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Ogwen Bank 2017

This year, the Luton delegation to the Ogwen summer course, was just three veterans - John Hurley, Jeff Archer and Simon Mills. But what we lacked in numbers we made up for in insect bites! I’m fairly certain John’s tally alone would have equalled everyone else’s added together!   Putting the ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   This was a solid grading with good spirit from the grading hopefuls.   We welcome Carl Garner who assessed across from Shotokan to be awarded his Purple Belt in Higashi.   The performance of the day went to Liridona Spahija who ...

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Adult’s X-Mas Party

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by so swiftly and that time of year had come around again.   This year the Lunatics chose The Jolly Milliner for their annual Xmas Party with a record 18 in attendance including Luton’s newest, youngest and yet somehow most vocal member of ...

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Student of the Year

As is tradition in the Luton dojo we like to do a presentation and gift for the most improved, dedicated and motivated students.   Often this is a very difficult task choosing who should get the awards as most of our students give it their all when training. This year however was ...

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Kids’ Christmas Party

It had come to that time of year when Luton’s junior students got to celebrate Christmas with some of the clubs instructors.   With previous year’s having suffered from low attendance, (one year only one student braved it and was out-numbered by the instructors 3 – 1) this year over a dozen ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Simon Mills (1st Dan)   This grading was of a very high standard and all the hopefuls passed to get their new belts.   Performances of note went to:   Ethan Kiernan - who put 100% power and effort into his whole grading. He did so ...

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Katie Wins Medal at BIKO Championships

An early start saw me meeting up with the Garner family and their karate star in the making, Katie, at the Harlow Leisure Center for the BIKO Open Championships. A subdued Katie sat there with us while we chatted and I drank the first of my over priced frothy coffees ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan), Simon Mills (1st Dan)   This was a predominantly lower grade grading with nine students passing.   Three students excelled and were awarded first class passes:   Stefan Varghese - going for his yellow belt, Stefan showed excellent form and determination.   Connor Walker ...

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Karate Demo – Putteridge Primary School

The Luton Lunatics were excited to demonstrate Higashi Wado Ryu at the Putteridge Primary School fair.   The club worked very hard to put together a comprehensive demonstration of karate which shows the journey a karate-ka takes as they make their way up the belt structure.     There was a lot to do after ...

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United Styles Association Open 2016

After the Higashi Nationals earlier in the year five Luton Lunatics decided that we should try an Open competition. Stacey was up first with the Female 4th Kyu and Above Kata. She stepped on to the mat and performed excellent and powerful Pinan Sandan, unfortunately she lost her round to a ...

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