Latest news and information

May 2024

Hi everyone

Black belt grading done, 100% pass. Well done all.

I would like to welcome our new members, may your stay be long and rewarding.

Don't forget we are open Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

Cobras are always recruiting, come and give it a try. Remember. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

See you all in class

Richard.

 

April 2024

Hi Everyone

That's Easter over with. Next date on some calendars is black belt grading, Thursday 18th April.

Get your slips and payments back now please. Good luck.

I've noticed that some of you have left the WhatsApp group because of all the pings. Turn off notifications then you wont get the noise. The WhatsApp group keeps you updated and student's can access video of drill's and kata. If you haven't been added, please let me know.

Karate quote for this month. "The only impossible journey is the one you never begin."

Richard

 

February 2024

Hi Everyone

Gradings are here again, they come around so quickly. I've had a long hard think about grading and kata. My conclusion is, students can attain belts up to brown without mastering the kata, but to be able to go for black belt they must know every kata correctly. Hopefully this should give every student the time (because 4 months isn't always long enough) to learn them. Gradings are the w/c 19th Feb. Please don't forget if this is your first grading the cost is £10 and everyone else its £5. You will be notified in class if you are grading.  Also there will be a black belt grading soon, you will be given your grading slip in class, please make sure you get it back to me with payment and gi size where applicable in the time stipulated.

Please tell family and friends about Cobras, we are always recruiting. Don't forget we have a fitness class on Monday and Thursday. There are still some students not in correct uniform, this must be sorted now please, we have a club uniform.

Some Parents/students haven't brought back terms and conditions they were given I will give them out again, please return.

Thank you for all the above.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" 

See you in class.

Richard

January 2024

Hi everyone 

Happy New Year. I hope you all had a lovely break. Classes have been quiet this first week back. Don't forget it's grading next month. The gradings will be done in class this time. Gradings will take place w/c 12th February. 

Could Parents please ensure that your child is in club uniform for grading, there are a few kids turning up in joggers. This is not acceptable, we have a uniform, please wear it. Anyone not wearing uniform will not grade. Don't forget if its your first grading £10 and £5 for everyone else.

I know there are a few Parents who are into fitness, so why not come and test yourself in a martial arts class, and those of you who need to get fitter or lose weight come and do it with us in a friendly and relaxed class. Taster sessions are available. If you don't want the belts then try our fitness classes on Mondays and Thursdays £4 for 45 mins. At the moment these are predominantly ladies.

Inspirational quote. The more I learn, the more I realise how much I still have to learn.

See you in class.

Richard 

December 2023

Hi everyone 

I will be taking orders this week, (4th to 8th) if you want anything for Xmas, Hoodies, T-Shirts Uniforms or Fight gear. After this week cannot Guarantee for Xmas. (Pay on order)

Cobras will close for Xmas after class Thursday 21st December and re-open Tuesday 2nd January.

Hope you all have a fantastic Xmas.

See you in class.

Richard 

September 2023

 

Hi everyone

Back to school, hope you're all ready. 

Best way to compliment Cobras is to introduce new members. So please do it 👍.

Sparring in classes again this week. So the children need to bring their fight gear to class with them. If you haven't got any you can see me .

Grading will take place on Thursday 5th October. Start time 5.00pm, if you are not grading there will be no class that night.

Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.

See you in class.

Richard 

 

August 2023

Hi Everyone

Summer Holidays have started, I hope you all have a lovely time. 

Cobra's will take summer leave, w/c Monday 28th August and open again w/c Monday 4th September.

As you will have noticed, I am always asking for payments every month. This is because a few pay at the end of the month by agreement, if this applies to you can you please make sure that payments are made. 

If all payments could come in at the start of the month that would be appreciated. 

This month we are trying bring a buddy. This means you can bring a friend to your class and give them a taste of what Cobra's can offer.

Don't forget you can now use any or all classes.

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.

See you in class.

Richard 

July 2023

Hi everyone

The grading's are over until October. You must remember if a child is not in class they can't be taught and may miss things that are important for grading. Student's can attend any class they wish except the adult class, which is for over 16s or by invite.

Summer Holidays approach, dates of closing will be given out soon. 

See you all in class

Richard

 

April 2023

Hi everyone

Well it's a strange old month, all these Bank Holiday's. Cobras are open tonight (1/5/23) We are closed next Monday (8/5/23) We are open (29/5/23) and all half term. We are closed Thursday 4th May for voting.

Grading will take place on Tuesday 13/6/23. Starting at 5.00pm, if it's your first grading don't forget your £10 license fee. You will be told in class if you are grading or not. 

Have you got a friend or family member who you think might like karate? Invite them to try a class. Adult and Children's Classes available.

Quote of the month: Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

See you in class.

Richard 

 

March 2023

Hi Everyone

Easter is approaching fast, lots of Easter egg's to munch on. Cobras will be closed Easter Monday.

I've noticed that some of you have left the WhatsApp group because of all the pings. Turn off notifications then you wont get the noise. The WhatsApp group keeps you updated and student's can access video of drill's and kata.

Update on my knee op. The op was successful, the bad news my old knee is on its way out. Still got a few years left in the tank though.

Karate quote for this month. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

See you in class.

