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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Late May Bank Holiday Closure

The Weoley Castle dojo will be closed on Monday 27th May 2019. All other classes are running as normal.

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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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Easter 2019 Opening Times

As the Easter week approaches we would just like to let you know that the club will be closed from Thursday 18th April 2019 (Maundy Thursday) until Moday 22nd April 2019 (Easter Monday) inclusive.

The last training session before Easter will be on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the Longbridge Dojo reopening for the first lesson after Easter on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at the longbridge dojo.

Happy Easter from everyone at BWCSK.

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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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BWCSK Embroidered Gi & Over-Gi Unvieling

BWCSK Embroidered Gi & Over-Gi Unvieling

With the recent changes to the club name and badge it seemed the perfect opportunity to offer the opportunity for club members to be able to purchase club embroidered gi and over-gi. These were officially unveiled this week and expertly modelled by Mike and Faye in the videos below.

If you wish to purchase either an embroidered gi or over-gi please speak to Sensei Sue.

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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.

We would also like to congratulate everyone who passed their kyu gradings this evening.… Read the rest

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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The Dojo Diary: Sweeps & Throws on the Tatami

The Dojo Diary: Sweeps & Throws on the Tatami

A number of students set out on Sunday 24th February 2019 to Sensei Mandie Read of Dudley Shukokai Karate‘s dojo to have a training sensei on the mats. The dojo ias fully kitted out with tatami mats and other equipment giving us the perfect opportunity to practise throws, sweeps and competition kata. We covered basic throws, reaps and sweeps with escapes from grabs and other scenarios.

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The Dojo Diary – It’s kicking at Longbridge (W/E 16/02/2019)

Just a few short videos of the first class at longbridge on Wednesday night with the juniors and seniors working on Keri Waza (kicking techniques). Starting off slowly, then building up speed, this helps students guage distance, use correct technique and control when striking a target. Still a work in progress but a good effort by all.

The second class was an improtu kobudo (weapons) class by request with the seniors working on the bo kata shushi no kon.

On Monday night at Weoley Castle, we had a few surprise visitors with some old friends and former students of Shihan Cummins, Daniel Eccles and Yvonne Skalban dropping in and sensei Richard Amuzu coming by for a bit of bo practice.… Read the rest