1st All Malta JKA National Championships JKA MALTA SKA are pleased to announce the ‘1st ALL MALTA JKA National Championship’ to be held in Malta for the first time.All JKA members are invited to participate at this special event.Date: Sunday 15th October 2019, 9am – 12pmLocation: National Sports School, Pembroke, MaltaAll interested participants to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.Closing Date for Applications: 31st October 2019Championship events will consist of Individual and Team, Male and Female Kata and Kumite Shobu Ippon Matches in accordance with JKA World Federation Regulations.Everyone is invited to be part of this memorable event. […]Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA would like to congratulate 4 of its members who competed at the renowned JKA Cup in Germany that is held every year by Hideo Ochi Sensei 9th Dan JKA Germany and JKA Europe Chief Instructor.
Our members fought with pride to represent Malta and JKA MALTA SKA with Paul Falzon winning 2nd place in Men’s Kumite, Leanne Falzon 1st Place Kumite and 2nd place Kata in Females over 30, Yuki Nocilla 1st Place Female Kumite 21- 29 years category and Yanes Nocilla 2nd place in Team Kumite after being selected to fight for one of JKA Germany’s teams.Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA - October Grading 2019 RECORD successful 147 Examinations held @ JKA MALTA SKA Thursday evening! Starting off with Children's examination session and followed by a 2nd session for Adult Kyu and Dan Grade examinations. Congratulations to all for your exceptional performances! #hardworkpaysoff #jkakarate #jkamaltaska #commitment #onedirection #traditionalkarate #karatefamilyFind out more »
Between the 18th and 20th October, Shotokan Karate-do Association Malta hosted world-renowned Shinji Akita Sensei, 6th Dan, to lead a training seminar for the first time in Malta. Amongst the 100 Maltese participants, were also international guests from Belgium and Scotland who came to Malta specifically to join us for this special event. The three-day seminar was focused on intriguing concepts in Kihon, Kumite and Kata with special emphasis on using body biomechanics to enhance the effectiveness of technique regardless of age or gender. Akita Sensei's passion for deep technical knowledge was effortlessly conveyed to all students using simple, practical exercises that […]Find out more »
With great pleasure, SKA Malta will be hosting Akita Shinji Sensei, 6th Dan, in October this year for an international seminar.The internationally acclaimed instructor started his karate journey at the age of 12 under Matsuda sensei and Aragane sensei then joined Takudai Karate Club at Takushoku University, Japan, training under Tsuyama Sensei during which period participated in JKA & JKF competitions. Later he moved to Europe, founding the Shotokan Karate-Do Association International (SKAI) where his ultimate vision is to be a platform for high standard, traditional karate regardless of gender, age, race and politics.The Seminar will be held on the […]Find out more »
Once again, more JKA MALTA SKA Members have been Training at different Dojos in Tokyo and Sendai in JAPAN over the past 3 months @ Okuma Sensei's Dojo and Dokkyo University Karate Club, @ renowned Tohoku Fukushi University Karate Club, @ Izumiya Sensei's Jyonan shibu Shotojyuku Dojo in Sangenjaya with Chubachi Sensei, @ Kobayashi Sensei's JKA Houkukan Dojo with Miki Rebecca Nakamachi Sensei and @ JKA Headquarters with Naka Sensei, and Ogane Sensei. JKA MALTA SKA would like to thank all JKA Sensei s and Dojo Members for their constant hospitality, kindness and friendship on behalf of all our members who […]Find out more »
July - August 2019! JKA MALTA SKA Members in JAPAN! - Training for 3 weeks with Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan at Sangenjaya Jyonan shibu Shotojyuku Dojo, Imamura Sensei 7th Dan JKA at JKA Headquarters, Nakayama Sensei at Naka Sensei's Taishijuku Branch Dojo - Tokyo and Goukon Sensei 7th Dan JKA at Izumikamo Branch Dojo in Sendai Prefecture. On behalf of JKA MALTA SKA, we would like to thank all Japanese Instructors and Dojo members for their exceptional kindness, friendship, hospitality and for always welcoming all our members during their stay in Japan!Find out more »
