Latest news and information

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 disruption to classes.
 
Cobras are closed Monday May 4th(MayDay) and Thursday May 7th(Polling).
 
Richard
 

April 2015

Hi everyone 

Hope you are all enjoying your Easter holidays, the weather is great so make the most of it.  Cobras may have to close for a week shortly, due to Richard having to have an operation, We shall keep you informed.
 
Payments are a annual fee split into 12 equal parts and they are due the first week of each month. Some members are still paying cash or cheque and I'm still having to chase some of you, it makes it easier all round if you go on standing order.
 
Cobras are always recruiting, introduce a family member or friend.
 
Richard
 

March 2015

Hi everyone 

Well Grading are done again and again we got a 100% pass, although I had to cancel one grading because Kata's were not up to standard. 

The new little Ninja's class is going well, with two already moving into the Cobra's regular classes.

We are still looking for new recruits, if you know any family or friends you think might like karate then point them in our direction.

All classes in Cobra's are now going to try sparring including beginners, sparring gear can be purchased from me. Children below Orange belt will not be made to spar if they don't want to.

Please look after your sparring kit it cost your parents money.

Early warning: Good Friday and Easter Monday Cobra's are closed.

Happy Easter.

Richard
 

February 2015

Hi everyone 

Its here again, gradings will take place the week of February 23rd to the 27th. Confirmation of this will be given in class, let's make sure we are ready.

The new little ninjas class started well, there's still room for 5 or 6 more. If you know anyone let them know. 

Hope we to see you all in class soon. Students who have missed the last month should contact me and let me know what they are doing about their membership.

Richard

January 2015

Hi everyone

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

The class at Meltham on Friday 2nd January will start at 5 O'clock for all grades. 

Lets make 2015 the best year yet for Cobras, let's work harder towards our next belt. Outside of karate work harder to be nice to each other. 

Cobras are starting a new little ninjas class.  The class will run twice a week, Monday and Thursday it will start on Monday 2nd February  at 5 O'clock and run for 45 minutes, Thursday will be 5.30. The cost will be £4, it will be used as a introduction to karate.

Richard

December 2014

Hi everyone 
  
I cannot believe that it's December already, I hope that you are all ready for Xmas?
 
 On a serious note I was sad to hear that two of my former students have been accused of bullying, after all the talks about the respect of karate. One of them I can say very young so he just needs guidance and was only a red belt when he quit, the other though is at high school and got her black belt. I hope you read this and understand that no matter what your problems it doesn't give you the right to take it out on others. Even though you don't come to karate anymore I will still listen if you need to talk.
 
Christmas break dates. After class Tuesday 23rd December 2014 start back Monday 5th January 2015.
 
Merry Xmas everyone
 
Richard
 

November 2014 

October gradings went really well. Congratulations to all who passed.

 I am in the process of creating another syllabus, so keep your eyes peeled.

Richard

 

October 2014

October so that means grading's. We are going to do it a little different this time, all Kyu grading's will take place in class time. So on the nights of grading's there will be no spectators, with the way classes are structured this should work, we shall see. 
 
Grading at
 

  Shelley -   Wednesday 8th October  
  Honley -   Thursday 16th October
  Meltham - Friday 24th October

If its your first Grading don't forget your £10 license fee.
 
Parents please be aware that the nights are drawing in now, be more vigilant where your children are concerned, I know some only live a stones throw from the Dojo and walk to and from on their own but lets keep everyone safe, drop off and pick up  STAY SAFE.
 
Richard
 

Setptember 2014

Hi everyone 
 
Well the summer holidays are over everyone back to work/school. Now its the same for classes, except Meltham this Friday the 5th September all grades 5.00pm till 7ish because the following week Cobras are taking a long weekend.
they all revert back to normal.
 
Shelley - Wednesday 5.00pm till 6.30pm.
 
Meltham - Friday 5.00pm till 6.30pm and 6.30pm till 8.00pm.
 
