GKR Karate

GKR Karate is a club for all ages and promotes self-defence, fitness, coordination, discipline, confidence and stress relief. Go-Kan-Ryu Karate (GKR) is a traditional Japanese style of karate.

GKR was founded by Robert Sullivan in Adelaide, South Australia. Robert first began training in the art of karate in 1964, and spent time training and teaching in both Japan and the USA before establishing GKR in 1984. GKR Karate is taught in a non-contact environment and promotes both character and physical development. GKR is a club for all ages and promotes self-defence, fitness, coordination,

Operating as usual

25/09/2021

So what you waiting for 🥋

So what you waiting for 🥋

18/08/2021

This one is for 14's and above who are 3rd kyu (brown belts) or above.

As it hasn't been possible this year to put on the usual Black Belt weekend camp, GKR is providing the opportunity to train with our National Director of karate, Sensei Bob McCraken at 3 one day camps instead.

The one in our region is in Croydon on September 11th and provides 6 hours of advanced training for just £40pp.

To book or for more information, please ask me in class.

This one is for 14's and above who are 3rd kyu (brown belts) or above.

As it hasn't been possible this year to put on the usual Black Belt weekend camp, GKR is providing the opportunity to train with our National Director of karate, Sensei Bob McCraken at 3 one day camps instead.

The one in our region is in Croydon on September 11th and provides 6 hours of advanced training for just £40pp.

To book or for more information, please ask me in class.

Timeline Photos 31/07/2021

Timeline Photos

“Hikite (引手): Here the meaning of hikite (pulling hand) is to grab the opponent’s arm and pull it, while twisting as much as possible, so that their posture is disrupted” – Gichin Funakoshi, Rentan Goshin Karate Jutsu, 1925. Photo: Gichin Funakoshi using hikite to open up a path for a strike and disrupt posture.

[07/18/21]   Well done today everyone worked on kata mainly see you all soon enjoy the weather.

[07/04/21]   Morning all hope you’re up fo it this morning 👊🏿👍🏿🥋
See you soon.

[06/27/21]   Morning all who’s up for training this morning I know I am ! See you all soon.

22/06/2021

Shihan Anthony Ryan on training with injuries

Karate training doesn't necessarily have to stop if you're injured! 🤕 Shihan Anthony Ryan shares some tips on ways you can modify your training when suffering from an injury.

This is an excerpt from the Q&A at Shihan Anthony's UK Zoom Instructor Seminar held in May 2021.

Photos from GKR Karate's post 18/06/2021

Karate isn't just about kicks and punches! 👊 Kids at our GKR Karate Albion Park Rail dojo also focused on mindfulness, bravery, friendship and celebrations this week! 🧘‍♀️🥳

Photos from GKR Karate's post 16/06/2021

Some of our Canberra students were snowed in last week! Not something we often have to worry about in most of our Australian dojos, that's for sure! 🥋❄

May Gradings 15/06/2021

Congratulations to all students who graded throughout May! It was extra awesome to see our UK students finally able to get back into the dojo again. 🙌

Here's a selection of photos from gradings around our dojos around the world. If you've graded recently, show off a photo of you with your brand new belt in the comments below.

Don't forget to send the details to Shimbun via [email protected] to see your name in the next edition of the official Club magazine! 🥋🤩

Congratulations to all students who graded throughout May! It was extra awesome to see our UK students finally able to get back into the dojo again. 🙌

Here's a selection of photos from gradings around our dojos around the world. If you've graded recently, show off a photo of you with your brand new belt in the comments below.

Don't forget to send the details to Shimbun via [email protected] to see your name in the next edition of the official Club magazine! 🥋🤩

[06/13/21]   🥋morning all bring plenty of water this morning it’s going to be hot.

Photos from GKR Karate Region 30 Nottingham & Derbyshire, United Kingdom's post 10/06/2021

Thanks so much for sharing the story of your karate journey, Andy! 🙏🥋 We love hearing stories of our students and instructors, and we encourage you to share your training journey in the comments below. 👇

[05/30/21]   Morning Sensei ready and waiting 🥋👊🏿

[05/25/21]   Anyone wanting some extra training can come along to Shinfield (Crosfield school) Saturday we have 3 - 1hour classes from 10 till 1:00 you can do 1 -2- or all 3 so get in your Gi and come along . Please let me know what times you need.
Thanks Sensei Lennox.

