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Hartlepool Wadokai Club Grading – May 2015

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.

Karate Students

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.


Hartlepool Wadokai Winter Championships

Sunday 1st February 2015

Last weekend the club held a small club competition to give our competitors a run out with the latest version of the WKF rules (Version 9, January 2015). This was primarily done for our older, more experienced competitors, and our club officials ahead of our March open championships and the English Karate Federation National Championships in April but the younger students also got some valuable experience on the day too, with many gaining medals for their efforts.

It was only a small competition as we only ran individual Kata, individual Kumite & Kick Master categories which meant that we were done within a few hours. We were also able to explain the rules and decisions as we went so that the parents & students could follow the day better.

I would like to thank all of the club judges, and table officials who gave up their afternoon to volunteer at the competition. I would also like to personally thank the students who were brave enough to enter the competition and support the club. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is stand up on the mat and give it a go, if students never rise to the challenge then they may never know what they’re capable of in karate. I personally think that competition gives us a fantastic opportunity to test ourselves and our skills under pressure, in a controlled setting, and those that never compete are missing out on a massive opportunity to learn and improve.

Click HERE to download the results.

The next club-run competition is the Hartlepool Wadokai Open Championships, Sunday 22nd March at Belle Cue Sports Centre, Kendal road, Hartlepool, TS25 1QU.

To prepare for this competition, the club is running a 6 week competition Karate course starting this coming Monday 6-7.30pm, see the club for full details and booking (club members only, 10yrs+). This course will cover Kata and Kumite training skills needed to perform well in a competition environment. There are limited spaces so make sure you book up as soon as you can.


Hartlepool Open Karate Championships, Sunday 22nd March 2015

Please see below for the entry form for our Hartlepool Open Karate Championships 2015. Once again we will be at the Belle Vue Sports Centre, Kendal Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1QU.

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Click HERE to download entry form

Please note that WKF rules v9.0 (Jan 2015) will be in use on the day. There have been some changes in this latest rule update so please make sure you’re aware of them before the event to help ensure the day runs smoothly.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions, comments.

Carl


Christmas opening times @ Hartlepool Wadokai

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter and colder and it becomes that little bit harder to rouse yourself in the morning for school or work.

The club will be open as normal until the end of year course & Christmas party and then only open Tues 23rd & 30th (different times), classes will resume as normal from Monday 5th January. See below for full details…

Christmas Opening Times

5th – 20th December            All classes as normal (Karate & Little Ninjas)

Mon 22nd December           Club closed

Tues 23rd December            Club OPEN for the following classes only:

13yrs & Under 6-7pm & 14yrs & above 7-8.30pm

24th – 29th December          Club closed

Tues 30th December            Club OPEN for the following classes only:

13yrs & Under 6-7pm & 14yrs & above 7-8.30pm

31st Dec – 4th Jan 2015        Club closed

Mon 5th January 2015         All classes resume at their usual times

Little Ninjas Christmas Break

The Little Ninjas will be closed from 21st December until 4th January 2015. Classes resume from Monday 5th January. If you have any questions please contact Amy on 0792 6045935.


Hartlepool Wadokai 2014 dates

Federation European Wadokai Championships, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd November

Reading, UK

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.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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)


Upcoming events

It’s been a busy year so far at the club but we’ve got loads of events coming up for you to enjoy.

 

Saturday 15th November – EKF Northern Regional Squad Training, Dojo HQ, Hartlepool

This is competition fight training for anyone 10 years & above, the course needs to be booked on to in advance. Please visit the EKF website to download the form. Note the form must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 11th November.

Saturday 20th November – Wadokai England Squad Training, Leicester

This training course is only suitable for selected students and is compulsory for all athletes wishing to be selected to the Wadokai England team. Please speak to Sensei Amy or Sensei Carl if you are interested in attending.

Sunday 21st November – Hartlepool Wadokai club-only championships, Dojo HQ, Hartlepool

This is our annual club-only competition. This is a perfect chance for students to try out Karate competition as it’s a really small, friendly competition – and it’s only our club. Categories are typically split by age/grade so that it’s fair. Please sign up at the club no later than Wednesday 19th November.

Sunday 30th November – Sensei Keith Walker Masters Course, Dojo HQ, Hartlepool

This will be a fantastic training opportunity for all of our students. We’ll be splitting juniors and senior sections so that the course can be specifically tailored to each group. The times & costs are to be confirmed but it is likely to be 12-5pm, 12-2pm 13 years & under, 2-5pm 14 years & above. The course fee will also be subsidised from the club fundraising pot to help keep the cost down (we know that a lot of events are going on!).

Wednesday 3rd December – CLUB CLOSED

This is just a reminder that ALL Little Ninja & Karate classes are cancelled for Wed 3rd Dec only.

