Members’ Area

Member Documents / Policies

To enable the club to run as efficiently as possible we make all of the documents that you might need nice and easy to find, so all you need to do is select the document you need, download it then print it out… simples!!

Please select from the below to find the items you need.

Member Resources

An important part of the study of karate is access to the right information. The below links will provide you with everything that you need up to Brown Belt.

Equipment

There is very little equipment required for the practice of karate: so long as you have your body and some space to move then you can practice something. There are of course some items that are required in terms of being part of the club or for safety purposes, and other items that you may wish to own. We can recommend suppliers, but can usually source items more cheaply for you (the only items we will not supply are practice weapons, which we can give you the correct suppliers for).

Essential Equipment

License and Grading Record Book

Recommended Equipment

Student Karate Gi (suit)
Drawstring bag

Essential Equipment

License and Grading Record Book
Student Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment

License and Grading Record Book
Student Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment

All
License and Grading Record Book
Student Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Drawstring bag

Juniors
Kumite Mitts

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Gum-shield
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment

All
License and Grading Record Book
Student Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Drawstring bag

Juniors
Kumite Mitts

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Gum-shield
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment

All
License and Grading Record Book
Student Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Drawstring bag

Juniors
Kumite Mitts

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Gum-shield
Sparring Mitts
Groin Guard (male and female)
Head Guard
Chest Guard (female)
Forearm Pads
Shin/Instep Pads
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment

All
License and Grading Record Book
Student Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Drawstring bag

Juniors
Kumite Mitts

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Gum-shield
Sparring Mitts
Groin Guard (male and female)
Head Guard
Chest Guard (female)
Forearm Pads
Shin/Instep Pads
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment

All
License and Grading Record Book
Student Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Gum-shield
Sparring Mitts
Groin Guard (male and female)
Drawstring bag

Juniors
Kumite Mitts

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Instructor Karate Gi
Bo staff
Head Guard
Boxing gloves
MMA Gloves
Chest Guard (female)
Forearm Pads
Shin/Instep Pads
Krav Maga protective vest
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment

All
License and Grading Record Book
Instructor Karate Gi
Bushido Hombu Badge
Gum-shield
Sparring Mitts
Groin Guard (male and female)
Head Guard
Boxing gloves
MMA Gloves
Chest Guard (female)
Krav Maga protective vest
Bo staff
Drawstring bag

Juniors
Kumite Mitts

Recommended Equipment

Club Book
Forearm Pads
Shin/Instep Pads
Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
Bushido Hombu Hoodie
Sai
Nun-chaku
Bokken
Jo Staff
Tonfa
Kama
Kali Sticks
Training knife
Rubber hand gun

This list has been compiled not as a shopping list, but to help members to assess what equipment would be most useful.  Aside from a few compulsory items such as license and badge all items can be bought either from your instructor or any other place you can find an item on sale (provided they meet any safety and colour requirements that we have).

There are obviously a lot more karate/martial arts related items that can be found for sale, so this list is intended to focus your investments on items that will be of most use.  If there is any other training equipment, clothing etc that you would be interested in but is not listed, please feel free to discuss with an instructor as to whether it would be of use or for recommendations on the best places for purchase, we may also add it to the list!

Instructors' Training Programme

This section provides useful templates and examples for those working towards an Instructor or Assistant Instructor qualification.

Templates:

Assessment/Grading Dates

 

Dojo Assessments for Beginner to 4th Kyu

All members of the Hombu dojo are required to attend these sessions, whether you believe you deserve to move up a grade or not. The purpose of the assessments is to align our dojo and therefore we assess you as a group rather than individuals. All members must attend with their grade record book, as without this no promotion will be awarded.

4th Kyu and above should be in attendance to assist with the running of the assessment and provide additional coaching and support for the members being assessed. Should the assessment be completed before the dojo closes there will be the opportunity either to study items that have been picked up during the assessment as needing additional attention, or run through a mock grading for your next belt.

 

The assessments will be held in our Wheatfields School Dojo at 6:30pm on the following dates:

2018:    19th February  2018        25th June 2018   29th October 2018

2019:    25th February 2019      24th June 2019    28th October 2019

 

We aim to complete all assessments up to 6th Kyu by 7:30pm, and the remainder of the grades by 8:30pm.

 

Brown and Black Belt Official Gradings

All members of 4th Kyu and above are welcome to these grading sessions to enable group comparison, diversity of partners and most importantly increased levels of spirit and energy in the dojo. It is also a great opportunity to show support to your karate brothers and sisters! These sessions take 1-2 hours.

Participation will be varied and depend upon attendance and space within the dojo.

 

Gradings will be held in the Westminster Lodge Dojo at 8pm on the following dates:

2018:    22nd March 2018            25th October 2018

2019:    25th April 2019             31st October 2019

 

Assessment/Grading Results

Those marked with * have been promoted in the latest assessment.

10th Kyu

White Belt

Simi Adeyemi

Osman Khan

Harry McPartlin

 9th Kyu

White & Orange Stripe Belt

Jensen Lee-Owen

Sajjad Naqvi

Hugo Redel

Orange Belt

Andreas Rodriguez

 8th Kyu

White & Red Stripe Belt

Tadi Fernando

Ansh Trivedi

Red Belt

Ben Hawker

Cian Stylianou

 7th Kyu

White & Yellow Stripe Belt

Mati Markowicz

Dylan Musson

Eliza Redding

Daniel Rimmer

Yellow Belt

Ismaeel Khan

6th Kyu

White & Green Stripe Belt

Matthew Lee

Gaurav Shiva

Green Belt

Connor Lee-Owen

 5th Kyu

White & Blue Stripe Belt

William Gee

Blue Belt

Christina Fowler

Sayd Khan

Helen Redding

 4th Kyu

White & Purple Stripe Belt

n/a

Purple Belt

Emily Bloomfield

Mark Cripps

Paul Markowicz

Miro Pecucha

Hektor Redel

Sylvia Rodriguez

Yolanda Rodriguez

Fiona Scrimgeour

 3rd Kyu

Brown Belt

Nikolai Cherniaev

Adam Gosling

Melissa Graham

Ilyas Monadi

Leo Ortiz

Gilberto Rodriguez

Jasper Walsh

Jim Walsh

Karly West

 2nd Kyu

Brown & White Stripe Belt

Chris Bloomfield

Adam Graham

Romy Ortiz

Maciej Redel

Sarah Tan*

1st Kyu

Brown & Red Stripe Belt

Colin Archibald

Alex Owen

Martin Supak

Philip Taylor

Shodan-ho (Apprentice)

Black & White Stripe Belt

Kyran Gosling

Shodan

Black Belt

Barrie Lowther

Dessi Walsh

Sandan

Black Belt

Joe Pletersky