NATURAL DEFENCE (C) Personal Safety Protection Workshop on Valentine’s Day


Stand up for yourself when conflict strikes

What price do you put on your personal safety, or on being able to defend a family member should you suddenly be faced with an aggressive situation? For just RM60 per person (RM100 only for a couple – husband/wife, bro/sis, life partners, bffs…. you get the picture) there’s a great workshop being offered by the Seiken Karatenomichi Academy (SKA) where you’ll learn the basics you need to feel better equipped should you find yourself faced in a conflict based situation.

This course is for everyone, even those with no prior experience of self defense. The fact remains that anyone could be faced with a situation of conflict, such as a burglary, road rage or being personally accosted in the street. You only have to switch the news on to see that these events are a regrettably regular part of every day life now. By attending a self defense course, you help to prepare yourself against these situations; to effectively deal with the conflicts that life can throw your way. Courses are conducted by SKA’s internationally certified instructors, who will help you every step of the way so that you leave confident in your self protection knowledge and practice.

What better way to show your love than to give your love one the gift of security and safety. Join us for a little over 4 hours of intensive self protection workshop. This workshop focuses how the average Joe or Jane can will learn proper self-defense techniques to control your surroundings with instinctual and natural reactions. The workshop will consists of a short empowerment lecture by Seiken Chief Instructor Azlimmi Himzal sensei, followed by a practice session of Natural Defense© techniques, a self defense system created by Azlimmi Himzal combining the techniques from karate, jujitsu, krav maga and several other martial arts. 

During the workshop, we cover the basic techniques of Natural Defense©, which include stances, defenses and a variety of strikes. We will also sample a selection of advanced techniques to wet your appetite. At the end of the workshop, we will conduct a question and answer session to explain how the Academy operates, membership options, gradings, etc… Even if you don’t plan to pursue Natural Defense© or Karate afterwards, the fundamental techniques taught in the workshop will serve as useful tools in the future.

The sessions are relaxed and much fun is had. We enjoy them, we hope you will too! If you would like to attend our upcoming workshop, then register your details below and we’ll contact you with more information.

Special membership opportunities will be offered to guests who attend the workshop.

Your investment in your own safety & protection :
RM60 – Single
RM100 – Couples
RM30 – Students
RM30 – Seiken Karatenomichi Academy members

3 Easy ways to Register :
1. Call in to 010-5272831

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3. Ckick on the facebook event page link below and leave your details in the comment section <ND><space><FULL NAME><space><Gender & Age>


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Don’t let your fear be your undoing.

Come join us this 14 February at Galleria@Kotaraya

New Programme : SHINKENDO

Starting 2015, Seiken will be introducing a new martial art programme, the kenjutsu art of SHINKENDO. Shinkendo is founded by Toshishiro Obata Kaiso (if you’ve seen the 1980 TMNT… he plays the role of Shredder!!). 

It’ll be an interesting addition to our training roster.

For current members enrolled in the Shotokan Karate Programme or in the Natural Defense Programme, please ask your instructor on SPECIAL MEMBERS DISCOUNT if you want to add the Shinkendo programme to your arsenal.

See you on the matt!!

Congratulations to the new Shodans!!


On 30th November 2012, 5 candidates were tested for shodan by KWF Shihankai member, Mourad Saihia sensei, 6th Dan and assisted by KWF Malaysia Chief Instructor, Azlimmi Himzal, 4th Dan.

  1. Batrisyia Iman Himzal (SKA Honbu)
  2. Muhd. Akmal Zolkapli (SKA Pasir Gudang)
  3. Muhd. Adan Danish Himzal (SKA Honbu)
  4. Mohamed Tamer (SKA Honbu)
  5. Jacob Blankendaal (Australia)

They all passed with flying colours.


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On the 15th of April 2012, the SKA sent a team of 4 participants to carry KWF Johor’s banner at the Selangor Open Karate Championship in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Our team comprised of :

  1. Azlimmi Himzal (Kata Open / Kata >75kg)
  2. Batrisyia Iman Himzal (Kata Cadet / Kumite Cadet)
  3. Faiz Asraf Saparudin (Kumite >75kg)
  4. Mohd. Adam Iraman Kang (Kumite >75kg)

We congratulate Batrisyia for winning the Bronze Medal in both Cadet (14-15 Years) Kata & Kumite.

Kanazawa Hirokazu Kancho, 10th Dan, 2011 Seminar in Malaysia

Group Photo With Kancho & Daizo Sensei from Kacho’s Seminar in Johor 2010.

