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Caithness News Bulletins February 2005
CAITHNESS “TORA-KAI” KARATE CLUB
Despite bad weather causing a few transport difficulties, an exceptionally good turn-out was experienced for the clubs annual childrens tournament on Saturday 19th February 2005. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded in a total number of 14 events. Senior members and Instructors also gave various demonstrations throughout the course of the day.
competed in the “Kata” (formal exercises) and the various forms of
“Kumite” (sparring) relevant to age and grade. Emphasis was placed on good
basic techniques and body movement that are most important in effective
defence and attack situations. This gives the youngsters a more practical
approach to self defence in the long term, rather than “sparring for
Age 9 – 11, White Belt Kata
Under 9, 9th Kyu – 8th Kyu Kata
Age 9 – 11, 9th Kyu – 8th Kyu Kata
Under 9, 7th Kyu – 6th Kyu Kata
Age 9 – 11, 7th Kyu – 6th Kyu Kata
Age 9 – 11, 5th Kyu – 1st Kyu Kata
Age 9 – 11, White Belt – 8th Kyu Kumite
7th Kyu Kumite
6th Kyu – 5th Kyu Kumite
Age 9 – 11, 5th Kyu – 1st Kyu Kumite
Age 12 – 14, Brown Belt Kumite winner, Holly Owen.
Childrens classes are held on Saturdays in Wick Assembly Rooms at 11.00 am and 12 noon. Classes are held in Thurso on Mondays at 6.00pm in the British Legion Hall and Thursdays at 6.00pm in Mount Pleasant School Hall. For further details phone M.Tait on 01955 605865.