I am very pleased to announce(late!!) that we have 2 students at 1st kyu which means that those two students will be the first for our club, hopefully at the end of this year, 2016. This is as hugh an acheivement for myself as well as for Vic and Laurel and we are all working hard towards it. 

I would like to extend my thanks to all parents, gauradians, friends and other family members for your support and trust over the years. 

sensei Kev


At the last dojo tests in 2015......

4 were promoted to 3rd kyu

1 promoted to 4th kyu

2 promoted to 5th kyu

1 promoted to 6th kyu

2 promoted to 7th kyu

5 promoted to 8th kyu

3 promoted to 9th kyu

many thanks to sensei neville Kinghorn for overseeing the test.

 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS WHO WERE ASSESSED AND PASSED THE APRIL GRADING 2013 

 WELL DONE TO THESE PEOPLE FOR GETTING THERE: 

9TH KYU: OSCAR,  ABILSOLA , BOLA , BAHAR AND PAUL 

8TH KYU: TALIA , MIRWAUS, LEO ,GAVI , SAADIA AND MILLIE

7TH KYU: RUBY, SYLVIE, ARCHIE , SORCHA , MYA AND TARA-BELLA 

6TH KYU: DEJON , BEN, TYLER 

4TH KYU: CHARLIE, LAUREL , ELLIE, REMY  YUSUF  AND  

WELL DONE AGAIN 

Congratulations to Kiera and Aaliyah who were assessed for their next grade by Sensei Linda at Tooting dojo today 17th June 2012. Aaliyah passed to 4th kyu Purple belt and Kiera to 3rd kyu Brown belt!
Kiera is our and my, first, fully fledged brown belt as someone I have taught from a complete beginner. Kiera has clearly taken the ball and run off with it! Aaliyah is hot on her heels though, as are the other purple belts in the club, Remy, Laurel, Hadleigh and Koray. 
I am very proud of you both and look forward to seeing you at the dojo.
Many thanks also to Sensei Linda for passing you both today and also my thanks go to Sensei Ciara and Jasmine for pushing you to work hard.
Domo arigatou gozaimashita! 

Next dojo grading for juniors on Sunday 22nd July at St Marys School dojo, Hornsey. Grading authority forms will be handed out over the next few weeks. 
From now on, adults will be tested seperately from junior students. This will allow the extra time needed to go through the necessary bunkai, kakie and kumite.

At the moment, Colindale dojo grading date has not been arranged but please watch this space 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS WHO WERE ASSESSED AND PASSED THE SUMMER GRADINGS IN COLINDALE AND HORNSEY DOJOS!!

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WERE SUCCESSFUL (IN GRADE ORDER):

9TH KYU YELLOW BELT:  BEN, KARA, SAMANTHA, JOSHUA & CERYS FROM GREENFORD DOJO

                                                 ARCHIE, SYLVIE, RUBY, PIP, FINN & SORCHA FROM NEW BARNET DOJO

                                       WISHINGTON, OLIVER, ERIC, LAURIE & FINN FROM HORNSEY DOJO & A.S.C.

                                                 AARON, IBRAHIM, MUSA & ADAM FROM COLINDALE DOJO

8TH KYU ORANGE BELT: BEN FROM NEW BARNET DOJO

                                       BLEND, DANIEL & ROBIN FROM COLINDALE DOJO

7TH KYU GREEN BELT:   SYDNEY FROM COLINDALE DOJO

                                       TYLER FROM NEW BARNET DOJO

                                       NEVILLE & ELLIE FROM HORNSEY DOJO

6TH KYU BLUE BELT:      CAMERON, BEN, REMY, MIKEY, MATTHEW & VIC FROM HORNSEY DOJO

A GREAT STANDARD OF KARATE AND A DETERMINED EFFORT WAS SHOWN BY ALL ON THE DAY AND I WAS VERY PROUD OF ALL STUDENTS! 

THE FOLLOWING JUNIOR STUDENTS RECEIVED A MON TAG FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE:

YUSUF, RONAN, SEAN G., SHARUJAN, ABDULLAH, MUSA, ADAM, AARON, BEN AND RUBY, WELL DONE!!

MUCH THANKS TO SEMPAI SAM PRICE AND DAVE FOR HELPING ON THE DAY ALSO TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. MORE PICTURES ARE IN THE GALLERY PAGE, THANKS TO THOSE WHO EMAILED ME YOUR PHOTOS TAKEN ON THE DAY (mailto:GIFT.MARTIALARTS.UK@HOTMAIL.COM)

THE NEXT ASSESSMENT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BUT MAY BE HELD AT THE END OF OCTOBER AND THE FINAL ONE DEFINITELY IN DECEMBER.