Richard 

 

January 2023

Hi everyone

HAPPY NEW YEAR. Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year.

Classes start back tonight Monday 2nd January, including the fitness class £3 a session.

It starts at 8.00pm, come and give it a go, get ready for summer. If you are feeling really adventurous, come and join the adult karate class. Tuesday 7.30pm and Thursday 7.45pm, bring a friend. Have January for FREE (new members)

Grading dates for February will be out in a couple of weeks.

See you in class.

Richard 

 

December 2022

 

Hi everyone

Another year coming to a close, they fly by.

Firstly I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous new year.

Cobras are always recruiting so please invite a friend or family member to come and try cobras out.

January is the time we make our resolutions, so why not try a karate class or a fun but tiring fitness class. What have you got to lose except weight.

Cobras will take its Christmas break after class Thursday 22nd December and reopen Monday 2nd January.

Finally I have at last got myself on the waiting list for an operation on my knee. I don't know when but I think next year fingers crossed. It's a day surgery so all been well there should be no disruption to cobras. I will have to maybe sit down now and again and possibly have a helper to demonstrate for me on Monday and Tuesday classes.

Again Merry Christmas.

See you all in class

Richard.

November 2022

Hi everyone

Well thats gradings done for this year. Congratulations to everyone who passed.

Hope the weather stays fine for bonfire night, have a good one and stay safe. Please remember pets and check your fires before you light them.

The best compliment you can give Cobras is to introduce a new student.

Fitness class still running Monday 8.00pm and Thursday 6.45pm. Ask me for more details.

See you in class.

Richard 

 

October 2022

Hi everyone

Just a quick one. Thursday 13th October and Tuesday 1st November (black) good luck with grading.

A big warm welcome to all Cobras new students. We are still recruiting for Karate and fitness classes.

Saying of the month:

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucious.

See you in class.

Richard 

September 2022

Hi everyone 

Back to school, hope you are all ready.

Grading next month and hopefully Black Belt in November.

Best way to compliment Cobras is to introduce new members, So please do it.

I would like to start sparing classes again, so the children need to bring their fight gear to class with them. If you haven't got any you can see me.

See you in clasee

Richard

July 2022

Hi Everyone

Mid year already, where as the time gone.

Belt presentation w/c 4th July. At the end of class.

Any parent or family friend that would like to join us don't be shy. We do fitness classes aswell as karate, Monday and Thursday. Contact me here or in class for information. The majority of adult students are parents of students.

Heres a quote that we can all live by.

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

So many students lose heart when things become difficult, this is when we as Instuctors and parents must encourage the most.

See you in class.

Richard 

April 2022

Hi Everyone

Easter is approaching fast, lots of Easter egg's to munch on. Cobras will be closed Easter Monday.

I've noticed that some of you have left the Whatsapp group because of all the pings. Turn off notifications then you wont get the noice. The Whatsapp group keeps you updated and student's can access video of drill's and kata.

The new fitness class is going well on Monday and Thursay night's. Still room for a few more willing partisipant's, all welcome.

I know Everyone will be finding things difficult at the moment. So cobras will not be increasing their fee's again this year.

Please remember fee's are due the first week of every month.

Watch out for the belt tying video.

See you in class.

Richard 

February 2022

Hi Everyone

Grading in February went really well, now it's the Black belt's turn.

Black belt grading is Monday 7th March, start 5.30pm finish about 8.30ish.

There will be no other classes that night. Anyone wanting to make up thier class can attend Thursday 5.00pm.

Why not give the fitness class ago Monday 8.00pm and Thursday 6.45pm both run for 45 minutes.

If you are wanting any kit, pads, gi's, t-shirts anything please order now because in April I will have to alter prices on certain things because of price hikes by suppliers.

Finally if you are doing black belt your payment should now be in.

Thank you.

See you in class.

Richard 

August 2021

Hi everyone

Well that flew by, one week gone.

This will be very short. I am looking to do a black belt grading on Friday 15th October. Honley Community Center, start 5.00pm. Sorry only time I can get.

Kyu gradings will be Monday October 18th. Start 5.00pm Honley Community Center. You will be notified in class.

Please remember fees are now due.

We are still recruiting.

Remember guys,
Success is not final;
Failure is not fatal;
It is the courage to continue that counts.

See you in class.

Richard 

 

July 2021

Hi Everyone  

It would seem we are back for good touch wood, lockdowns over vaccinations getting done. So now is the time to get back to training, Cobras lost students through lockdown but we are steadily building our numbers up again. New students throughout the club from 4 to 104 but we still need more. I know I sound like a broken record but invite family and friends and all you guys that have told me you are coming back then get your backsides back, we are missing you.

Gradings went well except for one hiccup. I am looking at September for black belt grading watch this space. 

I would really appreciate if you could give Cobras a review on our Facebook page, thank you in advance.

I think this is spot on and should be used for all aspects of life.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas A. Edison

See you all in class.

Richard

May 2021

Hi Everyone

Well the first month back went really great, I would like to say welcome to our new members. Hope you all enjoy your time at Cobra's. Lets hope everything continues the same as it is now and lockdown restrictions continue to be lifted. If that's the case then adult classes will reopen 17th May, so not long now. Cobra's will try for a grading in June (juniors), that will of course depend on if the student is ready or not, meaning do you know your kata's, combination's and so on.

