Report: Shikukai Winter Course, Chelmsford, Essex.

The annual Winter Course at Chelmsford is always deservedly popular and 2020 was no exception. With students and instructors travelling from as far afield as Norway, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary and England there is always a strong feeling of the Shikukai Family coming together to train, share and learn.  Once again training took placeContinue reading “Report: Shikukai Winter Course, Chelmsford, Essex.”

Report: Shikukai New Years Instructors course.

This traditional annual training course for senior grade instructors and students took place on Saturday 4th January at the River Bourne Sports Centre in Chertsey. Sugasawa Sensei first welcomed the class and New Year’s ‘Good Wishes’ were exchanged. He mentioned that rather than setting New Year’s resolutions which could easily be broken, he personally preferredContinue reading “Report: Shikukai New Years Instructors course.”

Report – 2019 Shikukai Xmas end of year course, Chertsey Surrey.

I believe the first thing I should do is explain the special significance of this training session to me.  This will be the first instructor training session I have participated in for 5 years, indeed the only 3 hour training session in this period.  In the intervening time I have had one emergency surgery toContinue reading “Report – 2019 Shikukai Xmas end of year course, Chertsey Surrey.”

Report – Shikukai Autumn Course, Chippenham, Wilts.

The annual Shikukai Autumn Course at The Olympiad in Chippenham is always looked forward to and this year was no exception. Over 40 students travelled from far and wide, braving the inclement weather, to take part in a weekend of varied and interesting training lead by Sensei Sugasawa and assisted by his team of seniorContinue reading “Report – Shikukai Autumn Course, Chippenham, Wilts.”

Report: Shikukai Winter Course 2019.

For the 6th year running we have been honored to host the Shikukai Karate-Do International winter course presided over by our chief instructor F. Sugasawa Sensei 7th Dan. We at Shikukai Chelmsford (Shouwa Jyuku 翔和塾) have been surprised as to how the popularity of this annual course has grown over the years; even more so when itContinue reading “Report: Shikukai Winter Course 2019.”

Report: Shikukai Spring Course Rescue Adventure 2016. (Courtesy of the Dorset Echo).

  Swimmer in distress at Lulworth pulled to safety by quick-thinking day trippers. A swimmer was pulled to safety by quick-thinking day trippers after spending almost two hours battling to get back to shore. The open water swimmer was rescued by a passing boat just outside Lulworth Cove on Sunday after he found himself strandedContinue reading “Report: Shikukai Spring Course Rescue Adventure 2016. (Courtesy of the Dorset Echo).”

Report: Shikukai Autumn Course Spain 2016.

The inaugural Spanish Shikukai Autumn course was held at Albir near Benidorm, Alicante on 9/10/11 October 2016. Most students stayed at the Albir Garden Resort which proved to be an excellent venue with comfy beds, substantial breakfasts, good showers and a great outdoor swimming pool. Students travelled from across the UK, France, Holland and Norway.Continue reading “Report: Shikukai Autumn Course Spain 2016.”

In Memoriam – Chris Mortimer 1989 to 2012. 

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of regular Shikukai member Chris Mortimer, who died at the age of 23 years at the beginning of November this year. Many Shikukai seniors and students will have fond memories of Chris. In the short time he was with us it was hardContinue reading “In Memoriam – Chris Mortimer 1989 to 2012. “