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April 23rd. John Moreton Master Class
Once again Sensei John Moreton returned to coach BWKU students in wado Ryu karate.
The turn out was excellent and all benefitted from John's vast knwoledge and understanding of Wado Ryu Karate.
February 26th. Practical karate
Delivered by Sensei Andrew Genery, the training cover practical uses of kata bunkai.
Much of this was prcaticed with a partner and with the use of focus pads.
A very different approach to kata was very well received by all who attended.
January 22nd. Willie Thomas Master Class
Returning by popular demand, former World Champion Willie Thomas delivered an awesome training session once again.
A very dynamic warn up was followed by a mix of practical and competion karate.
December 4th 2016
Covering Pinan Nidan and Shodan in detail, the class orked on stances and bunkai. The session then moved to the Dan syllabus. Th kata covered were Seishan and Rohai.
November 27th 2017.
A course of coach education for BWKU instructors. The session discussed all aspects of running a karate club, as well as advise and suggestions for effective karate coaching
November 6th 2016 - Improving Your Karate
This session was designed to highlight key areas for a student to improve and develop their understanding and performance of karate.
The session began by covering stances, kicks and Nai Hanshi. The importance of stances and corrcet hip use were key factors.
After covering combination the session moved on to Seishan.
Thanks to all who attended for their tremendous effort.
Sunday 16th October . Kata Training
This session was mainly given over to the practice of Taishin. A lot of work wass done on stances and how to change from one position to another efficently. The students were also introduced to a different ending to the Kata, giving a clearer bunkai application.
Thanks to all who attended for their effort.
SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER
This saw an excellent turn out for our session studying the principle of Wado Ryu Karate, namely Minimum Movement for Maximum Effect.
A couple very old school routines to open with. One drill covered kicks and one covered punching. The session then applied these ideas to Renwaku waza and Kata.
A big thank you to all who attended and for their committment
Sept 4th saw us holding a Kata training. The purpose is to improve both performance and the understanding of the bunkai behind the kata.
The session started with some drills designed to practise the principle of TENI, TENTAI, TENGI. (changing direction, with the body, with the tcehnique)
This principle was put into a couple of Pinan Kata, along with bunkai.
The session concluded with a look at the kata Taishin.
Dan Grade Syllabus
May 2017 to May 2018
KIHON – BASIC TECHNIQUES.
1. JUNZUKI CHUDAN
2. GYKUAZUKI CHUDAN
3. KETTE JUNZUKI NO TSUKKOMI
4. KETTE GYKUAZUKI NO TSUKKOMI
5. NAGASHIZUKI JODAN
6. SHUTO – UKE JODAN
7. MAEGERII CHUDAN
8. MAWASHIGERI JODAN
9. SOKUTO FUMIKOMI
10. USHIROGERI CHUDAN
RENWAKU WAZA – COMBINATION TECHNIQUES.
1. Maegeri Chudan – Nagashizuki Jodan – Gykuazuki Chudan – Mawashigeri Jodan
2. Surikomi Uraken Jodan – Gykuazuki Chudan – Kazamizuki Jodan – Sokuto Chudan
3. Surikomi kazamizuki Jodan – Gykauzuki Chudan – Maegeri Chudan – Sokuto Chudan – Ushirogeri Chudan – Uraken Jodan
PARTNER WORK - To be chosen at the examination.
SAMBON KUMITE . Punch and kick blocks
All grades 2 punch blocks and 2 kick blocks chosen on the day.
All grades number 7 plus any two to be chosen on the day.
All grades 1st Dan 1 + 2 from 8. 2nd Dan number 2 + 2 from 9. 3rd Dan number 3 + 2 from 10
JI YU KUMITE. All grades 1 and 5
KATA - 1 compulsory and 1 chosen by the examiners.
1ST DAN Ku Shanku plus one from Seishan, Bassai, Chinto
2ND DAN Bassai plus one from Chinto, Seishan
3RD DAN Nei Sei Shi, plus one from Seishan Wan Shu, Ku Shanku
4TH DAN Refer to separate 4th Dan syllabus
The technical requirements set by the BWKU Dan Grade panel must be met be applicants