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Club Training & Grading Weekend

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 2013

The club has just finished holding a Training & Grading weekend. It was an opportunity for students to train for 6 hours across both days and specifically cover their grade syllabus. Those that were ready after the course were able to take the test for their next belt on the Sunday afternoon. The course attendance was much higher than we expected but all in all it was a successful weekend event.

Congratulations to everyone who trained, especially our younger students who are not accustomed to training for so long in one go.

A big well done to those that passed their grades.

This was the first weekend-long grading that we’ve done and we’re likely to tweak the format a little bit for the next one. e.g. We’ll most likely stagger the training & grading times for the different graded students.

We’ll also be fully rolling out our new grading syllabus for the next grading too. One or two students were also awarded the ‘new’ belts today which will help make the grades more achievable for the younger students, without ‘dumbing down’ the syllabus.

I’d like to thank the instructors and assistant instructors for helping out over the weekend.

Well done everyone

 

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‘Little Ninja’ Classes

Hartlepoolwadokai's Blog

We started some of our brand new ‘Little Ninja’ classes last week and they were a huge hit. Sensei Amy is the lead instructor for these and she’s done a great job so far. These are high energy classes for 3-5 year olds & 5-7 year olds. They cover FUNdamentals and include lot’s of games etc… whilst introducing the kids to Karate. We also cover a lot of multi skills such as throwing and catching etc…

Classes are as follows:

Monday

Enrolling now, starting soon

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Tuesday

Enrolling now, starting 3rd September

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Wednesday

Enrolling now, starting soon

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Friday

Enrolling now, starting soon

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Saturday

Enrolling now, starting soon

9.30-10am, 3-5 years

10-10.30am, 5-7 years

If you would like any further information please phone/txt Carl on 07984 798634…

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Hartlepool Wadokai Halloween Party

Halloween Poster

 

Tickets are available from any club official.

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Halloween Party Poster


‘Little Ninja’ Classes

We started some of our brand new ‘Little Ninja’ classes last week and they were a huge hit. Sensei Amy is the lead instructor for these and she’s done a great job so far. These are high energy classes for 3-5 year olds & 5-7 year olds. They cover FUNdamentals and include lot’s of games etc… whilst introducing the kids to Karate. We also cover a lot of multi skills such as throwing and catching etc…

Classes are as follows:

Monday

Enrolling now, starting soon

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Tuesday

Enrolling now, starting 3rd September

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Wednesday

Enrolling now, starting soon

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Friday

Enrolling now, starting soon

5-5.30pm, 3-5 years

5.30-6pm, 5-7 years

Saturday

Enrolling now, starting soon

9.30-10am, 3-5 years

10-10.30am, 5-7 years

If you would like any further information please phone/txt Carl on 07984 798634 or via email (carl@hartlepoolwadokai.com)

Or you can download the Little Ninja Flyer & Map September 2013


JKF-Wadokai Dan Grade Information (for September 2013, UK)

Here is the latest (I believe) update from the JKF-Wadokai hombu for the upcoming UK JKF-Wadokai Master’s course with Takagi Sensei et al. (We haven’t modified any of the files from the original email sent to us).

Dan Grading fees

JKF Wadokai Instructors 2013

Masters course 2013

Õ»®µƒ+2013 England

Travelling from Birmingham

Not everyone can  open the MS Excel folder with the Dan Grade syllabus info so I’ve included it (Here – JKF-Wadokai Dan Grade September 2013) in an MS word file.

Please contact us if you can’t open any of the above files and we’ll do our best to help. Good Luck to all those who will be grading at the end of the month.


Hartlepool Wadokai Annual Club Championships 2013

14th July 2013

Every year we hold a club-only championship. Here are some of the photos of the event (reproduced with permission from the Codner family):

The event took place on one of the hottest days of the year and the judges were melting in their blazers but hey ho, the show must go on! There were some great performances in Kata and Kumite, with a great battle between Lewis & Joel in one of the final events of the day.

 


Hartlepool Wadokai Sponsored Walk

22nd June 2013

We had to reschedule the sponsored walk at the last minute because the heavy rain flooded our Dojo HQ. A lot of people decided to help clean up the building instead, and because so many people came along to help, we got tons done.

The clean up crew

The clean up crew

Anyway, back to the walk. We had a great turn out once again and the weather was mostly kind to us on the day, with the rain waiting until the end. Here are some photos from the walk:

 

We’d like to thank everyone who turned out and supported the club, raising funds for our annual club-only championships. The fund raising helps take the pressure off the club’s families by helping to keep entry costs to a minimal, whilst ensuring that the competition is of the highest quality.


Hartlepool Wadokai 10th Birthday Party

15th June 2013

We’ve had quite a busy few months with us opening our own full time Dojo headquarters, so this post has been delayed a little.

The club has recently celebrated it’s tenth anniversary with a huge party at the Belle Vue social club. We were joined by loads of past and present students and some of our friends from the wider Karate world too. Here are some of the photo’s from the night:

It was a really good party, and as always, it was great to get lots of our students, friends and families together for a bit of a social. George and Nick once again did a great job with the disco (as you can see from the packed dance floor!). The next club social will be our Halloween party on Thursday 31st October at Dojo HQ, tickets are available now (£3 each).

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