20th August 2015 – National Championships and Summer School

From the 12th – 15th August, a number of our students took part in the gruelling 3 day SKI – GB Gasshuku (Summer School) and 41st SKIGB National Open Championships with competitors from SKI-Israel and SKIF Ireland at the Wildcats Arena in Nottingham. The course consisted of world class instruction from Sensei’s Paul Mead, Susumu Asano, Pasq Mura and Sensei Ohad (Israel),

A massive congratulations to the following students of the club who passsed their black belt gradings under the watchful eye of world renowned Hanshi Asano (9th Dan):

  • Gavin Clark – Yondan (4th Dan)
  • Aaron Byrne – Nidan (2nd Dan)
  • Neil Sidebottom – Nidan (2nd Dan)
  • Tomasz Owsianski – Shodan (1st Dan)

Also, congratulations to those who competed in a tightly contested national championships and gained invaluable experience. A very proud week for the club and Head Coach Kevin Clark.

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