New class times

Monday 1st class 5.00pm til 6.30pm no change.

Monday 2nd class 6.30pm til 8.00pm no change

Monday 3rd class 8.00 til 9.30 New adult beginner class.

Tuesday 1st class 6.00pm til 7.30pm no change.

Tuesday 2nd class 7.30pm til 9.30pm (adults) no change.

Thursday 1st class 5.00pm til 6.30pm. (This was the time before lockdown)

Thursday 2nd class 6.45pm till 7.30pm New adult fitness class.

Thursday 3rd class 7.45pm til 9.15pm Adult (new time)

These times will come into effect in May. Please remember we are open Monday May 3rd but closed Thursday 6th May for voting. Feel free to use other classes to make up for Thursday. All adult class times come into effect 17th May. I apologise for any inconvenience.

Any parent wishing to give the new adult karate or fitness classes a go please give me a call/txt or see me in class. Remember we are always recruiting. Time to get body and mind fit again.

Finally in June depending on government guide lines we should be able to get rid of masks, fingers crossed.

See you in class.

Richard 
 

April 2021

WOW this feels strange, it's been a long lock down but hopefully we are through the worst and we can get back to some normality.

Can I say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported Cobras through lock down.

Classes will return Monday 12th April 5.00pm for the junior's. Any under 18s from the adult class who wish to train can do so in the Monday 6.30 class.

To all adult students can I say, hang in there it won't be long now.

Could I ask that everyone who hasen't got their membership payment set up, please reinstate it for April. Thank you.

Could all spectators please continue to wear face coverings. Remember we are looking after each other, lets make sure we beat this horrible disease once and for all.

Could any student who wishes to wear shoes in class please ensure they have an indoor pair, (plimsoles or low sided trainers) please. wearing outdoor shoes can bring foreign objects onto the Dojo floor.

To finish remember we are always recruiting.

Thank you

See you in class.

Richard 

 

January 2021

Hi everyone

UPDATE 05/01/2021

It was to be expected, but that doesn't make it any easier. We have to abide by these rules and hope the vaccine starts to work by February so we can try to get some normality back in our lives.  Stay safe,  hope to see you soon.  🙏🤞👊

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Training starts again tonight and we need to really work hard. I am going to try and get a grading done in early February. You must be able to do everything needed to advance to your next belt, kata, techniques and combinations. If you have any concerns please speak to me.

It is very unclear whats happening with tiers up and down the country at the moment, we shall just take things in our stride and see where we go.

Please tell your family and friends about Huddersfield Cobras, we are always recruiting.

See you in class.

Richard 

 

December 2020

Hi everyone

Hopefully this will be the last nation wide lockdown, lets try and get back to some normality.  We start training again on Thursday, children's classes anyway (sorry adults). Please remember the new class times. Monday senior class now 6.30 start, adults I'll remind you later.

Christmas break Cobras will close after class Thursday 24th December, yes Xmas eve. But for this class to run I need to know how many want to train, it will be one class 5.30 till 7.00. Please contact me with your name if you wish to attend. We will open after Xmas on the 28th & 29th then close until Monday 4th January.

Feel free to introduce a friend to Cobras.

Everyone stay safe and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

See you all in class

Richard 

October 2020

Hi everyone

Sorry this month is late,  Internet problems. OK, the bad news is we're in lockdown again, the good news is we can still train by following the Cobras WhatsApp page, I will put training tips and Katas on there.

Its only a short 4 weeks this time (fingers crossed) so it wont be long before we are back and working again. Cobras will not take its usual 2 weeks at Christmas this year, closing dates will be in next months newsletter. Stay safe.

See you in class.

Richard

September 2020

Hi everyone

Well we are coping really well with this virus at Cobra's, we are training hard and with passion and a fantastic spirit, well done all. We still have alot to catch up with, our katas have suffered through lock down, but we'll get there.

The negative side is we have lost a few of our friends and students for one reason or another. With the advertising I have done, we can give a massive Cobras welcome to some new students, but we are always recruiting and you can do your part by inviting family and friends to come and join us.

I'm sorry some of us have to wear face masks to train in but it wont be for ever, we have to grin and bare it.

Uniform. All Cobras in the future will wear the black gi, we are phasing the red gi out. Don't panic, you don't have to get the black gi now only when you buy a new one. Black belt gi remains the same. So uniform now will be black gi up to brown belt or Cobras t-shirt and black pants all can be purchased through me.

See you in class.

Richard 

August 2020

Hi Everyone

I will try to calm everyones concerns about classes. I have spoken to Kirklees environmental health and they say I am doing everything correctly and sticking to Government guidelines, social distancing, face masks, hand sanatising and ventilating the room. I am now also introducing temperature checks before entering the Dojo. If you have a temperature you will not be allowed to train or spectate, this is for everyone's health and safety, please be understanding in these unusual times.

For the next couple of weeks we are sticking with the masks, then I will reassess for under 11s. All classes are back to normal times now. Cobras will remain open through the Summer holidays, but may change start times if classes are quiet.

