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Spring Gasshuku – Javea, Spain, May 2022

On Thursday 19 May, Sensei Geovanny Sanchez Salazar, 5th Dan, organised another very successful Spring Gasshuku in his home town of Javea in the Costa Blanca.  The weather throughout the weekend was between 28-31 Centigrade, which made training a bit hot, but very pleasant for pre- and post-training!  Thursday evening consisted of a general course for all …

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Spring Gasshuku – Lydd, Kent 7-8 May 2022

An excellent turn out at this weekend’s Gasshuku in Lydd.  Quite a few students were going for their Shodan and Nidan, so training was intensified on the Saturday, with an excellent grading taking place late Saturday afternoon.  The slightly damp weather on Saturday did not curb the enthusiasm for hard work, rewarded by glorious sunshine …

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The “Leamington Licker” – The First British World Middleweight Champion since 1891

Featured in this YouTube video is MP Matt Western talking about how Britain could best acknowledge the achievements of Dick, Jackie and Randolph Turpin, who became the Middleweight Champion of the World, beating Sugar Ray Robinson in a 15 round title match in 1951!  He was the first British boxer (and first Black British Boxer) …

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Autumn Gasshuku – Chichester – 13-14 November 2021

          https://photos.app.goo.gl/LomSqd8NB7Fw2v5i6 A highly successful Autumn Gasshuku! People from London and Kent travelled down to Chichester (Nuffield Health & Fitness Centre) to train for the Autumn Gasshuku.  Even though numbers were limited because of the space available, we had Dan grades and senior kyu grades in attendance.  Everyone worked very hard …

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Denmead Course – held on 31 October 2021

A very successful and enjoyable course held at the Denmead Karate Club on Sunday 31 October 2021.  The club, run by Trevor Starkey on Sunday evenings, has a very successful junior section and a growing adult section.  The standard was excellent – so well done, everyone!

Canons, Mitcham – One Day Course -10 October 2021

The first one day course for the Washinkai Clubs in Surrey was held on Sunday 10 October 2021.  The club, which was started in 1984 by Shihan Thompson, is well and truly established.  Many of the students that attended were Dan grades.  Students were training for Dan gradings which will be taking place towards the …

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