2016 saw some great and very special moments at Kokoro Karate Dojo (formerly Kibworth Karate).
We have had numerous gradings where our students gave their all to earn their next Shotokan Karate belt / kyu grade.
Our fundraising day for BBC Children in Need raised an amazing amount for this superb charity whilst having fun and learning how to perform kata in different directions, with eyes closed, in uber slow motion and on the spot. We even managed to exceed our fundraising target by almost 4 fold.
We have performed literally thousands of push ups, a whole array of blocks, kicks and punches such as oi tsuki’s, mae geri’s and gedan barrai’s. We have learned new and interesting self defence techniques for application, as a very last resort, in real life situations. There has been bucket fulls of sweat, tired muscles, loud kiais and impressive efforts from all of our students but most importantly for me to see the improvement in fitness and the exponential growth in confidence and ability from our beginners. The advanced adults have progressed amazingly well too and your kuro obi’s (black belts) await in the not too distant future. It has been an honour to teach you all and Sempai Jack and I look forward to furthering your karate studies during 2017 and beyond.
There is so much more to look forward to in 2017 with various lessons being taken by special guest senseis, the competition event in May and our annual charity event later in the year to name but a few. Oh and don’t forget another few thousand push ups!!
With class sizes growing regularly we are adding more sessions during the week to suit the needs of our students. These will be available at half price if you also train on Sunday morning.
Thank you all for your continued support
Go shien itadaki arigatōgozaimasu