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Instructors Course

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The Chikara Shotokan Karate Academy, who are based in Flintshire, North Wales, will shortly be running courses to assist in developing members in the area of instructing/coaching. If you are interested in taking part in this, please contact Stu Needham or Dennis Hanwright


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Flintshire’s Chikara Shotokan Karate Academy has been for some time an organisation which has had members fighting at World level. This has been under the close and expert instruction of coaches John Barker and Ian Smith. They have helped develop a team over the years which has been placed in many international events. Well…….. they are doing it again!!! Soon to be announced will... 

Special Course

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On Sunday 23rd May, 11.30 to 14.30 a Special Course will be held at Hawarden High School Sports Hall. It is to be under the instruction of Shihan Ian Smith (6th Dan). This is open for all Ages and Grades. Its focus will be Kata, Kumite and refereeing.

Ireland March 2010

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As some of you may be aware, the CSKA have arranged a trip to Ireland later this month. This coincides with the Wales V Ireland six nations rugby. There are 9 people travelling from the CSKA for what is hoped to be an enjoyable experience. Whilst there, members are going to get chance to train with other karate-ka from all over the world whilst visiting the delightful sights in Dublin, and obviously... 

Junior Kyu Grading

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A Junior Kyu Grading will be taken by Sensei Ian Smith and Sensei John Barker on Sunday 7th February 11.30 to 2.00 at Hawarden High School Sports Centre. They will be a seperate  Class  for Junior Students not taking any Grading and for Adult Students.

Christmas break details

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Would all students note that Thursday December 17th will be the last regular class of the year. We will restart on Monday 4th January 2010. The CSKA Officers would like to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our students, as well as to all the tutors and other karatekas who have trained with us during a very successful 2009 for the Academy. See you next year!!!

Welcome to the new website

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Pardon our dust while we set up our new WordPress-based site and complete the transfer of information over from the old site. We’ll be tweaking templates and adding new sections and pages as we go – so expect changes and expect the unexpected. This new website, designed and developed by Mackintosh Consultants, will allow us to provide you with up-to-date information as quickly as possible. ...