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October Grading 2016

Sunday 16th October 2016 at the Triangle Olympus Leisure Centre, Triangle Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8WA


Juniors and Seniors 12.45pm (start at 1pm)
Diddy Deshi 2.45pm (start at 3pm)
Grading finishes at 5pm

For all students being put forward for promotion you will be given a grading form by your Sensei.


Etiquette and Attitude for the grading
1. Be clean.
2. Have a clean karate suit (Gi) and sparring kit
3. Wear no jewellery or watches. • If you have a ring that you can’t remove, then put tape round it.
4. Long hair must be tied back.
5. Finger and toe nails must be cut short.
6. Any clothing should be soft (i.e. have no pins or pointed catches).7. Have the correct attitude i.e. awareness, concentration, intention to give 100%effort.
8. Don’t be late (if you are late, kneel at the back of the dojo until you are told to start).

Personal development – Our core philosophy

Reiwaryu Ryushinkan Karate-Do Renmei has a simple philosophy that runs through everything we do and care about.


Personal Development

We are registered as a ‘not-for-profit organisation’, which basically means the school is run by the members for and on behalf of the membership, so everyone benefits. All teachers and officials contribute their time and energy voluntarily.

This is great news because we don’t have to get paid to do what we love.

In this modern age this is very rare. It means we can really focus on the individual development of each member and not have to maximise the profitability of the club to survive.

….So, regardless of ability, age or experience we carefully focus on each student’s personal development and that’s when we see people shine.

Trophies, medals or status – whilst on the surface are appealing – they aren’t important to us. If someone enters a class, tries their best, showing physical, mental or spiritual development, then their Karate-Do path will always be a good path.

These 3 students joined my class at a very young age. They are just a few who demonstrate how children can develop into bright young adults with the correct guidance, etiquette and approach. These students have demonstrated great spirit and commitment to their Karate training, I eagerly look forward to seeing how they develop in the next few years!


See you in the dojo – Shihan Piero Barba