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SRK Winter Championships

A small team from Luton Higashi competed in the SRK Winter Championships. It was Edvin, Ashley and Alexandria's first time. Liridona was to add to her competition experiences and Eugene couldn't resist coming out of retirement. Again.   With 3 out of 5 members competing for the first time, Luton Higashi attained ...

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Success at Central England 22nd Open Karate Championships

On 1 July two members of the Luton Higashi karate club joined up to 1,000 other competitors at a karate competition held in Worcester.  Liridona had decided to enter her first fighting (kumite) competition, as well as kata, which she has previously done. A 2 hour journey led to the Worcester ...

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Ogwen Bank 2018

A new year and another eventful week at Ogwen with Liridona Spahija, John Hurley and Jeff Archer. Honestly I had a few ideas of what to expect but what I didn’t see coming was me being delegated the nickname Jar Jar Binks! In the few days I was at Ogwen ...

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EKF Kyu Grade Championships

January 2018 saw our very own Liridona Spahija attend her very first competition in Leicester at the EKF Kyu Grade Championships. This is a competition that is only open to karate students below the level of black belt. Luckily for Donna this is a “local” event as she is now ...

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Students of the Year 2017

At the end of the year we like to take the opportunity to recognise the students who have put the most amount of effort into their training and who have got the most out of it as well.   Congratulations to Ethan Kiernan on winning the Junior Student of the Year award. He ...

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Annual News Letter 2017

As another year is rapidly coming to a close and 2018 looms ever closer, 2017 has been a very challenging year for the club.   This year has been a tough one for our dojo as we have had a number of high grades out due to injuries and personal/work/academic commitments which ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan)   This was a solid grading with good spirit from the grading hopefuls.   It was quite a large grading and all the grading hopefuls passed.   The standout performances were:   Ethan Lane who showed very high levels of focus and determination, especially considering he is only ...

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Ogwen Bank 2017

This year, the Luton delegation to the Ogwen summer course, was just three veterans - John Hurley, Jeff Archer and Simon Mills. But what we lacked in numbers we made up for in insect bites! I’m fairly certain John’s tally alone would have equalled everyone else’s added together!   Putting the ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   This was a solid grading with good spirit from the grading hopefuls.   We welcome Carl Garner who assessed across from Shotokan to be awarded his Purple Belt in Higashi.   The performance of the day went to Liridona Spahija who ...

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Adult’s X-Mas Party

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by so swiftly and that time of year had come around again.   This year the Lunatics chose The Jolly Milliner for their annual Xmas Party with a record 18 in attendance including Luton’s newest, youngest and yet somehow most vocal member of ...

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