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, 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
! LATEST NEWS !
Results from the European Championships in Germany 20 April 2013
Well done JKA England Squad!!! Cadets Male Team (Jason Fox, Mohammed Salih, Harry Theron) - bronze; Roisin Campbell 1st individual kumite & 2nd individual kata; Rachel O'Halloran 2nd individual kumite; Female team (Jana, Roisin, Rachel, and Laura Steadman) 2nd kumite; 4th kata; Jana Sersnova 4th individual kata; Excellent results!A crowded schedule for Harpenden JKA Karate Club for June is below ........
9th June 2013 JKA England National Course for All Grades at Hatfield Hertfordshire Sports Village, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU
Senior instructors of JKA England will be teaching kata and kumite from 11 am to 2 pm. This is an excellent opportunity for us all to learn from the best JKA instructors in England. Only £10 for 3 hours - don't miss it!
15th June 2013 Stevenage JKA Club Competition, 10 am to 3 pm at Barclay School, Walkern Road, Stevenage SG1 3RB
ALL GRADES are encouraged to attend - an opportunity to test your competitive karate skills with kumite and kata or both. Entry fee only £10, ask Sensei Simon for an entry form.
23rd June 2013 Training and grading with Ohta Sensei, 7th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA England, at Tairyoku's dojo at Bierton Sports Centre, Burcott Lane, Bierton, Bucks HP22 5AS
Training for purple belts to black belts from 10-11 am followed by grading. Beginners to green belts train from 1-2 pm followed by grading. The grading may take a long time so be prepared to wait until about 4 pm, but it will be worth it! Ask Sensei Simon if you will be eligible to grade; have you trained enough?
29th June 2013 JKA England National Karate Championships at K2, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9BQ
Anyone can enter! Ask Sensei Simon if you would like to test your skill. Spectators will be very welcome; it will be a good day out and a chance to see top quality competition karate.
13th July 2013 Training and grading with Ohta Sensei, 7th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA England, at Stevenage JKA Karate Club, Barclay School, Walkern Road, Stevenage SG1 3RB
Training for black/ brown belts from 10-12 am, beginners to purple belts train from 12-1 pm followed by grading. You should attend even if you are not grading because this will be an excellent opportunity to learn from Ohta Sensei. Ask Sensei Simon if you will be eligible to grade; have you trained enough?
Other future JKA England National Courses can be seen on the JKA events page.
Also 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