Minakami Bushido Karate Dojo News

Summer Training Times 2016

From Tuesday 26th July until Sunday 28th August Inclusive

Due to the school holidays and vacations please see amended schedule of training for the above dates:

Tuesday Abbots Langley
(Tanners Wood Hall)
All Grades inc. Tiny Tigers 5:00pm-6:00pm
Berkhamsted All Grades 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday Harpenden
(Roundwood Gym)
Tiny Tigers 5:30pm-6:15pm
All Grades 6:30pm-7:30pm
Friday Letchworth Tiny Tigers 5:30pm-6:15pm
All Grades 6:30pm-7:30pm
Abbots Langley
(Breakspeare School)
Tiny Tigers 4:30pm–5:15pm
All Grades 5:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday Hemel All Grades inc. Tiny Tigers 11:00am-12.00pm
(Roundwood Sports Centre)
All grades inc. Tiny Tigers 9:30am-10:30am

These changes will revert back to normal training schedule times as per the website following the summer break. If you are unable to train due to your normal class being amended please make up lessons at another dojo in our academy or catch up with extra lessons when summer training has finished.

Any questions please call me on 07737 034 354.

Visit the clubs pages for normal training times.

Have a lovely summer!! If you are away don’t forget to practice your kata.

Sensei Owen

12th June 2016 Grading – Road Closures

Please note that the St. Albans marathon takes place on the same day, so it may affect some of you travelling that way.

We booked the grading for this day to avoid it being the following week on Father’s Day – guess you can’t win.

Please allow extra time for your journey and parking because it will be very busy and some of the roads close.

Grading / Assessment Dates 2016

The following dates are for all grades including brown belts for whom assessments will be held on the same day as the gradings.

March 13th 2016

June 12th 2016

September 18th 2016

December 4th 2016

Black Belt Gradings

17th April 2016

11th September 2016


The gradings will be held at Harpenden Leisure Centre, AL5 2HU.

Final Lessons 2015 / First Lessons 2016

Here are the final lesson dates for 2015 and the starting dates for 2016.

Garry Allen Completes Sponsored Parachute Jump

On August the 27th 2015 Sensei Gary Allen completed his sponsored parachute jump from 13,000 feet for Kitty.

Gary raised over £1000 which will be going to NeST, The Nephrotic Syndrome Trust.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored Gary.  It’s still not too late – please speak to your instructor or you can sponsor Gary online.

Congratulations to Gary on his very brave effort and for raising such a considerable sum for a very worthy cause!