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July/August Newsletter 2019

Jatinder & Brandon "Battle it out" at our annual club competition

Important dates for Club closure at Docklands in August

There will be no junior class in August for Docklands. The adult class will continue for the first two weeks

Docklands will then fully close for two weeks. The last session, which will only be for the adults is Wed 14th August. We will then re-open on Monday 2nd September.

Ilford dojo will run as normal throughout the summer!

Well done to all our students who took part in our annual club competition. It was an enjoyable event and if you didn’t make it this time, then try and do so next year.

September Grading dates (TBC)

Monday 23rd September @ Docklands

Tuesday 24th September @ Ilford

License Renewals

For those that have not renewed, these are now well overdue. The fee for renewal is £35/£21 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

Knockdown referees course, Sunday 22nd July @ Foakes Hall, CM6 1DG, 10am-1pm email: Andrew.turner491@btinternet.com to confirm attendance or further details

15th-18th August British Summercamp @ Felsted, Essex

October 5th British Open/Cup of Europe @ K2 Crawley

30th November, National Clicker Championships@ Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury RG14 1RSn to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:


Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com

June Newsletter 2019

Dear All,

A reminder that we have our annual club competition on 29th June at Ilford dojo, so do support it as we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ilfords starting. Also, our club gradings are almost upon us once again, so do train hard and ask to go through anything that you may have missed.

June gradings

Tuesday 18th @ Ilford dojo 7:30pm

Monday 24th @ docklands dojo 7pm

All students must have an up-to-date license, clean gi & pads. The fee up-to 3rd kyu is £10, £20 for 2nd kyu & £25 for 1st kyu. Prospective graders will be informed one or two sessions prior as to whether they can attend.

20th anniversary club competition (29th June @ Ilford dojo)

I have attached an entry form for our annual club competition. This is the 20th year of Ilford dojo, so please try and support it.

License Renewals

For those that have not renewed, these are now well overdue. The fee for renewal is £35/£21 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

Annual Docklands v Ilford Competition Saturday 29th June @ Ilford dojo. 11am-4pm

15th-18th August British Summercamp @ Felsted, Essex

October 5th British Open/Cup of Europe @ K2 Crawley

det) ENGLAND squad training is open to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:


Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com

Docklands and Ilford karate Newsletter May 2019

The 26th of April marked the 25th Anniversary of the death of the founder of Kyokushin Karate Sosai Masutatsu Oyama 10th dan pictured centre, next to shihan Nick da Costa. His greatest legacy was to leave behind a unique karate style where the philosophy of pushing oneself to the limit and never giving up are its foundation. Exemplified by the competition format of knockdown, which is a sparring & optional fighting format used by its practitioners.

June gradings

Tuesday 18th @ Ilford dojo 7:30pm

Monday 24th @ docklands dojo 7pm

All students must have an up-to-date license, clean gi & pads. The fee up-to 3rd kyu is £10, £20 for 2nd kyu & £25 for 1st kyu. Prospective graders will be informed one or two sessions prior as to whether they can attend.

20th anniversary club competition (29th June @ Ilford dojo)

I have attached an entry form for our annual club competition. This is the 20th year of Ilford dojo, so please try and support it.

License Renewals

For those that have not renewed, these are now well overdue. The fee for renewal is £35/£21 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

11th May Welsh Open Knockdown for Adults, Cadets, Juniors & Veterans. Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

Annual Docklands v Ilford Competition Saturday 29th June @ Ilford dojo. 11am-4pm

15th-18th August British Summercamp @ Felsted, Essex

October 5th British Open/Cup of Europe @ K2 Crawley

det) ENGLAND squad training is open to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:


Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com

April Newsletter 2019

sensei Leah & senpai Chris Practicing throws

Well done to all our students who successfully passed their grading.

Important Instructors course and Annual General Meeting Saturday 6th April @ Edgbarrow Sports Centre, Grant Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7HZ. 11am Instructors course, open to Brown-belts and above. AGM starts at 2:30pm.

Two people are going for the position of Chairman, so please try and attend to make your vote count.

Important Easter Closures

Docklands dojo will close for the week including Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th April.

Ilford dojo will not be open on Thursday 25th April. (Tuesday 23rd will be training).

License Renewals

For those that have not renewed, these are now well overdue. The fee for renewal is £35/£21 for Adults & under 16yrs respectively. Payment can be made in the dojo by cash or cheque (made payable to BKK).

Cadet & Junior Training Session: Sunday  April 14th 11am-2pm  Lord Butler Fitness Centre, Peasland Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 3EG Fee: £7 per student

Also on the same day and different venue is an Adult Knockdown Referees Course 11am-2pm @ Foakes Hall, Talberd Room, 47 Stortford Road, Dunmow, CM6 1DG

11th May Welsh Open Knockdown for Adults, Cadets, Juniors & Veterans. Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

Annual Docklands v Ilford Competition Saturday 29th June @ Ilford dojo

15th-18th August British Summercamp @ Felsted, Essex

October 5th British Open/Cup of Europe @ K2 Crawley

det) ENGLAND squad training is open to all members.

T-Shirts: Are available in the dojo in White for adults & Juniors. Black from small to XL for adults. Cost £8 junior sizes & £10 adult sizes (small to XXL).

Shihan Nick & Maria da Costa can be contacted by the following:


Tel: 01708 743789     nacdacosta@gmail.com    www.dacostadojos.com