ALL Malta JKA Winter Championships 2024

ALL Malta JKA Winter Championships 2024

De La Salle College,

JKA WF Malta would like to announce that the ALL Malta JKA Winter Championships shall be held on Sunday 28th January 2024 at De La Salle College

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28 January 2024
JKA WF Malta’s first Winter Kangeiko – January 2024

JKA WF Malta’s first Winter Kangeiko – January 2024

St. Ignatius College, Handaq Secondary School,

Between the 5th and 7th January 2024, JKA WF Malta held its first Winter Kangeiko. Kangeiko is a Japanese Budo Tradition - training in the early morning during the coldest time of the year. The purpose of Kangeiko is to begin the New Year by challenging oneself, waking up early in the morning to train in cold weather, to set the same spirit of commitment for Training throughout the rest of the year.

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05 January 2024
Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA Headquarters Instructor for the first time in Malta

Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA Headquarters Instructor for the first time in Malta

It is with great pleasure to announce that JKA WF Malta shall be hosting Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA Headquarters Instructor for the first time in Malta between 24th and 26th November 2023. Please contact us for more information on [email protected] or on WhatsApp+356 7929 1663

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24 November 2023
Instructors Class 2023 October 7th

Instructors Class 2023 October 7th

St. Ignatius College, Handaq Secondary School,

Instructors' Class on 30th September will be at Handaq dojo @ st ignatius college from 6pm till 7.30pm. Kihon and Kata Kanku Dai will be the topics covered.
Instructors / anyone interested is welcome to join

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07 October 2023
JKA WF MALTA Summer Camp 2023

JKA WF MALTA Summer Camp 2023

JKA WF MALTA would like to present Karate Summer Camp 2023, on Saturday 26th August from 10am till 8:30pm. The camp will involve Karate activities spanning throughout the whole day!

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26 August 2023
Kumite National Training – 29th July 2023

Kumite National Training – 29th July 2023

Mcast Paola,

Kumite National training session to be held on July 29th 2023, organised by JKA WF MALTA.

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29 July 2023
Instructors Class – 24th June 2023

Instructors Class – 24th June 2023

On 24th June at 18:00 there will be Instructors Class at MCAST for Instructors and anyone who might wish to help with Instruction in the future.
Session will be focused on Kihon and Tekki Katas 1,2,3.

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24 June 2023
Kumite National Training – 27th May 2023

Kumite National Training – 27th May 2023

Kumite National training session to be held on May 27th 2023, organised by JKA WF MALTA.

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27 May 2023
Another 2 JKA WF MALTA members train in Japan – May 2023

Another 2 JKA WF MALTA members train in Japan – May 2023

May 2023, 2 of our JKA WF Malta members have been training in Japan during their special Honeymoon

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01 May 2023
JKA WF Malta Kyu Examinations – Day 2

JKA WF Malta Kyu Examinations – Day 2

St. Ignatius College, Handaq Secondary School,

JKA WF Malta Kyu Examinations – Day 2 – Congratulations to JKA Rendōkan Dojo and JKA Kenshinkan - 日本空手協会 拳心館 Dojo students for successfully passing your examinations!

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29 April 2023
JKA WF Malta Kyu Examinations – Day 1

JKA WF Malta Kyu Examinations – Day 1

Mcast Paola,

JKA WF Malta Kyu Examinations - Day 1 - Congratulations to JKA Yuushinkan Dojo and JKA Nakama Dojo students for successfully passing your examinations!

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28 April 2023
8 JKA WF Malta Members at the Dusseldorf Kata Spezial training seminar

8 JKA WF Malta Members at the Dusseldorf Kata Spezial training seminar

8 JKA WF Malta Members @ the Dusseldorf Kata Spezial training seminar, with JKA Headquarters Instructors Okuma Sensei and Igarashi Sensei - Germany. We would like to thank Dojo Yamato Düsseldorf e.V. for your kind hospitality

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21 April 2023
JKA WF MALTA Instructors class 13th April 2023

JKA WF MALTA Instructors class 13th April 2023

Mcast Paola,

Instructors class being organized by JKA WF MALTA for JKA members who currently teach or for those interested to help in teaching in the future. Event to be held Thursday 13th April at MCAST Paola at 7pm.

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13 April 2023
4 JKA WF Malta members at the international JKA Karate seminar held in Inverigo, Como.

4 JKA WF Malta members at the international JKA Karate seminar held in Inverigo, Como.

On the 25th and 26th of March, 4 JKA WF Malta members participated in the international JKA Karate seminar held in Inverigo, in the province of Como.

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25 March 2023
JKA WF MALTA – November Grading
03 November 2022
JKA WF MALTA Members Complete First Aid Course

JKA WF MALTA Members Complete First Aid Course

Last Sunday 23rd October 2022, 12 members from JKA WF MALTA have completed the First Aid Course led by Ms. Danika Formosa, First Aid and CPR instructor. For JKA WF MALTA, maintaining health and safety at all times is of utmost importance. A standard brought about by our members’ sterling commitment to ensuring a safe environment with diligent and timely first aid responders in case of eventual emergency. JKA WF MALTA would like to thank Mr. Shaun Mawdsley from Malta Red Cross for the organisation of the course, and The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector for sponsoring this course.

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23 October 2022
JKA Dan & Licenses Exam Results

JKA Dan & Licenses Exam Results

National Sports School, Malta,

On the 31st July, JKA WF Malta organised JKA Dan and Judge and Instructor Qualification Licence examinations, carried out by Japanese Instructor Naito Takeshi Sensei, 8th Dan JKA WF Italia National Representative, at the end of the International JKA Gasshuku in Malta . All 23 JKA WF Malta members successfully passed their Shodan, Nidan and Sandan black belt examinations and 5 members also successfully achieved their Instructor and Judge Licences. Sandan Examinations - 3rd Dan Robert Vella Colton Grech Darmanin Darren Bianco Claudio Paris Graziella Rocco Luke Rocco Nidan Examinations - 2nd Dan Ezio Buffa Giovanni Zarb Jurgen Curmi Rowinda […]

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31 July 2022
JKA WF MALTA – 1st International JKA Gasshuku – July 2022

JKA WF MALTA – 1st International JKA Gasshuku – July 2022

National Sports School, Malta,

JKA WF MALTA - 1st International JKA Gasshuku - July 2022On the 30th and 31st July, JKA WF Malta held their first International JKA Gasshuku at the National Sports School in Pembroke, greatly anticipated by all after a two-year long wait due to the global pandemic. Training was conducted by world renowned guest Instructor Naito Takeshi sensei, 8th Dan JKA Instructor and National Chief of JKA WF Italy.Over 100 adults and children - all JKA members - participated with great energy and enthusiasm throughout the seminar despite the intense summer heat and humidity.Training covered basic JKA Kihon fundamentals, Idou kihon […]

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31 July 2022
July 30/31; Gasshuku with renowned Sensei Takeshi Naito (8th Dan JKA)

July 30/31; Gasshuku with renowned Sensei Takeshi Naito (8th Dan JKA)

JKA WF Malta, in its capacity as the official national representative of JKA in Malta, is very proud to announce that it will be hosting Sensei Takeshi Naito 8th Dan JKA during the last week of July. Sensei Naito, who is chief instructor of JKA Italy, will be holding a seminar on the 30th and 31st of July at the National Sports School in Pembroke. The seminar will be open to all Karate practitioners. Those interested in attending this event or looking for more information should contact JKA WF Malta by:Sending an email on: [email protected] / Phone on +356 7929 1663You can […]

