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Seminar with Sensei George Best 7th Dan,Saturday October 4th 2014

2 – 3.30 pm for white, yellow, orange, green, red, blue, purple belts           
3.45 – 5.15 pm for brown and black belts

We are holding a very special course with Sensei George Best 7th Dan.

Sensei George is a world renowned Karate-ka and one of the key members of the all-conquering KUGB squad of the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Sensei George is a former British, European and World Champion. He is renowned for his fast kicking techniques. Anyone who has ever trained with him or seen him in competition videos can appreciate the speed and power in which he can deliver a multitude of techniques. His distancing, timing and body movement are phenomenal making him one of the best Karate exponents England has produced.

This is a fantastic opportunity to train and be taught by a former World Champion!

The seminar will be held at: Cardinal Allen High School, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY.

Tickets for the seminar are priced at £12 per person and must be bought before the day. Please see your Sensei if you would like to attend the course. Places may be limited due to demand, so if you are interested an early purchase of a ticket is advisable.

Bank Holiday Class News

Just a reminder to all students who train at the Monday Fleetwood dojo with Sensei Simon that the class will be closed this coming Monday, 25th August, due to the bank holiday.  

Class News - August

We hope everyone is having a brilliant summer and thank you to all our students who have mainly kept up fantastic attendance throughout the summer holidays. All of our classes are running as normal with the exception of the two classes listed below:


Sensei Simon and Sensei Del's Tuesday Astley class - (Sensei Simon and Sensei Del) -  Due to maintenance work being undertaken at St Mary's High School, unfortunately the class will be CLOSED on Tuesday 19th August and Tuesday 26th August. The class will be OPEN and return at the usual time on Tuesday 2nd September.

Sensei Julie's Thursday Fleetwood class -  - The class will be CLOSED on Thursday 21st August only. It will be OPEN and return at the usual time on Thursday 28th August.


All students who train at any of the two above dojos are very welcome to train at any of our alternative classes which are all available to view on our website under 'classes'.

Fleetwood Grading - July 2014

On the 12th July we held a grading at Fleetwood for students from Sensei Simon's, Sensei Julie's and Sensei Del's classes, and what a fantastic grading it was! The students involved where from very young white belts through to one student, Jordan Morley, attempting his 3rd Kyu brown belt.

Thank you to Sensei Gavin, Sensei Julie, Sensei Martin and Sensei Del who assisted with the grading. Also thanks to Sempai Kirsty and Sempai Martin, Junior Instructors Nathan, Kieran and Dylan and Junior Sempai's Brandon, Jack, Ben, Rebecca and Laighton for helping on the day with the grading.

On what was a very hot day to grade, you could not fault the focus, effort and determination of every student who graded. We had a number of  white belts from age 4 years of age right through to adult, who showed some great karate basics for their first ever grading, and there was some lovely Kion kata on display. The remaining students grading, all of different Kyu levels, again showed fantastic karate basics, as well as great kata and kumite skills. The students grading to 4th Kyu purple belt  and 3rd Kyu brown belt where pushed particularly hard and had to endure a lot of kumite, and even two on one kumite sessions!

Very well done to Sensei Simon's Chorley dojo who have been training for a number of years now, and all did fantastically well and worked really hard,  the students attempting their 4th Kyu purple belts were awesome and really overcame a lot to achieve their grades. Well done to you all at the Chorley dojo you were brilliant!

Congratulations to each and every student who attempted their grading as everyone sucessfully achieved their next belts. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves as you all worked really hard for your next Kyu grade. Well done!


Jordan Morley 3rd Kyu

We have to give a special mention individually to Jordan as he was the only student on the day attempting 3rd Kyu brown belt, which is no easy task and could have been intimidating, but not for Jordan.

Jordan has been training for a number of years now with Sensei Simon, as well as also recently with Sensei Julie. Along with his dad Chris and now also little brother Jimmi, the Morley family are a great part of Musuko Karate and always give great commitment to the club and real effort in every class.

Jordan displayed great karate basics on the day, and was very focused throughout.  He had been practicing his kata's at Sensei Julie's class and this was really visible at his grading. Jordan was the longest to kumite out of all the students, and was greatly supported from the side by his family, as well as the other students and supporters watching. 

Jordan showed great focus and determination especially when he had to kumite both Junior Instructors Nathan Crowther and Kieron Lydon at the same time, this was no easy feat and Jordan was really tired by this point but he handled it brilliantly, dug in and kept on going until the end.

Congratulations Jordan you should be really proud of yourself and the great achievement of gaining your 3rd Kyu. Well done and keep up the fab work!   

Tuesday Astley Class

The Astley class will be closed on Tuesday 8th July, due to a dance production at the school. The class will return to normal on Tuesday 15th July at the usual time.

Students who train at the Astley class are invited to train at this Saturday's Culcheth class or at any of our other classes. The details, addresses and times of all current training sessions can be found on our website under 'Classes'.

Grading Assessment

The grading assessment takes place this Saturday for all students who are hoping to grade in July.

Date and Time: Saturday 28th June. 2 - 4 pm for all grades.
Place: Cardinal Allen High School, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY

The cost of the assessment is £5 per student. Please sign in and pay on the day.


Thursday Fleetwood Class Closure

Sensei Julie's Fleetwood class on Thursday 26th June will unfortunately be closed for this week due to school activities. The class will be back as normal on Thursday 3rd July. Students are invited to train at Sensei Simon's Wednesday class as it is so close to your grading day.

Danger Awareness and Self Defence Courses

These courses are both taking place on Saturday  19th July at Cardinal Allen High School, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY. Please see below for further details.

Danger Awareness course:   1.30 - 3 pm. For students aged 5 - 10 years.
This course will teach children the dangers of being approached by a stranger, on foot or from a vehicle, and how best to handle the situation if it was to ever occur. The children’s course is designed so they have fun while learning at the same time.

Self Defence course:    3.15 - 5 pm. For students aged 11 years to adult.
This course will be based more on being physically attacked by another person and how best to handle the situation. The course will also teach female students how to escape from a male attacker. This will include attacks from behind, from the front or if you were put on the ground. It will also teach both male and female students how to avoid a situation where a confrontation could arise and making the right decisions regarding this. There will also be a 15 minute role play scenario where you will work in groups of three.

Parents or friends of students are also invited to take part.

Please tell your Sensei if you would like to book on either of these courses.
The cost of either course is £5 per person. Please sign in and pay on the day.

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