Monday 7th May - no training

A reminder that Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 7th May, so there will be no training. All other training is unaffected.

Easter Monday - no training

There will no training on Easter Monday, 9th April, as Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall will be closed for the Bank Holiday. Normal training resumes the following week.

Extra hour's training - Monday 2nd April

There will be extra hour's training session on Monday 2nd April at Kelsey Kerridge, concentrating on the kata Heian Yondan.

Grading: 11th March 2012

Well done to all 22 students who graded on Sunday 11th March 2012. We have pictures and results.

Netherhall Training - Change of Room

From next Wednesday, 22nd February, training at Netherhall will take place in the Blue Gym, and no longer in the dance studio. This is a welcome change, giving us much more space. Follow signs to the gym once you are through the double doors.

Calendar Updates for 2012

The calendar for 2012 is now available from your senseis. Dates have been added to the Google Calendars for the SKA and the club, and the dates of the gradings have been added to the gradings page.

The major SKA dates for this year are:

  • 13 May - Brown and Black Belt Kata Course
  • 1 July - SKA Open Day
  • 24 November - Black Belt Grading

All of those events take place at Southbury Leisure Centre, Enfield.

Sponsored Karate-thon - 22/23 February

Charlotte Durant has been selected as a volunteer teaching Maths and Science in Guyana with Project Trust. In order to take part in this, she needs to raise £5100 in sponsorship. To help towards this, our club and others will be holding a sponsored karate-thon, with each student, regardless of age, aiming to complete 1000 techniques in an hour. This will be taking place during normal training times on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23d February.

Extra hour's training - Monday 6th February

On Monday 6th February at Kelsey Kerridge Sensei Claire will conduct an extra hour's training for those who wish to attend. Higher grades will focus on the kata Kanku Dai, and lower grades on the kata Heian Yondan. The cost of hiring the hall will be split between those attending; this normally works out at around £3 per head.

Dan grading training

For those 1st Kyus and 1st Dans thinking of taking their 1st or 2nd Dan in November, Sensei Durant will be conducting training sessions on the last Thursday of every month this year, during the normal training at Cambridge Regional College. He will be able to answer questions about all aspects of the grading syllabus, and will be concentrating on training candidates to improve their kata and kumite. These sessions will be invaluable, and if you are thinking of taking a black belt grading you should make every effort to attend.

Christmas Break

We wish all our students a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. The last training before Christmas will be on Monday 19th December at Kelsey Kerridge - there is no training at Netherhall or Cambridge Regional College this week. Training will resume at all locations starting with Netherhall on Wednesday 4th January 2012. We look forward to seeing everyone raring to go in the New Year!

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