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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hi Folks! Just to wish you a Happy New Year and to hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas. At our last two training sessions at the Buntingford Karate Club we took our usual Manic Christmas photos….so here they are. I wonder how Father Christmas and his Reindeer got in there?  Sensei Bill.  

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