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30 July 2022
JKA WF MALTA – July Grading
14 July 2022
Introducing JKA WF MALTA, previously known as JKA MALTA SKA

Introducing JKA WF MALTA, previously known as JKA MALTA SKA

It is with great pleasure that we reintroduce JKA WF MALTA, (previously known as JKA MALTA SKA), whose sole aim is to  promote JKA - Japan Karate Association - principles based on Japanese culture and mentality, as well as Lifelong learning for all members of society.With JKA organisations being present in almost every country worldwide, being part of JKA offers exceptional learning opportunities and experiences for all its international members, including teaching from JKA Licenced instructors locally and also direct learning with Japanese Instructors from JKA Headquarters in Tokyo.Currently there are 5 dojos (clubs) present locally in Paola, Handaq, Zejtun, […]

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12 January 2022
[Announcement] JKA Honbu Dojo – Change of Training Venue for Summer

[Announcement] JKA Honbu Dojo – Change of Training Venue for Summer

Announcement: Change of Venue Please note that as from Today, 19th July, the adult's class at JKA Honbu Dojo will now be held at St. Ignatius College, Handaq Secondary School, Ħal Qormi. This venue is more suited for Summer Training, and we will be training again at Paola (MCAST) in October. May we remind you that sessions are held every Monday and Thursday at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join us and try out this great martial art. https://goo.gl/maps/XLX3B9dwg784mFHD7

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19 July 2021
[COVID UPDATES, 6th May] – Live Training for Adults to Resume on the 24th of May

[COVID UPDATES, 6th May] – Live Training for Adults to Resume on the 24th of May

As per the latest regulations issued by the Government and Health Authorities on the 6th of May,2021, the LIVE Karate training session for ADULTS (17+) can be resumed on Monday 24th of May.Regular training will resume at the MCAST Kordin Dojo, every Monday and Thursday, Kyu Grades at 7 pm, & Black Belts at 8 pm.Unfortunately, Children's Classes can only resume after the 28th of June, so Online Lessons will still be organized by the other Dojos.We will update you with any new information, as it becomes available.Stay Safe and Healthy and Do not give up!!Oss!

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07 May 2021
[COVID UPDATES, 7th April] – Live Training Still Suspended

[COVID UPDATES, 7th April] – Live Training Still Suspended

As per the latest regulations issued by the Government and Health Authorities on the  7th of April,2021, LIVE Karate training session can NOT yet be organized. Further updates will be given after 26th April, depending on Government Announcements. We will update you with any new information, as it becomes available. Stay Safe and Healthy and Do not give up!! Oss!

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07 April 2021
[Important Notice] – REGULAR LIVE TRAINING SUSPENDED

[Important Notice] – REGULAR LIVE TRAINING SUSPENDED

Regretfully, we have been informed that All Training of Karate has to be stopped, even though we had been following the COVID19 MITIGATION Measures. The new restrictions, specifically point out, that No Group Training can take place, even if we have taken the necessary steps, and disallowed contact training for a while now. A revision of these measures will be taken on the 11th of April. As such, starting from Today, 8th March, we cannot continue with our regular Live Training Sessions at the Dojo. We will still can keep our standard by ongoing individual training and we still practice […]

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08 March 2021
Results and Closing Ceremony of FUNAKOSHI GICHIN ONLINE FESTIVAL

Results and Closing Ceremony of FUNAKOSHI GICHIN ONLINE FESTIVAL

The results of the FUNAKOSHI GICHIN ONLINE FESTIVAL have been issued and the TOP 10 results of each different Category have been  unveiled in a series of Youtube Videos on the JKA Official YouTube Channel.

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22 February 2021
Cancellation of Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament

Cancellation of Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament

Cancellation of Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament & Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Junior Karate World Championship Tournament We hope this letter finds you well. JKA HQ has decided to cancel "Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament" & "Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Junior Karate World Championship Tournament” (World cup) that was scheduled to be taken place in October 2021. Covid-19 is still running rampant globally since January 2020 and its impact has been threatening many people's lives in danger as well as hitting every activity badly. Japan, the organizer of World cup is no exception to […]

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03 February 2021
Postponement of “Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament”

Postponement of “Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament”

RE: Postponement of “Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament” Dear Sirs/Madams We must inform you that we decided “Funakoshi Gichin Cup 15th Karate World Championship Tournament” which was scheduled to be held this year from October 23rd to 25th at Takasaki Arena should be postponed until next year because there is no sign that the worldwide coronavirus pandemic is being brought under control. We understand that it is very disappointing thing for all athletes who have been trained hard and all concerned people who have prepared for long time for this event, but your understanding will be highly appreciated. We […]

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23 October 2020
Announcing FUNAKOSHI GICHIN ONLINE FESTIVAL

Announcing FUNAKOSHI GICHIN ONLINE FESTIVAL

FUNAKOSHI GICHIN ONLINE FESTIVAL (Announcement) TO All JKA members, Today, 1st October, We, JKA HQ declare that FUNAKOSHI GICHIN ONLINE FESTIVAL will be held. Please see our JKA Channel on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmA1UdAKQHseE76uYikYVuA This is “Kata” championship by online. The KATA you will perform is “TEKKI SHODAN” arranged specially for moving easily in small space. You can check the information including how to take video for participation from here: https://youtu.be/96SVkRJCtKo We expect many JKA members will participate in this championship. If you have felt bitterly disappointed for losing chance to participate in past JKA World Cups, or if you willingly want […]

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01 October 2020
12 JKA MALTA SKA Members Training in Portugal

12 JKA MALTA SKA Members Training in Portugal

In February 2020 – 12 JKA MALTA SKA Members Training with Masaaki Ueki Sensei 10th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA World Federation, Pacheco Sensei 7th Dan JKA Portugal Chief Instructor and Pula Sensei 7th Dan JKA Portugal Instructor

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20 February 2020
JKA MALTA SKA at JKA HQ Kangeiko Midwinter Training – Tokyo – Japan 2020

JKA MALTA SKA at JKA HQ Kangeiko Midwinter Training – Tokyo – Japan 2020

JKA MALTA SKA at JKA HQ Kangeiko Midwinter Training - Tokyo - Japan 2020 During the month of January, two of our JKA MALTA SKA Members Paul Falzon and Leanne Falzon participated at the Mid Winter Training at JKA Honbu for their 3rd consecutive time. For two weeks both our members were fortunate to be able to train 3 to 4 times daily with JKA Japan's most exceptional Instructors namely Ueki Shihan 10th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA WF, Ogura sensei 8th Dan JKA Director, Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA HQ instructor, Naka Sensei 7th Dan JKA HQ Instructor, Hirayama sensei 6th […]

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15 January 2020
End of the Year 2019 Special Session

End of the Year 2019 Special Session

SKA MALTA – Main Dojo, Malta
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During the 2019 End of Year special session, 150 students of all ages from MCAST, SKA Kids, Nakama, Kenshinkan and Rendokan Dojos were practicing together and harder than ever with Chief Instructor of JKA in Malta Sensei Edward Aquilina. An outstanding Karate atmosphere, created by each and every participant, was felt across the training hall marking the end of an exciting and successful year of Karate.JKA MALTA SKA would like to wish a Happy New Year to all its members, their supportive families and all our International Karate friends from all over the World!May the final training session of this […]

