The Teaching Team

Shyam Raithatha 5th Dan

Shyam started karate at the age of 12 under Sensei Eric Pich at Kilburn Shotokan Karate Club which were members of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) and the Japan Karate Association (JKA).
As well as Karate, Shyam is also the CEO of a security company providing licensed Door Supervisors and Personal Protection Officers to individuals and businesses and acts as a security consultant for venues and events. 

1992 - Started Karate at Kilburn SKC

1997 - Passed 1st Dan under Sensei Enoeda and Sensei Andy Sherry

1998 - Began Teaching In After School Clubs Around Brent

1999 - Passed Nidan under Sensei Enoeda

2002 - KUGB Southern Area Team Kata Champion

2002 - Began Teaching Karate 7 Days A Week

2003 - Passed Sandan under Sensei Ueki

2004 - Moved to Kensington and joined The Budokwai (Europe's Oldest Dojo) under Sensei Ohta

2005 - JKA England Team Kata Champion

2005 - JKA Europe Team Kumite Silver

2009 - JKA England Individual Kumite Silver & Team Kumite Silver

2009 - Passed Yondan under Sensei Ueki

2010 - Shobu Ippon International Team Kumite Champion

2010 - SKDUN World Championship Team Kumite Bronze - England Team Captain

2011 - Travelled to Japan to train at the JKS Hombu for Kangeiko (Special Winter Training)

2011 - Formed Harrow Shotokan Karate and affiliated to the JKS

2011 - Competed at JKS World Championship

2013 - Travelled to Japan to train at JKS Headquarters 

2014 - BASK Individual Kata Champion

2015 - JSKA UK Kata Champion, Kumite Bronze

2015 - Travelled to Japan. Passed Godan under Kagawa Shihan at the JKS International Seminar held at Teikyo University.

2016 - JSKA UK Kata Champion

2016 - British Sport Karate Coalition Kata Champion

2018 - BASK Senior Male Kata Champion

Anas Jarboua 4th Dan

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Jenel Simescu 3rd Dan

Jenel started his karate career in Romania under SKIF headed by the world famous Soke Kanazawa. He moved to England in 2002 and joined Kilburn SKC. He had a very successful competition career winning numerous national team titles. He was a member of the England National team and competed at European and World level. Jenels tournament highlights were winning the Team Kata title in 2005 and Team Kumite title in 2009. He passed his 3rd Dan under Sensei Ueki and is currently aiming to grade to 4th Dan under Kagawa Shihan. 

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Loredana Stefan 1st Dan

Sensei Loredana joined the club in 2017 coming from Romania. She has trained for over 20 years and gained her black belt under the legendry Nishiyama Sensei. 

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Winners of Team Kumite 2009 at the English Championships.
Sensei's Anas and Jenel in the gold medal winning team, Sensei Shyam Raithatha in the silver medal winning team.