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All students are reminded that there is no club training this weekend, as Sensei will be at the spring seminar. Also, the following Sunday will be the monthly Kata squad training session, and all federation karateka are welcome.
Newtownards, Bangor and Downpatrick Wado Ryu Karate clubs have announced they are delighted to host a special spring training seminar at the end of this month. The special guest instructor will be Sensei Eleni Suzuki (6th Dan), the wife of the late Japanese Master, Prof. T. Suzuki.
Sensei Eleni can lay claim to first class technical and teaching credentials having trained intensively with her husband for many years. Additionally, she has travelled to many countries, participating and assisting with hundreds of black belt seminars.
Training and grading sessions as follows:
Date: Sat, 27-Apr-2013
Time: 12:30 to 14:30
Venue: St. Patricks Hall, Newtownards
Training will be followed by a kyu grading session for all qualifying karateka.
Date: Sun, 28-Apr-2013
Time: 14:00 to 16:00
Venue: Ballymote Leisure Centre, Downpatrick
As Sensei Bell will be attending both sessions, there will be no regular club training that weekend. All students are invited to attend these special training events.
The good news is that there will be training as usual on Saturday. Unfortunately, The Robinson Centre is closed Easter Sunday so there will be no class. Pls remember (while consuming huge amounts of chocolate) that Sensei Bell has indicated there is a grading session coming up soon and everyone is reminded of he importance of training at home, especially when regular classes are off. Happy Easter!
Sat, 30-Mar-2013: On
Sun, 31-Mar-2013: Off
The Robinson Centre will not be open on Sunday, 17th March so there’ll be no be no Sunday training next weekend. Saturday’s class will take place as normal tho.
As there is currently a lot of renovation work going on, it’s not yet clear if classes the following weekend can take place yet. More info will be posted here as we get it.
UPDATE: The Robinson Centre is going to be open on Sunday after all, so the regular training class is back on. We’ve also been told that the building works should not affect next week too.
Sensei Bell announced today that from March, the first Sunday of each month will be a dedicated Kata training session. These classes are open to all WIKF karateka. Other Sunday sessions will be regular club training as before.
Congratulations to all the Kiryoku students who took part in todays grading session and successfully achieved their next belts:
9th Kyu (Red)
8th Kyu (Yellow)
7th Kyu (Orange)
Club regulars will have noticed that recent training sessions have featured a lot more syllabus material drill for all karateka. Sensei Bell is planning to run a kyu grading session within the next few weeks and has suggested that any student hoping to attempt their next belt will need to continue to practice outside club and be familiar with their grading syllabus. Students are also reminded to check their WIKF license renewal dates.
The first competition of the new year will take place at the start of February – the 22nd annual North Vs South Open Championship. As the name implies, this event is open to all karateka from north and south of the border, regardless of club affiliation or style. Like previous years, there will be categorised junior and senior competitive events for Kata, Kumite and team Kumite.
Venue: Belfast Institute
Date: Sat, 04-Feb-2013
Time: 09:00 to 18:00
As Sensei Bell will be attending, there will be no club training on that Saturday. Anyone wishing to take part, should let Sensei know ASAP for registration. Students not taking part are invited to come along as spectators and support this event.
Congratulations to our newest club members on successfully achieving their first coloured belts:
9th Kyu (Red)
8th Kyu (Yellow)