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1 new Shodan Grade:

Date – 01 Dec 2012
Alex Davis; Passed Sho Dan KWF

After at least over 10 years of hard training and on going commitment, Alex finally achieved Shodan.Well done Alex!!!!!

2012 Students of the year

Advance: Fleur Harris


 

Lower: Jordan Polak Bunbury

 

2 new Sandan Grades

Date – 30 Sept 2012

Mark Slattery  ; Passed  San Dan   KWF
                       D level Instructor KWF

Charlie Pepper ; Passed San Dan   KWF

During the KWF International Karate Seminar hosted by JKL Dojo both seniors took the tests and passed with flying colours!
Well done ! ( Fred Daniels)

Grading panel consisted of;
Yahara Sensei – Isaka Sensei – Naito Sensei  Lewis Sensei – Tadrist Sensei

Kihon Basics

Nijushi ho Kata
Kumite - Mark
Kumite - Charlie

 

 

Luton Sport Awards April 2012

Held at Vauxhall Recreation Club, Riverside Suite
Thursday 22nd March 2012

 

JKL received:

3rd place Luton club of the year

1st Place Sensei Fred Daniels – Coach of the Year

Sensei Fred Daniels given Service to Sports awards voted by Luton Sports Network

Well done to all JKL students, instructors, committee members and parents for their continues support and hard work to make this club a success!!!!

 

2011 Students of the year

Instructors choice:

 

Advanced: Lisa Taylor

Lower: Kian Jones

Students choice:

Advanced: Ryan Parkins

Lower - Samy Hammoudi

JKL Students achieve new 2 Nidan Grades 

Sensei Peter Higgins and Jose Capo Camps successfully passed their Dan test for Ni (2nd) Dan.

Sensei Peter and Sensei Jose had their test in front of Sensei’s:

Fred Daniels 6th Dan KWF
Sabrina Daniels 5th Dan KWF

After months of commitment, preparing and training JKL students/ Instructors successfully completed all requirements laid down by KWF Japan completing basics, kata and kumite to the required standard

Well done Sensei Jose and Sensei Peter good job !.

JKL Students achieve new Shodans & Nidan Grades

 

Nikki Roberts, Lisa Taylor successfully passed their Dan test for Sho (1st) Dan and Amy Parkins and Ryan Parkins successfully passed their Dan test for Ni (2nd) Dan 

Nikki, Lisa, Amy and Ryan took the test in front of Sensei’s:

James Lewis 7th Dan KWF
Sid Tadrist 6th Dan KWF

At the end of a hard training session which took place on 5th November 2011 JKL students successfully completed all requirements laid down by KWF Japan completing basics, kata and kumite to the required standard.

Well done Nikki, Lisa, Amy and Ryan good job !

Shiha Yahara Course:

Read Sensei Fred's report on this excellent course here

JKL Welsh Success

A squad of JKL fighters were once again in action this weekend at the KWF National Competition held in Hawarden, North Wales.
The Hightown based Club achieved one of its biggest ever results with every competitor winning a piece of silverware, totalling some 18 placings on the podium.

Up and coming youngster, Feriel Siad, bagged an impressive three 1st placings in her kata, kihon ippon and team kata division alongside team mates Sabrina Hammoudi and Ian Roberts. Hammoudi also took second in kata and 3rd in kihon ippon and Roberts 2nd in kihon ippon.
Youngest team member, Sammy Hammoudi, followed in his sisters
footsteps and secured 3rd in his sanbon kumite division.

Others rising stars who made a clean sweep in their categories were Ryan Parkins, who took 1st place in his kata and kumite divisions, and with team mates Nikki Roberts and Jamie Pepper, won their team kata event too. Roberts also took 1st place in her kumite event and Pepper secured 1st in jyu ippon kumite, 2nd in kata and 3rd in kumite.

In the 15-17 year old division, Liam Mills and Charlie Pepper took the 1st and 2nd places respectively in their kata and kumite events. Both of them also gained valuable experience in helping to judge the younger students events.

JKL Technical Director, Sensei Fred Daniels, said “Our students displayed an excellent standard of karate and good attitude. We received many compliments during and after the event about the squad”.

                                                                                                    
The JKL students will now be training hard and fundraising for the forthcoming KWF 6th World Cup Tournament  taking place in Japan  during September next year.

Club Demo 24th July

Open Day on Saturday 24th July in the Park just round the corner from JKL Dojo(Bells Park on Bells Close / Havelock Road).  It is being headed up by the Police and the newly formed Friends of Hightown (Residents Group) and Active Luton are assisting them.

Ajay Ghela achieves Nidan

 

Ajay Ghela successfully passed his Dan test for Ni ( 2nd) Dan

Ajay took the test in front of Sensei’s

James Lewis 7th Dan
Sid Tadrist 6th Dan
Fred Daniels 6th Dan
Sabrina Daniels 5th Dan

At the end of a hard training session which took place on 24 – 25 April 2010 during the weekend where we witnessed the joining of newly formed KWF England for the first time since it was formed in January 2010.

Ajay successfully completed all requirements laid down by KWF Japan completing basics ,kata and kumite to the required standard.

