The Return Of The Karate-Ka

The Return Of The Karate-Ka

Well a new new routine has settled in since we have returned to the dojo so it seemed a good time to do a round up of the journey so far.The Longbridge dojo is yet to reopen but we are currently running classes on Mondays, Tuesdays (an extra night whilst Longbridge is still closed) and Thursdays at the Weoley Castle dojo. Since the return we have had a few junior students who trained throughout the lockdown on zoom take socially distanced kyu gradings under an adapted syllabus. We would like to congratulate all of you on your new grades, you’ve trained hard over the last few months despite the challenging circumstances and progressed.… Read the rest

Special Congratulations Arran on passing your Shodan Grading

Special Congratulations Arran on passing your Shodan Grading

We would like to offer special congratulations to Arran Mehtam who passed his Shodan grading on Saturday. Arran has shown great spirit and trained very hard to achieve this goal. The fact that he has listened to feedback he has been given and worked to improve on areas that needed it was very evident in his performance on the grading. He graded in front of a panel consisting of Sensei Susan Hession 4th dan, Sensei Richard Amuzu 4th dan and Sensei Michael Paul 1st dan who stepped in to help with the kumite. Well done Arran!

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March 2020 Kyu Gradings

March 2020 Kyu Gradings

Well done to everyone who took their gradings on Wednesday or Saturday. You all did very well and Sensei Sue, Sensei Richard and all the instructors were very pleased with the effort, standard and commitment shown.

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BWCSK at the GB Open Round 1

BWCSK at the GB Open Round 1

BWCSK sent a team to compete at the GB Open Competition Series for the first round on the 16th February 2020 held at Wolverhapton Univerity’s  Walsall Campus. The team did well winning a few trophies and adding some points to the leaderboard for the series. Congratulations to all those who competed and our thanks to Mauro and Sophie Menchuni for organising the event.

The BWCSK Team results were as follows:

Name Position Category Points
Paige Hopkins 3rd Under 14 Adapted Kata – All Grades – Mixed 5
Phoebe Hadley Joint 3rd Children 6 years and underJuruken (Kickbag) – Open Grade – Female 5
Shanai Stanley 3rd Team Kumite  
Jacob McBride 3rd Team Kumite  

 

 

 

 

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December 2019 Kyu Gradings and End of Year Awards

December 2019 Kyu Gradings and End of Year Awards

Well done to everyone who graded tonight, it ended up being a long grading evening but you all approached it brilliantly giving your best efforts when called upon and showed great spirit. A special mention for Amy who did an unprecedented triple grading to yellow belt and Madgdi, Dylan and Seth who double graded. None of them knew they were potentially going to do multiple gradings today but as always we take note on class and see how people do when pushed beyond what is expected and if we are very impressed we may call people up to attempt an extra grade after the one they were expecting to do.

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BWCSK WKU England Squad members return celebration

BWCSK WKU England squad members

Today we welcomed back the BWCSK club members who were part of the England squad for the WKU World Championships in Austria.

This was a very successful competition with the squad members returning having won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in various categories.

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Kyu Gradings September 2019

Kyu Gradings September 2019

On Wednesday 18th September 2019 the BWCSK September gradings were held at the Longbridge dojo with Senseis Sue Hession 4th dan, Richard Amuzu 4th dan, Faye Tonkinson 2nd dan in attendance on the panel with a guest appearance by Sensei Austin Birks 5th dan.

Everyone did very well and we were very pleased with the standard on display.  A special mention for our two senior white belts who double graded to red belt.

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Dan Grade Certificate Presentation for the June 2019 Gradings

Dan Grade Certificate Presentation for the June 2019 Gradings

On Saturday 10th August 2019, the last session before the summer recess we held the certificate presentation for those who passed their dan gradings  in June. Angela Notice , who passed her Shodan examination, Hanna B. who passed her Sandan examination and Sensei Jeffett Jenkins of Walk Right Karate Kai who passed her Sandan received their NAKMAS certificates and cards. Angela Notice received a special presentation of one of the late Shihan Cummins’ trophies presented by Sensei Dorien Cummins having originally trained with Shihan Cummins for a number of years in the past before  returning to training and finally achieving her black belt.… Read the rest

Well done Mike! Silver & Bronze at the KGS Series Competition 2019

Congratulations to Michael Paul who won Bronze in Traditional Weapons and Silver in Veterans Kumite at the KWON Grand Slam Competition.

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Well done Kyree, bronze in Adapted Kata!

Well done to Kyree Notice who won a bronze medal in adapted kata at today’s AKA Kata Competition.

Good effort from all those in the BWCSK squad who competed today.

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