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Posted November 8, 2008 7:54 pm
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Shaun

Hi,
The new website is up and running and we hope you like it. There are loads of errors, bugs and broken links to fix, so bear with us and we will try and sort them out over the coming weeks.
Shaun.
:D

Posted November 8, 2008 12:51 pm

Lesley

Well done to all those people involved in creating the new-look website. It's the best time-waster ever - it took me well over an hour just to read Simon's piece 'cos I kept getting diverted by all the different links!! Very interesting, absorbing, and clever. :D

Posted November 6, 2008 3:00 pm
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Raymond

Guys you have done an AMAZING job on the new look website!!!!!!!!

Think there are going to be very few martial arts sites that would even come close!

All the best
Raymond

Posted November 6, 2008 2:14 pm

Philip (aka Muriel)

love the new website... just waiting for the jujitsu pictures to be up :D

and cathy.. im 17 not 16 :x

Posted November 5, 2008 10:47 am

Lesley

Simon, well done as new Student of the Month. It made a very interesting and fun read. Well deserved.

:)

Location: Belfast - Posted November 4, 2008 3:54 pm
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Raymond

Congratulations Simon on becoming "Student of the Month". Well done mate, you deserve it for all the hard work you put in with your training.

Of course, it could also be argued that you deserve compensation for the torrent of abuse regularly posted, but being a true athlete like myself, having honed your body, mind and soul over years of scientifically balanced food and beverage intake (expertly put me thinks)the rewards are now being reaped. Healthy body, sick mind! Besides, the good thing about being big boned is there is more of us to fall on the skinny ones :lol

Anyway, good work fella, and keep it going, will hopefully be over for a training session and beer early in the new year!

Remember, next time SLF are in town, there is always a bed for you!!

All the best,
Raymond

Location: Guildford - Posted November 4, 2008 2:10 pm

Cathy

The website looks great and is full of interesting information for anyone thinking of taking up a matial art. Well done chaps! One small point..... It may be just my age but aren't women called "women" not "ladies"? As some may be quick to point out I'm no lady! :)

Posted November 3, 2008 9:54 pm

Glyn

Well, just a quick thank you for the Ju Jitsu course yesterday. It was fantastic as usual and entertaining too.
Well done on the web site!!! it works very well and very clear. I can see lots of work and thought have been put into the content and layout and reads much better.
Well done everyone :D

Posted November 3, 2008 4:11 pm

Lesley

THANK YOU Corin, for organizing such a great Jujitsu course yesterday with Kevin McCann. Who would have thought, for example, that being thrown onto the mat and then held in some sort of lock or other would have been so much fun!!! (Thanks for some great pairwork, Cathy).

Location: Back in Rainy Norn Iron - Posted October 30, 2008 6:36 pm
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Raymond Montgomery

Yes, Well Done Philip (aka Muriel). Good on ya for putting the effort in - see it all pays off in the end! You don't get anywhere in life without blood, sweat and tears....ohh and a bit of crochet, eh Philip?? lol

Congrats!
Raymond

Location: Guildford - Posted October 29, 2008 9:33 am

Cathy

And congratulations to Philip on his purple belt. Particularly impressive was the fact that he turned out at 8.30am on a saturday morning 3 weeks running to practise in the run up to the grading. Is he really 16? :eek:

Posted October 25, 2008 5:18 pm

Lesley

Oops! Thought I'd better get this message in before your celebratory week's out. So, a very well done and congratulations to Cathy, Simon and Jack on achieving 3rd Kyu last Sunday. Also well done Becky on getting your Red Belt. You're on your way too now! :D :D :D :D

Posted October 23, 2008 6:31 pm
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Shaun

Hi Raymond.
Good to hear from you again, have you moved to Belgium now?!!
I agree with your posting and well done to Cathy, Jack and Simon on their well deserved Brown belts.
The website will be back up and running by next weekend I hope, which is the start of November. In fact I promise! ;)
Cheers
Shaun

Location: Rainy Belgium - Posted October 21, 2008 9:05 am
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Raymond Montgomery

Hi Guys

Just wanted to congratulate Cathy and Simon on achieving their Brown belts - well done guys!! Really wish i was there grading with you - maybe someday eh?

Well done to everyone else who graded too! Keep up the good work and enjoy your training :D

Cheers
Raymond

Posted October 19, 2008 10:30 pm

Glyn Curtis

Well done guys and girls on passing your gradings today! progress is really being made so keep up the good work ;-)

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset - Posted September 30, 2008 4:16 pm
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Gordon Fong

I second Corin's comments. Peter was very surprised and happy with the large turnout. he hopes that people have been bitten by the bug and continue on the basics.

