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  • Jan 02 / 2015
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  • Well done on your gradings!
    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.
  • We’d like to Welcome to new clubs affiliated to BHSKC
    Hello, we would like to welcome Quinton Shotokan Karate Club and Haden Shotokan Karate Club to the Birmingham and Halesowen Shotokan Karate Club fold. These two new affiliated clubs have opened this month and have been setup by Sensei Matt Russell 3rd Dan and Sensei Steve O’Reilly 2nd Dan respectively who many of you will ...
  • Training and Gradings taking place this Saturday at the Bartley Green Dojo
    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 ...
  • Bartley Green Dojo closed on Wednesday 28th January 2015
    Hello, Unfortunately the Bartley Green Dojo will be closed on Wednesday 28th January 2015 due to exams taking place at the school. All other classes are running as normal. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.
  • Welcome to the new BHSKC Web Site
    Welcome to the new Birmingham & Halesowen Shotokan Karate Club website. This has been a long time in the making with the initial work starting early last year initially with the help of Yvonne before she had to move and brief small sections of activity going on throughout the year which gave the basic framework ...
  • The BHSKC Christmas Meal
    Rainbow Palace 168 Stourbridge Rd Stourbridge DY9 7BU A pleaseant night was had by all at this years Christmas meal at the new venue of the Rainbow Palace. The food was great and extremely good value and the proprietor remembered Shihan Cummins from years past when the club held functions their as was friendly and ...
  • Another great day for team BHSKC
    Well done to everyone who competed at the Ippon Ken Shotokan Karate Competition 2014 and thanks for the great support from the parents who also attended. The squad left with an impressive haul of trophies, the results are below: Category Result Competitor(s) KATA 7 -12 years 3rd – 4th Kyu 1st Place Bethany Bird 18 years and over Beginners to 4th Kyu 1st Place Joshua ...
  • Congratulations to those who passed their grading!
    Congratulations to everyone who passed their gradings on Sunday and well done to everyone who took a grading. Special congratulations to Christie Price who passed her second dan grading and Conner Stowe who achieved the rank of third dan.
  • Well done to those who entered the GB Open Karate Championships 2014
    Well done to the squad who entered the GB Open karate Championships 2014. The team left with an impressive haul of three golds, one silver and one bronze medal. Lyndsay, Christie and Melissa won gold in the team kata, Joshua won the silver medal in the individual kata and Sue won bronze in the veterans ...
  • Special congratulations on achieving your dan grade.
    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 ...
  • Congratulations to those who graded on Sunday
    Congratulations to everyone who graded on Sunday.
  • Special Congratulations on Achieving the Ranks of Fifth and Sixth Dan!
    Special congratulations to Barry Gregory and Austin Birks on achieving the ranks of 6th (Rokudan) and 5th (Godan) dan black belt. This is a major achievement after many years of dedication to pass a rigorous exam for such a senior grade.
  • Well Done Team BHSKC!
    On Sunday 11th May 2014 a team of competitors from BHSKC entered the Chase Wado Kai Staffordshire International Karate Championship in which they had great success winning an impressive haul of medals in the kata tournament. Category Competitor Medal 13 – 15 years boy’s 3rd Kyu and above, Shotokan only Daniel Eccles Bronze 16 years and above, female, Shotokan only 3rd ...
  • Congratulations on your gradings!
    Well done to everyone who took part in the gradings on Saturday. As always the standard was high and you all did yourselves proud.
  • Celebrating 50 Years of Karate
    2014 is a very special year, as Shihan Cummins celebrates 50 years, half a century, of training. Shihan Cummins started karate in 1964, when it was virtually unheard of and unknown. Now, after all these years he has trained thousands of people around the world, many of whom have gone on to become black belts, ...