News & Updates


FUN WEEK CLASS TIMES AND 2013 RETURN DATES (for Sensei Daniel) Monday 17th December 2012- Hemel Hempstead – 4.00pm till 4.45pm then return Monday 7th January 2013 to normal lesson times. Tuesday 18th December 2012 – Hatfield – 4.00pm till 4.45pm and 4.45pm till 5.30pm then return Tuesday 8th January 2013 to normal lesson times. […]

BIKO Championships – 14/10/12 – RESULTS

A squad of 20 students from LVKA competed at the BIKO – British Open Championships on Sunday 14th October 2012.  We saw some thrilling Karate and are delighted to have brought home a ‘wealth’ of medals. Our medals and achievements were as follows:   Individual Bronze Joseph Nardelli – Under 9 years and under 4ft […]

LVKA Female Fitness Classes

Calling all mums, friends and relatives! Lea Valley Karate Academy are starting up ‘day time’ Female fitness classes for all levels of fitness. Classes currently running: Wednesdays 9.30am till 10.30am: High Wych Memorial hall, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, CM210HX (Class instructor Sensei Chelsea) Classes coming very soon: Panshanger Community Centre, Panshanger, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 […]

New SKA Squad members

Congratulations to Harry and Holly Forde, Josh Dixon and William Walker on selection for the SKA Kumite Squad on Sunday October 1st. All four have trained extremely hard and were delighted to be presented with their SKA Squad badges tonight (October 5th 2012). Harry, Holly, Josh and William will now join the SKA squad taking part […]


Well done to all those that attended the squad training on the weekend and also congratulations to those who were selected for the Kumite Squad. We raised £240 after costs which will help pay for the team events at the Cheshunt Competition. Keep up the good work.

‘NEW’ Harpenden Class..

We are pleased to let you know that starting in October (date TBC), there will be a new class on Thursday evenings in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Details and timings will be confirmed soon, but if you are interested in attending, please contact us now as places will be strictly limited.

Congratulations Chelsea!

A huge well done to our newest England International. Sensei Chelsea Sydes has been selected to represent England at senior international level. What a great team we have at LVKA. Congratulations Chelsea.

Our newest Black Belt…

We are delighted to announce that after six years training, hard work and dedication on August 10th, 2012 Hannah Dunne became Lea Valley Karate Academy’s newest Black belt. Hannah started learning Karate at the age of 12 years old and although many of us just thought it would be a phase in her life and she would give […]