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Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta, 7th Dan JKA
Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta
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News 2009

November 2009

Kyu Grade Championships

Stevenage Karate Club had some great successes at the 2009 JKA National Kyu Grade Championships! Congratulations to the following students who won medals at the Kyu Grade Championships:

  • Charlotte Lopez (age 11), Gold medals in both Kata and Kumite
  • Arabella Cutts (age 11), Gold medal in Kumite, plus trophy for best junior female
  • Sandy Tse (age 21), Gold medal in Kumite, plus trophy for best senior female
  • Kev Marchant (age 30), Silver medal in Kumite and 4th place in Kata
  • Julie Lopez (age 43), Bronze medal in Kumite and 4th place in Kata
  • Laetitia Alexandre (age 28), Bronze medal in Kata

JKA National Championships (Kyu Grades) 2009 - Medallists
From left: Julie, Laetitia, Charlotte, Arabella, Sandy, Kev For our Facebook users who are Lynn's 'friend' you can see more pictures here!

August 2009

Dan Gradings

After months of hard training congratulations to Dave Thomas who attained his 1st Dan (Shodan) and to Steve Rowe who attained his 2nd Dan (Nidan). Well done both of you!

July 2009

National Championships

Congratulations to Jo Martin who came second in this years JKA National Championships in Junior Male Individual Kumite 16 to 18 years.

May 2009

Lydie gets Nidan

Congratulations to Lydie who successfully passed her 2nd Dan grading.

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