25/05/2021

Tell your friends 🥋

Tell your friends 🥋

[05/22/21]   Hi all just to let you know I won’t be at class tomorrow but you will have our regional manager Sensei Stuart and Sensei Darren taking class how lucky are you….. so train hard and I’ll see you next Sunday.
Sensei Lennox. 🥋

20/05/2021

Issue #5 of Shimbun Magazine, our official Club magazine is out now!

Can't wait for delivery? You can also read Shimbun online!

📱 Aus/NZ – $4AUD https://bit.ly/3sqPBP6
📱UK – £2.20: https://bit.ly/32EETdv

Issue #5 of Shimbun Magazine, our official Club magazine is out now!

Can't wait for delivery? You can also read Shimbun online!

📱 Aus/NZ – $4AUD https://bit.ly/3sqPBP6
📱UK – £2.20: https://bit.ly/32EETdv

18/05/2021

We are so excited to welcome our UK students and instructors back to the dojo! With classes for all ages now back underway, we cant wait to see you all again!

Sensei Taylar🥋 back teaching her awesome students 💪💪 at south Yardley Dojo , 1st day back training for Adults & children tonight, no doubt students have missed their instructor 😉👊👊

[05/09/21]   Morning everyone so grading is going to be on the 23rd of this month!!! 🥋
I’ll see you in class to go over things for the ones who are ready to grade.

March & April Gradings 03/05/2021

Congratulations to all students who have passed a grading recently! Here's a selection of photos from gradings around our dojos.

If you've graded recently, show off a photo of you with your brand new belt in the comments below 🥋🤩

Welcome back too to our UK family - we can't wait to celebrate your gradings throughout May!

Congratulations to all students who have passed a grading recently! Here's a selection of photos from gradings around our dojos.

If you've graded recently, show off a photo of you with your brand new belt in the comments below 🥋🤩

Welcome back too to our UK family - we can't wait to celebrate your gradings throughout May!

How to tie a Karate Belt in Traditional way 25/04/2021

How to tie a Karate Belt in Traditional way

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_CLO0r_9Vw

How to tie a Karate Belt in Traditional way

13/04/2021

Issue #5 of Shimbun Magazine, GKR Karate's official magazine has gone to print! 🥋 Order your copy at https://bit.ly/3tcI5bS

Issue #5 of Shimbun Magazine, GKR Karate's official magazine has gone to print! 🥋 Order your copy at https://bit.ly/3tcI5bS

[04/11/21]   Good afternoon I hope I find you all well as you know classes start back on Saturday 17th April now that restriction have been lifted.
Sessions for all three groups, Early, Whitley and Shinfield / Charvil will be held over 3 x I hour sessions.
10-11am 11-12pm,12-1pm.
Please contact me to book a place.
(At the moment you can only book a 1 hour slot to give everyone a chance to book, but if there are any spaces left you may have the option to do more than 1 hour). Thanks all.
Sensei Lennox.

UK Class Re-opening Details | GKR Karate 06/04/2021

UK Class Re-opening Details | GKR Karate

We’re Back!🥋

UK Class Re-opening Details | GKR Karate GKR Karate is a family club that is dedicated to fostering sound values and developing strong, humble, brave individuals and healthy communities.

06/04/2021

Our UK reopening is just around the corner, with students under 18 able to return first, followed soon after by adult students.

We're working hard to secure re-opening dates for each of our training venues, and hope that the majority should be ready to go by the start dates scheduled by the government.

You can read a breakdown of our re-opening dates and conditions here: www.gkrkarate.com/articles/uk-class-reopening/

We can't wait to see you back in the dojo!

Our UK reopening is just around the corner, with students under 18 able to return first, followed soon after by adult students.

We're working hard to secure re-opening dates for each of our training venues, and hope that the majority should be ready to go by the start dates scheduled by the government.

You can read a breakdown of our re-opening dates and conditions here: www.gkrkarate.com/articles/uk-class-reopening/

We can't wait to see you back in the dojo!

[04/03/21]   Hi all so with just 2 weeks till we are back in the dojo can I ask who is definitely going to make it !!

