Although a small entry we can be very proud of our members and students. Clevedon club were there on the Saturday evening to help set up the competition area, and they were there again on the Sunday to help on tables and in any other way they could. Our entry of Riley, Summer, Callum, Cassidy and Lewis was small but came away with two medals, a first for Cassidy in her kata and a third for Callum in his kata event. Summer, Riley and Cassidy also entered the Shobo Jukuren event and all did very well on that.
These have started again 17:00 to 18:00 at the Bristol Dojo on the Wells Road. There is no charge and although aimed at those approaching Dan grade we have many other members coming along to get extra training in. Please talk to any of the instructors if you are interested.
The Bristol summer course is set for Saturday 30th June. You do not have to attend the whole day, maybe the morning session or the afternoon session, especially if you have children training. Quite often the afternoon session is best for the younger members. Alan Flook's son Martin often brings along a number of training aids to make it a fun afternoon for the kids. This whole day course is free to WKU members and to top it all this will be the 50th year it has been held. Come along and help us celebrate. Choice of clothing for the course is optional. A t-shirt and tracksuit trousers are OK, or an old gi. Wear something on your head, take plenty of sun tan cream and lots of food and water (that's for Nigel and myself!)
There will be no training at Tickenham Hall on July 4th as there is a play on that week. We shall for the very first time be taking a break over the summer holidays. There will be no Clevedon training on the two weeks from 1st August, so the Wednesdays of the 1st & 8th and Fridays of 3rd & 10th. Our Yatton club cannot train at all during the holidays, as our agreement to use the hall there does not extend over that period. The last session at Yatton will therefore be on 16th July, and the first session back will be on 3rd September. Likewise, Nuffield Health have told me we need to close on the Saturdays of 4th & 11th August. To be fair, those are the two weeks where the numbers drop due to holidays.
6th Sevin Kalupahama, 16th Ayden Hill.
Josh Montanaro, Noah Feurtado, Luke Jefferies, Michael Browning, Donnie Dolman
Sara Patrick, Pippa Gaiger, Summer Christie, Isla, Bree and Evie Stevens, Tori Cornish, Annabel Fear, Delylah and Ysabelle Waller.
Clevedon - Cassidy Backhouse
Nuffield Health - Marcus Bentley