Congratulations to Mannen Tipping on passing her Shodan black belt grading on Saturday after having to retake her kata. She showed the true spirit of karate by not giving in after her initial grading disappointment but training harder and returning to retake her grading and gaining a well deserved pass.
The March gradings took place at the Bartley Green dojo on Saturday 21st March 2015. Well done to everyone who took their grading, Shihan Cummins was very pleased with the high standard on display.
Special Congratulations to Sophie Stoll, Holly Millingson and Jack Todd all of whom passed their shodan (1st dan) black belt grading.
The March gradings are taking place this Saturday 21st March 2015 at the Bartley Green dojo (please note this is the Saturday NOT the Sunday). Whilst the normal kata class will not be running that day pre-grading training is open to all and starts at 11:00 am with the kyu and then dan gradings to follow. Even if you are not grading you can still attend the training class to get valuable tuition from Shihan Cummins. Please ensure that you have your license and record book with you on the day if grading.
Special congratulations to Wayne Perkin and Melissa Daly on achieving the rank of 1st dan (shodan) black belt. ,Wayne Perkin and Melissa Daly were presented with there certificates for shodan grading in a presntation at the Bartley Green dojo. Wayne was presented with a limited edition katana from the film the last samurai ,and a personalised black belt from his family, with young Jamie Perkin also receiving his personalised black belt. Well done to all of you.
Birmingham & Halesowen Shotokan Karate Clubs are pleased to announce that Sensei Cyril Cummins has been awarded the rank of 8th Dan (hachidan) by NAKMAS.
Sensei Cummins has been studying Shotokan karate for nearly fifty years and in that time has built up a vast wealth of experience and knowledge which he has used to train thousands of students during this time producing a number of champions and students who have gone on to be instructors in their own right. Today at the age of 75 years old he still teaches at BHSKC and is imparting his knowledge to the next generation of karateka. Sensei Cummins has shown amazing dedication to Shotokan Karate over the years and exemplifies what it means to be a true master of Shotokan Karate.
On behalf of everyone at BHSKC we would like to congratulate Sensei Cummins on achieving 8th Dan.