Kumite-gata course photos and attendance

Some good attendance at last Sunday’s course hosted at Horsham dojo. We covered kumite-gata – the 10 pairwork exercises that preceded the kihon-gumite as we know them today. Thank you to Henri (4th Kyu) and Vita (5th Kyu) for coming along and representing the club. If you want to see over an hour of instructional

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Second session reopened!

Just wanted to quickly let everybody know, if you don’t already, that we are re-opening, at least temporarily, the 7.15 to 8.15pm class on Friday evenings. So long as the attendance is there we will keep it so! Hope to see you all there! Sensei Oren

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Successful double grading

I would like to wish a hearty congratulations to both Henri and Vita for passing their latest gradings! Both have been training hard in the dojo and at home at it shows with their marvelous progress.

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End of year updates – Sensei Oren awarded Shogo Tashi, and more…

As we approach the end of another year, I’d like to thank my students for another hard year of training. Between having new (clearly dedicated) students joining our ranks and well established, hard training students achieving their 1st Dan, I consider this a great year for the club. We remain small, and train harder for

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New Zanshin 1st Dan!

I would like to wish a deeply heartfelt congratulations to Peter Collier, who passed his 1st Dan black belt exam on Saturday 29th September 2018 under the supervision of Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan Kyoshi and a panel of our esteemed yudansha (including yours truly). We have had Peter in the class for many many

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A little update

Hey all! I noticed I haven’t posted anything up in a while, so I thought why not give you all just a morsel of training footage. Just to whet your appetites:   Also, from my recent training weekend in Bergen, Norway (October 2017) Some slow mo from Christer and James #karate #wado IWFN Wado Karate

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8th Kyu Grading

Another hardy congratulations to Alfie Fairall, who graded to 8th Kyu last Friday. He did great and it really showed as he was awarded a First Class pass, something I have not done in many years. It shows technique way above his grade level, which I hope he continues to train and maintain.   I’ll

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Upcoming Training Closures

Dear students There will be no training on Good Friday, 14th April, due to school closure. Also, due to a school production, there will be no training on Friday 16th June. Hopefully, these will be the only closed sessions throughout the spring & summer! All the best Sensei Oren

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9th Kyu Grading

Congratulations to Alfie for his successful 9th Kyu grading on Friday! His first step on a long journey, and on his way to catching up with his dad!  

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3rd Dan Promotion

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be graded to 3rd Dan under Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan Kyoshi. It was a tough grading but I made it 🙂 a big thank you to Leslie Forester for his assistance with both driving us there and back and as a partner in my Kata Kaisetsu and Kihon

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