Grading date and venue confirmed

28 February 2015

Sensei Sherry will be in Backwell on 20th March We are delighted to confirm that the Chief Instructor to the Karate Union of Great Britain, Sensei Andy Sherry, will be visiting Backwell for a kyu grading and special training sessions.

The grading will take place on Friday 20th March at our Backwell Parish Hall dojo. Sensei will taking two classes: one for kyu grades and a second for dan grades. The training and grading times are listed below:

Kyu grade training: 6.00-7.00pm
Kyu grading: 7.00-8.30pm
Dan grade training: 8.30-10.00pm

Costs are as follows:

Training & grading: £20
Training only: £10

Due to the restricted space in the Parish Hall, training is only open to students of Nailsea Karate, Backwell Karate and specially invited guests of the clubs. Please note that the start time is earlier than our usual Friday night training time.

Only those members that have completed at least the minimum number of lessons and who are at the standard required will be given permission to grade. If you are unsure as to whether you are allowed to grade please check with Sensei Tim Griffiths. Only those with an up-to-date KUGB licence on the day of the grading will be able to grade, so please check your licence book now. New members that have not applied for a KUGB licence and therefore do not have a red KUGB licence book must apply straight away. For any queries please speak to Sensei Tim Griffiths.

Registration is now open and close Sunday 15th March

To help the event run smoothly, all club members wishing to grade must bring along their red KUGB grading record book and training/grading fee by Sunday 15th March at the latest.

To enable us to open up the dan grade class to as many local dan grades as possible we would like to encourage dan grades to register with their training fee as soon as possible. As soon as we reach capacity we will close this class.