Swords Karate Club would like to welcome two new Shodan (Black Belts) to its ranks. Amelia Miller and Sophia Guildea passed their Black Belt examination recently under the watchful eye of Kagawa Shihan 9th Dan JKS. The two girls had to demonstrate a certain level of ability in Kihon (Basics), Kumite (Fighting) and Kata (Forms) in order to be awarded the prestigious black belt. Both girls have been training in Swords Karate Club since they were very young and reaching this milestone is a big achievement. We are very proud of them both and hope they continue with their training and achieve even greater success in Karate.
Swords Karate Club attended the 3rd JKS Ireland Inter-Club competition recently hosted by JKS Tyrellstown. The 17 strong squad put on a great display of karate at the event and came second in the medal table taking home 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 7 Bronze medals. There were notable performances in Kumite from Sophia Guildea and Danny Aguilar in the Brown & Black Belt divisons, while Amelia Miller was on top form taking Gold in the Girls Brown & Black Belt Kata. Lola Whalley did the double taking Gold in Kata and Kumite in the Girls Green to Purple Belt Section while siblings Harrison Beaumont and Lilia Beaumont took home Bronze medals in their Kata divisions.
Next up for the club is the Summer grading where students will be examined on their Kihon (basics), Kumite (fighting) and Kata (forms) to progress to their next colour belts. It will be the culmination of 6 months hard training.
We are alway happy to take new members (Children, Young People & Adults) all through the year. Contact Dermot on 087-8073885 for details on how to join. Contact us on Facebook: JKS Swords Karate Club or on Instagram: @jks_swords_karate_club