Month: October 2019

Final Kyu Grading of 2019

The last kyu grading of 2019 will be held on Thursday 19th December with Sensei Bob Poynton, 8th Dan. Sensei Poynton will take an all grades training session first, starting at 7pm; the grading will then follow afterwards. The training and grading will be held in the Dance Studio at Oldfield School, Bath BA1 9AB. More details and costs are on our Events page. Please check with Ron or Kieran if you are planning to grade and make sure that your licenses are valid and in date!

Special Dan Course Training in Bath


Yesterday senior members of the Bath club took part in one of the KUGB’s biannual special dan courses, reserved for black belts only, and on our doorstep at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The course instructors were the KUGB’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry, assisted by Senseis Bob Poynton and Frank Brennan. The two hour course focused on all aspects of the dan grade syllabus, in particular basics and compulsory grading katas. The session ended with pair work and kumite, the intensity of which can be seen in the hot but happy kareteka above. Thank you Senseis!