29th December 2010 – Burst Pipes

What a typical end to the year, as the weather starts to turn a little milder the inevitable happened down at the dojo, two of the pipes burst in the toilet area. Luckily Angela Tomlin had gone in to train over the Christmas break, if not the damage could have been devastating.

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19th December 2010 – Kyu Grade

Oh my god!!! How cold is the dojo?

Why does the December grading always seem to fall on the coldest day of the year? However it didn’t take that long get everybody warmed up with some outstanding performances. First class passes achieved by Anna Twers, Jeremy Koshy and Autumn Holmes.

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11th December 2010 – Bag Packing

A big thank you to our squad members for supporting the bag packing at Marks & Spencer in the Trafford Centre. What a tremendous job guys and girls for raising £368.50, hopefully this money raised will take a little of the burden off our parents in this tough financial times. I would also like to [More...]

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21st November 2010 – Kyu Grade

One of the biggest grades of the year and once again I was extremely pleased with the standard of our Kyu grades on the day. A big thanks to Sarah Whitworth for giving up her time to help some of our younger members polish up before the grade. A special mention to the student who [More...]

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7th November 2010 – 30th Anniversary Ken Yu Kai Nationals

I think over the years the Ken Yu Kai Nationals has slowly gone down the pecking order with other competitions taking priority. I know when I was an up and coming competitor this was the one event that was on top of my list to win and probably one of the hardest as well. With [More...]

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3rd November 2010 – 4th Bowdon Cubs

I would like to say a huge thanks to all the boys from 4th Bowdon Scout group who attended a taster lesson down at the dojo on Wednesday evening. I hope everyone enjoyed the lesson, I know I had great fun teaching and hopefully we as a club can do something together in the future [More...]

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24th October 2010 – Dan Grade, Kyu Grade

The start of a long day of gradings 9.30 at Sale Dojo with the our Kyu grade and then off to Failsworth to sit on the panel to over see the Dan grade. Congratulations to all who successfully passed their Kyu grades.

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20th October 2010 – Free Five Week Beginners Course

We welcome our new intake of beginners to Sale Dojo, as they have successfully completed our free five week course. As usual this is becoming a very popular way of introducing new members to our club. I hope everybody enjoyed the experience as I know that I did and the other instructors involved. The [More...]

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10th October 2010 – Perfect 10 for Karate Champ

(Report from Matt Davis, Trafford Metro)

Ten is the magic number for karate champion Vincent O’Hora the 26 year old was crowned Irish Champion for record breaking 10th year in a row on supposedly the luckiest day of the year. The Irish captain beat Joshua Cashwell in the male senior under 84kg to retain his [More...]

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2nd October 2010 – England Selections

Always a very difficult time at final selections for any major championships and this one was no different.

First I would like to congratulate Josh Farrand and Lauren Tutty for their successful selection to represent England in the European Championships which is going to be held in Serbia in February 0f next year.

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