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)
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 678118 or get in touch with our contact form
! LATEST NEWS !
Sensei Simon celebrates his 60th Birthday with the class on 4th March
4 of our brown belt students and our shodan, Sensei Tony, trained on Tuesday 4th March. It happened to be Sensei's 60th birthday, so in celebration each technique was performed 60 times. In the hour and half, we counted 1,560 techniques and finished with 60 sit-ups. Sensei Simon said "It was a great session; everyone worked to their maximum with full spirit. I'm looking forward to my 70th birthday!".
Thank you Greg, Rohan, James, Jack, and Tony
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!
Saturday 15th March 2014 Training and GRADING with Sensei Gary Stewart, 5th Dan, 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.
NB: GRADINGS: Ask Sensei Simon if you believe you have reached the required standard to take your next grading - you may have to wait!
Friday 2nd May to Monday 5th May JKA England International Course at K2, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9BQ
Another great opportunity to train with some of the World's best karate instructors. Osaka Sensei, 8th Dan, Okuma Sensei, 6th Dan, Nagatomo Sensei, 6th Dan, and of course the JKA England Chief Instructor Ohta sensei, 7th Dan. See the full details on the JKA England website here
All grades are welcome and the course is essential training for all brown belts
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; we are close to Luton, St Albans, Redbourn, Wheathampstead, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. We look forward to welcoming you very soon....
Oss! Sensei Simon