22nd Spring Karate Course


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22nd Spring Karate Course - 30th March 2008

22nd Spring Karate Course

The Spring Karate Course in Devon proved to be a great success this year. The five day course, held in the seaside town of Paignton, was very well attended by students from across the UK. Instructors Andy Sherry, Terry O'Neill, Bob Poynton, Bob Rhodes, Billy Higgins and Frank Brennan were all very impressed by their enthusiasm.

There were two main sessions per day, split into several grade categories, and extra classes were taken by Sensei Sherry for those taking dan gradings later in the month.

Ian MacLaren held four classes of instruction in the use of the Bo and gave a very interesting lecture on various aspects of Karate-do and Karate Jitsu.

Kata Competition

A Kata competition was held on the Thursday for the course students and was divided into three sections - novice to 4th kyu, Brown Belts and Black Belts. Congratulations to all who participated - the final results were as follows:

Dan Grades
1st Jack Somers
2nd Robert Taylor
3rd Kelly Raggett
4th Laura Raggett

Brown Belts
1st Jade Fortune
2nd Elir Pryce
3rd Jessica Palmer
4th Kaori Oikawa

Novice- 4th Kyu
1st Claudia Poynton
2nd Julie Clarke
3rd Luke Cooper
4th Milly Morgan

Dan Grading

The course finished with a Dan grading and many congratulations to the following successful candidates:

Shodan Passes

Jarrett Zoe - Cullompton
Liddle Adam - Torashin
Mann James - Cullompton
Rees Caroline - South Notts

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