2021 News

Zoom Training January
Zoom Training January

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Outdoor Private Lessons January
Outdoor Private Lessons January

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Student of the Month January 2021 - Liam Stead
Student of the Month January 2021 - Liam Stead

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Zoom Training January
Zoom Training January

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JANUARY

Student of the Month: Liam Stead

Best Attendance: Link

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma trained in two Zoom classes with Sensei Andy Sherry and Sensei Frank Brennan

We resumed with Zoom classes as we entered another lockdown, and started outdoor private lessons for students on a 1:1 basis.

FEBRUARY

Student of the Month: Jay Crosby

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Some of our club members attended a course on Zoom with Sensei John James Bruce, Sensei Holly Bruce and Sensei Greg Hegarty.

We continued with our club Zoom classes and trained through the snow in our private outdoor classes.

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma had their first KUGB England Squad training of the year on Zoom.

Members of the club trained with Sensei Andy Sherry, Sensei Frank Brennan and Sensei Billy Higgins on Zoom.

Outdoor Private Lessons in the Snow
Outdoor Private Lessons in the Snow

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Outdoor Private Lessons in the Snow
Outdoor Private Lessons in the Snow

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Student of the Month February 2021 - Jay Crosby
Student of the Month February 2021 - Jay Crosby

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Outdoor Private Lessons in the Snow
Outdoor Private Lessons in the Snow

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Outdoor Group Training March
Outdoor Group Training March

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Outdoor Group Training March
Outdoor Group Training March

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Student of the Month March 2021 - Mason Spence
Student of the Month March 2021 - Mason Spence

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Outdoor Group Training March
Outdoor Group Training March

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MARCH

Student of the Month: Mason Spence

Best Attendance: Link

We continued with our Zoom classes and outdoor private lessons.

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma trained on Zoom with Sensei Garry Harford, and KUGB England Squad training with Sensei Frank Brennan.

We returned to outdoor group training at the end of the month and presented our End of Year Awards for 2021!

AWARDS

APRIL

Student of the Month: James Bowart

Best Attendance: Link

We continued with outdoor training at the start of the month and returned to indoor training in mid-April.

Kanushanth Balachandran and James Bowart passed their KUGB Young Leaders Theory Test.

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma trained on the KUGB Easter Course on Zoom and a special Zoom class with Sensei Jimmy Brennan and Sensei Frank Brennan.

First class indoors after lockdown
First class indoors after lockdown

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Student of the Month April 2021 - James Bowart
Student of the Month April 2021 - James Bowart

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Zoom Training with Sensei Jimmy Brennan and Sensei Frank Brennan
Zoom Training with Sensei Jimmy Brennan and Sensei Frank Brennan

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First class indoors after lockdown
First class indoors after lockdown

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MAY

Grading with Sensei Jimmy Brennan
Grading with Sensei Jimmy Brennan

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Grading with Sensei Jimmy Brennan
Grading with Sensei Jimmy Brennan

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Bank Holiday Training May 2021
Bank Holiday Training May 2021

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Grading with Sensei Jimmy Brennan
Grading with Sensei Jimmy Brennan

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Student of the Month: Sofia Oakey

Best Attendance: Link

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma trained in their last ever squad training on Zoom with Sensei Frank Brennan.

We held our first grading of the year with Sensei Jimmy Brennan, 8th Dan.

RESULTS / GALLERY

Sensei Gemma passed her Sandan (3rd Dan) grading with Sensei Frank Brennan, Sensei Billy Higgins and Sensei Garry Harford.

JUNE

Student of the Month: Amelia Lazenby

Best Attendance: Link

We hosted our 13th Annual Karate on the Beach, the first large karate event to take place since Covid restrictions came into place, and the largest year of the event so far.

