Kazoku Kettering and Corby Shotokan Karate



Squad Training with Ellie




Course with Matt Price Sensei - Open to all grades

Arena Sports KLV, Kettering



JKAWF National Competition



Legends Open Competition



Club Kyu Grading



Kazoku Club Competition



JKAWF Dan Grading

7 May 2022

On 7th May we finally got to attend the first JKAWF international spring course and Dan grading in two years, which was led by Kawasoe Sensei and Naito Sensei. It was a joy to see so many karateka being able to train together again after so long and participate in such an excellent session.

After the course was the Dan grading for our students, with Kawasoe Sensei and Naito Sensei as the examiners. We are extremely pleased to have 13 students pass from 1st Dan up to 3rd Dan. As the grading was officiated by Japanese instructors at a JKAWF international course it means these grades will be registered and recognised in Japan at the karate world headquarters in Toyko. They have all worked very hard over the past few years in such difficult circumstances and training conditions which were constantly changing, but they all persevered and the club is very proud.

Congratulations to everyone!

1st Dan:

  • Amie Starsmore
  • Bonita Prins
  • Brianna Starsmore
  • Cheryl Whyte
  • Claire Taylor
  • Denis Barna
  • Lukas Aleksa-Turney
  • Michelle Riches
  • Steven Whiteman

2nd Dan:

  • Amy Binder
  • Holly Jones
  • Preston Prins

3rd Dan:

  • Emma Binder

Simon Oliver Sensei Course

29 Sep 2018

Fantastic course today with Simon Oliver Sensei, a real eye opener into a whole new world of karate away from grading and competition.

Matt Price Sensei Course

19 May 2018

A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend our open kata and kumite course with Matt Sensei who is with out doubt one of the best karate instructors in the country.

JKA International Course at K2 Crawley

2 Dec 2017

Members of SKC were lucky enough to train with three of the best karate instructors in the world, Osaka Sensei, 8th Dan, Ueda Sensei, 4th Dan, both of whom came over from Japan for the course and Ohta Sensei, head of JKA England.

Dan Grading

21 May 2017

Well done to Amy Binder, John Mannagan and Ksenija Gnennijs for passing their 1st dan black grading, and Dmitrijs Gnennijs and Emma Binder for passing their 2nd dan grading.

Jordan Thomas Kumite Course

25 March 2017, Wellingborough

Recently, our club was very lucky to have a special visit from Jordan Thomas, England’s first karate world champion for twelve years. Jordan delivered two exciting sessions for us. The first warmed everyone up in a fun, functional and focused way before working on the basic skills needed to be successful in competition. We then enjoyed some great, fun drills that got everyone working together.

Before the second session, Jordan held a Q & A session and talked in depth about his inspiring karate journey, from a four year-old all the way to achieving the title of world champion. The second session included some excellent kicking and punching drills, and an opportunity to watch Jordan demonstrate his speed and skill. This really showed the students, both young and not so young, the level that can be reached with hard work and commitment.

The session ended too soon but Jordan was happy to stay and chat, and sign students sparring gloves. Thank you to all who attended this fantastic and inspirational event, and of course we are very grateful to Jordan for giving us an insight into his karate journey so far. We hope to welcome Jordan back in the winter.

Kettering win gold at JKA NATIONALS

Well done to Denis Barna pictured who won gold for individual kata and bronze in kumite and was also lucky to meet Ohta Sensei. Great work by Dylan Hughes who won Silver in the boys under 13yrs kata.

Charity Kata Competition

Thank you to everyone who took part in our charity kata competition ,we raised £1450 for Cancer Research and Heart Link. Pictured is Mick Dainty wife Mary collecting the cheque recently at our Thursday evening Ise pavilion class.