Clevedon Club Grading 17 July 2019
Clevedon Karate Kai's summer grading was held this evening. In a hot, stuffy Tickenham Village Hall, thirteen students got up to show what they had learned.
Bristol Summer School 06 July 2019
Saturday saw Bristol Karate Club's annual outdoor summer school, at the Old Reds ground in Bristol. Students and instructors from across the Western Karate Union came together to teach, learn, or both. The sunshine came too, and plenty of fun was had by all.
WKU Spring Invitational Competition 05 May 2019
Four Clevedon students entered our association's Spring event, competing in six separate categories. In addition, our club made a huge contribution to the staging of the event, with plenty of our students coming along to set up the night before, and help to run areas on the day. This is how it went.
Delayed Gradings 22 March 2019
Two of our newest students weren't available on the day of the recent grading. Unknown to them, they were watched and graded over the course of Friday's training session. At the end, they both received a lovely surprise.
New Belts Awarded 18 March 2019
The belts earned at the recent grading have all now been awarded.
Clevedon Club Grading 10 March 2019
Our biggest grading for a number of years took place at All Saints Hall yesterday. Thirty students were put through their paces and showed what they had learned. Everyone gave it everything they had, resulting in a memorable grading.
Nuffield Health Grading 09 March 2019
At our Nuffield Health club on 9th March 2019 we held a grading. The younger members seemed to cope with the nerves better than many of the older members, though in fact they are all very young. It was a successful grading with all passing. Those who did not grade this time know what they must work on to be able to grade next time. Our thanks also go to Michael Dean and Donna Robertson for their help.
Belts Awarded 21 January 2019
The remaining belts earned at the club grading in December have now been awarded.
End of Year Celebrations 21 December 2018
Clevedon Karate Kai signed off for 2018 last night with lots of awards and bags of festive fun. The 2018 Student of the Year was announced and the trophy awarded, and a number of new belts were given out, following the recent grading. Then everyone enjoyed our annual races and sweets extravaganza. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone connected with the club. See you in 2019!
Clevedon Club Grading 16 December 2018
The club's final grading of the year took place at All Saints Church Hall today. It was a stiff test, with extra techniques added for some grades. However, the graders stepped up to the plate, and delivered a high quality demonstration of their skills and commitment.
Nuffield Health Student of the Year 15 December 2018
Lucas Davies, who has put a lot into his training over the last year, has been awarded the Student of the Year 2018 award at our Nuffield Heath Karate Club. Congratulations Lucas, keep up the good work.
WKU Winter Dan Grading 09 December 2018
The Western Karate Union's winter dan grading took place at Bristol Dojo today. Congratulations to Charlie Roberts of South-West Shotokan, who has been training with us at Clevedon, on passing his first dan grading. Also to John Green, who was prevented from participating due to a late injury, but was awarded his second dan honorarily in any case. Oliver Smith from Nuffield Health also undertook the grading, but unfortunately was not successful on this occasion. We have no doubt that he will return, better and stronger, and eventually earn his black belt.
Nuffield Health Grading 01 December 2018
Nineteen students from our Nuffield Health club underwent a grading on Saturday. There was plenty of effort and improving technique on show, and they will all be receiving their new belts in the next couple of weeks. Well done all!
WKU Nationals 25 November 2018
Six Clevedon students stepped up to compete in the Western Karate Union's National Invitation competition at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre on Sunday. Results were varied, but to us they are all champions for going out there and doing it. Well done all!
New Belts Awarded 13 July 2018
Following the recent Clevedon club grading, new belts have been handed out to the successful graders.
Bristol Summer School 30 June 2018
This year's summer school, on Saturday, was a very special one, marking a staggering 50 years since the formation of Bristol Karate Club. The weather came to the party, and karateka from across the Western Karate Union, including a big contingent from the Clevedon and Nuffield Health clubs, enjoyed an excellent day of learning and fun.
Nuffield Health Student of the Month 30 June 2018
Nuffield Health's Student of the Month for June is Tula Cassim. She has been with us about four months and is already showing a great maturity for her age in the effort she puts into her training. Well done Tula!
Clevedon Student of the Month 29 June 2018
Clevedon's Student of the Month for June is Oliver Clarke. He's one of the quiet ones, but no-one should mistake that for a lack of effort and commitment. He continues to improve his technique at a steady rate, and has put all those ingredients together to grade to 3rd kyu and receive his brown belt. Great work, Oliver!
Students of the Month for May 02 June 2018
Students of the month for our respective clubs, for May. Congratulations to both!
WKU Spring Invitational Competition 06 May 2018
Five Clevedon students stepped up to represent the club in our association's first competition of the year. This is how they got on.
Nuffield Health Grading 17 March 2018
A grading was held on Saturday 17th March at the Nuffield Health club in Bradley Stoke. Apart from a few worried faces the students gave everything and worked very hard. They can have some fun and Easter eggs next week as they have all worked hard to get to the grading level.
Students of the Month 10 March 2018
Following excellent efforts in the Gloucester KSE competition, Student of the Month awards for February have gone to two of the competitors.
Nuffield Health Student of the Month 10 February 2018
The Nuffield Health Student of the Month for January is James Fortune. This young man has really put in some effort so far this year, and richly deserves to have his commitment recognised. Well done, James!