Harpenden JKA trains on Tuesdays from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm and Thursdays from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm (beginners, juniors, and improvers) and 7.10 pm to 8.40 pm (intermediate/ advanced students). The dojo is on the First Floor at Batford Methodist Church, Lower Luton Road, Harpenden AL5 5AH, nearly opposite Tesco Express and with free parking opposite the Malta pub in Southview Road.
The instructor is Sensei Simon Marchant-Jones, 3rd Dan, (third from left above) and the club is affiliated to the world renowned Japan Karate Association (JKA). JKA England is headed by Sensei Ohta, 7th Dan, and maintains the highest standards of JKA shotokan karate. JKA England holds regular National and International courses to keep students and instructors up to date with the latest development of karate techniques. Sensei Simon trains every week at Sensei Ohta's London dojo Oasis SKC to maintain his personal fitness and hone his karate skills.
Sensei Simon will be pleased to answer any questions you have on 07956 678118 or get in touch with our contact form
If you have trained with a non-JKA Club and are considering joining us, please see our Frequently asked questions page
! LATEST NEWS !
Saturday 16 November 2013 Training and grading with Sensei Adel Ismail, 5th Dan, at Stevenage JKA Karate Club, Barclay School, Walkern Road, Stevenage SG1 3RB
Tough training, tough grading! Sensei Ismail was true to form. Many congratulations to Oliver and Tymon (9th kyu, orange belt), and Maddie (7th kyu, yellow). Our brown belts did not fare so well with temporary grades. Sensei Ismail explained that, for brown belts, the Shodan grading is not long away and at this stage he is demanding 100% good technique in kihon (basics), kata, and kumite.
DON'T MISS! Thursday 28 November Special Course from 7 to 9 pm at Bierton with Ueda Sensei, 3rd Dan JKA Japan, AND Ohta Sensei, 7th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA England
Harpenden JKA will transfer the lesson on Thursday 28 November to Tairyoku at Bierton Sports Centre, Burcott Lane, Bierton, Bucks HP22 5AS because we have the great honour of receiving Ueda Sensei from Japan JKA Honbu, who is visiting England for the week.
JKA England National All Grades Course at Bath University, Saturday 30 November 11 am to 2 pm
Don't miss another excellent opportunity to learn from Sensei Ohta, 7th Dan, and visiting JKA Honbu Instructor Ueda Sensei, 3rd Dan. Only £10 for 3 hours of superb instruction.
Christmas Training: Last lesson Thursday 12 December 2013, re-starting Tuesday 7 January 2014
BUT For Adults, we will be visiting Ohta Sensei's Oasis SKC for a Special Christmas Lesson on Tuesday 17 December 2013 from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. If we survive, we will be replacing lost fluids in a local hostelry.
Future JKA England National Courses can be seen on the JKA events page.
Please see details of our Special Beginners Course on the News Page
Beginners are always welcome to join us - our location is on the map to the left and we look forward to training with you soon........
Oss! Sensei Simon