Minakami Bushido Karate Dojo News

Final Lessons 2018 / First Lessons 2019

Dear Students,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you all for training with Bushido Black Belt Academy.

As you know our training year is divided into 12 four-week periods, for which you pay 12 monthly payments on a set day each month. As there are 13 four-week periods in a year the dojos will be closed for four weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Below is a list of final lessons for 2017 and re-start dates for 2018.

Yours in Karate Do,

Brian Owen
MBKD UK Chief Instructor


DOJO Final Lesson 2018 Re-start 2018
Abbots Langley
Tanners Wood Hall
Tuesday 11th December Tuesday 15th January
Thomas Coram School
Tuesday 11th December Tuesday 15th January
Roundwood Park School
Thursday 13th December Thursday 24th January
Abbots Langley
Breakspeare School
Friday 14th December Friday 18th January
Pixmore Junior School
Friday 14th December Friday 18th January
Hemel Hempstead
Gadebridge Community Centre
Sunday 16th December Sunday 20th January
Roundwood Park Sports Centre
Sunday 16th December Sunday 20th January


No Training at Berkhamsted, November 13th 2018

No training at Berkhamsted tonight 13th November 2018 as the school are using the hall all other classes as usual


No Training at Roundwood Park School on Thursday 27th September 2018

There is no training at Roundwood School this Thursday (27th September 2018) as the school are using the hall. All other classes as normal.

Grading 23rd September 2018

Just a reminder that it is the grading and assessments in Harpenden on Sunday so no lessons.

Please remember to bring your licence if not already handed in.

A polite reminder that no pictures or
videos should be taken from the viewing gallery. There will be a chance at the end of the grading for pictures to be taken.

When your grading has finished please leave as quickly and quietly as possible as other people may still be grading.

You can get a pass for parking from the swimming pool reception for free to display in your car for 3 hours for the car park

See you tomorrow, good luck everyone!

Black Belt Grading, 9th September 2018

We are pleased to introduce our newest Shodans.

Andrew Ross
Beth Cohen
Imarin Kaur-Uppal
Jack Redding

Congratulations to you all and Happy Birthday to Jack who completed this on his birthday.

Also well done to our Nidans who also passed today.

Barry Payne
Susie Parkes
Dave Long

Both gradings involved blood, injury, sweat but grit and determination also.