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  • Mar 05 / 2017
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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 to all of you.


Ivan Butler

Tariq Maluana

Perry McEwan

Roger Cox

Richard Amuzu

Susan Hession

Kathy Dearden

  • Feb 28 / 2017
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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.

Shihan Cummins and Nephew Sensei Derek Kealy 7th Dan

Sensei Derek Kealy 7th dan of Knocklyon Karate Club, Dublin with his uncle Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan at the Halesowen dojo.


Group photo with Shihan Cummin's Nephew

Shihan Cummins, 8th Dan, Sensei Derek Kealy from Knocklyon Karate, 7th Dan, Sensei Barry Gregory, 6th Dan and Sensei Austin Birks, 5th Dan with other dan grade students at the Halesowen dojo.


  • Feb 27 / 2017
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An amazing video from Saturday’s Special Course

We would like to thank Eric Mather, for taking the time to make and send us this truly incredible video of  from the very special kata and kumite course on Saturday. Students from the past and present all training together under Shihan Cummins’ guidance for this special day. Kyu grades to 7th dans all taught by one man over the decades beginners and world champions alike, Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan, a truly great karate legacy, So without further ado here it is:

  • Feb 27 / 2017
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Special Kata and Kumite Course: Faces from the past and present

A special karate course featuring kihon, kata and kumite was held at the BHSKC Bartley Green Dojo on Saturday 25th February 2017 with past and present students of Shihan Cummins gathering together to train with him including Sensei Ronnie Canning, former World Champion, Sensei Slater Williams, 7th Dan and many of his students, Sensei Franklyn Doras, 7th Dan plus many other senior students.

Everyone trained hard in what was an amazing session featuring over three decades of Shihan Cummins students training along side each other spanning the decades for a special day, representing just some of the many karate-ka that Shihan Cummins has taught over the years. On behalf of Shihan Cummins we would like to thank all those who came and made the day so special.

Below are some of the photos taken on the day.

Below is a video from that session:


and a few more photos

  • Jan 08 / 2017
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Shihan Cyril Cummins and Sensei Ronnie Christopher Course

On the 7th January 2017 Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan and Sensei Ronnie Christopher 6th dan, held a special Shotokan Karate Course at the BHSKC Bartley Green Dojo. We would like to thank Shihan Cummins and Sensei Christopher for teaching an informative & interesting course. Also thanks to all those who attended and helped make it such an enjoyable event.



  • Dec 29 / 2016
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Shihan Cyril Cummins & Sensei Ronnie Christopher Course, just over a week away!

The course featuring Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan, “The Trainer of Champions” and Sensei Ronnie Christopher 6th dan, former British, European and World Champion is just over a week away. This is a course not to be missed featuring two karate legends based here in Birmingham. Mark this on your calendar now and don’t miss out on this training opportunity!


  • Dec 29 / 2016
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Well Done on the December 2016 Gradings!

Well done everyone who passed their gradings, special congratulations to Steve O’Reilly, Eliot, Smantha Abbot & Nick Abbot who achieved the rank of 3rd dan, Leila Partridge who achieved her 2nd dan and Mel O’Reily & Abbi who achieved their 1st dan black belts.

  • Nov 20 / 2016
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Shihan Cummins Course at Core Karate

BHSKC are pleased to announce that Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan will be holding a training course hosted by our friends at Core Karate. Sensei Dave Prosser  and his daughter Sophie both 2nd dans from Core Karate will be familiar to many students who train on the Saturday kata course, they are great karate people plus very friendly too and would welcome anyone who wishes to train on the course. The course is open to all members and non-members so if you would like to take this opportunity to train with Shihan Cummins and Core Karate then feel free to attend.  For further details please contact them at Core Karate or via Facebook. The course will be held at Hillcrest School, Netherton on Thursday 1st December 2016 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Core Karate presents a course with Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan

  • Nov 07 / 2016
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Special Karate Course with Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th Dan & Sensei Ronnie Christopher 6th Dan

We are pleased to present the opportunity for people to train with two of the West Midlands own karate greats :-

Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th Dan & Sensei Ronnie Christopher 6th Dan. This special training course is not to be missed and will take place on Saturday 7th January 2017 at the Bartley Green Dojo.

Book now to reserve your place!

  • Sep 18 / 2016
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Shihan Cummins demonstrating kumite techniques during the September 2016 pre-grading training

Shihan Cummins 8th dan demonstrates some ippon kumite drills assisted by Sensei Austin Birks 5th dan.

Shihan Cummins demonstrating a take-down from an attack


Shihan Cummins demonstrating the use of tai sabaki (body evasion movements) against an attack