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PC Keith Robinson

At the recent Neighbourhood Policing Awards 2011 PC Keith Robinson was awarded the ‘PC of the Year’ award for Hartlepool. Some of you will know PC Robinson from the work he has done with our club around ‘stranger danger’ and bullying. We are very pleased to see PC Robinson’s hard work and dedication being recognised by the wider community.

June Belt Test

Congratulations are in order for the latest students who have successfully passed their club gradings. The grading took place on Monday 27th at Owton Manor Primary School.

Successful 9th Kyu (Red Belt) students

9th Kyu (Red Belt)

  • Emily Southern
  • Joseph Flounders
  • Matthew Salvin
  • Holly Salvin
  • Molly Emerson
  • Libby Emerson

Successful 8th Kyu (Yellow Belt) Students

8th Kyu (Yellow Belt)

  • Mark Pearce
  • Robert Miller
  • Alex Welsh
  • Olivia Laidler

Successful 7th Kyu (Orange Belt) students

7th Kyu (Orange Belt)
  • Rebecca
  • Oliver

Congratulations to everyone who passed their grade. The next one will be arranged for late September.

July 2011 Karate Events

The club continues to go from strength the strength and July will be no exception with the club active over every weekend in some way. See below for details:

Saturday 2nd July – Throston Primary School Fun Day, 11-2pm
Throston Primary School 
Last year’s event was a great success with lots of activities going on. This year has an international theme and everyone is welcome. The Karate demo will take place from 1-2pm which will primarily be of the Throston Karate Kids BUT we are still looking for some more volunteers from our community classes.

Sunday 3rd July – Central Karate Championships, Birmingham
We’ve borrowed a mini bus from Hartlepool College of FE so we can take a larger squad than usual. If you would like to enter then the fees need to be paid by tonight (Wed), cost £12 per category and the club will cover the transport costs as usual. This will be a very early start (5am) and a very long day so it is only really suitable for our older students.

Saturday 9th July – Wayne Otto Kumite Course, 12-5pm
Belle Vue Sports Centre, Kendal Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1QY (Click here to download event poster)
Wayne Otto is one of the most successful Karate fighters in the world and is the current English and British national coach. This is the first time that he has visited Hartlepool so we would like as many students to support the course as possible. Costs: £15 juniors, £20 seniors.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July – Club Camping Weekend & Sponsored Walk
See the poster for the full itinerary. This will be a fantastic team building weekend that is not to be missed. People are more than welcome to just come along on the Sunday for the sponsored walk if they’d prefer not to stay overnight.

Sunday 24th July – Hartlepool Borough Council Olympic Event, 11-5pm
We’re the only Martial Arts club to be invited to take part in this event so we’d like as much support as possible from club members. Please speak to Sensei Lynne to confirm your attendance.

Saturday 30th July – Club Fundraising event (Morrison’s Bag Pack)
Please speak to Julie Salmons (Roy & Phil’s mam) if you’re able to support this event.

The club was founded by volunteers and continues to be managed by volunteers so we are always looking for people to support us in any way. It’s only because of the continued support of our members that we are able to run so many events and offer so many opportunities for our members.

Without the support of our members the events will not be successful, we would therefore like to see the majority of our members at at least one of the above events in July if at all possible.

Hartlepool Wadokai Summer Camp 2011

The club will be once again heading to the beautiful Lake District for a Karate camping weekend. We’ll also be doing our annual sponsored walk whilst there… and we’ll be visiting our friends at Askam Karate club too.

Ullswater Pic 'borrowed' from google images...

The last time we did anything like this was 2006 – and people are still talking about it. It’s a great way of building team spirit and everyone will have a great time regardless of what the weather decides to do.

Please download the poster for full details or contact Carl on 07984 798634 for more information…

Throston Primary School Fun Day – Saturday 2nd July

Event poster

The club have been invited to run a Karate demo at Throston Primary School’ Fun Day on Saturday 2nd July. This gives us a great opportunity to showcase our After School Karate kids from the school and also let them see some of our older students in action. The Karate demo will run from 1-2pm (approx)…. see you all there…

Website update…

It’s been a very busy year for the club  so far, but we’re slowly playing catch up. We’ve just finishing updating a big chunk of 2011 news along with a few tweaks elsewhere too. Click here for the Hartlepool Wadokai Website.

Wayne Otto Course…coming soon

Hartlepool Wadokai are very pleased to be hosting an Aiwakai course with Sensei Wayne Otto OBE, 9x World Champion and English and British National Head Coach. The course will take place at the Belle Vue Sports Centre, Kendal Road, Hartlepool on Saturday 9th July.

Please download the poster by clicking here for full details…