Mar­tial arts

The Oban Times - - SPORT - IAIN RODGER ed­i­tor@oban­

Kyokushinkai Karate

On Satur­day Oc­to­ber 6, young Darryl McLaughlin, along with the rest of the IKKU team, took part in the Bri­tish Open Knock­down Karate tour­na­ment at the K2 Cen­tre in Craw­ley. There will be a full re­port in two weeks. This is Darryl’s last year fight­ing as a Cadet (16 and 17 years) be­fore he goes on to the adult novice cat­e­gory.

The club is now con­cen­trat­ing on syl­labus work with the next grad­ing test in De­cem­ber. The next in­take for new starters will be af­ter that test.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the club, con­tact Iain Rodger (6th dan) on 07584 166542 or email iain@ Al­ter­na­tively send a mes­sage to Cale­do­nia Kyokushin on Face­book.


This Oban club prac­tices K-1 style kick­box­ing. K-1’s pre­de­ces­sor Sei­dokaikan Karate was formed in 1980 by Kazuyoshi Ishii, a for­mer Kyokushin karate prac­ti­tioner who had formed his own or­gan­i­sa­tion to help pro­mote the best stand-up mar­tial artists. Sei­dokaikan ar­ranged sev­eral suc­cess­ful chal­lenge events against other mar­tial arts or­gan­i­sa­tions, orig­i­nally us­ing rules based on the Kyokushin Knock­down karate rules, but grad­u­ally adapt­ing and chang­ing closer to kick­box­ing rules. In 1993, Mr Ishii founded the K-1 or­gan­i­sa­tion ex­clu­sively for kick­box­ing.

The Oban club ses­sions are Wed­nes­days at 4.30pm for ju­niors and 6pm for se­niors at the Old Crofters above Stod­dard’s Mo­tor­bike shop. Phone Wul­lie on 07480 273190 or email shi­han­ You can also find them on Face­book as Sen­shi Do Kick­box­ing.

Shukokai Karate

Any­one look­ing for more de­tails on th­ese clubs should con­tact Kenny Gray (5th dan) on kenni.gray@bt­in­ter­net. com or 07884 183905.


Oban MMA have been train­ing hard over the last month. They have been con­cen­trat­ing on get­ting newer mem­bers com­fort­able at mov­ing and angling for strik­ing and take­downs.

Stu­dents with more ex­pe­ri­ence have started train­ing for the next BJJ com­pe­ti­tion in Novem­ber. The club hopes to take a large squad of old and newer faces to Edinburgh.

The club is look­ing to add an MMA spar­ring class on Fri­day nights at 8pm. This will be su­per­vised un­til the un­ex­pe­ri­enced be­come more ac­cus­tomed to this type of spar­ring.

All classes start at 7.30pm, ex­cept Fri­days which is 6.30pm

Mon­day; BJJ

Tues­day; MMA

Wed­nes­day; BJJ NOGI

Thurs­day; MMA

Fri­day; BJJ

If you would like to try out BJJ or MMA, Oban BJJ can be found on Face­book or email @ coo­giepots@gmail. com

Wado Kai Karate

The Park Pri­mary School class is al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers, if you have a child aged 7-10 and want to know more about this class con­tact Mike on 07709 229284 or email m.faulkner6@bt­in­ter­

Kaishin Wado Kai at Dun­beg School is on a Tues­day from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All ages are wel­come at the club train­ing ses­sions. Mike Faulkner said: ‘We are a small and friendly club with four Black Belt train­ers to help stu­dents.’

For more de­tails con­tact Sen­sei Chris Bruce (7th Dan) at crb999@bt­in­ter­

Knights Of The Tower - Me­dieval Com­bat Oban

Knights of the Tower are still look­ing to boost their mem­bers. Male and fe­males are wel­come to try out the sport of me­dieval com­bat.

The club trains on Tues­day nights from 7pm un­til 9.30pm above Stod­dart’s of Oban in the old Crofters. Come down to have a look at what we do.

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