16th December 2012 – Kyu Grade

Well finally the last grading of the year and once again some fantastic results, well done to all who passed their grades on Sunday, first class passes Barney Cowan, Sam Eagle, Sinhin Li and Autumn Holmes.

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2nd December 2012 – Sale Dojo Kyu Grade Kumite Competition

Over the past couple of years there has been a little criticism that the squad is getting older and we are not replacing it with new talent and I think to be honest the fights just haven’t been there to pick from but with most things I believe that it is cyclical and after this [More...]

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21st November 2012 – Referees Course

Can I just say a huge thanks to Sensei Peter Bibby for putting on a free referees course on Wednesday evening, a really enjoyable course and an insight into how hard the job is. Great positive feedback from all who attended, maybe it may inspire one or two of you to take on a new [More...]

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18th November 2012 – English Karate Federation Northern Region Squad Training

I have been head coach for the Northern Region England Squad for the past 18 months, apart from the bureaucracy, I have really enjoyed the training sessions. It’s given me a great opportunity to work with some of the top coaches in the country and share ideas, hopefully I will be able to introduce them [More...]

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11th November 2012 – Belgian Karate Open

OK so I had a few more jobs on this trip than my normal “mum” and “photographer” roles, I was to be travel organiser and coach too, as I was travelling solo with Lauren & Thomas for this tournament. We arrived at Charleroi airport & successfully caught a bus to Leuven where we were staying [More...]

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11th November 2012 – Kyu Grade

Well done to all who participated in the Kyu grading on Sunday, especially Andrew Domville, Joseph Gwyer, Jake Halton, Ben Moss, Armin Jebbehdar, Shayda Jebbehdar, Jeremy Koshy and Lindia Bevan who all achieved a first class pass.

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28th October 2012 – Yanagi Kai Dan Grade

I’d Just like to say a huge thanks to all our senior grades who supported the Dan grade course on Sunday 28th, Its the only time our Shito Ryu based clubs have the chance to get together and mix with the other clubs. With over fifty senior grade in attendance I now feel we are [More...]

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17th October 2012 – 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 next [More...]

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13th-14th October 2012 – Rafael Aghayev Kumite Seminar

I would just like to say a huge thank you to John Philips from Fix ‘n’ Kiks for organizing the kumite seminar with living legend Rafael Aghayev 3rd dan. Aghayev is four times World Champion, ten times European Champion.

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6th-7th October 2012 -British Open Karate Championships

Another major competition in Scotland and to be honest I think it’s about time for the English to get their act together and organise a tournament on our door step. We are supposed to be the largest group from the home nations, but can you remember the last time England held a major event of [More...]

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