Archive | September, 2017

Elkai Gold and Bronze

29 Sep


On Sunday 17th September Benjamin Larvin and Joseph Larvin entered the Elkai National Championships. There is always very tough opposition in this tournament with national level competitors competing in the WKF (Olympic) system. Joseph won Gold in kumite (sparring) and Benjamin won Bronze in kumite as well. This is a fantastic achievement in such a competitive field and we are all very proud of them.


Welcome Back

11 Sep

Dear Parents and Karateka,

I hope you all had a great summer holiday and we are very exited about resuming our classes!

Autumn Term will start on Monday 11th September. All classes will resume at the same times as last term from this date. 

Term Dates:

Start Date – 11th September

Half Term – 23rd-30th October

Term Ends – 11th December

Please note that there are no classes at Orleans on Monday 30th October as the school has an inset day. 

New Prices:

It has been a very difficult decision to make as I want to continue to keep the prices to a minimum, but it has become necessary to increase some of our fees. It has been 6 years since the price of our term fees have changed and last year I mentioned that our costs have gone up to such a level that it will become necessary to increase our prices. 

30 minute sessions will remain at £90 per term.

45 minute sessions will now cost £100 per term.

1 hour sessions will now cost £110 per term.

If you train twice a week the second session will remain at a 50% discount. 

Grading fees will remain at £25

Licence renewal fees will now cost £25

I hope that you will still find our classes great value and we will be doubling our efforts to provide quality tuition and a professional service. 

Class Times:

Class times will remain the same as last year and unless I get in touch with you individually this week then please just assume that your child’s class time will be the same as last term. If you can no longer make the class time and wish to change sessions then please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request. 


If you are receiving this email and you are not planning to attend classes this term, whether you have given notice or not, could you please let me know asap so that I can offer your space to someone on a waiting list.

I will be in touch again soon with news of upcoming gradings, tournaments and courses.

Looking forward to seeing you all at your dojo next week!

Yours sincerely,

Sensei Ben Pethick