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Please note there will be no training taking place at Olton Friary on Thursday 12th June.
Well done to all the Little Ninja's that successfully passed their assessment with Sensei Hegarty.

Student of the month award went to Ryan Allcock.


Solihull Karate Academy took a squad of 20 students to the recent Central Regions competition in Chesterfield - Greg Hegarty, Tom Reily, Jake Sidwell, Thomas Hegarty, Liam O'Donnell, Niall O'Sullivan, Daniel Fleming, Oliver Tobin, Luke Mussell, Aran Everill, Sandeep Singh, Komal Kaur, Niall Gilligan, Bethany Wheeler-Tyan, Graham Tobin, Kalwdeep Singh, Christopher Robinson, Aimee Robinson and Anne-Marie Tobin.

Everyone did extremely well with special mention going to Graham Tobin narrowly missing out on a medal coming 5th in the Mens Kyu grade Kata, in the same event Jake Sidwell won one of his 2 bronze medals with his second coming in the Mens Kyu grade Kumite.

A further 3 gold medals were won by Anne-Marie Tobin in the Womens Kyu grade Kata, Niall Gilligan in the 10-11 Boys Kumite and Sensei Hegarty in the Mens Dan grade Kumite.

A final gold medal was won in the Team Kumite event by Jake Sidwell, Tom Reily and Sensei Hegarty.


The Squad


Jake Sidwell winning his first Bronze medal in the Mens Kyu grade Kata
Jake Sidwell's second Bronze medal for the Mens Kyu grade Kumite



Anne-Marie Tobin with her Gold medal for the Womens Kyu grade Kata


Niall Gilligan with his Gold medal for the 10-11 Boys Kumite


Sensei Hegarty with his Gold medal for the Mens Dan grade Kumite


Tom Reilly, Sensei Hegarty and Jake Sidwell with their Gold medals for the Team Kumite

Little Ninja's Monthly Assessment

Well done to all the Little Ninja's that successfully passed their assessment with Sensei Hegarty.

nov2Pictured left to right;

Raj Ropra, Dzia Saedon, Cohen Dillion, Samuel Hughes  (sitting)
Sam Rose, Connall Everill, Leilan Jones, Finlay Mason, Charlie Day
Megan Roberts, Adam Ladha, William Hughes, Lola Adesanya

Student of the Month Award


This month the award was presented to Finlay Mason

We were pleased to have Sensei Garry Harford 7th Dan to grade our students on 7th September 2013.

Sensei Harford taking the class before the grading starts.


Sensei Harford helping Aran with his Kata.


Sensei Harford putting Sensei Hegarty through his paces.


Its just all too much for Sunny!


34 students took part in the grading and we are pleased to say that eveyone passed.

A special mention must go to Graham Tobin who after impressing Sensi Harford was DOUBLE graded.
Well done Graham!

At every grading we award a shield for the 'Most Outstanding Student'.  This prestigious award is kept for 3 months until the next grading and the winner has their name engraved on the shield as a lasting record of their achievement.

On this occasion the shield was awarded to Georgie Ryatt.


Georgie not only performed well on the day of the grading but always puts 100% into every class she attends! 
Well done Georgie, keep up the fantastic work!