Kevin McMahon’s Sankukai club in Allenton, New Zealand has its first black belt student. Congratulations to Josh Collins on attaining his shodan.
There will be a weapons course concentrating on Bo on Sunday 21st May, 11.00am – 2.00pm. Venue Samurai Centre, Kidderminster DY11 7DY. Instructor – Calvin Collins.
The BSKA AGM was recently held and the committee post were all up for re-election. This happens every three years. This year Brian Slater retired from the committee. We would like to thank Brian for the hard work and support he has given the association over the years. For many of those years as our chairman. We hope that when he can, Brian will still attend meetings and allow us to draw on his great knowledge and experience.
A new appointment by the committee this year is Junior Representative. Bernice Campbell-Jones is now a committee member and has taken on this role. We would ask each club to appoint a junior representative who can contact Bernice at any time and relay younger members concerns or wishes. More information and contact details will follow.
Well done to those who graded on Sunday March 26th and congratulations to Eben Wheeler who gained his 1st dan black belt.
The next brown and black belt grading will be held on 26th March. The venue is the Gilt Edge Club which is next door to the Samurai centre where we usually hold gradings. It will start at 10.00am. Following the grading the BSKA AGM will be held, commencing at 1.00pm. Any BSKA member is welcome to attend the AGM. This year there will be re-election of the committee.