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Adults’ X-Mas Party 2014

It was a somewhat smaller Xmas party this year for the Lunatics as only 10 of us made it to Jimmy’s this time for the annual festive celebration.   As so many big events had happened to the club this year is was great to see that the instructors and students ...

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Luton Upgraded

It was a great day for the Luton Lunatics as three of its members were upgraded at the December Kata Course run by Sensei Peter Spanton (8th Dan). Following the short kata course, Sensei John Hurley was honored to be awarded his 5th Dan. Then the hopefuls lined up for their grading.  ...

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Grading

Grading Panel - John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Danni Noble (2nd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan), Omari Asein (1st Dan) This was a small grading with only four hopefuls. They all impressed the judges significantly to be awarded their new belts.   The performance of the day went to Stacey ...

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Sensei John Hurley Awarded 5th Dan

Sensei John Hurley was delighted to be awarded his Godan (5th Dan) at the December kata course run by Sensei Peter Spanton.   This is a huge honor and recognition of John's contribution to Karate in general and Higashi in particular. Since he was awarded his 4th Dan in North Wales in 2005, ...

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Student of the Year 2014

It's the time of year again where we recognize our students who have put the most into the club and who have got the most out. This year, our two deserving winners are:   1) Stacey Lever - always has a smile on her face and rarely misses a lesson. She is ...

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Sifu Rob Simpson Kung Fu Seminar

On Sunday 7th December we welcomed Sifu Rob Simpson into the dojo for our annual Kung Fu Seminar. After the greetings in Chinese and Japanese for mutual respect, Sifu Simpson then showed the higher grades a Tai Chi routine we would later be using against our fellow students.   First Sifu Simpson ...

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