Could I please ask that you let me know if you are returning to Cobras if you have not been through lock down? This is so I know my numbers for when I start recruiting again.

Could I please also ask everyone to amend their standing orders to new prices. Seniors 16 and above £37, juniors 15 and below £32.

Thank you.

See you in class.

Richard

 

Update End March 2020

Hi everyone

Well it took myself and Adele 20 years to build Cobras and a month for a virus to close us, but we will be back stronger than ever.

If you have whatsapp you can go on and find information and training tips.

Cobras will remain closed FOR NOW. STAY HOME STAY SAFE.

See you in class.

Richard 


Update March 2020

Hi everyone

I am really sorry but due to the latest government annoucment, Cobras have to shut our doors until further notice. Classes will resume ASAP.

BUT I can offer private lessons which your membership will cover. I'm afraid they will only be half hour sessions done at the centre once a week 2 students at a time, more if siblings. On this you will have to CALL me to book your slot, days available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, times 9.00am till 17.00pm.

If you do not wish to take this offer Cobras cannot enforce membership fees but payment will guarantee your place when we reopen and it would very much appreciated.

See you in class.

Richard 

March 2020

Hi everyone

Operation went well, just taking this week to recuperate. We are back next week and then grading the following week. Grading will be done in class.

I don't know how many of you are aware that we have a fight/combat class, this is held on Thursday 5.30 until 6.10. This class is a fantastic way to build confidence and sparring skills. It's all included in your membership. Also on Monday 6.45  until 7.30 and Thursday 6.15 until 7.00 we are doing a fitness class, this is open to anyone 14yrs and above. the cost of this class is £2.50 for one night, do both for £3.50. Please inform family and friends about Huddersfield cobras, we are always recruiting.

Please don't forget to amend your standing orders to the new price for April.

Please remember, ALWAYS BE KIND TO OTHERS AND YOURSELF.

See you in class.

Richard 

February 2020 - update

Hi every one

This is an amendment to grading dates.

I am really sorry guys. I have to postpone grading untill W/C 16th March. My operation that was cancelled has now been brought forward, to the 25th February. So Cobras will take one week annual leave W/C 2nd March and reopen on 9th March. I am really sorry for any inconvienence caused. Classe next week as normal, Sensei Stuart Thornton in my place.

Saying for this month. When your anger rises, think of the consequences.

See you in class.

Richard 

February 2020

Hi everyone

Grading's are here again, this time around they will be done in class time week commencing 24th February. Look out for your notification.

The new fitness class is doing so well that I have decided to start another on Thursday's. So from Thursday 13th February, the Kids combat/Kata class will be from 5.30pm followed by the fitness class 6.15pm. Anyone interested please feel free to come and give it a try. The cost is £2.50 per class or £3.50 for both. 

Cobra's classes will run half term week. 

Saying for this month. When your anger rises, think of the consequences.

See you in class.

Richard 

January 2020

Hi everyone  

Happy New Year.

Right here we go. New year, new resolutions.

On Monday 6th January 6.45 til 7.30ish there will be a new fitness class, the first one is a free taster session, then it will be £2.50. This class is open to all who wish to improve their fitness and/or lose weight (me included). All parents who wish to try, bring a friend, have fun together. 

Black belt grading Sunday 19th January 12.30 at Honley Community Centre. If you are grading please return your slips with Gi size and payment please.

Please could everyone make sure that their membership payments are paid the first week of every month, I'm getting confused with missed and late payments thank you.

INTRODUCE A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND TO COBRAS.

See you all in class.

Richard

December 2019

Hi everyone

Well Christmas is just weeks away now, the excitement is building. Cobra's will close after class Monday 23rd December, and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

From Monday January 6th 2020 the 6.30 til 8.00 class will move to 5.00 til 6.30. This is so I can fill a slot with a new fitness class for parents who would like to work on their over indulgence at Christmas (LOL).  The class will consist of circuit training and pad routines, the class will start on Monday 6th January at 6.45 til 7.30. Come and give it a go. YOU WILL ENJOY IT. If the times for the kids class don't suit, just see me for different day and times.

Don't forget Black belt grading 19th January 2020, please get your letters back with gi sizes.

See you all in class

Richard 

November 2019

Hope you are all enjoying your firework parties and bonfires.

Please don't forget its bring a buddy week. 

Next black belt grading will be in January, you will receive your notification shortly.

Classes are going well and most are working really hard but there is room for improvement in us all.

Belt presentation will take place this week in class.

Thought for the month. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW SLOWLEY YOU GO SO LONG AS YOU DO NOT STOP (Confucius)

Richard

 

October 2019

Some quick information. Grading will be on Thursday 24th October at the community centre. The time 5.00pm until 7.00pm, if it's your first grading don't forget your £10 license fee. 

Finally we are starting a new beginner class on Monday 4th November 5.00pm untill 6.30pm. The cost £31 per calender month, who ever signs up for this class will receive a new uniform,(New students only)

Also the same week we are having bring a buddy night. So bring a friend to your class FREE of charge for one night.

See you in class.

Richard

September 2019

The Summer holidays are over, all classes now go back to normal times.

I hope you all had a great Summer and caught all the good weather and not to much of the bad.

