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@ ikku.co.uk. 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 email@example.com. You can also find them on Facebook as Senshi Do Kickboxing.
Anyone looking for more details on these clubs should contact Kenny Gray (5th dan) on kenni.gray@btinternet. com or 07884 183905.
BJJ and MMA
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
Wednesday; BJJ NOGI
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.