Merry Christmas From Buntingford Karate Club

Hi Folks! Yes, let the members of the Buntingford Karate Club and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. At our last two trainings of 2016 we again went a little potty with the Christmas hats and other head attire! And on our last Thursday Andrea made us some lovely cakes which were served […]

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Tai Chi

Hi Folks. As my wife Sue and I are now aged 62 we thought that we would like to take up Tai Chi. I did a short course of this some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it finding it a useful addition to my Karate Training. A couple of years ago we went to Viet Nam and had the chance […]

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No Truth in the Rumour

Pagoda in mist

Hi Folks. There seems to be a rumour going around that the Buntingford Karate Club is to close down in about 18 months time. I would just like to say that I have no plans at all for closing down the Club and, if I ever do, the Club members will be the first to know about it personally and […]

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Rick – Now Ready for Black Belt!

Hi All. We had another grading at the Buntingford Karate Club last night (Thursday 2nd November). This was for Rick who was going for his 1st Kyu. Rick does a lot of gym work and power training and so he gave the kick bag part of his grading (see the 1st Kyu Syllabus) short shrift! I certainly would not want […]

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Goodbye and Good Luck to Harry

Hi All. Last Thursday saw Harry’s last training night before he went off to Aberystwyth University. Harry has been part of the Buntingford Karate Club since 2010 and gave a commitment to this club to train hard and diligently. He became a very trustworthy member of the club and has been quick to volunteer for our various demonstrations and carnival […]

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Our Mud Plugger

Hi out there! Well we train ’em to be tough in the Buntingford Karate Club, and to prove it here is a photo of CJ. He has just run through a line of electrified cables! Apart from this, and amongst other things, he had to swim a lake, scale a wall, scramble up a pipe full of mud and water, […]

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More Grading Successes

Hi Folks. It’s been another grading success for two of the Buntingford Karate Club’s members. On Thursday 1st September Kyler and Sam went for their 7th Kyu Red belts. Sam has been away for two years at university and he took the wise precaution of joining another karate club near to where he trained in order to keep up his […]

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Carnival Time

Yes Folks, it was the Bi-Annual Buntingford Carnival on Saturday 18th June and once again the Buntingford Karate Club were asked to put on a display. Nine of the members were able to take part with my wife Sue handling the props – and there were a lot of props! We never do a traditional Shotokan Karate demonstration because the […]

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Buntingford Carnival – Karate Demo!

Hi Folks. Back in the warm days of Summer the Buntingford Karate Club took part in the 2016 Buntingford Carnival. This carnival happens every two years and attracts about 10,000 people to our little Hertfordshire town. We were very pleased to be invited again and got offered a prime time spot of 2pm. Once again the members of the Buntingford […]

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