Honley - Monday. 5.00pm till 5.45 then 5.45pm till 6.30pm then 6.30pm till 8.00pm then 8.00pm till 9.30pm.
 
- Thursday - 5.30pm till 6.15pm then 6.15pm till 7.00pm then 7.00pm till 8.30pm then adults.
 
- Tuesday - 6.00pm till 7.30pm then adults.
 
If you are not sure of your class please give me a call, and I can be as confused as you.
 
Could all Parents and Students please make sure I have your contact details, thank you.
 
Uniform - Cobras have a uniform.  Which is full Gi  or club T- Shirt and Gi bottoms.  Could we all dress in the appropriate uniform please, football shirts, Nike, Puma or Addidas T-Shirts are not uniform. So to confirm, red or black Gi or T-Shirt with Cobras logo. Thank you.
 
Richard
 

August 2014

Hi everyone,

Well guys I hope you are enjoying your summer holidays, I know I had a great week off.

I am sorry for the little bits of confusion over the summer class times, its the same every year. By the time we get used to it its time to go back to normal.  Times are listed below.

The new classes are going well and you are training really hard, keep it up.

Richard

Summer Holiday Opening Times 2014

Honley
Monday – Beginner to green belt 5.00pm till 5.45pm. The 1st senior class 5.45pm till 7.15pm and the second 2nd senior class 7.15pm till 8.45pm.
 
Tuesday – Same times.
 
Thursday – Beginner to green belt 5.30pm till 6.15pm. yellow to black belt 6.15pm till 7.45pm and the adult class 7.45pm till 9.15pm.
 
Shelley
Wednesday – Same times.
 
Meltham
Friday – All grades 5.00pm till 6.30pm.
 
These times will start on Monday 4th August. Times will return to normal on Monday 8th September.
 

July 2014

Hi everyone

Summer is here I think, hope everyone enjoys the Tour de Yorkshire.  I will give a letter out in classes to cover this email and hopefully get everyone to open their emails.

Each month Cobras send a news letter, at the moment only 48% of you are opening your email.  This was started to give you information you need about classes and any changes that you would need to know about. If you have changed your email address please let me know. If you have changed your phone number let me know. Summer holiday class times will start in August, watch for email.
 
Cobras are changing some of the class times at Honley. This will only affect a small number.  I have spoken to most of you already. These changes come into effect week commencing   07/07/2014.
 
All students at yellow belt should now be in black gi.
 
Summer break: Cobras will close for a week after class Friday 25th July and reopen Monday 4th August.
 
I hope everyone has a fantastic summer.

Richard

Update on Meltham Grading June 2014 

Just to let you know, grading at Meltham will be this Friday 20th June starting at 5.00pm  and not the 27th as first said. The change is due to a mistake by me and I apologies for any inconvenience.  

Richard

June 2014


Just a quick message to keep you posted. Grading's have started and so far so good. Black belt grading went great, 100% pass. Next grading is at Shelley on Wednesday 11th June 5 pm start. Honley is on Monday 16th June 5 pm start.
Meltham is on Friday 27 June 5 pm start.

Richard

Summer Holiday Dates

Cobras will take it's summer holidays after class on Friday 25th July and return on Monday 4th August 2014.

Grading Update

Just to let you know the dates for grading's.

Honley - Tuesday 3rd June, Senior & Adults will be done in class time.
Honley -  Monday 16th June, Junior & Senior, Junior all grades start at 5.00pm finish 6.15pm. Anyone not grading that night can train, 6.30pm till 7.15pm. Senior's will be done in class time, which for that night only will start at 7.30pm till 9.00pm.

Shelley, Wednesday 11th June 5.00pm start.

Meltham, Friday 27th June, 5.00pm start.

Black belt grading Sunday 8th June . Please return your slips

All students who are grading will be notified.

May 2014

Sorry I'm a bit late this month. Time flies, next month and we will be grading again, both Kyu and Dan grades. Dan grade date has been set Kyu grade dates will follow shortly.

