Chelmsford SKC News Article

On Sunday 19 October, Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan), Chief Instructor of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB), traveled to Chelmsford to hold a Special Training Course and Kyu Grading Examination.  This took place at Mildmay Sports Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.

Sensei Sherry is famous within the Karate World and as a result there were nearly 90 enthusiastic Karateka in attendance for the two Training sessions.  Amongst this group were Club Instructors and Students traveling from all over the South East of England.  This included the following KUGB Clubs: Canterbury Christ Church, Ipswich Higashi, Makenki, Shin Gi Tai, Shiseikan, Stock, Sudbury and, of course, Chelmsford.  


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014

Photo:  All Grades with Sensei Sherry (9th Dan)


The day started with Sensei Sherry teaching the Black and Brown Belts.  They were put through their paces covering Kihon, Advanced Kumite techniques and Katas: Bassai Dai and Bassai Sho.


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  KUGB England Squad Members Teah Pope (front left) and Jack Somers (right)


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  Black and Brown belts with Sensei Sherry (9th Dan)


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  (L-R) Richard Kheder, Debbie Robertson, Grace Thompson and Pamela Pickwick


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  Alasdair Ward (Left) being coached by Sensei Sherry


Then this was immediately followed by a training session for All Grades from White belt through to Black belt.  Many of the Brown and Black from the first Class took the opportunity to continue training and have an additional session with Sensei Sherry.


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  (L-R) Matthew Gilbert, Jessica Steadman and Wilson Tang


With the Kyu Grading to follow immediately after the Training, Sensei Sherry took the class through the Kyu Grade Syllabus to ensure everyone was fully prepared for their examination. The Black belts accordingly went through the Dan Grading Syllabus.


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  (L-R) Calum Brown, Simone Brown and Samuel Ferguson - their first training session and then grading with Sensei Sherry


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  (L-R) Richard Pickwick and Lee Rifat


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  Sensei Sherry coaching a White Belt 


             21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014

Photo:  Eddie Pickwick 


Immediately following the training sessions the Kyu Grading examination began.  The Grading was well attended with 35 Students Grading from Ipswich Higashi, Shin Gi Tai, Sudbury and, of course, Chelmsford.

The grading was a great success so well done to everyone who participated.  Also a big thank you to all those KUGB Clubs and their Students who traveled some distance to attend.


21 October 2014: Training and Grading with Sensei Sherry 9th Dan - Sunday 19 October 2014Photo:  The successful Students following their examination with Sensei Sherry (centre kneeling) - Well Done!


Please note there will be an Award Ceremony this Sunday on 26 October at the Chelmsford Dojo, Dovedale Sports Centre, where our successful students will be presented with their certificate.  More details will appear on our Events page. 

Below are the Kyu Grading results for Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club:

 

9th Kyu - Orange Belt

Calum Brown

Simone Brown

Samuel Ferguson

Shayaan Merchant

Alicia Willis

 

8th Kyu - Red belt

Sophie Higgs

Luca Murphy

 

7th Kyu- Yellow Belt

Lauren Jenkins

 

6th Kyu- Green Belt

Rosa Conley

John Dunbar

Joseph Dunbar

Caitlin Glover

Chloe Ing (t)

Richard Pickwick

 

4th Kyu - Purple/White Belt

Anya Dunbar

Teagan Elliott

Ian Hunt

Lee Rifat

Serdar Rifat

Umar Sultonov (t)

 

3rd Kyu - Brown Belt

Ron McGeary (t)

 

2nd Kyu Brown/White Belt

Ella Roberts

 

1st Kyu- Brown/2 White stripes Belt

Louise Filmer

Leah Rodrigues