New Zanshin 1st Dan!

I would like to wish a deeply heartfelt congratulations to Peter Collier, who passed his 1st Dan black belt exam on Saturday 29th September 2018 under the supervision of Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan Kyoshi and a panel of our esteemed yudansha (including yours truly). We have had Peter in the class for many many

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A little update

Hey all! I noticed I haven’t posted anything up in a while, so I thought why not give you all just a morsel of training footage. Just to whet your appetites:   Also, from my recent training weekend in Bergen, Norway (October 2017) Some slow mo from Christer and James #karate #wado IWFN Wado Karate

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8th Kyu Grading

Another hardy congratulations to Alfie Fairall, who graded to 8th Kyu last Friday. He did great and it really showed as he was awarded a First Class pass, something I have not done in many years. It shows technique way above his grade level, which I hope he continues to train and maintain.   I’ll

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Upcoming Training Closures

Dear students There will be no training on Good Friday, 14th April, due to school closure. Also, due to a school production, there will be no training on Friday 16th June. Hopefully, these will be the only closed sessions throughout the spring & summer! All the best Sensei Oren

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9th Kyu Grading

Congratulations to Alfie for his successful 9th Kyu grading on Friday! His first step on a long journey, and on his way to catching up with his dad!  

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3rd Dan Promotion

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be graded to 3rd Dan under Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan Kyoshi. It was a tough grading but I made it 🙂 a big thank you to Leslie Forester for his assistance with both driving us there and back and as a partner in my Kata Kaisetsu and Kihon

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Christmas 2016 Updates

Hello all, Just a brief update before we hit the Christmas holidays. Yesterday we had the final Horsham DKW Wednesday evening training until the 4th January 2017. For us training on Fridays in Burgess Hill, we still have tomorrow (9th) and next week (16th) before we break up for the holidays. We will be back

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The Many Ways of Practicing Kata

During the last training session we covered kata Pinan Nidan in detail, trying to find ways to best remember and memorise the techniques and stances. I briefly discussed with some of the students about the many different ways that kata can be practiced to better understand it and learn it.   http://www.karatebyjesse.com/51-awesome-ways-to-practice-k…/ This is an

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Kimesanchin Kata & Kumite Tournament 24/06/2016

So I’m a week late posting this, but I wanted to run this update with photos to go along with it. I was invited to participate in KimeSanchin’s yearly kata & kumite tournament. The last time I was at a karate tournament was in 2010, so this was quite the gap to get back into

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