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Students of the Year 2018

At the end of the year we like to take the opportunity to recognise the students who have put the most amount of effort into their training and who have got the most out of it as well.   Congratulations to Georgi who has had a great year which ended with him ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan)   Our last grading of the year was pretty large with 10 hopefuls ranging from students taking their first belt all the way up to brown belt.   The standard was very high with all the students showing excellent spirit. Everyone passed and performances ...

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SRK Winter Championships

A small team from Luton Higashi competed in the SRK Winter Championships. It was Edvin, Ashley and Alexandria's first time. Liridona was to add to her competition experiences and Eugene couldn't resist coming out of retirement. Again.   With 3 out of 5 members competing for the first time, Luton Higashi attained ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   This was a lower belt grading and all the candidates passed with good passes. They showed a lot of energy and we look forward to seeing them develop their skills.   Congratulations again to everyone who graded!                 Name   Belt Grade Pass Alexandria Smith   Red 8th Kyu 2nd Class Allegra Nugent   Red 8th Kyu 2nd Class Kayleigh ...

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Success at Central England 22nd Open Karate Championships

On 1 July two members of the Luton Higashi karate club joined up to 1,000 other competitors at a karate competition held in Worcester.  Liridona had decided to enter her first fighting (kumite) competition, as well as kata, which she has previously done. A 2 hour journey led to the Worcester ...

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Ogwen Bank 2018

A new year and another eventful week at Ogwen with Liridona Spahija, John Hurley and Jeff Archer. Honestly I had a few ideas of what to expect but what I didn’t see coming was me being delegated the nickname Jar Jar Binks! In the few days I was at Ogwen ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   This was another large grading with a lot of effort and spirit shown by the students.   The standout performances were:   Ethan Kiernan who showed excellent form coupled with outstanding energy and effort. He was showing as much effort in ...

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EKF Kyu Grade Championships

January 2018 saw our very own Liridona Spahija attend her very first competition in Leicester at the EKF Kyu Grade Championships. This is a competition that is only open to karate students below the level of black belt. Luckily for Donna this is a “local” event as she is now ...

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Adults’ X-Mas Party 2017

The Lunatics' and guests met again to celebrate making it through to the end of the year! We had a great dinner in a relaxed atmosphere with students past and present.   Sensei John Hurley made presentations, including giving Jeff his 40th birthday present - a katana!  

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Kids’ X-Mas Party 2017

The party had to be put back a week due to the heavy snow the previous Sunday but 9 of the juniors made it to Pizza Hut in Luton this year as well as a couple of their parents for their annual “date” as well.   After making the most of the ...

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