Reminder of Upcoming Social Events

Please note you will need a GUMSHIELD for all sparring events!

On Monday the 14th we will be be having what may be the first half of the internal UCD Karate Club competition for all members with Kumate (sparring) taking place on Monday and depending on time constraints, Kata (forms/patterns) events taking place on Wednesday.

Movie Night on Monday the 14th – after the competition we will be having our Movie night in the blue room of the student center from 8pm, this event is BYOB so it’s super cheap and very cheerful.

On Monday the 28th UCD -VS- DCU Check out the event page:
We’ll all have to head along to the bar afterwards for a celebratory drink and some pizza with DCU.

The date for Grading has been decided and it will be held in UCD on Monday the 5th of December. As previously mentioned all gradings are subsidized by the club and as such will only cost €20 aprox. for the exam and ISI License which you will use for all subsequent gradings (exact figure to be confirmed)

The First Annual Irish Shotokan Institute Christmas Dinner will be held (provisionally) on Thursday December the 8th in Dublin City Center and is sponsored for all ISI license holders. There will be a sheet for anyone who is interested in attending to indicate their interest at class on Monday and Wednesday so that ISI can gather some rough numbers for the event.
The Martial Arts Ball – a second meeting is being held this Wednesday to decide on the venue and confirm the date which is provisionally set as the 1st of Febuary 2012. I hear roumers there will be a chocolate fountain and sumo suits…

The New Social Morning – we will be drawing up a weekly rota of members who have volunteered to run the social morning shortly so if you would like to get involved please contact any committee member and volunteer to run it for a day or two.

Membership, Karate Gi’s and Equipment Officer

I would like to remind all members that it is of the utmost importance that membership be paid by Wednesday the 9th of November in order to be eligible for grading & competition. The fee’s can be paid in two installments with the second due in January. They are as follows:
€10 for new members (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
€40 for returning Student members (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
€100 for Alumni (All UCD Graduates)

Karate Suits – There will be an order form at the next two training sessions after which we will place an order.
Prices are:
Beginner/Basic Suit €15 per suit
Adidas K220 suits just over €40.
Deposits of €5 will be taken on all beginner suit orders and €10 on all Adidas Gi’s.

The club needs an Equipment officer to take care of the library records, Club Merchandise and training equipment. If you are interested in getting more involved in the Karate Club and volunteering for this role please let any member of the committee know, we would be delighted to welcome you to the committee (especially any of our new members).

Training Times and Feedback

Training is in Hall B of the UCD Sports Center from 6-8pm Monday’s and 8-10pm Wednesdays. Come along even if you can only make the second half of the class, one class a week or even a few a month – we’d love to see you there!

If you have any bright ideas for the club, would like something in particular covered in class or would love some information on any aspect of Karate just let us know we’d love to hear your questions or suggestions.