Karate seminar hosted by Sensei Sanna, hosted by Enfield Karate Club.
From Saturday the 9th of June 2018, our Pimlico Dojo will be moving to Chelsea!
The new premises are within the St. Thomas More Language College, Cadogan Street, London, SW3-2QS
To clarify, the above will only affect our Monday Class (19:00 to 20:00) and Saturday Classes (11:30 to 12:30 pm and 12:30 to 13:30 pm). Our Blackfriars classes are not affected and will continue as per normal. Thank you.
In kara te
A G Sanna
Sasori Grading dates for 2018 are as follows:
2018 Dojo restart dates:
First class in Earls Court will be 5th January 2018
First class in Pimlico will be 6th January 2018
First class in Blackfriars will be 4th January 2018
It was a fantastic Seminar conducted by WTKO Chief Instructor Richard Amos shihan on Thursday 12 October 2017 . Basic Shotokan taught in a brilliant and clear way. Thanks to all who took part specially Alan Parrish sensei and Jason Hitchings Eska sensei who travelled from far to support our Dojo. Best way to spend a few hours surrounded by enthusiastic people willing to try different approaches in order to advance in our quest for knowledge.
Pictures from the Karate camp
Our Dojo in Chelsea Sports Centre has been proudly serving the community for over 30 years. It is therefore with sadness that our Chelsea Dojo will be relocating to Pimlico Academy (which incidentally is the very same venue Sensei Sanna taught at when he first opened a Dojo in London).
Training times will remain largely unchanged for adults, but there is a slight change for the kids class on Mondays. Training timetable will be as follows:
All ages and grades: 11:30 - 12:30
Green belt and above: 12:30 - 13:30
Juniors (children): 18:00 - 19:00
Seniors (adults): 19:00 - 20:00
Training will commence at the new Pimlico Dojo on Saturday 1 July, followed by the first Monday class on Monday 3 July. Until then, classes will continue as normal at Chelsea Sports Centre.
We thank all our members for their support and understanding as we make this transition.
A great day at Fukuoka/Sasori SKC in London where a group of WTKO members and a few friends from other Karate Groups attended a Seminar by two senior WTKO instructors (Scott Langley and Angelo Sanna) who took turns teaching their audience a few ideas on how to make their Karate work by understanding Kihon (Basics). Langley Sensei made a point in emphasising Gyaku-Zuki and which body parts to engage to perform it correctly, followed by Kizami-Zuki and Mae-Geri, all done using the correct posture, and without losing form, while Sanna Sensei combined some basic techniques plus steps and made them into a sparring exercise followed by Kihon Kata (Taikyoku Shodan) with a difference by changing the usual techniques with other blocks and punching, this was followed by Heian-Nidan using only one arm, and then the other, then the Kata was repeated but starting moving to the right rather than to the left, and the latter was followed by some applications. All in all a really enjoyable and meaningful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Soon to be repeated (we hope)!
On 3rd October 2016, WTKO hosted the WTKO European Championships in Amstedam, Holland. Congratulations to Amy Davis and Angeline Kua, winning Gold in senior Kumite and Kata respectively for team WTKO England!