GALLERY

Student of the Month June 2021 - Amelia Lazenby
Student of the Month June 2021 - Amelia Lazenby

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Karate on the Beach 2021
Karate on the Beach 2021

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Karate on the Beach 2021
Karate on the Beach 2021

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Student of the Month June 2021 - Amelia Lazenby
Student of the Month June 2021 - Amelia Lazenby

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JULY

Student of the Month July 2021 - McKenzie Hurley
Student of the Month July 2021 - McKenzie Hurley

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KUGB England Kata Squad Training 2021
KUGB England Kata Squad Training 2021

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Training with Bob July 2021
Training with Bob July 2021

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Student of the Month July 2021 - McKenzie Hurley
Student of the Month July 2021 - McKenzie Hurley

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Student of the Month: McKenzie Hurley

Best Attendance: Link

As Covid restrictions continued to ease, we were finally able to kiai again for the first time since March 2020!

Sensei Dylan and Sensei Gemma travelled to Liverpool for their first in-person England Squad training since 2020.

We surprised our club with a new Body Opponent Bag (BOB) that we bought using money raised at Karate on the Beach.

AUGUST

Student of the Month: Kanushanth Balachandran

Best Attendance: Link

We celebrated the bank holiday with an outdoor class.

Student of the Month August 2021 - Kanushanth Balachandran
Student of the Month August 2021 - Kanushanth Balachandran

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August Bank Holiday Training
August Bank Holiday Training

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Summer Holiday Competition 2021
Summer Holiday Competition 2021

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Student of the Month August 2021 - Kanushanth Balachandran
Student of the Month August 2021 - Kanushanth Balachandran

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SEPTEMBER

Student of the Month September 2021 - Owen Dodds
Student of the Month September 2021 - Owen Dodds

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Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan
Grading with Sensei Frank Brennan

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Training September 2021
Training September 2021

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Student of the Month September 2021 - Owen Dodds
Student of the Month September 2021 - Owen Dodds

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Student of the Month: Owen Dodds

Best Attendance: Link

We hosted our second grading of the year with Sensei Frank Brennan, 8th Dan.

RESULTS / GALLERY

Kanushanth Balachandran and James Bowart were awarded their KUGB Bronze Young Leaders Award.

Sensei Brennan chose Jay Crosby as the winner of our Summer Holiday Photograph Competition and Rhys Tweddle as the runner up.

OCTOBER

Student of the Month: Isaac Neave

Best Attendance: Link

Sensei Gemma placed 3rd in Kumite at the KUGB Shotokan Cup.

Students from the club competed in the KUGB Northern Region Championships, the first time the club has entered a competition. Minujan Balachandran placed 4th in Children's Kata.

GALLERY

Student of the Month September 2021 - Isaac Neave
Student of the Month September 2021 - Isaac Neave

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KUGB Northern Region Championships
KUGB Northern Region Championships

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KUGB Shotokan Cup
KUGB Shotokan Cup

Gemma Gibson - 3rd, Senior Female Kumite

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Student of the Month September 2021 - Isaac Neave
Student of the Month September 2021 - Isaac Neave

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NOVEMBER

Student of the Month November 2021 - Minujan Balachandran
Student of the Month November 2021 - Minujan Balachandran

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Cramlington Open Night
Cramlington Open Night

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Training with Sensei Garry Harford
Training with Sensei Garry Harford

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Student of the Month November 2021 - Minujan Balachandran
Student of the Month November 2021 - Minujan Balachandran

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Student of the Month: Minujan Balachandran

Best Attendance: Link

We held an open night for our Cramlington Dojo which reopened under Sensei Gemma after it closed down the previous month.

Mason and Jay travelled to Chesterfield to represent the club in the KUGB National Youth Championships.

GALLERY

Mason trained in an extra class with Sensei Garry Harford, 8th Dan

DECEMBER

Student of the Month: Hannah Bowart

Best Attendance: Link

We held our third and final grading of the year with Sensei Jimmy Brennan, 8th Dan.

RESULTS / GALLERY

We presented our End of Year Awards for 2021

AWARDS

End of Year Awards 2021
End of Year Awards 2021

Student of the Year - Jay Crosby Most Improved Student - Denujaa Balachandran Best Overall Attendance - Mason Spence

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End of Year Awards 2021
End of Year Awards 2021

Student of the Year - Jay Crosby

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Selection Boxes 2021
Selection Boxes 2021

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End of Year Awards 2021
End of Year Awards 2021

Student of the Year - Jay Crosby Most Improved Student - Denujaa Balachandran Best Overall Attendance - Mason Spence

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