Posted September 30, 2008 9:17 am

Admin

A huge thanks to both the 30+ students who turned up to train on the Batto Jutso sword course on Sunday and especially to Sensei Peter Edwards 6th Dan. :D
Make the most of the cube on the homepage, as an executive decision has been made (well, Graham and Corin!) to remove it! Apparently it takes too long to load..... :eek:

Location: florida - Posted September 12, 2008 4:17 pm
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broward college kenpo karate club

Wonderful website.
We thank you.

with courtesy,
Michael Nolan
Broward College Kenpo,

Location: Durban - SA - Posted August 8, 2008 9:07 am
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Tyson

Congratulations Glyn! I knew you had it in you. Also congrats to Shaun and Amir, guess you guys will be blackbelted soon.
I've still not found a club to train with out here, but do practice at home. It's not the same though. I did meet a fellow recently who does shotokan and have agreed to do some sparing and exchange a few katas.
hope everyone is well and Corin it looks like the club is doing fantastic as always.
keep training hard....Tyson

Location: Bournemouth - Posted July 28, 2008 3:56 pm
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Gordon Fong

Well done Glyn. Excellent news and good for the club as well.

Location: Antrim - Posted July 25, 2008 8:55 pm
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Raymond

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to Glyn for achieving his Dan grade. Well done mate :)
You deserve it after the constant hard work you have put in and your dedication to the club. You are an inspiration to the rest of us - especially the younger member of the club like Simon and myself....lol

Well Done, wish i was there for the celebratory drink.

Raymond

Posted July 25, 2008 8:08 pm

News at Ten

*BREAKING NEWS*
Bong - Dan Gradings held today at end of 6 day Summer Course in Devon.
Bong - Glyn takes 1st Dan examination.
Bong - He's only gone and passed first time!

Posted July 3, 2008 3:46 pm
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Amir

Hi all. I would just like to say I really enjoyed the session last Sunday which ended with slapping Shaun a few times.....priceless, saves on having to beat the missus and kids.....! :D

Location: Guildford - Posted July 2, 2008 1:26 pm
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Cathy

I am very impressed by how Si's arm bends when placed under light pressure! We have agreed that next time (if there is a next time) there will be a scene entitled "Big man's revenge" in which little, old people like myself and Glyn get dumped on the hard road by the much younger and, yes, bigger Simon!

Location: Comming to find you! - Posted June 28, 2008 7:45 am

Simon

Right you lot, lets get this straight.
I'm not fat. I'm big boned!
I've invested heavily in this physique over many years. My training regime is frankly exhauting, making ultimate demands on every fibre of my body.
All so you lot can play "dump the fat boy on his arse" in Haslemere high street?
Next year I do the thumping! ;)

Location: Norn Iron - Posted June 24, 2008 8:14 am
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Raymond Montgomery

Hi everyone.

The pics from the charter fair demo look great. I must say Simon looks like he was really enjoying the position of "who can we dump on the ground". lol

Wish i was there on the day, i am sure it would have been a giggle.

Cheers
Raymond

Location: not telling..... - Posted June 22, 2008 5:12 pm

Too scared to say!!

Hi Raymond,
Good to hear from you and hope we will see you soon.
Blimey, if you've put on a stone and a half, you must be nearly as big as Simon now?!!! Scary........
:lol: :eek: :( :D

Location: hindhead - Posted June 9, 2008 6:32 pm
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harry tennent

Hello everyone at Haslemere club. Last month I went to Seni 08 and I wish Corin had been there - it was great! There were so many people I could barely see where I was going. I bought a few things like a pair of sparing gloves, a mouthguard and a helmet. Also I saw two girls knock each other out, it was funny for me but probably not for the girls! Even though I didn't see Corin I saw a sifu fight a brazillian in brazillian wrestling but sadly he lost.
It was grat - you should all go next year!

Harry

Location: Belfast - Still sunny, only 1 day of rain in 4 weeks??? - Posted May 29, 2008 8:34 am
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Raymond Montgomery

Hi Guys

Just a quick note to say hi and to say that I am missing you all - even the regular brutal beatings from Cathy :lol:

Things aren't quite going to plan here, so chances are I will be back before too long and besides I need to get back into training. Northern Ireland living has made me put on 1.5stone - all that guinness and ulster fries, and guinness, and tayto crisps, and guinness..... :ooops:

Cheers
Raymond

Location: Haslemere - Posted May 27, 2008 11:13 am

Caryl Cary

On behalf of the Haslemere Charter Fair Committee, I would like to thank you so much for bringing members of the Haslemere Karate Club to perform at the Charter Fair. They put on an absolutely marvellous display under very difficult conditions and were much appreciated by the tremendous crowds that attended the event.
However much you plan an event one cannot predict unforeseen circumstances. I saw some pictures of the stage strewn over the M25, but am only glad that there were no serious injuries!
Please pass on our thanks to all the participants.
Best wishes
Caryl

Posted May 16, 2008 10:28 pm

Corin

Glyn and Amir. You are stars and I appreciated and laughed so much at your stories over breakfast on Saturday am. I think I left an hour too early, but think you both got your monies worth at Pontins that night!
Just to let you all know that Shiomitsu Sensei has had to postpone his seminar this coming Wednesday 21st May, as he has had to fly back to Japan due to a family bereavement.
The date will be rearranged. But just to let you know the instructors course on Sunday and training on Weds will continue as normal.
See you then.
Rgds
Corin