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19 December 2019
1st All Malta JKA National Championship

1st All Malta JKA National Championship

Highlights from the First ALL MALTA JKA National Championships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjyp-IzjwMI&fbclid=IwAR13Fpp9VL5X8TVUtx8u--Lqk-bem9d-DRmgCw2482yCpuO1ELkI09wiBqgThis festive season has been proudly marked by the beginning of the JKA National Championships in Malta, which this year has been organised by JKA MALTA SKA, and that will be held every year for all JKA Members in Malta.On behalf of our Association we would like to send our best wishes to all our Karate Friends all over the World! A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!#jka #jkamaltaska #jkamalta #jkakarate #onedirection #karatefamily 1st All Malta JKA National Championships JKA MALTA SKA are pleased to announce the ‘1st ALL MALTA JKA National Championship’ […]

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15 December 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Training in Cantu, Milan – November 2019 – Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA and Naitou Sensei 7th Dan JKA

JKA MALTA SKA Training in Cantu, Milan – November 2019 – Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA and Naitou Sensei 7th Dan JKA

JKA MALTA SKA Training in Cantu Milan Between November 15th and November 17th a record 38 Members from JKA MALTA SKA traveled to Milan with Sensei Edward Aquilina (JKA Chief Instructor of Malta) for training with the exceptional Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA HQ instructor and Naitou Sensei 7th Dan JKA Italy Chief Instructor. Kihon, Kata and Kumite training focused on proper use of the lower body with great emphasis on the hip to increase speed and power of technique. A strong and dynamic base for an even sharper and powerful technique On behalf of all our members we would […]

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23 November 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members in Belgium – November 2019 – Ueki Shihan 10th Dan JKA and Ogura Sensei 8th Dan JKA

JKA MALTA SKA Members in Belgium – November 2019 – Ueki Shihan 10th Dan JKA and Ogura Sensei 8th Dan JKA

JKA MALTA SKA Members in Belgium Between November 23rd and November 24th three JKA MALTA SKA Members traveled to Belgium to train with Ueki Shihan 10th Dan JKA WF Chief Instructor and Ogura Sensei 8th Dan JKA HQ Instructor. Another outstanding experience for the members of JKA MALTA SKA.   #jkamaltaska #jkamalta #jkakarate #alwayslearning #onedirection #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

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15 November 2019
International JKA Cup 2019 in Bottrop (Germany) by Hideo Ochi – November 2019

International JKA Cup 2019 in Bottrop (Germany) by Hideo Ochi – November 2019

Bottrop, Germany,

JKA MALTA SKA would like to congratulate 4 of its members who competed at the renowned JKA Cup in Germany that is held every year by Hideo Ochi Sensei 9th Dan JKA Germany and JKA Europe Chief Instructor.

Our members fought with pride to represent Malta and JKA MALTA SKA with Paul Falzon winning 2nd place in Men’s Kumite, Leanne Falzon 1st Place Kumite and 2nd place Kata in Females over 30, Yuki Nocilla 1st Place Female Kumite 21- 29 years category and Yanes Nocilla 2nd place in Team Kumite after being selected to fight for one of JKA Germany’s teams.

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09 November 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Grading – October 2019

JKA MALTA SKA Grading – October 2019

JKA MALTA SKA - October Grading 2019 RECORD successful 147 Examinations held @ JKA MALTA SKA Thursday evening! Starting off with Children's examination session and followed by a 2nd session for Adult Kyu and Dan Grade examinations. Congratulations to all for your exceptional performances! #hardworkpaysoff #jkakarate #jkamaltaska #commitment #onedirection #traditionalkarate #karatefamily

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31 October 2019
Karate Seminar – Shinji Akita Sensei – Report

Karate Seminar – Shinji Akita Sensei – Report

SKA MALTA – Main Dojo, Malta
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Between the 18th and 20th October, Shotokan Karate-do Association Malta hosted world-renowned Shinji Akita Sensei, 6th Dan, to lead a training seminar for the first time in Malta. Amongst the 100 Maltese participants, were also international guests from Belgium and Scotland who came to Malta specifically to join us for this special event. The three-day seminar was focused on intriguing concepts in Kihon, Kumite and Kata with special emphasis on using body biomechanics to enhance the effectiveness of technique regardless of age or gender. Akita Sensei's passion for deep technical knowledge was effortlessly conveyed to all students using simple, practical exercises that […]

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18 October 2019
Karate Seminar – Shinji Akita Sensei

Karate Seminar – Shinji Akita Sensei

SKA MALTA – Main Dojo, Malta
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With great pleasure, SKA Malta will be hosting Akita Shinji Sensei, 6th Dan, in October this year for an international seminar.The internationally acclaimed instructor started his karate journey at the age of 12 under Matsuda sensei and Aragane sensei then joined Takudai Karate Club at Takushoku University, Japan, training under Tsuyama Sensei during which period participated in JKA & JKF competitions. Later he moved to Europe, founding the Shotokan Karate-Do Association International (SKAI) where his ultimate vision is to be a platform for high standard, traditional karate regardless of gender, age, race and politics.The Seminar will be held on the […]

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18 October 2019
JKA MALTA SKA members once again training in Tokyo, Sendai – JAPAN! July – Aug 2019

JKA MALTA SKA members once again training in Tokyo, Sendai – JAPAN! July – Aug 2019

Once again, more JKA MALTA SKA Members have been Training at different Dojos in Tokyo and Sendai in JAPAN over the past 3 months @ Okuma Sensei's Dojo and Dokkyo University Karate Club, @ renowned Tohoku Fukushi University Karate Club, @ Izumiya Sensei's Jyonan shibu Shotojyuku Dojo in Sangenjaya with Chubachi Sensei, @ Kobayashi Sensei's JKA Houkukan Dojo with Miki Rebecca Nakamachi Sensei and @ JKA Headquarters with Naka Sensei, and Ogane Sensei. JKA MALTA SKA would like to thank all JKA Sensei s and Dojo Members for their constant hospitality, kindness and friendship on behalf of all our members who […]

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26 September 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members Training In Tokyo, Sendai – JAPAN! July – August 2019

JKA MALTA SKA Members Training In Tokyo, Sendai – JAPAN! July – August 2019

July - August 2019! JKA MALTA SKA Members in JAPAN! - Training for 3 weeks with Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan at Sangenjaya Jyonan shibu Shotojyuku Dojo, Imamura Sensei 7th Dan JKA at JKA Headquarters, Nakayama Sensei at Naka Sensei's Taishijuku Branch Dojo - Tokyo and Goukon Sensei 7th Dan JKA at Izumikamo Branch Dojo in Sendai Prefecture. On behalf of JKA MALTA SKA, we would like to thank all Japanese Instructors and Dojo members for their exceptional kindness, friendship, hospitality and for always welcoming all our members during their stay in Japan!