Kanazawa Kancho will be in Malaysia from the 17th to the 29th of November 2011. For our members who remember his visit to our Dojo in Johor last year, will not want to miss this opportunity. Please contact your instructor if your want to be part of our delegation to the seminar. This year his main seminar will be in Teluk Intan, Perak from the 26th to the 28th of November.

We would like to encourage all members, especially 4th Kyu & above to participate. All members will also have the opportunity to be graded by Kancho (Please check with your instructor for your eligibility to grade). We are hoping to put together a delegation of 30-40 members. Details on accommodations and costing will be posted when ASAP.

The dates of Kancho’s Tour as of to date are :

17th Nov : Kancho & Murakami Sensei arrives in Kuala Lumpur
19th-21st Nov : Kancho’s Seminar in Brunei
22nd-23rd Nov : Kancho’s Seminar in Sabah (Kota Kinabalu)
24th Nov : Police Training Centre PULAPOL (Kuala Lumpur)
25th Nov : Instructor training at Irene Sensei’s personal dojo (Rawang)
26th-28th Nov : Kancho’s Open Seminar & Grading in Teluk Intan, Perak
29th Nov : Kancho and Murakami Sensei depart for Japan.

Selamat Hari Merdeka Malaysia.


Allahyarham Sasterawan Negara Dato’ Usman Awang

Menung seketika sunyi sejenak
kosong di jiwa tak berpenghuni
hidup terasa diperbudak-budak
hanya suara melambung tinggi
Berpusing roda, beralih masa
berbagai neka, hidup di bumi
selagi hidup berjiwa hamba
pasti tetap terjajah abadi
Kalau hidup ingin merdeka
takkan tercapai hanya berkata
tetapi cuba maju ke muka
melempar jauh jiwa hamba
Ingatan kembali sepatah kata
dari ucapan seorang pemuka
di atas robohan Kota Melaka
kita dirikan jiwa merdeka

UTP-MBI Martial Arts Festival

We have been invited to participated in the UTP-MBI Martial Arts Festival to be held in early October, 2011.

The Martial Art Festival 2011 (MAF2011) which will be organized by Rakan Wajadiri of Sekretariat Rakan Muda Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (SRMUTP) in collaboration with Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh (MBI), Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), The Malaysia Book of Record (MBOR) and Persatuan Silat Kebangsaan (PESAKA).

Among the activities planned are :

  1. Malaysian Book of Records Kick-a-thon
  2. Martial Arts Demo
  3. Silat Tournament

Members of the SKA who are interested in participating, please sign-up with Azlimmi sensei latest by the 17th of August 2011.

Seiken Tigers : Champion Series Poster

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The SKA has published the first of what we plan many posters dedicated to the Seiken Tigers Champions. The criteria to be listed as Seiken Tigers Champion not only includes their competitive achievements but also their ability to inspire fellow Tigers.

The first in the series is dedicated to AAMAL ASMADI who recently won the Gold in the Milo-Malaysia Schools Karate Championship in July 2011 in Kuala Lumpur. But even before that she has won the hearts of her dojomates and has inspired even older karate-ka to emulate her training spirit.

Aamal has recently passed her Go-kyu (5th Kyu – Blue Belt) at the grading session held at the Singapore Shotokan Karatenomichi Association on the 23rd of July 2011.

Kudos to Aamal. Gambatte Kudasai!!!

Training Tips during Ramadhan

Common Mistakes During Ramadan : Lack of planning is the biggest mistake you can do during Ramadhan. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Make a plan for your diet, training, job, sleep. More errors to avoid:

Not Training. You won’t lose much muscle & strength if you stop weight lifting during Ramadhan. But you’ll tend to stick to your diet less. And this can cause more muscle/strength loss and fat gains than not lifting.

Not Eating Healthy. Lots of people gain fat during Ramadhan. The main reason for this is that a lot of the Ramadan foods are high in sugars & fats. Example: harira soup, often served with bread/dates.

Not Eating Enough. Food is energy. If you don’t eat enough you’ll lack energy at the gym and won’t recover well. You must focus on caloric dense foods to get the most out of your feeding window.

Not Sleeping Enough. Short nights can cause sleep deprivation. This can kill your motivation to go to the gym. Consider naps.

Popular Fasting Myths. I highly recommend you get a copy of Eat Stop Eat. It has all the research regarding fasting and its benefits. Some myths:

Metabolism Slows Down. Studies show that fasting doesn’t decrease your metabolism. And more frequent meals don’t increase it neither.

Muscle & Strength Loss. Fasting doesn’t cause muscle loss. You’ll most likely feel stronger & more aggressive training fasted.

Low Energy. You’ll have energy if you eat enough during your feeding window. Productivity will increase since you’re not wasting time on food.

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