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Archive for July 12, 2010

Kata course this weekend in Hartlepool

As part of Carl & Amy’s prep for the Wado World Cup & Japan Nationals, Hartlepool Wadokai has arranged a special Kata training course with Sensei Peter May 6th Dan JKF-Wadokai & Sensei Lee Minion 5th Dan JKF-Wadokai.

Both instructors are the current Wadokai England National Kata Coaches and though both have visited the club before, this is the first time that they’ve ran a a course in Hartlepool together. Sensei Minion has also been selected to compete in the Senior Men’s Kata Division on behalf of England at the Wado World Cup (alongside Carl).

This is a fantastic opportunity for the club, and friends of the club to get some great training with two of the UK’s best Wado Kata coaches.

For more information, please download the PMay&LMinion Seminar Poster or contact Carl via email (carl at hartlepoolwadokai dot com) or tel 07984 798634.


Yes, this morning at an unholy hour, I was dragged kicking and screaming to the local pool to do some well, swimming…. Amy reminds me that it’s for the ‘greater good’…. hmmm…. where have i heard that before?

Wikipedia says this about the subject:

Swimming is movement through water using one’s limbs, and usually without artificial apparatus. Swimming is an activity that can be both useful and recreational. Its primary uses are bathing, cooling, fishing, recreation, exercise, and sport. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_swimming)

Let’s look at that some more…

bathing – er no… totally unsanitary!

cooling – slightly…

fishing – not in the public pool!

recreation – nope, Amy made me go…

exercise – yup, everything aches now, and i’ve found new muscles now and yes, they also ache!

sport – i prefer Tiddlywinks…

The only up side to going was that being a Monday morning, the local pool had a water aerobics class going on and they had some killer tunes including…. S Club 7 & Spandau Ballet which I was obviously bopping away to…

…good times!