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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or please follow the link below
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.
inter school bowling competition
Mon 2nd July 18
On Monday July 2nd students from four local schools met at the Egremont bowling club for the 3rd inter-school bowling competition.
Pupils from Bookwell, Orgill, Moor row and St. Bridget’s schools turned up on a gorgeous Monday afternoon to fight it out and see who could be this years champions.
The pupils and bowling club stalwarts had much fun and enjoyed working together to learn from each other new skills and finding out about each other.
the winners were- Orgill Juniors school
runners up were- Moor row school
3r place went to –Bookwell school
4th place went to – St. Bridgets school
Well done to all the members of each team.
The good citizens award
We are looking for nominations for this years good citizens ward.
The good citizens award is an annual award and is fantastic achievement and honour for anyone who receives it.
The award is given to those people in our community who do those amazing selfless things that most of us can’t or are not able to do.
If you know someone who you believe does amazing things for the community or for people who need help the most then please send in your nomination.
The closing date is Tuesday 17th July.
Please send all nominations to the town clerk-
either email- email@example.com
or email- egremonttowncouncil.co.uk
or by letter to- Egremont Town Council
Market Hall Offices
Cumbria CA22 2DF
EGREMONT play park
has been given a new lease of life
by Copeland Borough Council.
AN EGREMONT play park has been given a new lease of life by Copeland Borough Council.
Repairs to the play area at Orgill park have been made alongside a refresh of the play bark throughout the site.
The Copeland Council Parks and Open Spaces team is responsible for cleaning and maintaining 14 play areas and two teen spaces across the borough.
The award-winning team was ranked top in the UK by the Association for Public Service Excellence, for the value-for-money way it looks after its open spaces, in 2016.
Councillor Mark Holliday, Portfolio Holder for Open Spaces, said: “Our team got to work making essential repairs to the equipment, and replacing the play bark in time for the Easter school holidays.
“The park is a well-used local facility and the spruce-up means that it was enjoyed by all throughout the Easter break.”
2nd annual Egremont parish
inter-school bowling competition
Mon 3rd July 2017
On monday 3rd July students from Bookwell, Moor row, Ogrill primary and St. Bridgets schools competed in the 2nd annual inter-school bowling competition.
On a wonderful sunny day 8 children from each school took in turns to bowl for their teams, fun was had but competition was fierce.
The final scores were- Moor Row : 15 points
Orgill : 16 points
Bookwell : 22 points
St. Bridgets : 24 points
ST bridgets being the eventual winners for a 2nd year row.
The competition was attended by the members of Egremont bowling green comittee and Egremont town councillor Jaqcui Smith.
St.Bridgets school team were presented with their trophies by Chairman J.Wise and President M.Cowin.