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29 July 2019
SKA Malta Members in UK, July 2019

SKA Malta Members in UK, July 2019

A great experience for SKA members having the opportunity to participate in an intensive 3 day Karate training camp delivered by Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan, Chairman and chief instructor to the Academy of Shotokan Karate (ASK), and Sensei Paul Herbert 6th Dan, Chief instructor and founder at Kiryoku Shotokan Karate Dojo (affiliated to ASK), both having direct link with the late, ever-so inspirational Keinosuke Enoeda Sensei 9th Dan. Karate felt most alive in Sensei Hazard and Sensei Herbert unique way of teaching, through years of practice and authentic life experience. The seminar was packed with highly technical advice targeted […]

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05 July 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members training at Annual International S. Miyazaki Stage in GHENT Belgium

JKA MALTA SKA Members training at Annual International S. Miyazaki Stage in GHENT Belgium

JKA MALTA SKA members training at the Annual International S. Miyazaki Stage in GHENT Belgium - with Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan JKA HQ Instructor, Ohta Sensei 7th Dan JKA England Chief Instructor, Okuma Sensei 6th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and Thomas Schulze Sensei 6th Dan DJKB Germany National Team Coach. On behalf of JKA MALTA SKA we would like to thank JKA Belgium for their hospitality and also Sawada Sensei, who was present throughout the seminar for his inspirational determination and kindness. JKA MALTA SKA members Sensei Paul Falzon, Leanne Falzon, Graziella Rocco and Luke Rocco with Izumiya Sensei 7th […]

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28 June 2019
JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla training with Kobayashi Sensei 7th Dan

JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla training with Kobayashi Sensei 7th Dan

JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla currently in Japan training with Kobayashi Sensei 7th Dan @ JKA Houkukan! JKA MALTA SKA would like to thank Kobayashi Sensei and all members at JKA Houkukan for their hospitality and training experience. 稽古に参加させて頂き、おもてなしをして下さった日本空手協会邦空館の小林先生、そして皆さん本当にありがとうございました。 JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla @JKA HOUKUKAN Tokyo, Japan - 25th June 2019 JKA MALTA SKA Member Yuki Nocilla with Miki Rebecca Nakamachi Sensei, currently training for the upcoming All Japan Championships in July! JKA MALTA SKA Member Yuki Nocilla with Kobayashi Sensei 7th Dan JKA Headquarters Instructor Dinner after Training with Kobayashi Sensei!

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24 June 2019
JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla training with Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan

JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla training with Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan

JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla Training with the superb Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor & JKA World Kumite Champion @Jyonan shibu Shotojyuku Dojo, Tokyou Japan. We sincerely thank Chuubachi Sensei and all Shotojyuku members always for their outstanding hospitality, friendship and great training experience for all our visiting members. いつも我々のメンバーを快く稽古に参加させて頂き、ありがとうございます!またよろしくお願いします! JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla with Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor2 JKA MALTA SKA member Yuki Nocilla with Chubachi Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor2 JKA-MALTA-SKA-member-Yuki-Nocilla-with-Chubachi-Sensei-5th-Dan-JKA-HQ-Instructor

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24 June 2019
JKA MALTA SKA competing at 4th Torneo Columbus Cup 1492 vs South America

JKA MALTA SKA competing at 4th Torneo Columbus Cup 1492 vs South America

Between 8th and 9th June 2019, 10 JKA MALTA SKA members together with Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina - 5th Dan JKA, participated in exceptional Training sessions led by Yoshizo Machida Sensei 8th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA Brazil (Father of the famous Lyoto and Chinzo Machida), Mitsuo Inoue Sensei 8th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA South America and Takeshi Naito Sensei 7th Dan Chief Instructor of JKA Italy. 2 members from each country including Sensei Paul Falzon and senpai Yuki Nocilla from JKA MALTA SKA, were also selected to participate in a Friendly competition between competitors from Italy, Malta, […]

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08 June 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Training Camp – Malta

JKA MALTA SKA Training Camp – Malta

Between the 18th and 19th of May 2019, JKA MALTA SKA held its Annual Spring Training Camp with record participation of over 100 members from SKA MCAST Paola, Tarxien SKA Kids, SKA Nakama, SKA Ghaxaq and SKA Kenshinkan Branch Dojos. Training was led by JKA MALTA SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA. Dynamic sessions were focussed on developing effectiveness in fundamental Kihon, overlapping into Ippon and Jiyu Kumite combinations and ultimately applying the same mental intent concepts into Kata. Referee and Main Judge sessions were also held for all grades to enable standardisation, continued improvement in experience […]

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18 May 2019
SKA MALTA – Grading

SKA MALTA – Grading

We would like to congratulate all of our members who successfully passed their Kyu Grading and a special congratulations to Senpai Abigail Bezzina and Senpai Jurgen Curmi who showed exceptional spirit and technique to achieve the special rank of Shodan - First Dan Black Belt. A special event for all 152 members who were present from MCAST Paola Branch, Tarxien SKA Kids, SKA Nakama, SKA Ghaxaq and Handaq SKA Kenshinkan Dojos. Beginners' sessions shall be starting soon. Anyone interested can contact us via email or facebook. Proud moment for New JKA MALTA SKA Shodans - senpai Abigail Bezzina and senpai […]

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16 May 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members Training in Paris – May 2019

JKA MALTA SKA Members Training in Paris – May 2019

JKA MALTA SKA Members training in Paris with Sensei Jean Philippe Leon 6th Dan @ JKA Shotokan Paris 15 and Sensei Frederic Grosjean 5th Dan JKA @ Cercle Parisien Shotokan. JKA MALTA SKA sincerely thank Sensei Jean-Philippe Leon, Sensei Frederic Grosjean and all their members for their friendship and the special training opportunity given to our members. Oss!

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10 May 2019
Sensei Shimizu Keigo 5th Dan JKA Germany visits JKA MALTA SKA – April 2019

Sensei Shimizu Keigo 5th Dan JKA Germany visits JKA MALTA SKA – April 2019

On behalf of all members of JKA MALTA SKA, We would like to sincerely thank Shimizu Keigo Sensei, 5th Dan JKA Germany, for his kindness in offering his time to visit us during his holiday in Malta

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26 April 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members in Cantu, Milan – March 2019 – with Oishi Sensei, 9th Dan JKA

JKA MALTA SKA Members in Cantu, Milan – March 2019 – with Oishi Sensei, 9th Dan JKA

JKA MALTA SKA Members in Cantu, Milan - March 2019 JKA MALTA SKA Members in Cantu, Milan - March 2019 - Training with Oishi Sensei, 9th Dan JKA,  Headquarters Vice Chief Executive and several times All Japan Kumite Champion  and  Naito Sensei, 8th Dan JKA, JKA Italy Chief Instructor. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 20%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */  

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16 March 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members Featuring on top JKA Japan KURO-OBI Channel during the Kangeiko Celebration Ceremony at JKA Headquarters – Tokyo – January 2019

JKA MALTA SKA Members Featuring on top JKA Japan KURO-OBI Channel during the Kangeiko Celebration Ceremony at JKA Headquarters – Tokyo – January 2019

JKA MALTA SKA Members sensei Paul Falzon and senpai Leanne Falzon at JKA Headquarters 2019 Kan-geiko Celebration Ceremony in Tokyo! #JKAKarate #AuthenticKarate #JKAMALTASKA #TrueKarateFamily #かんぱい! OSS!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSY63qR0M6c

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21 January 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Members Featuring on top JKA Japan KURO-OBI Channel during Winter Training Kangeiko – Tokyo – January 2019

JKA MALTA SKA Members Featuring on top JKA Japan KURO-OBI Channel during Winter Training Kangeiko – Tokyo – January 2019

JKA MALTA SKA members sensei Paul Falzon and senpai Leanne Falzon at Winter Training Kan-geiko in Tokyo featuring on top JKA Japan KURO OBI Channel

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21 January 2019
2nd JKA MALTA SKA Members’ Participation at JKA Headquarters Kangeiko 2019 – Tokyo

2nd JKA MALTA SKA Members’ Participation at JKA Headquarters Kangeiko 2019 – Tokyo

2nd JKA MALTA SKA members' participation at Special Winter Kan-Geiko and Training for 2 weeks at JKA Headquarters, Sangen-jaya and Akabane reknowned Dojos in Tokyo, Japan - January 2019.

