Lindsay Powell-Jones

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

1-3 November, Wales course

Wales KDS extends a warm welcome to All Grades to participate in the exciting forthcoming National Course hosted in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. The theme for the 4 sessions over the 3 day weekend is to apply specific techniques from kata to ju ippon kumite, overseen by Harada Sensei’s Welsh 5th Dan Instructors. We all look forward to training with you once more. Cost   Adult Concession All course… Read More »1-3 November, Wales course

18 – 20 October, Gourdon course, France

We are delighted to invite you to our course with Sensei in Gourdon in October. Dates Friday 18 October  20:00 – 22-00 All grades Saturday 19 October 10:00 – 12:00 Back and brown belts 16:00– 19:00 All grades Sunday 20 October  10:00 – 13:00 All grades As usual, there will be at least an hour per session when we will split into two groups, black belts and kyu grades. There… Read More »18 – 20 October, Gourdon course, France

11-13 October, Essex course

Essex KDS welcome you to our club course on 11-13 October 2019. Following the success of last year we will again be holding the course in the nearby Hertfordshire town of Ware.  The 2nd Dan group will be leading, under the guidance of Ian McKenzie, 5th Dan. Location The Chauncy SchoolPark RdWareSG12 0DP Times Friday 11 October 19.30 – 21:00 Saturday 12 October11:00 – 13:00 Saturday 12 October15:00 – 17:00… Read More »11-13 October, Essex course

New website

We’re excited to launch our new website, where you will find information for beginners, a course calendar, and information on each of our clubs in the UK. What’s changed? The focus of our new website is the recruitment of new members across the KDS clubs in the UK.  With this in mind, we’ve tried to source fantastic and up-to-date images of our current instructors and practice. We’ve also made it… Read More »New website

Harada Sensei – biography

Story by Jonathan de’ Claire BSc (Hons) – with the assistance of Master Harada and the references of Karate Master and Reminiscences by Dr. Clive Layton. A Student at the Shotokan When a young boy aged 15 entered the Shotokan dojo in Zoshigaya, Toshima Ward in 1943, Master Gichin Funakoshi was the undisputed leading light of the Shotokan movement. After his first lesson this teenager was hooked on Karate, his… Read More »Harada Sensei – biography

Harada Sensei – interview

Master Mitsusuke Harada, Principal Instructor of the KDS and former personal pupil of Gichin Funakoshi and Shigeru Egami. Interview by Jonathan de’ Claire with the valued assistance of Marie Kellet.’C – Sensei, you have trained uninterrupted since you began Karate at the Shotokan in 1943. It must have made quite an impression on you. Can you recollect what those impressions were, all those years ago? M.H. –There were two… Read More »Harada Sensei – interview