Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International

SSKI

SSKI is a traditional Shotokan karate association that prides itself on being a hard–working and friendly group that has a place for everyone.

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About SSKI

SEI = Spirit and Soul

SHIN = Mind

KAI = Association or Group


Seishinkai – Association of Mind, Spirit and Soul

Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI) is a traditional Shotokan Karate Association that believes firmly in the teachings of Shotokan Grand Masters Gichin Funakoshi, the founder, and Masatoshi Nakayama, the legendary Chief Instructor of the original JKA (Japanese Karate Association) and the man most responsible for spreading the art of Shotokan Karate to the rest of the world. SSKI has clubs in such countries as England, USA, Kazakhstan, Hungary and India; the Association Headquarters (Honbu) are in England. Countries run their own competitions and squads but in England three main competitions are held annually:
• The National Championships (a tournament for everyone)
• Association Kata Tournament

There are regular squad training sessions for those interested in Competition Karate, with a very powerful National Team that is sponsored by different companies; the squad is currently sponsored by the Buckinghamshire Building Society. Over the years SSKI have produced champions at all levels of competition including World/European and many National Champions and regular referees courses are held with our Chief Referee, for those interested in this very important part of Competition Karate.

SSKI holds many annual courses with world–class instructors including the highly respected Sensei Richard Amos, Sensei Steve Ubl, Sensei Dave Hazard and Sensei Aidan Trimble and many more. Students are also encouraged to attend ‘Open’ Courses held by other groups and Associations as well as those held by SSKI Senior Instructors.

Seishinkai pride themselves in that they have no part whatsoever in the politics of Karate and are current members of the WTKO and the Shotokan Alliance. Seishinkai also prides itself on being a hard–working and friendly group that has places for everyone in all of our clubs in all of our countries.

“Hatsuun Jindo (Parting the Clouds – Seeking the Way)”

Benefits of Membership:

  • • Top class tuition in traditional JKA style Shotokan Karate
  • • Regular courses with top UK and International Sensei
  • • Access to professionally structured instructor training programme
  • • Top class Referee and Judge training courses
  • • Regular National and International Championships
  • • Regular National Squad Training and Selections
  • • Regular Okinawan Kobudo Training and Courses
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News & Notices

Updated October 20th, 2014

Club Notices

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Club News

  • Sat/Sun 18th/19th Oct… A Weekend Shotokan Course with Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan – this course, held at the Hemel Hempstead dojo of Sensei Malcolm Phipps at the weekend, was absolutely magnificent. The course covered all aspects of Shotokan Karate from kihon and kumite to self–defence and the kata Bassai–sho. The course was well attended on both days and everyone left the dojo buzzing with excitement and we now all look forward to the Christmas Shotokan Master Class with Sensei Dave Hazard and Sensei Aidan Trimble on Sunday 14th December at the Hemel Hempstead honbu dojo of SSKI. There are only 50 places and at least half of these are already taken, so if you don’t want to miss out on this great event please send a cheque for £40 to Malcolm Phipps at 3 The Copse, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP1 2TA and book your place early. First come, first served.


    Course instructor Sensei Hazard with Course host Sensei Phipps
  • October 5th… Results from the SSKI 27th UK National Championships held at Hemel Hempstead School.
  • July 6th… SSKI Summer Course Instructors from left to right: Sensei Adam Cockfield 5th Dan, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and Sensei Tony Bunting 6th Dan. The Course was a huge success and the picnic and games session afterwards were also great fun. The positive comments from this superb Course were truly many and many thanks to all who attended and indeed to the three instructors. Great stuff!
  • June 4th… Congratulations to the two new Nidan grades, Lewis Wilson and Ritchie Howlett both from the Watford dojo.


    L–R: Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan, Lewis Wilson, Ritchie Howlett and Sensei Tony Bunting 6th Dan

  • May 18th… Results from the 2014 WTKO Irish Open Karate Championships held in Dublin.
  • May 10th… A review of the excellent course with Simon Staples Sensei hosted by SSKI London – click here for the full review.
  • March 8th… Results from the 2014 Legend Open Championships held at Bracknell.
  • March 1st… Congratulations to Cristy Nash on winning a Basingstoke Sports Award, which included a sports centre scholarship and a grant! Well done Cristy!

