Competition Results & news Archive – 2014

News Archive – 2014

Many congratulations to Joao Costa on passing his Shodan grading
From our local MP...
Vicky Adams - bronze medal JKS Open Championships
Kumite Team of Adam Cockfield, James Baldwin and Gary Page taking the bronze medal
Sat/Sun 18th/19th Oct… A Weekend Shotokan Course with Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan
SSKI Summer Course Instructors from left to right: Sensei Adam Cockfield 5th Dan, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and Sensei Tony Bunting 6th Dan.
L–R: Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan, Lewis Wilson, Ritchie Howlett and Sensei Tony Bunting 6th Dan
Congratulations to Cristy Nash on winning a Basingstoke Sports Award, which included a sports centre scholarship and a grant! Well done Cristy!

Sun Dec 14th – Christmas Shotokan Master Class… What an amazing course with two of the very best instructors on the planet today, Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan and Sensei Aidan Trimble 7th Dan. The dojo was packed with black and brown–belts and the four sessions were phenomenal. These four one–hour sessions covered kihon, Ji’in kata, kumite and self–defence and in that order. The day finished with the host Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan thanking the two instructors for such a wonderful day’’s karate training and then presented a very surprised Jeff Carson with his 5th Dan grade and beautiful certificate. A very well deserved reward for all his hard work as an instructor and as Chief Referee to SSKI and, as Sensei Phipps stated, Jeff is a credit to SSKI and to Shotokan karate in general. All–in–all a wonderful day and we all look forward to next year’’s event, which will be on Sunday 13th December at the same dojo. Sensei Hazard will be back at the Hemel Hempstead dojo on Sunday 22nd February for another one day course; if you are interested please email Sensei Phipps on phipps@globalnet.co.uk to book your place.

Sat Dec 6th… Many congratulations to Joao Costa on passing his Shodan grading at the Hemel Hempstead honbu dojo; well done Joao.

Sat Nov 8th – ETNA… Many congratulations to Arthi Niranjan and Sarah Brown who both passed their Okinawan Kobudo (Nunchaku) shodan grading at the Hemel Hempstead dojo on Saturday. Excellent standard and now both ladies are holders of Dan grades in both Shotokan Karate (SSKI) and Nunchaku (ETNA); well done to you both, great achievement. Also, at the same grading, Siva Niranjan and Caspar Mahoney passed their Nunchaku red belt gradings – congratulations.

Beginners Course on Monday 17th November from 7.00 – 8.30pm at the Gadebridge dojo in Hemel Hempstead. All are welcome!

Sun Nov 2nd – JKS Open Championships (Nottingham)… Well done to the Men’s Kumite Team of Adam Cockfield, James Baldwin and Gary Page for taking the bronze medal in this very prestigious tournament. Also congratulations to Vicky Adams who also took bronze in the Ladies Senior Kumite individual event. We only took a very small squad to this reputable tournament, so these results were excellent. Well done to all who entered. Congratulations… from our local MP. Click here to see the letter in full.

Wed 29th Oct… Many congratulations to Sensei Steve Howlett the SSKI Instructor to our two Watford dojos on being awarded his 3rd Dan grade at the Hemel Hempstead honbu last night. Well done Steve and well deserved.

Sat/Sun 18th/19th Oct… A Weekend Shotokan Course with Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan – this course, held at the Hemel Hempstead dojo of Sensei Malcolm Phipps at the weekend, was absolutely magnificent. The course covered all aspects of Shotokan Karate from kihon and kumite to self–defence and the kata Bassai–sho. The course was well attended on both days and everyone left the dojo buzzing with excitement and we now all look forward to the Christmas Shotokan Master Class with Sensei Dave Hazard and Sensei Aidan Trimble on Sunday 14th December at the Hemel Hempstead honbu dojo of SSKI.

October 5th… Results from the SSKI 27th UK National Championships held at Hemel Hempstead School.

July 6th… SSKI Summer Course Instructors from left to right: Sensei Adam Cockfield 5th Dan, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and Sensei Tony Bunting 6th Dan. The Course was a huge success and the picnic and games session afterwards were also great fun. The positive comments from this superb Course were truly many and many thanks to all who attended and indeed to the three instructors. Great stuff!

June 4th… Congratulations to the two new Nidan grades, Lewis Wilson and Ritchie Howlett both from the Watford dojo.

May 10th… A review of the excellent course with Simon Staples Sensei hosted by SSKI London – click here for the full review.

March 1st… Congratulations to Cristy Nash on winning a Basingstoke Sports Award, which included a sports centre scholarship and a grant! Well done Cristy!

Sat/Sun 1st/2nd Feb… A Weekend Shotokan Course with Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan.