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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 years now. He’s shown absolute commitment to the club and to Wado as a whole, and I hope he continues to train and improve, and slowly pass on some of his knowledge to new students as a teacher.

Also grading were: our Horsham local Chris Holland, going for 1st Dan; Luke Spooner of the Cranleigh club, going for 1st Dan. We had James Latimer of Grey Wolf Karate successfully pass his 3rd Dan exam, and Mark Dupee of Shinwaryu Karatedo Sourdeval also achieve 3rd Dan.

Yudan Shinsa Sept 2018

 


Yudan Shinsa Sept 2018 B

 

This is only the beginning – I can’t wait to see what training has in store for Peter in the future ūüėČ

 

See you in the dojo!

Sensei Oren

Categories: Gradings, 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

Mittsu-ji Temple Kata Course

Hello all! On Sunday I was lucky enough to enjoy yet another of the annual Mittsu-ji temple kata courses under Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan.

For those who do not know, the ‘Temple Kata’ are Jit-te ‘Temple Hand’, Ji-han/Ji-on ‘Temple Sound’, and Ji-in ‘Temple Ground’. ¬†As written on the BWK website:

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Refers to the 3-temple Kata of British Wadokai. Ji’tte, Ji’han and Ji’in form a group of kata beginning with the same characteristic kamae, which obviously has roots in ancient Chinese boxing. Read more…

With around a dozen in attendance, including several from Grey Wolf Karate and from another club within the BWF, Kimesanchin, the 4 hour course managed to cover in detail the kaisetsu and bunkai of the first kata, Jit-te. The remaining two kata, albeit in not as much detail, were edged in to the remaining two hours.

Here are some of the photos from the day:

Categories: Courses