[ GRADING ] Congratulations to …

  Congratulations to Toby Allen, Sam Green, Brian Hammond and Szymon Warsinski on passing the examination for Shodan last week-end ! And a special mention to Tanmay Mahesh who didn’t quite make it to Nidan. He took the decision with good grace and showed an excellent attitude to the news. I am sure he will come back stronger and better next time! Onwards & upwards…. …

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[ IMPORTANT ] Grading Examination postponed to the 9th of September

  Please note that, as we would like as many students to attend, grading examination (that was due to take place on the 2nd of September) has now been postponed by one week and will now take place on the 9th of September: Location: Chesham Dojo, Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Lane, Chesham HP5 2RG Programme: Training at 10am, following by grading examinatino at 11.30am Examinations …

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Michael Thornton and Sensei Ashley Croft

[ FEATURE ] Michael Thornton: Thoughts on my last grading

When most students take up karate as a hobby or sport they will tell you that they have come along to keep fit, or to learn an art of self defence. The goal for most karateka ultimately is to be awarded a black belt. Unfortunately, if this is the only motivation to train then there is very little to keep the impetus going after you have acheived this goal.

Two years ago after a lot of hard work and sweat i managed to get awarded my black belt, and was told by several different senseis within the club that i had now come to the end of my training as a beginner, and could now become a proper student! Continue reading “[ FEATURE ] Michael Thornton: Thoughts on my last grading”