At The South West Karate Experience seminar weekend in Cornwall, training on the beach on Saturday 1st June 2019, Kyoshi Anthony Blades, 7th Dan, Renshi Neil Ellison, 6th Dan, and Renshi John Burke, 6th Dan graded
Andrew Power to sandan
C Power to nidan.

Now the hard work begins.

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Karate Academy umberellas available.  Golf umbrellas 12.

Karate Academy car stickers available.  Free to careful drivers.

New Karate Academy Water Bottles (500ml) now available.  5 each or 9 for two.
New Karate Academy keyring flashlights. 2.50 each.

August 2019 Goings-on
Newsletters are going out to all members now, but just in case you haven't heard: 
We are running a temporary timetable for the month of August as so many people are away.

September's Newsletter will be out after the 1st September 2019.
See You in the Dojo.

2nd January timetable returns.
12th January Bully Buster with Natasha Barlow sensei.  1-2pm for Junior School children (7.50 per person).  2.30-4pm for secondary school children (10 per person).
26th January Little Warriors Stripe Test.  9am start.  Newton Abbot.
27th January kyu grading 10am start, Newton Abbot.
2nd February - Bunkai Fundamentals with John Burke renshi. 1-4pm in Newton Abbot.  15 per person.
5th February - NO morning class in Newton Abbot
5th February - NEW class starting: Additional Needs Karate 6.15-7pm, Newton Abbot.

6th February - replacement 10am class in Newton Abbot
10th February.  Ladies Self Defence with Clare Potter sensei. 1-4pm.  12 per person
13th February - NO Ladies Only in Newton Abbot due to floor repairs.
15th February - NO Paignton

19th February - NO Ashburton
21st February - NO Ashburton
23rd February - Charity seminar in Seaton with John Burke renshi as the guest instructor. cancelled due to poor number of bookings
25th February - replacement morning class in Newton Abbot
26th February - NO morning class in Newton Abbot

28th February - NO 10am class.
1st March - replacement morning class in Newton Abbot.
7th March - NO 10am class.
10th March - Black Belt Pre-Grading
16th March - Little Warriors Stripe Test
17th March - Kyu Grading.
19th March - NO morning class in Newton Abbot.
21st March - 10am class is running 11am-12noon.
23rd March - Bunkai 2 - Tuite seminar with John Burke renshi in Newton Abbot. 1-4pm.  15 paid before 18/3/19, 20 thereafter.
25th March - last Adults Only class in Newton Abbot
25th March - replacement 10am class in Newton Abbot
26th March - NO 10am class in Newton Abbot
28th March - NO morning class in Newton Abbot
29th March - replacement morning class in Newton Abbot
30th March - 10am lesson is a pre-grading for coloured belts.  Anyone wishing to be considered for the 28th April test must be at this class.
31st March - Mothers Day

Tuesday 2nd April - last Tuesday 10am class
Thursday 4th April - last Thursday 10am class
Monday 8th April - 10am class begins in Newton Abbot
Monday 8th April - Chudleigh class in the Woodway Room, not the Large Hall.  Actually, it went ahead as normal...
Wednesday 10th April - 10am class begins in Newton Abbot
Wednesday 10th April - Ladies Only class moves to 6pm start
Wednesday 10th April - Pads Session begins 7-8pm in Newton Abbot.
Friday 12th - Last Paignton class.
Friday 19th April - No Kingsteignton class, as Good Friday.
Sunday 21st April - Easter Sunday.  No classes.
Monday 22nd April - Easter Monday.  No classes.

27th April - Little Warriors Stripe test
28th April - Kyu Grading.

4th & 5th May - UK Martial Arts Show Doncaster.  Train with many great instructors, including John Burke renshi's Bunkai Workshops.
6th May - Bank Holiday.  No classes.
12th May - Keiko Birthday Celebration.  10am-3pm with a lunch break.  Training with the Keikokai Instructors.  Sandwiches will be supplied for a lunchbreak and there might even be cake!

27th May - Bank Holiday.  No classes.
Half Term week changes apply, please see above.
31st May - 2nd June - Perran Sands.  Training on the Beach with Anthony Blades kyoshi, Neil Ellison renshi, and John Burke renshi.  Bookings are being taken now.  Please call 01626 360999 to confirm your accommodation and training options.

9th June - Kyu Grading.
16th June - Father's Day
22nd June - South West Martial Arts and Wellbeing Show, Bristol
29th & 30th June - Cumbria Seminar

7th July - Kaizen.  Nottingham. 
14th July - Kick-a-Thon, raising money for Devon Air Ambulance and Down Syndrome Association.  Please use if you have sponsors who wish to give online.
27th July - Little Warriors stripe test, 9am Newton Abbot
28th July - Kyu Grading, 10am start

1st August, change to Summer Timetable
5th-9th August - Summer School.  Book your place now. 10am-3pm daily training.  17.50 per day or 60 for the week.  Bring a packed lunch and a joke to tell.
6th August - No 10am class.
8th August - No 10am class.
11th August - No Brown and Black Belt class.
17th August - Bunkai Seminar, Newton Abbot. 1-4pm with John Burke sensei.  20 per person. Book your place now.
25th August - No Brown and Black Belt class.

31st August - 2nd September - Brecon Training Course.  Cancelled.
1st September, return to regular timetable.
21st & 22nd September - Holland Seminar.
12th October - Dan Grading and seminar with Anthony Blades 7th Dan Kyoshi. 10-11am white-brown belts. 11.30am-1pm technical Dan Grading. 1.30-3.30pm Brown Belts and above.
26th & 27th October - Finland Seminar.
9th & 10th November - Old Meldrum bunkai seminar.
23rd December - Last timetabled lesson of 2019.

2nd January - Return to timetabled lessons.
23rd & 24th May - Shetland Seminar.

DVD footage is available: The Heian Bunkai Workshop ROUGHCUT   $5 to those who were there.  The seminar took place on 18th January 2014.

 Kururunfa Kata with Martyn Harris sensei.  Kururunfa is a Naha-te advanced kata.  It is not part of the syllabus for Keikokai, but will provide an interesting contrast to the Shuri-te Karate we are used to.  Free video available here 

Latest grading results here

You can see changes to the timetable here by Town or link from there back to the main timetable page for all our classes.

There is a new page added to the website: you will now have the option to download the Video of your grading syllabus at the reduced cost of $12.50.  That's instead of the 15 that the physical DVD costs.  They make excellent reminders and assistants for your home study of your art.

BAMA Video: The seminar footage is now available through this page.  $29.95 for over 3 hours of tuition from some of the best teachers around.

If you are aware of any changes please let us know so that we can incorporate them.  Check back here often. the place to sign up for the Bunkai Strategies free newsletter of tips and tactics.

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Please check out the timetable on the main website for up-to-date changes.

Amazon downloads and ordering links added:

Chris Denwood sensei has released a book on the mechanics and training methods for Naihanchi kata.  It's a good resource for those interested in the Tekki Shodan kata: 

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