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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Eugene Smith (3rd Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan)   Due to the lockdown, this was our fist ever Zoom grading. The students had been working hard throughout lockdown and demonstrated what the had learnt to us remotely.     They did very well and were duly awarded their belts. ...

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Kids’ X-Mas Party

The Junior Christmas party has been steadily growing over the years which is a great sign as more children join the club and get to enjoy learning karate.   Today they were enjoying their pizza and ice cream. This year, the juniors in the club were joined by more of our Power ...

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Sifu Rob Simpson Shaolin King Fu Seminar

On Sunday 8th December Sifu Rob Simpson was once again welcomed into the Luton Higashi Dojo to continue the annual tradition of him conducting his seminar on Shao Lin and giving all the grades some lessons in this that would not come up in our normal Karate sessions.   This year was ...

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Grading

Judging Panel: John Hurley (5th Dan), Alex Buxton (3rd Dan), Jeff Archer (1st Dan)   We had another small grading to round the year off. The students showed good spirit and effort and were duly awarded their new belts!   Congratulations to the students who graded!   Name Belt Grade Josh Wise- Sharp Yellow Belt 7th Kyu Jasmine Wise-Sharp Green Belt 5th Kyu Georgi Denev Purple Belt 4th Kyu  

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Seitou Open Competition

On Sunday 24 November 7 members of the luton Higashi Karate club participated in the Seitou open karate championships held in Basildon.  Among their numbers were several members on their first outing.   First on the mats was John Hurley who performed a good kata, however progression was not to be as ...

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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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Competition: Seitou Ryu Spring Open

Excellent performances at the Seitou Ryu Spring Open.   Alexandria - silver kumite ; bronze kata Edvin - Silver kumite Ashley - bronze kumite Georgi - bronze kumite Myself - bronze kumite and surviving through Chinto in kata Nathan - no medal this time but two excellent bouts of kumite John ...

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Karate-do Federation Open Competition

This was my second competition with Luton Higashi and despite the slight overcrowding of the hall, it turned out to be a good day. Alexandria and I unfortunately did not attain any medals this time. Alexandria’s opponent was at least a head taller than her, but she didn’t let that ...

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