Cobras are having a massive recruitment drive in September, we would appreciate all the help you can give. All we ask is you recommend us to friends and family.

The only change to classes is the family and fight classes, they will both start at 5.30 on Thursday evenings now.

Richard

July 2019

Ok guys, summer time class times until September. 

Monday 5.00 same. 6.30 class same but if you want you can come early and join 5.00 class.
8.00 class you will start at 6.30.

Tuesday's classes stay the same.

Thursday classes start at 5.30 kids 7.00 adults.

Call or message me if you're not sure.

See you in class

Richard

April 2019

Hi every one

The Dojo will be getting a makeover shortly, I hope there will be no interference with class's. watch this space for updates.

Cobras will close on Easter Monday. Enjoy your eggs, if you wish to make this class up see Richard for another class time & day.

There will be no Family class this Thursday 4th April, fight class is still on.

There will be no price rise in membership again this year, that's 4 years running. We are the caring club. :-)

All students should wear the correct GI for their grade. Red to Green belt Red GI, Yellow to Brown belt Black GI and Black belt Red and Black GI. I will be taking orders this month.

Lot of you haven't returned your T/Cs. I will be collecting them this month.

Finally we are still recruiting, get your Family and Friends down for a FREE Month.

See you in class.

Richard 

March 2019

Black belt Grading's complete. Congratulations to those who passed, commiserations to those who were unsuccessful. Better luck next time. We have to remember that some things in life, may not come at first attempt. We have to work harder and try again and sometimes again.

The best complement you can give your club, is to introduce a friend. We are always recruiting.

Don't forget, this Thursday, no Family class its Kata class. Fight class follows. All welcome.

See you in class.

 

Richard

 

February 2019

Hi everyone

February's newsletter is early, to make sure everyone knows about grading.

Tuesday 5th February 18.00 at the Community Centre. Try to be there 10 mins early.

Black belt grading will take place on Thursday 28th February at the Community Centre 17.30, be there 10 mins early.

This means that on these two nights there will only be adult classes, at normal times. If this affects your class see me to arrange another. Good luck everyone.

Finally I would like to give a massive Cobras welcome to the new students who joined us in January.

See you in class.
 

Richard 

 
December 2018

Hi every one

Let me start by being the first to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS.🎄
 
A change: From December the first Thursday in every month there will be a Kata class at 5.30pm. followed by the fight class. All remaining Thursdays will be Family Class followed by Fight Class.
 
We have had a few new members over the past couple of month's, but we are always recruiting. So please invite Family and Friends along for a taster session.
 
Christmas closing dates are. Finish after class Thursday 20th December and return Thursday 3rd January. I will open for 1 night Thursday 27th December for a pad blast session 5.00pm till 6.30pm for junior all grades and 6.30 till 8.00pm for senior and adult students. This will depend on numbers, so if you are interested please book your name with me a.s.a.p.
 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
 
See you in class.
 

Richard

 

November 2018

Hi everyone
 
Hope you all had a great Halloween, you can look forward to Bonfire night now.
 
We have had a few new parents join the adult class of late, please feel free to come and give it a go, you never know you might enjoy it.
 
I have had a couple of parents and students approach me in the past month telling me about bullying problems. If you are having problems in school, DON'T let them fob you off. Ask to see their bulling policy all schools should have one to hand. Read it, find out if they are following it, if they are not WHY? If you are not happy go to the Head, then the Governors. Finally take it to your local MP. When in school its the schools job to keep your children safe.
 
Finally come on kids bring a buddy to class this November.
 
See you in class.
 
Richard 
 

October 2018

Hi everyone

 
Bullying is not acceptable, don't stand for it don't allow it. TELL SOMEONE, HELP SOMEONE.
 
Thursday - No Family or fight classes, its grading. Starts at 5.00 don't be late. 
 
Mental health the not so taboo subject now. It just doesn't affect the patient it can have an effect on all their family and friends. If you know someone or are someone affected by mental health problems, don't be afraid or embarrassed to talk to someone. Seek help from your doctor who can refer you to see the right people. ALTHOUGH IT'S REALLY HARD REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
 
All student's that achieve yellow belt should be in black gi. If you are in a class where sparring takes place, you should have fight gear.
 
Ok guys good luck with grading.
 
See you all in class
 
Richard.

September 2018

Hi everyone

Summer holidays are over, its time to get back into a routine. Class times will go back to normal from Tuesday 4th September. This means that Family and Fight classes are back on this Thursday 6th September.
 
I know Holidays are busy and exciting times but could I please remind Parents and Students that payments are due the first week of each month.
 
Another reminder to Parents and Students. It is your responsibility to cancel your Standing order when you leave Cobras. This payment is an annual fee split into 12 equal payments to cover your membership.
 
Gradings will take place Thursday 4th October. Starting 5.00pm. If its your first grading don't forget your £10 license fee.
 
See you all in class
 
Richard
 

August 2018

Hi everyone
 
Bullying is not acceptable, don't stand for it don't allow it. TELL SOMEONE.
 
The Summer holidays are upon us, so that means time changes.
 
Monday - 5.00 till 6.30 class same. 6.30 and 8.00 classes will join together and start at 6.30. Younger students can use the 5.00 class for now.
 
