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Shihan Maria da Costa Promoted to 6th dan

Hanshi Steve Arneil 10th asked shihan Maria if she would accept a 6th dan promotion and she has finally accepted

Does she deserve it? Read below!

Multiple times British Knockdown Champion.

Multiple British Clicker Champion.

Knockdown Champion in Spain and Belgium.

3rd in the 1st IFK World Knockdown Tournament.

British Wuko Champion.

First Woman to fight competitive knockdown on uk soil.

Last Female to complete the 30 man kumite test in the UK.

British Kata Championship finalist.

Instructor to multiple World and British Champions.

Until recently, Treasurer of the B.K.K and Summer-camp instructor and organiser.

Docklands and Ilford dojos are very Proud to call Shihan Maria their Instructor and congratulate her on the promotion.

Happy Christmas & New Year

Sensei Alex congratulating Samuel on passing his grading

Due to London being put into tier 3 we have had to stop training prematurely and will not return until the New Year. We hope you have a good rest and hope you have a great Xmas and 2021.


Shihan Nick & Maria

December News 2020


Dear All,

We have now returned to training at Ilford dojo. Unfortunately we cannot do the same at Docklands as yet.We will be training at Ilford upto Tuesday 22nd December, which is closer to Xmas than usual, but we are making the most of the opportunity as we dont know if or when there will be another lockdown as we enter the New Year.
We are now taking bookings for next week Tuesday 8th & Thursday 10th December, so please let us know which day/days and we will confirm your place along with payment instructions. As you may know i took part in a podcast interview and a questionnaire, which have been used as part of a digital book featuring martial arts masters and persons of interest, so if you would like to get a copy here is the link:https://payhip.com/b/kd7s

First Aid

We had arranged a first aid course that was rescheduled but unfortunately has now been cancelled. We will arrange another early in the new year.
Osu!Shihan Nick

Shihan Nick da Costa Interview with The Kyokushin Shuffle

Introduction from Interviewer Patrick Pinto:
"Shihan resides in London, UK, he has spent over 42 years in Martial Arts- Kyokushin Karate.
Shihan has one of the most impressive fight records for a foreigner in the art, amazing journey making the Top 8 in the 83 and 87 World Tournament, amongst multiple European Cups and 88 Commonwealth Title.
A massive influence to many around the world more so in the UK, Shihan shares with us fantastic insight towards his earlier fight career and the remarkable time and energy he has invested being on the executive and technical committees of the British Karate Kyokushinkai."