Skipton Karate Centre

 

EST 1987

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CALENDAR


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KUMITE AND KATA SQUAD


If you intend to enter any competitions under the SSKA association banner, you must attend the official SSKA monthly squad sessions.  This includes all domestic, National and International competitions.

 

Date:
See list below

Venue:
Cheshire Martial Arts Centre Evans House, Norman St, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7HW

Time:
11.00am - 1.00pm

Cost:
£10.00 for a two - hour course

Instructor:
Paul Graham 8th Dan SKA National Coach

Who’s it for:
Adults and children from 8th Kyu and above who are interested in becoming part of the squad or indeed who just want to train to improve their skills in Kumite and Kata

Who “should” be going:
Any student who is aiming to take their black belt in the next 12 months (do not leave it to the last minute) Also students who are taking brown belts (remember you have competition fighting on your grading) Students who wish to qualify for any of “junior/senior leader or instructor qualifications.

The aim:
To provide competition Kumite and Kata training for members. The courses are designed to be both enjoyable and informative. Whatever our level or age there will be something for you to achieve

Deadline for fees:
Thursday before the squad

If you NEED a lift, please let us know, we may be able to sort something out

 

Dates:

Sunday 22 January   

Sunday 19 February  

Sunday 12 March  

Sunday 2 + 23 April  

Sunday 14 May  

Sunday 4 June  

Sunday 2 July  

Sunday August CLOSED

Sunday 24 September  

Sunday 22  October  

Sunday 5 November  

Sunday 10 December  


TOURNAMENTS

 

Dates:

Sunday 12th February Feko

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street
Sheffield
S1 2BP
   

Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th February AMA International Championships

 AMA International Karate Championships,

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheaf Street
Sheffield 

S1 2BP.

    

Sunday 19th March SSKA National Open Kata Championships

Birchwood Tennis Centre 

Benson Road 
Birchwood 
Warrington 
WA3 7PT


KKO Liverpool

11th June 

 Liverpool Open Tournament

Greenback Sports Academy

Greenback Lane

Liverpool

L17 1AG

  

Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd July AMA National Championships

BURY CASTLE LEISURE CENTRE BOLTON STREET,

Bury
Nr Manchester
Lancs
BL9 0EZ 


Sunday 10 September AMA Karate Championships

 BURY CASTLE LEISURE CENTRE BOLTON STREET,

 Bury

Nr Manchester
Lancs
BL9 0EZ 


Sunday 08 October SKU Karate Championships

EIS Sheffield

Coleridge Road

Sheffield

S9 5DA

 

GRADINGS


Sunday 15 October at Girls High School Gargrave Road


Then Sunday 17 December (provisional)

What you need to do now:
Red belts and above MUST have a reliable partner. If you are having any problems with this please ask one of the instructors for help. You need to practice with that partner, so don’t leave it to the last minute.

Do NOT miss lessons
All students taking any grade from yellow to purple belt need AT LEAST 20 lessons since their last grading. For all other students AT LEAST 40 lessons. Extra lessons are available for those who train once weekly; £4.00 per lesson, Skipton Academy (Aireville School)
You need an up to date and completed license (with a photo).

On the day of the grading you will need:
Plenty of water, a few healthy snacks, mitts, gum shield (compulsory for all students taking brown belts), a clean ironed gi and your belt.
Cadets under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents may watch the grading as may other relatives, as long as it does not put the student off their exam.
Please do NOT bring small children and babies, it is wholly unsuitable
Gradings take about 2 hours-3 hours depending on a number of students we have. (This includes breaks for the children) Please take that into account if you plan anything else on the same day. It is extremely disappointing for a child to have to go early and miss getting their belt and certificate.
About two weeks before the grading date I will let you know the time you need to arrive. Times are approximate. There are unsupervised practice areas, if you wish to take advantage of this you are welcome to come to the venue early.

PLEASE NOTE: Photography and any kind of recording during the grading are not allowed. Of course, you may take as many photos as you wish of your own child on completion.

On completion of the grading, each successful student will be awarded their updated license, a certificate, and a new belt