Junior and Cadet National Training Session

An excellent turnout for the National Training Session held on Sunday 12th March at Westminster Lodge Sports Centre, St. Albans. Almost 50 students attended this monthly event run by GB Junior Coach Sensei Tony White. Guest instructor this month was Shihan Liam Keaveney 7th Dan and assistant junior instructors were Sensei Sunil Tailor and Sensei Mike Charsley.

For the first time, seniors were invited to train with the under 18’s, and the atmosphere and teamwork in the dojo was amazing. The juniors were inspired by the focus and power of the seniors, and the seniors were pushed to work even harder by the fitness and determination of the juniors.

Students had travelled many miles from dojos all over England, including Oldham, Loughborough, Verwood, Crawley, Dunmow, Crystal Palace, Docklands, Folkestone, Gravesend, Saffron Walden, Melton Mowbray, Kokoro and Eastbourne.   

Shihan Keaveney put everyone though their paces with a challenging Kihon and traditional Kyokushin karate session, which was followed by some excellent clicker coaching with Sensei Tailor. Sensei Tony worked with the cadets and seniors on knockdown combinations and a tough pad workout.

The BKK National Training Sessions take place every month and all are welcome to attend. No need to pre-register - just turn up to train.

For more information about the National Training Sessions, contact Sensei Tony White tony.white@bonners.co.uk