Robin Welch Rokudan

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Robin Welch has been awarded his Rokudan (6th Dan) by John Blain Sensei for services to SHOTO. On a personal note, I am absolutely delighted that Sawbridgeworth has such a supportive senior grade who trains regularly and contributes to the development of others. Oss and kind regards,Paul

Shodan Grading

Ian Davey and Marie Fortune both passed their Shodan grading on 24th September 2022. We congratulate them on their excellent preparation, hard work and fighting spirit.

Sensei Jil Rickards Last Lesson At North London Club

Thursday the 30th September 2021 will be remembered for a special training session at SHOTO’s North London Dojo. This was 7th Dan Sensei Jil Rickards last class as Senior Instructor. Despite the mayhem nationwide as a result of fuel supply difficulties the class was attended by: North London regular students: Eche Ginikanwa 4th Dan Konomi …

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Regular Publications

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COVID-19 Tier 4

The SouthEast of UK, including London, has now gone into tier 4. Please view our HSE & COVID page for the latest information.