NEWS

EULOGY: IN MEMORY OF ALISON BARKER

For those who don’t know me, I taught Alison Shotokan Karate over the last twenty years. Michael and Ashleigh are aware that a long standing commitment has unfortunately prevented my attendance today and I would like to extend my sincere apologies to those present for not joining you in celebrating the life of Alison. I…

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February 17, 2017

KIRYOKU SUPPORTS POWERWAVE

Sensei Paul would like to thank Powerwave’s Jay and Dan Laville for their kind invitation to instruct during a special session in memory of their late mother, Shotokan’s Pauline Laville from whom he received his own 1st Dan from in 1990. Along with Sensei Laville’s eldest son Dan, Sensei Paul joined former ISK senior instructors…

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August 10, 2016

KIRYOKU SUPPORTS POWERWAVE

On the 6th of August POWERWAVE will be celebrating the life of the founder who inspired the 5th degree workout and the First Lady of Karate, Sensei Pauline Laville. There will be four of her original Black Belts teaching a 5th Degree PowerWave class in the style of how this incredible lady taught Karate. If…

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August 5, 2016

ANNUAL ASK INSTRUCTORS CLASS

On Sunday 31st July 2016, Sensei Paul was joined at this years prestigious ASK Instructors class by senior Kiryoku members Mark Raven, Alex Hill and Chloe Jones. The 3-hour advanced class with Sensei Hazard 7th Dan was held at ‘The Dojo’ in Nottingham and focused on numerous aspects of Shotokan including the kata Jion.  

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July 31, 2016

ASK KIRYOKU DAN GRADING

Congratulations to Faye Manning (13) and Chloe Jones (16) for passing their respective 1st Dan and 2nd Dan Blackbelt gradings under ASK Chief Instructor Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan. Both students are a credit to our group and have been taught by Sensei Paul Herbert 6th Dan since beginners, with Chloe joining the ASK Kiryoku…

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July 5, 2016

SUPPORTING CHRISTOPHER’S SMILE CHARITY

Sensei Paul Herbert 6th Dan will be donating his time to teach at a mixed martial arts event in Hertfordshire in support of “Christopher’s Smile“, a children’s cancer charity. Contact: Email: redfishkarate@virginmedia.com | Mobile: 07703 567419 Start times may vary so please contact the event organiser.

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April 21, 2016

KIRYOKU NEWS

Kiryoku are proud to announce that chief instructor Paul Herbert has been awarded the grade of 6th Dan by ASK Chief Instructor Sensei Dave Hazard, 7th Dan. The presentation was made at the end of Kiryoku’s 20th year anniversary course at the Dartford dojo, 8 years after Sensei Paul received 5th Dan.

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February 9, 2016

ASK KIRYOKU SUPPORTS CCAA CHARITY

The ASK Kiryoku Dojo in Dartford has raised £500 for leading children’s arthritis charity the CCAA. The dojo ran a week long Karate-thon which saw its members each performing 1000 kicks and punches during every class throughout the week. Michelle Risley, whose daughter Jenna suffers with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) accepted a Cheque on behalf…

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December 7, 2015

SPONSORED KARATE-THON – THIS WEEK

Monday will see us kick off our week long Karate-Thon as we aim to raise money for both the CCAA who provide help for children with arthritis and also to help provide our main HQ dojo with a safe and professional 100 square metre matted area for regular classes, squad training, gradings, courses and our…

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October 26, 2015

NEW FRIDAY KARATE KIDS CLASS

From Friday 8th October 2015, we are pleased to announce a new after school Karate Kids class running on Fridays afternoons from 4.00pm. This class will be the same format as Wednesday’s and take place at the Gravesend Dojo.

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October 8, 2015