Training & kyu grading with Sensei Sam Birch, 3 June 2023

Training & kyu grading with Sensei Sam Birch, 3 June 2023

We are delighted to be hosting guest examiner, Sensei Sam Birch 5th Dan, how will run a training & kyu grading for us on 3 June 2023.

Sensei Sam has studied karate for nearly 32 years now, starting in 1991, at the age of 6, with the Red Lion SKC karate club. During this time he was KUGB Southern Region Kata Champion three times, part of a winning Regional Kumite Team on 4 occasions (usually with his brother Joe) and has a collection of finals medals from both individual and team events. He also spent a couple of years on the KUGB Kata Squad which he believes helped with his success in competitions. Recently he has spent more time teaching at his club and has taught at Shotokan Connect courses, including running the bo courses.

Saturday 3 June 2023

  • 9.00am-10.15am: Registration
  • 9.15am-10.15am: Brown & black belts only
  • 10.15am-11.15am: All grades
  • 11.30am-2.30pm: Kyu grading

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH | Avery Hill Campus, Southwood Site, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, London SE9 2UG. How to get there.

Points to note:

  • The mock grading is Wednesday 31 May in our Charlton dojo.
  • Please pay in advance to speed up your registration on the day. Training only: £10 (TBC) pay as you go or included for those who pay term upfront for Wednesdays; £15 (TBC) for non-members of Shotokan Connect
  • Kyu grading: £15. Shotokan Connect members only. This includes your belt & certificate if you’re successful. You must train to grade.
  • Sensei Frank will inform you if you’re ready to grade.
  • Make sure your licence with Shotokan Connect is in date. No licence, no grading!
  • There is parking onsite.
  • There are changing rooms onsite.
  • It is customary to pop to a nearby pub for a lemonade or a half pint after the grading.

How to pay

  • Bank transfer: Account name: Senshi Karate, Sort: 826137, Account no: 20167155. Put your / your child’s name as the reference.
  • Credit card / debit card / contactless (in person only)
  • PayPal:
  • Cash
  • No cheques!

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