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  • Funeral Service: Shihan Cummins’ laid to rest Today was the funeral of our Chief Instructor and founder, Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan. The funeral service took place at Our Lady and St. Rose of Lima in Weoley Castle attended by numerous family members, friends, colleagues and students from throughout his karate days including Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta, Senseis Ronnie Christopher, Ronnie Canning and ...
  • UPDATE: Funeral of Shihan Cummins Funeral update: 12/06/17, 11am Our lady and St Rose of Lima Gregory Avenue Weoley Castle B29 5EA Those wishing to take part in the guard of honour please be there from 10.15 – 10.30 at latest to practice, wearing your gi and smart appropriate foot wear. Please can you find parking spaces on the roads adjacent to church as it’s a ...
  • Details for the Funeral of Shihan Cyril Cummins We are now able to announce the details for the funeral of Shihan Cyril Cummins. As per Shihan Cummins’ wishes the family have requested that all karateka attending the funeral wear their gi and obi (karate suit and belt) to the ceremony. The funeral will take place at the following location on Monday 12th June 2017 ...
  • Enquiries about Shihan Cummins’ funeral We would like to thank everyone for all the kind messages of condolence and sympathy on this site, our Facebook page and our posts in Facebook Shotokan groups and pages. As I’m sure you appreciate it is a difficult time at present for his wife and family who are dealing with the loss of Shihan Cummins ...
  • Memories of Shihan Cyril Cummins Thanks to Gary Tully for sending in this photo taken at the KUGB Nationals at Crystal Palace where BHSKC won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. What a great memory and proud moment for Shihan Cummins and his students.    
  • Personal video tributes in memory of Shihan Cummins 8th Dan R.I.P. This is a personal tribute from a BHSKC team member that has been created to remember Shihan Cyril Cummins’ long and successful career in Shotokan Karate. His personal ethos was very simple: Never give up, never give in. His memory will live on with the many karateka around the world who will train as he expected ...
  • R.I.P. Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th Dan   It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th Dan, Chief Instructor and founder of Birmingham and Halesowen Shotokan Karate Club has passed away after a short battle with cancer. Shihan Cummins was a pioneer of karate in the West Midlands originally starting training in 1964 initially gaining his ...
  • New venue and time for Wednesday’s Bartley Green class starting 3rd May 2017 As many of you may know there has been a change in ownership at Bartley Green Leisure Centre and changes in policy at the school that have resulted in us no longer being able to train there on Saturdays and having only an hour for Wednesdays. Thus after consultation with those who attend the class ...
  • New venue for Saturday session starting 6th May and changes to Bartley Green times Bartley Green Leisure Centre has recently undergone a change in ownership and there have been changes in the availability of the attached school premises. As you all know we have been trying to negotiate with Bartley Green so we can keep training on a Saturday, but sadly we have not been able to come to ...
  • A video of Shihan Cummins training session with a special surprise Another great video courtesy of Eric Mather from the training session on Saturday 25th March 2017 with a nice surprise for Shihan Cummins at the end organised by one of his young student’s in her early teens, Sophie Prosser of Core Karate. Sophie decided on her own to start the application process for Shihan Cummins ...
  • Dan Grading Certificate Presentations March 2017 Shihan Cummins presented the certificates from the March 2017 dan gradings to his students that had achieved their dan grades on the Saturday class at Bartley Green and Tuesday class at Halesowen dojo. Congratulations to Kathy Dearden from Ippon Ken Shotokan (5th Dan), Susan Hession (4th Dan), Richard Amuzu (4th Dan), Roger Cox (3rd Dan), ...
  • Shihan Cyril Cummins: Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame Inductee On Saturday 11th March 2017 Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan, BHSKC Chief Instructor and founder was inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame. MAI’s Paul Barnett surprised Shihan Cummins during a special kata and kumite class with the award in the presence of some of his current and former students including Sensei Slater ...
  • GREAT NEWS: Saturday’s Kata and Kumite Class is back on at an alternate venue! THE KATA AND KUMITE CLASS IS BACK ON!!! This Saturday’s Kata and Kumite class is back on. We have a different venue for this week as the Bartley Green dojo is closed, Longbridge Methodist Church, Bristol Road South. B45 9TY. Usual time of 11am – 12.30pm. Time to get back to training with Shihan Cummins now the gradings ...
  • Special congratulations for a very successful grading Congratulations to everyone who graded today on the BHSKC March 2017 gradings. Special congratulations to the new Dan grades: Kathy Dearden from Ippon Ken Shotokan (5th Dan), Susan Hession (4th Dan), Richard Amuzu (4th Dan), Roger Cox (3rd Dan), Perry McEwan (2nd Dan), Ivan Butler (2nd Dan), Tariq Maluana (2nd Dan). An amazing achievement. Well done ...
  • A special visitor from Ireland’s Knocklyon Karate Club On the 28th February the BHSKC Halesowen dojo had a special guest from Ireland; Shihan’s nephew Sensei Derek Kealy, 7th Dan, from Knocklyon Karate Club in Dublin joined us for a great session.