Every year our parent organisation, Isshindo Kan Europe, runs a series of seminars called Martial Arts for Health. In the UK our focus is on the benefits that martial arts can bring for improving mental health.

In 2018 our club will host a seminar to raise funds in support of the mental health charity, Mind. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Further details about Mind are available from their website: https://www.mind.org.uk/

This event will bring together a variety of Karate instructors from across the country and so it is our 'Karate for Mental Health' seminar.

We would like to invite you all to attend our Karate for Mental Health seminar. It is open to all grades (including beginners).

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/471332909890644/


WHEN: Saturday the 1st of December 2018, from 10:00 to 18:00.

More detailed timings are as follows:

o 10:00 doors open

o 10:15 morning session (prompt start)

o 13:15 lunch break

o 14:00 regroup

o 14:10 Shodo demonstration

o 14:40 Taiso demonstration

o 14:50 afternoon session

o 17:50 finish

WHERE: St John's Centre, 222 Epsom Rd, Merrow, Surrey, GU4 7AA.


COST: Entry donation is £30 or more (if you are feeling generous). Those with limited finances are free to help this cause with whatever they can afford. Please note that if you are unable to attend this event but would still like to contribute you can do so via our JustGiving page (details to be added closer to the event date).

BOOKING: As space is limited to 40 we would really appreciate it if people who are interested in this event select 'interested' on our Facebook page unless you are sure that you are able to attend so that we can get a more realistic view of the likely number of participants.


o The venue does not have changing rooms, however we are looking to book another room in addition to the hall in order to provide a separate area (this will be confirmed closer to the time).

o The venue does not have any food outlets. We will be able to provide tea and coffee, but please bring your own lunch. Note that there is a local pub (The Horse and Groom) a 2 minute walk away.


A variety of instructors have kindly donated their time for this seminar including Sensei Iain Abernethy, Sensei John Johnson, Sensei Matt Jardine and Sensei Les Bubka. There will also be a demonstration of Taiso and Shodo done by Sensei Akemi Lucas. We are extremely grateful to those who have offered their time to support this event.

If you would like to know more about the instructors that have dedicated their time to support this event please visit the links below:







If you have any further queries about this event, please contact Les via les.bubka@lbposture.com

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00