History of Goju Ryu Kyudokan Karate


Goju-ryu 剛柔流, founded by Chojun Miyagi, is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate. Goju-Ryu, Japanese for “hard-soft style,” combines hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, diverting, and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws. Goju-ryu incorporates both circular and linear movements. Importance is also placed on breathing correctly, in addition to spiritual training methods that include body strengthening and conditioning.

David Morris Sensei デヴィッドモリス 先生 has over 40 years experience in Karate, more than 30 of which have been spent as a full-time karate teacher, indeed some of the karateka at his Kyudokan 求道館 school represent 2 or even 3 generations of the same family.

The Kyudokan is affiliated to Nihon Goju Ryu Karate Do 日本剛柔流空手道 which means it is a Bubishi linage school. The Bubishi is considered to be the ‘bible’ of Karate. Under the Nihon Goju Ryu Karate Do umbrella, the Kyudokan is connected to the Bubishi Kenkyukai 武備志研究会 - a study association dedicated to the teachings of the Bubishi.

David continues to travel to Japan to study under Yonemoto Kyoshi Sensei 米元先生 at his Seibukan Dojo 清武館 in Tokyo 東京.

Kyudokan, or kyu-do-kan, translates to “search for the way”. This is the essence of our karate, and most importantly our karateka, because only with the correct, authentic, guidance and, importantly, the freedom to explore one’s own path can we ever expect to reach true fulfilment and enlightenment in our studies.

Whilst many schools and karateka may believe the important journey is the path that leads them to their black belt; our philosophy is very different. At the Kyudokan, far from being the end of the journey, the attainment of the black belt, after many years of regular and dedicated training, represents the beginning of the true journey.

By far the biggest step of all though, is walking through the dojo doors for the very first time… We look forward to welcoming you.

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Another Great week of training in the park and 8 more sessions to book for members are available for next week now, including more weapons training.
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Kyudokan Karate Training in the park.

Two more sessions in the park today, keeping to social distancing, groups of no more than 6 while keeping 2 metres apart and sparing within families only. It was great to see parents getting involved again in the sparring sessions to make it possible.
8 sessions available to book for next week are on our website now.
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🥋KARATE🥋Classes for next week are now available to book.

Social distancing rules apply, 1 Sensei to 5 Students maintaining 2m social distancing rules.

Sparring / contact is only allowed between families that live at the same property.

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Fantastic training in the park today while maintaining social distancing. Great to see siblings and parents doing some work with each other while staying within their own family bubbles.

4 venues with 8 sessions planned for next week.
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Great to see parents getting involved to support the learning during restricted contact. Great job 👌

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Classes for next week are now available to book, with the good weather forecasted we have lots of training in the park and also some training on Zoom:

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Classes for next week are now available to book, with the good weather forecasted we have lots of training in the park and also some training on Zoom:

www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/

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Our first outdoor training sessions proved a resounding success.
Most students never have the opportunity to study outside but thought it was brilliant.

Sessions were held in the park area next to Holly Hill and Chamberlayne Leisure centres. Over 35 students attended, all adhering to social distancing,

Look out for our next sessions this week


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Ollie absolutely loved training outside!

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It was great to see some of our students again in person at our two training sessions in the park on Saturday. 🥋We had 3 instructors at each sessions with 5 students per instructor in completely separate groups so were able to maintain social distancing within government guidelines.🥋
It was such a success we will be putting on more training in the park in the week and at weekends. 🥋Keep an eye on our website to pre-book your space. Look forward to seeing you all soon.🥋
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Thank you, both the children really enjoyed it. Look forward to more outdoor sessions.

It worked really well, thanks to everyone involved 👍👍

We really enjoyed it too and it worked so well. Here's the photo I took...

Well done Dave!

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Teacher or student

I have been a teacher now for over 40 years and as i am in my 65th year i still have much more to learn. It easy to sit back and just be a teacher and not a student. But if you dont continue to search for knowledge, what can you give to your students? We expect them to practice, study and learn and yet there are many who demand this of their students but don’t practice what they preach.

My personal journey has been difficult, fraught with physical and mental disability. It is easy to use this as an excuse for not studying etc and most people would accept this. Not so the Shinbukan

The Shinbukan is a dojo where you cant hide. When its teacher enjoys fighting win or lose you know you have to be honest with yourself. When I’m feeling unwell and try to justify myself, he dismisses it, the only attention he gives me is when he hits me a little harder, then smiles. His students are my friends and a little more understanding. At least they help me up after slamming me into the floor.