Posted May 16, 2008 9:00 pm

Glyn Curtis

Well Pontins security have definitely not got a sense of humor! I mean so we were not staying at the resort and they said we were not allowed to partake in activities on site?
Even though we were training there? so did they really think we would go all that way and leave it like that...erm no! Amir was keen to get in too so I suggested we take the over the fence route :) At out age scaling walls is not dignified to say the least but after some effort managed to gain entry.
Well we had a lovely evening and good to be with the crowd again. The evening was going well and coming to the end we decided to get something to eat.....at this point two guys were having a bit of an argument and a few bouncers turned up, low and behold as I turned round to have a look at them....burger in mouth..looked straight into the eyes of the main bouncer who first refused us entry...should have seen the look on his face as he recognized me.....priceless!
After the lengthy story I came out with, he was not impressed that we had got in. We were promptly escorted off site peacefully as I had given him the Paddington Bear stare of warning!!! while still eating my burger....ok my second one!
Anyway I would like to thank the Instructors for a fantastic weekends training and really I enjoyed the morning run and footy, a really great weekend cheers all x

Posted May 15, 2008 9:05 am

Simon

Posted May 6, 2008 10:45 pm

Glyn Curtis

Hi All, just wanted to thank all those who participated in the demo on Monday, it was a great success and many thanks to Simon who really impressed me with his Mc Skills. Funniest thing was he had to wait an extra 20 minutes before he could exchange the mic for a pint glass and then they were closing for the day!!! so only managed a couple of half pints!
The last word has got to go to the kids, during practice of which there was lots of, I was worried for them about performing on the day. But on the day, they all gave a superb performance and showed the croud what really can be achieved in our classes!! You all deserve our respect as there are few adults that would perform to such a large croud and thank you very much for your hard work!!
The only thing that was missing on the day was the stage which fell off the lorry on the M25. So we ended up having to use the bare road as our stage and most of us are going to have to use large amounts of Vanish and soap tabs to clean our Gi's.
Thanks to you all and well done!! :D

Location: Haslemere - Posted May 5, 2008 7:00 pm

Jonathan

Hello,
I saw your demonstration today at the Haslemere Charter Fair and just wanted to say how impressed myself and my family were.
The standard of your child students was a joy to behold and they were a credit to you.
We also really enjoyed the Jujitsu bits and the knife attacks, which looked so realistic and were big crowd pleasers.
Your club came across as most professional and showed itself as a first class advert for the martial arts community.
Well done!
Jonathan.

Location: USA - Posted April 19, 2008 7:20 pm

Corin

Greetings from Sunny Florida. I'm just about to depart home and hope the flights are on time, so fingers crossed will see you in the morning at Farnham, albeit a tad jet lagged!
I just wanted to say well done to Shaun and Amir on successfully passing their 2nd Kyu's last week. I know Jack didn't make it as he got stuck in the snow, so I'm sure we can fix him up another date soon.
I had a great training session with Sensei Tyrone Pardue 5th Dan and a few of his senior students on Clearwater beach last week.
What a beautiful location that was, even though it decided to rain on us for most of the training session.
I also bumped into Monty at Universal studios one afternoon. I knew he was out there, but I didn't tell him I was going, so his face was an absolute picture.
:lol:
See you on Sunday and good luck to Jamie and Tanya, who are getting married tomorrow.
Hope some of you can make it down to Bournemouth next weekend with Gordon.

Cheers.......

Location: Bournemouth - Posted April 11, 2008 9:57 am
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Gordon Fong

Posted April 3, 2008 7:38 am

Simon

Raymond, missing you already.
Trained with Angela last night and she hits harder than you do! I'll need to explain the "Old bloke, needs to work in the morning" rules.
Joking aside, you've been great fun to train with, and will be missed. That said, I do expect free accomodation when Fingers play Belfast, so you've not seen the last of me.
Good luck and best wishes to you and your family.
:D

Location: Soon to be sunny N. Ireland - Posted April 1, 2008 1:52 pm
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Raymond

Hi Guys

Just a quick thank you to everyone for all your friendship, patience, support and laughs over the last 2 and a half years. :)

It has been a great time in my life and hopefully will get to train with you all again soon - already told Julia that when we come back to visit I am bringing my Gi. :lol:

Good luck to all of you in whatever comes your way, and who knows maybe Simon, Cathy and me will be exchanging bruises before the end of the year - in the mean time, good luck Simon, hope Cathy doesn't batter you too much...


Thank you Sensei Corin for everything.

Cheers
Raymond

Posted March 31, 2008 11:51 am
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Cathy

Raymond

Sorry I missed your last club session. Who are Simon and I going to bash now on Wednesdays or hide behind when grading? Find a club in NI quick and book your trip back at the end of the year to try for your brown belt with us....You know you want to!

All the best in your new job and keep in touch.

