Results] [North of Ireland Open] [Seidokan
of us thought we were going to have a bit of time to rest and relax over
the summer ! Although many had the good fortune to escape for a summer
of lounging and ‘lager, lager, lagering’ the Club has still kept up the
pace with regard to training and events.
to Conor O’hAilin who was graded to Shodan level at this year’s international
Seidokan summer camp in Kent!
Conor is the first karateka to come through the ranks within the Club
and achieve this accolade from a prestigious panel which included; R.J.
Hobbs (8th Dan), S. Chan (7th Dan), P. Picannini (5th Dan) and our very
own M. Rice (4th Dan).
Forthcoming CLUB EVENTS
- AGM and social evening
This year’s AGM will be held in the next few months. Practising members
will be kept posted regarding date and venue.
"The annual general meeting is your opportunity to decide on the course
of the Club for the forthcoming year, so if you have any particular issues
you wish to be included on the agenda please inform me." Fiona
CLUB GRADING RESULTS
Congratulations to the following Club members in their recent grading
- D. McLaughlin
- 4 kyu
- C. O’hAilin
OF IRELAND OPEN 29 June, 1996 (2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze)
- J. McCafferty
- 1st Jr. Lightweight
- D. Prior
- 2nd Jr. Middleweight
- D. McCartney
- 1st Jr. Heavyweight
- D. McLaughlin
- 2nd Jr. Heavyweight
- C. McCartney
- 3rd Jr. Heavyweight
results at the most prestigious competition in the North of Ireland. Gerry
Flemming (Scottish Coach) was impressed with the standard of our male
team who nearly caused the biggest upset to the competition in the first
round against his black belt squad.
SEIDOKAN SUMMERCAMP :CANTERBURY, KENT
Shihan R.J. Hobbs lead the four day training regime which was extremely
comprehensive for such a short course and included everything from White
Crane to Ekku, with Hobbs’ ‘proven in combat’ groundwork thrown in for
The number of kata covered increased some Club members kata repertoire
twofold and succeeded in frying the brains of some of our more senior
representatives. Work-rate was intense from the word ‘Hajime’, with an
acrobatic warm-up lead by Shihan Picannini of Italy on the first day and
every day after, but we were pleased to note that our colleges from UniKent
have been training hard to increase their tolerance to alcohol ... looking
forward to the ‘rematch’ on home ground !