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.
Roffey Karate Club has always engaged with charity fundraising, having completed a Sport Relief Mile and the Kick Challenge in previous years. Students have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into these challenges and raised fantastic amounts of money for charity. For Red Nose Day 2017, Roffey Karate Club set a target of delivering a monstrous total of 25,000 punches as a club over the six lessons in the week leading up to Red Nose Day itself.
Students of all ages and all grades took part, each...
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...
Some pictures from the grading. Successfully graded to 1st Dan are ANTONIA BESU, JOANNA CANHAM ,
SIMON CANHAM and ANISH HURYNAG.
The pictures show the view we see as the Grading panel. These gradings are an intense experience for all involved. This is an achievement well within the grasp of all students. It requires effort, focus and determination.
Congratulations to everyone who graded, who assisted on the day and who contributed to those successes.
Roffey karate ended a very successful and enjoyable year with their annual awards evening, and I apologise to Sensei Gregg and Sensei Alex for any embarrassment caused by the games.
The evening was well attended with over 50 students attending the three sessions.
Award winners came from all age groups which is really encouraging. As ever the awards are for showing true Karate Spirit and behaviour. We look all year at how the students train, the effort they put in the contribution they ...