Colchester Shotokan Karate Club

Colchester Shotokan Karate Club

Affiliated to the Toyakwai Karate Association


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Colchester Shotokan Karate Clubs impressive 100% pass rate at Toyakwai Karate Association black belt gradings continues

Congratulations to Dafydd Herbert on passing Shodan at the T.K.A dan grading held in Witham on the 4th December 2010
Dafydd and the grading panel

L-R Ian Gardiner (3rd Dan), Dafydd Herbert (1st dan), Sensei Joe Anderson (7th Dan), Paul Sumner (4th Dan)


Congratulations to: Iain, Thomas, Kevin, Georgina and Adam on their grading success.

Grading Picture 

(back row) Iain 2nd Kyu, Kevin 5th Kyu, Georgina 5th Kyu, (front row) Adam 6th Kyu, Thomas 2nd Kyu

Congratulations to Georgina Smith on her competition success at the Essex Open Karate Championship.

Gold Womens Kumite
Bronze Junior Kumite
Bronze Junior Kata

All four C.S.K.C students demonstrated there karate skills in near faultless grading performances at the T.K.A dan grading held in Witham on the 12th December 2009.

Dave, Jack, Matt and Natalie with Sensei Joe Anderson (7th Dan) and Paul Sumner (4th Dan).

Sensei Joe Anderson presenting Matt Brundle (Sho Dan) with his Kuro Obi

Congratulations to Paul Sumner who was awarded Yon dan(4th) by Sensei Joe Anderson 7th Dan of the Toyakwai Karate Association on the 12th July 2009.

Congratulations to members of Colchester Shotokan Karate Club who entered the T.K.A Capital Karate Championships held in Clacton on the 12th July 2009.


Paul Sumner 2nd place.


Natalie Kitchener 1st place.

Paul Sumner 3rd place.

Jack Kitchener 3rd place.

Course with Sensei Mick Billman 8th Dan 26th June 2009

Sensei Mick Billman 8th Dan visited Colchester Shotokan Karate Club to take a class of the clubs senior kyu grades and Dan grades. Also attending the course were four members of Chingford Traditional Shotokan Karate Club.

Above: Sensei Mick Billman 8th Dan (center) with members of Colchester.S.K.C and Chingford T.S.K.C

Paul Sumner, Sensei Mick Billman 8th Dan, Sensei Mark Durham 6th Dan (Chingford T.S.K.C), Ian Gardiner