A great experience for SKA members having the opportunity to participate in an intensive 3 day Karate training camp delivered by Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan, Chairman and chief instructor to the Academy of Shotokan Karate (ASK), and Sensei Paul Herbert 6th Dan, Chief instructor and founder at Kiryoku Shotokan Karate Dojo (affiliated to ASK), both having direct link with the late, ever-so inspirational Keinosuke Enoeda Sensei 9th Dan. Karate felt most alive in Sensei Hazard and Sensei Herbert unique way of teaching, through years of practice and authentic life experience. The seminar was packed with highly technical advice targeted […]Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA members training at the Annual International S. Miyazaki Stage in GHENT Belgium - with Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA HQ Instructor, Ohta Sensei 7th Dan JKA England Chief Instructor, Okuma Sensei 6th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and Thomas Schulze Sensei 6th Dan DJKB Germany National Team Coach. On behalf of JKA MALTA SKA we would like to thank JKA Belgium for their hospitality and also Sawada Sensei, who was present throughout the seminar for his inspirational determination and kindness. JKA MALTA SKA members Sensei Paul Falzon, Leanne Falzon, Graziella Rocco and Luke Rocco with Izumiya Sensei 7th […]Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla Training with the superb Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor & JKA World Kumite Champion @Jyonan shibu Shotojyuku Dojo, Tokyou Japan. We sincerely thank Chuubachi Sensei and all Shotojyuku members always for their outstanding hospitality, friendship and great training experience for all our visiting members. いつも我々のメンバーを快く稽古に参加させて頂き、ありがとうございます！またよろしくお願いします！ JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla with Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor2 JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla with Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor2 JKA-MALTA-SKA-member-Yuki-Nocilla-with-Chubachi-Sensei-5th-Dan-JKA-HQ-InstructorFind out more »
JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla currently in Japan training with Kobayashi Sensei 7th Dan @ JKA Houkukan! JKA MALTA SKA would like to thank Kobayashi Sensei and all members at JKA Houkukan for their hospitality and training experience. 稽古に参加させて頂き、おもてなしをして下さった日本空手協会邦空館の小林先生、そして皆さん本当にありがとうございました。 JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla @JKA HOUKUKAN Tokyo, Japan - 25th June 2019 JKA MALTA SKA Member Yuki Nocilla with Miki Rebecca Nakamachi Sensei, currently training for the upcoming All Japan Championships in July! JKA MALTA SKA Member Yuki Nocilla with Kobayashi Sensei 7th Dan JKA Headquarters Instructor Dinner after Training with Kobayashi Sensei!Find out more »
Between 8th and 9th June 2019, 10 JKA MALTA SKA members together with Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina - 5th Dan JKA, participated in exceptional Training sessions led by Yoshizo Machida Sensei 8th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA Brazil (Father of the famous Lyoto and Chinzo Machida), Mitsuo Inoue Sensei 8th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA South America and Takeshi Naito Sensei 7th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA Italy. 2 members from each country including Sensei Paul Falzon and senpai Yuki Nocilla from JKA MALTA SKA, were also selected to participate in a Friendly competition between competitors from Italy, Malta, […]Find out more »
Between the 18th and 19th of May 2019, JKA MALTA SKA held its Annual Spring Training Camp with record participation of over 100 members from SKA MCAST Paola, Tarxien SKA Kids, SKA Nakama, SKA Ghaxaq and SKA Kenshinkan Branch Dojos. Training was led by JKA MALTA SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA. Dynamic sessions were focussed on developing effectiveness in fundamental Kihon, overlapping into Ippon and Jiyu Kumite combinations and ultimately applying the same mental intent concepts into Kata. Referee and Main Judge sessions were also held for all grades to enable standardisation, continued improvement in experience […]Find out more »
