Newsletter – June 2017

Summer Gradings

The next grading times have been set and are as follows:

Sunday 2 July in Weymouth:

6.00 – 9.00pm Brown / Black Belts

Monday 3 July in Weymouth:

5.30 – 7.00pm Junior White & Yellow Belts

7.15 – 9.30pm Seniors Kyu Grades

Tuesday 4 July in Dorchester:

5.30 – 7.30pm Junior Orange-Brown Belts

7.30 – 9.30pm Adult class as usual

All students are expected to attend their grading group whether they are grading or not. Please remember to bring mouth guards / mitts and shin pads. Don’t forget mitts will become compulsory at gradings at the end of the year.

Please ensure your licenses are up to date.

Grading Fees:

Adult: £20.00

Junior (under 18): £15.00


Sunday, 9 July – Wessex will be hosting the GKI Brown and Black Belt Seminar at the WTMA Gym, Weymouth.

From 1.00 – 3.30pm.

The course fee will be £10.00.

Mini Gasshuku

Wessex Karate Academy recently hosted a very successful Mini Gasshuku. Congratulations to the following students who have been promoted as follows:

Phulmaya Bhusal – 1st Dan East Bhusal – 1st Dan
Natasha Hope – 1st Dan Greg Bucke – 1st Dan
Steve Bucke – 1st Dan Mark Critchell – 1st Dan
Mark Bradley – 1st Dan Sian Franklin – 2nd Dan

Kobudo Course

Wessex Traditional Martial Arts (WTMA) recently hosted a successful kobudo course. Instructor Dell Hamby (6th Dan) was very impressed and promoted the following students:

Oliver Walden – 2nd Kyu
Callum Hume – 1st Kyu
Aaron Mallon – 1st Dan