I’m beginning to learn to keep quiet. Like creating the Japanese sword, It is important to temper the body and mind, making you strong in both no matter how unwell you feel. Your teacher is doing you no favours if he relents. Your peers also, as I was reminded yesterday when studying with my dojo brother. He said “ We know your feeling unwell sometimes but we treat you like anyone else “ Translated that means “ be prepared to fight otherwise I’ll show you why you have to “ ( I love being a student ) !!
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Always an interesting read Dave. Good to see you doing the thing that you love. Hope the lockdown and life in general is treating you kindly 🙂

Teacher or student

I have been a teacher now for over 40 years and as i am in my 65th year i still have much more to learn. It easy to sit back and just be a teacher and not a student. But if you dont continue to search for knowledge, what can you give to your students? We expect them to practice, study and learn and yet there are many who demand this of their students but don’t practice what they preach.

My personal journey has been difficult, fraught with physical and mental disability. It is easy to use this as an excuse for not studying etc and most people would accept this. Not so the Shinbukan

The Shinbukan is a dojo where you cant hide. It’s teacher is unrelenting. When I’m feeling unwell and try to justify myself, he dismisses it, the only attention he gives me is when he hits me a little harder, then smiles. His students are my friends and a little more understanding. At least they help me up after slamming me into the floor.

I’m beginning to learn to keep quiet. Like creating the Japanese sword, It is important to temper the body and mind, making you strong in both no matter how unwell you feel. Your teacher is doing you no favours if he relents. Your peers also, as I was reminded yesterday when studying with my dojo brother. He said “ We know your feeling unwell sometimes but we treat you like anyone else “ Translated that means “ be prepared to fight otherwise I’ll show you why you have to “ ( I love being a student ) !!
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Training in the park:

With the recent changes in social distancing rules allowing up to 6 people to meet outside while maintaining a 2m distance we will trial a training session in the Holly Hill Park on Saturday 20th June.

We will accept a maximum number of 15 students, we will do this by having 3 separate groups, each with a Sensei who will maintain social distancing rules within their group.

The 3 groups will train quite far apart from each other, so that they are clearly 3 groups of 5 students and 1 instructor and not a group of 18 people.

We request that parents and careers also do keep to social distancing rules. Please make sure that students are wearing a Gi and trainers.

This is for members only.
Please book at https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/

Training in the park:

With the recent changes in social distancing rules allowing up to 6 people to meet outside while maintaining a 2m distance we will trial a training session in the Holly Hill Park on Saturday 20th June.

We will accept a maximum number of 15 students, we will do this by having 3 separate groups, each with a Sensei who will maintain social distancing rules within their group.

The 3 groups will train quite far apart from each other, so that they are clearly 3 groups of 5 students and 1 instructor and not a group of 18 people.

We request that parents and careers also do keep to social distancing rules. Please make sure that students are wearing a Gi and trainers.

This is for members only.
Please book at www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
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We started last week in Fareham, it works really well. I can not recommend enough to train with Sensei David so get along and enjoy.

Have signed up for training in the park, can't wait 😁

As this is now fully booked, If any cancellations come up please let me know. Thank you

Great idea David! 😊

Would be great if this was closer to Bitterne 😊

Were working on it now, Pauline

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New Training times for Online sessions are now available to book for week commencing 15th June:

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New Training times for Online sessions are now available to book for week commencing 15th June:

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Kyudokan Grading

You know when your getting it when , after a four hour grading, you ask the question ‘’ would  you be disappointed if I said you had failed”?
Answer “ yes, but i will try harder next time”

Kyudokan Grading

You know when your getting it when , after a four hour grading, you ask the question ‘’ would you be disappointed if I said you had failed”?
Answer “ yes, but i will try harder next time”
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Well done Harry xx 🏆

Congratulations on your grading 🏆

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Congratulations to all Kyudokan students after successfully  passing their grades this weekend. Keeping strictly to government guidelines regarding social distancing, didn’t detract the significance of the grade being taken. The kumite and bunkai part of the grade had been thoroughly scrutinised before lockdown. This weekend was just as demanding and needed full attention. After nearly four hours, the grading concludedImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations to all Kyudokan students after successfully passing their grades this weekend. Keeping strictly to government guidelines regarding social distancing, didn’t detract the significance of the grade being taken. The kumite and bunkai part of the grade had been thoroughly scrutinised before lockdown. This weekend was just as demanding and needed full attention. After nearly four hours, the grading concluded
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Well done you lot 😁😁

Congratulations all. A tremendous achievement.