We would like to congratulate all of our members who successfully passed their Kyu Grading and a special congratulations to Senpai Abigail Bezzina and Senpai Jurgen Curmi who showed exceptional spirit and technique to achieve the special rank of Shodan - First Dan Black Belt. A special event for all 152 members who were present from MCAST Paola Branch, Tarxien SKA Kids, SKA Nakama, SKA Ghaxaq and Handaq SKA Kenshinkan Dojos. Beginners' sessions shall be starting soon. Anyone interested can contact us via email or facebook. Proud moment for New JKA MALTA SKA Shodans - senpai Abigail Bezzina and senpai […]Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Members training in Paris with Sensei Jean Philippe Leon 6th Dan @ JKA Shotokan Paris 15 and Sensei Frederic Grosjean 5th Dan JKA @ Cercle Parisien Shotokan. JKA MALTA SKA sincerely thank Sensei Jean-Philippe Leon, Sensei Frederic Grosjean and all their members for their friendship and the special training opportunity given to our members. Oss!Find out more »
On behalf of all members of JKA MALTA SKA, We would like to sincerely thank Shimizu Keigo Sensei, 5th Dan JKA Germany, for his kindness in offering his time to visit us during his holiday in MaltaFind out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Members Featuring on top JKA Japan KURO-OBI Channel during the Kangeiko Celebration Ceremony at JKA Headquarters – Tokyo – January 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members sensei Paul Falzon and senpai Leanne Falzon at JKA Headquarters 2019 Kan-geiko Celebration Ceremony in Tokyo! #JKAKarate #AuthenticKarate #JKAMALTASKA #TrueKarateFamily #かんぱい! OSS!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSY63qR0M6cFind out more »
2nd JKA MALTA SKA members' participation at Special Winter Kan-Geiko and Training for 2 weeks at JKA Headquarters, Sangen-jaya and Akabane reknowned Dojos in Tokyo, Japan - January 2019.Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Members Featuring on top JKA Japan KURO-OBI Channel during Winter Training Kangeiko – Tokyo – January 2019
JKA MALTA SKA members sensei Paul Falzon and senpai Leanne Falzon at Winter Training Kan-geiko in Tokyo featuring on top JKA Japan KURO OBI ChannelFind out more »
To all our Karate Friends all over the World! Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a successful New Training Year! OSS!Find out more »
RECORD participation of 130 JKA MALTA SKA Members at a Special 2018 End of Year Event this week!
A truly Impressive performance was demonstrated by all 106 JKA MALTA SKA students who successfully passed their grading examination by Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA.Find out more »
Between the 14th and 16th December 2018 JKA MALTA SKA members senpai Graziella Rocco and senpai Luke Rocco participated in the renowned JKA Christmas Camp at La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Training was held over 3 days and led by the exceptional Naka Sensei 8th Dan JKA HQ Instructor, Kurihara Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and Daniel Lautier Sensei 7th Dan JKA. A yearly international event with a special atmosphere, not to be missed!Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA in Italy this week, taking a record 44 of its members with JKA MALTA SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina 5th Dan JKA - for training with Top Japanese Instructors, Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan -JKA Headquarters Instructor - and Naito Sensei 7th Dan - JKA Italy Chief Instructor.Find out more »
SKA MALTA weekend training with Sensei Paul Herbert from UK - a prominent and exceptional instructor with direct Shotokan lineage from Japanese Instructor Enoeda Sensei, and also several times Kata and Kumite Champion.Find out more »
September 2018 - Sensei David Salem Rizzo 3rd Dan JKA and senpai Michelle Salem Rizzo 2nd Dan JKA, visit the famous Red Triangle Dojo in Liverpool to train with world reknowned Instructors Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan KUGB and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan KUGB.Find out more »
