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Kimberley Shotokan Karate Club

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1990:
Top Student: D Edmeads
Most Improved: L Ellis
Overall Attitude: M Edmeads
Highest Grade: J Bramley
 
1991:
Top Student: A Kettle
Most Improved: G Stevenson
Overall Attitude: S Needham
Best Kata: D Edmeads
Best Kumite: G Bramley 
 
1992:
Top Student: A Kettle
Most Improved: N.D Fletcher
Overall Attitude: J Bamford and K Stevenson
Best Kata (Senior): C Lloyd
Best Kata (Junior): A Kettle
True Spirit of Karate Do: D Bramley
 
1993:
Top Student: A Kettle
Most Improved: C Lloyd and R Calverley
Overall Attitude: D Donoqhue
Best Kata: A Kettle
 
1994:
Top Student: R Calverley
Most Improved: J Bamford
Overall Attitude: D Woodward
Best Kata: A Kettle
Best Attendance: B Clay
 
1995:
Top Student: R Calverley
Most Improved: D Donaqhue
Overall Attitude: E Taylor and B D Fletcher
Best Kata: C Lloyd
 
1996:
Top Student: R Calverley
Most Improved: L Towle
Overall Attitude: J Trevatt
Best Kata: R Calverley
 
1997:
Top Student: D Woodward
Most Improved: E Taylor
Overall Attitude: D Smith
 
1998:
Top Student: D Woodward
Most Improved: J Trevatt
Overall Attitude: H Dimmock
True Spirit of Karate Do: E Taylor
 
1999:
Top Student: D Woodward
Most Improved: E and L Dimmock
Overall Attitude: P Bradley
Best Kata (Senior): A Bradley
True Spirit of Karate Do: A Kettle
 
2000:
Top Student: D Woodward
Most Improved: A Gunn
Overall Attitude: R Chambers
Best kata (Junior): J Trevatt
 
2001:
Top Student: H Dimmock
Most Improved: M Warhust and A Bramman
Overall Attitude: K Herrod
Best Kata (Junior): J Trevatt
Best Kata (Senior): R Calverley
First K.S.K.C. Shodan: D Woodward
 
2002:
Top Student: H Dimmock
Most Improved: C Sanderson
Overall Attitude: A Ocheduszko
Best Kata (Junior): J Trevatt
Best Kata (Senior): R Whisker
Student's Student: P Bramman
 
2003:
Top Student: H Dimmock
Most Improved: C Sanderson
Overall Attitude: M Hazledine
Best Kata (Junior): J Trevatt
Best Kata (Senior): R Whisker
Student's Student: A Bradley
 
2004:
Top Student: J Trevatt
Most Improved: A Ocheduszko
Overall Attitude: P Bramman
Best Kata (Junior): J Trevatt
Best Kata (Senior,male): A Ocheduszko
Best Kata (Senior, female): H Dimmock
Student's Student: J Trevatt
 
2005:
Top Student: J Trevatt
Most Improved: L Hodgkinson
Overall Attitude: A Smith
Best Kata (Junior): J Trevatt
Best Kata (Senior): H Dimmock
Student's Student: J Trevatt
 
2006:
Top Student: J Trevatt
Most Improved:
Overall Attitude:
Junior best Kata:
Senior best Kata: J Trevatt
Students Student: H Dimmock
 
2007
Top Student: J Trevatt
Most Improved: B Shearsmith
Overall Attitude: K Brown
Junior Kata: C Sanderson
Senior Kata: J Trevatt
Students Student: J Trevatt 
 
2008
Top Student: J Trevatt
most improved: J Smith
Overall Attitude: A Bradley
Junior Kata: C Sanderson
Senior Kata: J Trevatt
Students Student: P Brammon

2009
Top Student: C Sanderson
Most Improved: O Sahato
Overall Attitude: A Hopcroft
Junior Kata: C Sanderson
Senior Kata: J Trevatt
Students Student: C Sanderson
 

History of the Club

The Kimberley Shotokan Karate Club is a martial arts club which has been established in and around the Kimberley area since 1989. Originally the club was situated at Annesley set up in the early 80's originally called ASK, Annesley Shotokan Karate.

At ASK, there was a core membership of around 25 students, all interested in studying the true aspects of traditional shotokan karate. The lessons consisted of a four hour session, offered twice a week, on a wednesday and a sunday.The lessons were often hard and brutal, with lesson's often taking place outside on concrete. The majority of students were from mining backgrounds, and unfortunatley, when the miners strike took place in the mid 80's many people could not afford to train so the club folded.

This prompted the opening of a new dojo in kimberley. The K.S.K.C to offer the same values and training methods. Originally situated at the Old Ex-servicemens club, a small skittles alley with a cold, hard concrete floor and no heating, the training undertaken was extreme and very difficult.

The club started off with only two local people, but before long, by word of mouth the membership had slowly increased until upto 35 students were squeezed into a small skittle alley. Two hour sessions were offered now, taking place on alternative mondays and tuesdays, thursdays and friday evenings.

Before long, due to the number of students, this prompted a move to a new dojo. Training moved into the Kimberley Leisure Centre on a friday night, but also remained at the Ex-servicemans club on all the other nights.   The room at the Kimberley Leisure Centre was a  dance studio, but doubled well for a dojo. It had mirrors down one side, stretching bars, sprung floors and matting, the first time the students had trained in comfortable conditions.

 Unfortunately, soon after the move into the Kimberley Leisure Centre, the Ex-serviceman club shut down and fell into disuse, meaning the club had to find a new home. Friday night at the Kimberley Leisure Centre became the only night available for a few weeks until the club moved into its current location at the Nuthall Temple Centre on a Thursday night and Saturday morning.

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