Two days of registration and technical seminars followed by 3 days of competition, 1287 individual inscriptions, 119 teams from 39 federations from 24 countries. Yet again another fantastic experience had by all, competitors, coaches and parents/suporters. Huge congratulations to Dannielle Simpson who came home with a Silver medal and to Harrison King, Rio Johnson & Bethany Daley who came home with Bronze medals. Molly Blears & Jake Daley made it to the finals but just missed out on medals this time. Following our success in Poland & Belgium our Kata & Kumite squad is rapidly expanding, training has now commenced ready for the World Championships to be held in Dublin 2016.
Local Fund Raising
A big thank you to everyone who helped out with our fund raising bag pack at ASDA in Winsford. A very productive 4 hours not only raising funds for our European Championship trip in June but also raising the club profile in Winsford. Great work guys.
WORLD Championships Poland 2014
What a fantastic experience for our Kata & Kumite competition squad. 5 Days over in Szczecin Poland to experience the elite & we came home with all our students placed & a bronze medal, just Brilliant. A huge well done to all who competed, Jessica King, Harrison King, Dannielle Simpson, Beth Goodwin, Molly Blears, Bethany Daley & Rio Johnson our bronze medalist in kata. We enjoyed the experiance so much flights have already been booked to travel to Belgium in June 2015 for our next European Championships – good luck to all the squad.
European Championships Sheffield EIS 2013
Congratulations to all 15 Students who represented Koshido Ryu at the recent European Championships in Sheffield. Harrison King, Jessica King, Danielle Simpson, Bethany Daley, Niamh Longhorn, Joe Young, Tamzin Broadley, Mollie & Harriet Bailes, Lauren Hulse, Rio Johnson, Josh Lewis, Beth Goodwin, Hannah Phillips & Molly Blears. An extremely high standard of both kata & kumite took place over the 3 day competition and all who took part should be very proud of their participation, you were all fantastic. Medal winners were Hannah Phillips with Bronze in kata, Sensei Emily with Bronze in Kata & Sensei Kathryn with Silver in kata. A special well done to finalists Mollie Bailes & Dannielle Simpson your katas were outstanding, also to 6th kyu Niamh Longhorn who was up against black belts & performed the best Pinan Shodan she’s ever done! We have the British Open on the 10th November back in Sheffield, good luck to everyone taking part keep up the good training & lets look forward to those medals.
SKU National Championships
Great performances and fantastic results across the board for Koshido Ryu students at the April 2013 SKU National Kumite & Kata Championships. 10 Bronze, 14 Silver & 10 Gold medals won between Winsford Middlewich & Sandbach Koshido Ryu. Hoping to get the guardian photographer out to take your picture & publish in the local paper ASAP.
March 2013 Kyu Gradings
Good luck to all students attempting their next grade level on Friday 22nd March @ Woodford Lodge.
Well done to all who took part in the SSKA Kata Championships in Birchwood on Sunday 17th March and a very big thank you to all spectators who supported us on the day. Josh Lewis Rio Johnson Beth Goodwin Dannielle Simpson Hannah Phillips Mollie Bailes Harrison King Jessica King Sensei Emily Sensei Kathryn Lots of medals and trophies won, we’re now looking forward to the SKU National championships in April.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013
KOSHIDO RYU WISHES YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR Thank you to everybody who bought Sensei Emily and Sensei Kathryn presents at Christmas it is very much appreciated, thank you to everyone. In January 2013 we will be holding private lessons for any students wishing to have one-on-one tuition for any aspect of the karate syllabus. Numerous SKU instructors offer this across the union and are not un-common, if anyone is interested or want any further information please talk to Sensei Emily and Sensei Kathryn. This year a separation of Kata Squads will take place. There will be separate Pinan squads and senior squads. Pinan squads will be for anyone who is blue belt and below. Senior squads are for anyone who is purple belt and above. All kata squads will take place at Middlewich Civic Centre 7pm-8pm. Fight squads will take place at Woodford Lodge 7pm-8.15pm depending on attendance. The SKU have revised the way they hold brown/black belt courses and instructor courses. Courses will be now be held in areas instead of travelling to Sheffield or Leeds etc. Area courses are for anyone of any grade, they are taught by the Chief Instructor of the SKU, Stan Knighton. The area courses for our club will be held at Sandbach Boys School. Brown and black belts are to train for the two hours, where as any other grade will train 11am to 12 noon. Please note, those students who are due to Dan grade this year, you will need to have attended a minimum of 3 courses before you grade. All Junior Assistant Instructors need to attend 2 courses in the year to keep their qualification. Please try to attend as many of your area courses as possible, you will be required to help Instruct the lower grades for the first hour. Dates for your diary January 20th January Area Course in Sandbach 11am-1pm 21st January Pinan Kata Squad 28th January Senior Kata Squad 29th January Fight Squad February 3rd February Area Course Stalybridge 18th February Pinan Kata Squad 25th February Senior Kata Squad 26th February Fight Squad March 18th March Pinan Kata Squads 22nd March Gradings Woodford Lodge 24th March Area Course, Bradford 25th March Senior Kata Squads 26th March Fight Squad April 7th April Area Course Sheffield 8th April Pinan Kata Squad 15th April Senior Kata Squad 16th April Fight Squad 21st April SKU National Championships, EIS Sheffield 28th April Instructors Course 11am-1pm EIS Sheffield May 12th May NATIONAL pre-dan course, EIS Sheffield 11am-1pm 19th May Dan Gradings EIS Sheffield A note from Sensei Emily and Sensei Kathryn Over the past few months leading up to gradings students are trying to squeeze in lessons as they have missed numerous sessions between gradings. We will not tolerate this anymore. Karate is a martial art and a disciplined sport that needs to be practised and lessons need to be attended twice a week to learn and perfect skills needed for gradings and competitions regardless of grade. There is a minimum of 20 lessons over 3 months for graders up to 4th Kyu (purple belt). A minimum of 40 lessons between 4th Kyu and 1st Kyu over 6 months.
November 2012 Dan Grading Success
Congratulations to all students who graded on Sunday 13th November @ the EIS venue in Sheffield. Another 100% pass rate was achieved by Koshido-Ryu demonstrating yet again an excellent standard of Shukokai karate. Dannielle Simpson & Harrison King 1st Dan Black Belts David Tweats 2nd Dan Adam Broadley 3rd Dan Sensei Emily Waring 4th Dan.
New Knutsford Club
We are pleased to announce the opening of our 3rd karate club starting on Monday 9th January 2012 @ Knutsford Conservative Club. Monday classes will be for ladies only whilst Tuesday tea time is for children. Contact either Sensei Emily or Sensei Kathryn for further details.