Massive congratulations must go to our Chief Instructor Sensei Colin Medway when he was awarded his 6th Dan Black Belt by a committee of Karateka Peers on Sunday 2nd October 2016 . Welsh National Coach Hugh ‘Bungie’ Ruse 6th Dan, Darryl John 5th Dan and Chris John 4th Dan presented Colin with the award surrounded by his Black Belts and students at the end of the Ogwr Karate Association Squad Training in Maesteg Sports Centre.
Colin has been a student of Wado Ryu Karate for over 43 years and in his time as an instructor has taught and influenced thousands of students, coaching them all in the fine art of Karate. Producing some fantastic Kumite exponents and some excellent Black Belts. He has had a positive influence over all who have attended classes over the years! The Organisation as a whole is very proud of his achievement and he has many years teaching ahead of him!
THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS COLIN FOR US ALL!!!!
Special Congratulations must go to 2 members of Ogwr Karate Association on their recent achievement.
After a lot of hard work and dedication Simon Burford was awarded his 2nd Dan Black Belt and Matthew Vivian achieved his 1st Dan Black Belt after a grueling grading on the 20th December at the Maesteg Dojo. They were assessed on a very technical syllabus which involved Kihon Waza, Renraku Waza, Kata Ohyo and Kihon Gumite and Ji Yu Kumite.
We would congratulate both of them on obtaining these prestigious Dan Grades, and thank them for their continuing commitment to the Association, the awards were well and truly deserved.
Thanks must go to Senior Karateka instructors Darryl John (5th Dan) and Chris John (4th Dan) from the Taibach Karate Club for their support, time and expertise on the grading panel.
Kyu Gradings were held at the Aberkenfig Dojo for our Maesteg and Aberkenfig students.
We had to grade a wide range of belts from 9th Kyu Red to 1st Kyu Brown Belt. After months of hard work and dedication ALL attendees made the grade with a host of second and first class passes. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who graded on the night – the hard work now begins for you next belt!!
Special recognition must go to the following students for first Class Passes:-
Ben Viant on his 2nd Kyu Brown Belt.
Lily Yates and Neil Ekman on their Orange Belt.
Carys Davies on her Red Belt.
See if you can spot yourself in the photos below!!