From left to right; Slobodan Venčelovski, Dejan Venčelovski, Graziella Rocco, Luke Rocco, Daryl Farrugia, Dylan Deguara, Abigail Bezzina, Sensei David Salem Rizzo, Maria Darmanin, Ezio Buffa, Colton Micallef, Melaine Darmanin, Darren Cilia, Sandro Brincat, Charmaine Cilia, Mnatsakan Nahapetyan, Sylvia Bugeja, Michael Vassallo, Darren Bianco, Sensei Paul Falzon. Members not in the photo; Mario Axisa and Nathanael Falzon JKA MALTA SKA would like to congratulate 22 members for successfully completing a First Aid Course led by Mr James Bonnici, Emergency First Response Instructor. For JKA MALTA SKA, maintaining health and safety at all times is of utmost importance. A standard brought […]Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA - Black belt Darren Bianco training with Sensei John Hazel 5th Dan JKA WF Scotland and Sensei Jim Murray 5th Dan JKA Scotland during his August holiday in Scotland.Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Brown Belt - Jurgen Curmi - training with Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan KUGB and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan KUGB at World Famous Red Triangle Dojo whilst on holiday in Liverpool.Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Chief Instructor – Sensei Edward Aquilina’s Special 50th Birthday Celebration – 16th July 2018
JKA MALTA SKA Members after a special and challenging Karate training session. JKA MALTA SKA would like to send its best wishes to Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA, who celebrated his special 50th Birthday with a very special, challenging and physically demanding training session amidst our mid-July heat wave! Congratulations and cheers to many more years of Karate yet to come! Oss! JKA MALTA SKA Members presenting their gifts to their Sensei.Find out more »
JKA Malta SKA is organising the annual training camp - 23rd to 25th March 2018 - at the Archbishop's Seminary, Rabat, Malta. Join JKA Malta SKA for a weekend full of Karate training, Karate discussions, and fun times together. Special instruction by JKA Malta Chief Instructor, Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan (JKA WF).Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Annual Training Camp - March 2018 JKA MALTA SKA Members with Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA - 3rd Day End of Training Camp Between the 22nd and the 24th of March 2018, 60 JKA MALTA SKA members participated in the 2nd Annual JKA MALTA SKA Training Camp 2018, this year also joined by Karatekas from the Belgian WSKF Karate Association. Several training sessions were carried out over 3 days and led by JKA MALTA SKA's Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA. All participants underwent specific training targeted for all to exert themselves to […]Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Training in Cantu, Milan – March 2018 – Oishi Sensei 9th Dan JKA, Naito Sensei 8th Dan JKA
Between the 15th and 18th of March 2018, 6 JKA MALTA SKA Members accompanied Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA for Special Training in Cantu, Italy. Training was led by JKA HQ's Vice Chief Executive and several times All Japan Kumite Champion Oishi Sensei, 9th Dan as well as JKA Italy's Chief Instructor Naito Sensei, 8th Dan JKA.Find out more »
JKA MALTA SKA Members in Japan - Miyagi, Tokyo, Kyoto - 2018 JKA MALTA SKA members at Naka Sensei's Dojo - 2018 Between the 5th and the 26th of February 2018, 3 JKA MALTA SKA members senpai Yanes Nocilla, 2nd Dan JKA, senpai Yuki Fujita 2nd Dan JKA and Ezio Buffa 1st Dan JKA travelled to Japan for training with some of Japan's most renowned JKA Karate Instructors. On arrival, they joined another 2 of our members, Sensei Paul Falzon 3rd Dan JKA and senpai Leanne Falzon 2nd Dan JKA, who had been in Tokyo training for 2 weeks. All […]Find out more »
During the month of January, 2 SKA Members, Clayton Scerri and Janice Scerri, travelled to Germany to participate at Sensei Shinji Akita's Winter Training - KANGEIKO 2018 -in the beautiful city of Limburg.Find out more »
On the 18th of January, 2 JKA MALTA SKA Members, Sensei Paul Falzon and Senpai Leanne Falzon, travelled to Japan for a challenging 3 week training experience at several of the most renowned dojos in the World, amongst them, the JKA Headquarters in Tokyo.Find out more »
