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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...

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...

Philosophy Within Karate


Gichin Funakoshi laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate, (or Niju kun) which form the foundations of the art, before some of his students established the JKA. Within these twenty principles, based heavily on Bushido and Zen, lies the philosophy of Shotokan. The principles allude to notions of humility, respect, compassion, patience, and both an inward and outward calmness. It was Funakoshi's belief that through karate practice and observation of these 20 principles, the karateka would...

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 other times when people raise money for Damon.



Registration Times

Sunday 13th May 10.30am – 11.00am

Training Times

Sunday 13th May 11.00am – 12.00pm / 12.15pm – 1.15pm / 1.30pm – 3pm

Cost Of Training

Adults – £15.00, Juniors – £7.00


For those entering a Dan Grade Examination, application forms must be fully completed and sent with a recent passport style photo and the appropriate fee to: The Chief Grading Examiner, 77 The Dale, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5DD. Cheques or Postal Orders only made payable to SEKU. Grading application forms must be received no later than the Wednesday before the examination date – these forms are available from your club secretary.

Licences – There will be a licence check on entry.

Examinee Requirement – Male (Gum Sheild, Thin White Mitts, Groin Guard is advised)

Female (Gum Shield, Thin White Mitts, Chest Guard is advised)

Examination Fees

Sho-Dan £30.00, Ni-Dan £45.00, payable to SEKU, successful examinees are required to pay a registration fee of £20.00 on the day.

Damon Dewey is an MS sufferer and has been confined to a wheelchair for many years and needs care 24/7 – All proceeds from this training course will go toward making his life a little easier for him and his family. We look forward to seeing you all there and as always training together because that is what we like to do. Safe journey see you all on Saturday 12th May 2018.

If are looking to stay for the weekend you can book a static caravan at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, please click HERE for a link to their website.



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