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

Special Congratulations passing your Dan gradings!

Special Congratulations passing your Dan gradings!

Special congratulations to our newest shodan (1st dan) and two new sandan (3rd dan) black belts who passed their gradings on Wednesday 19th June 2019. They took their grading under the watchful eye of the panel consisting of  Sensei Austin Birks 5th dan, Sensei Susan Hession 4th dan, Sensei Richard Amuzu 4th dan and Sensei Dorien Cummins 2nd dan  (widow of our late sensei and club founder Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan).

It had been over eight years since some of them had previously graded but they have shown dedication and determination in their training to reach this point.

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Kyu Gradings June 2019 – Well done!

Congratulations to all those who took and passed their kyu gradings on Wednesday evening, it was quite a long session in the end but you all did really well.

We were very pleased with all the hard work and spirit shown today.

Sensei Richard & Sensei Sue.

Kyu Grading June 2019
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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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Competition news: More medals at the 2nd KGS Series competition 2019

Well done to all those who formed the BWCSK squad for the second competition in the KWON Grand Slam (KGS) Series 2019 on Sunday March 17th. The squad returned with an impressive medal haul:

  • Micheal Paul – Gold Weapons
  • Faye Tonkinson – Gold Ladies Veteran Kata
  • Angela Notice – Silver Ladies Veteran Kata
  • Rouédel Farel-Reid – Bronze Under 12 yrs Kata
  • Elijah Farel-Reid – Bronze Under 10 yrs Kata
  • Chelsea Babatope – Silver Under 10 yrs Kumite
  • Jacob McBride – Gold Adult Men’s kumite, Bronze Under 17 yrs Kumite
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Special congratulation to our newest black belts!

Special congratulations to our newest yudansha. This evening as a culmination of years of dedication and hard work Elijah Farrel-Reid, Libby Conway, Natalia Bak and Rouédel Farrel-Reid passed their shodan (1st Dan) black belt grading. They all exhibited a very high standard whilst taking what is always a challenging and grueling examination.

We know how hard you have all worked to achieve this grade and on behalf of everyone at BWCSK and from Sensei Sue and Sensei Richard we would like to say very well done to you all.

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Competition success: Well done Jacob!

Jacob McBride took part in the Rhondda Open Karate Championships in Wales this weekend coming away with a bronze medal in the Adult Kata and Silver in the Under 16s Kata plus a Bronze in the Under 16s Kumite categories. Well done Jacob, another brilliant result for this exceptional young man.

Jacob with trophies
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Well done Shania Hopkins on Well done Shania Hopkins on achieving 4th Kyu

Well done Shania Hopkins on  Well done Shania Hopkins on achieving 4th Kyu

Great session tonight at Longbridge Methodist Church, with Shaniah Hopkins earning her 4th kyu due to her exceeding dedication which has saw her more than surpass the requirements for the grade and a merit certificate for attending 32 training sessions in January applying herself dilligently in all

The main topic covered in tonight’s training was elbow strikes (Empi Uchi)
upwards strike (Age Empi), downwards strike (Otoshi Empi), Side strike (Yoko Empi), backwards strike (Ushiro Empi), roundhouse strike (Mawashi Empi). These were practised as a kata and with partner work to practice them from both karate attacks and swing punches and grabs.… Read the rest