Bullying affects lots of young people and happens in many schools but it’s the way it’s dealt with which makes the difference between life being tolerable or a misery for many. The NAKMAS Safe Kids Campaign Facebook page has interesting material and
On 18th of October 2015, students from Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club took part in the annual competition hosted by Sensei Kathy Dearden’s Ippon Ken Karate Club. The day was a great success, with students winning in many categories. Click on
Bethany Bird demonstrating Kata Hangetsu (半月 Japanese: “Half Moon”), an advanced kata practiced in Shotokan karate. The first part of the kata is performed slowly, with emphasis on breathing and kime (tensing at the correct moment during a technique), while the
At the last grading, Lyndsay Daly who has been training at Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club for a number of years, passed her 2nd Dan. Here, Sensei Hession is presenting her with her Nakmas grading certificate. Congratulations on this tremendous
Some photos from tonight’s training session at Weoley Castle.
Here are some photos of student Louis being presented with his new belt. Louis is the first student who elected to be graded by Sensei Hession at Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate club. Louis received his full 2nd kyu with distinction.
This year Ippon Ken Karate Club will be hosting their competition on the 18th October 2015 at Akeley Wood. Further details are available on the Ippon Ken Karate Club website or on their Facebook page. Alternatively, just speak to Sensei Kathy Dearden directly, if
Last weekend was grading day and all of Sensei Hession’s students received a new belt. Many students even passed with a distinction. Blake double graded and received a red belt. We celebrated this with a photoshoot and a party –
Some photos from grading day, September 19th, 2015. Click on the photo below to see the entire album.
On Sunday, 13th September 2015, students from Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club demonstrated their skills at the annual Weoley Castle Fete. Guided by Sensei Susan Hession, 3rd Dan, students performed kihon (basic techniques), kata (pre-arranged form) and kumite (sparring). If you