If knocked down 7 times, get up 8 times - Japanese saying

Events & Dates

October 2018 - January 2019

Dates for your Autumn/Winter diary are -

  • Half-term Holidays - Bromley Clubs are open throughout the half-term holidays, MV School Club will be closed (1 session free at Bromley during the week).
  • Brown and Black belt training and informal assessments will continue throughout October.
  • Brown and Black belt grading will be held on Saturday 3rd November at 16:30 - 17:45 in the Downham Dojo.
  • Mock grading for Kyu grades, Bromley Clubs, for those eligible (upto 3rd kyu) Sunday 25th Sept. & Thursday 29th Sept., during the regular training sessions.
  • The full Kyu Grading (for those upto 3rd kyu) will be Sunday 16th December, after the regular training session i.e. 14:00-15:00. 
  • Rebooking and New bookings will be taken from November for - The Spring Term at Marian Vian school starts on Tues. ??th January with ½ term on ? February, and the last session of the term on ?th April.  Rebooking for Summer Term (April-July) will take place from mid. March.
  • Mock grading for Marian Vian School will take place during November, with a more formal Mock Grading on 20th November.
  • The full Grading for Marian Vian school will be Tuesday 11th December.
  • Monthly training schedule - week 1 will be a general class, week 2 will focus more on kumite (Sunday  'add-on session' freestyle for those with equipment), week 3 general class and week 4 will focus more on kata and bunkai.  If there is a fifth week in the month then fitness and long combinations or sparring drills (tae-sabaki etc.) will be the focus.  Please bring your mitts every week and your freestyle-equipment on the second Sunday of the month (intermediate and senior grades should bring this every Sunday).

Please ensure you have attended the required sessions (including 'freestyle sparring' and/or 'fight club' or 'referee courses') to be eligible to grade.
For future grading dates see the 'Gradings' page on this web site.

Future Club Outings and Events will be announced as they are arranged. 
The club tries to stay open as much as possible to keep regular training going and to provide students with activities over the holiday periods (especially those at school).

Club Outing - Fight Club Freestyle session (all grades) / Referee Course (B&B belts), Downham.

Sensei Sharon has arranged for KKC Sensei and students to attend this course together on Saturday (###), pm (2:15pm juniors, 3:45pm seniors, followed by Brown & Black belt grading).  This event counts towards students 6th kyu and above's requirement before grading, however, all students are welcome.  Members should ask Sensei Sharon for specific times and full address etc., or see the Fight Club page on this web site.

Past events

New Club Opening at Marian Vian Primary School, 12th April 2016.  Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm term time.  Non-Marian Vian pupils are also welcome.  Prebooking only. 
Marian Vian Primary School, Shirley Crescent, Beckenham, BR3 4AZ
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A good term was had by students at the club with 10 taking and passing their first grading in July.  Most members have rebooked for the new term in September.


Karate Demonstration - Saturday 11th July 2015,
Burnt Ash Community Fun Day, King's Meadow,
Burnt Ash Lane (also entrance on Minster Road), Bromley, Kent, BR1 5AF.
Thanks to all members, siblings, parents, grandparents and cousins that turned up, on a lovely sunny day, to support our karate demonstration.  Demo. Team consisted of Saad Khan (1st Dan), Joe Foyer (
1st Dan), Aleksandra Valichinova (7th kyu), Toby Foyer (7th kyu) and Florian Martin (9th kyu).

Karate Demonstration - Saturday 12th July 2014, 12:00
Burnt Ash Community Fun Day, King's Meadow,
Burnt Ash Lane (also entrance on Minster Road), Bromley, Kent, BR1 5AF.
Thanks to all members, siblings, parents, grandparents and cousins that turned up, on a lovely sunny day, to support our karate demonstration.  Demo. Team consisted of Saad Khan (1st kyu), Schikan Sivanesamudaly (1st kyu), Dana Gatley (3rd kyu), Lukas Trakimas (4th kyu), Jack Deakin (6th kyu), Aleksandra Valichinova (9th kyu), Albi Cahani (9th kyu).

Emergency First Aid Course (NVQ-2).     Sunday 16th March, 10:00-17:00, Bowyer Hall, Bromley Common (next to Crown Pub) A21, BR2 9RJClub closed so that instructors and some members can attend this course.  9 Instructors/Seniors/Associate Members of Knights Karate Club attended and PASSED this NVQ level 2 course, along with 11 other members of TKI and 4 from other FEKO Associations.  It was a very comprehensive course, the two instructors put us through our paces but it was also an enjoyable course.

Club Outing - Fight Club (all grades) / Referee Course (B&B belts), Downham.      Sensei Sharon has arranged for KKC sensei and students to attend this course together on Saturday 1st March, pm.  This event was attended by 7 Knights Karate Club members and Sensei. Senior students and those in the Squad enjoyed the new matted areas and took part in freestyle kumite as well as refereeing, judging (flagging), time keeping and score keeping. 

