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CONGRATULATIONS- Welcome our latest Black Belt                                      JESS COLLIS

Student of the Month - Congratulations



 Adult Christmas meal will be held at Zaza's restaurant in Harpenden on Saturday December 8th.

 Congraulations to our latest Junior Black Belt students:
 India McCalla- Leacy, Lucy Bell, Lui Newman, James Hollingbery, Niamh Beausang, Gerard Dunleavey & Dylan Lumb

               FINAL CLASSES DEC 9th- 14th. Closed over the Christmas holiday until WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9th.

1:2:1 Training- Increase ability level and understanding of Kihon, Kata & sparring. Call to arrange a 30 minute private session.

We're looking for two children to add to our sponsorship program (currently 6 children).
The students will be enrolled in to our club and enjoy free equipment, tuition and mentoring from beginner through to Black belt and beyond if they want to advance further.
We'd prefer them to have no Martial Arts experience, to be enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills.
They're not expected to be strong, super sporty, supple or well coordinated (most adults get their left and right mixed up from time to time). They'll have a Brown or Black belt mentor in every class to help them intergrate in our club.
Please tell us how your child would benefit from this opportunity to learn Martial Arts and why they are should have sponsorship, be it from being bullied, small in stature, to build self esteem or for self- confidence. 
Class times are listed on the 'Calender' tab from the menu column.
Message us via the contact form with your name and a phone number for us to have a brief discussion and to arrange a suitable session.


Herts Karate Centre get visit from chief

KARATE: THE Hertfordshire Karate Centre first opened its Dojo (training hall) in London Colney’s Adventure World with 25 students in 1990, promoting their first Black Belt students in 1995.

Today they teach Martial Arts in Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. Sensei Nigel Smart (Fourth Dan Black Belt) has since taught hundreds of students both the traditional and modern aspects of Goju Ryu Karate, which has strong roots in Japan.

Sensei Smart specialises in teaching Karate in after school clubs delivering a one-hour programme to promote fitness, discipline and respect in young children. He strongly believes children who take up a regular exercise regime and follow the discipline of Martial Arts are far more likely to develop self-confidence, which can boost their self esteem and help them prepare for challenges later in life.

HKC recently joined Shoseikan England (World Shoseikan Karate-do), a branch of the Japanese Karate Federation Goju- Kai, with clubs in London and surrounding areas. They were very fortunate to have an impromptu visit and master class from chief instructor Kancho Katsutoshi Ishihara (Ninth Dan WSK)

In July, 50 students hope to advance to the next Kyu grade (belt) including 20 attempting brown belt, under the watchful eye of Sensei Duffy (branch director- Shoseikan England) during a gruelling three-hour seminar and grading in St Albans on July 15.

In October the first Shoseikan English championships will take place where HKC students hope to win medals in Kata (set form movement) and Kumite (free style sparring).In November the club will continuously kick and punch for one hour in an effort to raise funds for local charities.

HKC are currently promoting beginners classes for adults and children on Wednesdays in Harpenden. If you are interested in learning Martial Arts, the Hertfordshire Karate Centre can be contacted on 07973 692664 or through the website www.hertfordshirekaratecentre.com

Adult class- Wood End School
Beginners class Wednesdays 7.30- 9.00. Come along and try a session