01/04/2021

Kata Seminar Highlights

Some great highlights from the GKR Karate Region 2 Sydney, Australia Kata Seminar held on the weekend. 👊🥋

[03/27/21]   Don’t forget the clocks ⏰ go forward tonight!

22/03/2021

We have some exciting news for all GKR Karate UK Students and Parents...GKR Karate classes will be returning very soon!

We hope you’ve all managed to stay as healthy as possible over these past few months, and that our online classes have contributed in some way towards maintaining your overall wellbeing during this unprecedented time.

In line with the government’s roadmap for reopening, classes for students under 18 years of age can re-commence from Monday 12th April. Students 18 years and over can resume training from Monday 17th May.

As these dates draw closer, please keep an eye on your inbox and local Region’s page for more specific information about classes reopening in your area.

We’re thrilled to be getting back in the dojo and we’re looking forward to catching up with everyone in our GKR community very soon!

22/03/2021

We have some exciting news for all GKR Karate UK Students and Parents...GKR Karate classes will be returning very soon!

We hope you’ve all managed to stay as healthy as possible over these past few months, and that our online classes have contributed in some way towards maintaining your overall wellbeing during this unprecedented time.

In line with the government’s roadmap for reopening, classes for students under 18 years of age can re-commence from Monday 12th April. Students 18 years and over can resume training from Monday 17th May.

As these dates draw closer, please keep an eye on your inbox and local Region’s page for more specific information about classes reopening in your area.

We’re thrilled to be getting back in the dojo and we’re looking forward to catching up with everyone in our GKR community very soon!

We have some exciting news for all GKR Karate UK Students and Parents...GKR Karate classes will be returning very soon!

We hope you’ve all managed to stay as healthy as possible over these past few months, and that our online classes have contributed in some way towards maintaining your overall wellbeing during this unprecedented time.

In line with the government’s roadmap for reopening, classes for students under 18 years of age can re-commence from Monday 12th April. Students 18 years and over can resume training from Monday 17th May.

As these dates draw closer, please keep an eye on your inbox and local Region’s page for more specific information about classes reopening in your area.

We’re thrilled to be getting back in the dojo and we’re looking forward to catching up with everyone in our GKR community very soon!

February & March Gradings 22/03/2021

Congratulations to all students who have passed a grading so far in 2021! Here's a selection of photos from gradings around our dojos.

If you've graded this year, show off a photo of you with your brand new belt in the comments below. 🤩

Congratulations to all students who have passed a grading so far in 2021! Here's a selection of photos from gradings around our dojos.

If you've graded this year, show off a photo of you with your brand new belt in the comments below. 🤩

[03/10/21]   Good morning guys hope I find you all well,had confirmation that classes will resume from Mon 12 April for under 18 only, and adults can train from may 17th! How many of you will be joining us in April and how many are likely to wait until May. If you could let me know so I can inform sensei stuart.
Thanks Sensei lennox

08/03/2021

GKR Karate is immensely proud of the gender diversity in both our student and Instructor base. On International Women's Day, we remain committed to empowering current and future generations through the many gifts that come from karate training. Today, we celebrate each and every one of you on this path!
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

GKR Karate is immensely proud of the gender diversity in both our student and Instructor base. On International Women's Day, we remain committed to empowering current and future generations through the many gifts that come from karate training. Today, we celebrate each and every one of you on this path!
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

04/03/2021

Don't miss your chance to train with GKR Karate's Founder and Chief Instructor, Kancho Robert Sullivan, this coming Sunday in the fourth and final part of our 2021 Super Seminar Series!

Purchase access for £8 (approx $15AUD) here: onlinedojo.gkrkarate.com/SuperSeminars2021

We will also be making replays of all Super Seminars available for all participants after the series is complete.

Hope to see you there!

Don't miss your chance to train with GKR Karate's Founder and Chief Instructor, Kancho Robert Sullivan, this coming Sunday in the fourth and final part of our 2021 Super Seminar Series!

Purchase access for £8 (approx $15AUD) here: onlinedojo.gkrkarate.com/SuperSeminars2021

We will also be making replays of all Super Seminars available for all participants after the series is complete.

Hope to see you there!

