We hope you all had a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend, training is back on as normal for the rest of the week.
We have a couple of important announcements this week regarding our next Ultimate Training Weekend and our 2019 JKS Dan Grading.
UTW 15 Announcement
Unfortunately, due to injury Frank Pullano Sensei has had to withdraw from our upcoming Training Weekend. This is as disappointing for Frank Sensei as it is for us and we would like to take this opportunity to wish him all the best with his upcoming surgery and hope he has a very speedy recovery. We look forward to training with him once he is back in action.
That said, we have lined up an excellent replacement in Matt Stockham Sensei 5th Dan Black Belt.
Matt Sensei is a professional Instructor and the JKS Wales Head Coach. He runs JKS Wales alongside his father Derek Stockham Sensei.
He has many years of experience both teaching and training in karate and has enjoyed a very successful competitive career. We have trained alongside Matt Sensei at many National Courses and his karate is of the highest standard.
He is a lovely chap and we are really looking forward to welcoming Matt Sensei as he is doing his very first course for Red Tiger.
There are still a few training places remaining for our Ultimate Training Weekend in May with Comfort 2 bed apartments still available from Haven at £152.50. If you are interested in either taking any of our training places (on either Saturday or Sunday) or coming along and joining us for the full weekend please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you organised.
Special Course and Dan Grading with Alan Campbell Sensei
We have secured a date for our 2019 Special Course and Shodan and Nidan Grading with Alan Campbell Sensei 7th Dan Head of JKS England.
Alan Sensei will be visiting us on Sunday 8th September at a venue and time still to be confirmed.
If you have been a 1st Kyu for at least 6 months or are on a retake, you may be eligible to take your Shodan Grading at this event.
If you have been a 1st Dan Black Belt for at least 2 years and have trained consistently you may be eligible to take your Nidan grading at this event.
There will be plenty of extra training available on Monday evenings at Thornleigh Salesian College, Sharples Park, Bolton from 8pm-9.30pm for those who are preparing to take the grading on the following dates:
Monday 1st July, 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 2nd September.
Grading slips will be given out on 19th August and must be returned to the JKS by 25th August to book your place at the grading. Extra training costs £6.00 per person and should be treated as EXTRA not a REPLACEMENT for your normal class.
Lastly, we have Cadet Leader and Assistant Instructor training on this Sunday at Thornleigh Salesian College, Sharples Park Bolton. BL1 6PQ.
Instructors: Paul Wolstencroft Sensei and Mike Beckwith Sensei
In the Sports Hall (last time – there wasn’t enough room).
Training is free of charge and open to all Instructors, Assistants, Trainees and Cadet Leaders.
If you cannot make it please let your own Instructor know.