  • February 9th – Under–18s Kata Competition… Click here for full details.
  • Sat/Sun 1st/2nd Feb… A Weekend Shotokan Course with Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan. Click here for full details.

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Current Dan Grades

SSKI UK

Sho Dan
Seth King
Karen Bull
Ethan Hagel
Lauren Brooks
Steven Barton
Joseph Moore
Michael Lawrence
Ivan Gould (Honorary)
Charles Johnson
Rachael Houlton
Guy Stoyle
Siva Niranjan
Eve Messenger
Christopher Cooper
Niaazul Hoque
Gary Page
Christopher Allen
Nicholas Callaghan
Phillip Chiverton
Graham Webb
Peer Lustraeten
Joydeep Shil
Anastasia Nikitits
Roderick Dunlop–Brown
Michael Pemberton
Ni Dan
Jason Foxwell–Moss
Nick McCall
Leah Groom
Petra Ewington
Sarah Brown
Vicky Adams
Kaan Yargici
Steve Howlett
Cristy Nash
Mark Richards
Philip Barton
Stephanie Farrer
Caspar Mahoney
James Baldwin
Ritchie Howlett
Lewis Wilson
Gareth Hains
San Dan
Susan Carson
Arthi Niranjan
Stacey Barton
Paul Hazell
Thomas Carson
Chris Boon
Dougie Carson
Yon Dan
Jeff Carson
Peter Welch
Daniel White
Nick Forgham
Paul Carvell
Go Dan
Adam Cockfield
Roku Dan
Anthony Bunting
Nana Dan
Hachi Dan
Malcolm Phipps

SSKI USA

Sho Dan
Frank Segreti
Corie Fish
Sam Coons
Josh Coons
Joel Coons
Kyle Long
Ni Dan
Dennis Huff
Jeannie Yates
San Dan
Jeff Sanders
Jan Meyer
Randy Bodey
Bishop Sanders

SSKI India

Sho Dan
Nitish Bansal
Jatin Monga
Muzaffar Ali
Mridul Ganesh
Jai Chaturvedi
Vikas Chaturvedi
Anirban Bhattacharya
Anne Hammerstad
Shivansh Kapoor
Meera Ali
Ni Dan
Umesh Sharma
R. Kishan
Sandeep Kumar
San Dan
Devender Aggarwal
Ravindra Kumar
Mahinder Singh
Go Dan
Ram Babu Singh

SSKI Hungary

Ni Dan
Sandor Viktoryenik
Tamas Varkonyi
San Dan
Attila Pirgher
Go Dan
Szilard Zohner

SSKI Kazakhstan

Sho Dan
Salybekov Stanislav
Losetski Aleksandr
Nazarenko Andrei
Almanov Berik
Kapelyushin Serguei
Ni Dan
Iskakov Tuleukhan
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Clubs – UK