Tuesday - Class times remain the same.
 
Thursday - No Family or fight classes, the 7.00 class will start 6.00 and the adult class will start at 7.30. I hope all that makes sense, please call me if you need any more information.
 
Cobras will take their Summer break from Monday 6th to Monday 13th August 2018
 
Anyone wanting to bring a friend along for a free taster session feel free, any parent who fancies giving it a go come along you might be genuinely surprised. Just ask for details.
 
Hope you all enjoy your Summer Holidays
 
See you all in class
 
Richard
 
 

May 2018

Hi everyone
 
Let me start by saying a massive well done to all the successful Dan grades, it was a really great effort. Also may I offer my condolences to the not so lucky on this occasion. Better luck next time.
 
Sorry but there will be no classes this Thursday, the local elections have taken over for the night. Also don't forget we are closed bank holiday Monday. 
 
I would like to say a big warm welcome to the new student's who have joined Cobras and a sad farewell to those who have left, you are always welcome back. 
 
See you in class.
 
Richard
 

March 2018

Hi everyone

Because of the bad weather and safety, Cobras will not run any classes tonight Thursday 1st March. Hopefully we will be back to normal tomorrow.

Gradings went really well in February. Black belt grading will take place on Sunday April 22nd, if you are grading you will get your notifacation in class.

Cobras will be closed Good Friday and Easter monday.

See you in class.

Richard.

February 2018

Hi everyone
 
Gradings are on Thursday 8th February. It will start at 5.30 and should finish for 8.00, the lower grades will finish earlier. Ask for time at drop off. The grading is slightly larger than normal so all other Family and children's classes are cancelled that night.
 
Please feel free to make up your class on another night ask for times and days.
 
Good luck everyone.
 
Black belt grading will be in April date to be confirmed.
 
See you in class.
 

Richard.

 

December 2017

Hi everyone
 
Christmas is nearly upon us. I hope you are all ready and got your wish list posted. Classes are running smoothly and you are all working really hard but we are still recruiting  more students, so come on guys lets get family and friends involved.
 
Cobras Xmas break will start after class Friday 22nd December and start again Tuesday 2nd January. I hope you all enjoy your Xmas.
 
See you in class.
 
Richard
 

October 2017

Here we go again.
Grading will take place on Thursday 19th October at 5.30pm. Gradings are an examination of progress, like all exams there is a chance of not being successful. Please make your child aware of this. If this is your first grading please remember your £10 license fee.
You will be notified in class.
 
Richard
 

September 2017

Welcome September.

School holidays coming to an end and yet again gradings looming. Hope everyone has enjoyed their Summer Holidays and are now ready to get back into the swing of things.

Now there was meant to be a class starting on Wednesday for children with learning difficulties, but due to a surprising lack of interest, this has being canceled. In its place we are going to have a class starting Wednesday 13th September at 5.00pm which will consist of all things karate and karate games. Students can not turn up just for the games, the class is there to improve their Kata and pad drills. Depending on the interest it might be a good idea to get your name down.

Gradings will take place Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October. You will be your date A.S.A.P.

Remember guys be kind to each other and look after each other we only get one chance.

See you in class.

Richard 

July 2017

Gradings done, 100% pass brilliant, well done.
 
Do you know or do you have anyone in your family with learning difficulties eg autism, learning difficulties or any type of special needs? If so cobras are looking at starting a new class. It will consist of less intricate combinations and Kata's, the class will run for a shorter time.
How many children miss out on sport because they don't fit in, well at cobras they do.
Watch out for more information in the next couple of weeks.
 
So you want to get fit but you dont want to work towards belt grading, well thats your choice. Wednesday's adult class 6.30pm can give you that option. Why not come along and give it a try, the month of July is free (new members).
 
Cobra's will take its summer break week commencing Monday 24th July and re-open Monday 31st July.
 
Richard
 

June/July 2017

HUDDERSFIELD COBRAS KARATE CLUB

Holiday class times – to start 24th July

Monday – 5.00pm till 6.30pm Junior. 6.30pm till 8.00pm all seniors.

Tuesday – Normal

Wednesday – Adult class only 5.30pm till 7.00pm

Thursday – 5.30 till 7.00 All – 7.00 till 8.30 adults.

Friday – 5.00 till 6.30 All.

If your child is now 16 their membership fee is now £35, please amend your standing order. They now have the option to move to the adult class (optional) See me for more information. Times will change back after 6 weeks holiday.

 

Richard

 

May 2017

Black belt gradings complete. Great effort everyone.

The new beginner classes are doing OK but always room for more students, come and give it a go, bring a friend. In the next couple of weeks I will be giving out the new timetable, so keep it handy.

Cobras are closed 1st May happy holiday

See you in class.

April 2017

Hi everyone 
 
Well this is a very important month at Cobras. We have black belt grading and two new beginner classes starting on the 12th. If you are going to give them a try please drop me a line, it gives me an idea how many are coming. Don't forget let your family and friends Know. Cobras will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
 
These are the only changes to class times for the Easter holidays. Mondays 6.30 and 8.00 classes will merge and start at 6.30. Family class on Thursdays will not run, back to normal  again after holidays.
 
See you in class.
 
