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The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course & Kids' Camp 2012
2nd April to 6th April

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Course Participants

THE KUGB's 28th Spring Karate Course took place from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th April.

The Course held at the Paignton Leisure Centre in Torbay, Devon was very well attended with numbers well up on last year.

Instructors, Andy Sherry, Terry O'Neill, Bob Poynton, Bob Rhodes, Billy Higgins and Frank Brennan divided the Students into various groups depending on grade and taught the classes on a rotational basis.

Sensei Ian MacLaren held his usual thought provoking seminar on aspects of Karate history and culture and also held classes on the use of the Bo.

Sensei Ivan Birch also conducted an extremely interesting seminar on physiology as related to Karate stances.

A Kata Competition was held on Thursday for Beginner to 4th kyu, 3rd kyu to 1st kyu and Dan Grades. Congratulations to the following trophy winners.

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Kata Competition Winners

9th to 4th kyu

1st Megan Naylor-Jones
2nd Romilly Pope
3rd Lorna Meikle
4th Dylan Mateer

Brown Belts

1st Rebecca Thomson
2nd James Smith
3rd Eddie Roper
4th Petra Lazer

Black Belts

1st Lloyd Birt
2nd Ryan Spencer
3rd Emma Somers
4th Stefon Rees

Two special classes for those taking Dan Gradings in the near future were taken by Sensei Sherry and Brennan. Both classes concentrated on technical detail as applied to the grading syllabus and were very well attended.

An instructor qualification course was held and congratulations to who passed as Assistant instructors :

Alex Torrerio
Georgia Irwin
Stefon Rees

A Dan grading examination was held on the Friday and many congratulations to the following students who were successful.

Passed Shodan

Cevat Cakir (Barnstaple)
Liam Concannon (Guernsey)
William Dryden (Plymouth)
Frank Jennings (Ichiban)
Joshua Loban (Ivybridge)
Ricky Oh (Exeter)
Holly Reed (Tekki)
Lily Rees (Tekki)
Sabrina Shah (Barnstaple)
Thomas Stoneman (Tiverton)

Passed Nidan

Julie Clark (Tekki)
Darian Jones (Tekki)
Muhammad Khan (Glasgow)
Damien McCoy (Zanshin N. Ireland)
Teah Pope (Chelmsford)
Ben Simpkins (Barnstaple)
Emma Somers (Ipswich Higashi)
Steven Stubbs (South Notts)
Arron Zimmatore (Ichiban)

 

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Sensei Andy Sherry, 8th Dan, demonstrating Mawashi Geri counter-attack

Sensei Andy Sherry, 8th Dan, demonstrating Mawashi Geri counter-attack.

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Sensei Terry O'Neill, 7th Dan

Sensei Terry O'Neill, 7th Dan.

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Sensei Bob Poynton, 7th Dan

Sensei Bob Poynton, 7th Dan.

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Sensei Bob Rhodes, 7th Dan

Sensei Bob Rhodes, 7th Dan.

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Sensei Billy Higgins, 7th Dan

Sensei Billy Higgins, 7th Dan.

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - Sensei Frank Brennan, 7th Dan

Sensei Frank Brennan, 7th Dan.

The 28th KUGB Spring Karate Course - The Senior Instructors

The Senior Instructors: Sensei Sherry, Sensei Brennan, Sensei O'Neill, Sensei Higgins, Sensei Rhodes and Sensei Poynton.

 

 

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