on correct foot position as you step, distancing, stance coming together to form a strong attack. To conclude the initial session Sensei taught Heian Nidan to the lower grades and Jion to the Brown and Black belts in attendance.
The second session was a senior class of Black and Brown belts, this enabled Sensei to "step up a gear", The three disciplines of Kihon, Kumite and Kata were re-visited. The session started with geri waza with plenty of repetitions and concentration on quality and accuracy of technique. The temperature in the dojo remained high and the floor resembled the Hombu dojo getting damp under the feet. Sensei taught ippon kihon kumite again focusing on foot position and distancing. The drills started slow but were quickly ramped up to full speed and power. The senior grades also managed to step up to the mark and find that "little bit more" that was being demanded from us. Kanayama Sensei concluded the session with kata - Meikyo Nidan.
However the session was not quite finished and the courses finished with just a few of Sensei favorite physical exercises where he led the group demonstrating his superb physical conditioning.
We would like to thank Kanayama Sensei for visiting England again and hopefully it will not be another twenty years before he is back in York again.

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Grading results - 6th July 2014

Congratulations to all our students that graded tonight.
All your new pages uploaded for those grading for the first time and individual page updated for Gabriel with your results, Osu!
Just Click on their names to take you to their own member page.

Gradings - 6th July 2014
8th Kyu Gabriel Witty
9th Kyu Jane Witty
12th Kyu Wiktoria Kielek
12th Kyu Jake Rawlings
12th Kyu Samuel Totty

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Grading results for May and June 2014

Congratulations to all our students that graded on Sunday and many thanks to Sensei Alan and Sensei Hans for a great day. I have also posted the grading results for the brown belts that graded 4 weeks ago. All your individual pages have also been updated with your results, Osu!
Just Click on their names to take you to their own member page.

Gradings - 24th May 2014
1st Kyu Scott Haxby
2nd Kyu Charlotte Haxby
2nd Kyu Emily Crockford
2nd Kyu Warren Bate

Gradings - 22nd June 2014
4th Kyu Abigail Marchant
4th Kyu Craig Whiteley
4th Kyu Xiao Wei Han
4th Kyu Heath Waters
5th Kyu Molly Douglas
5th Kyu Thomas Fieldsend
5th Kyu Myles Phillips
5th Kyu Wiktoria Rymarz
5th Kyu Leah Fielding
6th Kyu Simon Frost
7th Kyu Assen Arinkov
7th Kyu Imaan Ahmad
7th Kyu Berhan Haker
7th Kyu Sam Barfield
7th Kyu Andreas Brereton
8th Kyu Lewis Urwin
8th Kyu Finlay Pearson
8th Kyu Marny Waters
8th Kyu Joshua Whiteley
8th Kyu Jon Blaza
8th Kyu Mark O'Reilly
8th Kyu Rebecca Arinkov
8th Kyu Grace Jones-Devitt
9th Kyu Kayleigh Whiteley
9th Kyu Izzy Haxby
9th Kyu Thomas Arinkov
9th Kyu Mia Boyle
9th Kyu Tash O'Boyle
9th Kyu Josh Bowden
9th Kyu Martin Barfield
9th Kyu Amrit Daffu O'Reilly
9th Kyu Paul Bowden
10th Kyu Holly Urwin
10th Kyu Isabelle Wilton
10th Kyu Zachary McMullen
10th Kyu Jamie Jackson
10th Kyu Charlie Hudson
10th Kyu Monica O'Reilly
10th Kyu Oliver Durkin
10th Kyu Connor Christian
10th Kyu Mark Christian
11th Kyu Lily Boston
12th Kyu Elliot Murray
12th Kyu Bobby Dootson
12th Kyu Ellie Fielding

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Monday, May 05, 2014

SSKC Novice Competition 2014

There was a great turn out for 2014 with  147 competitors in all, leading to a total of 280 entries in the 13 events, a true reflection on how JKS England is growing.


A time for karateka from our local (and not so local) clubs to experience competition in a semi formal atmosphere and use the experience as a stepping stone to national and international events.

Many thanks to R G Events Photography for covering our competition. 

Please follow the link below to view and purchase your photos.


Many congratulations to all the Cup and medals winners and all karateka for supporting the event.
The Cups will be engraved with the winners names and distributed shortly.

SSKC Competition Results - May 2014
Event 1 - Under 9 - Mixed Kata

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Amber 
Lamb -
Crystal Peaks
Ben Clipsham -
Kaizen No-Michi
Sam Peacock - JKS YorkChevy Howarth - LKA
Event 2 - Under 12 - Mixed Kata
"The Activ8 Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Ethan Heycock - Can DOElizabeth Massey - HSKCLeah Fielding - SSKCLeo Bateman - Walsall
Event 3 - Under 17 - Mixed Kata
"The TSB Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Mackenzie Hopkins - SeibukanEmily Crockford - SSKCFrances Dook - YSKCAdam Scriven - Crystal Peaks
Event 4 - Over 16 - Mixed Kata - Beg to 3rd Kyu
"The Lawrence Hannah Cup"


Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Warren Bate - SSKCXiao Wei Han - SSKCSteve Sugden - LKAHarry Robinson - Grantham
Event 5 - Over 16 - Mixed Kata - 2nd Kyu +
"The Lawrence Hannah Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Scott Haxby - SSKCJiani Wang - YSKCStephen Green - LKAJoanna Fewkes - Crystal Peaks
Event 6 - Family Kata
"The Gough and Kelly Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Dook / Winn - YSKCHaxby - SSKCStanley - WalsallKershaw - Kaizen No-Michi
Event 7 - Under 9 - Mixed Kumite

