Oxford Grading – November 2015

Today's Oxford MayoShinDo Karate Grading took place on Saturday 14th November 2015 at Radley College Sports Centre. Students from the Radley MayoShinDo Karate Club were assessed by 9th Dan head of style Derek Collins and 8th Dan deputy head of style Elaine Jaycock. Here are…

Black Belt Grading – 2015

This year’s Black Belt Grading gave us a superb weekend of many hours training and assessment. Friday evening was, as usual, meeting, greeting and training followed by ale at the famous First and Last pub. The grading though is never predictable. Saturday morning was a…

Black Belt Grading – 2014

Another year, another Black Belt Grading. As usual it was held over a weekend at the Sennen Community Hall, Cornwall. Saturday was spent on all aspects of our system and technique. Later we all spent a really enjoyable evening at Clive and Lesley’s. On Sunday…

Black Belt Grading – 2013

As we bowed to start the first session at around nine thirty, it was great to see all the brown belts up and their instructors. Derek headed up the ‘grading panel’ of Elaine, Clive and John. He explained that this year he wanted everyone to…

Radley Juniors

The Friday evening Juniors club is going from strength to strength. A growing number of students of all ages and abilities are taking the opportunity to train with instructor, Elaine Jaycock, helped by John and Darren. At a recent grading Cara and Bethany were awarded…

Training at the Friary

I think all would agree that our training visit to Hilfield Friary was a truely memorable experience. On Saturday and Sunday morning Derek led us through 8 hours of training, from basic stances and techniques to the more complicated. A spirit of cooperation was stressed…

Black Belt Grading – 2012

Candidates for Black Belt and Dan grades joined the top grades in MayoShinDo and other enthusiasts of all standards in this year’s grading. Karatekas from all clubs and areas can get together, train, eat, drink and generally have a great time. So here were all…