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SENSEI DAVE HAZARD 7th Dan COURSE (16/17th September 2017 – SSKI Hemel Hempstead dojo)

 

Another unbelievable course with this superb instructor who is without doubt one of the best in the world  The course was well attended by SSKI students and many guests and everyone enjoyed the course to the full.  There were karateka from Morpeth in the northeast of England, Dartford, Cambridge and many other far flung places, all who had travelled many miles to train with Sensei Hazard.  The course was hosted by the SSKI Chief Instructor, Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and there were three one hour sessions on both days. Sensei Hazard’s kata for the Saturday was Sochin and on the Sunday it was to be Empi, a nice balance of power and speed, and of course the bunkai of both.  What is so obvious to all who attend these courses is that Sensei Hazard’s applications most definitely work in real life situations differing from many basic bunkai taught by many other instructors, which is okay if all you wish to do is teach the basic performance of the kata but again is so obvious that Sensei Hazard has really studied this subject in huge detail and therefore makes the techniques work in true life situations.  There was a wonderful kicking drill on the Sunday using nearly all of the basic Shotokan kicks and on the Saturday an excellent basic fighting drill. Sensei Hazard has been coming to my dojo two or three times every year for the last twenty-seven years and we have never been disappointed. Absolutely amazing.  Can’t wait until he returns to my dojo in February for another excellent weekend and please keep a lookout for more details nearer the date.  All are welcome.  What an amazing weekend’s karate and many thanks to Sensei Hazard.

On the Saturday of this course, Peter Welch the SSKI Basingstoke sensei and Nick Forgham the SSKI Reading sensei were both awarded their 5th Dan grades and were presented with very special certificates by the SSKI Chief Instructor.  Well deserved and congratulations to both.

PHOTO: Peter Welch and Nick Forgham being presented with their 5th Dan certificates by the Chief Instructor, Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and the Assistant Chief Instructor, Tony Bunting 7th Dan.

 

SSKI USA SEMINAR

On Saturday 29th July at the YMCA Springfield Dojo, a seminar was held on the kata, Ji’in and its bunkai.  The seminar was taken by the SSKI Chief Instructor, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and was split into three one hour sessions.  The seminar was a great success and it was wonderful to see guests from Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on this seminar.  A meal was held afterwards in a hotel close by and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day to the full.  Well done to all those who attended.

PHOTO: Some of the black and brown belts on the seminar with Sensei Phipps.

Quotes:

Had a truly incredible day training with Sensei Malcolm Phipps and his gang, Jan Smearsoll, Jeff Sanders and the guys at the SSKI Springfield dojo. Loved the bunkai for my tokui kata, Ji'in. Thanks Sensei Phipps!
Vinson B. Lewis (WTKO Cincinnati)

 Great group and good training. Nice to see Sensei Phipps again.
 Chuck Kerrigan 7th Dan (TKA Pittsburgh)

At the Springfield dojo in Ohio, USA on Thursday 27th July 2017, Bishop Sanders passed his 4th Dan grade in front of the SSKI Chief Instructor, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan. Bishop was awarded his grade on the following Saturday seminar with Sensei Phipps at the YMCA Springfield dojo. Superb grading and well done Bishop.

 

 

 

 

On Thursday 3rd August 2017 at the Springfield dojo in Ohio, USA, Scott Williams passed his 1st Dan grading in style in front of the SSKI Chief Instructor, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan. Many congratulations Scott.

PHOTO: L to R: Grading Panel: Jan Smearsoll 4th Dan, Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan, Bishop Sanders 4th Dan, Jeff Sanders 4th Dan, with the new shodan, Scott Williams in the centre of the picture.

 

 


 

Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International

Presents a weekend Course with Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan
Saturday & Sunday 16/17th September 2017

Training Times

Saturday - Three one hour sessions from 12.30 – 4.00pm 

Sunday - Three one hour sessions from 11am – 2.30pm

Price £60.00 for whole Course, £40.00 for one day or £15.00 per session

  • The above Course is at Hemel Hempstead School, Anchor Lane. HP1 1TX.
  • Course is for Brown and Black belts of all ages and on the first session of each day, Kyu grades from 8th to 4th Kyu are also welcome.
  • For any further details email Sensei Phipps on phipps@globalnet.co.uk

 

Dan Grading

Many congratulations to the successful Dan Grading participants at the Association's June 2017 Dan Grading at the Hemel Hempstead Honbu Dojo.
To Sandan - Philip Barton
To Nidan - Siva Niranjan and Gary Page


Dan Grading Panel: Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan, Sensei Tony Bunting 7th Dan and Sensei Jeff Carson 5th Dan.
Well done to these successful candidates on a very high standard and on their new grades.

KARATENOMICHI WORLD FEDERATION -(2017 English National Championships - Luton – 7th May)

SSKI Results

  • Maria Nicolaou - 2nd in Ladies Senior Kata and 3rd in Ladies Senior Kumite
  • Crystal Close - 2nd in the Under 16’s Senior Kata
  • Joydeep Shil - 2nd in the Male Cadets Kumite
  • Cameron Nash - 3rd in the Boy’s Senior Kumite
  • Gary Page - 4th (narrowly missing out on the medals) in the Men's Senior Kata

This group is Sensei Yahara's group in the UK so well done to all the above and indeed to all those who entered and to Sensei Adam our excellent coach. Great results.

