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Kimesanchin Kata & Kumite Tournament 24/06/2016

Sensei Oren, Mark and Daniel Brightey

Sensei Oren, Mark and Daniel Brightey

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 a competition.

The tournament, which started at 11am and lasted until 5pm, had kata, team kata, and kumite categories split between juniors and seniors (and a “tag” kumite for the ‘peewee’ categories).

Two of Zanshin’s students, father and son, Mark and Daniel Brightey (2nd and 5th kyu respectively) joined me for the kumite categories.

Daniel Brightey awarded 3rd place

Daniel Brightey awarded 3rd place

I am happy to announce that Daniel Brightey walked away with 3rd place bronze for his category – after being placed in a higher category (he’s 14 and a 5th Kyu, and was pitted against other U16s and yudansha). It was tough but I’m sure he’ll agree well worth the training.

Unfortunately Mark and I were not as lucky in our category. We were in the over-18s, 3rd kyu and above category. Next year though, we will do better!

Sensei Oren performing Pinan Godan

Finally, I entered the kata category at a last-minute push from Kimesanchin’s instructor Ian. While I got through to the 3rd place deciding match, I blanked in my performance of Wanshu,
which lost me the medal.

 

 

Daniel Brightey sparring

Daniel Brightey sparring

Sensei Oren mid-sparring

Sensei Oren mid-sparring

Sensei Oren mid-sparring

Sensei Oren mid-sparring

Categories: Instructors, Updates

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 may have space on the day, but it’s wise to put your name down ahead of time. You can do this by e-mailing Sensei Gary on garyswiftkyoshi@gmail.com.

 

5th June 2016 – Kumite-gata and Idori-no-gata course

Venue: Horsham Wado Karate Club, Kingslea Primary School, Kings Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5PS

Time: 10am to 2pm

Price: £15.00 /£10.00 for family units

Instructor: Sensei Gary Swift Kyoshi

18th June 2016 – BWF Kata Judges course

 

Venue: Horsham Wado Karate Club, Kingslea Primary School, Kings Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5PS

Time: 10am to 2pm

Price: £15.00 /£10.00 for family units

Instructor: Sensei Gary Swift Kyoshi

Open to all grades, but minimum age of 12.

25th June 2016 – Kime-Sanchin Kata & Kumite Championships

Venue: Hawley Leisure Centre, Fernhill Road, Blackwater, GU17 9BW

Time: 10am onwards

Price: £10 competitors. Spectators FREE

Contact: Ian Clarke at kambiumandco@aol.com

Open to all grades and ages! A great opportunity to get some experience in before the BWF tournament in October 2016.

Categories: Courses, Updates