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21 January 2019
JKA MALTA SKA Featuring on Maltese TV Programme

JKA MALTA SKA Featuring on Maltese TV Programme

JKA MALTA SKA clearly distinguishes itself from Sport Karate in its Traditional Direction emanating from the high standards expected of authentic JKA Japan Karate.

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10 January 2019
Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a successful New Training Year 2019. Oss!

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a successful New Training Year 2019. Oss!

To all our Karate Friends all over the World! Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a successful New Training Year! OSS!

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25 December 2018
RECORD participation of 130 JKA MALTA SKA Members at a Special 2018 End of Year Event this week!

RECORD participation of 130 JKA MALTA SKA Members at a Special 2018 End of Year Event this week!

RECORD participation of 130 JKA MALTA SKA Members at a Special 2018 End of Year Event this week!

A truly Impressive performance was demonstrated by all 106 JKA MALTA SKA students who successfully passed their grading examination by Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA.

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20 December 2018
JKA MALTA SKA at JKA Christmas Camp – La Roche-Sur-Yon, France – December 2018

JKA MALTA SKA at JKA Christmas Camp – La Roche-Sur-Yon, France – December 2018

Between the 14th and 16th December 2018 JKA MALTA SKA members senpai Graziella Rocco and senpai Luke Rocco participated in the renowned JKA Christmas Camp at La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Training was held over 3 days and led by the exceptional Naka Sensei 8th Dan JKA HQ Instructor, Kurihara Sensei 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and Daniel Lautier Sensei 7th Dan JKA. A yearly international event with a special atmosphere, not to be missed!

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14 December 2018
JKA MALTA SKA in Italy November 2018 with a record 44 of its members

JKA MALTA SKA in Italy November 2018 with a record 44 of its members

JKA MALTA SKA in Italy this week, taking a record 44 of its members with JKA MALTA SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina 5th Dan JKA - for training with Top Japanese Instructors, Izumiya Sensei 7th Dan -JKA Headquarters Instructor - and Naito Sensei 7th Dan - JKA Italy Chief Instructor.

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24 November 2018
SKA MALTA weekend training with Sensei Paul Herbert from UK

SKA MALTA weekend training with Sensei Paul Herbert from UK

SKA MALTA weekend training with Sensei Paul Herbert from UK - a prominent and exceptional instructor with direct Shotokan lineage from Japanese Instructor Enoeda Sensei, and also several times Kata and Kumite Champion.

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01 November 2018
JKA MALTA SKA at Liverpool Red Triangle Dojo – September 2018

JKA MALTA SKA at Liverpool Red Triangle Dojo – September 2018

September 2018 - Sensei David Salem Rizzo 3rd Dan JKA and senpai Michelle Salem Rizzo 2nd Dan JKA, visit the famous Red Triangle Dojo in Liverpool to train with world reknowned Instructors Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan KUGB and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan KUGB.

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01 September 2018
JKA MALTA SKA Completes First Aid Course

JKA MALTA SKA Completes First Aid Course

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From left to right; Slobodan Venčelovski, Dejan Venčelovski, Graziella Rocco, Luke Rocco, Daryl Farrugia, Dylan Deguara, Abigail Bezzina, Sensei David Salem Rizzo, Maria Darmanin, Ezio Buffa, Colton Micallef, Melaine Darmanin, Darren Cilia, Sandro Brincat, Charmaine Cilia, Mnatsakan Nahapetyan, Sylvia Bugeja, Michael Vassallo, Darren Bianco, Sensei Paul Falzon. Members not in the photo; Mario Axisa and Nathanael Falzon JKA MALTA SKA would like to congratulate 22 members for successfully completing a First Aid Course led by Mr James Bonnici, Emergency First Response Instructor. For JKA MALTA SKA, maintaining health and safety at all times is of utmost importance. A standard brought […]

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09 August 2018
JKA MALTA SKA training in Scotland JKA Dojos – August 2018

JKA MALTA SKA training in Scotland JKA Dojos – August 2018

JKA MALTA SKA - Black belt Darren Bianco training with Sensei John Hazel 5th Dan JKA WF Scotland and Sensei Jim Murray 5th Dan JKA Scotland during his August holiday in Scotland.

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01 August 2018
JKA MALTA SKA training at KUGB Red Triangle Dojo, Liverpool – July 2018

JKA MALTA SKA training at KUGB Red Triangle Dojo, Liverpool – July 2018

JKA MALTA SKA Brown Belt - Jurgen Curmi - training with Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan KUGB and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan KUGB at World Famous Red Triangle Dojo whilst on holiday in Liverpool.

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17 July 2018
JKA MALTA SKA Chief Instructor – Sensei Edward Aquilina’s Special 50th Birthday Celebration – 16th July 2018

JKA MALTA SKA Chief Instructor – Sensei Edward Aquilina’s Special 50th Birthday Celebration – 16th July 2018

JKA MALTA SKA Members after a special and challenging Karate training session. JKA MALTA SKA would like to send its best wishes to Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA, who celebrated his special 50th Birthday with a very special, challenging and physically demanding training session amidst our mid-July heat wave! Congratulations and cheers to many more years of Karate yet to come! Oss! JKA MALTA SKA Members presenting their gifts to their Sensei.

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16 July 2018
JKA Malta SKA Training Camp – 23rd – 25th March 2018

JKA Malta SKA Training Camp – 23rd – 25th March 2018

JKA Malta SKA is organising the annual training camp - 23rd to 25th March 2018 - at the Archbishop's Seminary, Rabat, Malta. Join JKA Malta SKA for a weekend full of Karate training, Karate discussions, and fun times together. Special instruction by JKA Malta Chief Instructor, Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan (JKA WF).

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23 March 2018
2nd JKA MALTA SKA Annual Training Camp – March 2018

2nd JKA MALTA SKA Annual Training Camp – March 2018

JKA MALTA SKA Annual Training Camp - March 2018 JKA MALTA SKA Members with Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA - 3rd Day End of Training Camp Between the 22nd and the 24th of March 2018,  60 JKA MALTA SKA members participated in the 2nd Annual JKA MALTA SKA Training Camp 2018, this year also joined by Karatekas from the Belgian WSKF Karate Association. Several training sessions were carried out over 3 days and led by JKA MALTA SKA's Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA. All participants underwent specific training targeted for all to exert themselves to […]

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23 March 2018
JKA MALTA SKA Training in Cantu, Milan – March 2018 – Oishi Sensei 9th Dan JKA, Naito Sensei 8th Dan JKA

JKA MALTA SKA Training in Cantu, Milan – March 2018 – Oishi Sensei 9th Dan JKA, Naito Sensei 8th Dan JKA

Between the 15th and 18th of March 2018, 6 JKA MALTA SKA Members accompanied Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, 5th Dan JKA for Special Training in Cantu, Italy.  Training was led by JKA HQ's Vice Chief Executive and several times All Japan Kumite Champion Oishi Sensei, 9th Dan as well as JKA Italy's Chief Instructor Naito Sensei, 8th Dan JKA.

