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  • Jan 02 / 2015
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  • March 2016 Gradings: Well done to everyone who graded!
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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,   Richard
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Training & Gradings this Saturday
    This Saturday, 19th September 2015 will be kyu and dan gradings at Bartley Green Leisure Centre. These will be preceded by a training course for one hour with Shihan Cummins. The training will start at 11am with doors opening at 10.45am. If you are grading please remember to bring your license and grading fee. The grading fee is £30 for kyu grades which includes training, grading a new belt and registration with NAKMAS. If you are training please ...
  • Well done to all those who competed in the GB Open today!
    Well done to all those who competed in the GB Open. They achieved a number of silver and bronze medals throughout the days events.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Congratulations on passing your Shodan!
    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.