special guest – sensei Cristina Finta

we are very pleased to be hosting sensei Cristina Finta, 4th dan, this sunday, 3 march. Sensei Finta is a fantastic instructor as well as a member of the KUGB England kata team and has already won many awards in competitions.

Schedule:
14:30 – 15:30 all grades
15:30 – 16:30 black and brown belts

Price: £7 per person or just £5 for SHOTORAMA unlimited (bring your wristband!)

special guest instructor: sensei Cristina Finta 4th dan

upcoming events

i am very excited to announce a number of exciting events planned over the next few weeks:

saturday, 30 june: special seminar
14:00-15:00 – introduction to bojutsu
15:00-16:00 – karate forms: meaning, purpose & application

sunday, 8 july: special training and kyu grading with sensei garry harford, 8th dan
11:00-12:00 – all grades training
12:00-13:30 – kyu grading
13:30-15:30 – black & brown belt training
venue: the rising sun karate academy, winston churchill sports centre, gu21 8tl woking

thursday, 12 july: lesson with sensei neil jerome, 5th dan
20:00-21:30 – neil will be teaching our regular thursday class

sunday, 15 july: special session with sensei neil jerome, 5th dan
14:00-15:30 – all grades
15:30-16:30 – black & brown belts

 

special session, sunday 28 may

i’m very excited to be hosting sensei neil jerome again at the end of may. neil will be making a brief visit to the uk and has very generously offered to teach. we’ll have a general session open to all grades 14:00-15:30 followed by an instructors’ class 15:30 to 16:30. the instructors’ class is aim at instructors, assistants instructors and senior grades involved in teaching or those aspiring to become instructors. fees are £7 per person for the first lesson or £10 for both.

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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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Upcoming events

The festive period is nearly upon us, but we have some great opportunities to train and enjoy karate before the year is out:
28-29/11 – European Shotokan Karate-do Association (ESKA) Championships at the K2 in Crawley.
5/12 – Free KUGB Brown/Black belt course in Egham with sensei Andy Sherry, 9th dan, and sensei Frank Brennan, 8th dan. 
6/12 – Grading practice (kyu grades) and lesson (for all) at Kenmei karate in sutton, 2-4pm.
13/12 – Advanced lesson and kyu grading with sensei Bon Rhodes, 8th dan, at Kenmei karate, 4-6pm.
17/12 – Lesson with sensei John Parnell, 5th dan, at Kanshin karate in Guildford, 8-9pm. All grades welcome.DSC_0024sbw