We have been working really hard on our Kata's the past month and it looks to be paying off with most of you, a little more focus and you will all be ready. Could all you guys Dan grading please get your forms back so I can order your new Gi's.

Cobras are still and always recruiting, so please share all cobras information with family and friends with this news letter or on Facebook.  

Richard

Easter Opening Times

Please read carefully.

Cobras will be closed at Meltham on Friday 18th April and at Honley on Monday 21st  of April.  

Class times at Honley over the Easter holidays will be:
Mondays 5.00pm till 5.45pm beginner to yellow belt,
                 5.45pm till 6.30pm purple to black belt
                 6.30pm till 8.00pm seniors.
Tuesdays will remain the same.
Thursdays 5.30pm till 6.15pm beginner to yellow belt
                    6.15pm till 7.00pm purple to black belt
                    7.00pm till 8.30pm adult class. 

Wednesdays will remain the same.

At Meltham on Fridays 5.00pm till 6.30pm all grades.

April 2014

Hello everyone, the weather is picking up and the nights are staying lighter. So you might think, I won't train tonight I'll play out, big mistake. You might miss something you need at your next grading, so keep up with your classes. 

Could I please remind Parents/Students that are not on standing order to pay your fees on time please or ask for standing order form. 

Black belt grading date is Sunday June 8th 2014 at Honley Community Center, a letter will be given to students who are grading shortly. Please return by date stated with all information requested. 

Huddersfield Cobras are always looking for new students. So please pass this information to family and friends. 

Richard

March 2014

Hello everyone
 
That's it grading's done for another 4 months, well done to you all excellent effort. We now move towards black belt, be ready it could be your time.
 
Summer is on its way days are getting a little longer, have we got anyone who wants to get ready for the beach, come and give Cobras a go.
 
Richard
 

February 2014

Time for grading's hope you are all ready. First one this Wednesday at Shelley  with a 5.00pm start.
 
Black belt grading date will be out very soon.
 
Come on guys introduce Cobras to your family and friends, 3 months half price offer is still on (new members only)(Offer has expired December 2014).
 
Parents why not give cobras a go, get fit, drop a couple of pounds and enjoy yourself.
 

Grading Dates for February 2014

Please remember if it is your first grading there is a £10 license fee.
 
Shelley -  Wednesday 6th February. Start at 5.00 pm, finish 6.30 pm.
 
Honley - Juniors -  Thursday 13th February. Start at 5.30 pm, finish at 7.00 pm.
 
Honley - Seniors and Adults will grade in class w/c February 10th.
 
Meltham -  Friday 21st February. Start 5.00 pm, finish at 6.30 pm.
 
Students who are grading will be informed in class. Please remember this is an exam so there is a chance of failing.
 
Richard
 

January

Hi everyone
 
Hope you all had a good Xmas and have a fantastic New Year.  Well with the holidays over its time to start thinking about grading's again, dates will be out A.S.A.P, INCLUDING BLACK BELT.  Don't start panicking, remember its improvement not perfection that we look for. Good luck.
 
Please don't forget the biggest compliment you can pay your club is to introduce a new member.
 
Richard & Adele
 

December

Well here we are December and the Christmas holidays fast approaching. Not very much to tell you, just holiday information and student of the month.  Lets start with the holiday information. Cobras will close after class Monday 23rd December and start back Thursday 2nd January.

Let us now wish you all a very merry xmas and a prosperous new year.

Adele & Richard

November 

I hope this finds everyone in good health. You all know Cobras are always recruiting. How about giving someone you know a 3 months half price membership, so instead of £30 per month it will be £15 per month. You could put it in a Birthday or Christmas card or just give it to a friend or family member. (This offer is for new members and can be cancelled at anytime).