On the 21st of December, JKA MALTA SKA celebrated the end of a successful 2017 with a Special End of Year Demonstration. The event was held at the MCAST Upper Gym with SKA members from Paola, Handaq Kenshinkan and Tarxien Nakama Children and Adult Clubs performing to the spirited beats of a live guest performance by the Tama Tnabar Band, a voluntary association empowering people with various difficulties to succeed holistically in Society.Find out more »
SKA MALTA acquires New Title -JKA MALTA SKA- following Prestigious International Recognition by the JKA Headquarters in Tokyo
National Maltese Karate Association - SKA MALTA - is proud to announce its now official, International Registration as 'JKA MALTA SKA' by the JKA - Japan Karate Association Headquarters in Tokyo, the highest Karate Authority in Japan and Worldwide.Find out more »
Between the 25th and the 29th of August 2017, 29 SKA-MALTA members attended the International JKA Italy Gasshuku in Vieste, accompanying SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, with so far, the biggest number of SKA Maltese Representatives participating abroad.Find out more »
In Summer of 2017, SKA Sensei David Salem Rizzo 3rd Dan and Senpai Michelle Salem Rizzo 2nd Dan, travelled to Tokyo, Japan for a unique Honeymoon Training Holiday, an excellent opportunity to train with the world's most renowned Japanese Karate Instructors.Find out more »
On Monday 26th June 2017, 2 SKA Members Sensei Keith Falzon and Kyu grade Kimberly Borg joined Shotokan Mu-Shin Dojo in Barcelona, Spain to train with reknowned instructor Sensei Domingo Sanchez Perez.
Training was based on fundamental Kihon leading onto one step Kumite and Kata. Sensei Domingo Sanchez Perez, the Chief Instructor, and also Kumite and Kata Champion in the recent past, constantly displayed powerful dynamic technique and whose students also demonstrated exceptional Budo Karate Spirit.
SKA would like to thank Sensei Domingo Sanchez Perez and Shotokan Karate-Do Mushin Dojo for their hospitality, Karate Spirit and friendship, and for giving our members a remarkable opportunity to join in training, with hoping to meet you all again the near future.Find out more »
Between the 11th and 20th June, two of our SKA Members travelled from Malta to Tokyo for training with some of the World’s most reknowned JKA Japanese Instructors at Top Dojos in Japan.Find out more »
Over the past weeks SKA Black Belt, Sensei Kenneth Farrugia, travelled to West Sussex, UK, for training with highly esteemed instructors Sensei Paul Herbert and Sensei Jess Lavender, from yet another prestigious Shotokan Karate Association in UK – the ASK- Academy of Shotokan Karate.Find out more »
During the 2nd week of March, two SKA Black Belts Luke Rocco and Graziella Rocco travelled to Portugal to particpate in a 9 day Training Seminar, between the 11th and 19th of March, with one of the most superb and charismatic JKA Japan Headquarters Instructor, Sensei Tatsuya Naka 7th Dan JKA.Find out more »
With a successful start to the New year calendar, an outstanding number of SKA members gathered to participate in the first SKA Training Camp, another major highlight for 2017. The event was held over 3 days between the 24th and 26th of February at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Rabat.Find out more »
SKA is pleased to announce the First Training Camp for 2017, this coming weekend at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Rabat. Five training sessions will be held over the three days, covering Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Social events will also follow every evening, not to be missed!Find out more »
It is with great pleasure for SKA to introduce and once again formally welcome top JKF Kumite Competitor and 2015's JKA Germany Kumite champion to Malta; our highly esteemed guest, Ms Yuki Fujita.Find out more »
Passion for True Karate colours everything it touches, a feeling shared worldwide by all who eagerly devote themselves in the search for real Karate, who thirst to discover, who constantly strive to experience true Karate attitude and spirit. A bond that has established sincere friendships no matter the origin, no matter the differences.Find out more »
On Thursday 8th December, SKA Black Belts set off to yet another Training destination, this time to participate in JKA WF Hellas' first official JKA Gasshuku in Athens, Greece.Find out more »
