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Congratulations to Louis Steward on passing his Shodan
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Stevenage hosts special all grades course with Osaka Sensei 8th dan
Congratulations to our own Sensei Tom on passing Godan (5th Dan)
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Special Course with Sensei Ogane & Sensei Ohta
European Champions 2015
JKA England Karate Clubs Stevenage & Yushikai have European Champions
Congratulations to Steve Deal on passing his Sandan
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Congratulations to Olivia Hindle on passing her Shodan
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Congratulations to Jermain Straker on passing his Shodan
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Congratulations to Sensei Karen Dwyer on passing her Nidan
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About the clubStevenage Karate Club was founded in 1979 by Scott and Dean Saunders, both Shodan at the time. The club flourished under their instruction, attracting a regular attendance of 40 members at training sessions in the early 1980’s. Grading sessions were organised every 3 months at Hatfield Polytechnic, initially under Tomita Sensei and later, from 1983, under Ohta Sensei.
Both club instructors graded Nidan around that time and continued to teach at the club until Jeff Fletcher, member of National Team Kumite Champions, joined the club. Jeff held the grade of Sandan at that time and took over as Senior Club Instructor. His vast competition experience brought a new dimension to the club. It was under his instruction that Derek Oakley graded Nidan in 1985. It was also during this period that Scott and Dean, the original club founders, left the club, and when Jeff moved abroad in 1990 Derek was his natural successor as Senior Club Instructor.
The club continued to thrive and enjoyed a good and strong reputation. It was this outstanding reputation that, at the end of 1991, convinced Tom Peebles, then Shodan, to join the club.
Over the years Toms' involvement in the club has grown and in the Summer 2003 Tom became Senior Club Instructor for Stevenage Karate Club.
Stevenage Karate Club currently has 71 active members, including 19 JKA black belts and 17 new beginners.
All instructors and coaches teaching at the Stevenage clubs have to obtain an Enhanced Certificate from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), are fully Insured & Qualified to teach