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December – Hartlepool Wadokai Grading, Dojo HQ, Hartlepool

Full details are available at the club. Please look at out for your letter this coming week…

Saturday 13th December – Wadokai England Squad Training, Dojo HQ, Hartlepool

We are really pleased to be hosting this course, which forms part of the 2015 competition season and the build up to both the Wado World Cup (Japan, August 2015) and the Wadokai European Championships (Oct/Nov 2015). We would like to invite ALL students interested in competition to this course. Again, this is a fantastic opportunity for our students to train with some of the best Wado instructors in the UK – without having to travel!

Saturday 13th December – Hartlepool Wadokai Adult Meal & Social

Full details and menus are available at the club but we would like to invite all of our parents, students & friends (14 years+) to join us for a bite to eat and a bit of a social.

Saturday 20th December – Hartlepool Wadokai End of Year Course & Christmas Party, Dojo HQ

Once again we are running a FREE end of year training course for ALL of our Karate students 12-2pm.

Our Christmas party is 3-6pm and tickets are just £3 each or £10 per family (same household). As usual we will have a buffet, disco and more importantly a ‘best decorated cake’ competition. The entries last year were fantastic & delicious!!!


EKF Northern Region Kumite Squad Training

On Saturday 3rd May, our club had the privilege of hosting an English Karate Federation Northern Region Kumite Squad Training at our Dojo HQ.

The 4 hour session was led by regional EKF fight coach, Sensei Gavin Foster, 4th Dan and was very well attended by clubs and athletes from all over the North of England.

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The athletes were put through some great fight drills and exercises and given some really good advice about what it takes to succeed at the highest levels of Karate competition.  I particularly liked the way this was put across by Sensei Gavin. It was no-nonsense but really friendly, basically he said ‘if you want to just do a little bit of competition, every now and then then that’s perfectly fine’, however, if you want to be the best of the best, and compete against the best in the world then you need to do x, y and z.

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(The above photo’s were ‘borrowed’ from Sensei Ian Warwick from Penrith Chojinkai)

The feedback from the session has been great, so much so that the next Northern Region Squad Training has been booked for Saturday 13th September, also at Hartlepool Wadokai Dojo HQ (126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP) 9.30am registration – Full details and registration forms can be downloaded from the English Karate Federation website.

 


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Hartlepool Wadokai Open Karate Championships

Our annual Open Karate championships will be taking place on Sunday 29th June at Brierton Sports Centre, Catcote Road, Hartlepool, TS25 4BY.

 

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We cordially invite our friends and colleagues to join us once more. We will have categories for all ages and grades including Kick Master, Individual Kata, Team Kata, Individual Kumite and Team Kumite events. Entry forms can be downloaded here.


Help Nominate @ Hartlepool Wadokai

The idea is pretty straight forward:

In Hartlepool, 28% (33% according to endchildpoverty.org.uk) of children live below the poverty line, so instead of necking a pint, like the recent #NekNomination craze going around (which has allegedly led to some deaths!), we would like our Karate kids and families to ‘Help Nominate’ 2 people to donate to our Food Bank.

You must be nominated first to be able to nominate others & once nominated, you have 24 hours to beat the challenge.

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The idea was formed by one of our Karate club parents, Ann (Harry’s mam) who created the idea after being inspired by this video:

Hartlepool Wadokai have adopted this as the ‘Monthly Challenge’ for February and Carl kick started it tonight (Mon 3rd) at the club. Our monthly challenges are usually ‘fitness’ or endurance based  exercies, Joe H won the January challenge by holding the Plank for a staggering 7 minutes! beating dancers, Karate athletes and iron man contenders in the process…Ann is also involved with Elwick Academy Northern arts Academy so it’s great that they are also supporting the campaign.

It would be great if some of our Karate friends throughout the UK tried a similar thing in their own neighbourhoods. Let us know how you get on… and don’t forget to Nominate!


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Hartlepool Wadokai Sakagami Sensei Seminar

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Hartlepool Wadokai End of Year Course & Christmas Party (Bonenkai)

Saturday 14th December

Dojo HQ: 126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP

We’ve adopted the Shiramizu Dojo / Japanese tradition of having a ‘forget the year’ party or Bonenkai each December. The Christmas party at our club is always preceded by a free end of year training course where we carry out another Shiramizu tradition – everyone performs 1000 punches! (Last year we also did 1000 kicks but this nearly broke the seniors so we didn’t do it this year!). The course is always a great chance for students who attend different classes throughout the week to get together as one group.

