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Huge congratulations to those who gained a new grade on Saturday. The enthusiasm and spirit from the junior Kyu grades was immense. Our pupils continued to display the high standards set by the group.
A number of Dan grades were awarded on the day, Special congratulations go to Fraser Cassell, Ellis Coughan, Ewan Cracker, Lewis Fox, Michael Freeman, Alex May and Chloe Startup who gained 1st Dans and Adam Bucklee, Jake Jenner and Luke Sandys who achieved 2nd Dans.
The day was made extra special by a surprise award… Our very own chief Instructor Sensei Glen Wright was awarded his 7th Dan.
A number of instructors & officials travelled to witness the presentation and for that we are grateful, thank you. A speech was make by Sensei Arthur Wallace, from which the below quotes have been taken.
“We are here to celebrate a karate career that has spanned a number of decades, we have watched the rising star take on a daunting task of running and upholding an association against competition from many larger ones in the southeast, and the KSKC is one of the best organisations I have ever been involved in. It is time we made you a higher grade, we have decided you need to get your 7th Dan. It is unanimously decided that this is the way forward for the KSKC. The KSKC upholds and maintains ridged standards and this is no light offering that we are giving you Glen. As Ray Fuller would say (an old Sensei that’s gone) you don’t want to go any higher as that means you’re going to die. So we will stick with the 7th Dan”.
Sensei was presented with a certificate & an embroidered Black Belt
The KSKC is proud to have our Sensei hold this achievement……On behalf of every one of us, well done Sensei Wright.
Sharon Vulgar 3rd Dan.
Arthur Wallace is the Chief Instructor of the SKC. He started training in karate in 1968 at the Rochdale Karate Club under Mike Toze 7th Dan KUGB and gained his kyu grades under Enoeda Sensei. He moved to Kent in 1971, where he continued his training under Ray Fuller 8th Dan chief instructor of the Thames Karate Clubs. Sensei Wallace was responsible for introducing karate to Sheppey and opened his own Dojo in May 1974. Later that year he was awarded his black belt by Kensuke Enoeda 9th Dan (KUGB’s chief instructor). He achieved his 5th Dan Black Belt, under the Thames Grading Panel in 1993 and was awarded his 6th Dan in July 2004 by the English Karate Governing Board on recommendation from the Kent Shotokan Karate Clubs. He is also a 1st Dan black belt in Judo and adept with Kobudo (weaponry) I.e.. Sai (short swords) and Rokushu-bo (6 ft staff).
See the list of karate clubs that benefit from the high teaching standards and support offered by KSKC.
Advise for students on the different emphasis with different martial art styles and choosing the right club.
KSKC was founded, by Sensei Glen Wright 6th Dan in 1974, to provide affiliation for clubs serious about Karate.
Strength from group affiliation with KSKC clubs.
Professional and focused training to teach martial arts
Private self defence courses for real situations. Custom for private individuals and organisations.
Physical education teaching within schools.
Aylesford Karate Club
Teapot lane Primary School, Teapot lane, Aylesford, Kent. ME20 7JU
Contact 01634 669522 or
Silwood Park Karate Club
Great Hollands Primary School, Wordsworth, Great Hollands, Bracknell, Berkshire. RG12 8YR
St Mary's Island Karateka
St Mary's Island Comm. Hall
St Mary's Island
St Mary's club is a lively and friendly club with excellent support from students and parents.
Contact 01634 302270 or
Featherby Junior School Karate Club
Featherby Junior School, Gillingham. ME8 6BT
Children's Karate Classes on Tueday 6:00-6:45pm
Sensei Liam Grindley 2nd Dan
Contact 01634 302723 or
Gillingham Blackbelt Academy
A family run Martial Arts Academy in a safe and friendly environment.
Contact 01634 305769
Hempstead Jnr School,
Birch Grove Hempstead,
01634 371554 or
Herne Bay Karate Club
Head office, 48 lamplighters close, hempstead, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 3NZJU
01634 371554 or
Hoo and Istead Karate Club
Hundred of Hoo Swimming Pool, Main Road, St. Werburgh, Hoo, Kent Istead Rise Community Centre, Worcester Close, Istead Rise
Gill has been teaching children for 12 years. Her classes are small and friendly with a maximum of 15 children.
Kenya Karate Club
Africa c/o Head office, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 3NZ
01634 371554 or
St Clements Karate Club
St Clements School, Leysdown Road, Leysdown–on-Sea, Sheerness Kent ME12 4AB
"A Professional Club run by Enthusiasts”
Contact 01795 876567 (H) or Leisure Centre 01995 668061
Spinnens Acre School, Sultan Road, Lordwood.
Establised 30 years. First KSKC club. Secure parking. Easy access.
Chief instructor Glen Wright 6th Dan.
Minister Karate Club
Matt Gage 2nd Dan
Minister primary school,
Fairview Wigmore Karateka
Fairview Jnr School,
Fairview club opened on 3rd November 2004, all lessons have roughly 25 students ranging from the age of 4 to 16
and are separated into different age / ability.
Contact 01634 302270 or
Sheppey Karate Club
Sheppey Leisure Centre Off the Broadway, Royal Road Sheerness Kent ME12 1HH
Sittingbourne Martial Arts
Swallows Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne, Kent. Rodmersham Village Hall, Rodmersham, Kent.
Visit the Website www.sittingbournemartialarts.co.uk
Contact 07969 783449 or email
KSKC International Head Office, 48 Lamplighters Close, Hempstead, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 3NZ
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