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Throughout history the martial arts   have continued to evolve, always looking for better methods and techniques. Our   own style is typical of this philosophy. We are always looking to improve our   karate, but not forgetting our traditional values.

Over the years our own instructors have been fortunate to   have trained with many top martial arts exponents from a wide range of   disciplines . These styles have included not only those featuring striking and   kicking techniques used in mainstream Karate but also systems specialising in   locks and throws, we include many of these locks and throws in the self defence   part of our syllabus. Weapon defences against both traditional and modern   weapons are also covered. The kicking techniques in the grading syllabus are of   Korean origin and were brought to this country by visiting instructors. As far   as we can tell these were mainly American service men stationed in East Anglia   who had learnt Martial Arts when serving in South East Asia or from the many   Asian instructors teaching in the USA

We also use kata from the same origin. In addition we have   Japanese and Okinawan kata for supplementary training and for use in W.K.F.   tournaments. The basic blocks and punches are common to most styles although   slight variations exist depending on origin. Our basic techniques are our own   interpretation of these moves.

Our association was formed in 1984 . When after much   consideration and discussion with his senior members, S.E.F.K.A. Chief   Instructor and chairman Trevor White decided to form his own group. This   allowed, amongst other things, a more open minded approach to Karate training   and more interaction with instructors from different styles.

Amongst those joining him in this move were Bob Plumb 6th Dan (now   Vice Chairman) and Colin Plumb 5th Dan (later to become English Karate Champion) who are   now both senior instructors in the association.

Since its inception the association has mainly expanded   from within, but has also been pleased to have other clubs of good standards join   the group. The association is a multistyle organisation and will only accept   clubs into membership if they are personally recommended by an existing member   instructor. The club and its instructor must then satisfy the association   technical committee that its standards of Karate are high and that they are   committed to the improvement and well-being of the   association.



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