SKI-GB Spring Course Postponed

Mar 11, 2020

After much consideration and deliberation, SKI-GB are unfortunately going to have to postpone the upcoming Spring Course and Referee Training, that was scheduled for Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March. 


This is due to Covid-19, we have regularly been following all the Government updates and seeing all the other International and National Sporting and Karate Events that are being postponed and this decision hasn't been made lightly. We as a Federation feel strongly that this is the right decision to make, we have a duty of care to our students and families, and feel that this is the necessary action to take.


We apologise to all our students and hope that you understand the predicament that we are in. We would like to stress that training locally in our clubs throughout the federation, is all still going ahead as normal on your normal training days. Just the larger National based events where people are having to travel and meet in larger numbers we are giving careful consideration to at the minute.


The East Midlands Regional Squad Session will still be going ahead on Saturday at Wildcats from 15:30-17:30.


We understand that students have requirements to meet for Dan Grading's etc and we will look to reschedule within the next couple of months, and I will update everyone asap. 


Please can you circulate this information around your clubs and students. For now everyone please stay safe and healthy and follow the Governments advice on how to avoid or spreading Coronavirus, amongst your friends, family, and work colleagues etc.




41st Shiro Asano National Championships

Date: Sunday 26th April

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Nottingham Wildcats Arena




Kyu Grading with Asano Hanshi in Perth, Scotland

Date: Saturday 16th May

Time: 13:00 - 15:30

Venue: North Inch Community Campus, Perth





East Midlands Kyu Grading

Date: Sunday 31st May

Time: 12:00 - 15:00

Venue: Nottingham Wildcats Arena

West Midlands Kyu Grading

Date: Sunday 7th June

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Venue: Penkridge Leisure Centre, Staffordshire



SKI Wales 40th Anniversary Course & Kyu Grading with Hanshi Asano

Date: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June

Venue: Newport, Wales

Notes: Further Details will be circulated regarding the schedule of Training


46th Annual SKI-GB 3 Day Summer Gasshuku with Kancho Kanazawa

Date: 28th - 30th August 2020

Venue: Nottingham Wildcats Arena, Nottingham

Notes: This will be the first time that Asano Hanshi has invited Kancho Kanazawa to come and teach in SKI-GB, and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Nottingham. Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa was born in May 1972 and is the eldest of three sons of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, 10th Dan. Kancho is the current head of SKIF (Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Worldwide) and travels the world doing Seminars and Gradings. He Graduated from Taisho University and started practicing Karate in his teenage years. He has a long history of success in National and International Tournaments. He won Silver in the 1994 SKIF World Championships in Yokohama in the Mens Senior Kumite (Open Weight) narrowly losing to Murakami Shuseki in the Final. He then went on to win 2 Gold Medals in Kumite at the SKIF World Championships in Bali, Indonesia in 2000 - taking the Individual Heavyweight Gold and then going on to win the coveted Grand Champion.


Please note that this year the Course will be held from Friday to Sunday.


Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.




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