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15 March 2018
JKA MALTA SKA Members in Japan – Miyagi, Tokyo, Kyoto – 2018

JKA MALTA SKA Members in Japan – Miyagi, Tokyo, Kyoto – 2018

JKA MALTA SKA Members in Japan - Miyagi, Tokyo, Kyoto - 2018 JKA MALTA SKA members at Naka Sensei's Dojo - 2018   Between the 5th and the 26th of February 2018, 3 JKA MALTA SKA members senpai Yanes Nocilla, 2nd Dan JKA, senpai Yuki Fujita 2nd Dan JKA and Ezio Buffa 1st Dan JKA travelled to Japan for training with some of Japan's most renowned JKA Karate Instructors.   On arrival, they joined another 2 of our members, Sensei Paul Falzon 3rd Dan JKA and senpai Leanne Falzon 2nd Dan JKA, who had been in Tokyo training for 2 weeks. All […]

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05 February 2018
JKA MALTA SKA Members at Winter Training Kangeiko 2018, LIMBURG, Germany

JKA MALTA SKA Members at Winter Training Kangeiko 2018, LIMBURG, Germany

During the month of January, 2 SKA Members, Clayton Scerri and Janice Scerri, travelled to Germany to participate at Sensei Shinji Akita's Winter Training - KANGEIKO 2018 -in the beautiful city of Limburg.

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19 January 2018
JKA MALTA SKA Members Training in JAPAN, January – February 2018

JKA MALTA SKA Members Training in JAPAN, January – February 2018

On the 18th of January, 2 JKA MALTA SKA Members, Sensei Paul Falzon and Senpai Leanne Falzon, travelled to Japan for a challenging 3 week training experience at several of the most renowned dojos in the World, amongst them, the JKA Headquarters in Tokyo.

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18 January 2018
JKA MALTA SKA celebrate 2017 with Special End of Year Demonstration

JKA MALTA SKA celebrate 2017 with Special End of Year Demonstration

On the 21st of December, JKA MALTA SKA celebrated the end of a successful 2017 with a Special End of Year Demonstration. The event was held at the MCAST Upper Gym with SKA members from Paola, Handaq Kenshinkan and Tarxien Nakama Children and Adult Clubs performing to the spirited beats of a live guest performance by the Tama Tnabar Band, a voluntary association empowering people with various difficulties to succeed holistically in Society.

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21 December 2017
SKA MALTA acquires New Title -JKA MALTA SKA- following Prestigious International Recognition by the JKA Headquarters in Tokyo

SKA MALTA acquires New Title -JKA MALTA SKA- following Prestigious International Recognition by the JKA Headquarters in Tokyo

National Maltese Karate Association - SKA MALTA - is proud to announce its now official, International Registration as 'JKA MALTA SKA' by the JKA - Japan Karate Association Headquarters in Tokyo, the highest Karate Authority in Japan and Worldwide.

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02 December 2017
EXCELLENT RESULTS for SKA-MALTA Competitors in Vieste, Italy, August 2017

EXCELLENT RESULTS for SKA-MALTA Competitors in Vieste, Italy, August 2017

Between the 25th and the 29th of August 2017, 29 SKA-MALTA members attended the International JKA Italy Gasshuku in Vieste, accompanying SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, with so far, the biggest number of SKA Maltese Representatives participating abroad.

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25 August 2017
SKA MALTA in Japan, July 2017

SKA MALTA in Japan, July 2017

In Summer of 2017, SKA Sensei David Salem Rizzo 3rd Dan and Senpai Michelle Salem Rizzo 2nd Dan, travelled to Tokyo, Japan for a unique Honeymoon Training Holiday, an excellent opportunity to train with the world's most renowned Japanese Karate Instructors.

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09 July 2017
SKA MALTA in Belgium, July 2017

SKA MALTA in Belgium, July 2017

Over the past weeks, SKA Black Belts Luke Rocco and Graziella Rocco, travelled to Belgium to participate in the ‘24th International JKA Stage Sensei Miyazaki‘ and for training at local Belgian Shotokan Karate Dojos.

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30 June 2017
SKA MALTA Training in BARCELONA, Spain, June 2017

SKA MALTA Training in BARCELONA, Spain, June 2017

On Monday 26th June 2017, 2 SKA Members Sensei Keith Falzon and Kyu grade Kimberly Borg joined Shotokan Mu-Shin Dojo in Barcelona, Spain to train with reknowned instructor Sensei Domingo Sanchez Perez.

Training was based on fundamental Kihon leading onto one step Kumite and Kata. Sensei Domingo Sanchez Perez, the Chief Instructor, and also Kumite and Kata Champion in the recent past, constantly displayed powerful dynamic technique and whose students also demonstrated exceptional Budo Karate Spirit.

SKA would like to thank Sensei Domingo Sanchez Perez and Shotokan Karate-Do Mushin Dojo for their hospitality, Karate Spirit and friendship, and for giving our members a remarkable opportunity to join in training, with hoping to meet you all again the near future.

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26 June 2017
SKA MALTA Training at World-Renowned Top Dojos in Japan! June 2017

SKA MALTA Training at World-Renowned Top Dojos in Japan! June 2017

Between the 11th and 20th June, two of our SKA Members travelled from Malta to Tokyo for training with some of the World’s most reknowned JKA Japanese Instructors at Top Dojos in Japan.

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11 June 2017
SKA MALTA – Training with ASK, West Sussex, UK, June 2017

SKA MALTA – Training with ASK, West Sussex, UK, June 2017

Over the past weeks SKA Black Belt, Sensei Kenneth Farrugia, travelled to West Sussex, UK, for training with highly esteemed instructors Sensei Paul Herbert and Sensei Jess Lavender, from yet another prestigious Shotokan Karate Association in UK – the ASK- Academy of Shotokan Karate.

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07 June 2017
SKA KYU Grading, March 2017

SKA KYU Grading, March 2017

On Thursday 29th March 2017, 44 SKA members underwent a grading examination by SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, Sensei Kenneth Farrugia, Sensei David Salem Rizzo, Sensei Keith Falzon and Sensei Paul Falzon.

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29 March 2017
SKA Malta in Cantu, Milan, March 2017

SKA Malta in Cantu, Milan, March 2017

On Friday the 17th March 2017, 12 SKA Black Belts and 2 SKA Brown Belts accompanied SKA Chief Instructor, Sensei Edward Aquilina to the International JKA Gasshuku held in Cantu, Milan.

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17 March 2017
SKA Malta in PORTUGAL, March 2017

SKA Malta in PORTUGAL, March 2017

During the 2nd week of March, two SKA Black Belts Luke Rocco and Graziella Rocco travelled to Portugal to particpate in a 9 day Training Seminar, between the 11th and 19th of March, with one of the most superb and charismatic JKA Japan Headquarters Instructor, Sensei Tatsuya Naka 7th Dan JKA.

