Shotokan Karate Academy

Academy End of Year Party 2015

Saturday 19 December 2015

The Academy held its End of Year Party at the Hough End Social Club in Chorlton on Saturday 19th December 2015.  This followed the final training session and grading for 2015.

We were absolutely thrilled that so many of the Academy, the Manchester University and Hale Karate Clubs joined us for the evening.  We are so blessed to have such a lovely bunch of people on the karate journey with us!

Special appearance for 2015 were the Interns feat. Cristina Finta!  Thank you so much to Tim O'Rourke and Martin Cockx , and of course Cristina, for performing for us - the set list was fantastic and we all enjoyed it.  Booking you for next year!!!

Thanks also to Ross Harford - who knew we had such a brilliant host in our midst?  Dermot O'Leary watch out!  Ross entertained us no end, particularly with the Musical Karate Statues and the Lip Synch Challenge. 

The Musical Karate Statues was hilarious, with several of our Dan grades inventing their own techniques, often featuring an optional beverage - YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!

Thanks to all those who took part in the Lip Synch, especially Victoria Taiwo Ogunseitan who stormed to victory!

As ever the venue and the catering were second to none - thank you so much Hough End!

Special presentations were made to Matt Hulme, Mike Pearce and Tracey Standring for their support at the Academy throughout the year.

On a serious note, thank you to all of you for your support - the event raised £200 towards the club championships for 2016.

Photos coming shortly!

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