Jana GeeHead of JSKA UK Chief Instructor of Tokon Shotokan Karate Academy Godan JSKA JSKA Ladies World Kumite Champion 2006 – New York Bronze medal KWF Ladies kumite world cup 2007 – Japan JSKA Ladies European Champion 2013- GermanyJana started Shotokan karate in the Czech Republic at a very young age. She trained with a disciplined and focused Sensei who put emphasis on Kumite training, self discipline and fitness. With a desire to compete in Kata and Kumite, Jana has won accolades at a high level. Junior: Three times Czech Republican Champion Twice International Champion- Czech Republic Three times European Cup Champion- Yugoslavia, Germany , Holland 1995 represented Czech Republic In World Championship in SA Senior level: Twice JSKA UK Champion (Kata, Kumite) Graded to Shodan under Sensei Harrison in June 2005, with continuous training throughout the UK dojos.Under Sensei’s Steve Bailes, Jana represented the JSKA UK in the World Championships in New York 2006. Won the World Ladies Kumite.In New York, she trained in the Masters Camp and achieved grading to Nidan in front of an exceptional panel of Sensei’s:- Shihan Abe, Sensei Richard Amos, Sensei Pretorius, Sensei Hans Muller, Sensei Nagaki.After New York, Jana represented the KWF GB team under Sensei Sidoli in Japan at the 2007 KWF 4th World Cup where she won bronze in the ladies kumite.As part of her journey Jana has also undertaken courses which have qualified her to become a personal trainer with GP referral and Nutrition Specialist. From 2007 she has also qualified as a Body Combat, Body Pump, Spinning, Circuits and Pilates Instructor, working in gyms across Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset.2009 Jana Opened her first Karate Dojo.
Chief Instructor Surrey
In 1991 Ken began karate in the Gojo-ryu style at a club in Southwark, south London. In 1993 he joined the KUGB Shotokan club at the University of Birmingham under Sensei Sid Gordon. Whilst there he trained under a number of sensei including Sensei Enoeda, Sensei Sherry and Sensei Ohta. He also competed at the KUGB Nationals on three occasions and the BUSA national tournaments. After moving back to London in 1997 he trained at Sensei Enoeda’s Marshall Street dojo for a while but for a variety of reasons, including work and injury, he allowed his training time to reduce and eventually stop.
When his son joined the Tokon Shotokan Karate Academy in 2013, having already been in one of Sensei Gee’s school clubs, Ken took him along and within two weeks was training again, more than a decade after he had last been in a dojo. Since then Ken has graded to Shodan under Sensei Abe and has competed in a number of tournaments both domestic and international. In 2014 he won a Gold medal for kumite in the JSKA World Championships held in Terni, Italy as well as a Bronze medal for kata in the same tournament. In 2015 he won the Bronze medal for kumite in the JSKA European Championships in Glasgow.
Ken says: “Returning to Shotokan with Sensei Gee at the Tokon Shotokan Karate Academy has been one of the best decisions I have made. My fitness and energy levels have improved enormously, as has the health of my back and the spirit at the club has reignited my passion for karate.”
I am a 18 year old black belt. I have been training with the club for four years now, my ambition is to win many competitions and pass many more gradings till I reach my goals. I enjoy competing in many competitions around the world. In July I took part in the 2013 European championships. In kumite I obtained second place and in kata I earned fourth, The extra training I did for this competition raised my fitness levels greatly. My favourite part of karate is learning new katas to develop and improve upon.
3 times World Champion
Michiaya started karate 2007 with her first Sensei Cathy Stern. She found her passion and never stoped again. Germany 2013 she got her first European title and very soon after that she achieved 2nd and 3rd place at the World Championships in Italy. Her hard work, commitment and determination paid off, when she became the World Champion 2016 in Namibia. She loves teaching and sharing her knowledge with our new members. Her next goal is to receive a senior black belt. She is wonderful member on our team and great inspiration to us all.
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