Congratulations to James Grant on achieving the rank of…

We would like to congratulate James Grant who achieved his Shodan black belt on Saturday. He showed great determination to come back and re-take his kata after passing the other parts during his previous attempt and his effort has born the desired fruit. James’ resolve to continue, improve and retry is to be commended and shows the correct attitude and spirit which will help him to continue his karate journey. Well done James, welcome to the Yūdansha!

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Congratulations: Kyu & Dan Gradings June 2015

Well done to everybody who graded yesterday, Shihan Cummins was very pleased with the high standards shown. Special congratulations to Daniel Eccles who passed his nidan (2nd dan) black belt examination and to Ishmael plus Regan and Harrison Toy who all passed their shodan (1st dan) black belt examinations. You all did very well today.

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Congratulations on passing your Shodan!

Congratulations to Mannen Tipping on passing her Shodan black belt grading on Saturday after having to retake her kata. She showed the true spirit of karate by not giving in after her initial grading disappointment but training harder and returning to retake her grading and gaining a well deserved pass.

Mannen Tipping Shodan Grading


Well done on your gradings!

The March gradings took place at the Bartley Green dojo on Saturday 21st March 2015. Well done to everyone who took their grading, Shihan Cummins was very pleased with the high standard on display.

Gradings 21/03/2015

Special Congratulations to Sophie Stoll, Holly Millingson and Jack Todd all of whom passed their shodan (1st dan) black belt grading.

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Training and Gradings taking place this Saturday at the…

The March gradings are taking place this Saturday 21st March 2015 at the Bartley Green dojo (please note this is the Saturday NOT the Sunday). Whilst the normal kata class will not be running that day pre-grading training is open to all and starts at 11:00 am  with the kyu and then dan gradings to follow. Even if you are not grading you can still attend the training class to get valuable tuition from Shihan Cummins. Please ensure that you have your license and record book with you on the day if grading.


Congratulations to those who passed their grading!

Congratulations to everyone who passed their gradings on Sunday and well done to everyone who took a grading. Special congratulations to Christie Price who passed her second dan grading and Conner Stowe who achieved the rank of third dan.

Gradings December 2014


Special congratulations on achieving your dan grade.

Melissa Daly's & Wayne Perkin's Shodan Presentation
Melissa Daly’s & Wayne Perkin’s Shodan Presentation

Special congratulations to Wayne Perkin and Melissa Daly on achieving the rank of 1st  dan (shodan) black belt. ,Wayne Perkin and Melissa Daly were presented with there certificates for shodan grading in a presntation at the Bartley Green dojo. Wayne was presented with a limited edition katana from the film the last samurai ,and a personalised black belt from his family, with young Jamie Perkin also receiving his personalised black belt. Well done to all of you.



Congratulations to those who graded on Sunday

Congratulations to everyone who graded on Sunday.

Gradings June 2014


Special Congratulations on Achieving the Ranks of Fifth and…

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Special congratulations to Barry Gregory and Austin Birks on achieving the ranks of 6th (Rokudan) and 5th (Godan) dan black belt. This is a major achievement after many years of dedication to pass a rigorous exam for such a senior grade.


Congratulations on your gradings!

Well done to everyone who took part in the gradings on Saturday. As always the standard was high and you all did yourselves proud.

BHSKC Grading on 16/03/14