Dan Grade Promotions
On Sunday 15th December, six of our members received Dan Grade promotions. We now have three new Black Belts (1st Dan), two new Second Dan Black Belts, and SBN Sadie Greenwood received promotion to 5th Dan. Congratulations to you all.
Best of the Best Seminar with Grand Master Pak
The Club attended a fantastic seminar on 10th November with martial arts legend Grand Master Ho Sik Pak. GM Pak has starred in several famous martial arts movies, including Best of the Best. We all had a great time, and thank GM Pak for sharing his extensive knowledge with us.
Strong Team Performance in Manchester
There were some fantastic performances by members of the Team at the 2019 Pennine Challenge, on 28th September. The Team won 25 medals in total including 8 Gold and 11 Silver. It was particularly pleasing to see two of our newest members win Gold medals.
Outstanding Team Performance at Nott's Competition
The Club took a strong team along to the Hwa Rang European Tang Soo Do Open Competition in Sutton in Ashfield on 11th May. Our members put on a solid performance and brought home 29 medals, including 9 Gold, and 11 Silver. Again, it was fantastic to catch up with some old friends.
Dan Testing Success
Five of our members put on a fantastic display during the recent Dan testing at North Bridge Leisure Centre. We are delighted about their promotions to 1st Dan (x 3) 2nd Dan, and 3rd Dan.
New Class for 2019
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new class at Brighouse Swimming Pool in 2019. Lessons will commence in the fitness studio on Saturday 5th January. Lessons will be available to new and existing students every Saturday fro 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Small Team Brings Home Lots of Medals from the Hwa Rang European Open Competition
Just eight members represented the Club at the recent European Open Tournament in Nottingham. The Team did fantastically well and brought back 19 medals. This included Master Martyn Greenwood winning Gold in two of the Master grade categories. It was great to catch up with some familiar faces and to make some new friends too.
Another Fantastic Day at the Pennine Challenge Competition
The 2018 Pennine Challenge took place on 29th September and the CFK Team delivered another solid performance. The event provided the opportunity again to catch up with clubs from our neighbouring counties.
Success at the Worksop Tournament
The CFK Team put on another fantastic display and performance at the Multi Style Competition in Worksop on 12th May 2018. The Team won 19 medals including 7 Golds.
1st Dan Promotions
Congratulations to Claire and Ethan on their promotion to 1st Dan Black Belt. They both received their promotions following the March 2018 grading at Halifax Swimming Pool.
March 2018 Grading
Well done to everyone that tested during the March 2018 grading at Halifax Swimming Pool. Here are just a few pictures taken during the grading.
Pennine Challenge 2017
Calderdale Family Karate put out a strong team at the 2017 Pennine Challenge on 14th October. The Team did really well throughout all of the age and grade divisions. This was the first tournament for Christian, Kristian, Andy, Henry, and James. All won Gold medals in at least one category, this was replicated by some of our more experienced members. A great day out with out neighbouring clubs.
BTSDI Championships 2017
Ten members of Calderdale Family Karate attended the British Tang Soo Do Institute Competition in Cambridge on 15th July 2017. The Team did really well despite some tough groupings, and manged to win one Gold and four Bronze medals. It was a particularly good day for Craig, who took Gold in points fighting and Bronze in the Hyung section - not bad at all for his first competition.
UK Open Championships 2017
Ten members of Calderdale Family Karate took part in the UK Open Championships in Cardiff on 29th April 2017. Over 1000 people entered this competition from all around the world. The Team put on a fantastic show, against very stern opposition, bringing back two Gold and one Silver medal. Master Greenwood won Gold medal for the third time in the Masters Division.
Hwa Rang Tang Soo Do UK Invitational Chapionships
Several members of Calderdale Family Karate took part in the HRTSDUK Invitational Competition in Worksop on 11th March 2017. The Team did fantastically well winning a total of 13 medals, including five Golds.
Pennine Challenge Championships
Well done to everyone that competed at our Northern Championships (Pennine Challenge). We had a fantastic day and the team won 13 Gold, 13 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Congratulations to Oskar, who also won the Junior Grand Champion award, Gold in the Hyung and Sparring events.
Well Done to everyone that took part in the BTSDI Tournament in Cambridge on 8th July. Our small team managed to bring back a few Silver medals despite tough opposition and large groupings.
New Dan Grades
Congratulations to three of our members who have recently passed their Dan tests. Two graded to First Dan and one to Second Dan following the Dan testing on 12th May. Well Done to you all.
Dan Grade Clinic
A nice get-together on 7th May between black belts from West Yorkshire, Manchester and Lancashire. This was the second in a series of Dan Clinics running throughout the year.
Well done to our small team that participated in the UK Tang Soo Do Open Championships held in Cardiff on 23rd April. The team brought back three medals for the club.
Congratulations to our Master Sadie Greenwood promoted to 4th Dan Black Belt following the Traditional Tang Soo Do International Dan Testing in October 2015. Pictured below receiving her new belt from Master Martyn Greenwood.