Some of the juniors singing happy birthday to one of our beginners at the end of the class.… Read the rest
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:
|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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New class times on Wednesdays
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).
Christmas 2019 & New Year Closure and Re-opening dates.
There will be a small Christmas Party in the back room of the Weoley Castle dojo on Thursday 19/12/2019. Training will be as usual for those wishing to train in the front room.
The last training session for 2019 will be Saturday 21/12/2019 at the Longbridge dojo.
The club will reopen for training on Saturday 4th January 2020 at the Longbridge dojo.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at BWCSK.
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.
BWCSK WKU England Squad members return celebration
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.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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 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.
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.