Sunday 17th May 2015
Our most recent club grading was carried out on Sunday 17th March, at Dojo HQ. We had 13 Little Ninjas and 21 Karate students all successfully achieving their next belts. Well done guys, it shows what can be achieved with hard work and commitment.
Lily F – Red & White
Ben T – Red & White
Joe C – Red & White
Natalia B – Red & White
Georgia B – Red & White
Jakub B – Red & White
Oliver TD – 9th kyu
AJ M – 9th kyu
Kai P – 9th Kyu
Alex C – 9th Kyu
Jack W – 9th Kyu
Alfie W – Yellow & White
Bailey T – Yellow & White
Alex W – Yellow & White
Dylan T – Yellow & White
Keira D – Yellow & White
Richard Chapman – 8th Kyu
Megan S – 6th Kyu
Leyton D – Blue & White
Mollie C – 4th Kyu
Joseph F – 4th Kyu
The next ‘catch up’ club grading will take place over w/c 15th June for selected students, full details are available at the club.
Federation European Wadokai Championships, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd November
We would like to congratulate Lewis Muldown, Joe Flounders & Daniel Spires who competed as part of the Wadokai England team. Results: Daniel – GOLD in Team Kata, Joe – SILVER in Kumite, Lewis – SILVER in Kata. Well done guys. Those interested in trying for the England squad in 2015 need to speak to Sensei Carl or Amy ASAP.
EKF Northern Region Squad Training, Saturday 15th November
We were pleased once again to host the English Karate Federation Northern Squad training at our Dojo HQ. A number of fighters have no doubt been taking a well deserved break after a busy season so the attendance was a little down on the other sessions this year but the fighters were still put through their paces and given some fantastic coaching. We’re really looking forward to the next one!
Club Only AUTUMN Championships, Sunday 23rd November
We’ve posted the results on this blog already and will add photos of the day asap.
Sensei Keith Walker Masters Course, Sunday 30th November
This is a fantastic opportunity to train with one of the top Wadokai instructors in the country, right in our own Dojo HQ. This course is also open to non-club members. (Address is: 126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP – we’ll even have a cuppa waiting for you!)
12-2pm – 13 years & under, £10
2-5pm – 14 years & above, £15
Wed 3rd December – CLUB CLOSED – no classes. No other dates are affected
Club Grading, Sat 6th & Sun 7th December
Full details are available at the club
Wadokai England Squad Training Saturday 13th December
@ Dojo HQ, 12noon registration (12.30-2.30 – Kumite, 3-5pm Kata approx), £15
We are very pleased to be hosting a Wadokai England squad training session at our own Dojo HQ. It’s quite nice not having to travel to events sometimes. The course will be led by Sensei Lee Minion & Sensei Stennet Harvey and will count towards the 2015 squad selection attendance requirement. This session includes a Kumite session & a Kata session. Students can do one or both sessions for the same fee.
I can’t emphasise how good an opportunity this is for all students to gain some valuable competition experience, please support the course if you can.
Club End of Year Adult Meal, Saturday 13th December
Owton Lodge, 7pm onwards. £8 each (2 courses) £11 each (3 courses), 14yrs+
We would like to invite all of our students (14yrs+), parents and friends to join us at the Owton Lodge for bite to eat and a couple of pints of… pepsi to celebrate another successful year at the club. The menu can be viewed here. The meal will need to be booked & paid for by the end of November. We would also like to invite our Wadokai friends who may decide to stay over in town and make a night of it.
Club FREE End of Year Training Course, 12-2pm Saturday 20th December
All of our students are welcome to join us for our FREE end of year training course. We follow on with the Shiramizu (The Karate dojo that Amy & Carl trained with for a year in Japan) tradition of doing 1000 punches – it’s not as bad as it sounds :-). Little Ninjas – please see Sensei Amy for the times of your end of year session.
Club Christmas Party, 3-6pm, Saturday 20th December
The Christmas Party follow our end of year training course. Tickets available now: £3 each or £10 for a family (Same household)
December schedule for Hartlepool Wadokai Karate club
December is another action packed month for the Hartlepool Wadokai Karate club with a grading weekend, a FREE end of year training course, kids Christmas party, adult Christmas meal & social, Child free shopping day, a club technical committee meeting & a regular committee meeting too.
