We are proud to announce that JKS England has a new club in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
The club is newly established by experienced karateka Soren Nicolajsen, 3rd Dan.
Soren began training in his native Norway in 1985. As a 1st kyu he went to work in the UK in 1992 and joined a KUGB club in Wellingborough and he passed his Shodan under the late Enoeda Sensei in Slough in 1993.
Back in Denmark in 1993 he joined his old JKA Svendborg club and passed his Nidan under Tanaka Sensei and Bura Sensei in 1996. After passing his Nidan in 1996 Soren went on to live and work in various countries and trained with a range of different clubs and associations wherever it was possible. One of the joys of karate is that wherever you are in the world, and you have your Gi, there is a club you can join for training.
In 2008 Soren returned to the UK where he continued to train with different Shotokan clubs and since the beginning of 2012 was a member of JKA Stevenage. He passed Sandan with JKA England in 2014 and also passed level 3 Instructor and Referee’s exam.
For the last year, due to a change in work location, Soren has been training with Sensei Geoff Dixon at JKS Grantham and also attended various JKS courses. That move made Soren realise that JKS was the place to be and it was also time to try and set up a club with the support of JKS in his home town of Bury St. Edmunds.
He wanted to get the local people involved in karate, the martial art he is passionate about and of course to have the opportunity to train closer to home.
We look forward to working with Soren and seeing a succesfull development of JKS in Bury St. Edmunds.