Next Grading

Gradings in Traditional Karate & Kickboxing



The next grading for Seniors in Kickboxing, under direction from Sensei Paul O’Connor and Sempai Karl Hatherwood, will take place on Tuesday 4th June, at Curtis and Staub Leisure Centre, from 6.00pm  to 7.00pm. The Junior section will also take place adjacent to the Seniors.

The next grading for Juniors in Traditional Karate, under direction from Sensei Pauline Fyfe-Neely and Sensei Wendy Fyfe, will take place on Thursday 6th June at Kings International College, Watchetts Drive, Camberley GU15 2PQ from 6.45  to 8.00pm. Please note Certificates and coloured belts will be presented on Thursday 13th June at Kings International College dojo.

Cool Abdul

Cool Abdul wins Inter-Club Title

Senior Winners

Abdul, (centre), flanked by runner-up Barry (left) and bronze medallist, Lee in Thursday night’s Tornament

Farnborough Tech student Abdul emerged victorious in the in the recent Freestyle Academy Inter-Club Kick-Boxing Tournament, by three straight wins against several seasoned fighters. Abdul has trained consistenlty over the last couple of years and despite the demands of his studies is fast becoming a promising prospect for the future.

Tyron Woodley calls out Conor

Over the weekend, Conor McGregor revealed that he is currently in negotiations with the UFC and is targeting a July return. McGregor also said that part of the hold up is that he is still seeking his “rightful shares” in the UFC despite having just lost in dominant fashion to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 and having been arrested for allegedly smashing a fan’s cell phone outside a nightclub. Considering all this, one former champion believes he knows what the UFC should do with McGregor next. Read the full story

Nunchuck Ban Lifted

Man wins 37-year battle to overturn New York nunchuck ban using Second Amendment

In the 1970s, the United States was in the middle of kung fu fever. A wave of martial arts movies washed onto American shores, making Bruce Lee an international superstar and “nunchucks” a household word. Worried that young people inspired by the craze might use nunchucks to cause havoc, New York state politicians criminalised the weapon in 1974. Shortly afterwards, a young man in suburban New Jersey began studying nunchucks, eventually developing a passion for them. Read the full story