Saturday, September 07, 2013

Busy, busy, busy!

It appears to be a pretty busy time for TSKC this month. Having just attended the JKA England National Course in Burgess Hill, participated in the Annual General Meeting afterwards, we now look forward to bigger things to come. Training this month is centring on kata performance and kumite for the upcoming competition. As soon as that is over, we must switch back to the grading syllabus for the Kyu and DAN grades as the former have a grading in October and the DAN grades just one week after the competition. Not forgetting the Shodan assessment on 14th.

The International course starts on Friday 27th September and finishes on Sunday 29th September. It looks as though we may have at least 3 students going for Shodan, 1 for Nidan and one for Sandan. Good luck to all those who grade.

Besides the Kyu grading on October 20th with Sensei gary Stewart, we have JKA England Squad Selection on 13th October and Instructor / Referee Qualification Course at Egham on 27th.

Happy times!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Good 'Ol Days!

Well they weren't really - not in this case. Yesterday we delivered leaflets to nearly every household in Bierton. I remember doing this on my own back in 1999 and must say I did not relish the thought of having to revert back to this form of advertising in order to market to the younger generation.

"Why not publicise through the schools?" I hear you ask. Well that has become n expensive option nowadays. the Summer School was marketed that way for 3 years. It appears as though the school funds are not what they used to be and they are looking at every opportunity to raise funds too. One school said they would distribute the leaflets for a 'donation' of £50. Ha!

Anyway, Day 2 in Bierton was like a breath of fresh air. With the Inkley family (3); Butler family (4); Luca and myself - Bierton was done in 1½ hours as opposed to the 5-6 hours it took way back in "the good 'ol days!"

Big congrats to Michaela who leafletted over half of Winslow on Monday.

Prelim congratualations and thanks to the Perry's and Irvin's for the imminent delivery in Drayton Parslow.