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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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Ogwen Bank 2016

Ogwen 2016 was a very special one for me. Even more special than my first one in 2011 where I was confirmed at the same grade (3rd kyu) after a 22 year break away from training with the Higashi family - an emotional high point, for sure! This was the ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   We had one of our larger gradings with 20 hopefuls. After the intense training building up to the recent HKK Nationals, the judges were hoping for a high standard and were not disappointed.   Many of those who scored ...

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HKK Nationals Competition 2016

The Luton Lunatics had a great time at the HKK Nationals at Brunel University. We had another strong showing with over 20 competitors.   Everyone worked hard in the months leading up to the competition with longer training sessions as well as extra sessions. We would see if it would all pay off!   The ...

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Adult X-Mas Party 2015

Once again the Luton Lunatics enjoyed their Christmas Dinner at The Brammingham. Everyone had a great time. There was lots of food, drink and talk of Ogwen Bank courses gone by.   It was good see Phil "The Full" English, Rob Simpson and other friends and partners come out as well.

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