Programme Expansion

Success is always a good thing, but sometimes it brings its own challenges. Early registration has exceeded expectation, which means we’ll have a great event, but also meant that we, the organisers, had to expand our programme. One of the unique features of SHOTORAMA is that we combine the atmosphere of a big gasshuku event […]

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The Fence against knife attack

Sensei Dave Austin, 5th dan, will be giving one of his fantastic “the fence” workshops, and this time focused on dealing with knife attacks. Participants in the workshop will use washable felt‑tip markers to simulate knife attacks. If you attend please bring an old t‑shirt to wear instead of your gi jacket. The markers are […]

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John McClelland

John McClelland joins the SHOTORAMA team of instructors with a particular skill set to offer, and will be taking one of the technical workshops new for 2019. From his experience of working at the coalface of the legal system, Sensei John will be presenting an informed discussion of the meaning and implication of self-defence from […]

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Early Bird is Open!

here we go! after all the preparation of the new instructor line-up and the new schedule, making a new website and designing a new logo (hope you like it!), we are ready to take bookings! if you were at the first SHOTORAMA, last year, then you already know what a bargain the day is. there’s […]

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Rosie Lau, 4th Dan

Chui-Yi Lau (also known as ‘Rosie’), 4th Dan KUGB and 3rd Dan SKIF, started practicing Shotokan Karate in 1993 at the Kanazawa Ryu Shotokan Karate Centre in Wilmslow in Cheshire. Through training with Master Hirokazu Kanazawa’s organisation, she was introduced to him, his Karate, philosophy, etiquette and approach. Rosie encountered her current instructor, Sensei Garry Harford, for […]

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