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08 Apr : 16:33
This week will be a very busy one. I am grading in Kettering on Monday night and in Cannock on Tuesday night and Thursday I travel down to Bristol for a TAGB committee meeting and of course the black belt grading on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
All the usual advice for those taking the grading: make ...
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03 Apr : 15:30
This week its a quieter one for me, I had a grading in Warwick on Monday night for Miss Cassie Oury, on Wednesday I am grading in Crawley for Mr Karl James and on Saturday I am grading in Chelmsford for Miss Nina Budd and some of the other instructors in that area, so a fair bit of travelling.
For th...
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26 Mar : 08:51
Another great English championships on Sunday. I thought there was a great atmosphere, much better than Birmingham even though we had less room people told me that they liked it better because of the parking, the fact they could see their kids although some people stood in front of the seating, but ...
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20 Mar : 04:52
This Sunday we have the English championships at Worcester Arena, please put your wristbands on before arrival and not in bags or pockets, to help get everyone inside quicker.
I am having a very busy week, a grading on Monday night in Coventry, Tuesday putting the tournament kit together at the wareh...
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12 Mar : 10:47
At the weekend I did a seminar and at the end one of the questions I was asked is how did I get started in the martial arts. The answer is I was living in Australia in Perth on the West Coast where I had emigrated to work as a bricklayer in 1968. I went on assisted passage, you paid £10 and the Aust...
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06 Mar : 15:58
I started my pre black belt grading sessions last Saturday in Bracknal, 2 of the 1st kups turned up 35 minutes late and expected to join in, but I sent them back home and told them that they would have to go to another area to make up for the session they missed with me, their father blamed heavy tr...
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27 Feb : 12:36
This Saturday I start my pre black belt training sessions for the South East Area in Bracknell ready for the grading in April. Just a reminder all red belts (2nd kups) should be attending one of the 3 sessions as well as any 1st kups and of course any 1st kups or black belts who are grading must att...
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