Durham Junsui Shotokan Karate Club


General News

Updated - 14th October 2017
News for the following can be found by clicking on the link
Gradings - Competitions - Merit Badges - Student Awards

For previous years Archive news please click on the following link Archive 2014 Archive 2015 Archive 2016

New Black Belts

On the 23rd July 2017 Aaron Lloyd and Karl Sichert were presented with their Black Belt Certificates and Belts after completing their gradings throughout the week.

Aaron becomes the youngest and only 2nd ever 1st Dan at JSKD from white belt. Aaron has spent 6 years at the club his essay explains how much it means to him. Aaron's Essay can be found here

Karl joined the club in 2015 originally training to 2nd Kyu with the KUGB. After over 20 years of training towards 1st Dan he has finally achieved his goal. Karl will also be opening another JSKD club in Willington where he first started Karate which will see a JSKD class take place on everyday of the week across the Durham region. More of Karl's journey can be found in his essay. Karl's Essay can be found here

I am honoured to pass both 1st Dan, both are hard working and great karateka and look forward to the future with them as Black Belts alongside me and the current team.

Special Offer 11 - 16 Years

We are looking to increase the number of students in the age range of 11 - 16 years, we will be offering half price membership to all within the age group.

This includes free suit, licence/insurance for 1 year, membership pack and grading book.

Open to all new members, returning members and open to new or experienced students.

Members introducing a new member in this age group will get £10 for each taking up membership.

Please don't miss out, any questions just get in touch info@durhamjunsuikarate.co.uk

Easter Competition 2017

Our Easter Competition will take place on the 8th April 2017 at Belmont Community School.

Prizes as per the last 2 years are Easter Eggs. £3 per category and Team Kata is Free!

Categories are as follows

1 - Little Tigers - White and White Striped Belts
2 - Tigers - White to Red and Little Tigers Orange - Red
3 - Tigers and Little Tigers - Yellow and above
4 - Seniors - White to Red
5 - Seniors - Yellow to Purple White
6 - Seniors - Brown and Above
7 - Team Kata - White to Green Belts
8 - Team Kata - Purple and Above
9 - Little Tigers - Boys Open
10 - Little Tigers - Girls Open
11 - Tigers - Boys 9 - 13 years Open
12 - Tigers - Girls Open
13 - Girls 11-15 years Open
14 - Men Open
15 - Ladies Open

Entries are now been taken.

2016 Awards Presentation

On the 28th January we held our awards presentation at Belmont School, the awards were well attended by all 3 clubs. We had a fantastic buffet provided by Kim and Charlotte Hedley, massive thanks for all the hard work. We had fantastic entertainment provided by Wow Entertainments, Balloon Modelling, Face Painting, Disco and a visit from Chase from Paw Patrol.

The awards were awarded as follows:

New Little Tiger of the Year - Callum Bell
New Tiger of the Year - Aiden Tasker
New Senior of the Year - Jonny Michie
Best Ettiquette - Charlotte Hedley
Competitor of the Year - Katie Strangward
Star of the Year - Daniel Bell
Most Dedicated Little Tiger - Rachel Osbaldestin
Most Dedicated Tiger - Mia Gamble
Most Dedicated Senior - n/a
Most Improved Little Tiger - Jack Ogden
Most Improved Tiger - Aaron Lloyd
Most Improved Senior - Jack Strangward
Hamsteels Student of the Year - James Jones
West Rainton Student of the Year - Arran Gargett
Little Tiger of the Year - Rachel Osbaldestin
Tiger of the Year - Mia Gamble
Senior of the Year - Kim Hedley
John Malia Award - Katie Strangward

Thanks all for my presentation and card they are much appreciated.