Kyu Grading – July 15th 2017

Congratulations to all who passed their grading at the Westcliff Dojo, on this occasion we had a 100% pass rate which is indicative of our ever improving level and standards on the whole.

Two of our disability karateka passed their grading David and Euan ...

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Disability Karate Grading – April 2017 

We held our second grading for the SEN and disability Karate students on the 29th April at our Westcliff Dojo.

We had a 100% pass rate after the karateka demonstrated excellent progress since the last grading (with some taking their first one).

The students demonstrated kihon, Kata and Kumite techniques with proficiency and spirit. A real inspirational group.
Congratulations to all who passed:

• 9th Kyu- red belt:

Michaela Comery

Aidan Peterson

Lilly Skidmore

Lena Elrick

Sophie Dewson

• 9th Mon – red/white belt:

Kyle Spendiff-Smith

Ryan Evans

Myles Evans

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JKG Disability Karate – scouts visit, March 2017

Saturday 11th March saw the biggest disability karate class so far at #JKGKarate as we had a visit from 5th Westcliff scout group who joined in the class to have a go at karate and for our members to show them what they have learnt.

With 17 in the class, 10 of whom were JKG karateka, we covered basic punching and kicking techniques with our members demonstrating excellently to the visiting scouts, followed some friendly competition with three teams working a ...

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Club grading and first disability Karate grading 26th November 2016

Congratulations to all who passed the grading last weekend, the overall standard has even further improved, a standard that we should all be proud of. 

20 students passed and received their new belts, the coming weeks at training will address some of the areas highlighted that need more work. 

The grading as usual consisted of kihon, kata and kumite and everyone showed that they had prepared well for the grading. 

This was also our first disability karate grading, which was a great success, ...

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8th WUKF European Championships, Montichiari, Italy, October 2016

Sensei John Gardiner and Helen Marsh were selected to represent WUKO-Great Britain at the 8th WUKF European Karate Championships being held in Montichiari, Italy, John in the mens senior shotokan kata and open style kata, and Helen in the women’s veterans categories A and B with Sensei Ady Gray coaching. 

After flying out to Italy on the Wednesday and registering for the event, Helen was competing on the first day at the impressive stadium. 

After qualifying for the ...

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