JKS Wales are pleased to welcome Llanarmon Shotokan Karate Club to the JKS family.
Llanarmon SKC is based in Llanarmon-yn-lal, Mold and was founded in 2013 by Graham Read 3rd Dan.
Graham’s karate journey is embedded in traditional Japanese Shotokan karate; beginning in the 1970’s as a member of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) and since 2003, following a hiatus in his training, as a member of the Cheshire and North Wales Shotokan Karate Academy (CNWSKA).
Llanarmon SKC members currently comprise of nine 1st and 2nd black belt grades and a range of kyu grade students. Training takes place at the Old School Room, Llanarmon-yn-lal on Monday and Friday evenings.
Derek Stockham. Godan. Pass.
We would like to extend a huge congratulations to JKS Wales Chairman Derek Stockham Sensei on passing his Godan examination.
After a weekend of fantastic training at the Spring International Seminar, gradings were held on the final day. After a nervous wait Derek Sensei was observed by Yamaguchi Sensei and Kanayama Sensei and today (May 21st) the results have come through from Tokyo.
After 44 years of dedication not only to karate but to hundreds of students this is a great and richly deserved achievement. Llongyfarchiadau Derek Sensei.
JKS Wales are pleased to announce the addition of Llanbedr Karate Club to our JKS family.
Llanbedr Karate Club is based in Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales and was founded in 2010 by Stu Needham, Dave Scregg and Phil Manning.
Chief instructor Stu Needham, 4th Dan, has been practising karate for 30 years. Stu sat his gradings in front of Japanese examination panels and has travelled to Japan on a number of occasions in order to develop his understanding of karate. He has also competed in many national and international competitions, becoming the European KWF Kumite Champion. Stu has a keen interest in coaching and watching students develop to their full potential.
Sensei Dave Scregg, 4th Dan, has also been practising karate for 30 years; he too graded in front of Japanese examination panels. Dave has travelled to Japan to train with many of the world’s top instructors.
Sensei Phil Manning, 3rd Dan, has been practising karate for 36 years. He has also competed on the World stage, competing in Japan and numerous other countries. Assisting at the club, Phil also utilising his skills as a trained sports massage therapist. Phil enjoys developing his techniques by studying and practising methods taught by a variety of instructors.
JKS Wales would like to extend a warm welcome all at JKS Llanbedr and look forward to working with Stu, Dave, Phil and all their students in the future.