DOMO ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA!!

SEE YOU AT CLASS!

SENSEI KEVIN

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WERE SUCCESSFUL AT THE RECENT GRADING THIS MONTH:

9TH KYU YELLOW BELT: GIOVANNA

8TH KYU ORANGE BELT: CAMERON, VENETIA AND NIALL

A SMALL BUT TOUGH GRADING! WELL DONE TO YOU ALL! YOKU DEKIMASHITA!

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WERE SUCCESSFUL AT THE WEEKEND'S GRADING SESSIONS:

9TH KYU YELLOW:

BLEND (COLINDALE DOJO), TEONE & OSHAUN (HORNSEY AFTER SCHOOL CLUB) ALL THREE OF THEM ALSO RECEIVED THEIR 1ST MON TAG!

8TH KYU ORANGE:

SHARUJAN (COLINDALE DOJO), NICOLE (COLINDALE A.S.C.), ANDREW(HORNSEY A.S.C.), ELLIE & OSCAR (HORNSEY DOJO) THESE STUDENTS ALL EARNED THEIR 1ST MON TAG ALSO!

7TH KYU GREEN:

ISAAK (COLINDALE DOJO), JOZAY (HORNSEY DOJO). AALIYAH FROM HORNSEY DOJO DOUBLE GRADED FROM 9TH KYU AND EARNED HER MON TAG! ISAAK ALSO DID VERY WELL TO EARN HIS 1ST MON TAG TOO!

6TH KYU BLUE:

KANISH (COLINDALE DOJO) SECOND TIME AROUND FOR KANISH SO WELL DONE!! LAUREL FROM HORNSEY DOJO ALSO EARNED HER 6TH KYU 1ST MON ON SUNDAY!

5TH KYU PURPLE:

AFTER JOINING WITH DENTOH AND G.M.A.U.K. FROM ANOTHER KARATE STYLE AT BLUE BELT, KORAY FROM HORNSEY DOJO HAS WORKED HARD TO LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES AND KATA TO EARN HIS FIRST PROPER GOJU RYU GRADE OF 5TH KYU! YOKU DEKIMASHITA! AND KIERA, ALSO FROM HORNSEY DOJO HAS WORKED HARD SINCE DOING HER FIRST AFTER SCHOOL KARATE CLUB FOR JUST ONE TERM IN 2009 AND NOW TRAINS DILIGENTLY GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH! FANTASTIC!! 

MANY THANKS AS ALWAYS TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND THANKS ALSO TO MATT, MIKEY & HADLEIGH FOR HELPING OUT ON SUNDAY. MIKEY AND HADLEIGH BOTH EARNED MON TAGS FOR THEIR EFFORTS AT THE GRADING.

SEE YOU AT CLASS!

SENSEI KEV

 

31ST OCTOBER 2010 ASSESSMENT 

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WERE SUCCESSFUL AT OCTOBER 2010 GRADE ASSESSMENT IN HORNSEY DOJO:

9TH KYU YELLOW:

VENETIA, CAMERON O AND BEN W. VENETIA & BEN ALSO EARNED THEIR 1ST MON TAG TODAY! WELL DONE!

8TH KYU ORANGE:

TYLER, ARCHIE C, DEJON, RASIAH AND NEVILLE. 

7TH KYU GREEN:

AYAAN, CAMERON T, BEN M, HAROLD AND JAHREL. CAM EARNED HIS 1ST MON TAG AND JAHREL DOUBLE GRADED FROM YELLOW TO GREEN BELT! EXCELLENT WORK!

KORAY, AT 6TH KYU EARNED HIS 2ND MON TODAY WITH IMPROVED KATA AND RENZOKU BUNKAI - GOING WELL TOWARDS YOUR PURPLE BELT!

30TH OCTOBER 2010 ASSESSMENT  

SORRY THE PICTURE QUALITY ISN'T GREAT THIS TIME ROUND, DODGY PHONE CAMERA!! LOL

HOPE TO GET SOME TAKEN BY THE PARENTS SOON

SENSEI 

 THIS WAS OUR SPECIAL KARATE HALLOWEEN POSE!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS WHO PASSED AT COLINDALE DOJO GRADE ASSESSMENT TODAY,

 30TH OCTOBER 2010!

AS WELL AS FULL GRADING, A NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALSO ACHEIVED THEIR 1ST MON TAG AND SOME OF THOSE WHO CAME ALONG TO TRAIN ALSO ACHIEVED THEIR MON TAGS SO WELL DONE!

