News – Archive 2017

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2017 – News Archive


4th November – Shotokan Tigers Competition – Chelmsford

On the 4th November, Chelmsford Karate Club held their annual children’s competition (Shotokan Tigers).  A number of karateka from IchiBan entered the competition.  All performed exceptionally well and we are proud to announce that everyone who entered came away with at least one medal. 

  • Tom Dale – 1st Place in Kumite and 2nd Place in Kata.
  • Charlotte Dale – 1st Place in Kata. 
  • Katarina Manojlovic – 4th Place in Kata.
  • Ben Campbell, Charlotte Dale and Ethan Henrey – 2nd Place in Team Kata.

This is a testament to the high standards at IchiBan and the hard work that they all put into their training.  Congratulations to all – we are very proud of you!


14th September- Grading Success

Congratulations to the following who were successful at achieving their next grade at the training and grading session held at the IchiBan dojo in Crawley with Sensei Bob Rhodes (8th Dan).

Ella Henrey and Petar Manojlovic both achieved Orange Belt (9th Kyu). Julian Henrey achieved Green Belt (6th Kyu) and Katarina Manojlovic, Purple Belt (5th Kyu). Ethan Henrey passed 3rd Kyu (brown belt) and Ben Campbell 2nd Kyu (brown and white belt). 


11th August – Grading Success – Lancaster Residential Course

After a week of intense training at the KUGB residential summer course in Lancaster, Charlotte Dale and Tom Dale took a grading for their next belts.  Both passed with flying colours and received high praise on their exceptional performances from the senior instructors and grading panel.  Charlotte passed her 2nd Kyu (Brown and White Belt) and Tom passed his Shodan grading (Black Belt).  Congratulations to you both.  We are all very proud of you.

1st July – Competition Success – National Youth Championships – Chesterfield

A small team from IchiBan entered the KUGB’s Youth Championships held in Chesterfield. All performed exceptionally well with Charlotte Dale coming 3rd in her Kata category and Tom Dale coming 1st in his Kata category.  Congratulations to you both.

11th June – Competition Success – Open Competition – Seaford

On the 11th June, members of IchiBan competed in an open competition held in Seaford. All the hard work and effort put in during the training sessions on the lead up to the competition paid off and everyone produced their best performances to date, be that in Kata or Kumite.  IchiBan we placed in a number of categories.  Well done to all.

  • Charlotte Dale came 2nd in the Children’s Individual Kata (3rd kyu and above)
  • Ethan Henrey came 2nd in the Children’s Individual Kata (9-10 years old, 5th kyu and above)
  • Julian Henrey came 2nd in the Adult Male Kata (novice to 7th kyu)
  • Tom Dale came 3rd in the Boys Kumite (10-12 years old).
  • Julian and Ethan Henrey came 2nd in Parent and Child Kata 
  • Tom and Charlotte Date came 2nd in the Pairs Kata (3rd kyu and above).

Competition - Seaford

Pictured L-R (standing) Ben Campbell, Julian Henrey, Charlotte Dale. (kneeling) Ethan Henrey, Tom Dale.

3rd June – Grading Success – Brighton

Congratulations to Ethan who passed his 4th Kyu grading with Sensei Bob Rhodes (8th Dan), at the course and training held be Seishin in Brighton. 

6th May – Competition Success – National Championships – Birmingham 

A small team from IchiBan entered the KUGB’s national championships held at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. All performed exceptionally well, making it through a number of rounds in the eliminations. Tom Dale made it through to the finals and came 2nd in the children’s Kata category. 


23rd April – Grading Success – Special Dan Course – Chesterfield

Congratulations to Sensei Carl who passed his 5th Dan grading at the Special Dan Course in Chesterfield in front of a panel of the KUGB’s top instructors (Sensei Andy Sherry – 9th Dan, Sensei Bob Poynton – 8th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan – 8th Dan) .


14th April – Grading and Competition Success – Residential Course – Torbay

Congratulations to Ben Campbell and Charlotte Dale who both took their 3rd Kyu (brown belt) grading in front of Sensei Bob Rhodes (8th Dan) and Sensei Billy Higgins (8th Dan). You both performed extremely well. Also, well done to Charlotte Dale and Tom Dale who were both placed in the competition that is run as part of the course. Charlotte came first in her category and Tom second.


1st April – Competition Success – KUGB Southern Regional Championships

Well done to everyone who entered the Southern Regional Championships from IchiBan.  You all upped your game and should be very proud of your performances.  A special congratulations to Tom Dale who came 2nd in his Kata category and 1st in Kumite.


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