7th & 8th December – Hartlepool Wadokai club grading (full details available from the club)
14th December – FREE end of year training course (full details available from the club)
14th December – club Christmas party (tickets available now, £3 each or £10 family ticket)
21st December – adult Christmas meal & social
23rd December – Child free shopping day (full details available from the club)
Christmas & New Year opening times
The classes will be merged and will be a great opportunity for the younger students to train with the older/higher grade ones, whilst the older students will be able to mentor the younger ones and start teaching.
The following schedule has been agreed:
Monday 23rd December
Kids Beginners & Family Class 5-6pm
Tuesday 24th December
Wednesday 25th December
Friday 27th December
Kids Beginners 5-6pm
Kids Intermediate & Advanced/Adults 6-7pm
Saturday 28th December
Little Ninjas (3-7yrs) 9.30-10am (all the Little Ninjas are able to attend this session instead of their usual class this week)
Kids Beginners & Family Class 10.30-11.30am
Monday 30th December
Kids Beginners & Family Class 5-6pm
Tuesday 31st December
Wednesday 1st January 2014
Friday 3rd January 2014
Full class schedule returns as normal
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).
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.
Well done to the five boys who passed their white & red belt grade on Friday. This is a free introductory belt for our younger kids, it includes a combination of static punches and kicks and my favourite part, the kids have to be able to sit down with their legs crossed, hands on their knees without talking… For 30 seconds. Sounds easy but not all youngsters can manage it. We started with this belt test in our after school clubs and have introduced it to our main club due to its success. It’s really good because sometimes the 9th kyu test is too demanding for kids who are still learning their left from right… The next full club grading will be held on Monday 25th June. Please speak to a club official for more information.
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
- Andrew Cronin
- George Hunter
- Scott Harrison
- Zachary Shears
- Cameron Craig
- Nicole McMillan
- Damon Crawford
- Rema Uddin
- Taslima Begum
- Heike Schaessburger
- Sashenka Lindridge
- Velda Cowan
- Leah McKenzie
- Jack Solomon
- Abby Laidler
- Adam Cowan
- Chris Lindridge
- Bailey Lindridge
- Daniel Spires
- Tommy Beer
- Bailey Reed
- Lewis Muldown
- Luke Dawkins
Last weekend members of the club headed down to Alfreton for a training course with Okumachi Sensei, 6th Dan JKF-Wadokai and a further two days with Sakagami Sensei, Peter May, Keith Walker and Lee Minion. The session on Saturday was also lead by Okumachi Sensei who had a little bit of extra time before his flight and decided to stick around and teach some more. The Sunday was a further opportunity to run through the elements of the Dan Grade (Black Belt Test) that hadn’t already been covered over the previous two days. The actual test took place after the training.
It was a long weekend, and all the training (except the test) took place on a typical concrete sports hall floor so by the end of everything our bodies were aching.
A massive congratulations must go to Sensei Michael Jorgeson who was finally coerced into taking his 2nd Dan – after almost 20 years of being 1st Dan! Also, a massive well done to Sensei Vince Dawkins and Beth Gray who have just become our latest Black Belts. They’ve both put in a lot of work over the past 12 months and beyond to get ready for the test and it showed. High Five!!!
Pictures will follow…
08.10.11, Belle Vue Sports Centre
Yesterday, we held a club grading for those that have reached the required standard in regular classes. The grade consisted of a 2 hour training course, followed by the actual test. Considering some of the kids were as young as five, they all did exceptionally well! Congratulations to the following:
- Leyton Davis
- Sophie Hill
- Callum Pedley
- Jessica Egglestone
- Alex Lissah
- Joe Yellow
- Ellie Mullender
- Thomas Wilkinson
- Jack Stephenson
- Isaak Hill
- Jacob Hill
- Sonny Paylor
After the Junior training & grading, we held another 3 hour session for our advanced grades. This was to keep Mr Vince & Beth (our two Dan Grade/Black Belt candidates) on their toes and to see if they are ready to take the black belt test next month. It was also a good opportunity to see where our other brown belt students are at, and see what needs working on ahead of their potential December grading.
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.
9th Kyu (Red Belt)
- Emily Southern
- Joseph Flounders
- Matthew Salvin
- Holly Salvin
- Molly Emerson
- Libby Emerson
8th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
- Mark Pearce
- Robert Miller
- Alex Welsh
- Olivia Laidler
Congratulations to everyone who passed their grade. The next one will be arranged for late September.