Members' Area

Useful Documents

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.

Resources & Information

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.

 

Instructors’ Training Programme

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

 

Templates:

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).

 

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Club Grades

Its all about the experience and hierarchy within the dojo

There are no universal standards within martial arts and this has led to wide ranging debate around validity of belts and grades within groups.  

Within the Bushido Hombu dojo we have taken an approach that some would say goes against tradition, however in reality it is closer to how progression would have historically been viewed before the belt system was adopted (which is only just over 100 years ago).

“In Okinawa belt only for holding up trousers” – Mr Miyagi (the original Karate Kid movie)

We see each member as progressing on their own path of karate, with the belt purely signifying the stage at which they are at.  We do not therefore try to artificially tie a belt colour to a standard, instead we base it upon experience and effort.  Through perseverance and completing the number of hours official training, each grade is achieved.  If it is considered that appropriate effort has not been displayed within the dojo, the number of hours required to complete the next belt is increased to take account of this.  

Taking this approach means that our grades are relevant within our dojo and create a hierarchy to help all members progress, with a clear view of who to approach for assistance and advice.  This then aligns with our training plan (syllabus) to build martial artists who commit to the art and progress at their own pace.

 

Current Members’ Grades

Congratulations to those marked with * as having recently been promoted through completion of our requirements and consistent effort within our dojos.

12th Kyu

White Belt
  • Kamron Archibald*
  • Grace Ilott*
  • Alfie Hemming-Nash*
  • James Archibald*
  • Isabella Miles*

11th Kyu

White Belt – 1 black tag
  • n/a

10th Kyu

White Belt – 2 black tags
  • n/a

9th Kyu

White & Orange Stripe Belt
  • Indiah Fusari
  • Olivia Fusari
  • Filip Hotala
  • Jemima Murphy
  • Martha Richards
Orange Belt
Pavlos Crawford
Grzegorz Hotala
Victoria Pennington
Suzanne Richards
Sofia Tombazidou-Crawford

8th Kyu

White & Red Stripe Belt
  • n/a

Red Belt

  • Holly Cowan
  • Maxi Ansell*

7th Kyu

White & Yellow Stripe Belt
  • n/a
Yellow Belt
  • Joel Arun
  • Dima Corduneanu
  • Arun George John

6th Kyu

White & Green Stripe Belt
  • Rosie Cripps
  • Jensen Lee-Owen
  •  
  • Green Belt
  • Hugo Redel*
  •  

5th Kyu

White & Blue Stripe Belt
  • Tadi Fernando
  • Harry McPartlin
Blue Belt
Leo Wang
Roger Wang

4th Kyu

White & Purple Stripe Belt
  • n/a
Purple Belt
  • Matthew Lee
  • Dylan Musson
  • Rhea Joshi*
  • Mati Markowicz*
  • Lily Tan*

3rd Kyu

Brown Belt
  • Karly Archibald
  • Paul Markowicz
  • Leo Ortiz
  • Gaurav Shiva
  • Connor Lee-Owen*
  • Paulina Redel*
  • William Gee*

2nd Kyu

Brown & White Stripe Belt
  • Nikolai Cherniaev
  • Mark Cripps
  • Hektor Redel*
  • Helen Redding*
  • Christina Fowler*

1st Kyu

Brown & Red Stripe Belt
  • Maciej Redel
  • Ilyas Monadi
  • Romy Ortiz
  • Stephen Papendorf*

Shodan-ho (Apprentice)

Black & White Stripe Belt
  • Adam Graham*
  • Jasper Walsh*

Shodan

Black Belt
  • Jim Walsh
  • David Hellyer*
  • Philip Taylor*
  • Chris Bloomfield*
  • Sarah Tan*
  • Fiona Scrimgeour*

Nidan

Black Belt
  • Dessi Walsh*
  • Colin Archibald*

Sandan

Black Belt
  • Alex Owen*

Yondan

Black Belt
  • Joe Pletersky*
  • Barrie Lowther*