We would like to congratulate everyone who passed their gradings on Saturday and well done to all those who took their gradings. Special congratulations to all those who took and passed their 1st and 2nd dan black belt gradings these achievements represent the culmination of years of training and dedication. A special mention to Melissa Daly and Wayne Perkin who both passed their Nidan grading.
The Bartley Green Dojo is closing from tomorrow, Wednesday 24th August and will be reopening and back to normal for training from Wednesday 7th September. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience but training sessions are still continuing as usual at all other dojos and clubs unless specifically indicated.
Congratulations to everyone who graded and we would like to offer special congratulations to Yvonne Skalban who passed her shodan (1st dan) black belt grading under Shihan Cummins. Yvonne has shown a great commitment to her training over the years and also contributes to the maintenance and updates of the club site and Facebook page.
The next gradings will be taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016 at Bartley Green Community Leisure Centre. These will start promptly at 11am with a training session for all grades followed by Kyu and Dan gradings. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start in order to register. Please remember to bring your license book, grading fee, gum shield and mitts.
If you need to order any belts or equipment for the grading please contact sensei Sue Hession ASAP.
The refurbishments of Halesowen Swimming Baths is taking longer than initially expected and we have now been informed that the baths will remain closed until 10th April 2016. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. All other clubs are open as usual for training.
The Halesowen Baths dojo will be closing from Easter Sunday 27th March 2016 until Tuesday 5th April 2016 in order to carry out refurbishments. We are awaiting final confirmation of the reopening date from Halesowen Swimming Baths so please check for an update on the 4th April 2016 via this page and our Facebook page.
The opening times for BHSKC clubs over the Easter holiday are as follows:
Weoley Castle will be CLOSED on Maundy Thursday 24th March 2016
Bartley Green will be CLOSED on Holy Saturday 26th March 2016
Quinton will be CLOSED on Holy Saturday 26th March
Halesowen will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday 27th March 2016
Weoley Castle will be OPEN on Easter Monday 28th March 2016
We are still awaiting confirmation of dates for Haden SKC on Good Friday and Easter Monday but is likely to be closed and will confirm this ASAP
On Saturday 12th March 2016 Shihan Cummins held kyu and dan gradings at the BHSKC Bartley Green dojo. We would like to congratulate everyone who graded, Shihan Cummins was pleased with the high standards of those who graded. Well done everybody. Special congratulations to Bethany Bird who achieved the rank of Shodan (1st Dan) black belt. Beth has trained dilligently for the last few years to attain her shodan and has shown great talent along the way winning a number of competitions. Well done!
The next grading is rapidly approaching so make sure that you have an up-to-date license and that you have the permission of your sensei to grade. If grading and you wish to order belts please contact Sensei Sue Hession via text on 07976995472 with yoir name, belt colour and size required.
In the meantime keep training and practising your grading syllabus and kata.