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Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK17 0HJ
Sensei Simon McMahon 4th Dan
Sensei Pam Waterhouse 4th Dan
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Sensei Pam Waterhouse
TRAINING DAYS & TIMES
|WEDNESDAYS||16:15PM TO 17:15PM
LATEST CLUB NEWS
Kyu Gradings June 2017
Well done to all who passed their gradings and well done to Abigail for winning the trophy.
Kyu Gradings March 2017
Well done to all who took and passed their gradings in December and congratulations to Elizabeth for winning the trophy.
Kyu Gradings December 2016
Well done to all who took and passed their gradings in December and congratulations to Maya for winning the quarterly trophy.
Kyu Gradings September 2016
Congratulations to the two students who trained during the summer holidays and were both successful at the recent gradings. Well done to Chloe on getting red belt and Poppy who gained orange belt, and also won the quarterly trophy!
Poppy, seen here with Renshi Kidby, the Chief Instructor of CFTS
Kyu Gradings June 2016
Congratulations from your Senseis to all the students who took part in the gradings recently. The club has 12 graders and all were successful.
Well done to the new blue belts - Aliyah, Chloe and Elizabeth.
Well done also to the new red belts - Maya (double graded from white to red), Pippa, Niamh, Eleanor, Abigail, Safiya, Poppy, Emma and Galatia.
Also well done to Chloe who won the quarterly trophy.
Keep up the good work and hard training!
Thornton College Students March 2016
Thornton College Students & Instructors March 2016
Kyu Gradings March 2016
Congratulations to all the girls who successfully graded to blue belt, Pippa, Niamh, Erin, Eleanor, Abigail, Safiya, Poppy, Galatia and Emma, who was the winner of the quarterly trophy.
Well done to you all!
Thornton College opened in January 2016 as an after school club.
CLUB TROPHY AWARD WINNERS
|2016||Emma Thompson||Chloe Parkes||Poppy Smith||Maya John|
|2017||Elizabeth Small||Abigail Rocque||NOT AWARDED|
It was decided back in 1983 to reward and encourage students by presenting a club trophy at each grading. The recipient would be the student who stood out in some way from the rest for a variety of reasons.
In certain circumstances the trophy might be awarded to the karate-ka with the best technique. More commonly however it is awarded to the student who has trained with diligence and dedication. It may be awarded to a student who simply turns up regularly at the dojo early to sweep the floor. Most often though it is given to the karate-ka who shows an understanding of karate-do in some way. Maybe they have done some good deeds away from the dojo or maybe raising funds for charity etc.
To list all the reasons for handing out the trophy here is not possible but suffice to say in the eyes of their sensei it is deserved. The choice should never be questioned because it is not always possible to explain why it was awarded and sometimes it is unwise to do so. Please though join with us in giving our sincere congratulations to all winners, past, present and future.