Thank you David Morris for your dedication and support for Sam. You have inspired Sam to be the best he can be and still want more 😊

Amazing news, congratulations all. 🥋 🙇‍♂️ 👊🏼 Oss!

Whoop whoop well done all. A lot of hard work!

Well done everyone x

Congrats! Paul Gibbs

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New Training times for Online sessions are now available to book for week commencing 8th June:

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https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
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Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Monday and Thursday 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Katas: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Tuesday and Friday 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Katas: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday and Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Katas Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Friday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

New Training times for Online sessions are now available to book for week commencing 8th June:

🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋
www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
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Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Monday and Thursday 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Kata's: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Tuesday and Friday 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Kata's: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday and Thursday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Kata's Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Friday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Online Training sessions are now available to book for week commencing 1st June:

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https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
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We have 4 different types of class:
Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 3:45pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Katas: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Monday and Friday 3pm - 3:45pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Katas: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 11:30am

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Katas Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8pm.

Book soon as classes fill up quickly

Online Training sessions are now available to book for week commencing 1st June:

🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋
www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋

We have 4 different types of class:
Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 3:45pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Kata's: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Monday and Friday 3pm - 3:45pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Kata's: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 11:30am

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Kata's Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8pm.

Book soon as classes fill up quickly
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Online Training sessions are now available to book for week commencing 11th May:

🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋
https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋

We have 4 different types of class:

Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 3:45pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Katas: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm - 3:45pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Katas: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 11:30am

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Katas Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8pm.

Book soon as classes fill up quickly

Online Training sessions are now available to book for week commencing 11th May:

🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋
www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋

We have 4 different types of class:

Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 3:45pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Kata's: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm - 3:45pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Kata's: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 11:30am

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Kata's Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8pm.

Book soon as classes fill up quickly
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Online Training sessions are now available to book for next week: https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋

We have 4 different types of class:

Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 3:45pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Katas: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm - 3:45pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Katas: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 11:30am

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Katas Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8pm.

Book soon as classes fill up quickly

Online Training sessions are now available to book for next week: www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋

We have 4 different types of class:

Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po: Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 3:45pm

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Kata's: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm - 3:45pm

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Kata's: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30am - 11:30am

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Kata's Seiunchin, Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa. Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8pm.

Book soon as classes fill up quickly
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Online Training sessions are now available to book for next week: https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/

🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋

We now have 4 different types of class based on feedback:

Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Katas: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Katas: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Katas Niseishi, Sepia and KururunfaImage attachment

Online Training sessions are now available to book for next week: www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/

🥋🥋MEMBERS ONLY🥋🥋

We now have 4 different types of class based on feedback:

Beginners Class: White - Orange Belt - Focussing on the basics and your first Kata, Sanchi San Po

Intermediate Class: Green - Brown Belt 1st KYU, this class will help you improve on your basics and include work on the following Kata's: Gekifa, Saifa and Sanseiru

Advanced Class: Brown Belt 2nd Kyu - Black Belt all Dans, This class is for those who know their basics and will be focussing on applications and the Kata's: Sanseiru, Unshu, Tensho and Seiunchin

Expert Class: Not for the faint hearted, this class will include work on applications and the Kata's Niseishi, Sepia and Kururunfa
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Online Training Sessions
Next Weeks online training sessions are now available to book on line. (Members Only)

https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/

Online Training Sessions
Next Week's online training sessions are now available to book on line. (Members Only)

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Karate Remote Training Sessions

I hope you had a safe Easter weekend.

We have updated again the classes due to demand and requests. 

The classes continue to be split in to grades, with now an evening class every other day for the higher grades who are still working who cant make the day classes. Classes now have 8 places per session.

Tuesday 14th April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 2:45pm: White - Orange Belt
7pm - 8pm: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans

Wednesday 15h April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 3:45pm: Green - Brown 3rd Kyu Belt

Thursday 16th April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 2:45pm: White - Orange Belt
7pm - 8pm: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans

Friday 17th April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 3:45pm: Green - Brown 3rd Kyu Belt

These are special two way video sessions using zoom.us  David Morris Sensei hosts these sessions with a maximum of 6 households joining in. The video and sound is two way so you can get some real instruction on your Karate.

If you have two members of your family who are on different grades that cross over the sessions by 1 grade, if possible, please book onto just one session, either the higher or the lower depending on their abilities.

This service is Free to all our members during the lockdown.

When booking please make sure you book on the correct session.

The classes for the whole of next week are now on the Website. Get your place booked soon, places will go fast.

https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Practice Karate

Paul - Team Kyudokan

Karate Remote Training Sessions

I hope you had a safe Easter weekend.