Richard
 

March 2017

Could I ask for you all to SHARE this with all your friends and family PLEASE. There will be some new beginner classes starting on Wednesday 12th April.
The first class will be for children 5.00pm till 6.30pm. The second will be for adults 6.30pm till 8.00pm. Both classes will be run for two weeks free of charge as taster classes and to see if its what you want. Then they will get up and running proper on Wednesday 3rd March. Any parent who has thought about having a go, come on now is the time. Good for self protection, fitness and confidence building.
 
More information contact Richard 07798685994
 

Richard

February 2017

February already, classes are going well. There is so much to take on board, so I have pushed gradings back a little. Gradings will take place on Thursday 2nd March, starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 7.00pm. If this is your first grading don't forget your £10 license fee. The student will be informed in class if they are grading.
 
The new fitness class on Friday is doing well and everyone seems to be enjoying it there is room for more to attend, so come on guys get with the program.
 
All students must wear club uniform which you get through me. Please don't buy them from elsewhere.
 
Richard
 

January 2017

Happy new year.
 
Classes start back tonight 3rd January, lets get a good turnout and get ready for gradings coming in February. Starting Thursday the family class will run from 5.30 till 6.15 followed by the sparring class 6.15 till 7.00, this will be every week.
 
Classes on Friday, all grades 5.00 till 6.30. Starting Friday 20th January a new adult fitness class will begin. the cost of this class will be £5, it will consist of pad drills and circuits. So before you waste your money on Gym membership grab a friend and come and give it a try it will be hard but lots of fun.
 
Finally we are still recruiting for all our karate classes so if you know a family member or friend then bring them along to join in the fun and build confidence.
 
Richard 
 

December 2016

Information you all need.  Friday class will now start at 5.00pm all the time for all grades.  When this class finishes a new adult fitness class will start, this will start on Friday 6th January 2017. It will consist of circuits, pad work and general fitness, the cost will be £5. This class is hopefully going to attract parents of students who want to get rid of the Xmas excess.

Thursday night from 2017 family class at 5.30 followed by sparring class at 6.15pm. This will be every week, no more Kata class.

Cobras will take their Christmas break from after class 23rd December and return Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Finally I would like to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Richard
 

November 2016

Gradings are over until next February, when the new format and syllabus start. Onward and upward.

There are going to be some changes to Friday classes next year nothing major. Watch this space.

We are always recruiting new members so come on guys get your Family and Friends to join in the fun.

If you get student of the month, dont forget to have your photo taken.

See you in class.

Richard

October 2016

Hi everyone 
 
Grading’s will take place on Thursday 13th, Friday 14th, Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th October.
Please let me know if you are not able to make your own class grading.
 
From next year 2017 grading’s will take place on Thursday nights over a two or three week period, depending on how many are grading.
 
Starting on Thursday 6th October 5.30pm till 6.15pm there will be a new Kata class (to help students who struggle with Kata but all are welcome) followed at 6.15pm till 7.00pm by a new sparring class (anyone attending the sparring class must have full fight gear no exceptions)
 
The Kata class will be every week, the sparring class will alternate with a family class. All classes are part of student membership, but there is a £5 fee for parents attending family class.
 
Please update your email address.
 
Student of the month will now have thier photo taken with a certificate, for Cobras Facebook page.
 
See you in class.
 
Richard 
 

September 2016

Hi everyone 
 
The summer Holidays are over, classes have been quiet, time to start getting ready for grading's now. Grading will be in October. Class times change back next Monday 12th September.
 
We are closed on Friday 9th September. You are welcome to attend any other class at any time to make up for holidays or illness (subject to Change)
 
We are still recruiting, introduce a friend or family member now for a week free!
 
Richard
 

August 2016

Hi everyone 

The Summer holidays are well on there way now, classes are quiet with so many of you being away.  The weather hasn't been great but it could be worse, so just make the most of it.

Summer holiday class times:

Monday - The 5.00pm and 6.30pm classes will train together and start at 5.00pm. The 8.00pm class will start at 6.30pm.

Tuesday - Stays the same.

Thursday - Family class will start at 5.30pm. The 7.00pm class will start at 6.15pm and the adult class will start at 7.45pm.

Friday - all grades 5.00pm.

These times started on Friday 22nd July

Class times will change back to normal on Monday 12th September.

Cobras are taking their summer break after class on Tuesday 9th August and will start back Tuesday 16th August.

We still need to bring our friends and family to karate, so come on guys invite them along for a month free trial (new students only)

If you have Facebook please like Huddersfield Cobras page.

Richard 

July 2016

Summer holiday class times

Monday - The 5.00pm and 6.30pm classes will train together and start at 5.00pm. The 8.00pm class will start at 6.30pm.

Tuesday - Stays the same.

Thursday - Family class will start at 5.30pm. The 7.00pm class will start at 6.15pm and the adult class will start at 7.45pm.

Friday - all grades 5.00pm.

These times will start on Friday 22nd July.

Some of you chose to stay on cash payments, could you pay the first week of the month please and could you please pay before you go on holiday.

Richard

May 2016

Black belt gradings done, we did not get 100% this time but every one still did great. Now its time for kyu gradings, grading dates are

Tuesday June 21st
Friday  June 24th
Monday June 27th
Thursday June 30th

If you cannot make your own grading see me to arrange another day.

