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  • Feb 1

    Gold for Sonny Roberts in Italy

    Very tireing but successful weekend in Italy for The International Karate Cup in Castel D’ario. From silver last year to Gold this year for  Sonny Roberts  in the men’s kumite and from exit in the first round last year to third place in the senior men’s team Kumite this year beating Slovenia in a fight off for third place. Great performance from Sonny who prevailed in a very close final against his Italian opponent. Well done to everyone in the team and to our Italian hosts.

    Team Aidan Trimble (Coach) Sonny Roberts, James Wells, Phil Todd, Richard Cuff, Joe Greenhalgh, Joel Barker Klien, Meave Brittle, Harriett Hebbs and Niamh Gentry . Also a big thank you to Jacqui Mulligan and Tim Skermer who were a great help and to all the parents who supported the team. Looking forward to the next one. 

    Gold in Italy - Sonny Roberts

    Team Photo

    Posted By Super Admin on Feb 1, 2017 at 1:08 PM

  • Apr 16

    FSK Celebrates 20 years of success

    The Federation of Shotokan Karate celebrated their twentieth anniversary this year with a Summer Ball held at the Rutland square hotel in Nottingham.

    Instructors and guests including people who have sponsored the teams over the years were treated to a sit down meal and evening entertainment and all were given a colour brochure covering the last twenty years as a give as well as presentation pens.

    The black tie event began when guests were greeted on arrival by a Del Boy look-a-like who tried to sell them dodgy watches and chat up their wives! After the meal Aidan Trimble received the first surprise of the evening when large a cake was unveiled. This was followed by a speech from Aidan welcoming sponsors and honoured guests such as Dave Hazard for the evening. He recalled many anecdotes from the past twenty years and then presented FSK instructors with impressive crystal trophies as a token of gratitude for their help and continued loyalty.

    A senior instructor in the FSK Dave Owen took the mike following Aidan’s speech and made an impromptu and emotional speech complimenting Aidan Trimble and this was followed by two instructors Deb Beevers and Sue Bance presenting Aidan with a crystal sculpture created by a local artist as a gift from the FSK instructors.

    Many old students and instructors came for the evening and we look forward to the next twenty! 

    Posted By Super Admin on Apr 16, 2014 at 3:17 PM

  • Apr 16

    New Honbu Dojo opens

    This year has seen the realisation of a dream for Sensei Aidan Trimble as he opened the FSK Honbu Dojo in Nottingham.

    The Dojo is based in an old building where they used to make Humber Bikes known as ‘Cycles to the Royals’. The building needed extensive work with the contractors taking over two months to complete. The results however are impressive, with lounge area, changing facilities, a large matted, air conditioned hall and reception.

    The Dojo has an excellent atmosphere with mirrors down one side of the hall and Makiwara on the other. The training can be observed in the lounge area as cameras in the dojo itself are relayed on to a plasma TV.

     The FSK are already holding Kyu and Dan gradings as well as well as Black and Brown belt courses. All these take place at the weekends as the dojo has a comprehensive programme of classes through the week to accommodate all grades.

    It is planned that other courses will take place at the Dojo in the future with leading sensei.

    Posted By Super Admin on Apr 16, 2011 at 3:18 PM

  • Apr 16

    Sensei Trimble receives 7th Dan

    Sensei Trimble was presented with his 7th Dan at the FSK National Championships, Harvey Haddon Sports Centre, Nottingham. The certificate was presented by Sensei Dave Hazard 7th Dan, National Kata Coach and Chief instructor to the Academy of Shotokan Karate. Sensei Hazard gave a short speech complimenting Sensei Trimble and the FSK before presenting him with his certificate.

    Sensei Trimble was presented with his 6th Dan 10 years ago and it is widely thought that this award is long overdue. The World Karate Confederation has also presented Sensei Trimble with a certificate.

    Posted By Super Admin on Apr 16, 2010 at 3:18 PM