Saturday 17th February saw JKS England members gather in in York for the JKS England annual February course and grading in York featuring the Head of JKS England, Alan Campbell Sensei 7th Dan and Senior JKS England instructor Steve Carless Sensei 6th Dan.
The day started early with lower kyu grades sessions before culminating in 4 hours of brown and black belt karate in the afternoon.
The sessions were split between kyu and Dan grades with Alan Sensei predominantly focussing on Shodan and Nidan syllabus and preparation work for Dan grades and Steve Sensei drilling Kyu grades through relevant kata and kumite training based on grade.. Many aspects of shotokan karate were covered during the course of the day which turned out to be a huge success.
Following the course was a Dan grading. Congratulations to the following successful candidates.
SImon Frost - Selby Shotokan Karate Club
Lewis Gault - Sho Gai Karate Club
Neil Longworth - JKS Leyland Shotokan Karate Club