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Karate Summer School and Karate Kids Camp 2015 - 3rd August to 7th August

2015 Karate Summer School : KUGB Senior Instructors

The course started way back in 1981 and is also known as 'Train with the Champions' as the Instructors are all former International competitors.   Those in attendance had the opportunity to train with the following Senseis: Andy Sherry (9th Dan), Terry O'Neill (8th Dan), Bob Poynton (8th Dan), Bob Rhodes (8th Dan), Billy Higgins (8th Dan) and Frank Brennan (8th Dan).

The level of expertise, knowledge and experience of these Senior KUGB Instructors was a fantastic opportunity not to be missed. Karate students travelled from all parts of Britain and overseas, including Brazil and Nigeria to name a few, arriving on the Sunday ready for a week's packed programme of events.

Early Monday morning the course began with the first training session.  Classes were divided into groups according to their grades and students eagerly began increasing their knowledge and application of karate.  This was followed by a 2 hour break before the second training session. It was to be the pattern for each morning of the course. As each session arrived the Senseis rotated classes providing each group the opportunity to train under each of them.

All the classes placed emphasis on the correct learning and development of the three fundamentals: Kihon, Kata and Kumite.   However, each of the Senseis has their individual style and this ensured that students had to adapt quickly to the demands of each class.

For those planning to take Dan gradings in the near future,  there were also additional training classes on Tuesday and Wednesday with Sensei Sherry and Sensei Brennan.

Aside from the Karate Training sessions, there were some other activities. These included Bo (Japanese Fighting Staff) training and a seminar on Karate History. There was a Social event for people to meet up with both new and old friends and a 'Super Stars' competition to challenge student skills including Basketball, football, running and 'Sumo'!

The course came to a close on the Friday with a Kyu Grading and 1st & 2nd Dan Grading for those eligible.

With students aged 5 years up, ranging from white belt to 8th Dan, it was a great week for everyone.  Immersed in Karate every day allowed them to increase their karate skills, knowledge and fitness whilst enjoying the local area with friends and families. Many are already planning to make this a regular event in their calendar.

Congratulations to the following Karateka who passed their gradings.

Shodan

Samuel Baker - Handbridge
Jayden Burt - NKA Pontilland
Rayana Burt - NKA Pontilland
Emma Calam - Shinko York
Peter Coates - Ataru
George Craggs - Handbridge
Charlie Huddleston - Shinko York
Campbell Fletcher - Glasgow KA
Joanne Perritt - Largs
Eleanor Poels - York Elite

Nidan

Zosia Johnson - Shinko York
Aidan McLean - Malvern
Joseph McLean - Malvern
Charlotte Rowley - Torashin

 

2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Summer School and Karate Kids Camp karateka

The 2015 KUGB Karate Summer School and Karate Kids' Camp Karateka


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Sensei Sherry, 9th Dan

Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Sensei Terry O'Neill, 8th Dan

Sensei Terry O'Neill, 8th Dan


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Sensei Bob Poynton, 8th Dan

Sensei Terry O'Neill, 8th Dan, and Sensei Bob Poynton, 8th Dan


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Sensei Bob Rhodes, 8th Dan

Sensei Bob Rhodes, 8th Dan


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Sensei Billy Higgins, 8th Dan

Sensei Billy Higgins, 8th Dan


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan

Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Sensei Ian Maclaren, 6th Dan

Sensei Ian Maclaren, 6th Dan


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Karateka lining up with the senior KUGB Instructors

Karateka lining up with the senior KUGB Instructors


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Brown belt Karate class with Sensei Sherry

Brown belt Karate class with Sensei Sherry


2015 KUGB Karate Summer School : Super Stars Competition

Super Stars Competition

 

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