CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
LAST TRAINING BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Friday 15th December (Okehampton dojo), Saturday 16th December (Bideford dojo), Tuesday 19th December (Barnstaple dojo), Wednesday 20th December (Crediton dojo) & Thursday 21st December (Torrington dojo).
TRAINING BETWEEN CHRISTMAS & THE NEW YEAR: To be held at the "Ken Shu Kan", Function Fitness, Castle Street, Torrington, Devon EX38 8EZ
THURSDAY 28th DECEMBER 7.00pm - 7.45pm: Beginners, 10th & 9th Kyu 7.00pm - 8.30pm: 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th & 4th Kyu 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Brown & Black belts
SATURDAY 30th DECEMBER 1.30pm - 2.15pm: Beginners, 10th & 9th Kyu 1.30pm - 3.00pm: 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th & 4th Kyu 1.30pm - 3.30pm: Brown & Black belts
TRAINING RESUMES IN THE NEW YEAR AS FOLLOWS: Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Barnstaple dojo), Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Crediton dojo), Thursday 4th January 2018 (Torrington dojo), Friday 5th January 2018 (Okehampton dojo) & Saturday 6th January 2018 (Bideford dojo).
DAN GRADE PROMOTIONS
MATTHEW SOANES being presented with a certificate for his promotion to 5th Dan at this year's Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy Summer Course. Matthew started Wado-Ryu Karate-Do with the late Takamizawa Sensei and Peter Hill at our group's orgininal dojo at the Eric Palmer Centre, Great Torrington in 1984 as a twelve year old boy. Matthew is an ex-European Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kata champion and won the prestigious International Millennium Wado-Ryu Karate-Do individual Kata title in front of the late Sensei H.Ohtsuka II 10th Dan. Matthew continues to train and study deeply, and is now also a respected English Karate Federation and British Karate Federation official.
After ten years of regular training mother and son REBECCA CHALMERS and DILLON CHALMERS from Bideford were successful in passing at the first attempt 1st Dan on this year's Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy Summer Course in the New Forest. Dillon is now off to Bristol University and all our best wishes from everyone concerned with the Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai go to him.
At this year's Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy Summer Course, SUSAN GREENAWAY from Exeter passed at the first attempt 1st Dan. Sue as trained and been a member of the Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai for the past 19 years. Sue has had many reasons to give up over the years, but continues as loyally as the first day she started.