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hi we will be training next tuesday (29th March), junior class at 5.30pm and seniors at 6.45pm. Monday classes can join in on Tuesday classes

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

heres a great video of a 7yr old doing Kankudai, this is very similar to our Kushanku.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65QCHZDXKmA&feature=player_detailpage

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Sunday, February 28, 2016

I would like to welcome the new students and old students back.It has been a hot start to this years training.I have...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hi everyone, please bring a drink bottle for training, make sure your are drinking plenty duing the day.Next week we...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

heres a good workout to get you all ready for karatehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=936PUE58PcI

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Friday, January 29, 2016

Hi Everyone, we will keep training Tuesday and Thursday 6-7.30pm for next week.We will start the full timetable on the...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Friday, January 29, 2016

hi everyone, Happy new year, I hope you are enjoying your holidays.Next week we start back our casual trainings on...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It is with sadness today Sensei Pat McGregor passed away after a short illness.Pat was a senior member of the JKF Goju...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A big thanks for everyone who could make the Christmas Party. Lots of great food and plenty of fun. The slippery slide...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

hi Everyone, next Monday and Tuesday 14/15th December are our last two days of karate training for the year, normal...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HK3_fOsN7Y&feature=player_embeddedIppon Kumite 1-10

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Thursday, November 26, 2015

We have had a great weekend training with the Hamilton Wado Kai and Sensei Tatagi and Sensei Sonoda from the JKF Wado...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Monday, November 23, 2015

Hiwe have a busy few weeks ahead, December gradings for Juniors, keep on track with your training.This year we had...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Monday, November 16, 2015

Hi everyone, some of you will have a very busy month with your NCEA exams, please make this your priority. Good luck.

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Monday, November 2, 2015

hi everyone I hope you enjoyed your break.we have a busy term coming up, so hope to see you all back.Also we will start back the squad trainings this week on Friday

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Its been a busy couple of weeks with some community activities. I have had a lot of fun teaching the Riverdale school...

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Thursday, September 24, 2015

A great weekend of training with Sensei Norma Foster and Sensei Toby Threadgill.Thanks to Hamilton Wado Kai for organising this training, great bunch of people from Aikido, Jiujitsu &TSYR.

Posted by Karate Palmerston North on Sunday, August 30, 2015

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2011 Term 2 Newsletter


Welcome everyone, this year is flying.
Over the last term there have been some awesome new students showing great promise and enthusiasm.
The second term will require some hard work with your karate. It is important we are continuously improving.
This cold weather is arriving now and the bugs that go with it. There will also be a new flu going around (probable with a new name). So if you are feeling sick then stay at home until you are better. And while you are training with us, please make sure you have good hygiene.

Karate suits (Gi's):
Please let me know if you have any old gi's at home we can pass them onto our new students. I can also order new gi's.

Grading's:
This term most of the students will be sitting there grading's.
Gradings will test your knowledge, skill, fitness and karate spirit.
Sometimes you will fly through some grading's, and sometimes you will struggle, That's how it is in life.

Karate etiquette:
Make sure you are clean and tidy; bring your good manners and do your best, bad attitude will not be tolerated.

Fees:
I will soon be handing out term 2 fees; this will include grading fees.
Prompt payment would be appreciated. We do have Internet banking.
Our family discounts are 50% per extra member. The minimum charge per term is based on 1 nights training per week, any less and it is probable not worth training, so let me know if you are going away during the term and I can adjust fees.

Term 2 Events:
Waikato champs 3rd July-Hamilton
NZ Nationals 16-17th July-Wellington
Sugihara Cup 23rd July-Auckland
Sensei Robbie Smith will also make a visit this term. Date to be confirmed.

Squad training's:
This term there will be more regular Squad training's to prepare for the tournaments.
Trainings will be held most Friday evenings (6.00-8.00PM). The cost for these is $5.
Other clubs also attend these squad training's.
Training is free-sparring/drills (Kumite)
Let me know if you are keen, it is physical and there will be bumps and bruises.

Car parking:
I know is can get busy, so I will try and finish the lesson's on time so there is a 10 minute gap between classes. If you do use our driveway to do a drop off, please make sure you don't block my neighbour.

House progress:
The house progress is moving along; my next project is putting in new steps.
If you have any suggestion for things let me know.

Karate website:
Don't forget our website for news and information.
www.karatekids.co.nz

Train hard, do your best and no excuses; remember there are "no secrets but just hard training".

Regards,
Gregor McLachlan

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Regards,
Gregor McLachlan