On 25th October 1936, an historic meeting was held at a meeting hall in Naha, Okinawa with a number of prominent karate masters of the time. This assembly included the likes of Choki Motobu, Chojun Miyagi, Chosin Chibana, Chomo Hanashiro, Chotoku Kyan, Juhatsu Kiyoda and Shinpan Gusukuma. As well as other important discussions and decisions made regarding the potential future of the martial arts of the Island, it was during this meeting that the term “karate” (Empty Hand) was standardised.
Thus, World Karate Day (Karate No Hi) is held every year on October 25th to commemorate the history of karate and its exponential rise in popularisation across the globe. Part of these celebrations is the 100-Kata Challenge, which is inspired by the phrase 百 練 剛 (train hard 100 times). The challenge, led by a performance on Okinawa, serves to bring karate practitioners from around the world together and strengthen our universal family bond.
This year, our 100-Kata Challenge was held at the Market Hall in Egremont and we had over 30 members (various ages and ranks) take on the challenge to help raise money for our Community Fund. This was our largest group yet and the first year we invited our junior members to join us!
We had three groups running…The first was for junior members and for those who were new to the challenge. Their aim was to complete 100 x Naihanchi Kata. The second group was for veterans and those who wanted an extra challenge. Their objective was to add 10 x burpees after every set of 10 x Naihanchi Kata (100 in total). The third group consisted of those members who are travelling to Okinawa in a couple of weeks. Their task was to complete 4 x 23 kata within the curriculum, plus 8 x weapon kata (roshaku bo), totalling 100. Then the group finished off with 100 x burpees using Tabata intervals.
For further details about classes please email Chris Denwood club founder and principle instructor – email@example.com or please follow the link below
Egremont & District Branch
Parade and Service to layup Old Standard, Dedicate New Standard and celebrate 75 years since the Branch formation
Saturday 14th September 2019
· Parade March Off at 16:30 from Egremont Conservative Club
· Church Service at St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church at 16:45
· After the Church Service Refreshments and Raffle at Egremont Veteran’s Club from 18:15
· Bingo & Entertainment from 20:45 till late
Elected Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, will also be in attendance as Guest of Honour
All Welcome to come and share in our Branches special day
Contact for further information:
Gareth Edwards (0717001884) or Kevin Rishworth (07856054655)
AN EXHIBITION FROM JILL DAVIS & DAWN MILLS
Come and see this new exhibition on display for the whole of August
There are a variety of printing techniques displayed
with bold outlines of shapes and colours
Subjects range from towns and villages to birds and landscapes
Many of you have supported us by becoming “Friends” of the Gallery over the last couple of years, for which we are very grateful, as this financial support helps us pay our running costs. Even though we are staffed by volunteers the other bills still have to be paid.
However, some of you have not yet paid SUBs in 2019 and we would really appreciate if you would consider paying again this year, at a minimum cost of £15.
Our bank account remains unchanged for BACs transfers
HSBC Sort Code 402017, Account No 80545139
or you can pop into the Gallery and pay in person or simply post us a cheque
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in the Gallery soon.
On Monday 1st July pupils from the parish’s four schools took part in the annual interschool balling competition.
Moor Row School- 1st place
St Bridgets school- 2nd place
Orgill school- 3rd place
Bookwell school- 4th place
Today saw the Cumbria in Bloom judges arrive in Egremont.
Egremont town council has entered the annual awards for the last 4yrs. Previously the town has won a bronze award and last year the town received the Silver gilt award- a fantastic achievement.
Judges Alison Saxby & Jean Airey have many year experience in horticulture and both served the judging panel for many years. They were shown round the town by Chair person Neil Ferguson, Vice Chair Sam Pollen, Town Clerk Geraldine Pritchard and the Cemetery Curator Nelson Shepard.
This year the theme was Alice in Wonderland.
The main presentation took place in the castle grounds where there is also a sensory garden which is tended by pupils of Bookwell school- who last year also received an award . This year the town council asked Bookwell, Orgill and St. Bridgets schools to plant their own presentations on the Alice theme- Pupils from each school were present to meet the judges and to give details of how much they had enjoyed working on their projects.