On Friday the 11th November 2016, 6 SKA Black Belts accompanied SKA Chief Instructor, Sensei Edward Aquilina to the International JKA Gasshuku held in Cantu, Milan.Find out more »
On Sunday 30th October 2016, 4 SKA Athletes were invited, by JKA Italy's Chief Instructor Sensei Takeshi Naito, to participate in the 7th Annual JKA Italy National Championships which this year took place in Maranello, the beautiful city of Ferrari in Bologna.Find out more »
On Thursday 29th September, 30 members from SKA Malta will be undergoing a grading examination to advance in their Belt level. This is a special Association Grading date as Leanne Grech and Christina Desira shall be going for their 2nd Dan Examination, whilst Keith Falzon and Paul Falzon will also be going for their 3rd Dan Examination. We wish all our students the best of luck and an excellent performance.Find out more »
On Thursday 29th September, 31 SKA members underwent a special grading examination by SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, Sensei Kenneth Farrugia and Sensei David Salem Rizzo.Find out more »
It is with great pleasure for SKA to introduce and formally welcome our highly esteemed guest, Ms Yuki Fujita. At only 22 years of age, Ms Fujita, has already gained many Kumite Championship titles locally in Japan and also became JKA Germany's Kumite Champion in April 2015.Find out more »
On the 26th August 2016, 25 SKA members accompanied SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, Sensei Kenneth Farrugia and Sensei David Salem Rizzo to beautiful Vieste in Puglia, Italy to participate in the International Gasshuku organised by JKA Italy, between the 26th and 28th of August.Find out more »
On Friday 26th August 2016, 25 SKA athletes will be heading to Vieste, Italy, together with SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina for 3 days of intensive training with JKA Italy. Instruction will be headed by Sensei Takeshi Naito 7th Dan, JKA Italy's Chief Instructor and Head Coach for the Italian National Squad, and Sensei Masao Kawasoe 7th Dan, JKA England and Scotland Chief Instructor.
All SKA Athletes are enthusiastically awaiting this training experience, after several weeks of constant daily training, as it will continue to enhance our good relations with JKA Italy. We all look forward to working together with JKA Italy to continue the growth of authentic, high standard Karate in Malta over the coming years.Find out more »
During a short stay in Athens, Greece, Black belts Senpai Luke Rocco and Senpai Graziella Rocco travelled to Piraeus Athens, for training at the Karate Piraeus. Training was led by Sensei John Mantzaris, 3th Dan, and Sensei Artemisia Mata both Instructors at the Traditional Karate Center in Piraeus where rigorous sessions of Kihon and Kata Drills followed.
SKA would like to thank Sensei John Mantzaris, and Sensei Artemisia Mata and Karate Piraeus members for their hospitality and cordial welcoming, and the opportunity to join them in training during their short stay in Greece. We look forward to meeting again in training in the coming years!
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Following the successful participation of SKA Shotokan Karate-Do Association at training seminars with JKA Italy, in Imola and La Spezia last January, 9 SKA Black belts accompanied SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina again last week, between the 11th and 14th of July, for further training at two of Italy’s most renowned dojos.Find out more »
Between the 22nd and 24th April SKA black belts Senpai Paul and Senpai Leanne attended the JKA WF Gasshuku, this time held in the beautiful city of Windsor, south of London, U.K. Training sessions were held over 3 days under the instruction of Japanese instructors Sensei Mori Toshihiro 8th Dan JKA from Tokyo HQ, Sensei Nemoto Keisuke 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and All Japan Kumite Champion, and Sensei Kawasoe Masao 7th Dan JKA UK.Find out more »
In the first week of February 2016, Black belts, Senpai Luke Rocco and Senpai Graziella Rocco travelled to Frankfurt, Germany, for training at the reknowned Karate-Dojo Ippon. Training was led by Sensei Risto Kiiskila, 6th Dan, Instructor at the German JKA Karate Federation (DJKB) eV where rigorous sessions of Kihon, Kata and Kumite Drills followed.
