Harrison gets his Yellow Belt

Harrison has been with us for a number of weeks, quietly working away at learning his karate with the Buntingford Karate Club. He joined with his Dad who recently passed his 3rd Kyu Brown Belt (see Nev and Dale pass their gradings 19/8/2018) and it is very nice to have a Father and Son combination in the club. Harrison demonstrated […]

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More successful gradings

Hi All. This Tuesday and Thursday saw Tara, Jaycee, Phillipe and Kyler taking their next belt grades at the Buntingford Karate club. Tara, Phillipe and Jaycee were all going for Orange (8th Kyu) whilst Kyler was taking his Purple and White belt (4th Kyu). It’s one of those things, that members can perform fantastically in a “normal” lesson and can […]

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Nev and Dale pass their gradings

Hi There. These two students have only recently joined the Buntingford Karate Club. Well….in Dale’s case that’s not strictly true. You see Dale joined with his father Pat a few years back and then left us because the family moved away from the area. Then, out of the blue, I get a e mail from Dale saying can he rejoin….and […]

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BUNTINGFORD CARNIVAL 2018

Yes Folks, it happened again! Once again the Buntingford Karate Club was invited to give a display at this very prestigious carnival, one of the biggest in Hertfordshire (and possibly England). With some 10,000 visitors on the streets we gave our display to a big crowd, and I am pleased to say it was warmly received. We do not have […]

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Zen and Karate

I have just added a new page called “Zen”. I have done this because last night one of my students in the Buntingford Karate Club was not performing up to his usual high standard. When I asked him what was wrong he explained to me the problem. I told him to leave the dojo, dump his mental baggage, and then […]

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Tara gets her Yellow Belt

Hi All. Last night (Tuesday) Tara took her first belt – 9th Kyu, Yellow. The judging panel of the Buntingford Karate Club were all very impressed with her ability to keep her core and her level top line. By this I mean that when she moves her head remains at a constant level. This due to being able to control […]

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Sensei and Expertise

Hi All. A chance to blow my own trumpet here…. Last week in this club I was teaching a group of students some basics, in this case it was Yoko Geri Keage, the side snapping kick, when I noticed that some (not all) of the students were not doing what I was instructing them to do. It was to do […]

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Jaycee Gets her Yellow Belt

Hi Folks. It was good news for Jaycee at her recent grading with the Buntingford Karate Club because she put in an excellent grading and passed easily. Jaycee is a member of the Fighting Duncan family (together with Dad Rick and Brother Kyler – both of whom have featured in these blogs in the past). For a first grading Jaycee […]

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New Brown Belts

Hi All. At another recent grading at the Buntingford Karate Club, Students Owen (on the right of the picture) and Sam (on the left) went for their Brown belt (3rd Kyu) and Purple/White (4th Kyu) respectively. Owen is the younger of the two and he showed a strength, maturity and understanding of his chosen martial art beyond his teenage years. […]

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Phillipe Gets His Yellow Belt

HI Folks. Here is one of the Buntingford Karate Club’s newest members, proving that Karate is not just for young whipper-snappers! Phillipe trains very regularly and has picked up the fundamentals of Karate very quickly. He is a man who listens to everything that is told to him and he takes it in and learns it. At his first grading […]

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