September 2011 Kyu Grading Success

Newly qualified 9th Kyu Red Belts: Jazmin Jarvis, Finlay Jarvis, Max Williams, Joel Rendell & Jessica Diamond. 8th Kyu Yellow Belts: Aimee Fowles, Owen Hazel, Sam Crick, Josh Ashley, Jack Tomlinson, Ben Powel & Sam Broughton. 6th Kyu Green Belts: Harrison Siwiec, Robbie Easton, Daisy Taylor, Rio Johnson, Lewis Wood, Lee Taylor & Rob Hemsley. 5th Kyu Blue Belts: Charlie Watts, Lauren Hulse, Alex Knowelson, Oliver Pollock, Olivia Jones, Shane, Linda Stead & Mike King. 4th Kyu Purple Belts: Aaron Edwards, Josh Lewis, Matthew Moores. 3rd Kyu Brown Belts: Olivia Rudgley, Natalie Robinson & Chloe Evans. 2nd Kyu Brown Belt: Tamzin Broadley. Well done to all students. Please see photo page for your grading pictures.

Sensei Dave Warburton

Winsford & Middlewich Koshido-Ryu acknowledge with great sadness the passing of it’s founder Sensei Dave Warburton 8th Dan September 24th 2011. ‘Sensei Dave you fought in true style against your illness for the last seven years & we have enjoyed spending the last few months with you & your family during this difficult period’ Dianne, Shelly & Leanne your family love & spirit is truly inspiring as Dave was to so many people both in & out if the DoJo. Our thoughts are with you now at this very sad time. Sensei Dave you will remain an inspiration to us all, your standards & expertise will always be remembered & respected – Thank you. Your legacy lives on….. RIP

May 2011 Dan Gradings Sheffield EIS

CONGRATULATIONS to all graders on the 15/5/11, another fantastic 100% pass rate with some extremely high scores. 1stDan – Harriet Bailes 2nd Dan – Anthony Robson, Thomas Hoather, Hannah Phillips & Sam Waring. Good luck to all students heading for the November gradings, train hard!

SKU Kumite & Kata Championships

Again we showed fabulous form at the championships, a massive entry from all Koshido Ryu Clubs coming away with over 30 medals for kumitie & kata! A huge congratulations to all who took part, especially if this was your first competition. Keep up the good work ready for the October open!

New Dan Grading achievements November 2010 – Sheffield EIS

CONGRATULATIONS to all who graded on the 21/11/10, what a fantastic result for Koshido-Ryu, another 100% pass rate. 1st Dan, Beth Taylor – Middlewich, Thomas Portman – Middlewich, Jack Skupski – Middlewich, Jake Smith – Winsford, Beth Goodwin – Winsford, Tom McLveen – Holmes Chapel, 2nd Dan, Ellie King – Winsford, Mollie Bailes – Middlewich, 3rd Dan, Sensei Kathryn King – Winsford & Middlewich.

Premier Kata Championships

WINSFORD and Middlewich Koshido-Ryu Karate Club is celebrating success at a national competition. The mid Cheshire-based group won one gold, five silver and as many bronze medals during the Shukokai Karate Union (SKU) Premier Kata Championship, held in Warrington. Senior instructor Emily Simpson, a winner in the adult category, said: “We’re proud of everybody who represented the club.” It is the first time she and fellow instructor Kathryn King had overseen the club’s students in competition since Sensei Dave Warburton retired at the end of last year. Each student performed katas, a set combination of karate techniques, in front of a panel of judges within their grade and age divisions. Individual results: Gold: Emily Simpson, aged 30. Silver: Tamzin Bradley, aged seven; Ben Goodwin, nine; Anthony Robson, 13; Emily Simpson, 30; Josh Smith, ten; Bronze: Harriet Bailes, ten; Neha Kasaravalli, 12. Pairs results: Bronze: Hannah Phillips, 13, and Ellie King, 15; Anthony Robson, 13 and Mollie Bailes, 13; Emily Simpson and Kathryn King. The club meets every Tuesday at Woodford Lodge High School and Thursday at Winsford Lifestyle Centre. Children train from 6pm, while adults meet an hour later. You can read the original article at