Information - Archive
Here you can read many of the past Club News items that have appeared on the Home page in recent months!

July 2009 - Gold Winners of the Kata and Kumite Competitions

Congratulations to Pheobe Ward, George Denham, Daniel Harris, Harry Leonard and Brent Baartman who won gold in our annual Kata and Kumite competitions. We had a record number of entrants and the quality of the competitions was excellent.

June 2009 - Sebastian's Action Trust

We are currently collecting sponsorship for our 24-hour Karate Marathon in aid of Sebastian's Action Trust. This will involve our adult karateka training from 6 am on 23 June until 6 am on 24 June. We have an action-packed day planned and our junior members will join us during the day. To donate, please visit our Just Giving site.

... and then ...

A big "thank you" to everyone who took part in the 24-hour Karate Marathon and helped raise over 7000 for Sebastian's Action Trust. It was a fantastic day that saw our adults train for 24 hours and our juniors for up to 12 hours. If you missed the juniors performing a display, Sensei Wright and Adam demonstrating control on an unsuspecting parent or the adults performing Hien Nidan to YMCA with the Mayor of Bracknell, you'll have the opportunity to see it all on our website soon.

Jayne Gates, founder of Sebastian's Action Trust, was delighted with the amount of money we raised which will go towards helping ill children and their families.

May 2009 - Impressive Standard in Gradings

Well done to everyone who graded on 16 May. We had 50 children and adults in one of our biggest gradings and everyone reached an exceptional standard. Sensei Wright, 6th Dan, was very impressed with the standard and is looking forward to seeing the progress you make over the next few months.

March 2009 - Senseis in the Reading Half-Marathon

A big "well done" to Sensei Daniel and Sensei Gillian for completing the Reading Half-Marathon on Sunday 5 March! They have been training hard for this event and had enough in reserve for an admirable sprint finish in the stadium. Photographs will be uploaded when they're available

March 2009 - Karate Kidz Quiz Team Success

Congratulations to the quiz team 'Karate Kidz' who claimed 1st place in the Great Hollands Primary School quiz on Saturday 14 March! This was the first time the Club has entered a team and they faced tough competition, including a team of seasoned academics which included Sensei Daniel's Phd supervisor.

March 2009 - Brent Baartman Earns his 1st Dan

Congratulations to Brent Baartman who earned his 1st Dan on 7 March. Brent has been training with us since 2005 and performed to an exceptional standard.
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