25/02/2021

Don't miss your chance to train with Shihan Gavin Samin this coming Sunday in the 3rd of our 4 part 2021 Super Seminar Series.

You can purchase access at the link below for £8 (approx $15AUD)

https://onlinedojo.gkrkarate.com/SuperSeminars2021

If the date/time isn't great for you, not to worry - we will be making replays available for all subscribers after the series is complete.

Hope to see you there!

Don't miss your chance to train with Shihan Gavin Samin this coming Sunday in the 3rd of our 4 part 2021 Super Seminar Series.

You can purchase access at the link below for £8 (approx $15AUD)

https://onlinedojo.gkrkarate.com/SuperSeminars2021

If the date/time isn't great for you, not to worry - we will be making replays available for all subscribers after the series is complete.

Hope to see you there!

22/02/2021

Attn UK students - week 3 of our 21 Day Challenge is here!

This week may be the last, but its certainly not the least . We have 1 hour of sumo stance on the agenda this week - are YOU up to the challenge?

Share your progress trackers from last week in the comments below!

Attn UK students - week 3 of our 21 Day Challenge is here!

This week may be the last, but its certainly not the least . We have 1 hour of sumo stance on the agenda this week - are YOU up to the challenge?

Share your progress trackers from last week in the comments below!

Photos from GKR Karate Region 22 Christchurch, New Zealand's post 22/02/2021

Some fantastic shots coming from the GKR Karate Region 22 Christchurch, New Zealand beach class held at Waimairi Beach over the weekend!

🥋🌊

15/02/2021

Week 1 of our UK 21 Day Challenge is in the books!

Week 2 begins today with 500 kicks on the agenda for this week. Are you up for the challenge?

Post your week 1 progress in the comments below 🥋👊

Week 1 of our UK 21 Day Challenge is in the books!

Week 2 begins today with 500 kicks on the agenda for this week. Are you up for the challenge?

Post your week 1 progress in the comments below 🥋👊

2021 Super Seminar Series 15/02/2021

2021 Super Seminar Series

This coming Sunday Shihan Anthony will be conducting the second of our 2021 Super Seminar Series.

The feedback from Sensei Bob's Seminar on Sunday has been tremendous and anyone who has ever trained with Shihan Anthony will attest to the fact that his seminars are not to be missed!

You can register for access to Shihan Anthony's seminar for just £8 per family, (approx $15AUD) or pay £24 to get live access for the next 3 Seminars with Shihan Anthony, Shihan Gavin and Kancho as well as receiving replay access to Sensei Bob's seminar also!

Book your spot here - onlinedojo.gkrkarate.com/SuperSeminars2021

Shihan Anthony Seminar Local Times:
United Kingdom: 10am
New Zealand: 11pm
Australia - AEDT: 9pm • ACDT: 8.30pm • Qld: 8pm • WA: 6pm

The seminar will consist of a 90 minute class followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.

Even if you can't make it on the day, a replay will be available to view in your Online Dojo Library at any time.

Seminars are open to all ages and grade groups. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with Shihan this Sunday!

2021 Super Seminar Series Train with our best! Join us for a series of four online Zoom Super Seminars hosted by GKR Karate's top Instructors. Open to all ages and grades!

09/02/2021

Taking part in our epic 21 Day Challenge? Show off by adding a frame to your Facebook Profile!

It's easy to do...
1️⃣ Click the camera icon next to your profile picture
2️⃣ Select the Add Frame button
3️⃣ Type GKRCHALLENGER into the search box and apply the frame

There's a new challenge for you to take on each week for 3 weeks. Don't miss out! 👊

Taking part in our epic 21 Day Challenge? Show off by adding a frame to your Facebook Profile!

It's easy to do...
1️⃣ Click the camera icon next to your profile picture
2️⃣ Select the Add Frame button
3️⃣ Type GKRCHALLENGER into the search box and apply the frame

There's a new challenge for you to take on each week for 3 weeks. Don't miss out! 👊

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GKR Karate – Karate for Everyone!

Location

Telephone

Address


Cotswold Sports Centre, Downs Way, Tilehurst
Reading
RG31 6SL

General information

Bookings required for first class. Contact the senior instructor on 07852 292255 or [email protected] with any questions or to arrange your booking.

Opening Hours

10:30am - 11:30am
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