Shihan Cummins Course at Core Karate

BHSKC are pleased to announce that Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan will be holding a training course hosted by our friends at Core Karate. Sensei Dave Prosser  and his daughter Sophie both 2nd dans from Core Karate will be familiar to many students who train on the Saturday kata course, they are great karate people plus very friendly too and would welcome anyone who wishes to train on the course. The course is open to all members and non-members so if you would like to take this opportunity to train with Shihan Cummins and Core Karate then feel free to attend.  For further details please contact them at Core Karate or via Facebook. The course will be held at Hillcrest School, Netherton on Thursday 1st December 2016 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Core Karate presents a course with Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan


Special Karate Course with Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th Dan…

We are pleased to present the opportunity for people to train with two of the West Midlands own karate greats :-

Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th Dan & Sensei Ronnie Christopher 6th Dan. This special training course is not to be missed and will take place on Saturday 7th January 2017 at the Bartley Green Dojo.

Book now to reserve your place!


Shihan Cummins demonstrating kumite techniques during the September 2016…

Shihan Cummins 8th dan demonstrates some ippon kumite drills assisted by Sensei Austin Birks 5th dan.

Shihan Cummins demonstrating a take-down from an attack


Shihan Cummins demonstrating the use of tai sabaki (body evasion movements) against an attack


Congratulations on your gradings!

We would like to congratulate everyone who passed their gradings on Saturday and well done to all those who took their gradings. Special congratulations to all those who took and passed their 1st and 2nd dan black belt gradings these achievements represent the culmination of years of training and dedication. A special mention to Melissa Daly and Wayne Perkin who both passed their Nidan grading.

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Bartley Green Dojo Summer Closure

The Bartley Green Dojo is closing from tomorrow, Wednesday 24th August and will be reopening and back to normal for training from Wednesday 7th September. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience but training sessions are still continuing as usual at all other dojos and clubs unless specifically indicated.


Special Congratulations to Yvonne on passing Shodan

Congratulations to everyone who graded and we would like to offer special congratulations to Yvonne Skalban who passed her shodan (1st dan) black belt grading under Shihan Cummins. Yvonne has shown a great commitment to her training over the years and also contributes to the maintenance and updates of the club site and Facebook page.

Yvonne Skalban Embroidered Black Belt


Gradings next week!

The next gradings will be taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016 at Bartley Green Community Leisure Centre. These will start promptly at 11am with a training session for all grades followed by Kyu and Dan gradings. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start in order to register. Please remember to bring your license book, grading fee, gum shield and mitts.

If you need to order any belts or equipment for the grading please contact sensei Sue Hession ASAP.


Halesowen Baths Dojo will be closed until the 10th…

Hello folks,


The refurbishments of Halesowen Swimming Baths is taking longer than initially expected and we have now been informed that the baths will remain closed until 10th April 2016. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. All other clubs are open as usual for training.


Halesowen dojo closed for refurbishments until 5th April 2016

The Halesowen Baths dojo will be closing from Easter Sunday 27th March 2016 until Tuesday 5th April 2016 in order to carry out refurbishments. We are awaiting final confirmation of the reopening date from Halesowen Swimming Baths so please check for an update on the 4th April 2016 via this page and our Facebook page.


Easter Opening Times 2016

The opening times for BHSKC clubs over the Easter holiday are as follows:

Weoley Castle will be CLOSED on Maundy Thursday 24th March 2016

Bartley Green will be CLOSED on Holy Saturday 26th March 2016

Quinton will be CLOSED on Holy Saturday 26th March

Halesowen will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday 27th March 2016

Weoley Castle will be OPEN on Easter Monday 28th March 2016

We are still awaiting confirmation of dates for Haden SKC on Good Friday and Easter Monday but is likely to be closed and will confirm this ASAP