Red Sun Karate News 2019

Dan Grading


On Monday 16th December, 2019 three students from the Red Sun Dojo in Coppull took Dan Grading Examinations under the watchful eye of Red Sun Chief Instructor Peter Bibby, 6th Dan and guest examiner Chris Ratcliffe, 6th Dan. After a very tough and grueling examination, Joe Harte passed Shodan, Rebecca Worthington passed Nidan and 19 years after her last examination, Lisa Foley passed Sandan. A very well done to you all.

World Karate Federation Junior, Cadet & U21 World Championships

16th-27th October, 2019 - Santiago De Chile

At the recent WKF World Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships in Santiago De Chile, Red Sun Chief Instructor Peter Bibby (pictured here with EKF Chief Referee Dale Gamble & EKF Assistant Chief Referee Tony Dent) was awarded World Kumite Referee 'A'. The 9 days 0f assessments and examinations proved to be very challenging as they were marred with violent protests in Chile over the rise in cost of public transport. Peter was one of two English Officials who successfully gained new qualifications despite very challenging circumstances.


13th & 14th July, 2019 - Sheffield

At the recent EKF National Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, Yanagi Kai took a young enthusiastic squad hoping to top the medal table for the first time. Two Red Sun members were lucky enough to gain selection and repaid the faith from Sensei's Ian Swain & Mark Holding by adding to the medal tally. Lili-Grayce Bibby came away with two fantastic Gold's after dominating in the Individual Kumite and helping the Team to well fought Gold which pleased team coach Lauren Tutty. Joe Harte also added a Bronze for some great efforts fighting for the team. It was also a special day for the Bibby family with Dad & Sensei Peter Bibby running the tournament as Chief Referee.


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