:D

Posted March 29, 2008 11:45 am

Corin

I just wanted to say a thanks and goodbye to Raymond, on behalf of everyone at the clubs who have known him over the past two and a half years. We'll be sorry to see you go and you've been a great student with a first class attitude to training. I know some of the guys will miss swapping a few bruises with you as well every Sunday and Wednesday!
And remember, if you're ever in England in the future and down our way passing Haslemere......then just keep on going!! ;)
Seriously, maybe we can come and train with you guys in Ireland one day and vice versa, so I'm sure we'll see you in the future. Also, well done on being student of the month. Keep training hard and enjoy being back in Ireland. All the best. Corin

Location: Pakistan - Posted March 23, 2008 9:44 pm
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Ghulam Abbas Butt

Pakistan Mrtial Arts Center is Great institute for Self defense in the World.

Posted March 13, 2008 7:56 pm

Glyn Curtis

Hi Raymondo,
Well I will be one to say that you will be sadly missed and what am I going to do with one person less to take the micky out of me.....oh so sad!
Thanks to facebook we will be able to keep in touch if the ladies will allow me the time....ha ha....if the hareem gets any bigger I'm gonna have to ask for housing benifit :-)
You are dead right about Sensei if he is reading this, I don't think it is said enough....that he is a damn fine instructor and I would know, I have had my fair share of dummies in the past and its been a breath of fresh air to find someone who puts that much effort into every lesson to keep it interesting. As well as a wealth of experience and knowledge Sensei is always willing to give that little bit extra to go out of his way to give help in anyway he can and some of you should make the most of it!!! because there are a lot of people that don't give half that dedication to their students...nuff said!
So Raymond see ya on facebook!! and will join you for a drink defo! Best wishes mate and good luck. :D

Posted March 13, 2008 11:12 am
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Raymond

Hi Guys

Just wanted to let you all know that I am going to be moving on at the beginning of April. I have been offered a job with Komatsu (decent Japanese quality) as the Warranty Manager for Northern Ireland and will be relocating back to sunny Ulster. The reason I haven't been training the last couple of weeks is due to painting the house - deep joy...

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sensei Corin for being one of the most inspirational intsrtuctors I have ever trained with. I honestly don't think people realise how much work he puts into keeping the club going with such a high level of instruction week after week, not to mention the all the guest instructors he manages to get to come to the club on a regular basis.

I have made some very good friends in the club, and you will all be missed. When I do get back into training in N.Ireland I know I won't have training buddies as good. Who are Simon and Cathy going to batter now???

Anyway, I could go on here for ages. I will be at training again next wednesday 19/3/8 and, and hopefully we can get a beer maybe after the sunday class on 30/3/8 - but we can sort that out between now and then.

I'll be keeping a regular eye on the guestbook to see how you all are getting on - and on facebook to see how many more unsuspecting young ladies Glyn managaes to recruit to his hareem. :lol:

Cheers
Raymond

Posted February 29, 2008 8:00 pm

Glyn Curtis

Just wanted to put in a quick word to say thank you to all the Sensei's who took part in the winter course with the Grand Master and who are inspirational to us all I think. Also a big thank you to Sensei Pardue who came and gave us a fantastic lesson in body core movement which was fantastic, showing the real Wado concepts of proper weight shifting and being relaxed!!! It was good to see how Sensei broke down the movements to illustrate the proper techniques.
Also, well done to Emma and Jamie for getting their Dan grades!!

Location: Headley Down - Posted February 27, 2008 10:46 pm
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Raymond

Just wanted to say thank you to Sensei Pardue for a fantastic class tonight. It was a real pleasure and privilage to get to train with yet another world class instructor, and nice bloke too!!

Thanks to Sensei Corin for making yet another great training session happen. :D

Posted February 18, 2008 5:24 pm

Robbie

Hi guys.....very nice website, one of the best Wado sites I've seen.
Keep up the good work!

Location: South Wales - Posted February 1, 2008 1:43 pm
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Sharon Roberts

Very nice website guys...Its has been a very long time since I have trained, but I'd like my children to eventually start. I guess that means I'd better find a local club to train in. Still no luck though!

Take Care All :)

Posted January 25, 2008 2:23 pm
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Raymond

Maybe Glyn does karate because he likes the "Key-i" :lol:

Posted January 24, 2008 11:38 pm

Simon

Glyns favorite singer - Alicia Keys!

Where did Glyn get his sun-tan - The Florida Keys!

I could go on all night... ;)

Posted January 24, 2008 8:46 pm

Glyn Curtis

Firstly!!! I want to thank Sensei Corin for organizing Sundays lesson with Wayne Otto and thank you Sensei Otto for making the effort to give us a brilliant and humorous lesson in competition karate and its good to hear that England karate is finally getting back on track.
Simon....just because we caught you with the remnants of eye shadow make up from a throw back eighties Boy George look alike party!! poor Brendon getting the blame...shame on you...and you say I sing out of key!
Batersea dogs home made a complaint that night as your singing was winding all the dogs up! and Raymond mentioned to me that he felt like a rino had done something rather painful to a delicate part of his anatomy....you two weren't at the same party were you?
Oh yes and the key jokes are going to be coming thick and fast aren't they, as I had the misfortune to lock myself out the other night!

