JKA Scotland Squad competing at various JKA World and European Championships
Sessions consist of both Kata and Kumite training and is not just open to those wishing to put themselves forward for JKA Scotland Team selection but also for those who wish to get in some extra training possibly for Dan grading.
JKA Scotland Coach John Deans will be overseeing the sessions. Sensei Deans an experienced international competitor himself has been coaching JKA Scotland Squad members since 2007 and has coached JKA Scotland competitors to medal success at both junior and senior level.
Squad 2013 Update
2013 has been another busy year for squad members. Regular squad training sessions have rotated between Saltcoats/Ardrossan and Dalgety bay. All sessions have been well attended with representatives of Dojos as far afield as Kirkwall.
Junior Squad members training at Dalgety Bay Dojo
The senior JKA Scotland Squad went to Konstanz in Germany in April for the JKA European Championships while the junior squad travelled to Krusevac in Serbia in May for the JKA European Junior Championships. Both squads acquitted themselves well and will have gained considerable experience for future international competitions.
Members of the squad also attended the 10th Anniversary Cup at the K2 in Crawley where they won a total of 15 medals.
JKA England 10th Anniversary Cup, Crawley London
The last training session at Dalgety by on the 14th December was well attended showing that the squad members are enthusiastic about the prospects for 2014. Kirkwall dojo was again represented making the long trip south.
Squad training gets underway early in the New Year and 2014 is a special year with not only the JKA European Championships in April (Seniors) and May (Juniors) but also the JKA World Championships for both Seniors and Juniors to be held in Tokyo in October.
Squad training dates have now been added to the 2014 calendar so we look forward to seeing as many students as possible coming along and taking part in this high level training.
All brown and Dan grades are welcome and squad coach Sensei John Deans is keen to seek new up and coming potential , we encourage all club instructors to have students attend prior to Dan test and if you wish to compete at international level for Scotland.
Squad Fund Raising
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January Squad Training:
Saturday 10th February 2018
Time: 14:00 to 16:30pm
Venue: Saint Matthews Academy
Saltcoats, North Ayrshire