As we now all find ourselves at home, it seems an appropriate time to provide our students with tips that will help them to train within their own home. This is not a training regime or tutorial but general advice on home training and adapting their karate to the training environment.
It is with deep regret and great sorrow that due to the latest government advice advising all schools and sports clubs to close that we feel the time has come to announce the suspension of all BWCSK classes until further notice. This decison has not been made lightly and we have been continuously speaking to our members and parents of younger members to determine what they wanted us to do up until this point. As a club we have never before had to shut our doors but these are unprecedented times. We believe that we need to take this inevitable decision in the best interests of our students, their families and our instructor’s health.… Read the rest
BWCSK are constantly reviewing the situation and latest government guidelines and will keep you informed of the how the club will proceed going forward. We recommend that you check our facebook page (https://en-gb.facebook.com/BirminghamShotokan/) for the most up-to-date information as this will be updated as a priority as the situation evolves, our facebook news feed is also visible on the bottom of all posts on this site.
Karate training is currently on as normal with hygiene protocols in place. There will be no sparring or bag work during this time. Internal doors will be kept open so that contact with surfaces can be minimised and cleaning is in place. … Read the rest
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!
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.
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:
Under 14 Adapted Kata – All Grades – Mixed
Children 6 years and underJuruken (Kickbag) – Open Grade – Female
Due to a increase in class size we are adjusting the start times for the Wednesday night class at Longbridge Methodist Church. This is so that we can ensure all students get suitably focused tuition for their grade.
The new times starting this week will be:
Beginners to Purple & White Belts: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Brown and Black Belts: 6.30pm – 8pm / 8.30pm (8pm – 8.30pm subject to students demand on the day).
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.