Club Notices

BWCSK Club Notice on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic Update…

It is with deep regret and great sorrow that due to the latest government advice advising all schools and sports clubs to close that we feel the time has come to announce the suspension of all BWCSK classes until further notice. This decison has not been made lightly and we have been continuously speaking to our members and parents of younger members to determine what they wanted us to do up until this point. As a club we have never before had to shut our doors but these are unprecedented times. We believe that we need to take this inevitable decision in the best interests of our students, their families and our instructor’s health. We will look to review this decision as the situation changes over the coming weeks based on the government’s and NHS advice at that time. Please check our Facebook Page and this web site for updates.

We would like to thank our students, parents and family of our younger students and our instructors and assistant instructors for their support  that has allowed us to continue until this point.

Watch this space as we will look to find ways to support all our students continued studies over the coming weeks and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

In the meantime we would like everybody to take care of themselves, stay safe and keep practising.

The BWCSK Team.

Club Notices

BWCSK Club Notice on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

BWCSK are constantly reviewing the situation and latest government guidelines and will keep you informed of the how the club will proceed going forward. We recommend that you check our facebook page (https://en-gb.facebook.com/BirminghamShotokan/) for the most up-to-date information as this will be updated as a priority as the situation evolves, our facebook news feed is also visible on the bottom of all posts on this site.

Karate training is currently on as normal with hygiene protocols in place. There will be no sparring or bag work during this time. Internal doors will be kept open so that contact with surfaces can be minimised and cleaning is in place.  If you or any member of your family are exhibiting symptoms as per government advice please stay away to help ensure the good health of your fellow students, their families and your instructors.


Please make sure your Gi Is washed after each session, may I also point out your white mitts are also washable but they will not be needed as there will be no contact kumite. There will be someone in place to make sure children wash their hands before training.

Whilst we appreciate that some of you may prefer not to participate at this time and fully understand and support that decision we would be grateful if you could inform Sensei Hession so that she can organise classes accordingly.   


Stay safe and be mindful, keep practising even if not attending classes and we look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

The BWCSK team.

Grading

Special Congratulations Arran on passing your Shodan Grading

We would like to offer special congratulations to Arran Mehtam who passed his Shodan grading on Saturday. Arran has shown great spirit and trained very hard to achieve this goal. The fact that he has listened to feedback he has been given and worked to improve on areas that needed it was very evident in his performance on the grading. He graded in front of a panel consisting of Sensei Susan Hession 4th dan, Sensei Richard Amuzu 4th dan and Sensei Michael Paul 1st dan who stepped in to help with the kumite. Well done Arran!

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Grading

March 2020 Kyu Gradings

Well done to everyone who took their gradings on Wednesday or Saturday. You all did very well and Sensei Sue, Sensei Richard and all the instructors were very pleased with the effort, standard and commitment shown.

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Competition

BWCSK at the GB Open Round 1

BWCSK sent a team to compete at the GB Open Competition Series for the first round on the 16th February 2020 held at Wolverhapton Univerity’s  Walsall Campus. The team did well winning a few trophies and adding some points to the leaderboard for the series. Congratulations to all those who competed and our thanks to Mauro and Sophie Menchuni for organising the event.

The BWCSK Team results were as follows:

Name Position Category Points
Paige Hopkins 3rd Under 14 Adapted Kata – All Grades – Mixed 5
Phoebe Hadley Joint 3rd Children 6 years and underJuruken (Kickbag) – Open Grade – Female 5
Shanai Stanley 3rd Team Kumite  
Jacob McBride 3rd Team Kumite  

 

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Club Notices

New class times on Wednesdays

Due to a increase in class size we are adjusting the start times for the Wednesday night class at Longbridge Methodist Church. This is so that we can ensure all students get suitably focused tuition for their grade.

The new times starting this week will be:

  • Beginners to Purple & White Belts: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Brown and Black Belts: 6.30pm – 8pm / 8.30pm (8pm – 8.30pm subject to students demand on the day).
Club Notices

Christmas 2019 & New Year Closure and Re-opening dates.

There will be a small Christmas Party in the back room of the Weoley Castle dojo on Thursday 19/12/2019. Training will be as usual for those wishing to train in the front room.

The last training session for 2019 will be Saturday 21/12/2019 at the Longbridge dojo.

The club will reopen for training on Saturday 4th January 2020 at the Longbridge dojo.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at BWCSK.

Awards & Presentations

December 2019 Kyu Gradings and End of Year Awards

Well done to everyone who graded tonight, it ended up being a long grading evening but you all approached it brilliantly giving your best efforts when called upon and showed great spirit. A special mention for Amy who did an unprecedented triple grading to yellow belt and Madgdi, Dylan and Seth who double graded. None of them knew they were potentially going to do multiple gradings today but as always we take note on class and see how people do when pushed beyond what is expected and if we are very impressed we may call people up to attempt an extra grade after the one they were expecting to do.

We also held are end of year awards after the gradings revealing who won this years Student of the Year. Special congratulations to Kyree Notice who was awarded this year’s club shield for most improved student. This was presented by last years winner Lincoln Boult who received a smaller personalised shield to permanently keep.

BWCSK WKU England squad members Competition

BWCSK WKU England Squad members return celebration

Today we welcomed back the BWCSK club members who were part of the England squad for the WKU World Championships in Austria.

This was a very successful competition with the squad members returning having won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in various categories.

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