Invitational School Of Excellence...
Very technical class tonight at the
GKA's senior grade kata invitational school of excellence, covering katas: 5 Heians, Tekki Shodan, Bassai Dai, Junro Shodan
& Junro Nidan.
Well done to all invited students: Katie Fitzsimmons, Olivia Fail, Aliya
Brear, Jillian Gabrielsen, Cameron Murray & Lewis Graham
|K.Fitzsimmons, O.Fail, A.Brear, J.Gabrielsen, C.Murray, L.Graham
Karate Academy Affiliated to the Japan Karate Shoto Federation...
Dear GKA members,
I am writing
to inform you that the Glasgow Karate Academy (GKA) is no longer affiliated to the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB).
As Chief Instructor, I have made the
very difficult decision to take our academy in a different direction. However, this is a decision I firmly believe to be in
the best interest of our academy and I have no doubt that it will benefit every one of our members.
As of this day, we are now affiliated the the Japan Karate Shoto Federation (JKS) and intern are members of the
Scottish Karate Governing Body (SKGB), British Karate Federation (BKF) and the World Karate Federation (WKF).
We now have full access to many JKS and SKGB benefits including: access
to the JKS national squad, elite squad and the SKGB all styles karate squad. And many traditional/sport competitions
and courses available to our members at local, national and international level.
the recent news that karate will be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this is a fantastic opportunity for our competitive
members to aim for the highest accolade in sport.
There are of course a number
of changes to the teaching syllabus and it is therefore very important that all members are training regularly at
All updates will be posted regularly on our website and Facebook
For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact myself.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Sensei Ben Fail
Many congratulations to GKA member and Sensei; Vaughan Hart, who through hard work and diligence
successfully passed his Shodan (1st Dan) grading examination at the KUGB Lancaster Summer School course. Oss!
|Sensei Brennan, Vaughan Hart, Sensei Sherry
Also well done to all 17 GKA members who trained on the weeks course.
|GKA Contingent pictured with KUGB senior instructors
times update...click here
classes running as normal during the summer holiday period****
Invitational School Of Excellence...
Very good atmosphere in the dojo tonight
at the GKA's invitational school of excellence, covering in depth katas: Chinte and Kanku Sho.
done to all 10 selected students: Chantelle Allan, Paul Monigatti, Matthew Fletcher, Katie Fitzsimmons, Ross Thomson, Campbell
Fletcher, Vaughan Hart, Olivia Fail, Marnie Thomson and Aliya Brear.
|C.Allan, P.Monigatti, M.Fletcher, K.Fitzsimmons, R.Thomson, C.Fletcher, V.Hart, O.Fail, M.Thomson
Scotland Squad Training...
Well done to our national squad today who where put through their paces during 2 hours of Kata followed
by 2 hours of Kumite training in Gourock.
GKA Students in attendance were: Chantelle
Allan, Katie Fitzsimmons, Paul Monigatti, Matthew Fletcher, Ross Thomson and Campbell Fletcher.
|KUGB Scotland National Squad
Kyu Grading Examination with Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan...
Many congratulations to the 40+ GKA students who were successfully graded by Sensei Frank Brennan in
our Kirkintilloch dojo.
Our next grading with Sensei Brennan will be Saturday
Newest Dan Grades...
Congratulations to the following GKA students who successfully passed their Dan grading examinations
under Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan, in Manchester.
Graham - 1st Dan (Shodan)
- Paul Monigatti - 2nd Dan (Nidan)