The Oban Times - - Sport - WITH IAN RODGER


Oban BJJ coach Coo­gie Pot­ter is pre­par­ing his com­peti­tors for the up­com­ing events in the BJJ cal­en­dar, full re­ports to fol­low. The club is run by Iain (Coo­gie) Pot­ter who trains un­der Mar­cos Nar­dini. For any en­quiries con­tact Coo­gie on coo­

Kyokushinkai Karate

On July 7 seven mem­bers from the Ar­gyll Cale­do­nia Kyokushin clubs along with oth­ers from the Stir­ling and Perth clubs made the long jour­ney south to the Na­tional Sum­mer Train­ing Camp in the Peak Dis­trict in Eng­land. Lo­cal in­struc­tor Iain Rodger was one of the se­nior in­struc­tors at the camp.

After ar­riv­ing on Fri­day af­ter­noon and set­tling in, the train­ing started at 7pm with a tough ses­sion. Satur­day con­sisted of train­ing at 6.45am un­til 8am, 10am-noon, 2-5pm, then 7- 8pm.

Sun­day was 6.45- 8am fol­lowed by 10am-noon. After lunch on the Sun­day ev­ery­one de­parted tired and aching to make their way home.

After the last train­ing ses­sion, Wal­lace Simp­son and Mhairi Wel­don from the Lochgilp­head club were pre­sented with their new dan grade cer­tifi­cates. Also at the camp, lo­cal in­struc­tor Iain Rodger was awarded with his sixth dan black belt by the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the IKKU.

If you are in­ter­ested in learn­ing Kyokushinkai karate please con­tact Iain Rodger on: 07584 166542 or

Shukokai Karate

All three clubs un­der Ar­gyll Mar­tial Arts had their grad­ing and prize giv­ing last week. The fol­low­ing stu­dents re­ceived awards for stu­dent of the year in their re­spec­tive clubs. Se­nior (Oban) Gre­gor Warnock, Ju­nior (Oban) Co­nan Burns, Se­nior (In­ver­aray) Archie McColl, Ju­nior (In­ver­aray) Dou­glas Cameron. Se­nior (Dal­mally) Tina Bell, Ju­nior (Dal­mally) Emily Wragg. Club In­struc­tor Kenny Gray said: ‘Thanks to as­sis­tant in­struc­tors Flo McBurnie, An­drew Buchanan, and An­drew Law­son for their ded­i­ca­tion to the club over the past 12 months. We start again after the sum­mer break on Au­gust 22. New stu­dents aged 5+ are wel­come to start any time although the be­gin­ning of the ses­sion is pre­ferred’.

For more info call Kenny Gray on 07884 183905 or 01838 200419 or Flo McBurnie on 07765 931902


Ses­sions con­tinue as nor­mal with the Ju­niors at 6.30pm and Se­niors 7.30pm on Wed­nes­days, Ju­niors 11am and Women Only at 2pm on Sun­days.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Wul­lie Rodger on 07588 513618 or sen­shi­

Iain Rodger proudly wear­ing his new 6th dan black belt pre­sented to him re­cently at the Na­tional Sum­mer Train­ing Camp in Eng­land where he was one of the se­nior in­struc­tors.

Shukokai grad­ing and prizewin­ners. Back L-R: Harry Frew, Emma Bell, Tina Bell, Sam Martin, Matthew Jaime­son, Jaden Hall, Emily Jaime­son. Front: L-R: El­lis McKenna, Fin­lay Hen­der­son, Char­lie Wragg, Emily Wragg.

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