Hemel Hempstead (Honbu Dojo)
Sensei: Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan
Contact: 01442 266048 / phipps@globalnet.co.uk
Assistant Instructor: Antony Bunting 6th Dan
Times: Wednesday: 7.30pm–9pm (teenagers and adults)
Venue: Hemel Hempstead School, Anchor Lane, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1TX MAP
Hemel Hempstead (Highfield)
Sensei: Paul Carvell 4th Dan
Contact: 07966 824255
Times: Monday: 5.20pm–6.20pm – Beginners and other grades
Venue: Highfield Community Centre, Bellgate, Highfield, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 5SB MAP
Hemel Hempstead (Gadebridge)
Sensei: Paul Carvell 4th Dan
Contact: 07966 824255
Times: Thursday: 5–6pm – Other grades
Venue: Gadebridge Youth Club, The Nokes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP1 3LF MAP
St. Albans (Herts)
Sensei: Tony Bunting 6th Dan
Contact: Contact: 07870 656766
Venue: Verulam Boy's School, Brampton Road, St. Albans, Herts. AL1 4PR MAP
Website: www.seishinkaikarate.co.uk
London (Kings Cross)
Sensei: Adam Cockfield 5th Dan
Contact: 07838 608789 / sski_london@hotmail.co.uk
Times: Monday and Thursday: 7pm–8.30pm (Main Class), 8.30pm–9pm (Senior Grades)
Venue: Winton Primary School, Killick Street, Kings Cross, London N1 9AZ MAP
Website: www.sski–london.co.uk
Slip End (Luton)
Sensei: Tony Bunting 6th Dan
Contact: Contact: 07870 656766
Times: Tuesday: 6:15–7:15pm (to 4th kyu) and 7:15–8.30pm (brown belt and above)
Venue: Slip End Lower School, Ross Close, Slip End, Luton LU1 4DD MAP
Website: www.seishinkaikarate.co.uk
Basingstoke (Lychpit)
Sensei: Peter Welch 4th Dan
Contact: 01256 702255 / weekend.wanderer@btinternet.com
Times: Monday 6.30pm–8.30pm
Venue: Lychpit Community Hall, Great Binfields Road, Lychpit, Old Basing RG24 7DA MAP
Website: wwww.oldbasingkarate.com
Basingstoke (Old Basing)
Sensei: Peter Welch 4th Dan
Contact: 01256 702255 / weekend.wanderer@btinternet.com
Times: Wednesday 5pm–7pm
Venue: Old Basing Village Hall, The Street, Old Basing RG24 &BY MAP
Website: wwww.oldbasingkarate.com
Berkhamsted
Sensei: Daniel White 4th Dan
Contact: 07989 583554
Assistant Instructor: Jason Foxwell–Moss 2nd Dan (01442 872368)
Times: Thursday 6.30pm–7.30pm (Mixed class), 7.30–8.30pm (Adults only class)
Venue: Berkhamsted Town Hall, 196 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 3AP MAP
Website: www.sski–berkhamsted.co.uk
Reading (The Warehouse)
Sensei: Nick Forgham 4th Dan
Contact: 0118 935 2695 / nick.forgham@uwclub.net
Times: Monday 5.30pm–7pm
Venue: The Warehouse, 1a Cumberland Road, Reading RG1 3LB MAP
Bovingdon
Sensei: Jeff Carson 4th Dan
Contact: 07855 958549 / sski.jeff.sensei@gmail.com
Assistant Instructor: Sue Carson 3rd Dan
Times: Monday and Wednesday 6–7pm
Venue: Bovingdon Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon HP3 0HJ MAP
Watford (Central)
Sensei: Steve Howlett 2nd Dan
Contact: 01442 258544 / steve@westwatfordkarateclub.co.uk
Times: Thursday 6:30pm–7:30pm (juniors & beginners); 7:30pm–9pm (6th kyu & up & seniors)
Venue: Studio A001, West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3EZ MAP
Watford (West)
Sensei: Steve Howlett 2nd Dan
Contact: 01442 258544 / steve@westwatfordkarateclub.co.uk
Times: Saturday 10:30am–12pm
Venue: Westfield Community Sports Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Herts. WD18 6NS MAP
Croxley Green
Sensei: James Baldwin 2nd Dan
Contact: 07568 542305 / jamesdanielbaldwin@gmail.com
Times: Tuesday 6:30pm–7:30pm
Venue: Harvey Road School, Harvey Road, Croxley Green, Herts. WD3 3BN MAP

Clubs – Worldwide

United Kingdom
Contact: Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan
Tel: +44 (0)1442 266048
Email: phipps@globalnet.co.uk

USA
Contact: Sensei Jeff Sanders 3rd Dan
Tel: 937 484 5393


Hungary
Contact: Sensei Szilard Zohner 5th Dan
Address: H–1144 Budapest, Szentmihályi út 26/b/31


