No Training on Monday 5th October 2009

Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre is booked for the Society's Fiar, so there will be no training on Monday. We tried to book an alternative venue, but to no avail. We will be back at Kelsey Kerridge on Monday 12th October for training as usual.

We had hoped that Sensei Greg Durant, would be able to teach a special lesson for those attempting Black Belt gradings this year, and hope that we can arrange for this session to occur in the near future.

No Training on Wednesday 29th July

There will be no training on Wednesday 29th July, due to the Folk Festival taking place.

Recent Site Outage

Unfortunately the website was hit by the Gumblar Virus and the site hosting service sensibly suspended the site until it was dis-infected. This has now been completed, but you may find that some links are still broken - we are working on fixing these, but they make take some time.

Christmas Training Dates

There will be no training over the Christmas period. After Christmas we will resume training on the following dates

  • Mondays - 5th Jan 2009
  • Wednesdays - 14th Jan 2009
  • Thursdays - 8th Jan 2009

Advanced (Black Belt) Jiyu Ippon Kumite Techniques

There are now videos uploaded on the Karate Masters website, with Sensei Neil McClaughlin of the Lea Valley club demonstrating. Click here to access them.


  1. Gyaku Age Uke, grab, Ushiro Mawashi Geri back leg
  2. Hiji Suri Uke
  3. Kaisho Gyaku Zuki, spinning elbow strike

Instructor Training Course - First Aid for Karateka

Last weekend an SKA Instructor Training Course was held, and Dr Claire Royston from Cambridge Karate Club gave a presentation on first aid for karateka.

If you wish to download the course materials they can be found here: -

Basic first aid for karateka.pdf

Other SKA Clubs

Cambridge Karate Club is a member of the Shotokan Karate Association run by Sensei Greg Durant 7th Dan. There are many other SKA clubs, mostly around the East of England and North London.

Accounts on Cambridge Karate Club

The purpose of having an account on this website is so that you can create and edit content. As I get several requests for accounts per week and from dubious names I can only assume that these are from pepole with ill intent.

For this reason only an adminstrator can create an account on the site, please submit your details to your sensei if you think you require an account on the website.

Terminology - Remembering

Ever had difficulty remembering terminology? For instance how to remember Haiwan, Gaiwan, Shuwean and Naiwan? or the parts of the foot, etc...

To help you remember the terms I would suggest using mnemonics - make up a phrase which jogs your memory. Do you remember learning trigonometry at school? Your teacher probably got you to remember the sine and cosine rules by giving you a phrase like "Some Old Horses, Can Always Hear, Their Owners Approach", or "Sohcahtoa".

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