North East Karate Kai
The N.E.K.K is a member of N.A.K.M.A.S
Grading to take place before half term.
October 21 - Big News
We have located an indoor venue to train in until we can get back into the school. The new venue is St. Gabrial's Church Hall, St. Grabrials Avenue (on the corner of Kayle Road and Chester Road.
3 x sessions: (Blackbelts all sessions)
5 until 5.45 Reception to Primary School ages
5.45 until 6.30 Older children and adults
6.30 until 7,15 seniors and adults.
Indoor access to outside clubs so at present we will continue to train outdoors. Covid rules apply.
A new 4 week lock down announced so training is cancelled until further notice.
Our first outdoor black belt grading took place this month. Congratulations to the New 2nd Dan grades and 1st Dan.
Training is back on (still outside) at Richard Avenue.
Outdoor training continues again this month.
Outside training for Brown and Black belts starting soon (Max 6 at a time).
Covid restrictions are in place and updates will be posted when available.
We will celebrate our 10th anniversary at Richard Avenue this year and we will be looking at doing something to mark it. Any suggestions let us know.
Grading held on the 14th of December and saw some of our long term students achieving their 1st Kyu's and Victoria achieving her black belt. Everyone did really well and congratulations to all who passed.
Grading to be held on Sunday November the 3rd.
This month saw the last grading of the year with Sarah Barber achieving her black belt. Sarah was one of the very first members of our Richard Avenue club and has been training with us for over seven years. It was also good news for all those grading who all passed after weeks of intense preparation. This was the first grading this year where all members achieved their next belt which reinforces their commitment. Congratulations to all.
November saw the culmination of months of intensive training and years practice for Sensei Gary who decided it was time to attempt his next Dan grade (only 8 years late). He had the support of his wife Sensei Louise and two well known senior instructors who he regularly trains with (Sensei George Coates 7th Dan and Sensei Dave Jenkinson 5th Dan). We are happy to announce that he achieved his 3rd Dan!
Sensei Gary sends thanks to all fellow karateka and instructors who supported him during his preparations.
Sensei Gary and Sensei Louise would like to thank our students for cards and presents for their wedding.
December 26th 2011
The year has finished on a high with a number of students achieving their next grades and a couple of the higher grades to take theirs early in the new year. One of our first Richard Avenue students will attempt her black belt this year so we wish her luck.
August 17th 2010
New Beginners courses are running over the next few weeks and new members are very welcome. Come give it a go both juniors and seniors, never been a better time to start training with your children and developing a healthy lifestyle. Give us a ring for more details or turn up on Thursday 6 till 8pm. Throughout August and 1st Thursday in September at the United Reform Church, Grindon, September 10 back to Richard Avenue Primary School.
Training resumes 21st
Training is to resume 21st of August and training to start for both the October competition and the next grading.
Raise money and support cancer related charities.
Jarrow Community Association
Sunday 24th February £5 to train, £5 to spectate.
February 10th 2008
Northern Karate Association Open Competition.
North East Karate Kai win a number of Senior and Junior trophies.
A team of 15 of us went up to this years open competition held at Jarrow Community centre. There were hundreds of competitors on the day from all ages and grades.
We had various students and instructors at the competition entering both kata and kumite events, both individual and teams. All competitors done extremely well with a number of trophies being brought back to the club. We started off with some of the juniors winning trophies for Kata.
Richard started the day with a second place followed by Peter and Marcia getting forth places in their sections. Sarah B did extremely well but was 1 point away from a trophy.
The junior team kata went very well with Sarah B and Sarah R missing a team member having to rely on a youngster who did not know their chosen kata.
We only had one entry in the senior kata with Louise performing excellently to be beaten by 1 point for a trophy.
Gary, Louise and Jono entered the team kata and performed very well to loud applause and a nod of approval by one of the judges, we don't think the other scoring judge liked it as much as we missed out on the trophies.
The junior kumite was hard fought with all putting up a good show, Eden winning a number of her rounds to finish 3rd in her category. James, Parsa, Marcia and Peter all did extremely well for their first outside competition, we are extremely proud of all of our students.
The senior kumite saw us win various trophies, Louise fought in the senior ladies kumite and won third place. Gary and Jono were in the senior male category both winning a number of their rounds, with Gary just missing out on 4th place. Jono continued through the final round to get in to the final. He was up against an experienced 5th Dan fighter and after a tough fought fight came out Senior male champion of 2008.
The final event of the day was the Senior team Kumite, Gary, Louise and Jono teamed up to take on the best of the other teams. After hard fought fights in the final received second place trophies.
Congratulations to all those who attended the competition!!
Kick Cancer Charity Event Saturday 14th April 1 - 5pm
Top North East Instructors will be teaching various disciplines in aid of local boy Daniel Squires who is suffering from cancer has had one leg amputated and is in need of a prosthetic limb costing £20,000.
4th June 2006
18th December 2005
The result: The first grading of the Richard Avenue club was a massive success with a 100% success rate. Lets hope it continues at this standard in the future!
October 25th 2005
October 23rd 2005
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