Newsletter – September 2016

September’s newsletter can be downloaded via the link below:

Newsletter – September 2016

Tuesday Junior Classes

After a successful trial of new junior class times in Weymouth, we have agreed to change the Tuesday class in Dorchester from 4 October 2016.

Although shorter in length, the classes will be smaller and still have 2-3 of our club instructors teaching.

The new class times will be as follows:
5.30 – 6.30 pm Juniors: white & yellow belts
6.30 – 7.30pm Juniors: orange belts & above
7.30 – 9.30pm Adults (unchanged)

National Competition

This year’s GKI National Competition will be held on Sunday, 25th September 2016 at Chichester from 10.00am. If you would like to attend, please complete the attached registration form and return to Sensei Peter by 18th September 2016.

As per the last newsletter mitt and shin pads will be compulsory for all students taking part. The hand mitts are £10.00 and the shin pads are £20.00 for new. The club does have a limited stock of secondhand mitts. Please see Sensei Peter if you would like to order a set.

There will be a tournament practice session the day before on Saturday, 24th September at the WTMA Gym, Weymouth from 10.00am – 12.30pm.

Summer Gasshuku

13 students from Wessex attended the Summer Gasshuku in Belgium. Four club students attempted their gradings, with all four successfully passing.

Congratulations to:

  • Sensei Peter Thompson promoted to 6th Dan
  • Sensei Gary Foot promoted to 4th Dan
  • Sensei Phil Pike promoted to 3rd Dan
  • Leah Clarke promoted to 1st Dan Cadet