22nd December 2011 – Kyu Grade

Well the final grading of 2011 and I think it was one of the busiest and such a difference from last year, could it have something to do with not being -15 degrees? With some great results I would like to congratulate all those who passed their grades on Sunday, it was also nice to [More...]

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4th December 2011 – Irish Championships

Yet again we congratulate Vincent O’Hora for winning the Irish Championships for the 11th consecutive year.

As a club we are so proud of his achievement and I’m sure with all the work Vinny has put in this year, they may be a few more to follow. Don’t be sitting pretty Vinny, I still want [More...]

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20th November 2011 – European Selections

Congratulations to Jake Kiernan, Aaron Kiernan, Lauren Tutty and Kelly Horsfall for their successful selection to the forthcoming European Cadet & Junior Championships which is to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on the 10th -12th February next year. A special mention to Aaron as this will be his first time he has represented his country [More...]

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13th November 2011 – Kyu Grade

Congratulations to everyone who passed their grading in the November grade. I’m extremely happy with the progress of our junior grades at present. A special mention to all the guys who passed with first class passes

John McPeake, Abel Ashby, Amy Bryan Smith and Rebecca Waterman. I would also like to give Emil Waszkiewcz [More...]

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30th October 2011 – Dan Grading

The Dan Grade is always a massive day on the Sale Dojo calendar, but this year was always going to be extra special day due to the fact is was held by Yanagi Kai Karate Association. This is the first senior Dan Grade course ran by our new association and grading panel. I wanted to [More...]

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9th October 2011 – British Shotakan Karate Open

(report by Sarah Whitworth)

Two words sum up my impressions of this competition – weird and unprofessional. Weird because of the unfamiliar scoring (to be explained later), which apparently was used in the Dark Ages when Sensei Swain was a lad! As for unprofessional – well where shall I start? I have been to many [More...]

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8th October 2011 – Kyu Grade

Only a small grading this month, but one of the best for a long time with nearly half of our students with first class passes. I must be getting soft in my old age! Well done to everyone who graded. The students with the top grades were Jake Hewitt, Ben Lucus and Jeremy Koshy.

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1st – 2nd October 2011- British Karate Open Championship

The Kelvin Hall in Glasgow is one of the most famous sporting venues in the UK, with hundreds of world class events being held in this beautiful building. My most favourite memory was back in 1990 at the European Karate Championships where I represented England for the second time, been beaten for the bronze, but [More...]

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18th August 2011 – UK Open Karate Championships

One of the main reasons I find it hard to get students to participate in one of Paul Campbell’s competitions is his persistence in using his own officials and they feel they don’t get the rub of the green. My philosophy is that you have to be in it to win it and cant run [More...]

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11th September 2011- Kyu Grade

Congratulations to all who successfully passed their grades this month, once again a really high standard. A special mention to Daniel Hoyle, Michael Bindon and Lydia Bevan for their first class passes. I would also like to welcome Bailey Healey as our newest senior grade.

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