The Events page for 2019 is now up. Please note that the first kyu grading of the year is on Sunday, February 10th, with Sensei Bob Poynton. The Central Region training and squad dates with Sensei Frank Brennan are also on this page. Further events will be added in due course, and for other KUGB events please see the KUGB website.
As we start the New Year, please remember to check that your licences are still in date!
As we approach the Christmas holidays we’d like to let all our members know when the club will take a break in training. Our last training session will be on Monday, 17th December, and we will start again on Thursday, 3rd January 2019.
A big congratulations to Jonny Southgate who passed his 1st Dan grading yesterday. Jonny passed his black belt under Senseis Andy Sherry and Frank Brennan of the KUGB. Jonny’s success is testament to his hard work in training and persistence to improve his standard of karate. Well done from all the club instructors!
As we approach the Christmas holidays we’d like to let all our members know when the club will take a break in training. Our last training session will be on Thursday, 20th December, and we will start again on Thursday, 3rd January 2019.
Please note, that due to circumstances beyond our control, the kyu grading and Bill Winfield Competition on Sun 16th December is now postponed until early Feb 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience that this might cause. We will update our Events page with the new details as soon as they become available.
This year’s Christmas Meal will be held on Friday, 14th December at Bistrot Pierre, 4 Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath BA1 2ED. Menus are available from Kieran, and the cost will be £30 per head. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to come as places are filling up fast!
Bath Karate Club is very proud to announce that our Chief Instructor, Ron Hicks, today was awarded his 6th Dan. Sensei Ron took his grading today, in Bath, examined by Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan, Chief Instructor of the KUGB, along with Senseis Bob Poynton, 8th Dan and Frank Brennan, 8th Dan.
Sensei Hicks has been preparing intensively for his grading today, which comprised several aspects of advanced Shotokan karate: demonstration of fundamental techniques; kata; explanation of kata bunkai; kumite; as well as a written dissertation on the physics of karate techniques.
This success is testament to Sensei Ron’s high standard of karate, which has been developed over many years of total commitment and focus on karate training, fitness and karate instruction.
Many congratulations Sensei!!
(photo – KUGB)