Rochford Shotokan : October 2004 News
Publisher: R A Bertie

Rochfords go Bronze!!

At the Shotokan Cup in Chesterfield last week, among those who did especially well on the day were Richard Bertie who came away with a Bronze medal. It was in the earlier elimination rounds that we saw a glimpse of Richard's devastating speed power and ultimate control, delivering a combination that had the crowd bursting into instant applause and his opponent congratulating him (presumably for not taking his head off with the mawashi geri jodan that was just delivered to his head). Daniel Almassi only returned a few months ago and has carried on where he left off with his winning ways. In his second competition he picked up another Bronze medal for Rochfords. Miles Stovold made it through two rounds of the senior kumite as did Daniel Charles, Rohan Verma and Sheldon Morgan in their categories.

Richard kept up his record of getting to the semi finals of the Kata and was again unlucky not to have got better marks for what I thought was a very solid kata, hey! I am only a little biased.Thank you to all the squad for their continual dedication : it does not go unnoticed!

Feedback please: the party

The party is for 5-10 year old members and will held be on Sunday 21st November.

Annual Competition 2004

Thank you from Emarketers. I would like to start the process of organising the annual Club Competition which will be held on Sunday 28th November. It is open to all members of Rochfords. All members who wish to take part should fill in and return the forms by October 24th.

4th Grading

The date for the final grading for the year is Sunday 7th November. The grading Examiner will be Sensei Ronnie Christopher (5th Dan). Please make sure your licence is up to date and filled in correctly, i.e. photograph, and licence form adhered to the correct pages. You must return your licence and fee on or before the date as directed on your Grading entry form.

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