Good attendance, a lot of fun and hopefully a number of safer students after our EdEx event this week. We kicked off with a talk from coach Zachary Janes about the psychology behind self protection, which was followed by an introduction into the Functional Edge System (Ger O’Dea, Paul Skelding, Zachary Janes, Peter Gibbons, Joe Farrimond), from surviving attacks to reversing and engaging. If that sounds interesting or you were there and want more, keep an eye out for the next set of self protection events and of course come join the club!
Photos of the event can be found on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edinburgh-University-Shukokai-Karate-Club/357540581057906 .
With the first training of semester done, the first club social event is coming up fast, and it is of course the return of our annual Black Belt challenge – a karate-themed blend of flat crawl, pub crawl and night out!
Where: Meet outside Teviot.
When: 7PM, this Saturday (Sep 20th).
What to wear: Try to make as many items as possible be the colour of your belt. If you don’t know which colour you are – wear white.
We’ll be visiting a number of flats and public houses, and drinking, playing games and generally being sociable. This is usually a great chance to see coaches and senior members making total and utter prats of themselves. Not to be missed! Drinks are coloured themed (alcohol content optional), and the aim is to make it through the ranks to black by the end of the night! Once that is conquered, we move on to Boteco do Brasil to celebrate the stunning achievement!
Both regular training sessions next week are taster sessions for new students.
– Tuesday 16th September, 17.30 – 19.30, Gym 4 St Leonard’s land. Afterwards we head to Clerk’s Bar on (74-78 South Clerk street) for beer and a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new people. Discounts and deals with Clerk’s Bar TBA.
– Friday 18th September, 19.30 – 21.30, Gym 4 St Leonard’s land, then we’re at the Greenmantle (44 West Crosscauseway) . Discounts and deals TBA.