Monday, 27 November 2017

University Gradings

A huge congratulations to our members at the University of Bradford club who took their gradings on Saturday. The standards were exceptionally high and everyone fully deserved their new grades. A special congratulations to Tom Duffy who passed his brown belt showing great technique. We look forward to seeing him progress onto black belt. Well done to everyone.
Congratulations to everyone at UoB Katana, a fantastic grading from everyone.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

University of Bradford Womens Self Defence

We had a great women's self defence session on Wednesday as part of the University of Bradford's "This Woman Can" campaign. Taught by our own Sensei Laura Riley the students learnt several techniques to enable them to defend themselves and to introduce them to Jiu-Jitsu. As you can see from the pictures below everyone enjoyed themselves and they certainly learnt how to pack a punch (we are not sure if Sensei Alex's neck will ever return to normal size!). A massive thank you to the exec team at the Bradford club for organising the session and to Sensei Laura for her fantastic coaching.
 Will his neck ever recover?!
Perfect body drop!
A happy looking group photograph!


Monday, 13 November 2017

Hanshi Riley at the AMA

On Saturday Hanshi Riley travelled to the AMA headquarters to conduct some Jiu-Jitsu and Karate gradings. Hanshi Riley is the AMA executive officer for Jiu-Jitsu.
Karate gradings
 Jiu-Jitsu gradings

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Katana Raises £620 for New Start

A huge thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket for Hanshi's Katana. We raised £620 for Sensei Bernard's chosen charity- New Start- which provides respite care for heart and lung transplant patients.
Hanshi Riley and his wife Lorene handing over the check to staff at New Start