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.




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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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 Monday 24th June for our quarterly dojo assessment. 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
  • Maxi Ansell*
  • Pavlos Crawford
  • Elena Crawford*
  • Alexander Gow*
  • Sofia Tombazidou-Crawford*
Orange Belt

8th Kyu

White & Red Stripe Belt
  • Oliver Brice*

Red Belt

  • Joel Arun*

7th Kyu

White & Yellow Stripe Belt
  • Rosie Cripps*
  • Arun George John*
  • Jensen Lee-Owen*
  • Hugo Redel*
Yellow Belt
  • Lily Tan*
  • Leo Wang*
  • Roger Wang*

6th Kyu

White & Green Stripe Belt
  • Harry McPartlin*
  • Tadi Fernando*
Green Belt
  • Jay Brice*
  • Rhea Joshi*

5th Kyu

White & Blue Stripe Belt
  • Mati Markowicz*
Blue Belt
  • n/a

4th Kyu

White & Purple Stripe Belt
  • n/a
Purple Belt
  • William Gee
  • Matthew Lee
  • Connor Lee-Owen*
  • Dylan Musson*
  • Hektor Redel
  • Paulina Redel*
  • Gaurav Shiva*

3rd Kyu

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

2nd Kyu

Brown & White Stripe Belt
  • Ilyas Monadi 
  • Jasper Walsh

1st Kyu

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

Shodan-ho (Apprentice)

Black & White Stripe Belt
  • n/a


Black Belt
  • Barrie Lowther
  • Alex Owen
  • Dessi Walsh


Black Belt
  • n/a


Black Belt
  • Joe Pletersky