Club Outing - Fight Club (all grades) / Referee Course (B&B belts), Downham.      Sensei Sharon has arranged for KKC sensei and students to attend this course together on Saturday 30th November, pm.  This event was well attended by 11 Knights Karate Club members and 2 club Sensei.  The final session of Brown & Black belt kata (enpi) showed a packed dojo of TKI members. 

Karate Demonstration - Saturday 13th July 2013, 14:00    
We have been asked to give a another Karate Demonstration for Burnt Ash Community Fun Day, in King's Meadow Park, Burnt Ash Lane (also entrance on Minster Road), Bromley, Kent, BR1 5AF.  Demo. Squad please meet at the grounds, near the demo. area by 13:45 Thanks to all members, siblings and parents that turned up on a very hot Saturday.  Well done to the Demo. squad and appologies for the hot mats :o) .  Demo. Team consisted of Chris Wolfe (1st Kyu), Thomas Fagg (1st Kyu), Saad Khan (2nd Kyu), Schikan Sivanesamudaly (2nd Kyu), Joe Foyer (2nd Kyu), Yatin Tanna (5th Kyu) and Erin Podersoo (7th Kyu).  Letter from one of the organisers - "Sharon, On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Fun Day, I would like to thank you for bringing your club members to the event and giving us such a good display of your work.  Thank you for giving up a Saturday to come along and support us - People found it very interesting to watch and I hope your members enjoyed doing the demonstration.  We plan to run teh event again next summer and we hope you will be able to join in again.  With many thanks and best wishes.  Liz Davis".  Photos will be on our Facebook Page & Demonstrations page soon.

Karate Demonstration - Saturday 14th July 2012, ~13:30-14:00
We have been asked to give a Karate Demonstration for Burnt Ash Community Day, at 1pm at King's Meadow Park, Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, Kent.  Demo. Squad please meet at the grounds, near the demo. area at 13:00pm.  
Thanks to all members, siblings and parents that turned up on a very wet Saturday.  Well done to the Demo. squad.  It even stopped raining for our demonstration.  Demo. Team consisted of Carlton Forrester (NiDan), Saad Khan (2nd Kyu), Schikan Sivanesamudaly (3rd Kyu), Adam Metwally (5th Kyu), Nathan Bartell, Daniel Bartell, & Kieran Bartell (7th Kyu), Jack Deakin (8th Kyu) and Erin Podersoo (9th Kyu).  Email from one of the organisers - "Hello Sharon - this is to give you a big THANK YOU to you and your helpers and students for coming along to the Community Fun Day on Saturday and giving such a lively and interesting display of what you do.   We really thought you might pull out, owing to the weather, and were delighted that you kept going.   The audience found the display really interesting, and we hope it gave you some useful publicity.     Thank you to all for supporting the event, and for adding such an interesting element to it.   Best wishes for the future.    Liz Davis".  Photos are on the Demonstration page and our Facebook Page - go and have a look.  

Karate Demonstration - Saturday 7th July 2012, 14:20-14:50 
We have been asked to give a Karate Demonstration for St. Joseph's Junior School, at approx. 2:40pm at the Holy Ghost Fathers Grounds, Woodland Road, Bickley, Bromley, Kent.  Demo. Squad please meet at the grounds, near the demo. area at 13:45.
 There was rain and sun all day, lukily the grass dried off and the sun shone during our demonstration.  Well done to those that turned up for the demo. you did really well and Sensei is proud of you.  A message from one of the organisers was "you were Fab".  Demo. team consisted of Carlton Forrester & Sue Goodwin (NiDan), Saad Khan (2nd Kyu), Thomas Fagg, Schikan Sivanesamudaly & Joe Foyer (3rd Kyu), Daniel Conmey & Erin Podersoo (9th kyu).  Photos unavailable unfortunately.  

Change of time and venue for Sunday training - from 5th February 2012. 
We have been invited back to the Pavilion Leisure Centre, Kentish Way, Bromley, BR1 3EF for our Sunday training session.  Unfortunately, the time offered is different = 13:00.
 
The majority of members made the change of time, and venue, ok.  New members, beginners and advanced have also since found us to train with.

Maternity Leave and Covering Instructors - From 6th October 2011. 
Sensei Sharon will be on maternity leave during October/November and Sensei Alan will take some leave during this time too.  Please support your club and the covering instructors, Sensei Arvinder, Sensei Derick, Sensei Luigi and Sensei Sue, during this time.  Thank you for your best wishes and support during this exciting time.  Sensei Sharon and Alan are now the proud parents of a baby boy, born on 23rd Oct. 2011.  Sensei Sharon will attend the club for the mock gradings on Thurs. 10th and Sun. 13th Nov. and also the actual kyu gradings on Thurs. 15th and Sun. 18th December.  Sensei Sharon returned to teaching from 5th January 2012.

