Kyu Gradings September 2019

On Wednesday 18th September 2019 the BWCSK September gradings were held at the Longbridge dojo with Senseis Sue Hession 4th dan, Richard Amuzu 4th dan, Faye Tonkinson 2nd dan in attendance on the panel with a guest appearance by Sensei Austin Birks 5th dan.

Everyone did very well and we were very pleased with the standard on display.  A special mention for our two senior white belts who double graded to red belt.

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Awards & Presentations

Dan Grade Certificate Presentation for the June 2019 Gradings

On Saturday 10th August 2019, the last session before the summer recess we held the certificate presentation for those who passed their dan gradings  in June. Angela Notice , who passed her Shodan examination, Hanna B. who passed her Sandan examination and Sensei Jeffett Jenkins of Walk Right Karate Kai who passed her Sandan received their NAKMAS certificates and cards. Angela Notice received a special presentation of one of the late Shihan Cummins’ trophies presented by Sensei Dorien Cummins having originally trained with Shihan Cummins for a number of years in the past before  returning to training and finally achieving her black belt.

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Special Congratulations passing your Dan gradings!

Special congratulations to our newest shodan (1st dan) and two new sandan (3rd dan) black belts who passed their gradings on Wednesday 19th June 2019. They took their grading under the watchful eye of the panel consisting of  Sensei Austin Birks 5th dan, Sensei Susan Hession 4th dan, Sensei Richard Amuzu 4th dan and Sensei Dorien Cummins 2nd dan  (widow of our late sensei and club founder Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan).

It had been over eight years since some of them had previously graded but they have shown dedication and determination in their training to reach this point. They had a tough grading which tests character as much as technique and all passed admirably.

Well done Angela Notice – Shodan, Hanna B. – Sandan and Sensei Jeffett Jenkins – Sandan.


Kyu Gradings June 2019 – Well done!

Congratulations to all those who took and passed their kyu gradings on Wednesday evening, it was quite a long session in the end but you all did really well.

We were very pleased with all the hard work and spirit shown today.

Sensei Richard & Sensei Sue.

Kyu Grading June 2019

Well done Mike! Silver & Bronze at the KGS…

Congratulations to Michael Paul who won Bronze in Traditional Weapons and Silver in Veterans Kumite at the KWON Grand Slam Competition.

Club Notices

Late May Bank Holiday Closure

The Weoley Castle dojo will be closed on Monday 27th May 2019. All other classes are running as normal.


Well done Kyree, bronze in Adapted Kata!

Well done to Kyree Notice who won a bronze medal in adapted kata at today’s AKA Kata Competition.

Good effort from all those in the BWCSK squad who competed today.

Club Notices

Easter 2019 Opening Times

As the Easter week approaches we would just like to let you know that the club will be closed from Thursday 18th April 2019 (Maundy Thursday) until Moday 22nd April 2019 (Easter Monday) inclusive.

The last training session before Easter will be on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the Longbridge Dojo reopening for the first lesson after Easter on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at the longbridge dojo.

Happy Easter from everyone at BWCSK.


Competition news: More medals at the 2nd KGS Series…

Well done to all those who formed the BWCSK squad for the second competition in the KWON Grand Slam (KGS) Series 2019 on Sunday March 17th. The squad returned with an impressive medal haul:

  • Micheal Paul – Gold Weapons
  • Faye Tonkinson – Gold Ladies Veteran Kata
  • Angela Notice – Silver Ladies Veteran Kata
  • Rouédel Farel-Reid – Bronze Under 12 yrs Kata
  • Elijah Farel-Reid – Bronze Under 10 yrs Kata
  • Chelsea Babatope – Silver Under 10 yrs Kumite
  • Jacob McBride – Gold Adult Men’s kumite, Bronze Under 17 yrs Kumite
Club Notices

BWCSK Embroidered Gi & Over-Gi Unvieling

With the recent changes to the club name and badge it seemed the perfect opportunity to offer the opportunity for club members to be able to purchase club embroidered gi and over-gi. These were officially unveiled this week and expertly modelled by Mike and Faye in the videos below.

If you wish to purchase either an embroidered gi or over-gi please speak to Sensei Sue.