Posted January 24, 2008 7:50 pm

Too scared to say!!!!!

Why isn't Glyn any good at Jujitsu???
Because instead of getting the locks on.........he is always getting the locks(ed) out!!!!
:D :D :D

Posted January 24, 2008 7:29 pm

Simon

Why doesn't Glyn do karaoke?
- He can never get the right key !! :lol:

Location: Godalming - Posted January 21, 2008 5:27 pm
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Fallon Rayman

Thank you very much for allowing my brother, Shannan, and I to attend your Wayne Otto Seminar yesterday. We both improved our kumite greatly. Everyone made us feel very welcome and included and we really enjoyed the training session. With thanks Fallon and Shannan :D

Location: Elstead - Posted January 21, 2008 4:26 pm

Lesley

Thank you Sensei Corin for organizing an excellent day's training yesterday with Sensei Wayne Otto. Brilliant - and are we privileged or what!!? Will look forward to next year too. Hmm, wonder if he could fit another one in before that...? And yes, a few bruises like everyone else as well as a HUGE blister - but so worth it. Many thanks again. :)

Location: The other suburb of pain over in Hampshire - Posted January 21, 2008 2:56 pm
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Raymond

Huge thanks to Sensei Otto for an outstanding days training - already looking forward to next years course. By that stage the aches should have subsided. My hips feel like i have been through childbirth...... And I do believe the bright purple, covered in sweat look is resembles that of a ribena berry in a sauna.

As always the main thanks has to go to Sensei Corin for organising this superb event. Totally agree with Simon, we are in an association that gives so much and to get this level of tuition on a regular basis should not be ignored.

Hope everyone else enjoyed the day as much as me, and hopefully everyone aches as much too.
Raymond :lol:

Location: Pain, West Sussex - Posted January 20, 2008 11:00 pm

Simon

This is just a quick note, as I can feel the early onset of rigor mortis in my typing fingers. (rest of the body already there!)
Big thanks to Sensei's Corin and Otto for a cracking day. World class tuition like theirs doesn't fall out of the trees and the chance to train with a world champion (9 times!) should not be missed. Wake up people! How much would you pay for a golf lesson from Nick Faldo? More than 20 quid I'm sure!
Many thanks to both,
Si
P.S. Brendan, I've picked up some new tricks, so consider my current shiner an advance on some serious payback... :lol:
P.P.S. Did anyone else think "Otto's Island" would have been better as "Wayne's World"? I'm not sure I wanted to suggest that myself ;)

Location: Alton, Hampshire - Posted January 6, 2008 10:12 pm
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Shaun Barrett

Hi All, I understand there have been a few issues with the guestbook.... I think I may have fixed it now :lol:, fingers crossed. Look forward to seeing you all at training (work permitted!)

Location: Durban - South Africa - Posted December 27, 2007 8:52 am
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Tyson

Thanks to Glyn for the history lesson and I've tried the bare back Lion thingy and it's not what it's made up to be!
Going back to the original bet I only wish I was able to grow long hair let alone blonde so don't waste your money Corin!
Seems like you all had fun with the xmas do and I'm also jealous that you guys will get to train with Wayne Otto again.

Best wishes for the New Year.

Tyson & family

Posted December 24, 2007 9:21 am
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Raymond

Hi Guys

Just wanted to say Happy Christmas to everyone! Gutted I didn't get to the xmas night out, but have the Christmas Lurgy which seems to be everywhere at the moment - bah humbug....

Anyway, A big thank you to Sensei Corin for an outstanding years training and can't wait for 2008.

Slainte!
Raymond :D

Posted December 24, 2007 8:52 am

Corin

Thanks to all 37 of you who attended the Christmas do on Saturday night, hope you enjoyed the evening. Firstly thanks to the hospitality and food from the Queens Head in Alton. A special thanks though to Rod Newman, who enthralled us with his mind reading and provided the entertainment. How does he do all that stuff?!!
Anyway, happy Xmas to you all. See you at the New Year session in London, which is always a tough, sweaty one to burn off the excess calories!

Posted December 20, 2007 12:36 pm

Glyn Curtis

Just want to say Happy Christmas to everyone and a Happy New year . Look forward to training with you all in 2008 :D

Posted December 15, 2007 11:15 am

Glyn

Posted December 14, 2007 2:33 pm

Simon

Nelson Mandela's got white hair. Does that count? :ooops:

Posted December 14, 2007 11:03 am

Corin

Yeah, I know Shane Warne is an Australian......I just couldn't think of a famous South African male with blonde hair!!!
:lol:

Posted December 13, 2007 9:43 pm

Glyn

I dont know where Corin thinks Africa is but I could swear Shane Warn comes from Australia...I bet he will be riding a bad tempered lion while slapping it with a blow up shark and casually chewing on a bit of Biltong :D
Alton and Australia start with the same letter but very far apart, you know like Alton towers..private radio joke!!! :)

Posted December 13, 2007 1:57 pm

Simon

Hi Tyson,
Good to hear you've all settled in well.
The surfing sounds great. Did they mention the sharks?
Have a great Christmas :D

Posted December 12, 2007 2:38 pm

Corin

Hi Tyson,
Great to hear from you and to know you are enjoying things in South Africa. I thought you'd get into the surfing thing......I'll wage a pound with Glyn that you now have blond hair as well and look like Shane Warne!
Best wishes for a great Xmas and 2008 to you and the family.

