Best Students 2017

1 Jan

Well done to Poppy Bodley and Matthew Denning-Maggs on their amazing achievement, Best Students 2017. Everyone has worked really hard but these two talented students just gave that bit extra. Congratulations to the students who received highly commended awards, Logan, Devon and Harry and also to Dexter for his efforts at learning kata.  You’re all amazing, keep […]

Special Training Course

12 Dec

December the 10th there will be a rare opportunity to train locally with a top JKAE karateka who has for the last 4 years been a student in Japan, completing the International instructors’ course at the JKA Headquarters. Roisin is the only non- Japanese competitor to win medals in kata at The All Japan Championships […]

Going for Gold

6 Jun

We had an amazing spring course with Osaka Sensei, 8th Dan, Okuma Sensei, 6th Dan, Nagatomo Sensei, 6th Dan and Ohta Sensei, 7th Dan.

Kyu Grading Glastonbury

6 Jun

All Mendip Shotokan Karate students attended a training and grading session at St. Dunston’s School. After a rigorous training session conducted by The Chief instructor of the JKAE, Sensei Ohta, a grading was held.  Mendip students performed their very best with a few points to work on for next time.  Well done to everyone who trained and […]

JKA Spring Course 2016

4 Apr

Again, a fantastic line up of world-class instructors attended the JKAE’s International Course at K2, Crawley, West Sussex. Kawawada Sensei – 8th Dan, Hirayama Sensei – 6th Dan, Nemoto Sensei – 5th Dan, Ohta Sensei – 7th Dan all kept us on our toes and gave us many points for future study. Students form around the […]