Kazakhstan
Contact: Sensei Tuleukhan Iskakov 2nd Dan
Address: 5 Luganski Street, Ap.34, Almaty 050051, Kazakhstan
Tel: 8 727 399 7832
Mob: 8 701 721 3229
Email: tt_iskakov@yahoo.com
India
Contact: Sensei Ram Babu Singh 5th Dan
Address: No.763, First Floor Sun Light Colony No.2, New Delhi 110014, India
Tel: 011 2634 2302 / 9810191546
Email: rambabusingh42@gmail.com
Web: www.sites.google.com/site/sskikarate
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Calendar

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SSKI Senior Instructors

Chief Instructor/Examiner
Malcolm Phipps Sensei 8th Dan (Hanshi)
• Chief Instructor/Examiner for the English Traditional Nunchaku Association (ETNA)
• Chair of Executive and Technical Committees
• Fellow of the International Shotokan Ryu Karate Do Shihankai
• Lead Sensei – Hemel Hempstead Honbu Dojo
Assistant Chief Instructor
Tony Bunting Sensei 6th Dan (Renshi)
• Member of the Assocation Technical Committee
• Lead Sensei – Slip End Dojo
• Lead Sensei – St Albans Dojo
National Team Coach
Adam Cockfield Sensei 5th Dan
• Member of the Assocation Technical Committee
• Lead Sensei – London Dojo
Chief Referee
Jeff Carson Sensei 4th Dan
• Member of the Assocation Technical Committee
• Lead Sensei – Bovingdon Dojo
Senior Instructor
Peter Welch Sensei 4th Dan
• Member of the Assocation Technical Committee
• Lead Sensei – Old Basing and Lychpit (Basingtoke) Dojos
Senior Instructor
Daniel White Sensei 4th Dan
• Member of the Assocation Technical Committee
• Lead Sensei – Berkhamsted dojo
Senior Instructor
Nick Forgham Sensei 4th Dan
• Member of the Assocation Technical Committee
• Lead Sensei – The Warehouse (Reading) Dojo
Senior Instructor
Paul Carvell Sensei 4th Dan
• Member of the Assocation Technical Committee
• Lead Sensei (Children) – Highfield dojo
• Lead Sensei – Gadebridge dojo

SSKI Instructors

Instructor
Steve Howlett Sensei 2nd Dan
• Lead Sensei – Westfield Community Sports Centre and West Herts College (Watford) Dojos
Instructor
James Baldwin 2nd Dan
• Lead Sensei – Croxley Green Dojo
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Competition Results

Shobu–Ippon Medal Table
SSKI 27th UK National Championships held at Hemel Hempstead School
2014 WTKO Irish Open Karate Championships held in Dublin
2014 Legend Open Championships held at Bracknell
Under 18s Kata Competition at Hemel Hempstead Dojo
Portsmouth Open Shotokan Championships 2013 at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth
SSKI UK 2013 Kata Competition at Hemel Hempstead Dojo
2013 WJKA World Karate Championships at Remscheid, Germany
2013 Legend Open Shotokan Championships at Bracknell
Portsmouth Open Shotokan Championships 2012 at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth
26th UK National Championships held at Hemel Hempstead School
2012 Legend Open Shotokan Championships at Bracknell

