The Wkc Open Nationals
A huge well to the Ken Shu DOjo Karate Squad today at the WKC Open National Championships
thanks to all the Parents and the club members who came ot support the Squad
It was fab seeing new faces and club attend the event and the the standard went up a level for sure .
i whitnessed many things that made me burst with Pride , i saw a team come together for another one for there members in the Teams kata to help that young fella boost his confidence as he was disabled , i saw another 2 team mates go up against each outher and before and after the results the respect shown to each other and warmth was inspirational , many could learn from these two examples ! .
back to our guys we had sucsess we had disapointment but through it all you carried yourselves with dignaty , i saw 2 members come of age today also was a pleasure to see , i really am proud of you all and i mean all ..
Todays Medal Haul
Gold 5 , Silver 6 , Bronze 6
Huge well done to all who graded
9th Kyu - Scott Turner , Olivia & Sofia Mcklusky
8th Kyu - James Hay , Thomas Cottam , Adam Ahmed
7th Kyu - Julia Klinczak
6th Kyu - Catherine Symons , Brian Schofield , Oliver & Ryan Hindle
5th Kyu - Dennis Kay
Stand outs highlighted in bold !!
Founder members in attendance
Will , Ash , Becks
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING The 2019 AWARDS / PRESENTATION EVENING , We really have moved on from having this in our Own Dojo , FEELLING ALL GROWN UP …
WILL KEEP THIS BRIEF , allocated me 10 Mins
Guys thank you for coming without your ongoing support there isn’t a as were only as good as the members we have so thank you .
FIRST OF ALL A FEW THANK YOU’S FOR 2NIGHT
THOSE WHO RAN AROUND DOING THE UNSEEN THIS N THAT …
CATHERINE , SUZANE , LISA , JAMES , SHARON…..
BEEN AN AMAZING YEAR REALLY HAS MEMBERSHIP IS UP YEAR ON YEAR AND CONSIDERING WE DO NOT ADVERTISE THAT’S DOWN TO YOU THR MEMBESHIP TELLING EVERYONE ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION SO THANK YOU .
WELL DONE TO ALL WHO HAVE PROGRESSED UP THE belt ranks
THE PRE DAN GRADE IS SESSIONS TO HIGHLEIGHTS ANY ISSUES ONCE AGAIN PROVED ITS WORTH WE DO THAT TO HIGHLIGHT WORK NEEDED AS ITS EASY TO BECOME COMPLACENT
There were 2 BLACK BELT GRADE THIS YEAR and Again they were 2 DAY AFFAIR’S one of the hardest tests in any association
7 NEW BLACK BELTS
Becky 3rd dan DAN , Dave Fraser 2nd DAN , Jonny 2nd Dan, Bethany Castle 2nd DAN Olivia 1st Dan , Jack 1st Dan AND Dylan 1ST DAN .
Heads up this year there are potentially 11 members testing for Black but its upto them to put in the work to be noticed and therefore invited .
NOW WERE A TRADITONAL KARATE ASSOCIATION , HOWEVER WE OFFER THE SPORTING COMPERTITON KARATE FOR THOSE WNTING IT
I Retired from the position of Head Ksd Squad Coach and THIS YEAR HAS BEEN AMAZING , AND I THANK SENSEI JAMES , BRAD FOR PUTTING YOUR TIME INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SQUAD AS THE RESULTS FROM THiS YEAR HAVE BEEN AMAZING since taking over from me .
GOLD 37 SILVER 38 BRONZE 40
IN JANUARY THE 1ST COMPERTITION OF THE YEAR SAW MEDALISTS QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD KARATE KICKBOXING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS , OUR 2nd WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS THEY WERE TO BECOME MEMBERS OF TEAM ENGLAND
A huge well done to you guys
James , Brad , Liv , Nate , Jess , Logan ,Luke , Beth , Mand , Ali , Jack , Issy Ava H , Ava C Ryan Dylan
They REPRESENTED US KSD KARATE AS PART OF TEAM ENGLAND
FANCY THAT …… WELL THE FIRST COMP IS OPEN TO ALL in few weeks come along to Squad Training to .
WE ONCE AGAIN RAN OUR OWN UNIQUE IN HOUSE OPEN TO ALL COMP ANOTHER AMAZING DAY WELL DONE TO ALL WHO TOOK PART THE KSD KARATE GRAND CHAMP WAS Olivia Holden .
THE CLUB ONCE AGAIN WAS AWARDED THE COBRA Martial ARTS ASSOCIATION CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE .
CHARITY CONTRIBUTIONS THIS YEAR WERE SPONCERING MEMBERS ON THERE PERSONAL FUND RAISING GOALS ,,, TOTAL WAS £300 GIVEN ..
THANK YOU TO ALL .
Onto the awards