may newsletter

1. The `inter-club` competition with Grandmaster Parkers club, draws ever nearer. There is still time to enter, just let me know. Anyone and any grade can enter. The two categories you can enter are:

  • Sparring - for safety and insurance purposes, you will need: Shin Pads, Foot Protector, Gum Shield, Head Guard and Gloves. Wearing a `Body Guard` is optional, but is `Essential` for females. If you would like a set anyway, let me know and I will get them at `cost price` for you. We will be sparring more in class for the adults and older children, so if you want to do the sparring, you will need a set. You will be able to pay weekly for these.  
  • Forms - any Empty Hand or Weapon Form.
The cost is £10 per student, whether you enter just one category or both. This is a great opportunity for you to shine and show off your talents. There is no pressure to enter, but it is worth having a go and you may even walk away with a Medal or a Trophy! It will be a great few hours for yourselves, even if you are not entering and for your family to come and show their support. There is a £3 entrance fee for spectators (family discount applies), this includes a Raffle Ticket.

The money raised will go towards the cost of the prizes and will help buy equipment for the club. I am selling Raffle Tickets in class and they are £1 a strip. Please buy one yourself, or for your family and friends. You can buy as many as you like!

2. From Friday 11th May 6pm - 7pm, there is a `Sparring Class` starting. This is only for the students entering the competition at the start and I will carry on the Sparring Class for all students (over 9 years of age), after the competition, but only if there is enough interest. Please let me know of your interest.

3. From Monday 14th May, only the students are allowed in the training room, once the class has commenced! Everyone is welcome to wait outside in the corridor, where adequate seating will be available, or you can wait in the reception area. This will allow students more space to practice and it is safer for everyone, especially when they are sparring or using weapons.

4. Check this Website and `Paul Pears Karate` facebook page regularly, as I post all sorts of information pertaining to the club and Martial Arts in general on them and it will keep you up to date with grading dates, seminars etc.

5. Please remember to Text, Email or Call me, if you cannot attend any class. If your child could not go to school or you could not go to work for any reason, you would let them know, I am no different!

Mobile: 07783 933 277

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Now go and train!

Master Paul Pears
Chief Instructor & Examiner

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January newsletter

1. Some of you will never like the belt tests, but that is what it is... a test! Attend your classes regularly and work hard in them and you will pass with no problem.

"Your best will always be good enough for me"

2. If you are on Facebook, like my page: `Paul Pears Karate` and keep up to date with Seminar dates, Grading dates and other information that you may find useful. You can post your own Photos, ask questions, put your Articles on there, or anything you would like to share with the other students.
The other page I have is: `Korean Yu Kang Do`. This is a `Closed Group` and it is only for our club.

The seminars I teach are designed to delve deeper in to certain aspects of your Martial Art. If you have a favourite Form, One-Step, Grabbing Techniques, Weapons, or anything that you would like to spend more time going through in more detail, then let me know and I will endeavour to do the session on that topic and even more, if time allows.

Practicing at home is vital, especially if you only come to a class once a week and it will also keep what you learn, fresh in your mind. Home training is your `homework` and your body will remember what you do on a regular basis, this is called `Muscle Memory`.
                                        "Everyone has time to do something, NO EXCUSES! The more you do, the more you can do"

5. We will be doing an `inter-club` competition with Master Parker and his students from MPSK. This will be on Sunday 3rd June, 10am - 2pm, and any student can enter. It will be held at our club. The categories will be:

Sparring – This is a point system.

Forms - empty hand, weapons, musical forms and group forms, 2 or 3 people.

All details are on my Facebook pages as well.

Any student and any grade can enter, please support you club and get your name down. There will be medals and trophies to be won. I will put on an extra class just for this event (maybe every week or 2 weeks for an hour or so and the cost will be just enough to cover the room cost, my time will be free!). I would consider carrying the class on permanently if enough of you want it. This is a great opportunity to show off your talents and it is worth having a go. If you want to do the sparring, you will need gloves, head guard and shin/instep pads. I would get these as cheap as possible for you and would be at cost price only. The cost will be: £10 per person to enter each catagory.

Your Family and friends can come and watch or even help out.

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