Shihan Cummins presented the certificates from the March 2017 dan gradings to his students that had achieved their dan grades on the Saturday class at Bartley Green and Tuesday class at Halesowen dojo. Congratulations to Kathy Dearden from Ippon Ken Shotokan (5th Dan), Susan Hession (4th Dan), Richard Amuzu (4th Dan), Roger Cox (3rd Dan), Perry McEwan (2nd Dan), Ivan Butler (2nd Dan) and Tariq Maluana (2nd Dan) on achieving their grades. These have been a result of years of dedication and training and are great achievements.
On Saturday 11th March 2017 Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan, BHSKC Chief Instructor and founder was inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame. MAI’s Paul Barnett surprised Shihan Cummins during a special kata and kumite class with the award in the presence of some of his current and former students including Sensei Slater Williams 7th dan who created the video below. On behalf of Shihan Cummins we would like to thank everyone who attended and was involved with this special event.
A video from the day:
THE KATA AND KUMITE CLASS IS BACK ON!!!
This Saturday’s Kata and Kumite class is back on.
We have a different venue for this week as the Bartley Green dojo is closed, Longbridge Methodist Church, Bristol Road South. B45 9TY. Usual time of 11am – 12.30pm.
Congratulations to everyone who graded today on the BHSKC March 2017 gradings. Special congratulations to the new Dan grades: Kathy Dearden from Ippon Ken Shotokan (5th Dan), Susan Hession (4th Dan), Richard Amuzu (4th Dan), Roger Cox (3rd Dan), Perry McEwan (2nd Dan), Ivan Butler (2nd Dan), Tariq Maluana (2nd Dan).
An amazing achievement. Well done to all of you.
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.
We would like to thank Eric Mather, for taking the time to make and send us this truly incredible video of from the very special kata and kumite course on Saturday. Students from the past and present all training together under Shihan Cummins’ guidance for this special day. Kyu grades to 7th dans all taught by one man over the decades beginners and world champions alike, Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan, a truly great karate legacy, So without further ado here it is:
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
On the 7th January 2017 Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan and Sensei Ronnie Christopher 6th dan, held a special Shotokan Karate Course at the BHSKC Bartley Green Dojo. We would like to thank Shihan Cummins and Sensei Christopher for teaching an informative & interesting course. Also thanks to all those who attended and helped make it such an enjoyable event.
The course featuring Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan, “The Trainer of Champions” and Sensei Ronnie Christopher 6th dan, former British, European and World Champion is just over a week away. This is a course not to be missed featuring two karate legends based here in Birmingham. Mark this on your calendar now and don’t miss out on this training opportunity!
Well done everyone who passed their gradings, special congratulations to Steve O’Reilly, Eliot, Smantha Abbot & Nick Abbot who achieved the rank of 3rd dan, Leila Partridge who achieved her 2nd dan and Mel O’Reily & Abbi who achieved their 1st dan black belts.