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SUMMER CAMP Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th June 2017

Summer camp consists of a full residential training camp from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and is open to all students (including Diddy Deshi sessions for under 8 year olds).

Training will suit all levels of ability, and Junior and Diddy Deshi students will be supervised at all times.

VENUE: Restrop & Weavers Lodge, Blackland Farm, Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4HP
FULL CAMP START: Friday 23rd June at 7:00pm (arrive 6:30‐7:00pm)
FINISH: Sunday 25th June 3:00pm

DIDDY DESHI SESSIONS (students under 8 years old can attend the following session)
Saturday 24th June – 2pm to 4pm

Training will be designed to suit different levels of ability
Junior and Diddy Deshi students will be supervised at all times
There will be a light meal when students arrive on Friday evening (soup and bread)
Emergency contact numbers: Caroline Gibbs: 07889 237137 – Chelle Marle 07810 771737 – Jason Marle: 07900 650267 – Piero Barba 07919 287097

BRING: Sun protection creams, clothing for all weathers, Gi’s, and trainers (remember your clothing and trainers will get dirty). For full camp also bring: sleeping bag, washing materials, toothbrush, toothpaste and towel (full list available upon request).

Full camp for adult student £45
Full camp for junior student £40
Diddy Deshi sessions ‐ £5

REGISTRATION: (download here)
Please return the form by Friday 9th June to your instructor.
Please note:  report when you arrive and leave camp to the Registrar (Chelle Marle).

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