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  • 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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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

  • 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

  • Aug 24 / 2016
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Bartley Green Dojo Summer Closure

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.

  • Jun 12 / 2016
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Gradings next week!

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.

  • Apr 04 / 2016
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Halesowen Baths Dojo will be closed until the 10th April for refurbishments

Hello folks,


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.

  • Mar 19 / 2016
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Easter Opening Times 2016

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

  • Mar 02 / 2016
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Next Grading is on the Saturday 12th March 2016

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.

  • Dec 25 / 2015
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Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish all students at BHSKC and everyone else who has been a part of the club or the activities it has been involved in a very Happy Christmas and hope you all enjoy the holidays on behalf of myself and the BHSKC team.



Merry Christmas,