Thursday 22 August 2019 - train at Roundhay 5.30 pm with Master Walker

Only a few weeks until term starts. There are 17 Dan grades who should be grading in October and 6 Cho Dan Bo’s. If you haven’t been training this summer now is the time to pull out the stops. 2 classes per week minimum!

There are two types of students at Dan Grades - those who practised and those who wished they had.

Geoff Crocker
Tuesday 20th August 2019 - 7.15 pm Train with Master Moodie at Harewood Village Hall

Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defence method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902, combining elements of boxing, jujitsu, cane fighting, and French kickboxing (savate). In 1903, it was immortalised (as "baritsu") by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. Although dormant throughout most of the 20th century, Bartitsu has been experiencing a revival since 2002.

Geoff Crocker
Sunday 18th August - Train with Master Crocker at 5 pm at the Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre

Hwang Kee was one of the most important and influential figures in the Korean martial arts. He was the founder of the school of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan style. Kong Sudo is heavily influenced by this Korean style and we also incorporate White Crane Karate and Shaolin Kung Fu. You can read about the formation of Kong Sudo here

The following quotation from Grandmaster Honen Soken sums up our overall philosophy for martial arts training:

‘If your temper goes forth, withdraw your hand. If your hand goes forth, withdraw your temper.’

Geoff Crocker
Saturday 17th August - 9am Calcutt Village Hall

With Master McKenna

There are two sets of numbers in Korean: the native Korean system and the Sino-Korean system. The native numbers are used for numbers of items (1-99) and age, while the Sino-Korean system is based on Chinese numbers and are used for dates, money, addresses, phone numbers, and numbers above 100.

Geoff Crocker
Thursday 8th August 5.30 pm at St Andrews Church, Roundhay

Master Walker will be running this session. If the class is suitable we often take the opportunity to do Bong (Stick/Staff). If you don’t have a Bong and you train outside a school please speak to your instructor about the most appropriate Bong. You should be working on your Bong from about Purple belt. At Red Stripe it is unavoidable and so much to learn if you leave it too late.

Sadly we cannot do Bong in schools for obvious reasons. At Red Stripe school only students will be expected to be able to demonstrate the Kick Forms 1 and 2.

Geoff Crocker
Sunday 4th August - 5 pm at Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre

Master Crocker will be waiting. Bring a parent, Uncle, Aunt, cousin or older sibling. Karate is for everyone and losing weight and getting fit is only a part of what will happen.

It improves your mental as well as your physical strength. Learning martial arts strengthens the body, mind, and spirit. Any form of martial arts requires a combination of speed, flexibility, and physical strength which is developed over time .

Geoff Crocker
Saturday 3rd August - Calcutt 9am

Train with the Instructors!- Master McKenna asks that all Instructors attend 9 am at Calcutt so this is a great class to progress as you will have a range of the senior grades to train with.

Geoff Crocker
Thursday 1st August - 5.30pm - 6.30pm St Andrews Church, Roundhay

Thursday 1st August - 5.30pm - 6.30pm St Andrews Church, Roundhay

Get your kicks and bring your sticks with Master Walker at Roundhay this evening.

If you are a GSAL or Rose Court Student you will need to attend some classes this summer to keep your memory refreshed.

Did you know the Korean word for Training Hall is Dojang the Japanese word is Dojo.

Anytime you enter or leave the dojang, you must bow as a mark of respect and humility. ... Bowing is a sign of your respect for the place in which you train, the guiding principles for the practice of karate as laid down by Ginchin Funakoshi and the people with whom you train.

Bow upon entering and leaving the Dojang. This should be accompanied by an effort to change to a more serious and focused attitude. (The dojang is any place we practice, even if it were an open field.)

Treat the Dojang with respect. Help other students clean the floor if needed. Do not bring food, drinks, or items that might spill, into the dojang. If you notice a mess, clean it up even if you did not make it.

Geoff Crocker
Thursday 1st August - 5.30pm - 6.30pm St Andrews Church, Roundhay

Get your kicks and bring your sticks with Master Walker at Roundhay this evening.

If you are a GSAL or Rose Court Student you will need to attend some classes this summer to keep your memory refreshed.

Did you know the Korean word for Training Hall is Dojang the Japanese word is Dojo.

Anytime you enter or leave the dojang, you must bow as a mark of respect and humility. ... Bowing is a sign of your respect for the place in which you train, the guiding principles for the practice of karate as laid down by Ginchin Funakoshi and the people with whom you train.

Bow upon entering and leaving the Dojang. This should be accompanied by an effort to change to a more serious and focused attitude. (The dojang is any place we practice, even if it were an open field.)

Treat the Dojang with respect. Help other students clean the floor if needed. Do not bring food, drinks, or items that might spill, into the dojang. If you notice a mess, clean it up even if you did not make it.

Geoff Crocker