TKFGB Summer Camp 2015: 25-27.07

25-27th July was the first time TKFGB introduced a new initiative of active summer idea. A karate training camp, which lasted for three days, gathered over forty participants, both juniors and seniors. They arrived from all over the country to take the opportunity and challenge of going through massive karate training and learning about healthy life style and proper nutrition. Each day contained at least three training sessions: – morning – 60-90 minutes of cardio and endurance – midday – 150 min general karate and fitness session – evening 120-150 min specialisation classes where juniors and seniors developed their most required skills in kata and kumite. Being a hard task in terms of physical and mental engagement the camp was also designed to select the team to represent the UK in the forthcoming European championships in Vilnius, Lithuania in October this year. It was also a great chance for all the parents and friends to learn about how to improve our health and wellbeing by, introducing proper diet and nutrition habits into our daily life. As TKFGB strives to build a friendly environment for our growing community, it was inevitable to include a social event in the camp’s agenda. Sunday barbecue was a good moment to chill out after an exhausting day, exchange opinions and reflect on the training....

TKFGB Summer Camp 2015

National Squad Training Camp The camp is compulsory for all National Squad Members, but is also open for non-members, all ages and grades. Sat 25th – Mon 27th July 2015    TKFGB Summer Camp 2015 –...

TKFGB Squad Training and Instructor/Referee Course – 07.06.15

The Sunday of 7th June was one of the most exhausting ones for some of the Instructor Squad Members TKFGB. Exceeding six hours of time the event was devoted to proper warm-up with emphasis on central muscles and coordination. Following the warm-up there were specialisation groups: Kata Seniors, Kata juniors and Kumite Seniors. Individual spring pairs were presenting and received feedback. The last part of the day was devoted to basic study of referring action and vocabulary, cardio training and introductory self-defence techniques....

TKFGB Squad Training – 17.05.15

As every month, this event took a lot of interest from TKFGB National Squad members but also from visitors and observers. Following the initial assumptions for the participation of the Senior Team at European Championships in Vilnius later this year, kumite training was highlighted in the agenda. The topic was work with distance and body dynamics....

Seminar with sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski – 8 Dan: 12.04.2015

On 10-12 April 2015 Traditional Karate-Do Federation of Great Britain had the honour to host the President of the World Traditional Karate-Do Federation, with headquarters in Geneva, sensei Włodzimierz Kwieciński 8th dan. Once again, students of traditional karate in the UK had an opportunity to practise with such an outstanding master of karate, as is sensei Kwieciński. But this time it was a particularly special event, given the fact that for the first time it was organized by the newly formed traditional karate federation in the UK. This year’s seminar, conducted by sensei Włodzimierz Kwieciński, was held in two places. Namely, the specialist training session on the first day, designed for brown and black belts only, was held in Norwich (University of East Anglia) and was addressed to members of the Traditional Karate-Do Federation of Great Britain, as well as members our friendly organization – Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA). During next two days the seminar took place in Boston, where there was a general training session, open to all levels, and specialized kumite and kata sessions – masterclasses, designed for the most advanced students of this martial art. The last point of sensei’s stay was to exam dan master degrees, which resulted in 1 dan master degrees having been awarded to: Andrei Skarzynskij – Traditional Karate Academy Boston Jaroslaw Zięciak – Traditional Karate Club ‘Okami’ Bournemouth Igor Zeler – Traditional Karate Academy Peterborough During his visit to Boston sensei W. Kwieciński together with TKFGB Board of Directors, met with representatives of the town’s highest authorities, including the former Mayor and current UK Parliament candidate, Mr. Paul Kenny, his...

TKFGB demonstrations in Oxfordshire: 25.03.2015

Members of the TKFGB National Junior and Senior Squad accompanied by their Chief Coach, Zbigniew Godzisz, arrived in Kingham, Oxfordshire to support a special Karate demonstration held at the local Kingham Hill College. On 21st March over 200 students gathered to see the Karate as presented by sensei Lukasz Radwanski, multiple World and International Champion and medallist. The team also visited Blockley C of E Primary School in Morton-in-Marsh with another display of Karate skills. Both events were enthusiastically welcomed and were followed by numerous questions. The demonstrations are supposed to give rise to a cooperation between Western Traditional Karate Academy and the aforementioned schools. The new classed are planned to launch soon after the end of the school Easter break, on the schools’ premises. It is a part of TKFGB’s initiative for nationwide collaboration with primary and secondary schools within the sportive and educational programme of raising psyhical and mental health awareness....