17th November – Kyu Grade

Congratulations to all who achieved their grades on Sunday, once again so pleased with the standard of performance on the day. A special mention to are high achievers, first class passes went to Ted Gwyer, Ellie Payne and Jeremy Koshy. Nice to see Sensei Andy Blake back at the front of the grading after his [More...]

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10th November 2013 – Yanagi Kai Dan Grade

Once again the Dan Grade course was very well attended, huge thanks to all, the dojo probably isn’t big enough for the numbers in attendance for the course, but I’m very reluctant to relocate as it is the perfect venue for our Dan Grade and is the spiritual home of Yanagi Kai.

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23rd October – Free Five Week Beginners Course

A huge thanks to all who attended our free five week beginners course, I hope everyone enjoyed the course, I certainly had fun. This is the first time we haven’t had to advertise and still had around forty attend the course. Usually the numbers dwindle around week three but this year most who started the [More...]

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20th October – Kyu Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all who passed their kyu grades on Sunday, some really solid performances. A special mention to Liam Cameron, Daniel Barloletta and James Nightingale who achieved their grades with first class honours.

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12th October 2013 – VII International Karate Open Bielsko- Biala Poland

Over the past few years we have been competing abroad, either with National teams or in small groups, so I think it was about time that we arranged a trip on a bigger scale for the Yanagi Kai squad. So when Sensei Peter Bibby informed us that he has a contact in Poland and they [More...]

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6th October 2013 – Centre England International Open

I knew there would be one or two top competitors coming out of the woodwork when I read on the enter form there was prize money on offer. To be honest, this is something I’m not a fan of, I a feel the sport should be amateur, but I can’t blame any athletes as the [More...]

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29th September 2013 – East Yorkshire Open

One of the better competitions of the year due to the diversity of the sections and with the location, this gave use a great opportunity to compete as Yanagi Kai with one of our sister clubs Fix ‘N’ Kiks from just along the east coast. Most of our elite athletes were training at an England [More...]

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22nd September 2013 – United All Styles Karate Open

(report by Dave Holmes)

As the only competitor to represent Sale Dojo, Natasha Holmes did the club proud. Starting the day with the kata section, Natasha tried a couple of new katas she has been working on with Kelly Horsfall and went on to win her first gold of the day. Individual kumite was a [More...]

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22nd September 2013 – Kyu Grade

Congratulations to all who passed their kyu grades on Sunday, some really solid performances. A special mention to Sinhin Li who achieved his second brown belt with a first class pass.

7th September 2013 – British International Open Championships

The British Open has the potential of being one of the biggest International events on the European calendar, the one thing that always seems to hold it back is the lack of descent venues. There is never anywhere big enough to hold a prestigious event like this, Crystal Palace, Kelvin Hall, Meadow Bank have all [More...]

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