Monday, May 12, 2014

Saturday 17 May 2014

There will be no practice on Saturday 17 May.  Best wishes to all our friends grading at Watchet.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Saturday 4 May practice IS ON

Sat practice is on.  We seem to have a few nuts who want to come in!!  See you Sat.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

50 piece shin Yamato Do Dai

This 50 piece shin Yamato Do Dai has been covered with a very tough embossed leather, lizard skin pattern.  The protective edging leather and lacing have been replaced with top quality leather edging strips and 5mm leather thong which will take many years of hard practice.  Width of the back of the Do is 39.5 cms.  Price for club members is £150.

The Do described is the lower of the three in the photograph.

Embossed leather sharkskin bamboo Do

This is a refurbished bamboo Do.  The outside has been covered in an embossed leather sharkskin effect.  The bamboo on the inside has been exposed and covered in a protective clear matt varnish.  Width at back of Do is 37.5 cms.  Price to club members is £150

Sale of Doudai

Below see photo of a tired  Do I bought off the Internet.  I only wanted the Mune.  However, when I took it apart and started removing the scared and worn paintwork I found a beautiful bamboo Do.  It has been lovingly restored with an outer skin of embossed leather, ostrich leg with which you are all familiar.  The paint on the inside bamboo has been removed and covered with a clear matt varnish.  The leather used to attach Mune and edge strip is superior 5mm black leather thong, this is not the cheap thin leather strapping supplied with most Do's.  The price for club members is just to cover costs of materials.  Do loops are fitted but Do Himo is not supplied.
Width at back 34 cms

Price for club members £150
Price for non club members £200

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Monday, November 12, 2012

No practice Sat 17th Nov

There will be no practice this Sat as most of our regulars at attending the MM3's competition in London.   There will of course be the usual practices, Tues and Thurs.  See you all Tues.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Update on training times

Please note the following changes to training  times and locations:
  • This coming Tues (15th) training as normal.
  • Wednesday we are going for a session with John in Cheltenham, all welcome
  •   Sat 19 May, no training as most of you will be at Watchet seminar
  •   Tues 22 May, normal training session 
  •  Sat 26 May, Gary will be there to train with the usual regulars, the lucky ones will be in Italy!!!
  •   Sun 27 May, Gary intends to attend the Oxford taikai, see Gary for travel arrangements
  •    Tues 29 May , Gary will be there to train with our usual class
  •   Sat 2 June, no class as there is a karate world championship being held in the Hospital halls, could be a good venue to watch.
  •   Sun 3 June, karate venue still on but there will be a practice at UWIC as usual
Sorry no pics iMac dead, laptop playing silly buggers and ipad somewhere in house ....but where?, drink and loss women ( I wish), well the drink anyway...hang on got an old pic off this blog site, our last club trip to La France, Carcasonne


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Trip to Bristol - Pick up

Those of you wanting a lift. Meet at Hospital carpark 1745hrs. Can take 3...or 4 if bags on knees. Great practice this morning. See you Tues.


Friday, December 09, 2011

Early start Dec 13 for Christmas party


Please remember that there will be a short Practice next Tues starting at 1900 - 2000hrs, thence to Restaurant for meal.