Changes to Bromley classes for those aged 12 years + in Bromley
From 1st June 2011 the Sunday and Thursday Karate classes will change for those aged 12 years and above - See Karate Clubs page for details.  The regular Self-defence class will also cease from this date.
  This Change has allowed both groups to have more space on Sundays and allows for a more varied, interesting and challenging class for the senior classes.

Nettlefold Hall Closed due to flooding - from Tuesday 7th June 2011. 

      Update  20/09/12 - Latest news regarding the Nettlefold Hall from one of the hall managers "This is to update you as to the future of the Nettlefold. We have now been told that the Nettlefold will NOT be reopening as we knew it.  There are other plans for the building that have yet to be confirmed that are working toward Lambeth becoming a Co-operative Council. Discussions are still taking place with the local community and the Council will be meeting in October to make its’ final decision.  We are very sorry about the time taken to update you but we have only just had this information confirmed.".  Therefore, unfortunately, Knights Karate will not be reopening in West Norwood (for the foreseeable future).  We ran a club there for 16 years (since 1995) and the club takes it's name from the area (Knights Hill etc.).  Members are most welcome to continue, or restart, their training at any of our Bromley venues.

      Update  22/12/11 - Latest news regarding the Nettlefold Hall from one of the hall managers “quick update on the status of the West Norwood Library Centre, and of course this includes the Nettlefold.            The works to the roof are now complete and the scaffolding as some of you may be aware, has been removed.  However, during the renovations work asbestos was discovered throughout the premises. A specialist team has since come and safely removed the asbestos, but the removal of the asbestos together with the other repairs, has left parts of the building without ceilings and electrical power.  The Council has now commissioned a survey of the building to ascertain what work and at what cost, is required to make the building habitable. Until this information is available we are unable to give any indication as to when the building will reopen.          I understand that this response probably isn’t the best news as this has been a very frustrating time for all.”      Update 30/09/11 - Here is the latest news from the Nettlefold Hall, see below. We do hope to run the karate club back at West Norwood once the building opens and hope you will join us again on Tuesdays.  "We have been told that the Nettlefold will be reopening, but we still do not know when. There are delays due to the following… Whilst the works were underway inside the building asbestos has been found. This information is now in the public domain. We do not know where exactly this is but we have all been called to a meeting next wk for all staff to attend. We cannot now return as quickly as expected unfortunately as this now has to be safely removed throughout the building for the repair works to continue. " - From a Nettlefold Hall Manager.
      Update on 27/06/11 - The whole Library complex building is closed.  Extensive work to the roof, electrics and flooring etc. only started on Fri. 24th June and is likely to continue throughout the summer until August/September.  Sensei is searching for another hall locally (W.Norwood area) for July and August and will email members when this is confirmed.  In the meantime you are welcome to keep up your training by attending one of our Bromley clubs - please see the Karate Clubs page for details.                Update on 02/07/11 - Unfortunatley no suitable alternative hall can be found for July and August.  We hope to be back in the Nettlefold Hall from 6th September.  To keep up your skills and knowledge you are welcome to attend the Bromley clubs (see Karate Clubs page).  For those wanting to grade see update on gradings page of this web site.  
      06/06/11 - We were informed on Monday afternoon, 6th June, that due to the heavy rain the Nettlefold Hall (top floor of the library complex) has flooded and we are unable to use the hall on Tuesday 7th June and possibly for 3 weeks whilst they fix and replace the roof.  -  Please attend one of the Bromley dojo/training hall until the Nettlefold Hall reopens.  Members will be informed by email as soon as we hear that we can use the hall again; otherwise check back on these pages for updates.

Brown & Black Belt Association training and Grading - Saturday 30th April 2011,  11:00-13:00 - See Gradings page for more information.  4 students attended, 1 from KKC - See Results & Awards page for details.

FEKO First Aid (at work) Course - 10:00-17:00 Sunday 20th March 2011
Instructors and other seniors will be attending the FEKO (Federation of Karate Organisations) First Aid Course.  The course will be held at The Bowyer Hall, (near the Crown Pub) on Bromley Common (A21).  There will be a lunch break during the course. 
6 Instructors/Seniors of Knights Karate Club attended and PASSED this NVQ level 2 course, along with 9 other members of TKI and 5 from other FEKO Associations.  It was a very comprehensive course, the two instructors put us through our paces but it was also an enjoyable course.

The Sunday Club will move on 6th March 2011 to a new dojo/training hall - Due to the Pavilion refurbishments we will move to a new dojo, within walking distance from the Pavilion and Bromley High St., at 33 London Road, Bromley, BR1 1DG.  See the Karate Clubs page for details.  We have now made the move and inspite of a few teething problems on the first day, members seem satisfied with the move.

Saturday 4th December 2010 - Scouts Winter BBQ (with fireworks, bonfire, climbing wall, judo demonstration, karate demonstration (by us)).  Thanks to all those that braved the snow and ice to take part in the demonstration.  Fun was had by all at the demo. as well as the fireworks, BBQ, bonfire, climbing wall and raffle.