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SEISHINKAI SHOTOKAN KARATE INTERNATIONAL
Welcome to the new web site for Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International, a worldwide association dedicated to the teaching of traditional Japan Karate Association (JKA) style Shotokan Karate as taught by the great Karate Master, Shihan Nakayama
S.S.K.I is affiliated to the English Traditional Karate Body (ETKB) and the World Traditional Karate Organisation (WTKO)
Please use the links below to navigate round our site and we hope you find the information interesting and useful.
Some areas of the site are still being developed so please bear with us.
Clicking on the S.S.K.I Club Logo at any point will bring you back to this page.
Further information relating to Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International, its courses or how to join, please contact the main office
Malcolm Phipps 7th Dan (Kyoshi)
Chief Instructor/Chairman SSKI
3, The Copse. Hemel Hempstead. Herts HP1 1TA
01442 266048 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any comments on, or problems with this site, please contact the webmaster
WHATS NEW & HOT NEWS
Dan Grade List
A full listing of S.S.K.I Dan Grades can be found here, or accessed via the modified "S.S.K.I Executive & Dan Grade List" pages.
Sensei Phipps and Wilson course
Following the cancellation of the weekend course with Sensei Terry O'Neill (7th Dan), a replacement course on Sunday 21st was held with Sensei Phipps 7th Dan and Sensei Wilson 5th Dan. Sensei Wilson took the under 16's and worked on basic Kumite routines, with Sensei Phipps taking the over 16's group working on the use of Juji Uke (X-block) in advanced Kumite/self-defence routines. A report of the course and photos can be found here.
The new Diary of Events for 2005 is now available to view from this link, or can be accessed direct from the current diary page.
New addition to the family!
Natasha and Steve Collinson's new little boy, William Andrew, arrived into the world on Monday 1st November at 9.24am. He weighed in at 7lbs 5ozs and came into the world with a strong kiai! Many congratulations to all three from all in SSKI. What size gi shall we get him Tash?
Dennis Martin - Knife and Edged Weapon Course
S.S.K.I recently hosted a knife and edged weapon defence course with the legendary Dennis Martin, an expert in close quarter combat. A full report of the course can be seen here.
W.T.K.O Events for 2005
S.S.K.I are pleased to announce its involvement in the following World Traditional Karate Organisation (WTKO) events planned for 2005.
April 23rd/24th at Hemel Hempstead Honbu Dojo - WTKO Masters Seminar/course with Sensei Richard Amos 6th Dan (Renshi) and Sensei John Mullin 7th Dan (Kyoshi) followed by the WTKO English Invitational Championships.
May 28th/29th in Romania - WTKO Masters Seminar/course with Sensei Richard Amos 6th Dan (Renshi) and Sensei John Mullin 7th Dan (Kyoshi) followed by the WTKO European Championships.
October 22nd/23rd - WTKO World Championships in Macedonia.
November (date tbc) - WTKO North America Open Championships - Staten Island, New York.
Further details of these events will be made available closer to the times. Also see the Diary pages.
Executive Committee honoured
During a break at the 19th S.S.K.I National Championships, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 7th Dan (Kyoshi) announced that following his nomination, the International Shotokan-ryu Karate-do Shihankai (I.S.K.S) have accepted Sensei Steve Wilson 5th Dan, Sensei Kevin Thurlow 5th Dan and Sensei Tony Bunting 5th Dan as I.S.K.S Fellows.
This means that all three Sensei have had their 5th Dan grades recognised internationally and are now members of the I.S.K.S International Council of Shotokan Masters, who can officially adopt the title of 'Saiko Shihan' (International Master).
This is an exceptional award and a great honour for the Executive Committee Sensei.
More information on the I.S.K.S can be see here.
S.S.K.I National Championships (updated - 27th Oct)
On October 17th 2004, S.S.K.I held its 19th National Championships at the Honbu Dojo in Hemel Hempstead. The day was well attended with entries from the Hemel, Harlow, Slip End, Winnersh, Borehamwood, Luton and Kent clubs.
An excellent standard of Shotokan Karate was demonstrated on the day in both Kata and Kumite.
A full report of the day, together with action photographs can be read here.
A full listing of the results and medals can be found on the 'current year competition' pages, or follow this link.
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