There will be no training on Wednesday 29th July, due to the Folk Festival taking place.
Unfortunately the website was hit by the Gumblar Virus and the site hosting service sensibly suspended the site until it was dis-infected. This has now been completed, but you may find that some links are still broken - we are working on fixing these, but they make take some time.
There will be no training over the Christmas period. After Christmas we will resume training on the following dates
Last weekend an SKA Instructor Training Course was held, and Dr Claire Royston from Cambridge Karate Club gave a presentation on first aid for karateka.
If you wish to download the course materials they can be found here: -
Cambridge Karate Club is a member of the Shotokan Karate Association run by Sensei Greg Durant 7th Dan. There are many other SKA clubs, mostly around the East of England and North London.
The purpose of having an account on this website is so that you can create and edit content. As I get several requests for accounts per week and from dubious names I can only assume that these are from pepole with ill intent.
For this reason only an adminstrator can create an account on the site, please submit your details to your sensei if you think you require an account on the website.
Ever had difficulty remembering terminology? For instance how to remember Haiwan, Gaiwan, Shuwean and Naiwan? or the parts of the foot, etc...
To help you remember the terms I would suggest using mnemonics - make up a phrase which jogs your memory. Do you remember learning trigonometry at school? Your teacher probably got you to remember the sine and cosine rules by giving you a phrase like "Some Old Horses, Can Always Hear, Their Owners Approach", or "Sohcahtoa".
In the average karate lesson we tend to use many Japanese terms, "Mae-geri", "Kekomi", "Sensei", and "osu". Are we pronouncing these terms correctly, and why are they spelt using our western alphabet? This article hopes to shed light on some of these questions.