I hope all students are having a relaxing summer between all the hot spells. It was a great Summer Course in Brecon which is such a good venue to train at and to visit. Many students attended from all over. The weekend had the benefit of some of our top instructors, Steve West Sensei leading the way with his endless energy and expertise. Sensei Paul Murray introduced some free style pad work which he linked with traditional Kumite Gata training.
Sensei Gwyn Evans gave the the students the benefit of his immense experience linking basic attitudes of training to sport karate, showing that hard training and good etiquette run through all aspects of Wado. Sensei Tony Heap led the senior students through advanced kata training and pair work on both days. Everyone voted the weekend a success.
Congratulations to the following successful Dan Grade applicants.
Junior First Dan
Benjamin Roach (Merthyr Wado Kai)
Joshua Brown (Merthyr Wado Kai)
Senior 2nd Dan
Paul Williams (Merthyr Wado Kai)
Wado Ryu/Wado Kai 2 Day Course - Saturday 30th September, 12.00 - 3.00pm/Sunday 1st October 2006, 11.00 - 2.00 pm - Hogarth Wado Kai Dojo, Chiswick W4 - Instructors Sensei’s Grimes 7th Dan & Tony Heap 7th Dan
Junior Brown Belt Course – Saturday 14th October 2006, 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm, Hogarth Dojo, Chiswick W.4. Instructor Sensei Tony Heap 7th Dan.
Pre Dan Course - Hogarth Dojo, Duke Road, Chiswick W4 - 12.00 - 3.00pm - Sensei Tony Heap - Saturday 28th October 2006.
Wado Open Kyu Grade Competition at Yate nr. Bristol, Sunday 19th November 2006. Contact Sensei George Grimes.