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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan)   We had a small grading which included some students taking their first grading. They quickly found out that gradings are not like ordinary lessons!   Congratulations to the students who graded!   Name Belt Grade Ethan Fisher Red Belt 8th Kyu Riley Carnell Red Belt 8th Kyu Athen Wang Yellow Belt 7th Kyu  

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Grading

Congratulations to Eugene and Dona on their gradings after a kata course led by Sensei Peter Spanton (9th Dan).   They grading alongside hopefuls from a number of Higashi clubs. Eugene assessed across to Higashi with a 3rd Dan Black Belt. Dona graded to 2nd Kyu Brown Belt.     Congratulations to Eugene and Dona ...

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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 13 hopefuls. Unlucky for some, but not for them as they all passed!   The standout performance of the day was from Jasmine who showed great poise and focus and she was duly ...

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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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Kid’s Christmas Party 2018

The Junior Christmas party was very well attended this year with 17 children that were all very excited about having pizza and ice cream.  We also had two of our most junior students attending from the Power Dragons class which is aimed at 3-5 year olds. Everyone seemed to have ...

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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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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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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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Students of the Year 2017

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 Ethan Kiernan on winning the Junior Student of the Year award. He ...

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