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SPARRING LEAGUE ROUND UP AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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In this quarter's round up of all things San Shou Kuan we present the winners of the 2014 Sparring League and preview all the events and activities for the remainder of the year. So there is no excuses for not knowing what is going on......

Sparring League

Congratulations Miguel and Elodie the winners of the 2014 Sparring League

Miguel Murta won the men's league by one point from Nick Koh who was one point in front of Pierre Cochart in third place.  The women's league was won by Elodie Peboscq
. Well done to you all.  The sparring proved demanding, exciting and safe.  Over the course of the year we had 27 participants which is fantastic; really encouraging and bodes well for the 2015 league.

The 2015 league is currently being planned and dates are being finalised.  As soon as they are agreed upon these will be posted on the website and social media; so look out for those.  To encourage more of you to participate we will be issuing medals to all who compete as well as trophies. 

The trophies for this year's winners will be presented at the SSK Black Belt Grading on the 6th December at the Tokei Centre.

Photos below: clockwise from Top Left: Elodie and Miguel; Miguel and Pierre; Lason and Nick; Miguel and Pierre.  For more photos look at our Facebook Pages.
Q4 2014 CALENDAR:
Looking forward to the rest of the year is a round up of all the events coming up and key things for you to put in your diary.  Please reserve your place via the Facebook Pages and the Facebook Events
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Tues: 28th October - Destruction Workshop - Watford
This workshop is a practical session aimed principally Brown and Black Belts wanting to improve their destruction and the teaching of destruction (the event is open to 3rd graders too).  The workshop will cover conditioning, total preparation and breaking performance: chopping bricks/blocks; punching tiles; kicking wood.   This will be led by Dave, Nick, Jane and Paul with plenty of opportunity for practice with detailed feedback.  Those students taking the December grading and wishing to use the board support (KATO!) must have completed the Kato pre-test for safety. 
This event will cost £15 in advance or £20 on the night.  Speak to Pete, Dave or Tanja to reserve your place.
 
Sat: 8th November Revision Session - Tokei Centre London
This event is aimed at Brown and Black Belts.  It is preparation for the Central Grading and all candidates for the December grading are expected to attend.  This session will cost £12 and will commence at 3pm and continue through to at least 6.  There will be a full review of individuals performance of forms as well as teaching practice.  This aspect is aimed at instructors and would-be instructors.

Sun: 9th November – National Novice Sanshou Tournament - Milton Keynes
Closing dates for entry is the 20th October.  This event is aimed at those who have never fought in a Full Contact tournament and is a pre-requisite for those wishing to enter the British and European Sanshou Championships.   

Sat: 29th November - London Regional Grading - Tokei Centre London
This grading will follow directly after the normal Saturday class at the Tokei at 5.30pm.  All candidates will need to have their signed grading form, membership card, grading fee and uniform.  There will be a final grading in Bushy in December for those who fail to make this grading.
This is also the CLOSING DATE for candidates wishing to take the December Black Belt gradiing.

Sat: 6th Dec - Black Belt Grading - Tokei Centre London
The Black Belt grading will commence at 3pm with registration and formal bow.   During the course of the afternoon there will be the presentation of the Trophies from the 2014 Sparring League.  The afternoon will be followed by the Tokei's end of year social to which all are invited.
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