The session in Goldsworth park on Wednesdays is cancelled. Instead there will be a session on Thursdays at the Fullbrook school in New Haw to start soon. Details to follow.
This Saturday, 14 June, Sensei Jamie is away to compete in the Southern Region Championship. Instead, Sensei Avi from Kanshin Karate in Guildford will be teaching. Lesson schedule as normal.
Sensei Jamie and other members of the club will be competing this Saturday at the Southern Region Championship in Reading. Although this is an annual event, it doesn’t always take place so close to home, so this is a great opportunity to come, watch and cheer for your club.
The venue is:
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre
Reading RG6 4GD (see map below)
Competition starts at 10am, doors open at 9am. Spectator tickets available at the door – £7 adults, £3 children (under 10) .
Congratulations to Petar on passing his Shodan grading yesterday in Bath. Well done!
Sensei Jamie passed his Sandan (3rd dan) grading today. Congratulations sensei and well done!
The club competed at the KUGB Shotokan Cup on 14 September and came back with great results. Sensei Jamie won 3rd at the Senior men’s Individual Kumite, Angela won 3rd at the girl’s individual kumite under 5’3″ and Stefania won 1st at the girl’s 10-11 kumite.
Sensei Jamie will be on holiday from Friday 5 July for two weeks. Sensei Malcolm Williams will be teaching the classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays (6th, 10th, 13th & 17th) and Petar and Angela will be teaching on Tuesdays (9th & 16th). Sensei Jamie will be back for the lesson on Saturday 20 July.
Often during kumite the sparring opponents would freeze after a clash thinking there was a score whilst the referee doesn’t actually indicate so or calls “yame”. In the following video this is exactly what happens – the opponents clash then freeze.
The first to recover, Lyoto Machida in red, quickly capitalises on his opponents momentary confusion and scores a relatively easy ippon. So, this coming Saturday, don’t stop until the referee calls “yame” even if you think there has been a score.