Last night, Bath Karate club members rounded out 2015 with the annual Christmas dinner in Bath. A good number of members eat and drank their way through the evening. This has been a very good year for the club with a number of successful gradings (including new black belts), competition successes, but above all, consistent and regular training.
At the dinner, Nigel Davies was presented with the award for Student of the Year, selected by the club’s senior instructors – well done Nigel!
Training starts again on Monday, January 4th 2016.
Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year to all our members, friends and families.
Today, the club instructors have awarded the Bath Karate Competitor of the Year for 2015 to Gosia Glapiak. Gosia has dedicated herself to training hard this year, being awarded her 1st Dan grade and has competed really well obtaining medals in both the Southern Areas and the South West Areas Championships.
On the same day as the Kyu grading, the annual Bill Winfield Memorial Children’s competion was held. 17 children from the local clubs competed; the results were:
Kumite 7th Kyu and below
1st – Alfie Teague – Backwell Karate
2nd – Adam House – Backwell Karate
Kata 7th Kyu and below
1st – Alistair Hanlon – Backwell Karate
2nd – Quaid Bennett – Backwell Karate
Kumite 6th Kyu and above
1st – Theo Isaac – Bath SKC
2nd – Brandon Cole – Backwell Karate
Kata 6th Kyu and above
1st – Archie Newbury – Backwell Karate
2nd – Josh Mashford – Backwell Karate
Competitor of the day
Alfie Teague – Backwell Karate
Bath SKC hosted the final Kyu grading for 2015 in the Bath-Bristol area, presided over by Sensei Bob Poynton, 8th Dan. The afternoon started with a training session for all, and about 70 karateka trained ranging from novices to 5th Dan. Following the training, about 40 students from local clubs took their grading examined by Sensei Poynton.
The students from the Bath club performed very well and the club’s grading results are given below:
Sam Daly – 8th Kyu
Adam Mutlow – 8TH Ku
Nancy Richardson – 8th Kyu
Leeza Matteius – 5th Kyu
Paul Gamble – 5TH Kyu
Joshua Sanson – 4th Kyu
Adam Winchester – 3rd Kyu
Theo Isaac – 2nd Kyu
Alvaro Gonzalez – 2nd Kyu
Edvardo Gatia – 1st Kyu
Ania Glapiak – 1st Kyu
Congratulations to all of you from the Bath instructors!