Friday, 31 March 2017

Flying Kick

A big congratulations to Evan Kimber who won this weeks flying kick competition.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Coaching Course

We are hoping to run our coaching course again this year qualifying our students to become club coaches. The course will be run by Hanshi Riley (how to run a session and how to teach on the mat), Dr Alex Surtees (running a club- health and safety, the human body and child protection) and a fully qualified paramedic with the West Yorkshire air ambulance (first aid). If you are interested in gaining your coaching qualifications please speak to Hanshi Riley to register interest.

Picture from our last junior coaching course

Monday, 27 March 2017

Junior Black Belts

After a fantastic Gradings on the 4th of March a new session was set up to push our young black belts to even greater success. Our black belts only session now runs from 6 - 6.45pm on a Friday at Castleton. The first few sessions have been fantastic with the students really embracing the techniques and the challenge.

Universtiy of Bradford gradings

A truly fantastic gradings at the University of Bradford today. All the students showed fantastic Technique and fully deserve their success. It has been a great year at the University club and the progress of all the students has been remarkable. We are all looking to continuing that journey next year.

 We also welcomed the new team who will be running the University of Bradford club for the next year. We wish them all the best of luck and are sure they will do a fantastic job.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Friends Reunited

Hanshi Riley and Soke Mancini have been friends for over thirty years and this April they will be reunited in Italy at the Ju-Jitsu masterclass weekend.
For further information please see our events page, speak to Hanshi Riley or visit

Senior black belt gradings

 A big congratulations to Sensei John Turner and Sensei Alex Surtees who passed their 6th Dan and 4th Dan gradings. Both John and Alex have shown a huge commitment to Katana over the years and we wish to congratulate them on their achievement.