The judging also took place at the Egremont youth partnership who also won awards last year – the group met the three teenagers who had helped the town council to rid the town of weeds along with the continuing support of Calderwood house who continue to work wonders in the towns community and once again without who’s help the town would not look as good.
Non of this work would be done and the town would not look as good as it does without the ever present and fantastic work of Egremont town council’s workers- especially the town clerk- Geraldine Pritchard who works tirelessly beyond what is necessary and the cemetery curator-
Nelson Shepard who worked himself almost to death to ensure everything looked so good-they have been aided by Martin from the Lengthsmen team and the rest of the town council employees – Nicola and Lee.
A new stamp has been commissioned to commemorate the Egremont crab fair- England’s longest running event and to celebrate the world gurning championship
Two Copeland schools are celebrating after finishing in the top two at the Global Rock Challenge 2019 Northern Premier Final.
West Lakes Academy, in Egremont, finished in first place at the final, held in Grimsby Auditorium, with Whitehaven Academy bagging second.
The two schools beat off some stiff competition to take the accolades with a further seven schools from across West Yorkshire, Hull, South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Aberdeenshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Suffolk competing.
West Lakes’ performance was called No good will come from a woman at sea.
And they described it as: It angers the sea Gods to take a woman on board a ship. Some savage pirates ignore this warning and abduct women from a port, tearing a wife from her husband. Once at sea, the curse proves to be true. They panic and throw the women overboard as a sacrifice, but it’s too late. The sea Gods want their vengeance.
Second placed Whitehaven’s performance was entitled The Radium Girls and described as: Radium, The wonder substance; shining bright in the otherwise dark years of the first world war. Hundreds of American women, toiled amidst the glowing dust of radium dialed factories. Their cries of corruption silenced.Inevitable fatalities concealed. With courage and tenacity, can these women prevail in their battle for workers’ rights that will echo for years to come?
West Lakes also won the Yorkshire Builders Federation Award for Performers’ Choice award, plus the Henry Smith Charity Award of Excellence for Stage Crew, and further awards for set design and function, choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, visual enhancement, entertainment and lighting.
Whitehaven Academy also added further awards for choreography, performance skill, stage use, concept, drama, soundtrack, set design and function, costuming character, visual enhancement and entertainment.
St Benedict’s Catholic High School, of Whitehaven, were also at the finals, and came home with eight awards, including the Humberside Police Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge, they were also praised for concept, drama, soundtrack, costuming character, entertainment, lighting and stage crew.
The event at Grimsby attracted a large audience and was supported by a number of special guests and sponsors.
Following the show, Andrew Marr from Andrew Marr International said: “We’ve all enjoyed an absolutely marvellous evening, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the students and all the schools taking part in this
On Thursday Egremont town councillors competed against the best of Egremont bowling team.
Cllr Steven Bell, Chair person Neil Ferguson, Cllr Graham Calvin, Cllr Tom Higgins, Cllr Mike McVeigh, Cllr Sam Pollen and former councillor Jacqui Smith took part against Eg remonts’ finest.
It was a lovely summers evening with temperatures soaring the bowling club chair picked the teams and began proceedings.
The competition was fierce, there were missed shots and missed chances. The beautiful surroundings inspired the best from everyone but by the end there were no overall winners. Everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed refreshments at the end.
Anyone interested in joining the club or having a came of bowls membership is £35 a year or just £3 a day. Bowls are available from the club to use, casual attire is welcome.
The club is open from 2pm until 8pm. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Do you know someone who performs selfless acts? Who every day in every month, year in year out who is always helping other people and the community?
Every year Egremont town council gives an award for being a good citizen. Last year James Pullin won the award for his charitable works and raising money and awareness for the Veterans club.
So if you know someone who you think deserves an award please nominate them and let them know how much they are appreciated.
All nominations must be submitted to the town council clerk either by email or letter by no later than July 15.
The town councillors will choose the winner during the council meeting on Tuesday July 16th and the winner will be announced during the September meeting.