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2011 Karate Summer School

Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August

2011 Karate Summer School - Course Instructors

The 31st Summer School took place from Monday 1st to Friday 5th of August. This year training took place at the University's new £22m Sports Centre which has just been completed. The Centre actually opened on the 1st of August and the course students were the very first users of the facility, which has tremendous amenities and a very friendly and professional team of staff.

Sensei's Andy Sherry, Terry O'Neill, Bob Poynton, Bob Rhodes, Billy Higgins and Frank Brennan started the course at 8am with calisthenics conducted by Sensei Brennan before the students were separated into various groups depending on grade. Two classes per day were held throughout the week and also extra sessions taken by Senseis Sherry and Brennan for those students taking Dan Gradings in the near future. Sensei Ian MacLaren taught a series of Bo classes and conducted a very interesting seminar on matters of significant historical interest to Karate. Sensei Ivan Birch, recently appointed as Professor of Life Sciences at Thames Valley University, conducted an equally interesting seminar on physiology as related to Karate.

An Instructor qualification class was held on the Tuesday and five students achieved Instructor or Assistant Instructor status. 

A social evening was held on the Tuesday, which allowed the opportunity for students from all parts of the British Isles and from abroad to meet and become acquainted or renew old friendships.

A friendly Superstars competition between the Dan and Kyu grades took place on the Thursday; games included basketball, goal scoring, sprints, sumo and tug of war. The Dan grades were victorious, adding another win to their almost unblemished record, having lost only once in 31 years.

Many congratulations to those listed below on passing their Dan Grading at the end of the course:

Passed Shodan

Brian Bickerstaffe
Charly Billington
Anthony Canavan
Todd Davies
Niamh Duddridge
Ryan Findlay
James Flynn
Stephen Garrett
Zosia Johnson
Connor Jones
Thomas Kyle
Stephen McDermott
Paige O'Donnell
Robert Tambourini

Passed Nidan

Kevin Christopher
Ryan Spencer

2011 Karate Summer School - Course Instructors

Course Instructors Sensei's Frank Brennan, Billy Higgins, Bob Poynton, Andy Sherry, Terry O'Neill, Bob Rhodes.

2011 Karate Summer School - The First Session

The First Session.

2011 Karate Summer School - Calisthenics

Calisthenics.

2011 Karate Summer School - Sensei Andy Sherry

Sensei Andy Sherry, 8th Dan.

2011 Karate Summer School - Sensei Terry O'Neill

Sensei Terry O'Neill, 7th Dan.

2011 Karate Summer School - Sensei Bob Poynton

Sensei Bob Poynton, 7th Dan.

2011 Karate Summer School - Sensei Bob Rhodes

Sensei Bob Rhodes, 7th Dan.

2011 Karate Summer School - Sensei Billy Higgins

Sensei Billy Higgins, 7th Dan.

2011 Karate Summer School - Sensei Frank Brennan

Sensei Frank Brennan, 7th Dan.

2011 Karate Summer School - Kata Goju Shiho Sho

Senior Dan grades practising Kata Goju Shiho Sho.

2011 Karate Summer School - Ushiro Geri Practice

Ushiro Geri Practice.

2011 Karate Summer School - Kata Meikyo

Senior Dan grades practising Kata Meikyo.

2011 Karate Summer School - Kata Jion

Dan grades practising Kata Jion.

2011 Karate Summer School - Special Dan Grading Class

Special Dan Grading Class.

2011 Karate Summer School - Lancaster University's New Sports Centre

Lancaster University's New Sports Centre.

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