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS PASSED:

9TH KYU YELLOW BELT:

RONAN, SEAN(1ST MON), LUCA AND, FROM OUR AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, DANIEL (WHO HAS BEEN ATTENDING EXTRA LESSONS AND WORKED HARD TO JUMP AHEAD OF HIS FELLOW STUDENTS AT THE A.S.C.)

8TH KYU ORANGE BELT:

ISMAIL(1ST MON), ISAAK, AND SYDNEY

7TH KYU GREEN BELT:

MILLIE, ALICE(1ST MON), SACHA AND ROHAN (1ST MON)

6TH KYU BLUE BELT:

YASIN (1ST MON) AND YUSUF(1ST MON)

THE FOLLOWING WHO TRAINED, ACHIEVED A MON TAG FOR EFFORT AND GOOD KARATE SPIRIT:

SHARUJAN - 9TH KYU 2ND MON SEAN O - 9TH KYU 2ND MON, KANISH - 7TH KYU 2ND MON AND KHALISHA - 6TH KYU 2ND MON


YOKU DEKIMASHITA! WELL DONE!!

SEE YOU GUYS NEXT SATURDAY!

GOOD LUCK TO THOSE GRADING TOMORROW AT ST MARYS' DOJO!

SENSEI KEV

GRADING 18TH JULY 2010 AT ST MARYS' DOJO

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS IN GRADE ORDER:

10TH TO 9TH KYU:

ARMAN & SHARUJAN FROM COLINDALE A.S.C. NIALL FROM ST MARYS' A.S.C. SEAN FROM COLINDALE DOJO

10TH TO 8TH KYU:

AYO FROM ST MARY'S A.S.C. ,YOKU DEKIMASHITA! (WELL DONE!)

9TH TO 8TH KYU:

THOMAS & SACHA FROM MILL HILL DOJO, ALICE, MILLIE & ROHAN FROM COLINDALE DOJO, JOZAY FROM ST MARY'S DOJO

9TH TO 7TH KYU:

MIKEY & VICTORIA FROM ST MARY'S DOJO & JOSHIL FROM COLINDALE DOJO, YOKU DEKIMASHITA!

8TH TO 7TH KYU:

KANISH, ELIAS, ABDULLAH  & YASIN FROM COLINDALE DOJO, LAUREL, REMY & MATTHEW FROM ST MARY'S DOJO

7TH TO 6TH KYU:

KIERA FROM ST MARY'S DOJO, KHALISHA FROM COLINDALE DOJO & CHARLIE FROM HOXTON DOJO - HALF WAY TO YOUR BLACK BELT, YOKU DEKIMASHITA!

REMEMBER THE LAST LINE OF THE DOJO KUN, "NEVER GIVE UP".

SENSEI KEVIN

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO PASSED THEIR GRADE ASSESSMENT AT ST MARYS' DOJO GRADING SESSION ON SUNDAY 23rd MAY 2010:

TO 9TH KYU YELLOW BELT:

TIMMY, STUART, PADDY & TYLER ALL FROM NEW BARNET DOJO

ELLIE & KAROL FROM ST MARYS' DOJO

SANJEEV, SAILAJAN, ISMAIL & ISAAK FROM COLINDALE DOJO

FROM ST MARYS' AFTER SCHOOL CLUB WERE: JAVAY, GEORGINA, KURTIS & ANDREW

TO 8TH KYU ORANGE BELT:

YASIN & KANISH FROM COLINDALE DOJO

LEON & HAROLD FROM NEW BARNET DOJO

MATT FROM ST MARYS' DOJO

TO 7TH KYU GREEN BELT:

KIERA, ST MARYS' DOJO

KHALISHA & YUSUF , COLINDALE DOJO

FROM ST MARYS' AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ALSO, THIERRY, WHO DOUBLE-GRADED TO 8TH KYU FROM 10TH KYU WITH AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE OF GEKISAI DAI ICHI AND TRUE FIGHTING SPIRIT WHEN SPARRING WITH ME ON THE DAY, WELL DONE!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO PASSED THEIR GRADE ASSESSMENT AT A SPECIAL DOJO GRADING SESSION ON SATURDAY 21ST MARCH 2010:

TO 9TH KYU YELLOW BELT:

SYDNEY - COLINDALE DOJO ASC 1ST MON TAG

JORDAN -   COLINDALE DOJO ASC

USAYD -  COLINDALE DOJO ASC

EMA -  COLINDALE DOJO ASC 1ST MON TAG

AND TO 8TH KYU ORANGE BELT:

