As the weather warms up students have been feeling the heat
as grading week has arrived. Over the course of the grading’s Wessex students have
proven just how talented they are.
With this being the very first grading for most of the
youngest juniors, many between the ages of 6 and 9, everyone involved were
overwhelmed by their brilliance. The adults showed just as much heart
demonstrating their techniques and true karate spirit.
Head instructor Peter Thompson had to point out just how
proud of the club he is afterwards. Watching the level of his students as they
trained throughout the grading’s, he couldn’t hide the impressed grin upon his
Most folks enjoy a good school fete, with fun games and even a fire truck to
see but for the kids who train with Wessex Karate Academy it was an excellent chance to show off their skills and techniques.
With a short demonstration lead by Sensei Peter of some Ippon kumite and
some basic techniques the crowd were thoroughly impressed. And the students all had a lot of fun letting their classmates see some impressive karate applications.
With the weather on our side Wessex karate had its first beach training session on Sandsfoot beach.
Students spent the session going over their katas, demonstrating ippon kumite techniques and improving their basic techniques in the sunshine before all diving into the sea for a bit of fun and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
There will be a traditional Ju-jitsu course on Saturday, 18th May at WTMA Gym (Weymouth Dojo) from 12-1.30pm. This is open to any students over 16. Please book through Sensei Peter. The cost will be £10.00.