upcoming events in march

we have a number of great events planned for march:
saturday, 11 march – special session with sensei john parnell, 6th dan.
14:00-15:00 – all grades
15:00-16:00 – black & brown belts
free to club members; guests £5.
thursday, 16 march – special session with sensei neil jerome, 5th dan.
20:00-21:30 – black & brown belts only
free to club members; guests £7.
saturday, 25 march – special session and kyu grading with sensei frank brennan, 8th dan.
the rising sun karate academy in woking. see website for details.
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october training schedule update

thursday, 13 october – no session due to an event at the spectrum

saturday, 15 october – special session with sensei john parnell, 6th dan, and sensei neil jerome, 5th dan.

sunday, 16 october – technical kata clinic with sensei neil jerome, 5th dan, at wimbledon karate SW19 3TZ, 2-4pm.

tuesday, 18 october – no session due to a blood donation event at the spectrum.

sunday, 23 october – advanced black & brown belt lesson with sessei bob poynton, 8th dan, at kenmei karate, 12:30-2:00pm, £10.

sunday, 23 october – special session and kyu grading with sessei bob poynton, 8th dan, at kenmei karate,  2pm onwards. £5 for lesson only, £20 for lesson and grading.

Mark your diaries

June and July are packed with lots of great training opportunities with top instructors:

Sutton 5 June 3-5pm – sensei Neil Jerome, 4th dan, is hosting an advanced lesson for black and brown belts. this is a great opportunity for anyone preparing to take their dan grading in the near future. what’s more it is free for regular club members!

Sutton 19 June 3-5pm – another black and brown belt advanced session with sensei Neil Jerome. can’t have too many of those.

Guildford 30 June 8-9:30pm – sensei John Parnell, 5th dan, will be teaching our regular lesson. if you missed the lesson we had with John recently there’s your opportunity to make it up for yourself and if you didn’t then you already know you don’t want to miss this one either.

Sutton 3 July – sensei Garry Harford, 8th dan, is coming to sutton for our joint kyu grading with kenmei karate. there will be an advanced lesson for black and brown belts 11-12:30pm, then a special lesson for kyu grades 13:00-2:30pm followed by the grading. £10 for the black and brown lesson, £20 for the grading or £5 for training only.

Bath 16 July – free black and brown belt course and dan grading. check the KUGB website for details. checklist for those grading: license (of course!), gum shield and mitts, gi and belt (you’d be surprised). check that you sparring mitts comply with current KUGB requirements or get new ones from Kamae. don’t wait for the eve of the grading. check that you have everything ready today!

Woking 17 July – sensei Garry Harford at the Rising Sun Karate Academy for their kyu grading. an opportunity for those who cannot make the grading on the 3rd or just want to train with sensei Harford again, which i’m sure many will do. £12 for training only or £30 for training and grading.

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Kyu grading, Sunday 13 December

Our upcoming grading this Sunday will be with sensei Bob Rhodes, 8th dan at Kenmei Karate club in Sutton (see map below). The grading will start with a lesson that normally lasts for about an hour and a half, then a short break and finally the kyu grading itself, which is expected to last about half an hour.

All grades are welcome to the lesson including black belts or kyu grades who are not grading. Those we are grading must bring their current KUGB licence (little red book). Costs are £5 for the lesson only or £20 for lesson and grading.

For parents with children grading: please ensure that your child/ren visit the toilets before the lesson or very quickly during the short break before the grading.