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KOFUKAN

ENGLAND
 
Thank you for showing an interest in our Kofukan association.  Set  out  below  is  some  basic  information about our national organization.

 

For enquiries email: kofukanengsec@btinternet.com


 
Organization
Kofukan  England  is  a member  of  Shito-ryu Karate-do Kofukan International, an association practising Shito-ryu  karate which  currently  has  members  in
around 26 countries worldwide.
In 2017 the 45th Anniversary was celebrated during the Kofukan World Cup in Paris.
 
Instruction
Chief  Instructor  for  Kofukan  England  is  Shihan  Keiji Tomiyama, 8th Dan Tasshi. He conducts occasional  Instructors’ Courses which are free to registered Kofukan
Club  Instructors. Other courses aimed at students of all grades  and  ages,  both  ‘members  only’  and  ‘open’  are also held regularly; for example, a weekend course with Joint  World  Chief  Instructors  Naoki  Omi  and  Keiji Tomiyama, normally in February, and an autumn course in Lincoln. There are also many overseas seminars which members can participate in.

Other instructors teach in clubs around the country, as shown in the list of club locations below.
Instructional material  such as books and DVDs by Keiji  Tomiyama  plus  Kofukan 
International’s own online  newspaper  are  also  available  to  all members to

aid their study (see www.kofukankarate.com).

 

 

 

 

Membership fees

The E.K.F. individual registration fee and an insurance premium are included in our individual annual membership fee. This fee also includes membership of our parent organization Kofukan International. Instructors/clubs are also required to take out a Professional Indemnity insurance.

 

Representation

An Annual General Meeting is held each year, giving club representatives a chance to hear of the latest developments and air their views.

 

Gradings

Gradings are currently held at 6-monthly intervals for kyu grades and are held in clubs or local areas.

Please refer to the current syllabus for details of grading requirements.

Dan Gradings are also held at regular intervals.

 

Events

Kofukan England is a  member of the English Karate Federation and endeavours to support and participate in its various initiatives. 

We also have a competition squad programme for seniors and juniors, when possible entering several competitions a year in Britain, with a selected squad going to Kofukan International’s World Cup.

 

Kofukan England Club Locations and Details

 (click on the dojo address for a map)

 

Bournemouth Kofukan
Tesco, Tower Park, Poole

Tuesday    7 till 9 p.m.
Instructor:  Chris Taylor 3rd Dan
Contact : 01202 519692

 

Lancaster Kofukan
Wednesdays 7-8pm   Skerton Community Centre, Lancaster, LA1 2JH

Instructor:  Becky Case 3rd Dan

Tel : 07853 032 668

Email: lancaster@kofukan.info

www: http://www.kofukan.info/lancaster

 
Leicester Kofukan
Leicester Kofukan Karate Club

Tesco Extra community space,

1 Bradgate Mall, Beaumont Leys,

Leicester.  LE4 1DE.   

Tuesday   7.00pm-8.00pm.ages 5 +    8.00pm-9,00pm Adults .

Instructor: John Wynd, 4th Dan
Email: johnwynd@hotmail.com
Tel: 0116 2244962

 

Lincolnshire Kofukan Karate clubs

Lincolnshire Instructors:

Garry Pettit 6th Dan Kofukan under 18 national Coach,

Kofukan National Grading officer, Ambassador to Royal Air Force Karate

Nigel Parsons 5th Dan, Clive Petty 3rd dan,   Lawrence Petty 3rd dan,   Jeff Law 2nd dan

Contact details Garry Pettit - 07932682855 01522 880955

Email: info@lincoln-karate.co.uk

For all training times and venues http://www.lincoln-karate.co.uk

 

Lincoln Club

Deans Sport & Leisure Lincoln College Monks Rd Lincoln LN2 5HQ

Mondays & Wednesdays

Juniors (6-14): 6:30 to 7:30           Seniors (15+): 6:30 to 8:30

Contact details Garry Pettit - 07932682855 01522 880955 info@lincoln-karate.co.uk

Email: info@ lincoln-karate.co.uk  http://www.lincoln-karate.co.uk

 

University of Lincoln Kofukan Karate club

University Sports & Recreation Centre, Rope Walk Lincoln LN6 7TS

Garry Pettit 6th Dan Kofukan under 18 national Coach, Kofukan, National Grading officer, Ambassador to Royal Air Force Karate.

