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2022 was a year of huge success for our club! Between England hosting the World Shotokan Karate Championships, the first time a National Black and Brown Belt Course was held here in Chelmsford, and our highest-attended Shotokan Tiger Nation Cup in history, we saw the club grow and our students grow with it!

Let's take a look back at a wonderful year!


In January several of our members attended KUGB National Squad Selections.


Congratulations to Raquel Amaro for being selected onto the National Kata Squad and to Nick Nelson, Alex Lockett, Ben Whiteman, and Callum Brew for being selected onto both the National Kata and Kumite Squads.

2022’s Lunar New Year marked the Year of The Tiger! And, of course, our Shotokan Tiger Nation was eager to celebrate! We learnt all about how Tigers represent braveness and strength, and then we applied this to our training. Go Tigers!

At the end of January we held a Referees and Judges Course where we learnt about flag signalling, scoring, and the rules of the area. This course was well attended, and we had our youngest attendee at 6 years old, proving it’s never too early to start learning key competition skills!


And that wraps up 2021! We are so glad to start to see a return to Competitions, Courses, and Gradings and so proud of how successful our students have been throughout this year despite the restrictions and despite only returning to in-Dojo training in April.

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