2020 News

First class of the year 2020
First class of the year 2020

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Student of the Month January 2020 - Taylor McAlpine
Student of the Month January 2020 - Taylor McAlpine

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Training January 2020
Training January 2020

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First class of the year 2020
First class of the year 2020

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JANUARY

Student of the Month: Taylor McAlpine

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma were reselected onto the KUGB England Squad for their ninth and seventh years respectively.

FEBRUARY

Student of the Month: Alex Lazenby

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma competed in the KUGB Grand Slam, the final competition before the lockdown started.

Student of the Month February 2020 - Alex Lazenby
Student of the Month February 2020 - Alex Lazenby

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Training February 2020
Training February 2020

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Training February 2020
Training February 2020

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Student of the Month February 2020 - Alex Lazenby
Student of the Month February 2020 - Alex Lazenby

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Training March 2020
Training March 2020

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Training March 2020
Training March 2020

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Training March 2020
Training March 2020

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Training March 2020
Training March 2020

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MARCH

We spent the month preparing for our upcoming grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan which unfortunately ended up cancelled due to the start of the Covid lockdown.

APRIL

We moved our classes online onto Zoom throughout the lockdown.

All profits from the first class on Zoom were donated to CRY, a favourite charity of Sensei Bob Poynton, who sadly passed away the month before.

Zoom Training April 2020
Zoom Training April 2020

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Zoom Training April 2020
Zoom Training April 2020

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Zoom Training April 2020
Zoom Training April 2020

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Zoom Training April 2020
Zoom Training April 2020

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Zoom Training May 2020
Zoom Training May 2020

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Zoom Training May 2020
Zoom Training May 2020

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Zoom Training May 2020
Zoom Training May 2020

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Zoom Training May 2020
Zoom Training May 2020

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MAY

We continued with our online classes on Zoom throughout the lockdown.

JUNE

As Covid restrictions started to ease, we started outdoor classes to go alongside our online classes, as well as a new beginner class outdoors.

Zoom Training June 2020
Zoom Training June 2020

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Zoom Training June 2020
Zoom Training June 2020

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Outdoor Training June 2020
Outdoor Training June 2020

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Zoom Training June 2020
Zoom Training June 2020

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Student of the Month July 2020 - Hannah Bowart
Student of the Month July 2020 - Hannah Bowart

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Zoom Training July 2020
Zoom Training July 2020

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First indoor class after lockdown
First indoor class after lockdown

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Student of the Month July 2020 - Hannah Bowart
Student of the Month July 2020 - Hannah Bowart

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JULY

Student of the Month: Hannah Bowart

After sixteen weeks of online training and six weeks of outdoor training, we returned indoors to the Isabella Centre towards the end of the month.

AUGUST

Student of the Month: Kye McGowan

We held our first grading to be hosted at the club ourselves with Sensei John Holdsworth, 6th Dan and Sensei Julie Nicholson, 6th Dan.

RESULTS / GALLERY

Student of the Month August 2020 - Kye McGowan
Student of the Month August 2020 - Kye McGowan

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Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson
Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson

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Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson
Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson

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Student of the Month August 2020 - Kye McGowan
Student of the Month August 2020 - Kye McGowan

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SEPTEMBER

Student of the Month September 2020 - Denujaa Balachandran
Student of the Month September 2020 - Denujaa Balachandran

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Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson
Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson

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Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson
Training and Grading with Sensei John Holdsworth and Sensei Julie Nicholson

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Student of the Month September 2020 - Denujaa Balachandran
Student of the Month September 2020 - Denujaa Balachandran

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Student of the Month: Denujaa Balachandran

We held a mini-grading and course with Sensei John Holdsworth, 6th Dan and Sensei Julie Nicholson, 6th Dan.

RESULTS / GALLERY

Sensei Joe Mee retired from the club, and Sensei Dylan Gibson and Sensei Gemma Gibson permanently took the club over.

OCTOBER

Student of the Month: Alex Lazenby

Best Attendance: Link

We opened our Wednesday and Friday classes, increasing our training to three nights a week.

Student of the Month October 2020 - Alex Lazenby
Student of the Month October 2020 - Alex Lazenby

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Training October 2020
Training October 2020

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Training October 2020
Training October 2020

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Student of the Month October 2020 - Alex Lazenby
Student of the Month October 2020 - Alex Lazenby

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Student of the Month November 2020 - Minujan Balachandran
Student of the Month November 2020 - Minujan Balachandran

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Training November 2020
Training November 2020

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Zoom Training November 2020
Zoom Training November 2020

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Student of the Month November 2020 - Minujan Balachandran
Student of the Month November 2020 - Minujan Balachandran

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NOVEMBER

Student of the Month: Minujan Balachandran

Best Attendance: Link

As we entered another lockdown, we returned to Zoom training for the month.

DECEMBER

Student of the Month: Ruby Bowes

Best Attendance: Link

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma trained on the KUGB's first Brown and Black Belt Course on Zoom with Sensei Andy Sherry and Sensei Frank Brennan.

We held a grading with Sensei John Holdsworth, 6th Dan and Sensei Julie Nicholson, 6th Dan.

RESULTS / GALLERY

Student of the Month December 2020 - Ruby Bowes
Student of the Month December 2020 - Ruby Bowes

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Zoom Training with Sensei Andy Sherry and Sensei Frank Brennan
Zoom Training with Sensei Andy Sherry and Sensei Frank Brennan

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Training December 2020
Training December 2020

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Student of the Month December 2020 - Ruby Bowes
Student of the Month December 2020 - Ruby Bowes

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