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Ipswich Higashi Shotokan students make the grade

16:15 08 November 2012

Ipswich Higashi Shotokan

Ipswich Higashi Shotokan


The youngsters from Ipswich Higashi Shotokan Karate Club took part in a grading, in Chelmsford.

A total of 30 students and instructors travelled down to Essex and everyone was treated to two training sessions under the guidance of Sensei Andy Sherry, followed by the grading of 86 students, 20 of which were from Ipswich Higashi SKC, all of whom came away with their next belt.

The Ipswich students that were successful in Chelmsford come from several schools in Ipswich, including Chantry, Sproughton and Ipswich Academy.

Meanwhile, the club recently held a special training course, pictured above, to raise money for its chosen charity, Cancer Research UK – the course being open to members of the Karate Union of Great Britain.

There were several counties represented by about 90 students from beginners to 5th dan black belts, all enjoying four hours of training, over two sessions, taken by the KUGB’s chief instuctor Sensei Andy Sherry, 8th Dan and senior instructor Sensei Frank Brennan, 7th Dan.

Emily Ford from Cancer Research UK then attended a club night to recieve a cheque for £539.10 from the members of Ipswich Higashi SKC.

Chelmsford grading: 9th kyu – Orange belt Matthew Gillespie, Hayley Louise Dixon, Harry Matthews, Emily Relton, Cheyenne Boltitude, Bethany McCauley (temp), Finley Curtis (temp), Caitlin Hardy (temp): 8th Kyu – Red Belt, Tyler Cullen, Alan Harding, Steven Curtis (temp), Marcus Curtis (temp), Louis Curtis (temp), James Norman (temp): 7th kyu – Yellow belt, Hannah Moore: 6th Kyu – Green Belt, William Sharpe, Shannon Hardman (temp): 5th kyu –Purple belt, Reece Hunt, Andrew Howes, Reece Dixon (temp)


Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has everything crossed that the fit-again Daryl Murphy does not come back to haunt his side at Championship table-toppers Newcastle United tomorrow.

At last! Ipswich Town have scored some goals – and after 10 months Freddie Sears even managed to grab one as well, much to the delight of himself and his teammates.

Being a dad helped Freddie Sears switch off from football during his recent 38-game goalless spell.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits he was a relieved man after his team finally got back to winning ways tonight.

Ipswich Town returned to winning ways, ending a five-game goal drought, as Luke Chambers and Freddie Sears scored in each half of a 2-0 home triumph over Burton Albion.

It’s been described as a crunch game for Ipswich Town – recently promoted Burton Albion visit Portman Road tonight.

Ipswich Town centre-back Adam Webster says his feet remain firmly on the floor following manager Mick McCarthy’s repeated insistence that he is a Premier League player in the making.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he does not fear the sack ahead of tonight’s crunch Championship clash with Burton Albion at Portman Road (7.45pm ko).

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is set to make his injury comeback in an Under-23s game at Colchester United tonight.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said he didn’t hesitate in dropping Josh Emmanuel for Saturday’s goalless draw at Blackburn.

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