Young Gloves Karate Newsletter
March 2019

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Pre Grade Course
As always before the grading we are holding a pre-grading course for the "whole" club regardless of whether you are grading this time or not.
To be held on Sun 31st March. King Charles 1st School, Comberton Road, Kidderminster 10.00am - 12.00 The charity Survivors will be in attendance at the course receiving the money that YGK raised in 2018.
Young Gloves Promotional Video
A professional camera will be at the pre-grade filming for our latest music video "Here & Now. Karate images of students practicing their karate for the upcoming grading will be used over the fabulous music of Taylor Made.
Please make the effort to attend and be in smart karate uniform, everyone on the day will be included in the final edit of the video to be released soon after the grading.

April Gradings
Spring gradings for all Young Gloves clubs start the week beginning Mon 1st April.
The grading will be at your respective training club, with belts and certificates given out the following week. Please be aware that some gradings may last for 2 hours depending on the venue.
Please ask your instructor if you are unsure.

Karate Licences
All students must be in possession of a valid karate to be handed in at Pregrades, Gradings and competitions.

Knife Awareness Session 4th May 2019
You can't help but notice the media coverage regarding increasing knife crime on our streets.
With this in mind YGK together with West Midlands and West Mercia Police are putting on a Knife Awareness Session, designed to give help, support and reassurance to both children and parents of our community.
Note this is not just limited to our club members but anyone who wishes to help our community become a safer place.
This is so important to our children's future, so let's make sure we protect the things we value most.
4th May 15.00pm - 15.30pm, Birchen Coppice School, Woodbury Road, Kidderminster Dy11 7JJ

Training at the right time and Venue
People training need to attending the right venue and time in order to progress in their karate ability and not stand still. YGK are continually striving for improvement on a personal level and a club.
We have advanced classes, black belt classes, adults classes and fitness boxercise.

"Together Everybody Achieves More"

Sensei Justin Thomas 5th Dan