Congratulations to all students who passed their kyu gradings. As it usually happens at this time of the year, the numbers were down but standard was generally good.
For those going for 3rd kyu, you should know the Dojo Kun in both Japanese and English. Purple and purple/white belts should start learning it now, but it is there in your license book and on the website for any grade student to start learning.
The weeks following the grading should not be viewed as rest periods - your training must continue regardless. Remember Funakoshi Sensei's words on karate being like boiling water. Visit your dojo as often as possible and practice as the work for your next grading has begun already. To progress, from yellow belt onwards a student should be attending twice a week.
For those students who were awarded the quarterly trophy it was a real red letter day. The trophies, as always, were given out for a multitude of different reasons. Congratulations to all recipients who were:-
CLUB TROPHY WINNERS
AMPTHILL EMILY MURFIN
BRICKHILL ALEXANDER MCILLORUM
BUSHFIELD JOSEPH YOUNG
CEDARS JAMIE ROGERS
CLAPHAM JOSHUA PENNISTON
KEMPSTON ROBBIE VALERIO
RISELEY NOT AWARDED
BLETCHLEY JOSHUA LAWSON
NEWPORT PAGNELL BRIAN BREACHER
NEWTON LONGVILLE SADIE O'SULLIVAN
WOLVERTON ALEXANDRO AND ANTONIO MEDINA
DON'T FORGET !!!
Put a note in your diary, mobile device, home pc, tablet, wall calendar or write it on the back of your hand...
The next (and final) course of 2013 is a Groundwork course with Master Geoff Sawyer on Saturday November 16th 2013 at 14:30 at the Bunyan Sports Centre in Bedford.
This is the last course of the year so please endeavour to be there! Remember, if you are over 11 and/or over yellow belt you must attend at least one course per year.