Posted December 12, 2007 10:55 am
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Glyn Curtis

Hello Duck's
Good to hear from you sorry not been in touch but finally got back on the net last night as Tiscali are rubbish :x
Anyway sounds like your doing well and I bet the weather is great and the white beaches of Durban will be a change from the usual surroundings in Surrey! What are you doing for Chrimbo? let us all know and the very best wishes for you, Jess and the rest of the family for Xmas and new year. :lol:

Location: South Africa - Posted December 6, 2007 10:55 am
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Tyson

Hi All,
Haven't contacted for a while. I'm not on 5 months in SA and things are going well. The family is all settled and my possessions arrived eventually from the UK a couple of weeks ago.
Haven't found a Wado karate club here, but have kept up some practice and tried my hand at different things like surfing.
Not sure when I'll be back in the UK, but Merry Christmas to everyone from myself and my family in sunny SA. :D

Posted December 5, 2007 4:59 pm

Glyn Curtis

I knew there was going to be a smart retort to that comment....anyway its me doing the twirling and the girls trying to keep on their feet!!! :lol: we enjoyed it anyway ;) Happy days!

Posted December 4, 2007 6:29 pm

Admin

Glyn,
Technical question.
Was it the girls doing the Salsa and too drunk to stand up, or you?!!!
:( :eek: :ooops: :O :D

Posted December 3, 2007 8:18 pm

Glyn Curtis

Yes thanks Simon, its been a hard life!! But when you have packed in as much as me then its understandable that I may look slightly more mature...its either that or helping teach the kids on a Wednesday! After a hard days work that's enough to put years on anyone. Take Jamie for instance, the look of dread and utter fear on his face last Weds when confronted with over 30 of them was a picture!! :eek:
Thanks Sensei Corin for organising Sundays lesson with Sensei Grimes and many thanks to Sensei Grimes for coming all the way from Bristol to yet give another in depth look at a kata we all take for granted, Pinan Nidan...bet you thought it couldn't get that involved!!
Not so sure about the final Naihanchi application though..it looked like my works do last week when I was trying to salsa with girls too drunk to stand up!!! Anyway it was all great fun and highly informative.
Cheers for aged money offers too! should have enough for a state of the art electric shopping cart ;)

Posted December 3, 2007 7:46 am
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Raymond

Thanks to Sensei Grimes for an outstanding lesson yesterday - most informative and again it just goes to show the pinan kata can be more complicated than you can ever appreciate.

Also, big thanks to Sensei Corin for organising the lesson. It is great to be in a club that gives so much to the student! Cheers. :)

Posted December 2, 2007 6:45 pm

Simon

Right you lot...
Firstly thanks to Sensei Grimes for another great lesson. Who said the Pinan's were for newbies! Thanks as ever to Sensei Corin for putting it all together.
Secondly, a Lilac belt is only ever awarded to double-hard ninja's in touch with their feminin side. It's the ones in the pink gi's you've got to watch.
Thirdly, Glyn assures me he is actually 23. It's just his paper round covered most of the Himilaya's. :D

Posted November 29, 2007 6:24 pm

Glyn Curtis

Oi you lot, what's with the age jokes all of a sudden?!!
At least I can do it na na na na na.... 53 more like 23 if you listen to Sensei Meek..you're only jealous that I can lift my leg higher than you need to, to get on yer bike ha ha :D
One word for that point or points... "robbed"! Wazari indeed!

Posted November 27, 2007 8:13 am
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Raymond

Hi Glyn

Fantastic clip. Bet he felt that for a day or two after!

Must say, you don't look a day over 52 - lol :lol:

Posted November 22, 2007 12:06 pm
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Raymond

Simon, do you think Sensei Corin gave you the lilac belt for badness......? :lol:

Posted November 21, 2007 11:54 am
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Lesley

Thank you very much! I wish I was purple, Glyn. I so love that colour!!! But I'll just have to stick to Blue for now. I'm really really pleased though. :D :D

Posted November 21, 2007 10:18 am
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Raymond

Congrats to Lesley & Angela for getting your blue belts. Thought Glyn was going a bit mad when i saw the post saying purple?? Well done! :D

Posted November 20, 2007 5:10 pm

Glyn Curtis

Sorry girls jumped the gun in my last comment...meant congrats on gaining your blue belts..must be going colour blind as your not catching up that fast..phew!! :ooops:

Posted November 19, 2007 6:17 pm

Glyn Curtis

Well done to Lesley and Angela for passing their purple belts!! not so bad after all :D

Posted November 19, 2007 9:03 am
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Raymond