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11 March 2017
SKA Training Camp – 24th, 25th & 26th February 2017

SKA Training Camp – 24th, 25th & 26th February 2017

SKA is pleased to announce the First Training Camp for 2017, this coming weekend at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Rabat. Five training sessions will be held over the three days, covering Kihon, Kata and Kumite. Social events will also follow every evening, not to be missed!

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24 February 2017
SKA February Training Camp, 24th – 26th February 2017

SKA February Training Camp, 24th – 26th February 2017

With a successful start to the New year calendar, an outstanding number of SKA members gathered to participate in the first SKA Training Camp, another major highlight for 2017. The event was held over 3 days between the 24th and 26th of February at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Rabat.

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24 February 2017
Top Japanese Karateka welcomed back to SKA, February 2017

Top Japanese Karateka welcomed back to SKA, February 2017

It is with great pleasure for SKA to introduce and once again formally welcome top JKF Kumite Competitor and 2015's JKA Germany Kumite champion to Malta; our highly esteemed guest, Ms Yuki Fujita.

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18 February 2017
SKA International Karate Friendships 2016

SKA International Karate Friendships 2016

Passion for True Karate colours everything it touches, a feeling shared worldwide by all who eagerly devote themselves in the search for real Karate, who thirst to discover, who constantly strive to experience true Karate attitude and spirit. A bond that has established sincere friendships no matter the origin, no matter the differences.

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31 December 2016
SKA at First JKA Gasshuku in Greece, December 2016

SKA at First JKA Gasshuku in Greece, December 2016

On Thursday 8th December, SKA Black Belts set off to yet another Training destination, this time to participate in JKA WF Hellas' first official JKA Gasshuku in Athens, Greece.

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08 December 2016
SKA in Liverpool, November 2016

SKA in Liverpool, November 2016

On the 21st November 2016, SKA Black Belt Sensei Keith Falzon, flew to the UK, for a week of hard training at two of Britain's strongest KUGB Clubs in Liverpool

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21 November 2016
SKA at International Gasshuku in Cantu’, Milan; November 2016

SKA at International Gasshuku in Cantu’, Milan; November 2016

On Friday the 11th November 2016, 6 SKA Black Belts accompanied SKA Chief Instructor, Sensei Edward Aquilina to the International JKA Gasshuku held in Cantu, Milan.

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11 November 2016
SKA – Malta wins Gold at JKA Italy National Championships

SKA – Malta wins Gold at JKA Italy National Championships

On Sunday 30th October 2016, 4 SKA Athletes were invited, by JKA Italy's Chief Instructor Sensei Takeshi Naito, to participate in the 7th Annual JKA Italy National Championships which this year took place in Maranello, the beautiful city of Ferrari in Bologna.

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30 October 2016
Shotokan Karate-Do Association Grading Examination, September 2016

Shotokan Karate-Do Association Grading Examination, September 2016

On Thursday 29th September, 31 SKA members underwent a special grading examination by SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, Sensei Kenneth Farrugia and Sensei David Salem Rizzo.

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29 September 2016
SKA Black Belt and Kyu Grade Examination, September 2016

SKA Black Belt and Kyu Grade Examination, September 2016

On Thursday 29th September, 30 members from SKA Malta will be undergoing a grading examination to advance in their Belt level. This is a special Association Grading date as Leanne Grech and Christina Desira shall be going for their 2nd Dan Examination, whilst Keith Falzon and Paul Falzon will also be going for their 3rd Dan Examination. We wish all our students the best of luck and an excellent performance.

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29 September 2016
Guest Japanese Karateka training at SKA Malta, 2016

Guest Japanese Karateka training at SKA Malta, 2016

It is with great pleasure for SKA to introduce and formally welcome our highly esteemed guest, Ms Yuki Fujita. At only 22 years of age, Ms Fujita, has already gained many Kumite Championship titles locally in Japan and also became JKA Germany's Kumite Champion in April 2015.

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30 August 2016
25 SKA Athletes in preparation for visit to JKA Italy, August 2016

25 SKA Athletes in preparation for visit to JKA Italy, August 2016

On Friday 26th August 2016, 25 SKA athletes will be heading to Vieste, Italy, together with SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina for 3 days of intensive training with JKA Italy. Instruction will be headed by Sensei Takeshi Naito 7th Dan, JKA Italy's Chief Instructor and Head Coach for the Italian National Squad, and Sensei Masao Kawasoe 7th Dan, JKA England and Scotland Chief Instructor.

All SKA Athletes are enthusiastically awaiting this training experience, after several weeks of constant daily training, as it will continue to enhance our good relations with JKA Italy. We all look forward to working together with JKA Italy to continue the growth of authentic, high standard Karate in Malta over the coming years.

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26 August 2016
SKA at JKA Italy International Gasshuku in Vieste, Puglia; August 2016

SKA at JKA Italy International Gasshuku in Vieste, Puglia; August 2016

On the 26th August 2016, 25 SKA members accompanied SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, Sensei Kenneth Farrugia and Sensei David Salem Rizzo to beautiful Vieste in Puglia, Italy to participate in the International Gasshuku organised by JKA Italy, between the 26th and 28th of August.

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26 August 2016
SKA in Piraeus, Athens, Greece; July 2016

SKA in Piraeus, Athens, Greece; July 2016

During a short stay in Athens, Greece, Black belts Senpai Luke Rocco and Senpai Graziella Rocco travelled to Piraeus Athens, for training at the Karate Piraeus. Training was led by Sensei John Mantzaris, 3th Dan, and Sensei Artemisia Mata both Instructors at the Traditional Karate Center in Piraeus where rigorous sessions of Kihon and Kata Drills followed.

SKA would like to thank Sensei John Mantzaris, and Sensei Artemisia Mata and Karate Piraeus members for their hospitality and cordial welcoming, and the opportunity to join them in training during their short stay in Greece. We look forward to meeting again in training in the coming years!

Oss!

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14 July 2016
SKA in Cantu, Milan July 2016

SKA in Cantu, Milan July 2016

Following the successful participation of SKA Shotokan Karate-Do Association at training seminars with JKA Italy, in Imola and La Spezia last January, 9 SKA Black belts accompanied SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina again last week, between the 11th and 14th of July, for further training at two of Italy’s most renowned dojos.

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11 June 2016
SKA in Windsor, UK; April 2016

SKA in Windsor, UK; April 2016

Between the 22nd and 24th April SKA black belts Senpai Paul and Senpai Leanne attended the JKA WF Gasshuku, this time held in the beautiful city of Windsor, south of London, U.K. Training sessions were held over 3 days under the instruction of Japanese instructors Sensei Mori Toshihiro 8th Dan JKA from Tokyo HQ, Sensei Nemoto Keisuke 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and All Japan Kumite Champion, and Sensei Kawasoe Masao 7th Dan JKA UK.

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22 April 2016
SKA in Frankfurt, Germany; February 2016

SKA in Frankfurt, Germany; February 2016

In the first week of February 2016, Black belts, Senpai Luke Rocco and Senpai Graziella Rocco travelled to Frankfurt, Germany, for training at the reknowned Karate-Dojo Ippon. Training was led by Sensei Risto Kiiskila, 6th Dan, Instructor at the German JKA Karate Federation (DJKB) eV where rigorous sessions of Kihon, Kata and Kumite Drills followed.

SKA would like to thank Sensei Risto Kiiskilä, and Karate-Dojo Ippon members for their hospitality and cordial welcoming, and the opportunity to join them in training during their short stay in Germany. We look forward to meeting again in training in the coming years!

