16th December 2016 – High-Funtioning Trafford

Unfortunately two of our students from High Functioning Trafford were unable to participate in the last grading but we felt that it was important that the group progressed through their grades at the same rate. It give me great pleasure to congratulate William and Imogen on their 9th kyu red belt grading. Once again a [More...]

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25th November 2016 – Kyu Grade

 

 

Well the penultimate grading this year, well done to all that passed, unfortunately there were no first class passes this time. This hasn’t happened for a long time even though there were some solid performances. I’ll put this down to me having a bad day.

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27th November 2016 – Yanagi Kai Club Championships

Forming Yanagi Kai Karate Association is one of the things I’m most proud of in my karate life. Our club championship this year showed me how far that we have come in such a short space of time. This is only the second time we have been able to run this event and learning [More...]

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11th November 2016 – High-Functioning

Karate success for High Functioning Trafford

A huge congratulations to the youngsters from High Functioning Trafford, who passed their first karate grades at Sale Dojo.

High-functioning Trafford is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation set up by parents whose children have high-functioning autism and dyspraxia.

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6th November 2016 – Dan Grade

Always a massive day on the Sale Dojo calendar and there seemed to be a strange atmosphere probable due to the disappointment of the previous grading six months ago. At least this time the weather was a little kinder with the dojo a little cooler, there’ll be no excuses this time.

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28th October 2016 – Kyu Grade

 

A very small grading this time, but one of the best results ever, only six attempting grade and five first class passes, brilliant set of results. Firsts class passes awarded to, George Donne, Katie Gwyer, Sam Eagle, Ben Gwyer and Ray Eagle.

19th October 2016 – Free Five Week Beginners Course

A fantastic response to our free five week beginners course with 40 children booked in on the first week. The feedback on the social media has been brilliant and hopefully we should be seeing a few new faces in the main lessons over the next few weeks. Big thanks to Sensei Haley Williamson, Sensei Tony [More...]

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10th October 2016 – Sale Dojo Gym

I’ve had a lot of positive comments over the past 12 month over the extensive works in refurbishing the dojo, this it due to our landlord enabling us to extend the lease on the building (another ten years). I think the final cost will be around the £10,000 mark, just don’t tell Karen and [More...]

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30th September 2016 – Kyu Grade

Congratulations to all who achieved their grades on Friday special mention to the first class passes, Theo Langhorn, Rob Nock, Alan Winn, Alex Langhorn, Ashley Brennan, Oliver Bradshaw, and finally Tegan Blake. It’s so nice to see so many of our adults working through the grading syllabus.

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25th September 2016 – British Karate Open Championships.

Report in follow

Results

Natalie Payne – Gold – Female senior kata Natalie Payne – Gold – Female Junior kata Alice Hylton – Gold – Female Cadet kata Ellie Payne – Gold – Girls 10-11 kata Sam Eagle – Gold – Boys 10 kata Kelly Horsfall – Silver -Female senior kata Brook Burden – Silver [More...]

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