SKA would like to thank Sensei Risto Kiiskilä, and Karate-Dojo Ippon members for their hospitality and cordial welcoming, and the opportunity to join them in training during their short stay in Germany. We look forward to meeting again in training in the coming years!
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On Friday 15th January 2016, SKA black belts accompanied Sensei Edward Aquilina, SKA Chief Instructor, together with Sensei Kenneth Farrugia 3rd Dan and Sensei David Salem Rizzo 3rd Dan to Bologna, Italy for training seminars organised by the Japan Karate Association in Italy.Find out more »
Genuine Karate establishes sincere friendships in training no matter the origin, no matter the differences. Over the past year, SKA was fortunate to have encountered numerous karatekas from all over the world who have coincidentally crossed our paths in our continuous search for true karate. These encounters have undoubtedly served to enrich the karate experience we are all searching for.
SKA would like to thank and send season’s greetings to all, with the hope of meeting again in training in the coming years. Below are a few photo memories of SKA karate friendships in 2015.
A Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year of hard training to all!
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On Tuesday 8th September 2015, SKA black belt instructors and several 1st Kyus accompanied SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina to London, UK for a week of hard training at London Dojos.Find out more »
On Saturday 21st March 2015, SKA Shotokan Karate-Do Association held a JKA Shobu Ippon Individual Kumite Competition at St. Theresa Mriehel Girls Secondary School, Birkirkara. It was the first JKA Shobu Ippon Competition to be held by SKA after its affiliation with JKA World Federation last October 2014.Find out more »
On Saturday 29th November, SKA took part in the Mc Donald’s ‘Share a Smile’ initiative to raise funds for ‘L-Istrina’, Malta’s major Charity event in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.Find out more »
Black belts from Shotokan Karate-Do Association and several assisting brown belts, participated in a number of events this week, to raise awareness of this unique discipline and the opportunities available to learn and benefit from the way of Karate.Find out more »
Fourteen of SKA’s black belts board the plane with Sensei Edward, all eager and ready for a week of hard training in London. Despite our hunger and aching muscles, we packed our Gis and headed to Oasis SKC for our first training session with JKA England’s Sensei Ohta.Find out more »
On the 28th of July 2014, SKA was invited by Make It Happen- JUGS, Malta, to participate in the launching of Hilton’s Worldwide Initiative ‘Make it Right’, featured in this week's Times of Malta supplement Magazine 'Hilton Malta Calling'Find out more »
The Shotokan Karate-Do Association took part in the Gasshuku held at Ta’ Giorni, the past 11th, 12th, and 13th of July. The Training Seminar was organized by JKA Malta, and the sessions were conducted by Sensei Roy Tomlin (6th Dan JKA, Senior Instructor, National Coach, Examiner and Judge for JKA England).Find out more »
On the 8th of June 2014, one week on from the Stella Maris Demonstration, nine black belts set out to execute another demonstration, this time at a Football Marathon in Aid of the Puttinu Cares Foundation (a non-governmental organization that supports children and adults suffering from cancer).Find out more »
Between the 4th and the 7th of May 2012, several SKA black and brown belts participated in the 9th JKA England Spring Course that has been held annually by JKAE for the past 10 years.Find out more »
In April 2011, several SKA members participated in the JKA England Spring International Course in Gilford, UK, which took place over four days between Friday the 29th April and Monday 2nd May. The event brought together hundreds of karatekas worldwide to train with renowned Japanese Instructors from the JKA Headquarters in Japan, namely Tanaka Sensei, Sawada Sensei, Osaka Sensei and Inokoshi Sensei, amongst whom was JKA England Chief Instructor Sensei Ohta.Find out more »