Salisbury Grading will now take place on Sunday 1 April. Arrive 11.45 for a lesson 12noon-1pm. This is a brown and black belt course centre so students can get their cards signed. For this occasion only (due to Exeter grading being cancelled) we will be allowing those eligible to grade for 1st Dan (no 2nd Dan or above gradings). If you fail your grade you can still grade in Swindon on Sunday 22 April.
If you intend on grading for 1st Dan please text or call Sensei Cole in advance on 07557532676.
The Exeter Grading has now be rearranged for Saturday 10 March. Arrive at 9.45am for a lesson 10am-11am. Gradings start at 11am. This lesson is still a brown and black belt course but unfortunately we won’t be able to hold any black belt gradings on this date due to time restraints. The next black belt grading is 22 April in Swindon.
If you need further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Because of the bad weather we have been unable to contact anyone at the sports centre. We will have to cancel the gradings in Exeter on Saturday 3 March. Hopefully we can rearrange for Saturday 10 March. Confirmation will be sent out later this week.
Unfortunately due to the severe weather conditions we will be cancelling the Salisbury grading. We will be in touch with all those planning to grade with an alternative date soon.
Thank you for your understanding.
At the moment both Salisbury and Exeter Gradings will go ahead as planned this weekend. We will be monitoring the weather conditions closely, as our students safety is our priority. We will let you know as soon as possible of any cancelled grading and will post updates on our website and facebook page.
The SSKA has some very sad news. One of our Senior Instructors and good friend Sensei Keith Thomas passed away peacefully last night (Thursday 15 February). Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family.
Following the success of our 2018 competition, we are launching our Kata & Kumite Competition which takes place on Sunday 14 July at Dorcan Recreation Complex, Swindon.
Applications are now open and forms can be downloaded here.
Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. All competitors will receive a certificate and a medal. Gum Shields, Mitts and Shin Guards must be worn when competing in kumite.
Prices: Competitors: £15.00 per person per entry. Spectators: £5.00 per person
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY IS SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2019
If you were previously a member of the SSKA we are offering you the opportunity to return to the SSKA without having to pay a membership fee. Simply renew your licence for the current year and return at your current grade.
Ex-members can also take advantage of one FREE lesson at our Swindon Dojo training with Sensei Cole. Lessons are fortnightly starting from Wednesday 10th January, 7-9pm at Lawn Manor Academy (aka Churchfields School) Salcombe Grove, Swindon SN3 1ER.
For further information contact email@example.com or call or text Sensei Cole on 07557 532676.
Our FREE instructors course takes place at Dorcan Recreation Complex, St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, SN3 5BY from 3pm-5pm on Sunday 21 January. This course is for all instructors, including junior instructors as well as anyone who would like to become an instructor and run an SSKA club.
The course will give you ideas about teaching your students and advice on promoting your club. We will also be covering judging and refereeing in preparation for the SSKA competition. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SSKA would like to wish all its members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018!