Clive Petty 3rd Dan,     Lawrence Petty 3rd Dan     

Contact: Garry Pettit   Phone 07932682855 or 01522 880955

Email: info@lincoln-karate.co.uk

Web site http://www.lincoln-karate.co.uk 

 

Lincoln Kofukan PCLA

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy Dance Studio, Skellingthorpe Road   Lincoln   LN6 0EP

Tuesday Juniors (6-14): 6:30 to 7:30         Seniors (15+): 6:30 to 8:30

Instructor:  Jeff Law 2nd Dan

Email jeff@lincoln-karate.co.uk

 

Oakham-Carlby Kofukan

Carlby Village Hall, High Street, Carlby, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 4ED 

Training: Monday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Instructor:  Nigel Parsons 5th Dan

Email oakham-carlby@kofukan-karate.co.uk

Mobile 0702223388

 

Loughborough Kofukan

The Community Room, Tesco Extra, Park Road, Loughborough, Leics. LE11 2EX

Thursday: All ages 5:30 -6:30pm

Instructors : Gary Hoyle (6th dan); Phil Holding (5th dan)

Email: gary.hoyle01@gmail.com
Tel: 07742-587-326
Email: phil.c.holding@gmail.com

Tel: 07837-879-404

 

Newark Kofukan

Newark Karate Academy (Kofukan Karate)

Fernwood Village Hall

Ruby’s Avenue

Fernwood

Newark.

NG24-3RS.

Tuesday  4.30pm - 5.30pm

Instructor:  Tracey Archer 4th Dan

Mobile 07743826257

Instructor:  Gary Hoyle 6th Dan

Email tj.archer0707@googlemail.com

https://sites.google.com/site/kofukannewark

 

North London Kofukan
Kofukan at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, Greyhound Hill, Hendon, London

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday     7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Instructor Steve Coupland 7th Dan

Chief Referee Kofukan International

 

Wales Kofukan
Penmaenmawr Community Centre, Conwy Rd, Penmaenmawr LL34 6AB
Instructor: P Booth   2nd Dan
Tel: 01492 623765
Email pboothashigaru@hotmail.com

 

KOFUKAN KATA LIST

 

Shito-ryu schools of karate practise many katas, as you will see from our list below, and there are various training routines used in Kofukan, some based on kata, others designed for competition kumite training, aimed to reinforce and assist with learning.


Basic techniques and Pinan Katas can be found in book form, as is a guide to the technical principles of the organization. This material can be obtained from the Secretariat or from book shops: further information can be had by e-mailing to kofukanengsec@btinternet.com

 

KOFUKAN ENGLAND  CALENDAR  2021

EVENT DATES TO COME !

 

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FUTURE EVENTS

Because of Covid-19 we are not able to arrange our usual events, but we are looking forward to the time when we can get together again for a bit of one-on-one!

Above: National and international members at the Nottingham weekend course,

February 2018.

 

KOFUKAN GRADING SYLLABUS    

 

For 16 years old and above:                      

 

8 Kyu                  Basic Combination     1 - 5

  (Yellow stripe)

7 Kyu                  Basic Ippon Kumite     1 - 5

  (Yellow)             Kata  -  "Shiho Sanshiki"

 

6 Kyu                  Fighting Combination     1 & 2

  (Orange)            Kata  -  "Pin'an Nidan"     "Roppo Hijiate"

 

5 Kyu                  Fighting Combination     3 & 4

  (Green)              Kata  -  "Pin'an Shodan"     "Sanchin"

