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  • Nov 02 / 2015
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Competitions

Well done to everyone who competed at the Ippon Ken Karate Tournament

On Sunday 18th October 2015 a squad of Students from Weoley Castle went to compete at the Ippon Ken Karate Club’s annual Autumn Championship. As with previous years the club has enjoyed some success at this tournament coming away with another impressive haul of medals. Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to Sensei Kathy Dearden for hosting the competition.

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The full list of medal winners are posted on the Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club Site here.

  • Nov 02 / 2015
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New training times for Saturday’s Kata Class at Bartley Green

After receiving feedback from students who felt the existing 1.00pm start for Shihan Cummins’ dedicated kata class on Saturdays made it difficult to have time for family activities on a Saturday afternoon, the time for this class is changing.  Based on feedback from students within the club about a potential time change Shihan Cummins has moved the Saturday kata class at Bartley Green to the earlier time of 11.00am – 12.30pm from Saturday 7th November 2015.

Hopefully with the new time change more of you will be able to attend and benefit from this class with Shihan Cummins dedicated to kata and bunkai.

NEW CLASS TIME FROM SATURDAY &TH NOVEMBER 2015 11.00AM – 12.30PM.

 

  • Sep 20 / 2015
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Gradings

Congratulations on your Grading

The September 2015 gradings took place on Saturday 19th September at the Bartley Green Dojo. The day started with a training course taken by Shihan Cummins with the assistance of Sensei Birks which was followed by kyu and then dan gradings. Shihan Cummins was pleased with the standard shown and we at BHSKC would like to congratulate everyone who graded. Two students also took and passed their second dan during a rigorous examination. We would like to extend special congratulations to them both, Well done Lyndsay Daly and Lewis Millingson!

 

  • Sep 20 / 2015
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Competitions

Coming up: Ippon Ken Karate Club Karate Competition 2015

Many of you will know Sensei Kathy Dearden from the Saturday Kata class or other events and many will have competed at her clubs annual karate competition at which members of BHSKC have been lucky enough to enjoy some success. This year Ippon Ken Karate Club will be hosting their competition on the 18th October 2015 at the Akeley Wood.

Further details are available from Ippon Ken Karate Club via their website Ippon Ken Karate Club or Facebook page or speak to Kathy directly if you see her after training on Saturdays. It’s usually a fun day out and a chance to experience a competition in a friendly environment if you haven’t competed before. Below are a few pictures from last years competition successes, lets see if we can surpass them this year!

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  • Jul 19 / 2015
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Gradings

Congratulations to James Grant on achieving the rank of Shodan!

We would like to congratulate James Grant who achieved his Shodan black belt on Saturday. He showed great determination to come back and re-take his kata after passing the other parts during his previous attempt and his effort has born the desired fruit. James’ resolve to continue, improve and retry is to be commended and shows the correct attitude and spirit which will help him to continue his karate journey. Well done James, welcome to the Yūdansha!

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  • Jun 14 / 2015
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Gradings

Congratulations: Kyu & Dan Gradings June 2015

Well done to everybody who graded yesterday, Shihan Cummins was very pleased with the high standards shown. Special congratulations to Daniel Eccles who passed his nidan (2nd dan) black belt examination and to Ishmael plus Regan and Harrison Toy who all passed their shodan (1st dan) black belt examinations. You all did very well today.

Below are a few pictures from the gradings.

 

  • May 10 / 2015
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Competitions

A great day for Team BHSKC at the Staffordshire International Karate Championship 2015

Well done to the team who competed at the Staffordshire International Karate Championship 2015. The team won an impressive haul of gold silver and bronze medals between them.

Staffordshire International Karate Championship 2015

Event Competitor Result
Individual Kata 16yrs+, 3rd Kyu and over Matt Russell 1st Place, Gold
Pairs Kata 16yrs+, 3rd Kyu and over Matt Russell & Daniel Eccles 2nd Place, Silver
Individual Kata 16yrs+, 3rd Kyu and over Ian Edwards 3rd Place, Bronze
Boys Kata 13 – 15yrs, 3rd Kyu and over Daniel Eccles 2nd Place, Silver
Individual Kata 16yrs+, 6th Kyu and over Joshua Betts 1st Place, Gold
Individual Kata 16yrs+, 3rd Kyu and over Melissa Daly 2nd Place, Silver
Pairs Kata 16yrs+, 3rd Kyu and over Lyndsay Daly & Christie Price Joint 3rd Place, Bronze
Girls Kata 10 – 12yrs, 3rd Kyu and over Bethany Bird 3rd Place, Bronze
Boys Kata 10 – 12yrs, 3rd Kyu and over Zackery Povall 2nd Place, Silver
Veterans Kata Susan Hession 3rd Place, Bronze
MALE GRAND CHAMPION SECOND YEAR RUNNING – MATT RUSSELL

 

  • May 05 / 2015
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Bartley Green Dojo Closures

The Bartley Green dojo will be closed on Wednesday 13th May 2015 and Wednesday 20th May 2015 due to school exams resulting in the gym and sports hall being unavailable. All other classes are open as normal. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Apr 13 / 2015
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Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th Dan – Special Kata Class

Every Saturday between 1pm and 2.30pm Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan runs a special class dedicated to the in depth teaching and study of kata at his Bartley Green Dojo. The class usually covers all aspects of the given kata including the kata itself, bunkai, history and the opportunity to ask questions and clarify your understanding on the kata and it’s application. This session is open to karateka of all ages, grades and associations and is an invaluable opportunity to study kata with one of the stalwarts of Shotokan karate in the UK. Since Shihan Cummins initially started this class it has covered all twenty seven of the kata within the shotokan system and regularly attracts black belts of all grades with recent sessions exploring kata such as Tekki Sandan (both versions), Tekki Nidan, Jion, Jiin, Sochin, Meikyo and Gankaku as well as Heian kata.

Shihan Cummins does not charge a premium for this session with it being the standard class training fee of £7 for adults. If you would like to train on this class then please come along to the BHSKC Bartley Green Dojo located at Bartley Green Community Leisure Centre, 103 Adams Hill, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3QJ. For further information please contact Sue Hession, BHSKC Secretary on  07976905472.