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Spring Karate Course 2009


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Spring Karate Course 2009 - 6th - 10th April

25th Spring Karate Course

The Spring Karate Course took place in Paignton, Devon from Monday 5th to Friday 10th of April. This was the 25th anniversary of the course which was very well attended with students attending from across the U.K. and abroad.

Mike O'Connor and Bob Davies who have attended every single course

Many congratulations to Mike O'Conner from Chester and Bob Davies from Torquay who have attended every single course since its inception.

Sensei Andy Sherry

The training taken by Sensei's Sherry, O'Neill, Poynton, Rhodes, Higgins and Brennan consisted of two general classes per day plus special extra classes for those taking Dan grades in the near future.

Sensei Terry O'Neill

There were also lectures on various aspects of Karate by Sensei's Ian MacLaren and Ivan Birch and several Bo classes taken by Sensei Maclaren. A kata competition was held during the course consisting of three categories - Black Belts, Brown Belts and 9th to 4th Kyus.

Sensei Bob Poynton

Congratulations to all those who took part. The course finished with grading and many congratulations to those who were successful.

Sensei Bob Rhodes

Sensei Billy Higgins

Sensei Frank Brennan

Kata Competition Winners

Kata competition winners:

Black Belts (back row)

1st Jade Fortune
2nd Meleri Mai
3rd Emma Page
4th Tom Nugent

Brown Belts (middle row)

1st Peter Bonser
2nd Joe Dawson
3rd Davina Sidaras
4th James Irwin

9th to 4th Kyu (front row)

1st Geraint Lewis Evans
2nd Harriet Roper
3rd Alex Lewis Evans
4th Jacqueline Lewis Evans

Dan Grade Passes:


Joe Davison
James Irwin
Mark Morris
Anthony Rowcroft
Ben Simkins


Nathan Cahill
Emma Page

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