19th December 2014 – Kyu Grade 2014

Wow….. The final grading of the year and where has the time gone? As to be expected one of the quieter grades we have done but just as important as any. Congratulations to all who passed their grades, special mention to Liberty-Paige Blake and Shaarav Sudeesh on their firsts.

Cheer up Joe “you passed”!!!!

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30th November 2014 – Sale Dojo Cadet Kumite Competition

(podium pictures are at the bottom of this report)

What a brilliant day!

I can’t stress how important it is for us as a club to hold these development competitions and this time most of our students bought into the concept. It’s usually so hard to try to get our members to participate in [More...]

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16th November 2014 – Kyu Grade

Congratulations to all who achieve their grades on Sunday, a special mention to Jolene Koshy and Natalie Golden on their first class passes. Well done all.

9th November 2014 – Yanagi Kai Dan Grading

Once again I would like to thank everyone who attended the Dan grade course on Sunday, it’s so nice to see all of our seniors training together. In some cases this will be the first time some students have trained at the dojo and hopefully they will go back to their clubs with a positive [More...]

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23rd October 2014 – Free Five Week Beginners Course

A huge thanks to all our new members who completed our free five week beginners course. Another well turned out course, hopefully we will see you all soon the main classes.

Well done all!

17th October – Kyu grade

We used this grading to see if it’s feasible to hold a grading on a Friday evening, the feedback as well as the results seem to be positive, so I think next year we will go ahead with our plans. Congratulation to all involved in the grade once again such a great standard, special mention [More...]

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4th October 2014 – Polish Open

This will be are second year we have entered this competition, but the first, as the full Yanagi Kai squad. I feel it is so important that all our clubs try to support international events where possible, it’s a great opportunity for our young athletes to gain vital experience at a higher level. Hopefully it [More...]

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27th September – British International Open

I know that the British Karate Federation have had loads of negative publicity on the social media sites over the pass few months, planning the British Championships on the same weekend as the golf’s, Ryder Cup didn’t help there cores. As a consequence if you didn’t book a hotel months in advance there just wasn’t [More...]

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21st September 2014 – UK Open Championships

Over the years we have criticized competitions ran by PC Karate, the main reason is the unwillingness to use EKF officials, as you only have to have a few poor decisions and it can ruin the whole day. He always seems to get a great support from the clubs in and around the West Midlands [More...]

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14th September 2014 – Kyu Grade

Congratulations to all who passed their grades on Sunday, with just under 50% achieving first class passes, that’s an unbelievable effort from all, well done. First class grades: Sofia Lees, Mae Mackay, Nick Gilbert, Martin Blythe, Jolene Koshy and Ben Gwyer.

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