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SEKU Instructors Class 10/06/2...


SEKU Instructors Class 10 June 2018 Yet another great instructors class was held on 10th June 2018 at Priory School, Portsmouth. This also happened to be Sensei Dewey's Birthday! What better place to be than in a Dojo with people trying to hurt one another! Happy Birthday Sensei! The session started with reverse block practicing with an emphasis on the importance of rotation in the hip thus narrowing the target area. After this and just before our break we were asked to participate in Ken Ly...

The Shotokan Karate Bridport T...


The Shotokan Karate Bridport Training Course & Dan Gradings 2018 May 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Bridport course has not only become an annual event, this course is for a fantastic cause because all proceeds go to Damon’s Health Angel Fund. The Dewey’s, all of us, are extremely grateful to everyone that comes and trains over the weekend giving up their time, effort in training and travel. We are also thankful for your donations and help not just this weekend but all those oth...

GOLD in the 2018 Nationals!


It was a great day out at the Portsmouth Academy, home of Portsmouth KC dojo on the 24th March 2018 for the 36th Annual SEKU Championships. Seeing plenty of new faces and old friends from around the country interrupting their weekend in search of shotokan karate gold. Well done to all the competitors whatever your result, thanks you to all the instructors who organise their clubs/students for the event, a huge thanks to the judges, referees, timekeepers and especially the first aid of St John Am...
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Sensei in Solvakia – Dec...


If you have been around SEKU for a while you may well remember the squad heading to Slovakia once a year for the Christmas competition. It was always a good way to introduce yourself to some of the more physical aspects of kumite especially in the days of no mitts. They were bruising encounters but such was the camaraderie we enjoyed every minute and the squad often become closer as a team because of it. We haven’t been there for a number of years but I was invited across this year by Tibor Mikus, head of Slovakian Karate as a special guest and it was a most welcome invite.

I was extremely well looked after for the whole time as always; being collected by my own private chauffeur and everyday a new body guard, in reality, an old friend taking me here there and everywhere including, as guest, to the competition itself on the Saturday. Here are a few photographs of the event sent by the lovely Renata who was my interpreter. No my Slovakian hasn’t gotten any better. They are a great bunch of people and Slovakia is a lovely country if you are heading that way. When you get to the border tell them Mick sent you.


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