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.

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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Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus

Recommended Equipment:

  • Student Karate Gi (suit)
  • Drawstring bag

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus
  • Student Karate Gi
  • Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment:

  • Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  • Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus
  • Student Karate Gi
  • Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment:

  • Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  • Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus
  • Student Karate Gi
  • Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment:

  • Sparring Mitts
  • Gum-shield
  • Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  • Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus
  • Student Karate Gi
  • Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment:

  • Sparring Mitts
  • Gum-shield
  • Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  • Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus
  • Student Karate Gi
  • Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment:

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

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus
  • Student Karate Gi
  • Drawstring bag
  • Sparring Mitts
  • Gum-shield
  • Groin Guard (male and female)

Recommended Equipment:

  • Head Guard
  • Chest Guard (female)
  • Forearm Pads
  • Shin/Instep Pads
  • Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  • Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Syllabus
  • Heavy-weight Karate Gi with Bushido badge
  • Drawstring bag
  • Sparring Mitts
  • Gum-shield
  • Groin Guard (male and female)
  • Tapered Bo (or Jo for those under 5ft tall)

Recommended Equipment:

  • White heavy-weight Karate Gi with Bushido badge
  • Head Guard
  • Boxing gloves
  • MMA Gloves
  • Chest Guard (female)
  • Forearm Pads
  • Shin/Instep Pads
  • Strike shield/punch bag
  • Focus Mitts
  • Krav Maga protective vest
  • Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  • Bushido Hombu Hoodie

Essential Equipment:

  • Grading Record Book
  • Heavy-weight Karate Gi with Bushido badge
  • White heavy-weight Karate Gi with Bushido 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
  • Tonfa
  • Sai
  • Drawstring bag

Recommended Equipment:

  • Forearm Pads
  • Shin/Instep Pads
  • Bushido Hombu T-Shirt
  • Bushido Hombu Hoodie
  • Nun-chaku
  • Bokken
  • Jo Staff
  • 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:

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 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:

2019:    25th April 2019             31st October 2019

 

 

Well done to all those who attended on Thursday 25th April for our bi-annual brown belt grading. Many have been promoted to new grades/belts in order to ensure that the experience and abilities within the dojo set the hierarchy. Those marked with * have been promoted in this assessment.

 

Current Members’ Grades

10th Kyu

White Belt
  • n/a

9th Kyu

White & Orange Stripe Belt
  • Pavlos Crawford
Orange Belt
  • Joel Arun
  • Oliver Brice

8th Kyu

White & Red Stripe Belt
  • n/a

Red Belt

  • Arunima Arun
  • Rosie Cripps
  • Amy Fowler
  • Lilly Fowler
  • Arun George John
  • Jensen Lee-Owen
  • Hugo Redel
  • Lily Tan
  • Leo Wang
  • Roger Wang

7th Kyu

White & Yellow Stripe Belt
  • n/a
Yellow Belt
  • Jay Brice
  • Tadi Fernando
  • Rhea Joshi
  • Harry McPartlin

6th Kyu

White & Green Stripe Belt
  • n/a
Green Belt
  • Mati Markowicz

5th Kyu

White & Blue Stripe Belt
  • n/a
Blue Belt
  • Dylan Musson
  • Eliza Redding
  • Paulina Redel
  • Gaurav Shiva

4th Kyu

White & Purple Stripe Belt
  • Connor Lee-Owen
Purple Belt
  • Hektor Redel
  • William Gee
  • Matthew Lee

3rd Kyu

Brown Belt
  • Nikolai Cherniaev
  • Mark Cripps
  • Paul Markowicz
  • Leo Ortiz
  • Stephen Papendorf
  • Gilberto Rodriguez
  • Karly West
  • Christina Fowler *
  • Helen Redding *

2nd Kyu

Brown & White Stripe Belt
  • Jasper Walsh
  • Fiona Scrimgeour *
  • Ilyas Monadi *

1st Kyu

Brown & Red Stripe Belt
  • Colin Archibald
  • Chris Bloomfield
  • Maciej Redel
  • Sarah Tan
  • Philip Taylor
  • Jim Walsh *
  • Adam Graham *
  • Romy Ortiz *

Shodan-ho (Apprentice)

Black & White Stripe Belt
  • Kyran Gosling

Shodan

Black Belt
  • Barrie Lowther
  • Dessi Walsh
  • Alex Owen *

Nidan

Black Belt
  • n/a

Sandan

Black Belt
  • Joe Pletersky