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Malcolm Phipps Seminar

July 29th, 2017
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SSKI 2017 Under 16’s Tournament - (Hemel Hempstead honbu dojo – 2nd April)

White Belt Kata

  • 1st Krishna Shil (London)
  • 2nd Marco Lopez (Bovingdon)
  • 3rd Amelia Reeves (Hemel Hempstead)

Novice Kata

  • 1st Anisha Shrestha (Reading)
  • 2nd Jacob Waggeh (Hemel Hempstead)
  • 3rd Shoyuj Kumar (Reading)

Junior Kata

  • 1st Daniel Medalla (Basingstoke)
  • 2nd Freddie Beresford (Hemel Hempstead)
  • 3rd Maxance Lambert (Basingstoke)

Senior Kata

  • 1st Crystal Close (Hemel Hempstead)
  • 2nd Cameron Nash (Basingstoke)

Sanbon Kumite (Under 5ft)

  • 1st Crystal Close (Hemel Hempstead)
  • 2nd Freddie Beresford (Hemel Hempstead)
  • 3rd Daniel Medalla (Basingstoke)

Sanbon Kumite (5ft & Over)

  • 1st Cameron Nash (Basingstoke)
  • 2nd Anisha Shrestha (Reading)
  • 3rd Manas Sharma (Reading)

Referees: Jeff Carson (Chief Referee), Peter Welch, Nick Forgham, Paul Carvell and Phil Barton.

Well done to all the medal winners above, especially to Crystal Close who was a double gold medal winner once again. Also, well done to all the young competitors who did their very best in an excellent internal competition, especially those who were entering their very first tournament. Many thanks also to all the referees who made the day possible and to all the families who accompanied the competitors.
Sensei Malcolm Phipps presented all the competitors with a signed copy of his book. Uchi Deshi and the Master to show his appreciation to all the young competitors. Click on image for larger view


 

LEGEND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS - (4th March 2017 - Bracknell Leisure Centre) 

Well done to Cristy Nash 3rd Dan who took our only trophy at a huge tournament.  The leisure centre was packed to the brim with competitors and spectators alike and it was quite hard to find a seat in the early hours of the competition.  Cristy took the third place trophy in the ladies (16-20 years) kumite.  As usual she put up a magnificent performance and only lost in the semi-final by the smallest of margins.  The day was spoilt by many disgraceful refereeing decisions, much too many to mention here but there were so many people unhappy with the standard of refereeing generally.  Of course there were some excellent referees and judges there on the day but on certain areas it was an absolute shambles. I am pleased to say that our referees were of the excellent variety, without seeming to be biased and these were: Jeff Carson 5th Dan who was by far the best referee of the whole tournament.  Then there was, Paul Carvell, Nick Forgham and Peter Welch, all who did a great job on the day.

Well done to all the competitors and mums and dads and family members on the day.

Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan Course - (18/19th February 2017 – SSKI Hemel Hempstead dojo)

What an unbelievable course with this superb instructor who is just the very best.  The course was well attended by SSKI students and many guests and everyone enjoyed the course to the full.  There were karateka from Morpeth in the North-East of England, the Isle of Wight, Dartford, Peterborough, Northamptonshire and many other far flung places, all who had travelled many miles to train with Sensei Hazard.  The course was hosted by the SSKI Chief Instructor, Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan and there were three one hour sessions on both days. Sensei Hazard worked on the bunkai of the five Heian kata and finished off on the Sunday with a good look into Kanku-dai kata.  What is so obvious to all who attend these courses is that Sensei Hazard’s applications most definitely work in real life situations differing from many basic bunkai taught by many other instructors, which is okay if all you wish to do is teach the basic performance of the kata but again is so obvious that Sensei Hazard has really studied this subject in huge detail and therefore makes the techniques work in true life situations.  On this course were 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd Dan grades plus of course all the lower Dan grades and kyu grades and everyone came away with a wonderful feeling of learning. One senior black-belt came up to sensei at the end and asked the question, why hadn’t he seen these fantastic applications in the past?  Good question.  Sensei Hazard has been coming to my dojo two or three times every year for the last twenty-five years and I have never had the same lesson twice and I have trained on every single course. Absolutely amazing.  Can’t wait until he returns to my dojo on 16/17th September for another amazing weekend and please keep a lookout for more details nearer the date.  All are welcome.  What an amazing weekend’s karate and many thanks Sensei Hazard.

PS On this course the SSKI Reading instructor, Sensei Nick Forgham 4th Dan was presented with his certificate for his loyalty to the association for over 20 years.  Well done Nick.

 

 

 

January 2017 Black and Brown-belt Course and AGM

What an excellent black and brown-belt Course today and a great start to the New Year. Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan taught the kata Ji'in and Sensei Tony Bunting 7th Dan and Sensei Adam Cockfield 5th Dan provided the excellent bunkai to the kata. Super stuff. The AGM followed this Course and it looks like a great year ahead for the Association. Next big Association Course is with Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan in February. Can't wait!

PHOTO: The Three Amigos !!!

Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International & Independent Traditional Karate Organization

Presents a weekend Course with
Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan
Saturday & Sunday 18/19th February 2017

Training Times
Saturday - Three one hour sessions from 12.30 – 4.00pm 
Sunday - Three one hour sessions from 11am – 2.30pm
Price £60.00 for whole Course, £40.00 for one day or £15.00 per session
*The above Course is at Hemel Hempstead School, Anchor Lane. HP1 1TX.
*All are welcome including kyu grades from 7th Kyu and above
*For any further details email Sensei Phipps on phipps@globalnet.co.uk

Dan Grade

Many congratulations to Matt Cooper from the Basingstoke club on passing his shodan grade in style on Wednesday 21st December.  Excellent grading and well done to Matt and his proud sensei, Peter Welch 4th Dan.  The grading was followed by a very successful self-defence seminar taken by the Chief Instructor, Sensei Malcolm Phipps 8th Dan which was well attended and went down well with all who attended. 

PHOTO: L to R: Sensei Peter Welch, Matt Cooper,
Sensei Malcolm Phipps