British Wadokai Students of the Month for 2016!
November 2016 - Denzil Ind, Yonkyu.
Name: Denzil Ind
Present Grade: 4th Kyu
Date of Birth: 17/12/2004
Club: Grey Wolf Karate
Instructor: Sensei Mick Adams 5th Dan Renshi and Sensei Jim Rendell 3rd Dan
Why do you Train: I was invited to train by my school friend, I found I really enjoyed it so much. My sister Malika now trains with us which is nice.
Why do you think Training with Sensei Gary Swift 8th Dan Kyoshi is such an important part of your training? I think it helps me to try and perfect my pair work and kata, it gives me the opportunity to train with other students from around Britain and abroad and that we all train the same way and that's why it's important for me to go on as many of Sensei Swift's courses as possible.
How long have you been training? One and a half years.
How many sessions do you do a week? School work permitting, I try to do 3 sessions a week. It is also very important to train in my own time.
What's your favourite technique? Nidan-geri jodan
What's your favourite kata? Ku-Shanku
What your favourite food? Mum's special pasta!
What's your favourite Film? Hunger Games
Honours to Date: GWK student of the year 2015
Biggest Influence on Karate: My Mum and Dad, they always help me and my sister Malika in what ever we do.
Summary on Denzil:
Denzil is a lovely lad who's attendance and dojo etiquette is second to none.
He works very hard when in the dojo and also trains at home. His Mum and Dad are so supportive of Denzil and his sister which helps him greatly. I strongly feel if he continues his journey in Karate he will go all the way to the top.
Mick Adams Renshi
December 2016 - Ewan Rees, Sankyu.
Name: Ewan Rees.
Present Grade: 3rd Kyu
Date of Birth: 29th May 2004.
Club: Grey Wolf Karate.
Instructor: Sensei Mick Adams 5th Dan Renshi and Sensei Jim Rendell 3rd Dan.
Honours to date: Sensei Mick's special award for 2015.
When did you start and why do you train? Sensei Mick visited our school to encourage new members so I went along, I enjoy the training and I'm aiming to achieve my black belt.
Why is it important for clubs to support BWK? I get to meet students from all over the country and I've met students from Norway too, I especially enjoyed meeting Sensei Kjartan for the 1st time, I wouldn't have got the opportunity to meet these people otherwise.
How long have you been training? It'll be 3 years next February (2017).
How many sessions do you do a week? As often as I can, 2-3 sessions per week, depending on school commitments.
What is your favourite technique? Nidan geri jodan.
What is your favourite kata? Of the ones I've trained in so far it’s Kushanku.
What is your favourite food? Pizza.
What is your favourite film? I enjoy all the Star Wars films.
Summary on Student: Ewan is a popular and respected student at GWK, he has trained under adversity when he broke his arm and he has encouraged his Mum and Sister to join the club and they have both recently been promoted to 7th Kyu.
Mick Adams Renshi.