The first is Kion (Technique) and Kata (Form), these make up our grading syllabus taking students from absolute beginners to 1st
Dan black belt within 5 years of continuous training.
The second is Kumite (Fighting), for this, we hold multiple fixtures across the year. The best fighters in this year will then be entered into the West Yorkshire Open in Winter, if they are successful in this event, they will be entered into a British Open competition in Spring.
Our aim is for students to take up Karate in either one of our Primary Academies or in Year 7 at one of our Secondary Academies and to achieve their Cadet 1st Dan black belt before they leave their academy.
Our Karate coach (Matt Blakeway) first started Karate in 2000, in 2006 he received his Cadet 1st Dan. Since then, our coach has set up his own Karate club in Selby and achieved his Senior 1st Dan, followed by his 2nd Dan and in 2017 his 3rd Dan. Our Karate coach has also train and fought in Ju-Jitsu and Muay Thai.