Red Sun Karate News 2023

WKF World Premier League


Sensei Peter will be Refereeing at the WKF World Premier League in Rabat, Morocco this weekend.

Kyu Gradings


Well done to the following who passed their grading tonight:-

Sarah Harrison - 7th Kyu
Mark Naylor - 8th Kyu
Kathryn Naylor - 9th Kyu

Kyu Gradings


Congratulations to our Students who graded this evening:-
Little Tigers:
Phoebe Clayton - White/Orange
Bonne Lee - White/Red
Jack Hurst - White/Red

9th Kyu - Lucas Jackson, Eve Spooner, Lawrence Spooner, Luke Hurst, Hareesh Pakeerathan, Abinash Pakeerathan, Millie Downs
8th Kyu - Alan Ritchie, George Jackson, Paul Shelley
Mike Spooner, Jonathan Rodman, Samuel Jennings, Sam Clarkson, Leia Smith, Elijah Latham
7th Kyu - Elliott Turner, Katie Jennings, Harry Barrow
6th Kyu - Oliver Tickle, Alex Hill, Kai Marlow, Cameron Littler, Lilly-May Bentham
5th Kyu - Abi Hill, Victoria Turner, Noor Khunda, Bailey Munt, Matthew Hartley, Meghan Hartley
4th Kyu - Wendy Hartley, Amy Wyche, Thomas Hornby

Yanagi Kai Club Championships Results


Adult Kata 3rd Kyu & Above
Melanie Lamb - Bronze

Mixed Kata 10th-7th Kyu
Oliver Tickle - Bronze

Boys Kickmaster
Alex Hill - Bronze

Boys Kumite 10th-7th Kyu
Oliver Tickle - Bronze

Girls Kumite 10th-7th Kyu
Katie Jennings - Bronze

Boys Kumite 3rd Kyu & Above
Bailey Munt - Bronze

Girls Kumite 10th-4th Kyu
Abi Hill - Bronze

Boys Cadet Kumite 3rd Kyu & Above
Harry Fahey - Bronze

Female Senior Kumite
Melanie Lamb - Bronze

Well done to all squad members for taking part and showing some excellent performances.

A New Brown Belt


A massive well done to Matthew Hornby who passed his Brown Belt 3rd Kyu Grading this evening that he missed in December due to illness.



On Thursday 23rd February, 2023 we will be holding a Karate 'Kickathon' where students attempt to complete as many Kicks as possible in a 60 second period. When we did a trial a couple of weeks ago the record was 65 kicks in a period of 60 seconds.

On February 23rd, we will make this a sponsored event in an attempt to raise money for the club so that we can hopefully purchase as many sets of Mitts, Footpads, Strike Shields and other essential equipment for training and competition. This equipment can be expensive and with the current cost of living crisis, some students simply cannot afford to buy everything they need. Hopefully we will raise enough money to get all students the essential equipment they need.

There will also be a special prize for the Student who gets the most sponsorship.



Sensie Peter Bibby flew out to referee at the WKF Athens Karate finals.

New Year


Wishing all our students a happy New Year.

Don't focus on how far you still have to go. Focus on how far you have come, and then keep going!

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