Cheers guys, and congrats to Cathy & Simon for getting there too. It has been really good to grade with these guys for the second time, and you never know the three of us could be there this time next year for brown - hopefully!!! :)

Posted November 16, 2007 8:14 pm

Glyn Curtis

Well done guys and girlie for achieving yet another belt...catching up!! I better pull my socks up or you will be overtaking me! :D

Posted November 15, 2007 1:43 pm
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Lesley

Very well done to Cathy, Raymond and Simon on passing your 4th Kyu Grading. White Gi's and purple belts sooo go together!!! :D

Posted November 9, 2007 8:38 pm

Glyn Curtis

Simon you are a very funny man indeed!! you haven't seen the photo's yet! everyone's got their tongues out in the strangle hold....its great stuff! ;)

Posted November 9, 2007 5:06 pm

Simon

Never mind the bruises (or Combat medals of honour if your impressing the ladies)! I haven't been able to swallow for a week. More dodgy chokes than a second hand carburettor! :lol:

Posted November 5, 2007 4:45 pm

Jack

Simon, thanks for your co-operation during yesterday's Jujitsu session! I didn't expect it to be as enjoyable as you managed to make it! Everybody loves my bruises.... ;)

Posted October 11, 2007 8:36 am
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Raymond

Thanks to Shiomitsu Sensei for another night of inspirational training. It always amazes me how effortless he makes everything look - unlike Simon and myself with our own very unique approach..... :D

Posted October 9, 2007 8:18 pm

Glyn Curtis

Thanks Raymond! it never tasted so good and its good for rehydration apparently so Jack tells me! :)

Posted October 2, 2007 8:36 am
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Raymond

Nice one Glyn!!!!

Well done and congrats - bet the post competition beer never tasted so good? :)

Posted September 28, 2007 5:52 am
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Laura

Well done Leslie - student of the month entry makes for great reading! Your effort and patience is to your credit and you throughly deserve this lovely lady xxx :)

Posted September 17, 2007 9:30 pm

Glyn Curtis

Yes well done to you Leslie, I can remember you first coming to the club and look how far you have come. The road ahead is a tough one but I can't tell you how much you will gain from it! but I will tell you its all good and will help you a lot. Keep up the good work and you will do well, its like life you will get out of it what you put in! :D

Posted September 14, 2007 10:37 am
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Raymond

Well done Lesley on getting Student of the Month - Well Deserved!!! :D

Posted August 29, 2007 9:49 pm

Rob

Congratulations to Sensei Corin on his well deserved & long awaited 3rd Dan. (a few years overdue mind!). Keep up the hard work and keep teaching those first class lessons!!!

Posted August 24, 2007 7:37 pm

Glyn

I did mean, me run the photo course as I didn't take the photo's of the squad training!
I was training myself... :)

Posted August 16, 2007 9:49 pm

Glyn Curtis

Looks like I need to do a photo course at some point or is it some kind of special effect? I can't help it if my equipment's nice! sign up here its free.....

Posted August 4, 2007 5:40 pm

Dave Bell

Hi Corin
Congratulations on your 3rd Dan. Great News and a great achievement. Web site looks great. :D

Location: Bournemouth - Posted August 3, 2007 2:15 pm
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Gordon Fong

Corin, well done on passing as well. Man I was tired by the end. I could hardly move my legs during the kumite so it ended up a bit of a mess on my part. Glad it is all finished! I am trying to relax after all that but work is extremely busy I have had social events to go to and friends staying. I just want to sleep for a week!

Posted July 31, 2007 6:07 pm

Glyn

Congratulations again to Sensei Corin for gaining your well deserved 3rd Dan.
It must have been agony training on an empty stomach with no breaky!
Well done also to Sensei Gordon from Bournemouth on achieving his 3rd Dan.
The Summer course was fantastic and the weather held out for the BBQ too.. :D
I even got a good chat with Kazutaka sensei about all sorts of things and really enjoyed the sticking hands lesson with him!
In all a very good week, I was trying to relax though so didnt make it on the early morning run but my bed was also far too comfy! :lol: Thanks to Nick Mogeridge for telling me about the B&B, breakfast was brilliant!

Posted July 30, 2007 3:46 pm
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Raymond

Congratulations Sensei Corin on gaining your 3rd Dan!!!

Posted July 30, 2007 12:35 pm

James

Congratulations to Sensei Corin Pegden on his successful 3rd Dan grading last week on the summer course with Sensei's Shiomitsu and Kazutaka Ohtsuka and other the senior Wado Academy instructors!!! :D

Posted July 16, 2007 12:22 pm

Admin

Guestbook seems to be back to normal now. A huge thanks to all that attended the squad training at Haslemere last week. Sensei Meek mentioned it was the best turn up ever and I know we still had plenty more that could have come along from our clubs. Maybe next time! :D
A special thanks to Glyn for helping get the mats over from Farnham.We'll get some pictures up soon, although they aren't as good as we'd hoped they would be I'm afraid. :(

Posted July 10, 2007 4:33 pm

Glyn Curtis

Hi all, just wanted to mention what a great squad training session this weekend and it made such a difference not having to travel the country and back again. But a big thanks to the Sensei's for coming to us and all the participants that come from all over the country! it was good to see all of you and some new faces too. :D
I can't report on any of the Kata training as I was fighting, but from what I saw in between fights it all looked sharp, good tuition from Sensei Peter Hill as usual.
Kumite was led by Sensei Arthur Meek and kept us on our toes, a surprise to us as Sensei Shiomitsu joined us for the squad training and helped in pointing out our faults :ooops: Thank you Sensei! One thing I was glad about was that it wasn't as tiring as some other squad sessions I have been too but I think that was down to the fact that we were fighting most of the time and not doing too much stamina training...few, I am not in a world of pain either
thanks Raymond! even today, back to training Wednesday.....see you there....................