Oss!

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01 February 2016
SKA in Italy, January 2016

SKA in Italy, January 2016

On Friday 15th January 2016, SKA black belts accompanied Sensei Edward Aquilina, SKA Chief Instructor, together with Sensei Kenneth Farrugia 3rd Dan and Sensei David Salem Rizzo 3rd Dan to Bologna, Italy for training seminars organised by the Japan Karate Association in Italy.

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15 January 2016
SKA International Karate Friendships 2015

SKA International Karate Friendships 2015

Genuine Karate establishes sincere friendships in training no matter the origin, no matter the differences. Over the past year, SKA was fortunate to have encountered numerous karatekas from all over the world who have coincidentally crossed our paths in our continuous search for true karate. These encounters have undoubtedly served to enrich the karate experience we are all searching for.

SKA would like to thank and send season’s greetings to all, with the hope of meeting again in training in the coming years. Below are a few photo memories of SKA karate friendships in 2015.

A Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year of hard training to all!

Oss!

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31 December 2015
SKA Training in London and Autumn International Gasshuku in Crawley, September 2015

SKA Training in London and Autumn International Gasshuku in Crawley, September 2015

On Tuesday 8th September 2015, SKA black belt instructors and several 1st Kyus accompanied SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina to London, UK for a week of hard training at London Dojos.

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08 September 2015
SKA Adults Kyu Grading – 6th July 2015

SKA Adults Kyu Grading – 6th July 2015

On Monday 6th July, 2015, Shotokan Karate-DO Association held its second grading for Adult Kyu Grades at MCAST Paola. The grading examination was led by SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward, assisted by Sensei David and Sensei Kenneth

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06 July 2015
SKA JKA Shobu Ippon Competition, March 2015

SKA JKA Shobu Ippon Competition, March 2015

On Saturday 21st March 2015, SKA Shotokan Karate-Do Association held a JKA Shobu Ippon Individual Kumite Competition at St. Theresa Mriehel Girls Secondary School, Birkirkara. It was the first JKA Shobu Ippon Competition to be held by SKA after its affiliation with JKA World Federation last October 2014.

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21 March 2015
SKA Junior Grading – 9th March 2015

SKA Junior Grading – 9th March 2015

On Monday 9th March, the Shotokan Karate-DO Association held a Grading Examination for Junior Kyu Grades.

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09 March 2015
SKA Party – End of 2014!

SKA Party – End of 2014!

A celebration of karate attitude and strong bonds, hard work and dedication

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20 December 2014
SKA Demonstrations in Aid of L-Istrina, November 2014

SKA Demonstrations in Aid of L-Istrina, November 2014

On Saturday 29th November, SKA took part in the Mc Donald’s ‘Share a Smile’ initiative to raise funds for ‘L-Istrina’, Malta’s major Charity event in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.

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29 November 2014
SKA Grading Examination for Kyu Grades, November 2014

SKA Grading Examination for Kyu Grades, November 2014

JKA Malta Club - SKA Shotokan Karate-DO Association held a Grading Examination for its Kyu Grades on Thursday 27th November 2014.

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27 November 2014
JKA Malta Gasshaku November 2014

JKA Malta Gasshaku November 2014

Between the 14th and 16th of November, JKA Malta clubs, amongst which SKA Shotokan Karate-Do Association, took part in the biannual Gasshaku in Malta directed by visiting Instructor Sensei Tomlin, 6th Dan JKA Technical Advisor to Malta

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14 November 2014
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014 DEMONSTRATIONS

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014 DEMONSTRATIONS

Black belts from Shotokan Karate-Do Association and several assisting brown belts, participated in a number of events this week, to raise awareness of this unique discipline and the opportunities available to learn and benefit from the way of Karate.

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30 September 2014
London Karate Trip, September 2014

London Karate Trip, September 2014

Fourteen of SKA’s black belts board the plane with Sensei Edward, all eager and ready for a week of hard training in London. Despite our hunger and aching muscles, we packed our Gis and headed to Oasis SKC for our first training session with JKA England’s Sensei Ohta.

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09 September 2014
Annual Summer Beach Training Session 2014

Annual Summer Beach Training Session 2014

Every year, SKA holds an Annual Summer Beach Training Session as part of its social events outside of the Dojo.

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24 August 2014
SKA invited to JUGS Malta conference at Hilton Hotel Malta, Portomaso, St. Julians

SKA invited to JUGS Malta conference at Hilton Hotel Malta, Portomaso, St. Julians

On the 28th of July 2014, SKA was invited by Make It Happen- JUGS, Malta, to participate in the launching of Hilton’s Worldwide Initiative ‘Make it Right’, featured in this week's Times of Malta supplement Magazine 'Hilton Malta Calling'

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28 July 2014
JKA Malta Gasshaku July 2014

JKA Malta Gasshaku July 2014

The Shotokan Karate-Do Association took part in the Gasshuku held at Ta’ Giorni, the past 11th, 12th, and 13th of July. The Training Seminar was organized by JKA Malta, and the sessions were conducted by Sensei Roy Tomlin (6th Dan JKA, Senior Instructor, National Coach, Examiner and Judge for JKA England).

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11 July 2014
Demonstration in aid of the Puttinu Cares Foundation

Demonstration in aid of the Puttinu Cares Foundation

On the 8th of June 2014, one week on from the Stella Maris Demonstration, nine black belts set out to execute another demonstration, this time at a Football Marathon in Aid of the Puttinu Cares Foundation (a non-governmental organization that supports children and adults suffering from cancer).

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08 June 2014
SKA Shobu Ippon Competition at MKF National Championships, November 2013

SKA Shobu Ippon Competition at MKF National Championships, November 2013

SKA Shobu Ippon Competition at MKF National Championships, November 2013

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23 November 2013
JKA Malta Gasshaku October 2013, with Sensei Ohta

JKA Malta Gasshaku October 2013, with Sensei Ohta

This October, SKA participated in the JKA Malta Gasshaku held between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th October with visiting instructors from JKAE Sensei Ohta (7th Dan JKA) and Sensei Roy Tomlin (6th Dan JKA)

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11 October 2013
4th – 7th May 2012 – JKA England Spring Course, Crawley, UK

4th – 7th May 2012 – JKA England Spring Course, Crawley, UK

Between the 4th and the 7th of May 2012, several SKA black and brown belts participated in the 9th JKA England Spring Course that has been held annually by JKAE for the past 10 years.

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04 May 2012
SKA Shobu Ippon Competition August 2011

SKA Shobu Ippon Competition August 2011

On the 17th August 2011, S.K.A. organised a Shobu Ippon Friendly Competition for SKA brown and black belts. The event was held at the Verdala Boys Secondary School, Cospicua, Malta.

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17 August 2011
JKA England Spring International Course, Gilford 2011

JKA England Spring International Course, Gilford 2011

In April 2011, several SKA members participated in the JKA England Spring International Course in Gilford, UK, which took place over four days between Friday the 29th April and Monday 2nd May. The event brought together hundreds of karatekas worldwide to train with renowned Japanese Instructors from the JKA Headquarters in Japan, namely Tanaka Sensei, Sawada Sensei, Osaka Sensei and Inokoshi Sensei, amongst whom was JKA England Chief Instructor Sensei Ohta.

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29 April 2011