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Ben Clipsham - Kaizen No-MichiSam Peacock - JKS YorkAlishia Romagnuolo - Kaizen No-MichiLuther Mahalingham - Can Do
Event 8 - Under 12 - Mixed Kumite
"The Activ8 Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Alice Whittington - LKASeb Mitchell - LKAMyles Phillips - SSKCJames Terry - Seibukan
Event 9a - Under 17 - Male Kumite
"The SSKC Kumite Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Shaun Green - SeibukanMatthew Ross - Kaizen No-MichiMackenzie Hopkins - SeibukanOwen Marshall - JKS York
Event 9b - Under 17 - Female Kumite
"The SQES Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Charlotte Haxby - SSKCNatalya Tootell - SeibukanAmelia Stanley - WalsallSydney McAleenan - Walsall
Event 10 - Over 16 - Male Kumite - Beg to 3rd Kyu
"The HT Scaffolding Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Vinny Isaac - AkashaiTomasz Starzyk - YSKCAndy Grey - LKAHarvey Roe - LKA
Event 11 - Over 16 - Female Kumite - Beg to 3rd Kyu
"The HT Scaffolding Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Jacqui Beresford - WalsallXiao Wei Han - SSKC

Event 12 - Over 16 - Male Kumite - 2nd Kyu+   
"The Denby Security Services Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Scott Haxby - SSKCDael Robinson -  HSKCStephen Green - LKA-
Event 13 - Over 16 - Female Kumite - 2nd Kyu+
"The SWV Cup"

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Joanna Fewkes - Crystal PeaksAlison Murray - BradfordJiani Wang - YSKC-
Under 17 - Grand Champion
The Sensei Rodrigo Bastidas Memorial Cup

WinnerJoint 2nd PlaceJoint 2nd Place
Mackenzie Hopkins - Seibukan - 6 PointsShaun Green - Seibukan - 4 PointsCharlotte Haxby - SSKC - 4 Points
Senior Kumite - (Judged best performance)
The Sensei Randy Williams Memorialial Cup

Winner2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
Scott Haxby - SSKC



SSKC Competition Results - May 2014
Club Results Table
Club1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place
SSKC4420
Seibukan2111
Crystal Peaks2002
YSKC1220
KNM1211
LKA1142
Walsall1022
Can Do1002
Akashi1000
HSKC0200
JKS York0111
Bradford0100
Grantham0001

Well done to team SSKC

Thank you to everyone that competed, officiated or supported on the day, Osu!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

York - Karate course and Kyu grading - Sunday 22nd June 2014

Sensei Alan Campbell - 6th Dan JKS England Chief Instructor with
Sensei Hans Rana - 5th Dan JKS England

This will be an open course aimed at karateka of all grades and ages.

Registration and grading times along with costings are detailed on the flyer.

Please arrive for registration promptly so everyone can be processed before the course is due to commence.
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The Sports Hall, Joseph Rowntree High School, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York YO32 4BZ.


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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Tonights gradings

Well done to all our 3 students that Kyu graded tonight.
If you click on your name it will take you to your own members page.

6th Kyu Leah Fielding
9th Kyu Harrison Fairhurst
12th Kyu Blake Hutchinson

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Monday, February 24, 2014

February Gradings

Well done to all our 49 students that Kyu graded on Sunday.
If you click on your name it will take you to your own members page.

Kyu Grades
2nd Kyu Scott Haxby
3rd Kyu Charlotte Haxby
3rd Kyu Emily Crockford
3rd Kyu Warren Bate
5th Kyu Molly Douglas
5th Kyu Craig Whiteley
5th Kyu Xiao Wei Han
5th Kyu Heath Waters
5th Kyu (t) Ibrahim Ahmad
6th Kyu Myles Phillips
6th Kyu Wiktoria Rymarz
7th Kyu Bradley Urwin
7th Kyu Simon Frost
8th Kyu Assen Arinkov
8th Kyu Phoebe Culpan
8th Kyu Imaan Ahmad
8th Kyu Berhan Haker
8th Kyu Sam Barfield
9th Kyu Gabriel Witty
9th Kyu Lewis Urwin
9th Kyu Finlay Pearson
9th Kyu Marny Waters
9th Kyu Joshua Whiteley
9th Kyu Lucie Doncaster
9th Kyu Benedict Roach
9th Kyu Jon Blaza
9th Kyu Mark O'Reilly
9th Kyu Rebecca Arinkov
9th Kyu Grace Jones-Devitt
10th Kyu Elliott Mountford
10th Kyu Kayleigh Whiteley
10th Kyu Cooper Sparks
10th Kyu Izzy Haxby
11th Kyu Thomas Arinkov
11th Kyu Mia Boyle
11th Kyu Alex Roach
11th Kyu Holly Urwin
11th Kyu Isabelle Wilton
11th Kyu Zachary McMullen
11th Kyu Jamie Jackson
11th Kyu Charlie Hudson
11th Kyu Monica O'Reilly
11th Kyu Oliver Durkin
11th Kyu Connor Christian
11th Kyu Callum Jackson
11th Kyu Mark Christian
12th Kyu Charlie Farndale
12th Kyu Casper Robertson
12th Kyu Lily Boston

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

SSKC Christmas Photo 2013

A great turn out for the SSKC Christmas display, below is the Xmas photo for this year.
SSKC Xmas 2013 Photo
Congratulations to Harrison for winning the TJ Cup this year well deserved, Osu!
Trevor Jinks Cup Winner 2013 - Harrison Fairhurst
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SSKC Christmas Display 2013

Really great to see so many karateka tonight. A brilliant night for the SSKC family. A special mention to Harrison Fairhurst the 8th recipient of the Trevor Jinks Cup, Osu!


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