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.
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.
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.
Shihan Cummins 8th dan demonstrates some ippon kumite drills assisted by Sensei Austin Birks 5th dan.
Shihan Cummins demonstrating a take-down from an attack
Shihan Cummins demonstrating the use of tai sabaki (body evasion movements) against an attack
We would like to congratulate everyone who passed their gradings on Saturday and well done to all those who took their gradings. Special congratulations to all those who took and passed their 1st and 2nd dan black belt gradings these achievements represent the culmination of years of training and dedication. A special mention to Melissa Daly and Wayne Perkin who both passed their Nidan grading.
Congratulations to everyone who graded and we would like to offer special congratulations to Yvonne Skalban who passed her shodan (1st dan) black belt grading under Shihan Cummins. Yvonne has shown a great commitment to her training over the years and also contributes to the maintenance and updates of the club site and Facebook page.
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 belt. Beth has trained dilligently for the last few years to attain her shodan and has shown great talent along the way winning a number of competitions. Well done!
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 to congratulate everyone who graded. Two students also took and passed their second dan during a rigorous examination. We would like to extend special congratulations to them both, Well done Lyndsay Daly and Lewis Millingson!
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 arrive promptly to be ready for the start. The training is open to all grades wether grading or not.
Good luck to all those who are grading and we look forward to seeing everyone there for the training.
The normal kata course will not be taking place this week due to the grading, sorry if this causes any inconvenience.
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 shows the correct attitude and spirit which will help him to continue his karate journey. Well done James, welcome to the Yūdansha!