Red Sun Karate News


Dan Grading

Thursday 19th March, 2020

On Thursday 19th March, 2020 two of our senior students from the Red Sun Dojo in Coppull took Dan Grade Examinations under the watchful eye of Red Sun Chief Instructor Peter Bibby, 6th Dan. After a challenging examination, Gary Lloyd passed Nidan and Serap Kilic-Turner passed Sandan. A very well done to both of you.

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Dan Grading

16/12/2019

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.

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english KARATE FEDERATION national CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

Dan Grading

Thursday 20th December, 2018

On Thursday 20th December, three students from the Red Sun Dojo in Coppull took Dan Grade Examinations under the watchful eye of Red Sun Chief Instructor Peter Bibby, 6th Dan. After a very tough and gruelling examination, Harry Hodgkinson and Isaac Whittle-Hooper passed Shodan whilst a very emotional Natalie Seed passed Sandan.
A very well done to you all.

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Dan Grading

20.12.2018

Congratulations to all our students who passed grading.  Well done!

Milan Marta - 3rd Kyu, Owen Hamilton - 5th Kyu, Bonne Holland - 6th Kyu, Lilly Hodgkinson - 6th Kyu, Liam Fish - 8th Kyu, Alex Turner - 8th Kyu, Matt Hornby - 10th Kyu, Rachel Hornby - 10th Kyu, Cara Hudson - 10th Kyu, Samuel Burns - 10th Kyu, Summer Jones - 10th Kyu, Maebh Harling - 10th Kyu and Beth Evenden - 10th Kyu

WORLD KARATE FEDERATION, Senior world championships

madrid 30/10/18 - 09/11/18

At the recent WKF World Senior Championships in Madrid, Red Sun Chief Instructor Peter Bibby (pictured here with European Karate Federation Referee Commission Chairman Alois Weissbock) was awarded World Kumite Referee 'B' after 11 days 0f assessments and examinations. Peter was one of three English Officials who successfully gained new qualifications.

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WORLD KARATE FEDERATION

K1 PREMIER LEAGUE - DUBAI 14-18/02/18

At the recent WKF K1 Premier League in Dubai, Red Sun Chief Instructor Peter Bibby was awarded his World Kata Judge 'B' after four days of assessments. This makes Peter one of only five English Officials to hold both a Kumite and Kata qualification at WKF level.

Dan Grading

01/02/2018

On Thursday 1st February, four students from the Red Sun Dojo in Coppull took Dan Grade Examinations under the watchful eye of Red Sun Chief Instructor Peter Bibby, 6th Dan and visiting SKO Chief Instructor P.A.J. Handyside, 9th Dan. After a very tough and gruelling examination, Dwayne Leach, Gary Lloyd and Jaxon Worrell passed Shodan whilst a very exhausted Gemma Holland passed Sandan despite being three months pregnant. A very well done to you all.

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ENGLISH KARATE FEDERATION

LEICESTER SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY, 2018

KYU GRADE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

On Saturday 17th January, 2018 two students from Red Sun travelled with the Yanagi Kai Squad to the E.K.F. National Kyu Grade & Junior Dan Grade Championships in Leicester. After some fantastic performances battling through five rounds, Joe Harte became the first student from the Coppull Dojo to become the EKF National Kumite Champion . Isaac Whittle-Hooper also competed in the Kata and Kumite but was unlucky not to progress through the first rounds due to very large entries and a very high standard but gained some valuable experience.

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