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Adults’ X-Mas Party 2014

It was a somewhat smaller Xmas party this year for the Lunatics as only 10 of us made it to Jimmy’s this time for the annual festive celebration.   As so many big events had happened to the club this year is was great to see that the instructors and students ...

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Student of the Year 2014

It's the time of year again where we recognize our students who have put the most into the club and who have got the most out. This year, our two deserving winners are:   1) Stacey Lever - always has a smile on her face and rarely misses a lesson. She is ...

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Sifu Rob Simpson Kung Fu Seminar

On Sunday 7th December we welcomed Sifu Rob Simpson into the dojo for our annual Kung Fu Seminar. After the greetings in Chinese and Japanese for mutual respect, Sifu Simpson then showed the higher grades a Tai Chi routine we would later be using against our fellow students.   First Sifu Simpson ...

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Luton Higashi 20 Year Anniversary!

This year marked Luton HKK's 20th Anniversary and as no-one could remember the exact date we decided on 1st November to go out and celebrate. The Club went out to Jimmy's in Luton for dinner before heading back to Sensei John Hurley's house for more drinks and fireworks to mark this milestone ...

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John’s Birthday BBQ – 2014

Yet another year had gone by and it was time for the Luton Lunatics BBQ celebrating the birthday of our Chief Instructor and  as always, to meet and socialise with old friends that had not been seen be a while, as well as students past and present.   Past student Afghan turned up ...

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Hanshi Jo Biggs Ju-Jutsu Seminar

We were honoured to welcome Hanshi Jo Biggs, ably assisted by Renshi Mark Craddock to the Dojo.   We focused on the strategies involved in countering a knife attack including avoiding attacks before they occur, awareness of the surroundings, equalising the situation and balance.   We also debated the relative merits of alternative defences ...

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Sifu Rob Simpson Kung Fu Seminar

After the greetings in Chinese and Japanese for mutual respect, Master Rob Simpson, Director General of the Institute for Chinese Martial Arts, took the senior grades through a kung fu style stretching session geared towards flexibility and strengthening of the joints - this ...

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Grading

  This was a larger grading with seven hopefulls going for their yellow belts up to 1st kyu brown belts. For the higher grades the grading took three hours so the candidates were really put through their paces.   Everyone performed well and passed.     Name Grade Belt Class Pass Zara Raja 7th Kyu Yellow 2nd Stacey Lever 7th Kyu Yellow 2nd Priyam Upaghyaya 7th Kyu Yellow 3rd Aaron ...

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HKK Nationals 2013

The Luton Lunatics had a great time at the HKK Nationals at Brunel University. The day started strong with the juniors winning a number of gold and silver medals in the kata categories. When they moved onto the Kumite they did just as well.   After lunch, it was the turn of ...

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Ogwen Bank 2013

Once again it seems like only yesterday since we were last in Ogwen and preparing for Alex and Hayley to take their next grades. The year has sped by; this would be my 21st year in Ogwen which now makes me feel old as I first attended when I was ...

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