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:

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."

October 2020

Blackbelts training at ilford dojo
In-between katas

We continue to train at Ilford dojo, but are still awaiting access to our docklands venue and thank you for your patience. At Ilford we are using a booking-in system that is managed by way of an invite on a Friday for the following week. Once we are full an email is sent to inform the membership and successful applicants are told by return of email with payment details. Strange times, but its what we have to do at present to comply with covid-19 government restrictions.