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Sept 2018: Some News articles are missing due to computer fault causing loss of website details.


Summer Seminar 2015: The Seminar was held at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, a fantastic summers day all round enjoyed by all who attended.
Here are some of the photos from the day with thanks to Yvette Storey for spending her day with us taking the photos.  (Click Here)

Results: Here are the results for the recent English Tournament held at Birchwood Sports Centre, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. (Click Here)
Another great turnout and spirit should by all the competitors.
Hopefully I’ll have some photos from the event soon.

England Kyokushin Round-up 2014

As 2014 comes to an end its time to reflect on the events our members have organised and participated in during the year and to look forward to a New Year just as fulfilling.
As usual we started 2014 on the first Saturday of the New Year getting ‘wet and cold’, some choosing to participate in the Waterfall Training in Wales and others Beach Training on Gorleston Beach, Norfolk (Nr Gt Yarmouth). I appreciate it’s not every ones idea of fun but it can be quite a spiritual and refreshing way to start the New Year. This is also the plan for 2015 starting the New Year on the beach at Clacton-on-Sea, all are welcome to attend the ‘fun’ event and look forward to a healthy ‘fish & chips’ on completion to warm you back up.

We have hosted various National Events during 2014 as listed below: These events were all well attended and hopefully enjoyed by everyone.
Judge/Referee Refresher and High Grade Kata Course
IKO English Kyokushin Championships
London Cup
Summer Seminar
British Tournament
Instructors and High Grade Seminar

Also some of our members participated in International tournaments and Seminars which bring back lots of experience and knowledge to pass on to others.
IKO 28th European Weight Category Championships – Varna, Bulgaria
International Black Belt Seminar – Banff Canada
European Weight Championships – Poland

So as you can see there have been various events available throughout the year to enhance your own training and this will be continuing through the coming year starting with the Beach Training at Clacton-on-Sea on 3rd January followed by Winter Training Camp held in Scotland in early February.

For further details about events through out 2015 refer to the ‘Events’ tab, also for more details of events from 2014 refer to either the News or Photos/Results Tabs on the website.

British Tournament: - Wodson Park 20th September 2014.

The British Tournament was held on 20th September at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware, Hertfordshire. There was a reasonable attendance this year, but this did not hamper the spirit of the competitors at the tournament who all competed with admirable determination. For results and photos from the event go to the Photos & Results page. If anyone has any photos they would like added of the event then please pass them to me (details at bottom of page).

Summer Seminar: - 12th July 2014
The Summer Seminar including National Gradings was held at Wodson Park Sports Centre in Ware, Hertfordshire on 12th July 2014 was very successful. A full day of training with lots of positive feedback.  For pictures of the event please visit the GB Kyokushin Facebook site on the following link.

IKO 28th European Weight Category Championships 2014:
For further details and pictures from the Tournament, held in Varna , Bulgaria in May please visit the GB Kyokushin Facebook site on the following link:

English Tournament 2014:
Saturday 22nd March was the English Tournament, held at Birchwood High School, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Another well attended and smooth running tournament with good spirit by all the competitors. For full results click here or go to the Photos & Results Page. The overall ‘cumulative’ medal winner this year was London Tohyama Dojo, so congratulations to them, followed closely by Bishops Stortford Kyokushin Karate Club and Tokei Dojo.
Pictures from the event can be seen on the facebook page. A big thank you to Jill Mead who took the photos.

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January 2014

Bringing in the New Year:
From Norfolk to Wales members of the IKO brought in the New Year with ‘remote’ training sessions. A few members joined in waterfall training in Wales at the
Scwd-yr-Eira Waterfall with Emma Batty from Nottingham receiving a trophy to represent the spirit of Kyokushin for travelling a long distance on her own in bad weather and the effort she showed while training at the waterfall. Other members from Bishops Stortford and Bury St Edmunds joined up for training at Gorleston-on-Sea Beach in Norfolk surprising and leaving local residents wondering what we were all doing down on the beach this time of the year without a dog and a coat.

For photos from our New Year Training at Gorleston Beach either go to the ‘Photos & Results’ page or simply ‘Click Here’ for a more direct link. In addition there is a video on YouTube available to view.

If anyone else had some training session with a difference to bring in the New Year, then let me know at, supply any photos and details and I’ll do my best to get it on the website.

December 2013
Seasons Greetings from Honbu
As yet another year comes to an end, we’ve just a few weeks to relax and look back at all our hard work over the past 12 months, before it starts all over again! Thank you for your effort, dedication and fighting spirit. We look forward to trying to make 2014 just as successful.
We will kick-off the new year with a beach training session at Gorleston Beach, Norfolk, (near Great Yarmouth) on Saturday 4th January 2014. (Facebook Link). We will be meeting  from 10am and hope you can come and join us to burn off those extra Christmas pounds.

Until then, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Osu!
For a full schedule of  events in 2014 please visit the Events page.
Check out Tokei’s new website: Click Here

October 2013
10th IKO Seminar, Primorsko City, Bulgaria
Shihan Mac Robertson, Sensei’s Mark Kingsland and Stephen Hare represented Kyokushin GB at the 10th International Karate Organisation Seminar held in Primorsko City, Bulgaria over the weekend 10th to 13th October.
The Seminar was organised by Sensei Emil Kostov and training led by Kancho Shokei Matsui and Shihan Katsuhito Gorai.
The Seminar was attended by 200 students from 15 different countries, it was very enjoyable and very well organised.
A selection of photos from the event can be seen Here and on the ‘Photos & Results’ page, thank you to Sensei Emil for providing some of the official photos taken from the event

23rd September 2013
Results of the recent British Open, Weight Category Tournament are now available Here. Photos also available Here. Results & Photos also available on the ‘Photos & Results’ Page.


We had approx 150 competitors attending with teams from Spain, France and Poland as well as from the home nations of England,   Scotland and Wales. As well as individual successes we score the dojos on medal hauls and the results for that were:
1st                    Oyama Karate, IKO Spain
2nd                   London Tohyama Dojo, IKO Kyokushin GB
3rd                    Lomzynski Klub Karate, IKO Poland

30th June 2013
The Kyokushin Great Britain Summer Camp was held from June 21st thru 23rd at Lea Green, Nr Matlock Derbyshire and attended by 50 Instructors/Students. It was a very enjoyable and inspirational weekend with instruction from Shihan Jose Claronino, Shihan Mac Robertson, Shihan Martin Marlborough, Shihan Paul Greenway, Sensei Orlando Roach and guest Instructor Shihan Tsutomu Wakiuchi (Italian Branch Chief and one of Sosai's Uchi Deshi) who's instruction was truly thought provoking. Participants were trained in all technical aspects, Kihon, Ido Geiko, Kata and Kumite including Bo/Tonfa and Ritsuzen. Photos available Here

26th March 2013
The weekend of 22nd-24th March held the European Open Tournament in Paris with Shihan Jose Claronino, Sensei’s Mark Kingsland, Stephen Hare, Shuji Tohyama and Senpai’s Brett Allum & Phil Jones assisting in the events Judging. A collection of photos from the day can be found from the ‘Photos & Results’ Page or just click HERE

12th March 2013
he English Open Tournament was held on Saturday 9th March.
See ‘Photos & Results’ Page for details of results and Photos from the day. Tournament Results also available HERE  & Photos available HERE

Congratulations to London Tohyama Dojo for the overall Tournament 1st Place and receiving the East Anglia Cup.

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8th January 2013
We recently had our annual Waterfall Training in Wales, I will get some photos on the website but please look at our Facebook page for photos at the moment, just use the icon available on each page.
Video from the days event available on Photos Page.

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