We have updated again the classes due to demand and requests.

The classes continue to be split in to grades, with now an evening class every other day for the higher grades who are still working who can't make the day classes. Classes now have 8 places per session.

Tuesday 14th April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 2:45pm: White - Orange Belt
7pm - 8pm: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans

Wednesday 15h April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 3:45pm: Green - Brown 3rd Kyu Belt

Thursday 16th April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 2:45pm: White - Orange Belt
7pm - 8pm: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans

Friday 17th April
10:30am - 11:30am: Brown 2nd Kyu - Black all dans
3pm - 3:45pm: Green - Brown 3rd Kyu Belt

These are special two way video sessions using zoom.us David Morris Sensei hosts these sessions with a maximum of 6 households joining in. The video and sound is two way so you can get some real instruction on your Karate.

If you have two members of your family who are on different grades that cross over the sessions by 1 grade, if possible, please book onto just one session, either the higher or the lower depending on their abilities.

This service is Free to all our members during the lockdown.

When booking please make sure you book on the correct session.

The classes for the whole of next week are now on the Website. Get your place booked soon, places will go fast.

www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Practice Karate

Paul - Team Kyudokan
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It’s very special when an old friend from 30 years ago gets in touch again. Even more so when he sends old photos and videos of courses attended. I met Bob Bishop Sensei, a very tough instructor from the Mike Lambert Sensei schools on the Isle of White. We trained together on karate and weapon courses. The video attached is a weapon course from 1990, Bo staff, run by traditionalist Julien Mead Sensei, a renowned martial artist. Many thanks to Bob for sending me this archive video. ... See MoreSee Less

Remote Training for Members:
15 new remote training sessions are now available for next week on our website. 
This is a two way video & audio session with a maximum of 6 households per session. 
Places are booking up fast!
Go to our website to book your place: https://www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
Current and past MEMBERS ONLY. Non members orders will not be processed.

Remote Training for Members:
15 new remote training sessions are now available for next week on our website.
This is a two way video & audio session with a maximum of 6 households per session.
Places are booking up fast!
Go to our website to book your place: www.kyudokan.co.uk/events-booking/
Current and past MEMBERS ONLY. Non members orders will not be processed.
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I like this, thanks Dave. Any chance of you running a high grade class after work times?

Looking back through old photos, i came across this one, taken about 25 years old ago. The young green belt being awarded a trophy is Kyle Hillman, a very talented and likeable young man. To his right, is Pascal Guillaume Sensei. Pascal Sensei still instructs at his dojo in Le Havre, France and we became great friends when our karate school had an invitation from him to celebrate the twinning between Southampton and Le Havre. A great weekend !!

Looking back through old photos, i came across this one, taken about 25 years old ago. The young green belt being awarded a trophy is Kyle Hillman, a very talented and likeable young man. To his right, is Pascal Guillaume Sensei. Pascal Sensei still instructs at his dojo in Le Havre, France and we became great friends when our karate school had an invitation from him to celebrate the twinning between Southampton and Le Havre. A great weekend !! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great times, we had a superb time with Phillipe and his lovely family x

I can't believe I actually remember being shown this photo in a class!!! I remember being shown and dave saying to me that it's never impossible to anything in life ❤️

Remember it well..

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Thanks David! Alfie loved the six moves you showed! We hope you are keeping well and safe xx

Thanks interesting lesson..

Great online session this morning.
There are still some places on this afternoons session at 2:30.
Go to kyudokan.co.uk to register your free place.
MEMBERS ONLY please.
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James McCombe

Liked your kata on FB Dave. Much more interesting than a lot of stuff I’ve been seeing on the TV and I don’t even train 🙂

Great session, Sam really enjoyed it and will be joining you tomorrow. Thanks 😁

Both the girls loved it!

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  • Simon Ellis Sensei
    I started my karate journey with David Morris Sensei in 1986, when I was 12 years old. To say it had a profound effect on my childhood and early adulthood would be underselling it. In terms of confidence, physical development and spiritual focus it has been invaluable. Over the years life has led me away from the dojo on a few occasions for a couple of years and at times, like most people's lives today, it has thrown some curve balls. It is with utter confidence that I can say that without my karate, my teachers' guidance, and the mental strength and determination that martial arts has given me, these curve balls would have beaten me. At 44 I continue to study, still with Sensei Morris, and I hold Kyudokan karate in my heart; striving to use its philosophies and principles in all of life's everyday battles. For this Dave, I am truly grateful. Thank you my friend.
    Simon Ellis Sensei