Black Belt (at last!) for Rick.

Hi All. A big CONGRATULATIONS to Rick for getting his Black Belt. Here at the Buntingford Karate Club there is a minimum of 12 months training for Black Belt after you receive your 1st Kyu grade (Brown with 2 white stripes). Rick should have received his Black Belt this time last year but he’s had problems with his health and […]

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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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