ELIAS -  COLINDALE DOJO 1ST MON TAG

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVED THEIR NEXT BELT LEVEL AT  OUR FIRST GRADING THIS YEAR MARCH 21ST 2010:

TO 9TH KYU YELLOW BELT(SOME ALSO ACHIEVED THIER 1ST MON TAG)

ROBIN - MILL HILL DOJO

KEVIN - MILL HILL DOJO

SACHA - MIL HILL DOJO 1ST MON TAG

ZUKHRUF -  COLINDALE DOJO ASC

AYAAN -  COLINDALE DOJO ASC 1ST MON TAG

YASIN -  COLINDALE DOJO ASC

MIKEY - HORNSEY DOJO 1ST MON TAG

AALIYAH - HORNSEY DOJO

MATT - HORNSEY DOJO

LULU - HORNSEY DOJO

AKAY - HORNSEY DOJO

TO 8TH KYU ORANGE BELT:

ABDULLAH - COLINDALE DOJO

KHALISHA - COLINDALE DOJO

YUSUF - COLINDALE DOJO 1ST MON TAG

TO 5TH KYU PURPLE BELT:

HADLEIGH - NEW BARNET DOJO

ISKANDER - NEW BARNET DOJO

ONE STUDENT ATTENDED TO TRAIN AND HELP OUT AND TODAY ACHIEVED HIS 6TH KYU BLUE BELT 1ST MON TAG AND THIS WAS :

KORAY - HORNSEY DOJO, WELL DONE AND THANK YOU KORAY! YOKU DEKIMASHITA, ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA!!

THANK YOU ALSO TO MARJERIE FOR PROVIDING THE ABOVE PICTURES!! PLEASE ALSO SEND US YOUR PICTURES TO SHOW OFF ON OUR WEBSITES!

WELL DONE TO ALL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE REST OF YOU AND 1 OR 2 FROM THIS GRADING, AT OUR NEXT ASSESSMENT ON MAY 21ST!

The following students passed their assessment on Sunday 22nd December 2009 

Grading to 9th kyu Yellow belt

Michael (Cranston dojo)

Alex (Cranston dojo)

Millie (Colindale dojo)

Alice (Colindale dojo)

Kanish (Colindale dojo)

Neville (Hornsey dojo)

Jozay (Hornsey dojo)

And grading to 8th kyu Orange belt 

Kiera (Hornsey dojo)

Ben (Hornsey dojo)

Sade (Hornsey dojo)

Cameron (Hornsey dojo)

Well done to all of you especially turning up even though the weather wasn't great! I also want to extend my thanks to Vic and Billy who helped to put some of the students through their paces! Looking forward to the next grading in March!

See you all at class!


Sensei Kevin

Congratulations to the following students who have passed their grade 

 assessment on 11th October 2009

Those who are now 9th kyu yellow belt are:

From Cranston Dojo N1; 

Rasiah

Christine

From Barnet Dojo EN4; 

Leon

Harold

Ray

From Hornsey Dojo; 

Vic

Kiera 

From Colindale Dojo; 

Elias

Rohan

Joshil

Yusuf

Khalisha

Abdullah

And those now 8th kyu Orange belt were: 

Laurel and Archie from Hornsey Dojo

Finally, to 7th kyu Green belt: 

Charlie


As always, I want to say a huge thank you to all the parents, guardians and friends for your support and making sure they get to class each week and also for your support in cheering on Charlie at the grading! He most definitely made use of your cheers and gave me a run for my money! Well done Charlie and well done to all! Look forward to seeing you in your new belts this week.


Arigato gozaismashita!


 Congraulations to the following students who have passed their grade 

 assessment on 19th July 2009:


Anaiyah 8th kyu Orange

Remy 8th kyu Orange

Hary 9th kyu Yellow

Grace 9th kyu Yellow

Archie 9th kyu Yellow

Sade 9th kyu Yellow

Jahrel 9th kyu Yellow

Dejon 9th kyu Yellow

Shannia 9th kyu Yellow

Nurhan 9th kyu Yellow

Dara 9th kyu Yellow

Adnaan 9th kyu Yellow

Huseyin 6th kyu Blue


Well done!!

 The following students passed the 1st grading under the new Dentoh Karate Schools banner in March this year:


Esme 9th kyu Yellow

Anaiya 9th kyu Yellow

Lauren 9th kyu Yellow

Charlie 8th kyu Orange

Huseyin 7th kyu Green

Remy 9th kyu Yellow


Well done!