Special session, saturday 28 april

we’ll be hosting sensei john parnell, 6th dan, on saturday, 28 april. the first session, 16:00-17:00 is open to all grades; followed by a black & brown belt session,  17:00-18:00. fee regular members;  guests £7 per person.

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we have some great events coming up in the next few months, so mark your diaries:

  • thursday, 20 april, 8:00-9:30pm – training with sensei laszlo eross, 2nd dan.
  • saturday, 29 april, 15:00-17:00 – kumite workshop with sensei jamie sims, 3rd dan.
  • sunday, 28 may, 14:00-16:30 – special lesson with sensei neil jerome, 5th dan, followed by an seminar for instructors and assistant instructors.
  • saturday, june 3, 12:00-14:00 – sensei greg hegarty, 5th dan, at the rising sun karate academy.
  • sunday, june 25th, 14:00-16:30 – special lesson with sensei john parnell, 6th dan.

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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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Schedule update

Owing to events taking place at the Spectrum there will be no adult lessons in the first week of May, that is Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May, and Thursday, 5 May. Instead there will be a special session with Sensei John Parnell, 5th dan, on Saturday 28 May. Details will follow.

For those who wish to keep up their training regimen the Monday lesson at Kenmei karate in Sutton is on as normal.

Please note that the junior lesson on Tuesday, 3 May, will be unaffected.

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