Harpenden JKA trains on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm (experienced)
Thursdays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm (beginners, juniors, & improvers)
Thursdays 7.05 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 (see the map on the left below)
PLEASE NOTE - NO TRAINING FROM TUESDAY 19 AUGUST UNTIL TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER (FIRST DAY BACK) but we will be arranging a special visit to Ohta Sensei's Oasis Club in central London during the closed period - details available soon...
Sensei Simon Marchant-Jones, 3rd Dan,
JKA England is the Representative Body in England of the world renowned Japan Karate Association (JKA). JKA England maintains the highest standards of karate and holds regular National and International courses to keep students and instructors up to date with the latest development of karate techniques.
Beginners information: please click here for guidance how to start training at Harpenden JKA.
Non JKA Members: if you have trained with a Club which is not in the JKA and are considering joining us, please see our Frequently asked questions page. You'll be very welcome!
Sensei Simon will be pleased to answer any questions you have on 07956 67811807956 678118 or get in touch with our contact form
! LATEST NEWS !
Saturday 12th July 2014 Training & Grading at JKA Stevenage, Barclay School, Stevenage
Ohta Sensei, 7th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA England, visited Stevenage JKA Karate Club to give training lessons followed by a grading. The pictures can be seen on our Gallery page, and many congratulations go to Mike (9th kyu), George, Isaac, & Tymon (8th kyu), Shantel (7th kyu), Lynda (6th kyu), & Nathan (2nd kyu). Ohta Sensei commented that Shantel had a "nice technique" and Sensei Tony and Sensei Simon both thought Nathan's kata looked sharp.
JKA England International Course at K2, May 2014
Congratulations to Tom Garlich passing his 4th kyu (purple/ white) belt in a grading at K2 during the JKA England International Course. Sensei Tony was on hand to partner Tom for his ippon kumite and they both provided an impressive display of power.
The course was absolutely superb, over 4 days from Friday to Monday. Sensei Simon survived the 4 days and is looking forward to passing on the instruction over the next few weeks to Harpenden JKA students.
Left to right below: Nagatomo Sensei, 6th Dan, Osaka Sensei, 8th Dan, Sensei Simon, and Okuma Sensei, 6th Dan.
Forthcoming events...Brown belts are especially encouraged to attend the JKA England National courses below - you are very close to achieving a Black Belt so now is the time to train hard!
JKA England International Course at K2, 26-28 September 2014
Once again, JKA England will hold one of their superb courses at K2 with Ohta Sensei, 7th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA England, accompanied by Sawada Sensei, 7th Dan from JKA Belgium, and Shiina Sensei, 7th Dan from JKA Honbu. Watch the video below to appreciate the speed and power of Shiina Sensei......ALL Harpenden JKA black and brown belts should attend this course!
Other future JKA England National Courses can be seen on the JKA events page.
Oss! Sensei Simon