Well done Ajay good job !

Ajay Nidan

 

Luton Sport Awards April 2010

What a result…again!!!!! Thanks to the instructors for their dedication and patience with the students. To the students for the hard work they have put to achieve these trophies, to the parents as without their support the club would not have been successful. It has been a great TEAM effort and success.

Result Lists

Young Sportswomen of the year:
2nd place – Amy Parkins

 Young Sportsman of the year:
3rd place – Liam Mills

 Sportsman of the year:

2nd place – Jacob Croke

 Young Sports Team of the year:
2nd place - JKL Luton England
(Ajay Ghela, Liam Mills, Charlie Pepper)

 Sports Coach of the year:

Joint 2nd place – Sabrina Daniels

Thanks to all club members attending the Gala!

 

 

Students, parents, family and friends participated in a Sponsored Walk-Sunday 4th October 2009

We are trying very hard to bring the top international instructors to Luton to assist in the development of all the Karate students in Luton.  Our aim as ever is for us to assist in the personal development of JKL students and give them the opportunity to try and compete for Great Britain.  To achieve this goal we needed to continue raise funds and it was decided that our first fundraising drive was going to be a sponsored walk.

On Sunday the 4th October JKL students, parents, family and friends participated in a sponsored walk over Stopsley Common.  There were three distances that students choose to walk – 3km, 5km or 10km. Some students came in fancy dress, well-done to Kyle Hughes, Daniel Sigee, Aedan Edwards and Ronnie Edwards, who all looked wonderful in their costume walking around the field.

The turn out was incredible, everyone showed commitment, and the day ended up with a relaxing game of football and a picnic to celebrate our achievement.

A very special thank- you goes to Peter Higgins and Andy Mills who calculated and organised the whole event. Also thank you to the stewards who kept us all safe during the walk– Linda Croke, Tony Atkinson (who surprisingly kept awake), Darren Pepper, Martyn Parkins, Patricia Mills and Linda Birchall.

JKL Sponsored Walk raised £1022.10

Well done to all!!!

 

Grading Mania

7 students travelled to Wales on the 19th & 20th September 2009 and trained with Shihan Isaka over the two days - 8th Dan KWF.

Gradings and qualifications took place on Sunday morning. Instructors led by example, Sensei Sabrina being the first on the floor taking KWF Godan. She showed technical and skilful throughout her grading doing Chinte and Empi kata’s and kumite with two senior male instructors.

Jacob and Charlie were up next and once again their technical ability and control shone put during the whole grading given them success and gaining KWF Nidan.

Girl Power was the order of the day with five young ladies taking their shodans and passing first time. Ryan Parkins was the youngest in the group being only 11 years of age, shone out technically and spiritually, being another good example of a junior karateka. Steven Blackburn although unsuccessful on the day, also performed to his best and showed good spirit.

Sensei Fred followed toping up his 6th Dan with three qualifications under his belt, performing Gojushiho Sho and Empi kata’s and answering technical questions

Grading Mania 1

Results:

SHODAN:

Lauren McNeilage

Amy Parkins

Hetty Croke

Amelia Jordan

Ryan Parkins

NIDAN:

Jacob Croke

Charlie Pepper

GODAN:

Sensei Sabrina Daniels

Sensei Sabrina 5th Dan

QUALIFICATION:

Sensei Fred Daniels- C Class Instructor/ Examiner/ Referee- judge

Well done to everyone, aswell as a big thank to their parents for all their continuous support

Good Bye and Good Luck

Kyle Barry, Tina Ghela, Alan Birchall and Liz Birchall are all off to university over the next two weeks.

Bye 1bye 2

Kyle Barry – Studying Maths – De Montford – Leicester

Tina Ghela – Studying Medicine – Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Alan Birchall - Studying Games Programming – De Montford – Leicester

Liz Birchall – Biology & Chemistry – Liverpool

We all wish them luck with their studies and hope to see them all soon!!!!

Sensei Fred receives 6th Dan

Sensei Fred graded to 6th Dan (KWF Karate No Michi) Japan under Shihan Yahara /Shihan Isaka / Shihan Sidoli / Shihan Dorfman/Shihan Hosumi in the 2009 Norway Camp. Congratulations from all JKL students, parents and committee.

Sensei Fred 6th Dan

Luton Sport Awards April 2009

What a result!!!!! Thanks to the instructors for their dedication and patience with the students. To the students for the hard work they have put to achieve these trophies, to the parents as without their support the club would not have been successful. It has been a great TEAM effort and success.

Result Lists

Young Sportswomen of the year:
3rd place – Amelia Jordan

Young Sportsman of the year:
Joint 2nd place – Liam Mills/ Ryan Parkins

Young Sports Team of the year:
1st place - JKL Luton England 5
(Ajay Ghela, Ryan Parkins, Charlie Pepper)

2nd place – JKL Luton England 6
(Jamie Pepper, Ryan Parkins, Ryan Slack)

Sports Club of the year:
1st place – JKL Luton (for the 3rd year)

Sports Coach of the year:

1st place – Sabrina Daniels