Competition Results Archive

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Association Honours List

SSKI Senior Individual Men’s and Women’s Kata and Kumite Titles

Year
1984/5
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Mens Senior Kumite
Not held
Willie Thomas
Trevor Justin
Robert Talbott
Clive Needham
Fitzroy Stapleton
Jim Dale
Jim Dale
Fitzroy Stapleton
Koon Tang
Mark Hynes
Mark Hynes
Seth King
Jamie L’Estrange
Jamie L’Estrange
Erik Thorpe
Jamie L’Estrange
William Rainey
Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield
Douglas Carson
Douglas Carson
Not held
Douglas Carson
Douglas Carson
Teiki Benveniste
Adam Cockfield
Dan White
Not held
Adam Cockfield
Ladies Senior Kumite
Not held
Tracey Phipps
Bev Allwood
Tracey Phipps
Tracey Phipps
Tracey Phipps
Tracey Phipps
Rachel Harvey
Laurie Aston
Tanya Page
Tanya Page
Laurie Aston
Carly Sinclair
Natasha Gay
Natasha Gay
Natasha Gay
Natasha Gay
Alana Bunting
Allison Phipps
Kerry Gillard
Emma Norman
Alexis Raymen
Not held
Alexis Raymen
Rebecca Pitt
Rachael Houlton
Leah Groom
Leah Groom
Not held
Vicky Adams
Year
1984/5
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Mens Senior Kata
Not held
Steve Blaney
Steve Blaney
Bill Burgar
Ravi Khanna
Bill Burgar
Ravi Khanna
Bill Burgar
Chris Solomou
Koon Tang
Mark Hynes
Mark Hynes
Mark Hynes
Paul Shannon
Paul Shannon
Rob Philpot
Rob Philpot
Rob Philpot
Rob Philpot
Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield
Not held
Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield
Adam Cockfield
Not held
Adam Cockfield
Ladies Senior Kata
Not held
Tracey Phipps
Diane Coen
Tracey Phipps
Tracey Phipps
Tracey Phipps
Tracey Phipps
Nina Khanna
Laurie Aston
Tanya Page
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Allison Phipps
Alana Bunting
Emma Norman
Alexis Raymen
Not held
Alexis Raymen
Stacey Barton
Arthi Niranjan
Arthi Niranjan
Rachael Houlton
Not held
Cristy Nash
* Championships not held in 1984/5 due to the actual forming of Seishinkai in late 1984.
* Championships not held in 2007 due to Malcolm Phipps sensei’s hospitalisation.

SSKI International, World & European Titles

Tracey Phipps
1982 Welsh Open Championships (Merthyr Tydfil) – Gold & Welsh Champion
1984 Only woman to compete in every International event for GB & England in:
  * Rome (European Championships) – unplaced
  * Oslo (England V Norway) – Gold
  * Chicago (England V USA) – Gold
  * Wisconsin (England V USA) – Gold
  * Glasgow (England V Scotland) – Gold
  * Maastricht, Holland (World Championships) Last 16
  * London (England V Australia) Gold
1986 England V Scotland (London) – Gold
1986 European Championships (Sion, Switzerland) – 4th
1986 European Championships (Sion, Switzerland) – Team 4th
1986 England V Wales (Swansea) – Gold and English Team Captain

Willie Thomas
1983 Welsh Open Championships (Merthyr Tydfil) – Gold & Welsh Champion
1986 England V Scotland (London) – Gold
1986 Junior European Championships (Sion, Switzerland) – Bronze
1986 Junior European Championships (Sion, Switzerland) – Team silver
1986 European Championships (Madrid, Spain) – Gold & European Champion
1987 European Championships (Glasgow) – Team bronze
1987 England V Italy V Spain (Italy) – Gold
1992 World Championships (Spain) – Gold & World Champion (as ex-student)

Valerie Henry
1986 England V Scotland (Glasgow) – Gold
1986 England V Scotland (London) – Gold

Jeoff Thompson MBE (whilst with SSKI)
1985 European Team Championships (Oslo, Norway) – Gold & European Champions
1985 World Games Championships (Crystal Palace) – Gold & World Champion
1985 Karate Commonwealth Games (Guernsey) – Gold & Commonwealth Champion
1986 World Championships (Sydney, Australia) – Team Gold & World Champions

Ermira Statovci (Kosovo)
1998 Children’s World Championships (Hungary) – Gold & World Champion

Emma Norman
2001 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), 13–15yrs – Gold & World Champion
2002 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), 14–17yrs – Gold & World Champion

Gareth Hains
2001 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), 10–12yrs – Gold & World Champion
2002 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), 10–12yrs – Gold & World Champion

Kerry Gillard
2002 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), 14–17yrs – Gold & World Champion

Alexis Raymen
2002 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), 11–12yrs – Gold & World Champion

