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Hartlepool Wadokai Beginners Karate Championships

Saturday 23rd June 2012 – Hartlepool College of Further Education

This was only our second ever competition exclusively for our beginners. The event was held to be a stepping stone to some of our bigger competitions that we now run annually and was designed to be a low key affair, with none of the bells and whistles that we usually have at our events. We didn’t want to intimidate our inexperienced competitors. The event was also used as a training opportunity for our cadets to get some judging practise in. They all worked hard throughout the day and we’d like to thank them once again for their efforts.

The event started at 11am with Sensei Amy putting all the competitors through their paces, going over the kata moves they would need during the day. Overall the competition was quite relaxed, and we took our time between categories so that the young competitors could get themselves ready. Before the Kumite (fighting) categories started, we had an exhibition match between two of our Wadokai England squad members, Lewis and Phil. And Chris gave a demo of the Kick Master Kumite too.

 

It was great to see some great potential in the young-lings, with some as young as five years old already moving around the mat like they own the place. I think the future is bright for our club.

 

Results:

KA1 – Kata, White Belts, White & Red Belts

1st – Harry Newbury

2nd – Alfie Ogden

3rd – Sarah Shears

3rd – AJ Murray

 

KA2 – Kata, Red Belts

1st – Connor Shepherd

2nd – Tyler Vaughan

3rd – Jacob Hodgson

3rd – Leyton Davis

 

KA3 – Kata, Yellow Belts, Orange Belts

1st – Oakley Lindridge

2nd – Khushru Khasimai

3rd – Jack Solomon

3rd – Joseph Flounders

 

KA4 – Kata, Seniors

1st – Chris Lindridge

2nd – Roy Salmons

 

KM1 – Kick Master Kumite,

White & Red Belts

1st – Joshua Martindale

2nd – Alfie Ogden

3rd – AJ Murray

3rd – Will Davidson

 

KM2 – Kick Master Kumite, Red Belts, Yellow Belts, Orange Belts

1st –  Rebecca Caygill

2nd – Joseph Flounders

3rd – Leyton Davis

3rd – Khushru Khasimai

 

KU1 – Kumite, White Belts,

White & Red Belts

1st – Harry Nebury

2nd – Harvey Allicante

3rd – Sarah Shears

3rd – AJ Murray

 

KU2 – Kumite, Red Belts

1st – Callum Pedley

2nd – Connor Shepherd

3rd – Jacob Hodgson

3rd – Tyler Vaughan

 

KU3 – Kumite, Yellow Belts, Orange Belts

1st – Oakley Lindridge

2nd – Abby Laidler

3rd – Rebecca Caygill

3rd – Khushru Khasimai

 

I know that some of the kids were disappointed that they didn’t manage to get medals, or they didn’t get as far as they’d hoped, but sadly, not everyone can win. I personally think that you can learn just as much from losing as you can from winning, perhaps even more and I was sure to remind all the competitors of this before we let them go home.

 

Finally, I’d like to thank all of the parents and students for entering the competition (especially on the same weekend as a club grading!), and all of the club officials and volunteers who helped fetch and carry the equipment (the dedicated few!) and also the Hartlepool Sporting Association and Hartlepool College of Further Education for the use of a fantastic venue.

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Throston Primary School ‘Olympic’ Fun Day

 

 


Club update – January 2012 (1)

I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and New Year break.
Re-Start Dates
All Karate classes at Belle Vue re-start from Friday 6th January and Owton Manor re-start from Monday 9th January. Throston After School re-starts from Friday 13th January.

Training Course
We’ve also got a Start of Year Course on Saturday 16th January at Belle Vue Sports Centre, 12-3pm, £5.00. Open to all club members. – This is a great way of getting rid of the cob webs from the holidays.

Club Membership – Important
Club membership renewal forms will be handed out over the next few weeks, these need to be completed in full (to ensure all details are up to date) and returned with the renewal fee by the end of the month. Everyone will then be issued with an information pack with all important info relating to the club (policies etc…) that we follow, including guidelines on what you do if you’ve got complaints, questions, ideas etc… The renewal fee is £10pa, there will be a pro-rata payment for those who have became members within the last 12 months.

Competition – For advanced grades only, 11 years+
There is an English Karate Federation Kyu Grade Competition on Sunday 22nd January in Sheffield, the club has arranged a mini bus as transport (thanks to Hartlepool College of FE). Any students wanting to enter need to pay the relevant entry fees (& £10 transport cost) on Friday 6th January, No exceptions. I know this is short notice but the closing date is Saturday 7th. Download the full entry form for information only, parents and students  can not submit entries themselves, they must go through the club. If you have any questions about this then give me a call as soon as possible (07984 798634).

The above information should have been delivered to our members via email, if you didn’t receive yours then please contact us.

Hartlepool Wadokai Club Grade

Tonight we had a Club Grading at Owton Manor Primary School. We’re pleased to announce that everyone was successful and most are now the proud owners of shiny new belts just before Christmas!

We had the students have a serious pose and then the ‘Karate kid’ pose :-p

9th Kyu

  • Andrew Cronin
  • George Hunter
  • Scott Harrison
  • Zachary Shears
  • Cameron Craig
  • Nicole McMillan
  • Damon Crawford
  • Rema Uddin
  • Taslima Begum
  • Heike Schaessburger

8th Kyu

  • Sashenka Lindridge
  • Velda Cowan
  • Leah McKenzie

7th Kyu

  • Jack Solomon
  • Abby Laidler
  • Adam Cowan
  • Chris Lindridge

6th Kyu

  • Bailey Lindridge
  • Daniel Spires
  • Tommy Beer

4th Kyu

  • Bailey Reed

2nd Kyu

  • Lewis Muldown

1st Kyu

  • Luke Dawkins

 


December 2011

Hartlepool Wadokai’ last Karate session of the year will be Wednesday 21st December. Classes will resume as normal from Friday 6th January 2012.

DECEMBER EVENTS

Sunday 4th December, Aiwakai FREE members course, Alfreton Leisure Centre.
This is a free training course with Sakagami Sensei for all Aiwakai licence holders. All club members are welcome to attend the course (take your licence with you) but you will have to make your own travel arrangements. Also, please inform a club instructor before attending.

Friday 9th December, Last class of the year at Throston Primary School

Monday 12th DecemberHartlepool Wadokai Club Grading, Owton Manor Primary School, 6-8pm
All students with the required number of tags will be able to grade provided their attendance has been sufficient. An ‘application to grade’ form must be completed.

Wednesday 14th December, Last classes of the year at Owton Manor Primary School

5-6pm – kids beginners, normal class
6-7pm – family class, last training session of the year.
7-8pm – NO competition class today.

Friday 16th DecemberLast classes of the year at Belle Vue
6-7pm – kids beginners
7-8.30pm – kids advanced

Saturday 17th DecemberHartlepool Wadokai End of Year Training Course & Christmas Party, Belle Vue Sports Centre
12-2pm – FREE training course for ALL students.
3-5pm – Kids Christmas Party. Tickets are £3 each, this includes a free selection box. Family and friends are also welcome to come along (as long they get tickets 🙂 ).

7pm onwards – Adult social, all welcome…

Friday6th January 2012, Belle Vue Classes re-start, Belle Vue Sports Centre
6-7pm – kids beginners, normal class
7-8.30pm – kids beginners, normal class


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
Summerhill
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.