Chase Karate Clubs TM
Affiliated to the B.S.K.A. and BUDO of Great Britain
Bournemouth, Poole & Verwood
Floral tribute and donations
Some have already made kind donations to the floral tribute for Sensei Colin's funeral pictured below. If you haven't already and would like to donate some money, the donation box will be at every class until the end of November. All donations much appreciated. Any surplus monies raised will be donated to Myton Hospice, Warwick who made Colin as comfortable as possible during his last few days.
The Card on the floral tribute read... 'Sensei Colin, you have help and touched so many lives in your teachings. Truly Inspirational. We are your legacy. Rest in Peace. All B.S.K.A. Instructors and Students'.
Sensei Colin couldn't have had a better send off. Nearly 100 paid their respect including Instructors and students from Bournemouth. Beautiful emotional service, lovely flowers, wake, fireworks, five big rockets sent upward from Margaret and four sons. Balloons with message from some of the grandchildren. Remember remember the 5th of November. R.I.P. Sensei Colin.
5th November 2015 - Sensei Colin Mann passed away
It is with great sadness that I tell you that Sensei Colin Mann (my dad) passed away on 5th November 2015. Only 3 months before, after having a CT scan, was told that he had inoperable liver cancer and had only 3-4 months to live. Even so, he still wanted to come to Bournemouth to judge the black belt grading. I said to him that it wasn't necessary and the least of his worries. But he insisted that if he was well enough, he would, and he did. Karate was one of his passions in life. This was his last photograph with me. He said that 'this was one of his best days' and I was really pleased about that. It was emotional for all those that knew what was to come. He will be sadly missed and respected by so many. His funeral takes place on 19th November 2015 and I'm really pleased that quite a few of our members are travelling to Warwickshire to pay their respects. R.I.P. Sensei Colin (dad) x
18th October 2015 - BLACK BELT SUCCESSES
Congratulations to Jim Sheppard and Jamie Wollen who graded to 3rd Dan Black Belt, Richard Heath and Paul Bremford to 2nd Dan Black Belt, and to Mike Kempton, Steve Clarke and Alex Gent who also successfully graded to Black Belt 1st Dan in front of Senior B.S.K.A. instructors on Sunday 18th October 2015 at the Sir David English Sports Centre. It took a gruelling 3 hours, where the participants had to workout, show their teaching abilities, perform various difficult movements from the Black Belt Grading syllabus, advanced Kata, followed by Kumite/free-fighting. We were honoured to have present Sensei Colin 5th Dan Black Belt who has dedicated much of his life encouraging many to be the best that they can be. He is always a stickler for detail and was very pleased with the high standard of all the participants. It was well supported by many members and it is hoped that they will not only be inspired but will encourage others and new members in the future.
DW SPORTS FRIDAY TRAINING TIME CHANGE
I am pleased to inform you that we are amending our training times at our DW Sports location on Friday’s to 7 – 8.30 pm as of Friday 18th October 2013 onwards, on a permanent basis.
Friday 7 – 8.30 pm (from 18th October 2013)
Sunday 6 – 8 pm (unchanged)
Please note that our Friday class on 11th October 2013 is our last training time starting at 7.30 – 9 pm :)
23rd June 2013 - BLACK BELT SUCCESSES
Congratulations to Tony Gent who graded to 3rd Dan Black Belt, Robert Dorey and Steve Ayre to 2nd Dan Black Belt, and to Sean Moran who also successfully graded to Black Belt 1st Dan in front of Senior B.S.K.A. instructors on Sunday 23rd June 2013 at the Bournemouth SportBU. It took a gruelling 2 hours, where the participants had to workout, show their teaching abilities, perform various difficult movements from the Black Belt Grading syllabus, advanced Kata, followed by Kumite/free-fighting.
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