After the hard training session we quickly set up for the Christmas party. We had another great disco from Nick & George – thanks very much guys. We also had a ‘best decorated Christmas cake’ competition. Here are the entries:

 


December club grading

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2013

Dojo HQ: 126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP

This was a really busy weekend for the club with student’s from 3 years upwards training and grading. The little ninja’s trained and graded over a 2 hour period – a long time considering how young they are! The younger/lower grade students trained for 3 hours on the Saturday going over the finer details of their grade. The actual test was done after the training. Higher grades completed 6 hours training over the two days and done their test on the Sunday afternoon.

There were some great performances, in particular the Little Ninja’s – they’re going to be Karate superstars if they stick in!!!

Congratulations to the following:
Little Ninjas – White & Red Belt

Jacob
Emily
Eve
Zack
Kezia
Liam
Ruby
Zak
Daniel
Oliver B
Oliver TD

9th Kyu – Red Belt

Pennie Carter
Joshua Reid
Damia Saracut
Lucy Carter
Jake Orley

Yellow & White Belt

Harrison O’Keefe

8th Kyu – Yellow Belt

Henry Nixon
Matthew Cain
India Clark

7th Kyu – Orange Belt

Dominic Cox
Daniel Shaw
Paul Weaton

Green & White Belt

Sashenka Lindridge
Megan Spires

6th Kyu – Green Belt

Tyler Vaughan
Connor Shepherd
Neil Codner

Blue & White Belt

Mollie Cooper

5th Kyu – Blue Belt

Joseph Flounders
Oliver Fraser
Christian Glover

4th Kyu – Purple Belt

Daniel Spires

3rd Kyu – Brown Belt

Harvey Kerridge

2nd Kyu – Brown Belt

Joe Hind

The next grading weekend is planned for 8th & 9th February 2014.


Hartlepool Wadokai Beginners Championships

Sunday 24th November 2013

Dojo HQ: 126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP

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The club recently organised a small club only competition exclusively for our beginners. We’ve done this a few times over recent years and it’s a great way to get people to try Karate competition for the first time. As usual in this event, we have our higher grade juniors and assistant instructors helping to judge. This is great because the beginners are more relaxed (rather than having a formal affair with judges in blazers etc…) and our up and coming instructors get some great experience – some of these will be starting to  attend the English Karate Federation referee training in 2014 to qualify as national judges.

The club always has great support from parents and volunteers but at this competition we actually had more officials than competitors – definitely a first for the club! Thank you to the officials/volunteers and the parents and competitors who supported the event.

Sensei Amy was particularly impressed with some of the fighters at the competition with one or two being pre-selected for the Hartlepool squad launching next year. Full results can be downloaded here.


December @ Hartlepool Wadokai Karate Club

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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
No classes

Wednesday 25th December
No classes

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
No classes

Wednesday 1st January 2014
No classes

Friday 3rd January 2014
Full class schedule returns as normal

 


Hartlepool Wadokai Halloween Party 2013

On Halloween the club held an erm… Halloween Party, in our shiny new Dojo HQ. A lot of the mats were cleared away, tables & chairs set up and scary decorations were superglued/blue tacked/pinned/nailed/sellotaped to the shiny walls of the pristine/immaculate white walls (Can you tell Carl was a little concerned about this?).

 

We had a staggering 200 people turn up for the party which made this one of the biggest club-only events we’ve ever held. It was massive success with most people getting dressed up with some great costumes and 60 entries into the pumpkin carving competition! As always, George & Nick did a great job with the disco, and also Lynne & co with the catering/decorating – all made the night a success. Thank you to everyone who came along, the next party will be our Kids Christmas Party – December 14th, tickets available now!


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Hartlepool Wadokai First Aid Course – Sat 23rd Nov

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Don’t cry for Hartlepool Marina

This video is in response to a recent ‘Economist’ article slating our home town of Hartlepool. http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21587799-these-days-worst-urban-decay-found-not-big-cities-small-ones-urban-ghosts

I don’t think the article is particularly fair on our town at all, especially given that it was written by someone who spent just one day in the town.

I’m not even going to try and argue against the article because it’s quite simply not worth the effort, the article is so biassed and short sighted and has such a narrow view of our town (& Hull & Wolverhampton). Hartlepool has so much potential and it’s a great place to live. I’ve had the privilege of visiting many different places throughout the world and I’m proud of where I come from, and am always flying the flag for the town wherever I go. I could live anywhere in the world but I have started a very successful business here and am raising my family here. Why would I do that if our town was so bad?

That’s not to say the town hasn’t got it’s problems, everywhere has BUT some of the issues e.g. high unemployment have been caused in part by central government and can’t be laid entirely at the feet of Hartlepool folk. The journalist failed to look at any of the effects of government led cuts on the working population – a large percentage of the town’s workers were employed in the public sector pre-2008. Also a serious lack of government backed investment in the area hasn’t helped at all. I could write an essay on the subject but I won’t…


Hartlepool Wadokai Team Kumite Championships

Sunday 13th October 2013 – Dojo HQ, 126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP

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Yesterday we held our first Karate competition at our new Dojo HQ. This was a Team Kumite (fighting) competition. The event was a low-key affair and only for our club – we wanted to see how our shiny new Dojo HQ would handle a lot of people in at once whilst also giving our students the chance to get some competitive ‘mat-time’.

