Events & Dates
Christmas / New Year / Spring term 2024
Dates for your end of 2023 / early 2024 diary are -
- School Holidays - The Club will be closed for Christmas/New Year break from 15th December until 6th January 2024. SDP-School Club will be closed from 11th Dec. - 7th Jan. Bromley's Sundays and Thursday Club remains open through the February half-term. Easter break = 27th March - 10th April (also Mon. 25th March).
- Monday After School Club (Yrs. 3/4-6) - Spring term 8th Jan. - 18th March inc., with two weeks half-term break 12th & 19th March. You are welcome to attend our Thursday and/or Sunday clubs for additional training during the holidays.
- Tuesday Club in Beckenham - Spring term 9th Jan. - 26th March inc., with one week half-term break 13th Feb. You are welcome to attend our Thursday and/or Sunday clubs for additional training during the holidays.
- Wednesday After School Club (Yrs. 1-3) - Spring term 10th Jan. - 20th March inc., with one week half-term break 14th Feb. You are welcome to attend our Thursday and/or Sunday clubs for additional training during the holidays.
- Mock grading for Kyu grades (upto 3rd kyu), for those eligible, will take place during November during the regular training sessions.
- For those who have continued to train regularly (not school clubs) - The Club Grading (for those upto 3rd kyu) will take place on Sunday 10th December in Bromley.
- Brown and Black belt Association Grading (by invitation) will be held on Saturday ?? Apr./May in Bellingham.
- 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 - on the 2nd week of the month as announced), 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, long combinations, self-defence and/or sparring drills (tae-sabaki etc.) will be the focus. Please bring your water and Gi 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 '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 - Sparring Freestyle session (all grades) / Referee Course (B&B belts), Bellingham.
Sensei Sharon has arranged for KKC Sensei and students to attend this course together on Saturday (## ### TBC), pm (2:30pm juniors, 4:00pm 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 Sparring/Freestyle page on this web site.
Past eventsKarate Demonstration - St. John's Church Day Festival, Saturday 24/06/23, St. John's Beckenham, 251 Eden Park Ave., Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3JN. Several Members of all abilities and ages took part in this demonstration, which went down very well with the local community. We all had fun participating, even though it was extremely hot, and showcasing Shotokan Karate.
A good term was had by students at the club with 10 enrolling for the first term. Most members have rebooked for the new term in January.
Karate Demonstration - St. John's Church 90th Anniversary Celebrations, Saturday 25/06/22, St. John's Beckenham, 251 Eden Park Ave., Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3JN. Several Members of all abilities and ages took part in this demonstration, which went down very well with the local community. We all had fun participating and showcasing Shotokan Karate.
Beckenham Club -
New Dojo on Eden Park Avenue on Tuesdays at 5:30pm - September 2021. This club will allow secondary and primary school students to
train (5-16yrs). So if you were training at MVPS and have now moved to
secondary school you can attend here. Payment terms will be the same as
Bromley Dojo (i.e. either Pay-As-You-Go or Pay-Monthly (rather than Pay per Term as at MVPS)). During this first term 7-8 members trained regularly at St.John's Large Hall, Beckenham Club. A few members from other clubs also trained as well as some new students taking advantage of the free trial sessions. At the December grading 7 students took and passed thier grading.
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.
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 9RJ. Club 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.
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 - " ". Photos are on the Demonstration page and our Facebook Page - go and have a look.
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.
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.
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.
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.