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In House Competition

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Chikara Shotokan Karate Academy are having an in-house competition. This will include, kata, kumite and team events. The competition is open to ALL students. Those wishing to be considered for future squads, please come along….. This is your chance to show squad coaches that you have what it takes to be part of the squad!! Please see your club instructor to enter the competition. This venue will... 


Luton Competition 30th June

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Could anyone wanting to go to the above competition please get in touch with either John Barker or Stu Needham ASAP. Thanks


June 2012 Competition

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All, Karatenomichi World Federation (KWF) – England have very kindly invited us to take part in a National Competition. This is to be held on Saturday 30th June. In the past we have taken a team to this event. This is a request for anyone interested in attending to speak to Stu Needham or Sensei John Barker.   Category details, although subject to change, are listed below: Categories Kata Juniors: Event... 


New Pictures

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New pictures of junior training at Llanbedr DC, Nr Ruthin. Images of the juniors trying out their moves on the kick pads and bags!! To view the pictures click HERE


Squad Session – May 2012

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Squad training will be held at Hawarden High School on Sunday May 13th 2012. This will be 10:45 – 12:15. All squad members will be expected to attend. Anyone unable to attend must notify either Sensei John Barker or Stu Needham. Mitts and Gumshields are compulsory. All students MUST possess a gumshield and bring it with them!! If anyone would like a gumshield please see Stu Needham who will place... 


Kata & Referee Course

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Sunday 15th April 2012 On the above date there will be a kata and referee course at Hawarden High School. This course is open to all grades and all ages. The course will be between 10:45 – 12:45. All squad members will be expected to attend. This is an opportunity to improve your kata and/or understand the rules for competition. Please try your best to attend.


Grading Results

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The CSKA would like to Congratulate Dave Shimmin in obtaining his Nidan on Sunday 25th March 2012. The grading took place at Hawarden High School following an intense technical seminar by Shihan Ian Smith (6th Dan). Dave completed his grading in front of Ian Smith (6th Dan) and John Barker (5th Dan). He performed well in all areas impressing the examiners. Dave went on to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge... 


Junior Squad 2012

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The Junior Chikara Shotokan Karate Academy Squad for 2012 has been selected. The CSKA would like to wish them the best of luck for the future competitions!! Dates for future squad training will be announced shortly. All squad members will be expected to attend. The selected members are as follows: Lois Wake (Hawarden) Jack Jones (Hawarden) William Sylvester (Hawarden) Roan Jones (Llanbedr DC) Izzy... 


Adult Grading @ Llanbedr DC

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Don’t forget…… Wednesday 7th March 2012 Sensei John Barker will be attending Llanbedr DC karate club in order to conduct a grading for all of the adults. Please make sure that you have your licence books with you!! Good luck to all!!


Yamabushi Invitational Competition

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On Saturday 3rd March 2012 the CSKA took a squad of members to the Yamabushi Invitational Karate Competition which was held in Wrexham. The event started at 10:00 with the children’s kata and progressed throughout the day ending with men’s kumite. Throughout the day there were some excellent displays of kata and kumite which have all been developed during training. The instructors at the... 



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