All in all I’d say the event was successful, with 21 competitors – some of whom had never entered a Karate competition before!

The competition was open to all of our students, and we simply created the teams to try and make them as fair and balanced as possible using ‘9 years & under’, ’10 – 12 years’ and ’13 years +’ as the age splits. Each team was made up of at least one person from each age group and competitors only fought against opponents of the same age, just in a team format. Some teams had five fighters, and others just four. Those without a full compliment selected one of the 9 years & under fighters to compete twice (Fighter 4) each round. The breakdown was as follows:

Fighter 1 – 9 years & under

Fighter 2 – 10 – 12 years

Fighter 3 – 9 years & under

Fighter 4 – 9 years & under

Fighter 5 – 13 years & above

The event only had five teams so trophies were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place only. 3rd place was fought for by the two teams who lost to the finalists (Team 1 & Team 3).

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There were some great, very close matches with quite a few finishing as a tie. Some team matches went right down to the final seconds of the last fight to decide the outcome. It was good to see the teams working together and the different captains leading their teams in different ways, from a different warm-up, different team talk and different words of encouragement when their fighters were up. Well done.

Unfortunately, not everyone can win but a huge congratulations to those that did. The results are:

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1st Place – Team 2 (Harvey, Tyler, Joe, Hannah)

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2nd Place – Team 5 (Daniel, Esta, Diego, Oakley)

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3rd Place – Team 1 (Conor, Will, Leyton, Olivia)

I’d like to thank Sensei Lynne, Michael, Amy and Beth, and Sempai Roy for helping me with the judging. And a big thanks to Sue for running the table on her own – a difficult job at the best of times, but perhaps more so for team events. Also a big thanks for the competitors, parents and cheer leaders for coming along and supporting the fighters and the club.

There are a number of competitions coming up over the next few months, including a planned club-only beginners championships next month, please speak to one of the instructors for more information.


Half Term Family Fun – Hartlepool Borough Council

Hartlepool Borough Council’s Adult Education department have a load of activities on offer over the coming months. Amy and Carl recently took part in one of their activities at Old Boys Rugby Club, they made a paper Pirate hat for their son Perrin (see below). This was such a simple idea but was great to get a big crowd of kids (& parents) involved.

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All of the activities are completely FREE, but advanced booking is necessary. Click on the following links to download the event flyers: Saturdays at Summerhill – flyer – 2013-14 (1) & Half Term Activities – Oct-Nov 2013 (1)


Upcoming Events

The club has had a busy September 2013. We’ve relaunched our School P.E. Karate & After School sessions and added a lot of new classes to our weekly schedule. This month we have also held the biggest club grading we’ve ever had and attended a 3 day long JKF-Wadokai Master’s course.

The rest of the year is just as busy, with some great training and competition experiences to be had by our members.

OCTOBER 2013

Sunday 13th – Hartlepool Wadokai TEAM KUMITE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Team fighting)

This is a new event for the club. We’ll be putting together teams of 3 fighters for this exhibition event, one fighter 9 years & under; one from 10-12 years and one 13 years and over. This should make for an exciting, action packed day. £10 per person. Starts 1pm @ Dojo HQ (126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP).

 

Sunday 19th – Darlington Competition

Details of this event were posted in the September newsletter.

 

Saturday 26th – English Karate Federation Kumite Referee Course, Luton

 

Thursday 31st – Hartlepool Wadokai Halloween Party

6-9pm, Tickets are £3 each or £10 for a family ticket. We’re having a bit of a disco, food, a best fancy dress costume & best carved pumpkin competition too.  @ Dojo HQ (126 Whitby Street South, Hartlepool, TS24 7LP).

 

NOVEMBER 2013

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd – Sugasawa Sensei Course, Leeds

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th – Sakagamai Sensei Course, Alfreton

Sunday 17th – Sensei Lee Minion Combat Course, Derby

Saturday 23rd – Hartlepool Wadokai First Aid Course

Saturday 23rd – Hartlepool Wadokai Training Course, 2-5pm Details TBC

Sunday 24th – Hartlepool Wadokai Beginner’s Championships

 

DECEMBER 2013

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th – Hartlepool Wadokai Training & Grading Course

Saturday 14th – Hartlepool Wadokai End of Year Training Course & Kids Christmas Party

Saturday 21st – Hartlepool Wadokai Adult (14 years +) Christmas Meal & Social

Sunday 22nd – Hartlepool Wadokai Christmas break


Hartlepool Wadokai Halloween Party

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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


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.