Lina Nguyen
2002 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), – Gold & World Champion (junior kata)
2002 World Traditional Karate Championships (New York, USA), – Gold & World Champion (junior kumite)

James Smith
2005 WTKO European Championships (Brasov, Romania), 14–15yrs – Gold & European Champion

Leah Hoey
2005 IKA World Championships (Cagliari, Sardinia), 9–10yrs – Gold & World Champion

Aaron Gould
2005 IKA World Championships (Cagliari, Sardinia), 10–12yrs – Gold & World Champion

Douglas Carson
2005 IKA World Championships (Cagliari, Sardinia), 14–17yrs – Gold & World Champion
2011 Ohio Ippon Open Championships (Urbana, Ohio), Kumite – Gold
2011 Ohio Ippon Open Championships (Urbana, Ohio), Kata – Silver

Men’s 5–Man Team Kumite
1983 Welsh Championships (Merthyr Tydfil) – Team Gold & Welsh Champions

Rachael Houlton
2010 WJKA Open European Championships (Holland), Kumite – Gold
2010 WJKA Open European Championships (Holland), Kata – Gold
2010 18th SKDUN Gichin Funakoshi World Championships (France), Kumite – Bronze
2010 18th SKDUN Gichin Funakoshi World Championships (France), Mixed Team Kumite (SEKU & SSKI as Team England) – Bronze
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Kumite – Bronze (Jt 3rd)

Cristy Nash
2010 WJKA Open European Championships (Holland), Kumite – Gold
2010 WJKA Open European Championships (Holland), Kata – Bronze
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Kumite – Gold and World Champion
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Kata – Bronze
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Kumite – Silver
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Kata – Bronze

Adam Cockfield
2010 WJKA Open European Championships (Holland), Team Kata (Adam Cockfield, Anthony Holt, Monika Orban) – Bronze
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Kata – Gold and World Champion
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Team Kata (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Anthony Holt) – Bronze
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Team Kata – Silver
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Team Kumite – Silver
2014 WTKO Irish Open Championships (Dublin), Kata – Gold & WTKO Irish Champion
2014 WTKO Irish Open Championships (Dublin), Kumite – Silver

Anthony Holt
2010 WJKA Open European Championships (Holland), Team Kata (Adam Cockfield, Anthony Holt, Monika Orban) – Bronze
2010 SSKI–USA Championships (Urbana, Ohio) Kata – Gold
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Team Kata (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Anthony Holt) – Bronze

Monika Orban
2010 WJKA Open European Championships (Holland), Team Kata (Adam Cockfield, Anthony Holt, Monika Orban) – Bronze

Teiki Benveniste
2010 Oceania Championships (Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia), Kumite – Silver
2010 18th SKDUN Gichin Funakoshi World Championships (France), Mixed Team Kumite (SEKU & SSKI as Team England) – Bronze

Leah Groom
2010 18th SKDUN Gichin Funakoshi World Championships (France), Cadet Girl’s Team Kumite (SEKU & SSKI as Team England) – Bronze

Thomas Carson
2010 Mid–American Championships (Cincinnati, Ohio) Kata – Gold
2010 Mid–American Championships (Cincinnati, Ohio) Kumite – Silver
2010 SSKI–USA Championships (Urbana, Ohio) Kata – Gold
2010 SSKI–USA Championships (Urbana, Ohio) Kumite – Gold
2010 SSKI–USA Championships (Urbana, Ohio) Team Kata – Silver
2011 Ohio Ippon Open Championships (Urbana), Kumite – Gold
2011 Ohio Ippon Open Championships (Urbana), Kata – Gold
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Kumite – Bronze
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Kumite – Gold (World Champion)

Sue Carson
2010 Mid–American Championships (Cincinnati, Ohio) Kumite – Bronze

Vicky Adams
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Kumite – Bronze (Jt 3rd)

Danny Richards
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Kumite – Bronze
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Team Kata – Silver

Daniel White
2011 WJKA World Open Championships (Belgium), Team Kata (Adam Cockfield, Daniel White, Anthony Holt) – Bronze

