Lindsay Powell-Jones

Winter school 3 – 5 December

Another year draws to a close, and a warm welcome awaits you and your members to Winter School on the weekend of Friday 3 December to Sunday 5 December 2021, overseen by the UK KDS Technical group. Register Payment is required at time of booking using Paypal. It is possible to check in as a guest to make card payment, if you do not have a Paypal account.  Register and… Read More »Winter school 3 – 5 December

16-17 October, Essex, all grades

Essex all grades course, 16-17 October.  Under the guidance of Gavin Rothwell, 5th Dan.  Times Saturday11:00 – 13:0015:00 – 17:00 Sunday11:00 – 13:00 Venue Sir Frederick Gibberd College, Tendring Road,Harlow,CM18 6RN Social The best Turkish dinner this side of Istanbul in Ware, Hertfordshire.  Cost Weekend£30 Sat only£20 Sun only£15

10-11 July, Oxford, black and brown belt

Oxford University KDS held the last course before the Pandemic lockdown and is proud to host the first course after the easing of the Pandemic. We regret that due to the Pandemic, both the Government and the University restrictions, we are unable to welcome overseas members to this course.  We will however hope to be able to do so soon. For further information, contact Minh: Covid update Please note the… Read More »10-11 July, Oxford, black and brown belt

Announcement – Mitsusuke Harada Sensei MBE

It is with great sadness that we announce that on 26th February 2021 Mitsusuke Harada Sensei MBE, the Principal and Chief instructor of the Karate-Do Shotokai (KDS) passed away peacefully at home. Harada Sensei was a unique individual and a living legend in the Martial Arts world. His passing is a huge loss and impact to his students and friends alike. He was a direct student of Gichin Funakoshi O’Sensei,… Read More »Announcement – Mitsusuke Harada Sensei MBE

Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Dear KDS members UK and overseas, We hope you are all well and coping with this very unprecedented, difficult and challenging time. It’s important you look after yourselves, your family and friends. We hope this will pass and look forward to meeting again soon in a dojo where we can practice together again. Until then look after yourselves and take care, Sensei Harada and Marie Kellett KDS practices and courses… Read More »Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Spring School, April 24 – 26

Facebook This event has been cancelled.  Covid-19 (coronovirus) updates You are once again very warmly invited to the University of Hertfordshire Spring School course, which will be taken by the KDS Technical Executive group.  While this Spring School has been opened up to all grades, it is expected to have a strong peer group element. Register Please register in advance as this will ease the process on the day. Register… Read More »Spring School, April 24 – 26

International Women’s Day

There are still more men training in martial arts than women. This needs to change.  Equality is not a women’s issue, gender equality is essential for martial arts to thrive.  A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious – so what’s not great about that? So let’s make it happen.  Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can… Read More »International Women’s Day

14 March, Oxford, all grades

Facebook Oxford University KDS invites you to a 1 day national course, led by Marie Kellett. Times Saturday  12:00 – 13:30 (2 Dan+) 14:30 – 17:30 (all grades) Cost £20  £15 for students Social A social is being organised by Janet Kenyon: It will take place around 18:00 at a nearby restaurant. Please let Janet know if you would like to attend, so a reservation can be made. Location… Read More »14 March, Oxford, all grades

28 Feb – 1 March: 2nd Dan+ course, Norwich

Facebook We warmly invite 2nd Dans and above to the KDS course on Friday February 28 – Sunday March 1. Find out more about our club Location City Academy299 Bluebell RoadNorwichNR4 7LP Training times Friday 19.00 – 21.00 Sat11.00 – 13.0015.00 – 17.00 Sun10.00-13.00 Cost Weekend: Adult £35Students/Concessions £25 1 day: Adults £20 Students/Concessions £15 Social For both Friday and Sat nights (Fri chilli/curry and Sat hot buffet) – Bird in Hand, Church… Read More »28 Feb – 1 March: 2nd Dan+ course, Norwich

Winter School grading

Harada Sensei and the KDS would like to congratulate the following members on achieving their next level of development in their karate practice. 1st Dan Etienne Kaiser, KeeleLaura Scott, KeeleStacey Harris, Bethnal GreenLaurence Newson, LondonLola Woodward, LondonRichard Plaskow, Herts 2nd Dan Nabil Douirari, CardiffSusan Stratton, Cardiff 3rd Dan David Adams, GwentJoseph Cooper, Norwich