Competition Success @ SDSMA

It has been a great weekend of sporting success this weekend as Team SD took a squad of Karate Students to the EKCC Champions Cup in Clacton on Sea, and Energyze Powerlifting Club hosts the Anglian Bench Press competition in house at our fantastic facility in Colchester.

A 27 strong squad of Karate Ka’s went to Clacton last Sunday, 24th July, and put on a very strong performance with excellent results in both Kata and Kumite individual and team events.  SDSMA won the over all club award of the day and best represented club of the day leaving us with a very happy and proud Sensei !  We would like to add that if it wasn’t for all those dedicated parents that support their children and those that actively help out in preparation and on the day then we would not be able to achieve these great results, so thank you.

Closer to home was the Anglian Bench Press competition where 22 lifters tested their strength and technique against each other.

We had a pretty new crew this time including Stu Townsend and Clare On the table. Shirley Blok did her first comp! Amy Clair got that elusive 90kg. Dan Mcgauley had a successful birthday getting all 3 lifts and then Judith got her 35kg too, followed by lots of yummy cake.
Dan Ashby previously struggled for months stuck at 120kg but opened on 125kg and even got 130kg looking smooth, and showed me how much progress and hard work he’s smashed 😃
George Macleod stepped up again loading and running the platform, along with Craig and Peter Lloyd, Amy also jumped in too.
Faye Jordan drove a long way again to support our competition, refereeing again with Mick Amey and Kitty Burroughs.

Some regulars were missed as they were staying covid safe or away at other events, but have previously been stalwart supporters and we’re still grateful for their help behind the scenes and previous efforts.

It was a good day all round, well done everybody involved.
Team SD!

EUKF Squad training

At the weekend SD School of Martial Arts was temporary home to the EUKF Karate squad for one of its periodic training sessions.  As part of the English United Karate Federation SDSMA plays an active role alongside the other association clubs in maintaining the squads high standards.
This session was the final large get together before the WUKF World Karate Championships in Fort Lauderdale, USA, in July this year.

Grading Date confirmed

Karate Grading for Kyu grades

The date for the next Little Dragons and Cobras, Karate and Kick Boxing has been confirmed for the 31st July 2022.  You have plenty of time to prepare for the grading but if there is anything you are unsure of do please approach one of your instructors for advice.

A new online entry form will be made available nearer the time

New Web Site

Due to an urge to refresh and a few technical issues with the old site we have rolled out a new one.  Work continues in the back ground to fill this with oodles of content and information.  Please bear with us
Many thanks
Team SD!