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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.