                            Jiyu Kumite  (Free Sparring)

 

4 Kyu                  Fighting Combination     5 & 6

  (Purple)              Kata  -  "Pin'an Sandan"     "Tensho"

                            Jiyu Kumite

 

3 Kyu                  Fighting Combination     7 & 8

  (Brown)             Kata  -  "Pin'an Yondan"     "Naihanchin Shodan"

                            Jiyu Kumite

 

2 Kyu                  Fighting Combination     9 & 10

                            Kata  -  "Pin'an Godan"     "Gekisai  Ichi & Ni"

                            Jiyu Kumite

 

1 Kyu                  Fighting Combination     1 - 10

                            Kata  -  "Juroku"     "Saifa"

                            Jiyu Kumite

 

 

Shodan                Kata  -  1) "Pin'an Shodan - Godan"

                                         2) "Bassai Dai"     "Seienchin"     "Matsukaze"

                            Hokei Kumite  -  "Pin'an Shodan - Godan"

                            Jiyu Kumite

 

Nidan                 Kata  -  1) "Sanchin"     "Tensho"     "Naihanchin Shodan"

                                        2) "Kosokun Dai"     "Seisan"     "Annanko"

                           Pin'an Kumite     Shodan - Godan

                           Jiyu Kumite

 

Sandan               Kata  -  1) "Bassai Dai"     "Seienchin"     "Matsukaze"

                                        2) "Jion"     "Seipai"     "Koshiki Rohai"     "Niseishi"

                           Pin'an Bunkai Kumite     Shodan - Godan     (1 -9)

                           Jiyu Kumite

 

Yondan              Kata  -  1) "Kosokun Dai"     "Seisan"     "Annanko"

                                        2) "Chinto"     "Kururunfa"     "Unshu"

                           Jiyu Kumite

                           Kobudo  -  "Shushi-no-Kon"    

 

Godan                Kata  -  1) "Jion"     "Seipai"     "Koshiki Rohai"    "Niseishi"

                                        2) "Useishi"     "Suparinpai"     "Nipapo"

                           Jiyu Kumite

                           Kobudo  -  One choice from;      "Sakugawa-no-Kon"    

                                                "Tsukenshitahaku-no-Sai"      "Hamahiga-no-Tonfa"

 

Rokudan & above

                           Kata  -  1  Jiyu Kata  (free choice)

                           Examination of candidate's personality, qualities of leadership and

                           depth of knowledge.

 

 

 For Juniors (under 16 years old)   

 

8 Kyu                 Basic Combination     1 - 3

  (Yellow stripe)

 

7 Kyu                 Basic Combination     4 & 5

  (Yellow)            Kihon Ippon Kumite     1 & 2

                           Kata  -  "Shiho Sanshiki"

 

6 Kyu  B            Kihon Ippon Kumite     3 & 4

  (Orange stripe)  Kata  -  "Pin'an Nidan

 

6 Kyu                 Kihon Ippon Kumite     5

  (Orange)           Fighting Combination     1

                           Kata  -  "Roppo Hijiate"

 

5 Kyu  B            Fighting Combination     2

  (Green stripe)    Kata  -  "Pin'an Shodan"

 

5 Kyu                 Fighting Combination     3

  (Green)             Kata  -  "Sanchin"

                           Jiyu Kumite  (free sparring)

 

4 Kyu  B            Fighting Combination     4

  (Purple stripe)   Kata  -  "Pin'an Sandan"

                           Jiyu Kumite

 

4 Kyu                 Fighting Combination     5

  (Purple)             Kata  -  "Tensho"

                           Jiyu Kumite

 

3 Kyu  B            Fighting Combination     6

  (Brown stripe)   Kata  -  "Pin'an Yondan"

                           Jiyu Kumite

 

3 Kyu                 Fighting Combination     7 & 8

  (Brown)            Kata  -  "Naihanchin Shodan"

                           Jiyu Kumite

 

*  From 2 Kyu, same as Seniors.

 

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