The Squad develops selected members of JKA England to compete at international competitions. Training and competition continue throughout the year to ensure our members are ready to compete at Japan Karate Association international competitions. 
Every squad member starts their journey at the JKA England Club level – training, grading, competing. This focus on Club training continues throughout development. It is regular practice that provides the strength, power and technical knowledge that squad members need to be successful. Squad layers on additional intensive training sessions focused on competition kata and kumite – refining and improving. Squad members compete in a wide variety of competitions within England to test out these skills. 
When squad members are ready to be selected for the JKA Europeans and JKA World Championships they can test out their skills against the best in the world. JKA England are proud to say our small team regularly finds itself in the final rounds and on the medal podium at these competitions! 
If you are interested in finding out more about training with the squad, please contact the Squad Manager. We are looking for Junior members (under 16) who are 3rd kyu and above and Cadet/Senior members (16+) who are 1st Dan and above. While it is important to have a strong basis in kihon, kata and kumite, it is more important to have spirit! Oss! 
Upcoming Competitions 
JKA European Championships 
Ghent, Belgium, April 2024 
JKA World Championships 
Japan, October 2024 
Competition Results Archive 
National Coaches 
Head Coach 
Sensei Gary Stewart 
7th Dan JKA 
Assistant Coach 
Sensei Dave Paulus 
6th Dan JKA 

JKA England Squad 2024 

Akbarshokh Amounulloev, Stratford 
Jean-Laurent Boissieres, Budokwai 
Shaun Cassidy, Newark 
Thibaut Drai, Budokwai 
Beatriz Lacerda, Budokwai 
Harrison Langridge, Yushikai 
Cyrielle Maroteau, Oxford City 
Aoi Nakamura, Shidokan 
Cristina Rigiboiu, Kazokudai 
Aaron Storey, Stratford 
Josh Hyde, Newark 
Mohammed Almanne, Westminster 
Lauriane Boissieres, Westminster 
Helena Chan, Yushikai 
Lorenzo Costantin, Newark 
Sam Dekker, Yushikai 
Ayako Frellesvig, Oxford City 
Maria Gerbino, Westminster 
Yuki Hoshi, Oasis 
Tom Warnock, Yushikai 
Mohammed Iman, Kyoushinkai 
Leo Moghul, Reading 
Alexander Oldham, Ethos 
Destiny Orme, Yushikai 
Matthew Serra, Colchester 
Cyra Webb, Kazokudai 
Kyo Adachi-Mavromichalis, Westminster 
Elle Behari, East London 
Theodore Berberic, Reading 
Anya Fabri, Beckenham 
Jamie Langridge, Yushikai 
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