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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 footage for the kumite-gata, make sure you purchase the Wado Comprehensive from Sensei Gary Swift, which will allow you to access the online archives at British Wadokai

Categories: Courses, Updates

Hanshi Course & Cup Feedback

Many, maaaaany thanks to ALL 80 odd students who came to the Hanshi course (and later Hanshi Cup) in Horsham today. I hope you all took plenty away from the 6 training segments (which seemed to become shorter each time due to constant overrunning 😉 ).

For those of you who were able to eat the cake provided, I hope it was worth it – I’m not at all jealous!

I’d also like to add I’m really proud of the students from Zanshin and Horsham dojo who competed in the kata competition. Being an open division you were up against odds far above your usual grades, and you put tremendous effort into your practice and performance. I’ve had some great comments about you so believe me when I say – you have made me very proud!

I was really lucky and proud to walk away with a 3rd place bronze medal, and would like to congratulate Colin Holmes of East-West Wado (Newcastle) for his 1st place win!

See attached a few photos I had on my phone. Hopefully many more to follow!

Sensei Oren

PS – keep an eye on Wado News for more photos and articles

I can’t seem to stop this photo uploading upside down – so go practice your headstands!

Categories: Courses, Events, tournaments

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 Hill Town Fayre, let’s show the locals a little of what our club has been training for.

Stall set up will be at 09:15. We will have a public performance starting at 12:20 for twenty minutes. Please wear your training Gi and white shoes / socks (ideally thin trainers as opposed to bulky ones). Hopefully the sun holds out!

Cowfold Fete – 2nd July 2016 – 10am onwards

After a dreary event in 2014, we’re hoping this year the 2nd of July will have sunshine! We will be setting up a gazebo and table, and hopefully squeeze in a demo or two.

Horsham Sparks in the Park – 10th July 2016 – 12pm onwards

The 2014 event was extremely well attended, and very very sunny, so bring sun-cream! As with Cowfold we hope to have a large demo area and demo slot, so be sure to practice your kata and come and show it off.


More to come as they are arranged…

Categories: Updates