09 Dec 2012

5th Dan Award

posted by ASK Admin

Mike Hogan of ASK Ireland being awarded 5th Dan by Sensei Hazard in December 2012.

Michael Hogan awarded 5th Dan by Sensei Hazard 7th Dan

17 Nov 2012

42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament

posted by ASK Admin

Men's Kyu Individual Kata
1st Place: Liam Hooper

Junior Under 5' Sanbon Kumite
1st: Ethan Cutts
3rd: Scott Thompson

Junior Team Kata
3rd: Kiryoku ASK
(Chloe Jones, Kieran Jones, Ethan Cutts)

Girls Over 5' Shobu Ippon Kumite
3rd: Chloe Jones

PeeWee Sanbon Kumite
3rd: Faye Manning

 

Junior Kyu Individual Kata
1st: Darcy Peel
2nd: Emmanuelle Davies
3rd: Menna Langston, Ffion Langston

Junior Black & Brown Belt Kata
2nd: Chloe Jones

Boys Under 5' Shobu Ippon Kumite
2nd: Ethan Cutts
3rd: Scott Thompson

Junior Over 5' Sanbon Kumite
3rd: Kieran Jones

Liam Hooper - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament Kieran Jones - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament Chloe Jones - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament

Scott Thompson - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament Ethan Cutts - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament Faye Manning - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament

Darcy Peel, Emmanuelle Davies, Menna Langston and Ffion Langston - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament Ethan Cutts, Chloe Jones, Kieran Jones - 42nd Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament

04 Nov 2012

Teesside University Open Karate Championships

posted by ASK Admin

Teesside University Open Karate Championships

Kumite +75kilos
1st: Darren Corneille

Kyu Open Kata
1st: Darren Corneille

Kyu Shotokan Kata
2nd: Darren Corneille

03 Nov 2012

O.N.A.K.A.I. National Kata Championships

posted by ASK Admin

O.N.A.K.A.I. National Kata Championships Silver Team Kata WInners

Category Winners
1sr: Padraig Hassett
3rd: Michelle Sheedy
2nd: Cian Hogan

Photo: Sensei Michael J. Hogan with successful students Padraig Hassett, Michelle Sheedy and Cian Hogan. O.N.A.K.A.I. National Kata Championships Silver in Team Kata.

14 Oct 2012

1st Shotokan Open Championship

posted by ASK Admin

1st Shotokan Open Championship

Team Kata
1st: ASK Kiryoku

Under 16's Kumite
1st: Chloe Jones

10-13yr Kumite
1st: Ethan Cutts

13-15yr Kumite
2nd: Kieran Jones

Individual Kata
2nd: Ethan Cutts
3rd: Kieran Jones

08 Oct 2012

Notice From The Authors

posted by ASK Admin

It has come to the attention of Dave Hazard and Aidan Trimble that copies of Fundamental Karate are being sold in book shops at £10.99!!

These copies are of inferior quality to the original print runs sold at £9.99 and are not of the standard the Authors are renowned for.

Therefore they DO NOT RECOMMEND this book and any inquiries to its quality are to be addressed to the publisher.

06 Oct 2012

ASK Open Course and Dan Grading - Blyth

posted by ASK Admin

ASK Open Course and Dan Grading - Blyth

Justine Thompson 1st Dan
Dale Straker 3rd Dan

05 Oct 2012

A First For Ireland

posted by ASK Admin

A first for Ireland at the European Karate Federation’s referee’s course.

Congratulations to Michael Hogan of Newmarket on Fergus Co Clare on achieving European Judge Status with the European Karate Federation.

Michael has been refereeing in Ireland for the last fifteen years and has progressed through club, national and international level.

The exam was held over three days. Day one covered the rules and regulations. Day two consisted of a theory and practical exam in which Michael had to demonstrate two Kata’s, one from his own Karate style Shotokan and one from the Shito Ryu style of Karate. Day three was the most demanding at the European Regional Championships, and after demonstrating his ability in the competition arena he was awarded his Kata Judges certificate.

A great achievement for years of dedication and hard work, well done Michael.

Michael Hogan

30 Sep 2012

Essex WKF Open Karate Championships

posted by ASK Admin

Essex WKF Open Karate Championships

Boys Individual Kumite
3rd: Ethan Cutts

16 Sep 2012

EKKA Invitational (WKF) Karate Challenge

posted by ASK Admin

EKKA Invitational (WKF) Karate Challenge

Kyu Grade Kata
1st: Kieran Jones

Girls Individual Kumite
2nd: Chloe Jones

Boys Individual Kumite
3rd: Kieran Jones

Dan Grade Kata
3rd: Chloe Jones

19 Aug 2012

South Yorkshire Karate Championships

posted by ASK Admin

South Yorkshire Karate Championships

Men's over 75K Kumite
3rd: Dave Westgarth

Men's Individual Kata
3rd: Dave Westgarth

29 Jul 2012

ASK Annual Instructors Class

with Sensei Hazard 7th Dan posted by ASK Admin

On Sunday 29th July 2012 at the 'The Dojo' in Nottingham, senior ASK Karate-ka from all over the UK were joined by their assistants for the annual 'Instructors Class' with Sensei Hazard 7th Dan. During the 3-hour training, close examination was made of the progessive 'Kumite' section of the ASK syllabus with a study of 3-Step sparring through to close quarter kumite. The kata section of the 2012 Instructors Class was devised at standardising the practice of Tekki Shodan and the understanding of the hip movement and body timing.

ASK Annual Instructors Class 2012

20 Jul 2012

7th International Shotokan Training Camp

with Sensei Hazard 7th Dan & Sensei Herbert 5th Dan, Friday 20th to Monday 23rd July 2012 posted by ASK Admin

Herqueville Manor in Rouen, France was the beautiful location for this year’s annual Shotokan Training Camp. Once again the camp was attended by numerous Karate-Ka from a wide range of international associations and for the second year running, the events guest instructor was none other than ASK Chief Instructor, Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan.

The 4-day event which featured 10 individual classes, covered many themes including the study of Dachi, Uke Waza, Uchi Waza, Geri Waza, Kihon Ippon & Shiai Kumite plus the Heian Kata’s, Kanku Sho, Sochin and Suishu. As in recent years, the event was organized by second course instructor Paul Herbert 5th Dan.

For information about the 8th Annual Shotokan Training Camp scheduled for Summer 2013, please regularly check our events page.

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