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Docklands and Ilford Newsletter March 2020

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Well done to Neli Tsoneva for taking part in the national kata championships and making the penultimate round.

Information-club training fees:

It has been 4yrs since any increase and in the mean-time costs of running a dojo have increased annually, which we have absorbed, so unfortunately we now need to increase the fees by £1 for juniors and adults. So for clarity the new fees will be £6 for juniors and £8 for adults The new fees will take effect from this April.

License Renewals: Everyone’s license ran-out after 31st January and needed to be renewed on 1st February. The fee for renewal is £37/£23 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

Club grading dates:

Monday 23rd March @ docklands dojo 7pm Start.

Tuesday 24th March @ Ilford dojo 7:30pm Start.

All students must have an up-to-date license, clean gi and pads. Prerequisites for grading are attendance levels, knowledge of the syllabus, dojo etiquette and training at a level required for the next grade. Lastly we will inform you one or two sessions prior as to whether you can attend. Fees: £10 up-to 3rd kyu, £15 for 2nd kyu and £25 for 1st kyu.

AGM/Instructors Course 4th April 2020 Venue: Edgbarrow Leisure Centre Grant Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7HZ.

Regional Knockdown Tournament 25th April 2020 Venue: Derby College, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Derby, DE24 8PU

Annual Club Competition Late June or early July dates currently being arranged @ Docklands dojo

Summer Camp 20th – 23rd August 2020 Venue: Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX.

British Open/Cup of Europe October 3rd @ K2 Crawley http://gbkyokushinkai.com/bkk-britishopen

National Clicker Championships 28th November, @ Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury RG14 1RSn to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:
Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com

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February 2020 Newsletter 

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Dear All,

Please find below details of various events throughout the year that will be added to as the months pass by.

License Renewals: Everyone’s license runs out after 31st January and will need to be renewed on 1st February. The fee for renewal is £37/£23 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

Dates for the year so far:

Kata Course & judges course with Sensei’s Darren Stringer & Clara Akpokomua on Sunday 16th February @ Folkestone Sport Centre Trust. 11am-3pm. Radnor Park Avenue, CT19 5HX Folkestone, Kent.

National Kata Tournament 7th March 2020 Venue: Northcroft Leisure Centre Northcroft Leisure Centre, Northcroft Lane, Newbury, RG14 1RS.

Club grading dates:

Monday 23rd March @ docklands dojo 7pm Start.

Tuesday 24th March @ Ilford dojo 7:30pm Start.

AGM/Instructors Course 4th April 2020 Venue: Edgbarrow Leisure Centre Grant Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7HZ.

Regional Knockdown Tournament 25th April 2020 Venue: Derby College, The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Derby, DE24 8PU

Annual Club Competition July date to be arranged @ Docklands dojo

Summer Camp 20th – 23rd August 2020 Venue: Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX.

British Open/Cup of Europe October 3rd @ K2 Crawley http://gbkyokushinkai.com/bkk-britishopen

National Clicker Championships 28th November, @ Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury RG14 1RSn to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:


Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com

Docklands and Ilford December Newsletter 2019

Pictures L-R: Chris daCosta, Dainius Leskevicius and Lucian De Silva Mereuta. More picture are on our FB page!

Dear All, We are now well into December and only have a handful of sessions left prior to our Xmas break. As this will be the last Newsletter of the year, let me take the opportunity to thank you for your personal and public karate achievements. They are not just measured in the amount of trophies won, but more so by the development of the person both mentally and physically, so keep up the good work.

Below are the dates of our last training sessions and when we return in 2020. So, if I don’t see you, have a great festive time and see you in the New Year.

Docklands last training day Monday 16th December. Returning on Monday 6th January

Ilfords last session is Thursday 19th December. Returning Tuesday 7th January.

Just in-case you missed it, below are the placings of our fighters in the National Clicker Championships on 30th Nov:

Docklands dojo
2nd Place Neli Tsoneva (Womens High-grades)
3rd Place George Kirashvili (Mens Low-grades)

Ilford dojo:
1st Place Chris da Costa (Mens High-grades)
1st Place Dainius Leskevicius (Mens Low-grades)
2nd Place Nadera Ahmed (Womens Low-grades)
3rd Place Revinder Dhaliwal & Lucian De Silva Mereuta (Team event, boys high-grades)
3rd place ilford adult team

Special Award:
Boys Most Spirited Fighter: Lucian De Silva Mereuta

Google Rating: It has come to my notice that there have been some tactical reviews of our dojos by people not attending. Can I ask that you search for docklands Kyokushinkai Karate Club or Ilford Kyokushin karate club on google and as actual attendees, give your honest assessments. Jag has kindly flagged this up and contacted google.

License Renewals

The fee for renewal is £35/£21 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Dates: Docklands grading Monday 9/12/2019 & Ilford grading Tues 10/12/2019

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:
Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com

2019 Clicker Championship Results

Dainius Leskevicius of Ilford dojo with Steve Arneil 10th dan

Well done and thanks to the Docklands and Ilford students who took part in the B.K.K Clicker Championship at the weekend.  We didn’t get some of the decisions that we deserved, but that is the nature of the beast, so always strive to be even more superior to your opponent to compensate for these situations. We had our lowest ever number of students take part, but still came away with some good wins and even more important, the experience of challenging yourself and taking part!

Docklands dojo

2nd Place              Neli Tsoneva (Womens High-grades)

3rd Place               George Kirashvili (Mens Low-grades)

Ilford dojo:

1st Place               Chris da Costa (Mens High-grades)

1st Place               Dainius Leskevicius (Mens Low-grades)

2nd Place              Nadera Ahmed (Womens Low-grades)

3rd Place               Revinder Dhaliwal & Lucian De Silva Mereuta (Team event, boys high-grades)

Special Award:

Boys Most Spirited Fighter: Lucian De Silva Mereuta

Senpai Keyvan Chegini Jatinder Dhaliwal & Jag Sandhu took part and performed very well, but were not placed this time. Thanks Also to our dojo members officiating as Referees: Shihan Maria, Sensei Alex & senpai Clifford

Docklands and Ilford karate Newsletter November 2019

Dear All, Its November already and are now working our way towards the next club gradings and last tournaments of the year. Our National Championship is the last of the year and the big one with over 300 competitors for the last 2yrs so do participate if possible and help yourself and your dojo to improve and achieve. I will be emailing consent forms.


In preparation for the Championship, I am as chief referee running a course for aspiring and current officials. Details below. This is open to adult brown belts and above!

Club gradings

Monday 9th December 7pm start @ Docklands dojo

Tuesday  10th December 7:30pm start @ Ilford dojo

Students must have and up-to-date license,  clean gi and pads. Fee £10 upto 3rd kyu. 2nd kyu £20 & 1st Kyu £25.

Students will be informed whether or not they can attend 1 or 2 sessions prior! Normal training will happen whilst the grading is being conducted.

Google Rating: It has come to my notice that there have been some tactical reviews of our dojos by people not attending. Can I ask that you search for docklands Kyokushinkai Karate Club or Ilford Kyokushinkai karate club on google and as actual attendees, give your honest assessments. Jag has kindly flagged this up and contacted google.

Sunday 10th November @ Dunmow is a fundraising competition for juniors & adults fighting clicker & kyokushin junior rules! We will be supporting this event, so make it known if you can take part.

Saturday 30th November, National Clicker Championships@ Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury RG14 1RSn to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:


Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com