August 27, 2016

Welcome to Ipswich Higashi Shotokan Karate Club!

KUGB Lancaster Summer Course 2016

KUGB Lancaster Summer Course 2016The KUGB Summer Course took place at Lancaster University from Monday 8th to Friday 12th August 2016. The five day course was well attended with students all eager to train hard and gain knowledge. Jack Somers attended the course and arrived on the Sunday afternoon, got settled into the Read More >>

Excellent Kata Application Courses with Sensei Bob Rhodes

Excellent Kata Application Courses with Sensei Bob RhodesOn Sunday 31st July 2016 Sensei Jack Somers travelled down to Canterbury to attend a course being run at Canterbury Christ Church University SKC (CCCU SKC). This was the first of a series of Kata Application (Bunkai) courses that are being held by CCCU SKC. The Instructor for the day Read More >>

Fantastic Grading Day With Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan

Fantastic Grading Day With Sensei Frank Brennan 8th DanOn Saturday 23rd July 2016 Ipswich Higashi SKC held its second grading of the year at our Ipswich Academy Dojo. Our grading Instructor was Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan. The day began with a class for "Black and Brown Belts" who were put through their paces with Kihon, Kumite and Kata Read More >>

London International Open Karate at the O2 Arena

London International Open Karate at the O2 ArenaOn Sunday 17th July 2016 Ipswich Higashi SKC had a small squad of competitors travel to the O2 Arena to compete in the London International Karate Open Championships. This event was open to all styles of Karate and was taking place along side the Seni 2016 Combat and Strength show. The Read More >>

Ipswich Higashi SKC has a new Black Belt !!

Ipswich Higashi SKC has a new Black Belt !!On Saturday 16th July 2016 Andrew Steele and his daughter Tara travelled down to Bath to attend a KUGB Training/Grading course. The grading Instructors on the day were Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Billy Higgins 8th Dan. The course began with a training session for Brown Belts Read More >>

Fantastic performances at the KUGB National Youth Championships

Fantastic performances at the KUGB National Youth ChampionshipsOn Saturday 2nd July 2016 Ipswich Higashi SKC were once again travelling the road this time for the KUGB National Youth Championships which took place at Queens Park Leisure Centre in Chesterfield (this competition was for students 20 years and below.) The day started early as 34 club Read More >>

Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan

Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan 8th DanIpswich Higashi SKC will be hosting a grading and karate course with Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan on Saturday 23rd July 2016. The course is open to everyone and is as follows 11.00am - 12.30pm    Black and Brown Belts only 12.30pm - 2.00pm     All Grades     (Black Read More >>

Essex Karate Open Championships

Essex Karate Open ChampionshipsOn Sunday 22nd May 2016 Ipswich Higashi SKC had 19 students competing at the Essex Karate Open Championships. It was a busy day with over 350 competitors taking part during the day. The categories were large and had competitors from different styles all competing against each other. Many Read More >>

Jack Somers Senior Mens Individual Kata National Champion

Jack Somers Senior Mens Individual Kata National Champion 50TH KUGB NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Ipswich Higashi SKC attended the 50th KUGB National Championships on Saturday 7th May 2016 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. The club had a squad of 16 competitors ( including students who were taking part for the first time) and Judges David Read More >>

Ipswich Higashi SKC competition success

Ipswich Higashi SKC competition successOn Sunday 24th April 2016 Ipswich Higashi SKC had 16 competitors, their families, supporters, Sensei Dave and Sensei Jack all travelled up to Dereham in Norfolk to take part in an open competition held by TSKR. The competition started early at 9.30am with Individual Kata events all 16 Read More >>


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