Posts by Steve Buckley


Well done to all that entered the recent competition in Oldham and also those that made the journey to Darlington in August. It was a pleasure to see all the kids competing in Kumite and doing themselves and their parents proud. You were all great ambassadors for the club and it was good to see some of you placing in the top three in your category’s. Also a massive thank you to the parents who have supported the kids wherever they have been competing.

Kyran Burns
Imanni S
Katelyn Burns
Megan Burns
Leon Rockhead
Kadie Burns
Jace Burns
Andrew Thierens
Ruben Niamke Martin

Fight Club, February 2016

Well done to those that attended the fight club session on Saturday the 6th of Feb. I Would like to have seen more students there but still a decent turn out, those that have attended both sessions have really shown improvements and have shown they are committed to entering Comps and doing well. Some of the students should hold their own with no problems come competition time if they put into practice what they have learnt.

See Gallery for photos.

January 2016 Fight Club

Please see a small selection of pictures taken at the January fight club. We will get more pictures at the next one in February. The fight club is open to all members who have a valid licence in place or are invited in person. If you have any queries regarding attendance, please see myself in club.

See Gallery for photos.

Grading 28th November 2015

Well done to all those that graded, some excellent grades from both Adults and Children. A special mention to Dave Parish and Steve Brereton on a demanding grading which had them working for over 90 minutes with a break of 2 minutes, a well deserved and hard earned brown belt.

Well done all and keep training, do not slack off. We will be having some fighting lessons on the Friday nights up until the Xmas close down, so get down to Beswick and make use of the Kumite mats. I know those that have been down on Fridays are enjoying the mats and the adults are enjoying being thrown about by one and other 🙂

Grading 28th November 2015


The Following are the only club members who qualify for grading this time:


Attempting 8th Kyu  (Yellow)

Olivia Sherman -Byrne

Abdullah Alkandari

Omar Alkandari

Zac Anderson

Dua Yousaf

Eesa Yousaf

Abrahim Yousaf

Ali Yousaf

Attempting 7th Kyu  (Orange)

Richard Clapperton

Attempting 5th Kyu  (Blue)

Leon Rockhead

Attempting 3rd Kyu  (Brown)

Dave Parish

Steve Brereton


You should all know the requirements to enable you to attempt to grade and unfortunately some of you at the club have not fulfilled the below points

A, Managed to attend the required amount of lessons to grade

B, Do not know the syllabus to the required standard  (see above, if you attend the lessons then this would not be an issue)


New 8th Kyus

Congratulations to those that recently graded to 8th kyu. I am sure that they will agree that they had to put some hard work in on the day to be awarded a pass mark.It is always pleasing when you see the graders come away with a good sweat on and they know themselves that the belt has been earned and not just awarded.

Andrew Thierens Snr
Andrew Thierens Jnr
Goncarlo Baco
Thiago Baco





For those that qualify, the club grading will take place on Saturday the 28th of November at Sporting Edge. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to make sure you have applied for your licence in good time… no licence, no grading. If in doubt see myself in club asap.