Black Belt Grading – 2011

The higher the grade, the longer it takes to the next one so the once-a-year Black Belt Grading is a big event. There were 7 candidates and a few just training (all welcome). The Grading Panel were: Derek Collins, Elaine Jaycock, Clive Double, Clint Hosking…

Black Belt Grading – 2010

The annual Black Belt Grading was a weekend-wide event. Derek Collins (Chief National Coach and Black Belt 8th Dan) conducted a strenuous Friday-evening Sennen session, then on to the First and Last pub to meet up with the karatekas from the Oxford Radley and Risinghurst…

9th Dan for Chief Coach

At the end of the 2010 Black Belt Grading there was one final surprise. Unbeknown to Derek, his senior students reckoned that the person who helped them achieve their higher grades should himself advance. As they say, "who teaches the teacher" Derek Collins, our new…

Black Belt Grading – 2001

Members from the Penwith Karate Clubs joined visitors from the Oxford Area for training and grading at Sennen Community Centre last weekend. After an energetic session for everyone, senior members from all Clubs stayed on for a more intensive session and, for some from both…