Monday, 30 October 2017

National Course for Bernard Bagshaw

We had a fantastic day on Saturday celebrating Sensei Bernard's life in Jiu-Jitsu. It was a great turnout with people from all over the country coming to Middleton to celebrate Bernard's achievements. Bernard had a wonderful day and it was a very fitting tribute to his dedication and commitment to Jiu-Jitsu.
A very happy looking Sensei Bernard with everyone who showed up to celebrate his life in martial arts.

As well as celebrating Sensei Bernard's career in Jiu-Jitsu it was an event to raise money for Bernard's chosen charity, the New Start Organisation. To raise funds for this wonderful cause Hanshi Riley raffled off his personal katana. This raffle raised £620 for the charity and we would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket. The raffle was draws by our flying kick winner Carys Williams and won by Sam Blair.
Hanshi Riley presenting his katana to the raffle winner Sam Blair
We  would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended the course, especially to all the members of clubs and organisations who travelled from all over the country to attend.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

7th October- Master Lees

On Saturday we also saw Chris Lees promoted to master grade- 5th dan. As you can see in the photograph Chris worked incredibly hard to earn his grade and showed the true skills needed to carry this grade. Congratulations from all of us at Katana for this amazing achievement.
The look says it all- Chris worked exceptionally hard for his belt

7th October- Black Belt Gradings

On Saturday we saw our junior and senior members grading for their black belts, gold tabs and even a master grade. The standard shown by everyone was truly exceptional and everyone who graded should be very proud of their performance. All the examiners were impressed with the quality and standard of the grading's and everyone there really earned their new grades.
We are delighted to announce our new Junior black belts; Harvey Robinson, Kian Foster, Luke Downing, Lewis Garside and Samuel Dyson. Congratulations from everyone at Katana!

Friday, 6 October 2017

University of Bradford

The start of the new academic year has seen a new intake of students into our club at the University of Bradford. All the new students are enjoying the classes and we must congratulate the executive team for all their hard work over the summer in advertising and recruiting for the club.
University of Bradford Club (and yes there are two people hiding behind Sensei Mark!)