Lindsay Powell-Jones

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

1 Feb, Bethnal Green, all grades

Facebook Twitter Bethnal Green invite you to the first all grades course of the year. The course will be mentored by Marie Kellett (5th Dan, KDS Gwent) and led by Stacey Harris (1st Dan, KDS Bethnal Green) and Will Black (3rd Dan, KDS London). Practice times 12 – 13:00 2nd to 5th Dan 13:30 – 16:30All grades Location Mulberry Academy, Shoreditch, Gosset Street, London E2 6NW Cost Adults – £20Concessions… Read More »1 Feb, Bethnal Green, all grades

10-12 January, Black and Brown Belt, Southampton

The first KDS course of the year, setting the technical direction for 2020. How to book Please confirm in advance to secure your place at the social event. Email: Venue Cantell School,Violet Rd, Southampton SO16 3GJ Training times Saturday10:30 – 13:00Sports Hall 16:00 – 18:00Gym Sunday10:00 – 12:30Sports Hall Social Meal at La Regatta. La Regatta Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AR

Winter School 2019

Facebook Friday 29 November – Sunday 1 December As another year draws to a close, a warm welcome awaits you and your members to the KDS Winter School 2019, overseen by our Principal and Chief Instructor, Mitsusuke Harada Sensei MB Register now Venue Keele University,Sports Centre,Keele,StaffordshireST5 5BG,Great Britain How to get here Campus map Practice times Friday 29 November Walshaw Hall19:00 – 21:00 Saturday 30 November Walshaw Hall10.30 – 12.30… Read More »Winter School 2019