Cobras will be closed on Thursday June 23rd, EU Referendum sorry for inconvenience.

Richard

News Update April 2016

Sorry for the late notice. Cobras will close next week (Monday 2nd to Friday 6th inclusive) This is because Bank Holiday Monday and Voting on Thursday. So I will incorporate these into Cobras spring break.

Please don't forget black belt grading slips must be returned by stated date.

Richard 

April 2016

Hi every one 

Sorry for the late letter, busy busy busy.

The weather is getting better, the nights are getting longer. So there will be plenty of time for you to play out, don't let your classes suffer.

Please stop asking about grading's they will happen when I think you are ready.

Next Kyu grading is in June. Black belt grading will be on Sunday 29th May pencil the date into your diary's.

Please try and introduce a friend or family member to Cobras Karate. The family class is going well, everyone seems to be enjoying it. Why not give it a try. Any parent who wants to try the adult class is more than welcome to come along "I promise you will enjoy it"

Please amend your standing order if you haven't already.

Richard

March 2016

Well you will all know by now that the war has arrived, I hope you all enjoyed it. Now to get to play it again we have to see a marked improvement in our Kata's.  

Gradings went really well, now we move on to our next belt, black belt coming soon.

Its been four years since Cobras last increased their prices, so with effect from 1st April 2016 there will be an increase of £1 for all students.  Will you adjust your standing orders  please.

Richard

January 2016

Happy New Year, we are back hope you all had a good Christmas.  Well grading will be here again shortly, so time to work hard and concentrate.
 
The new Family class will start in February, date and time to follow.
 
Richard
 

December 2015

I am thinking of starting a family class, where parents and children can train together.  It will start early next year (February). If you are interested please see me and put your name down as places will be limited. I will get a letter out with day, time and prices ASAP.
 
The early classes are still quiet, if you would like a month free V.I.P card (new members only) for a family or friends child please ask me.
 
All students should be in the appropriate Gi please see to this at your earliest convenience. Talking of uniforms please make sure your child wears theirs and their belt to every class please.
 
A very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
 
from Adele and Richard
 

November 2015

Make sure you stay safe if you are having a bonfire.
 
Gradings went well, next up will be a Dan grading so keep your eyes open for information that will be coming your way.
 
For the next couple of months Cobras are doing a one month FREE trial (new members only). So get your family and friends down for some fun times at Cobras.
 
Watch out for Xmas closing dates.
 
Richard
 

October 2015

Grading time is here again, so lets get to it.  Here are the grading dates.
Grading will be done in class week commencing 12/10/15.
If you have any problems please contact me ASAP.
 
In half term week, if you have any friends who might like karate you can bring them along to your class for a taster session.
 
Please remember as martial artists we show and treat everyone with RESPECT.
 
Richard
 

September 2015

The summer Holidays are over, classes have been quiet, time to start getting ready for grading's now. 

All classes back to normal times from now. We are also closed on Friday 11th September.

We are still recruiting, introduce a friend now for a week free.

Richard

August 2015 

Hi everyone 
 
The Summer holidays are well on there way now, classes are quiet with so many of you been away.  The weather hasn't been great but it could be worse, so just make the most of it.
 
Class times will change back to normal on Monday 7th September.
 
Richard
 

July 2015 Summer Class Times

Early start for summer holiday karate classes.
Monday: 5.00 till 5.45 then senior class 5.45 till 7.15 then second senior class 7.15 till 8.45.
Tuesday no change.
Thursday: 5.30 till 7.00 all grades, 7.00 till 8.30 adults.
Friday: 5.00 till 6.30 all grades.
Any problems call me.

Richard

July 2015

Hi everyone 
 
Well the operation went well, recovery time now.
 
All the gradings went well, 100% pass black belt included, well done everybody.  
 
I now hope that all you guys that got your Dan grades, will now think right start again and let me get that next step on the ladder.
 
Cobras are still recruiting, why not introduce a friend, let them join in the fun.
 
I will hand out a letter in class with Summer holiday class times.
 
Richard
 

June 2015

Hi everyone
 
Grading's are here again, starting next Monday 8th June, Thursday 11th June, Tuesday 16th June and Friday 19th June.
 
Black Belt Grading is on Sunday 28th June 10am start.
 
You will be told if you are grading, good luck everyone.
 
Some classes have room for new students, why not bring a friend along to give Cobras a try.
 
Richard.
 

Half Term Opening Times May 2015

Monday - The 5 till 6.30 classes will join and start at 5.00pm.
The 6.30 till 8.00 will start at 5.45 till 7.15.
The 8 till 9.30 class will start at 7.15 till 8.45
Tuesday - all times the same.
Thursday - 5.30 till 7.00 classes will join and start at 5.30.
The 7.00 class will start at 6.15 till 7.45.
The Adult class will start at 7.45 till 9.15
Friday - all grades 5.00 start.
This is for half term week only
 

May 2015

Hi everyone 
 
Update on my forthcoming operation, it should happen sometime in the next 16 weeks, sooner rather than later I hope. I have to have both hands done, they will be done at separate times under a local anesthetic, so hopefully there won't be too much d

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