11th February 2018 – UK International Karate Open

The senior instructors at the dojo have decided that the squad is going to support the associations who attended our Manchester Open at the end of last year. The money that we generate through our event is fed back into our International athletes, this is why I chose Sensei Paul Campbell’s competition in Birmingham over [More…]

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26th January 2018 – Kyu Grade

 

Well the first kyu grading of the year, always difficult to attract students to attend grading so close after the Christmas break. The standard this time was quite good and so nice to see a couple of our younger members achieving their belts. The first class passes were awarded to Alexa Moore, Rob Nock [More…]

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13th January 2018 – English Kyu Grade Championsips

Well Christmas has come and gone and we’re back onto the tournament trail. The first competition of the year is always the English Kyu Grade Championships. This is always difficult to predict where our squad is in the terms of fitness, so close to the winter break. We have tried our best with [More…]

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19th November 2017 – Yanagi Kai Club Championships

This is the first time we have organised our event in Penrith, this was due to the Manchester Open being moved from September to the beginning of November, we felt it would be a little unfair asking our club members at Sale to support two competitions in such close proximity. It made more sense to [More…]

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4th November 2017 – Manchster Youth Karate Open Championships

Like most great ideas the concept of the Manchester Competition was dreamt up in a bar in the early hours of the morning.

It’s something our senior grades have been discussing over the last few years on how to create a revenue stream to support the Yanagi Kai squad. We are aware that the [More…]

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18th June 2017 – Sale Dojo Kata Competition

Section 1. Cadet Team Kata – Open Grade

1 Sale A – Bevan Lydia – Costin Ellie – Payne Ellie 2 Sale C – Holdsworth Eve – Koshy Jolene – Quine Cara 3 Sale E – Blake Tegan – Martins Finlay – Martins Olivia 3 Sale D – Bartoletta Daniel – Bradshaw Oliver – Brigham [More…]

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11thJune 2017 – Cumbria Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kata 1st – Sam Eagle – 12/13 years brown/black boys 2nd – Lydia Bevan – 13/15 years brown/black girls 2nd – Sarah Whitaker – 13/15 6th to 4th kyu girls 2nd Oliver Baradshaw – 8/9 6th to 4th kyu boys 3rd – Ellie Costin – 10/12 years [More…]

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26th May 2017 – Kyu Grade

Well the dojo is certainly warming up with temperatures outside in the mid twenties, so you can add a few extra degrees to that to have the inside temperature. I priced up for some air conditioning units for the main room early on this year and the price came back around £10,000! So it looks [More…]

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7th May 2017 – Dan Grading

It’s always a huge day in our calendar at Sale Dojo and what seems to be the norm, the sun was glaring through the skylight and the temperature was fairly warm. Despite the heat the course was fairly well attended with only a couple of notable absentees, Kelly Horsfall and Natalie Payne, who were off [More…]

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28th April 2017 – Kyu Grade

Due to circumstance this is the second kyu grade this month, a much bigger affair this time and so nice to see so many of our younger members involved in their first grading. Congratulation to all who past on the day, a special mention to our students who achieved the top grade, Hassan Wajid, [More…]

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