Posts Tagged ‘wellingborough’

Inter-School Kata Competions

Just over a year ago Nick Binder and Sensei Gerry established regular inter-school club kata competitions which have proved to be very successful. The Wellingborough and Kettering group ran their first inter-school karate club kata competition of the year at Loatlands school, Desborough ,competing with Havelock school ,Desborough .  Well done to everyone who took…

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New Set Of Wheels

Members of a local karate club are celebrating after raising enough money for a new minibus. The Shotokan Kettering and Corby club, which includes Punchin’ Pandas, picked up the keys for its new minibus last week after raising enough funds to buy the much-needed vehicle. Nick Binder, instructor for the club, said: “This has been…

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Anglia Kata Competition

Why ‘Anglia’ well simply because the original club Wellingborough, now SKCE Englands oldest at 40 years, has spread its associated clubs throughout the main area counties of Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Around 150 competitors, mostly children took part in this kata competition aged from 5 years upwards on Saturday 7th June 2014 at the Kingswood…

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Wellingborough SKC Celebrate 40 Years

Monday January 4th 1974 was a milestone year when my late brother Mick Grey established the Wellingborough Club, then known as Queensway SKC and part of the KUGB. There were 90 odd people who turned up for that 1st session then later in the week we opened another Club in Kettering where another 80 people…

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A Successful March For Kyu Gradings

Spring, or, should I say late Winter, was the busiest March ever encountered for SKCE gradings. During the month, 3 area gradings took place. The first at Ashmole Academy, for the North London group of Clubs, then the following week at Kingswood School, Corby, for the Wellingborough group incorporating Kettering, Corby, Peterborough and Crowland, and,…

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SKC Wellingborough Kyu Grading

November 24th saw a swarm of karateka, young and… not quite so young packed into Weavers Sport Centre in Wellingborough for the final grading of the calendar year.  Eager to impress and show off their skills in front of a capacity crowd of iPad wielding family and friends they lined up for a pre-grading course…

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