WBK Championships

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2019 Dan Grade Courses

Course dates for those registered to attempt Dan Grading later this year:

KATA COURSE:
Wednesday 10th April 6pm – 7.30pm
Neath Karate Club

BLOCKS COURSE:
Saturday 15th June.  10am – Midday.
Cwmafan Karate Club

BASICS / RENRAKUWAZA COURSE:
Sunday 14th July. 10am – Midday ( Provisional date, awaiting confirmation)
Baglan Karate Club

Brown Belt Grading

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Brown Belt Grading:

Well done to everyone who passed their Brown Belt Grading last weekend.
Fantastic effort put in during the a tough morning session proved to be an excellent preparation for the grading itself.

One step closer to Black Belt !!

Gilfach Goch Club

Club Instructor Nic Hole invites you to join the WBK at our Gilfach Goch Club.

Classes to suit all ages and abilities. FIRST SESSION FREE

 

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Competition News

Recent Competition Success:

B.U.C.S Karate Championships:
Congratulations to Ebony Bansair from our Swansea University Club on winning Gold in the Female Novice Middleweight Kumite Category.
Well done to the Uni squad on some great performances throughout the weekend.

UK International Open, Dudley:
More success for WBK students, this time at the UK Open event held in Dudley.
We congratulate the following on their acheivements.
Morgan Phillips –  Gold
Cassie Davies – Gold
Megan Taylor – Silver
Mackenzie Aitchison – Silver

A.M.A Championships:
Another great result for Rebecca Hole from our Gilfach Goch club who recently won Gold as part of the Royal Navy Karate Team.

New Club – Margam

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Margam Bushi-Kai Karate Club will open it’s doors at Ysgol Cwm Brombil on Wednesday 23rd January.
Club Instructor is Jordan Hopkins 4th Dan.

FREE Taster Sessions:
Wednesday 23rd & 30th January.

Juniors: 6 yrs+ 6pm – 7pm
Seniors: 14 yrs+ 7pm – 8pm

For further Information visit:
www.margambushi-kai.com

WBK 2019 Grading Dates

2019 Grading Dates:KYU GRADINGS:
Sunday 3rd March
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 3rd November
All take place in Neath Sport Centre.  9.30am – 11.30am

BROWN BELT GRADINGS:
Saturday 9th March
Saturday 14th September
10.00am start in Cwmavon Dojo.

DAN GRADING:
Sunday 22nd September
10.00am start in Baglan Dojo.

 

 

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Kyu Grading – Dan Grade Promotion

KYU GRADE COURSE & GRADING
Sunday 4th November saw the WBK hold the last Kyu Grading of 2018. once again, we congratulate everyone who took part in the course, grading and Senior grade course.
Well done to everyone who passed their grade examination.

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SENIOR DAN GRADE PROMOTION – Danny Flynn 4th Dan
During the Kyu Grading, held on 4th November, WBK Chief Instructor Percy Brown, on behalf of the WBK EXEC, presented Danny Flynn with a certificate confirming his promotion to 4th Dan.
Danny, who trains with us at our Baglan Dojo, is a well respected Karate-Ka whose dedication, commitment and loyalty to the WBK deserves recognition.
Danny is pictured here with Baglan club mates, Darren Williams, Pat Gallagher, Nat Gallagher and Assoc Head, Percy Brown.

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Dan Grading Sept 30th

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Sunday September 30th saw the 2018 WBK Dan Grading take place at our Cwmafan Club.
Prior to the start of the Grading, the WBK Dan Grade Examiners presented Jordan Hopkins and Anthony Bridge, two exceptional Karate-Ka, with their 4th Dan Grade.
The Grading itself was of a very high standard and we would like to congratulate all of the students on passing the examination.

1st Dan: Daniel Howard, Ruby Davies, Kira Davies, Isabelle O’Leary, Matilda O’Leary, Mark O’Leary & Brian Davies.
2nd Dan: Gareth Thomas, Josh Dwyer & Harrison Williams.
3rd Dan: Tom Barnes

Dan Grade Examiners: Percy Brown 7th Dan, Nigel Taylor 6th Dan, Paul Bridge 6th Dan, Mark Coleman 4th Dan & Jordan Hopkins 4th Dan