There is lots of news to keep up with this week and we hope everyone is enjoying the Sunshine and half term break. The majority of classes are running as normal and our Club Tournament is just under 4 weeks away so make sure you attend your usual classes this week to get prepared!
We have some fantastic news to report from the British Karate Federation 4 Nations Championships which took place in Leicester last weekend.
The JKS England Squad had a hugely successful weekend finishing in 2nd Place on the medal table. Amazing results, congratulations to all the squad and the coaches.
There were plenty of Red Tigers in action so congratulations to the following students who travelled to Leicester and were brave enough to put themselves out there on the mats:
Matthew Affleck, Louis Johnson, Ron Matthews, Grace Baron, Lori-Ann Moran, Georgie Dyal, Molly Austin-Hogsden, Abby Fielding, Sam Jackson and Zak Thomas-Blackhurst.
This was a very high level competition with the very best competitors from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It takes a lot of courage to compete at this level so we are truly proud of you all, medal or no medal.
A few were lucky enough to medal so a big well done to the following people who were successful in their categories:
Grace Baron: Silver in Team Kumite and Gold in Team Kata
Lori-Ann Moran: Silver in Individual Kumite and Silver in Team Kumite
Ron Matthews: Bronze in Individual Veterans Male Kumite
Sam Jackson: Bronze in Team Kata
Georgie Dyal: Bronze in Team Kumite
Molly Austin-Hogsden: Bronze in Team Kumite
You can see their smiling faces on the medals photo’s on our facebook group page or the JKS England Facebook Page.
Half Term Class Changes:
All afterschool clubs will be closed for half term.
The Heywood Class will be combined with the Bury Class at Chesham Primary School due to anticipated low numbers. The class will take place between 6.30pm-8pm at Chesham Primary School, Talbot Grove, Bury, BL9 6PH.
JKS England Brown and Black Belt Course this Sunday 3rd June
With Alan Campbell Sensei 7th Dan, followed by Dan Grading
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue Djanogly City Academy,
Sherwood Rise, Nottingham
£10.00 Adult & Children
Please indicate your intention to attend by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org as places are limited.
Combined Senior Class – Monday 4th June
It is combined Senior Class on Monday 4th June for Instructors, Assistants and Trainee Assistant Instructors.
Takyua Makita Sensei Hombu Dojo Instructor visiting Red Tiger on 7th June
We are please to announce that we have been asked to host a JKS England Course with Takuya Makita Sensei 5th Dan on Thursday 7th June.
Makita Sensei is an extraordinarily talented and highly respected Instructor at the JKS Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
A handful of our Instructors and students have trained with Makita Sensei and all have expressed how impressed they were by his inspirational karate. His sessions are always challenging but very enjoyable. This really is a rare opportunity not to be missed.
There may be an opportunity to have your photograph taken or Gi signed.
You’ll have to travel a long way to train with him again in the future.
Two courses will take place at:
The National Taekwondo Centre
Ten Acres Lane
Postcode: M40 2SP
Times: 6.15pm – 7.30pm for all grades
7.45pm – 9.00pm for Brown and Black Belts
This is a JKS England Course and is open to everyone, places will be limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Your place is secured only once you have paid and you will receive a ticket from your Class Instructor or through the post if you are not a Red Tiger member.
Each session is 1 hour 15 minutes long and costs £15.00 per person or you can take part in both for £25
To book your place, you can either pay via cash or cheque through your class Instructor or by BACS transfer sent to:
Account Name: Red Tiger Karate LTD
Sort Code: 09-01-50
Account Number: 06954375
Payment reference = your surname and Makita Course (e.g. Wolstencroft Makita Course)
If you book by BACS please confirm which course you have paid for via email to email@example.com or text Rachael on 07825 446 825.