New Belts Awarded 13 July 2018
Following the recent Clevedon club grading, new belts have been handed out to the successful graders.
Clevedon Club Grading 08 July 2018
In baking temperatures, twenty of our students underwent a stern examination of their technique and commitment at All Saints Church Hall, yesterday. It was hard, sweaty work, but they went to it with a will. Here's what happened.
WKU Summer Dan Grading 01 July 2018
On a sweltering weekend, having trained hard at the previous day's Summer School, two Clevedon students stepped up for our association's bi-annual dan grading. Lewis Cocking, fresh from sitting his GCSEs, aimed to become only the second junior in the club's twenty-five year history to achieve second dan. Tori Cornish, meanwhile, looked to earn her black belt, and replace Lewis as the club's youngest current first dan. There was a surprise in store for a third Clevedon student as well. This is how it went.
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!
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.
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!
Dan Grades Session 03 June 2018
On a very hot Sunday afternoon we had a good attendance for the second of our pre Dan grading courses. Twenty-one students attended, many only there for the extra training. Clubs included were Bristol, Griffin, S.W.S.K, Yeovil and Clevedon. Thank you all for your support.
Students of the Month 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.
Clevedon Student of the Month 06 April 2018
Clevedon Student of the Month for March - Edward Green. Having passed the ten-year milestone in January, Eddie is one of our longest-serving students. Even after all that time, he has recently found another level to go to in his effort and determination, and recently marked that improvement by grading to 1st kyu. Congratulations!
New Belts Awarded 23 March 2018
Following the recent Clevedon club grading, new belts have been awarded to all the successful participants.
Easter Eggs 23 March 2018
By way of wishing all our students, instructors and their families a Happy Easter, here are the kids from last Friday's class with the Easter eggs presented to them by the club. One of our main objectives is to get them burning off calories in a fun, constructive way. They do this so effectively that we feel we can treat them with a few more!
Club Grading 18 March 2018
A bit of snow didn't stop the students of Clevedon Karate Kai from demonstrating their skills on Sunday. A busy Tickenham Village Hall witnessed twenty-six graders showing why they are worth their new belts.
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!
Student of the Month 31 January 2018
Clevedon Student of the Month for January - Charlotte Ball. Continuing to train twice a week, to put in plenty of hard work, and to improve technically, Charlotte is one of the stand-out students in the class. Congratulations!
Child Protection Certificates Awarded 05 January 2018
Clevedon Karate Kai continues to make child protection one of its highest priorities. Three of our instructors, last September, attended a safeguarding basic awareness course. Tonight they received certificates in recognition of having undergone that training.
Paul Green Award 05 January 2018
Paul Green invested large amounts of time and effort to ensure that last year's 25th anniversary of Clevedon Karate Kai did not pass without being celebrated. As well as researching, compiling and publishing the history of the club, he organised a very successful club dinner at the Moon and Sixpence. The club has this week conveyed its thanks by awarding him a classic mantelpiece clock, mounted in engraved Dartington crystal. Paul regards the work he did as a labour of love, but is nevertheless honoured and proud to receive this beautiful memento.
Clevedon Student of the Year 20 December 2017
2017 will be remembered as a very good year for young George Guiver of our Clevedon club. Not only has he just gained his next grade, but he has also been presented with our Student of the Year award. George has shown a lot of commitment over the last year, and training twice a week has certainly helped. Well done, George, from all of your instructors and fellow students.
Nuffield Health Student of the Year 18 December 2017
Nuffield Health's Student of the Year for 2017 is Harvey Quach. He has graded up to 4th kyu+, as well as continuing to step up for the WKU competitions. He always gives a hundred percent, and this is a very well deserved award for him. Well done Harvey!
Jack Takes the Class 15 December 2017
Another special visitor this week. Jack Summers, of South West Karate, has joined us for additional training for most of this year, as he worked toward his dan grading. Last weekend he successfully graded to first dan and so, obeying a longstanding club tradition, tonight he took a session at training.
New Belts Awarded 13 December 2017
Both Clevedon and Nuffield Health have held gradings in the last month. The successful participants have been presented with their new belts at subsequent training sessions.
Pinan Nidan Bunkai 11 December 2017
Many organisations put on a theatrical production at this time of year, and we are no different. The Yatton branch of Clevedon Karate Kai therefore proudly presents our interpretation of Pinan Nidan Bunkai. Conceived, arranged, rehearsed and performed in a single hour-long training session, we hope you enjoy it!
Special Visitor 08 December 2017
We had a very special visitor at training tonight. Sensei Ryan Lambotte, of Jersey Wado Ryu taught us a variety of one-on-one defence techniques, some of which were quite blood-curdling. Proof that it's possible to be friendly and terrifying at the same time!
WKU Winter Competition 26 November 2017
WKU's second competition of the year took place at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston-super-Mare today. Students from Clevedon and Nuffield Health were, as ever, in attendance and giving their very best.
Students of the Month 10 November 2017
Clevedon and Nuffield Health Students of the Month for October.
Student of the Month 06 October 2017
Clevedon Student of the Month for September - Taijan Dean. When you get to brown belt, the level of requirements goes up, and a lot of students hit a plateau. That's where Tai is, but that hasn't stopped him turning up and giving his absolute best. The idea of giving up has simply not occurred to him, and that's the attitude that can ultimately take him further. Congratulations, Tai!
Student of the Month 01 September 2017
Clevedon Student of the Month for August - Oscar Lewis. While most of the juniors have been taking a break over the summer holidays, this young man has turned up every week and worked harder than ever. Well done Oscar!
Belts Awarded 17 July 2017
Following the club's recent summer grading, the successful participants have been presented with their new belts at their next training sessions.
Club Grading 09 July 2017
Today saw Clevedon Karate Kai's summer grading at a stiflingly hot Tickenham Village Hall. Eleven students stepped up to show why they were worth a new belt.
WKU Bristol Summer School 01 July 2017
Our association's annual outdoor summer school took place at Old Reds rugby ground in Bristol on Saturday. The biggest turnout from Clevedon, and overall, for many years, enjoyed some fine weather and varied training, and, most importantly, had bags of fun.
Students of the Month 09 June 2017
Awards have been given this week to our Students of the Month for May, for both the Clevedon and Nuffield Health clubs. Congratulations to both of you!
WKU Spring Invitational 30 April 2017
Our association's bi-annual competition took place at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston-super-Mare, on Sunday. Six of our students were brave enough to test themselves against competitors from across the South, West, Midlands and Wales.
Easter Egg Night 07 April 2017
We like to celebrate our holidays at Clevedon Karate Kai, so this week all the junior students were presented with an easter egg. Not until they had burned off the equivalent number of calories, though.
Belts Awarded 24 March 2017
Following last week's club grading, the successful participants have been presented with their new belts at this week's training sessions.
Club Grading 19 March 2017
Today saw Clevedon Karate Kai's first grading of the year. Twenty-one students have been working hard for the last few months, and showed what they can do.
Students of the Month 07 March 2017
Students of the Month for February - Bree, Evie and Isla. As well as making a big contribution to the family-orientated nature of the club, these three sisters are ever-present at Tickenham on Wednesdays, and continue to learn and improve, all the while giving maximum effort. Congratulations!