Sam Richards
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Team Kata – Silver
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Kumite – Bronze

Gabriel Van Rel
2013 WJKA World Championships (Germany), Team Kumite – Silver

Dylan Freeman
2014 WTKO Irish Open Championships (Dublin), Kumite – Bronze
2014 WTKO Irish Open Championships (Dublin), Kata – 4th Place

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SSKI National Team

Men/Cadets
Adam Cockfield
Daniel White
Thomas Carson
Oliver Nash
Gary Page
James Baldwin
Matthew Cooper
Women/Cadets
Stacey Barton
Leah Groom
Lauren Brooks
Vicky Adams
Karen Bull
Cristy Nash
Kajol Marathe
Under 16s
Petra Ewington
Ethan Hagel
Tom Colbourne
Chris Cooper
Dylan Freeman
Eve Messenger
Niaaz Hoque
Development Squad
Zak Tomlin
Jonathan Derland
Rhea Kandel
David Case
Hana Gough
Muminah Koleoso
April Gilling
Association General Coach – Sensei Adam Cockfield 5th Dan
Association Team Manager – Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan
Association Chief Referee – Sensei Jeff Carson 4th Dan
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Address

3 The Copse
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 2TA
Tel: 01442 266048
Email: Malcolm Phipps – phipps@globalnet.co.uk
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English Traditional Nunchaku Association (ETNA)

ETNA was formed late in 2003 by its founder and Chief Instructor Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and the worldwide Chief Instructor to Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International. Sensei Phipps has trained in the kobudo art of Nunchaku now for over forty years and in 2003 trained with Sensei Fumio Demura (see photo below right) in Dallas, Texas at the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Seminars and Awards. After discussions, Sensei Demura thought it would be an excellent idea for Sensei Phipps to set up a traditional Nunchaku Association in the UK and so the idea was born. Sensei Demura and Sensei Phipps both agreed that in the main this art is not taught correctly enough and should be taught traditionally and relatively along the same lines as a good karate class. So, with this in mind, the Association trains only in traditional Nunchaku using correct terminology and genuine Okinawan kobudo techniques.
There is a proper structure to the Association with gradings being held every six months. There is a syllabus that is followed rigidly that includes kihon, kata and kumite, and a booklet that all students receive on joining. There is everything a student would need to know about the weapon in this professionally produced booklet, which indeed includes the syllabus. The starting age for training is eight years of age but from eight to sixteen years of age the student must use foam or rubber Nunchaku only. After sixteen years of age then a student has the option of foam rubber or wood. Nunchaku must be traditional from twelve to fourteen inches in length, preferably cord. No metal, telescopic or weapons with flashing lights and bells are allowed.

To join ETNA, it is necessary that a student already has a decent knowledge of the martial arts. Many people will feel that eight years of age is too young but this is not the case as long as the youngsters follow the rules of the Association and the martial arts code in general and indeed would only be allowed to use foam or rubber weapons and must never use the weapon or carry the weapon in the street, other than to and from the dojo and, of course, in the dojo.

The weapon also, as most students know, is a great help in co–ordination for all the other martial arts, especially Karate, helping a student to be proficient with both hands and arms. As explained earlier, the Association is a traditionally run group and is run on the lines of a good karate lesson.

Nunchaku Techniques

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Japanese Sword Set – a genuine Japanese Sword Set with stand: live blades, brand new condition. Set consists of: Katana, Wakizashi and sword stand; an absolutely beautiful matching set. Would cost around £1,250 new, sale price is just £750. A one–off bargain and one not to miss! Ring Sensei Phipps on 01442 266048 for viewing if interested!


Shotokan Karate Magazine – every single copy of Shotokan Karate Magazine from the very collectable No.1 right up to the current No.120 (every copy in mint condition). The very first copy of this magazine sold the other day for £1,000 and this copy for sale here is in absolute mint condition! Sale price here for all 120 copies is £750. Ring Sensei Phipps on 01442 266048 if interested! home Previous