Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016

It's at times like this when Instructors, such as myself, have the time to reflect over the year that has past and realise just how lucky we are to have such good quality students (I am not talking about the standard of their karate either!)

Thank you, each and every one of you for being a member of TSKC! Here's looking at next year and the pleasures it has to bring.

We have at least three competitions to look forward to with the possibility of going to another two. So let's hope that more of you participate this year having sampled what it was all about earlier this year. You've got to be in it, to win it! so they say.

We are trialling our next Kyu grading on a Saturday and we will be inviting my personal friend, Sensei David Paulus from Yushikai, to join me in taking the grading examination. The remaining dates for the year need to be arranged.

Both David and I will be going to Japan in April to take some examinations ourselves and once again, enjoy the hospitality of the Japanese.

We currently have 16 active 1st Kyu grades in the club, so potentially, we have at least 16 new black belts in the club for 2017. Wishing them all the best. Maybe, after our great success in December's grading they will all train harder than ever before and follow in their predecessors footsteps.

Hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and / or Hanukkah and wish you all a very prosperous New Year for 2017.