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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Christmas 2016 Updates

Hello all, Just a brief update before we hit the Christmas holidays. Yesterday we had the final Horsham DKW Wednesday evening training until the 4th January 2017. For us training on Fridays in Burgess Hill, we still have tomorrow (9th) and next week (16th) before we break up for the holidays. We will be back

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The Many Ways of Practicing Kata

During the last training session we covered kata Pinan Nidan in detail, trying to find ways to best remember and memorise the techniques and stances. I briefly discussed with some of the students about the many different ways that kata can be practiced to better understand it and learn it.   http://www.karatebyjesse.com/51-awesome-ways-to-practice-k…/ This is an

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Kimesanchin Kata & Kumite Tournament 24/06/2016

So I’m a week late posting this, but I wanted to run this update with photos to go along with it. I was invited to participate in KimeSanchin’s yearly kata & kumite tournament. The last time I was at a karate tournament was in 2010, so this was quite the gap to get back into

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Easter Return & New Class!

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. We’re back to normal this week. Wednesday training in Horsham. Friday is now a DOUBLE session again! 6:15pm-7:15pm beginners, 7:15pm to 8:15pm intermediates. Finally: NEW EVENING CLASSES STARTING 5TH APRIL At the Redwood Centre in Haywards Heath, we will be starting a new Tuesday evening class, 7pm to

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Good Friday Closure & Second Session Reopening

Just a reminder that we will not be open on Good Friday (25th March). So final training at Oakmeeds of the month is the 18th! Also, as of April 1st we will be reopening the second session on a Friday evening, 7:15 to 8:15. And no, it’s not a joke 😉

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Upcoming Events

Let’s hope this summer holds! We as a club want to get out into the community, and what better way to start than with a couple of fetes? Join us for these upcoming events: Burgess Hill Town Fayre – 12th June 2016 – 11am to 4pm Our first time trying to pitch a tent up at Burgess

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Upcoming Courses

Hello all! As you should all know, you can find the most up-to-date BWK date section here. I thought it important to highlight a few of the main upcoming events happening this year, especially the local ones. Clear your calendars folks, because I want you to attend as many of these as you can: These courses

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