Photos from a very busy and very successful grading. I hope they capture the intensity and atmosphere as it was created by the Students, the Black Belts and the families and friends watching.
Here are some more photos from this months grading!
Another fantastic grading took place last weekend, with students taking their very first grade, to the last before black belt! It was great to see everyone really putting in an enormous amount of effort, demonstrating the dedication Roffey Karate Club students show to moving forward in their training. Well done to those who took part, you should be very proud. Keep up the good work and enthusiasm!
On December 17th 2016, five of our students took the challenge of a black belt grading. Between them they had very nearly 40 years of training, and they brought all that effort and experience to their grading.
So Roffey Karate now has five new Dan grades, Julie Elliott, Victoria Strelciunaite, Tone Vallestad, Rhiannon Fitzgerald and Thomas Claridge. They undertook over three hours of physical testing - covering the basics, blocks, Kata, Self Defence, Kumite and the dreaded Bunkai (explan...
Today saw a very successful tranche of gradings for the students of Roffey Karate Club. These gradings are always very nerve-wracking for juniors and adults alike, but every single student came out and performed. Each belt is a huge achievement and advancement in Karate and shows yourselves, your instructors and everyone else that you are progressing exceptionally. Whilst certain techniques, kata and blocks are the core of each grading, the essence of the progression is the determination and foc...
Hi everyone, apologies for the lack of updates through the year but Facebook seemed to take over a bit. I am trying to get our website up to date early in 2015
So I will try to get the year in one story item. Our Facebook page has had a load of photos from 2014 added in so please have a look.
As ever it's almost impossible to capture the year because as ever it seemed to fly by with gradings courses injuries etc etc.
Our involvement with the Sport Relief Mile was a great success and there...
Pictures taken at the Roffey Wadokai Dan Grading on the 2nd October 2011