Posted July 8, 2007 6:53 pm

Jack

Sensei Corin, I just wanted to thank you for that great opportunity which was an invitation for the National Squad training. Great lesson, new experiences, learning from the best, some bruises and pulled muscles, big satisfaction. It was also nice to watch you in action, performing full katas, not just step by step as usual during our sessions at the Club. I consider you as a great Teacher, not just because of the way you show us things but also for giving big chances. Thank you for mine. Jack.

Posted June 25, 2007 3:49 pm
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Raymond

Hi Sensei

Finally got round to downloading that article you mentioned in your post last week - Brilliant reading. Cheers for that! Raymond

Location: Farnham - Posted June 19, 2007 11:27 am

James

FAO: Corin Pegden and Bgdr. Graham Hopkins

Hello Sensei's,
I'm writing to tell you that sadly I have now left Farnham. An offer for a job came up last Friday and by Saturday afternoon I was back home in Essex.
I wanted to say what a great pleasure it was to train under your guidance. Though I have been very busy since Xmas and could not make it to every session, they were usually the highlight of each week. It is kind of ironic that now I have left Farnham and the student life that I find myself with more time to practice at home but I have no club to attend. If you know of any clubs in Essex or anyone I can contact at the Academy to find one, please let me know. Also, I would like to buy the 10th-7th Kyu Grade Syllabus.....is there anyway I could buy a copy?
I know I'll see you both sometime in the future, maybe at the Winter Course 2007/8 Best wishes and "arigatou gozaimasu".
James

Posted June 18, 2007 9:33 pm

Corin

Raymond,
Another partial answer to your question. This link is a detailed interview with Sensei Shiomitsu from a couple of years ago on the French Wado Academy website, which makes fascinating reading.
http://balam.karate.do.free.fr/pdf/interview_uk.pdf
Rgds
Corin

Posted June 18, 2007 9:25 pm

Shaun

Fixed a few days ago.....apologies for the oversight!!! :eek:

Posted June 12, 2007 7:34 am

Glyn Curtis

Just a note to Admin the newsletter is still December 2006 :ooops:

Posted June 1, 2007 8:03 am

Glyn Curtis

Well done Amir for making student of the month, if you're lucky, it could be months! :)

Posted May 24, 2007 3:06 pm

Glyn

Don't think I stay up that late every night its just that I ate dinner late last night and had to let it go down!

Posted May 24, 2007 9:33 am
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Corin

Glyn,
Thanks for mulitple entries....think I've fixed it.
You been on the sauce again?!! :eek:

Posted May 24, 2007 12:13 am
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Glyn Curtis

Boyz I'm not trying to make a point and I didn't break it honest!

Location: In front of my pc duh! - Posted May 24, 2007 12:07 am
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Glyn Curtis

Posted May 21, 2007 10:44 am
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Raymond Montgomery

Hi Sensei

I have just picked up a copy of dynamic kicking method off Amazon - remarkably hard to get a copy of!!!!

Have to say it is brilliant reading. Really makes you think about how you train.

I will be back to training on Wednesday night. Sorry I haven't been for a few weeks, but I knackered my back again and popped my knee into the bargain.
But pretty much back to normal now, so looking forward to getting back into it again.

Thanks
Raymond :D :eek:

Posted May 18, 2007 6:17 pm
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Corin

Raymond,
In answer to your earlier question about Sensei Shiomitsu and any chance of an autobiography. (Apologies, we seem to have lost the post in the transition to the new guestbook) Firstly, I don't know of anything, but maybe someone who does know more can comment? However, Sensei did write an excellent book called "Dynamic Kicking Method" which details the training he had at Nichidai University amongst other things in the late fifties/early sixties. It wasn't for the faint hearted!:eek: Additionally he has just released the 2 grading books which cover our syllabus, which are not just a superb source of detail for your gradings, but contain a huge amount of information on how Sensei wants us to apply technique and move in the correct manner. Of course lots of pictures to reinforce the message. So plenty there even without any autobiography I hope? :)Rgds
Corin

Location: Bournemouth - Posted May 9, 2007 12:16 pm
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Gordon Fong

Wow, all this new technology is a bit secure then isn't it? ;)

Posted May 5, 2007 1:05 pm
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Shaun Barrett

Welcome to the new surreykarate.co.uk guest book :)

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