Archive | June, 2017

June Newsletter

22 Jun

Dear Parents and Karate,

I would like to thank all the children that took part in the Kew Fair Demonstration last Saturday. Despite the intense heat there was a fantastic energy from the group and we all enjoyed the water fight at the end 🙂
Please read below for information on upcoming tournaments, gradings, holiday clubs, holiday classes and demonstrations. The tournament only applies to children over 9 years old and the gradings are only for those who do not have gradings within their classes so please skip those bits if they do not apply to your child. 

Tora Karate Friendship Tournament:
We have arranged a tournament with our friends from Tora Karate Academy in Twickenham on Sunday 9th July starting at 9:00am in St. Mary’s University in Twickenham.
This will be a good chance to gain tournament experience with another club but in a more informal and celebratory atmosphere than a public tournament.
The full details are included in the attached registration form. Their youngest members are around 9 years old so this will only be open to 9 year olds and over of all grades (including adults).
Spaces to this tournament are limited as we want to match the entry numbers from their club. If you would like to enter then please note that you only have this week to either let me know by email or fill in and return your registration form. Deadline for entries will be Sunday 25th June and all forms must be completed, signed and returned by Sunday 2nd July.
Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis but we will give priority to those who attend the tournament preparation class or those who have attended previous tournament classes.
There are two Gradings scheduled for the weekend of 1st /2nd July. If your child has been selected and you intend to come to one of these gradings then please let me know in advance which one you are planning to come to.
Saturday 1st July – 3:30-4:30pm – Duke’s Meadow Community Hall (Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX)
This Grading is for all grades.
Sunday 2nd July – The Old Powerstation, 121A Mortlake High Street, SW14 8SN
9:00-10:00am – White Belt-Green Belt (White, Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green Belts)
10:00-11:00am – Green Stripe and Above
The belt colours refer to the belts that they have now rather than the ones they intend to achieve.
Tournament Preparation Class:
There will be a 90 minute tournament preparation class in The Old Powerstation in Mortlake on Sunday 2nd July from 11:00-12:30pm.
The first half will concentrate on Kata and the second half will concentrate on sparring .The cost of this class will be £10 and we would highly recommend it to anyone who plans to attend the Tora Karate tournament.
Holiday Clubs
Venue: Duke’s Meadow Community Hall (Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX)
Date: Tuesday 25th July and Wednesday 26th July
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: £30 for one day or £50 for both days
We will be running our usual 4 hour intensive training camp in the Duke’s Meadow Community Hall venue. All students above 6 years old are welcome. Please email me if you would like to book a space at these clubs.
Holiday Classes:
Sensei Tom will be running a 90 minute class in Kew throughout August every Wednesday afternoon for those who are around over the summer and wish to continue training.
Venue: St. Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Rd. Kew. TW9 3NP
Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August and 6th September
Time: 4:30-6:00pm. 
Cost: £10 per class or £25 for 3 classes or £45 for all 6 classes
It is fine to just turn up on the day but it would help if you let us know in advance so that we have an idea of the numbers.
St. Margaret’s Fair:
We will be doing a demonstration at the St. Margaret’s Fair on Moor Mead (TW1) 4:10pm on Saturday 8th July.
All students regardless of age of experience are welcome and if you would like to come then please meet by the performance area (usually in the middle of the field) at 4:00pm.
Term Dates:
Last Classes of Summer Term: Wednesday 12th July
Autumn Term Start Date: Monday 11th September
The Thursday morning East Sheen class will run on Thursday 13th July to make up for the class missed on the election
Term dates at Ravenscourt Park and Kew Green Preparatory Schools have different term dates to those listed above.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I usually only manage to do my emails on two or three days a week so I apologies if I do not get back to you straight away.

Yours sincerely,
Sensei Ben Pethick
020 8560 5267
07734 655 057