Richard

October Half-Term Opening Times

Week Commencing Monday 28th October the classes  will be at;
Honley Monday 28th
Beginner to green belt  - 5.00pm to 5.45pm
Yellow to black belt -  5.45pm to 6.30pm
Senior class will be - 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Tuesday 29th classes will remain at the same times.
Thursday 31st
Beginner to green - 5.30 to 6.15pm
Yellow to black belt - 6.15pm to 7.00pm
Adult class  -  7.00pm to 8.30pm.
Shelley on Wednesday is closed.
Meltham Friday all grades 5.00pm to 6.30pm.
This is for one week only.
Please, please, please check your emails. If you haven’t given me your email or mobile number then please do.
 

October 2013

Grading time is here again.  You all need to try your best and work really hard and show me how much you want your belt.  The only problem area I see this grading are some of your Kata's, all other area's seem ok. 

The new senior class has taken off brilliantly, everyone seems to be enjoying the harder sessions and the more adult theme to the class. 

Now that students have moved classes there is room for new student's especially in the beginner classes, so again I ask you to introduce a friend or family member to Cobras. 

THE BIGGEST COMPLIMENT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CLUB IS TO INTRODUCE A NEW MEMBER. 

Grading dates and times:

Shelley Wednesday 2nd October 5.00 pm  
Honley Monday 7th October 5.00pm  
Meltham Friday 11th October 5.00pm  
Adult and Senior students grade in class.  



 

 

Richard

September 2013

Hi everyone
 
Well thats the end of the summer holidays, forward to christmas - 113 days to go.  The popularity of the senior class means there is no room in the Monday night session so a new class is being opened on Tuesday 10th September, the time 6.00pm till 7.30pm.  Students will be contacted and offered a place in this class, you do not have to accept if you are happy where you are.  This class is the next step in your martial arts progress, the training becomes a little harder and you move away from the younger students although cute they can get under the feet sometimes.  If you are not contacted but think you should be then come and have a word, I may have missed you.
 
Cobras will take their autumn break (long weekend) after class Thursday 12th September start back Tuesday 17th September.
 
Finally still waiting for you guys to introduce new students. 
 
Richard
 

Opening Times - 2013

From Monday 26th August 2013 all classes back to normal times.

October grading dates are:

Shelley Wednesday 2nd October,
Honley Monday 7th October
Meltham Friday 11th October.

There will be times and more information to follow.

August 2013

I hope you are all having a nice summer break. Classes are quiet at the moment with lots away on holiday, why don't you take this chance to introduce a friend to cobras. Bring someone to your class for a taster session. Two weeks free to all new students.

Someone once told me (teacher) I wouldn't amount to much. Well I did not listen to him, I might not be a brain surgeon but I have a nice little business and I like to think I have a positive effect on peoples lives. All I am saying is you can achieve anything you want in life, if you get rid of and ignore negative people and comments. Keep your Family and Friends (positive ones) close and the negative ones well you don't need negativity in your life.

Richard

Summer Opening Times
From Thursday 25th July 2013

Class times at Cobras through the summer holidays will be.
Shelley    - Wednesday no change.
Meltham - Friday all grades 5.00pm till 6.30pm.
Honley     - Monday - beginner to yellow belt 5.00pm till 5.45pm, purple to black 5.45pm till 6.30pm and seniors 6.30pm till 8.00pm.
Honley    - Tuesday, Adults 7.00pm till 9.00pm.
Honley    - Thursday, beginner to yellow belt 5.30pm till 6.15pm, purple to black 6.15pm till 7.00pm and Adults 7.00pm till 8.30pm.
 

July 2013

Well it looks like summer is here at last, lets make the most of it, we all know it might not last. Just back from my late spring break, feeling good. Must try it again sometime. 
 
Only a few black belts put their name down for the assistant instuctor badge, you can still put it in now if you want, will look good in your CV later. All gradings done for now and you all did well, lets work hard towards the next one now. Don't forget if you got your yellow belt you need your new gi. There are still a few students who have not got all their fight gear, its a must if you want to spar. 
 
Summer holidays coming up have a lovely time if you are going off and when you come back introduce a friend to Cobras.
 
Still need some people's mobile numbers.
 
Richard.
 

June 2013

Well we have some good weather at last, let's make the most of it.

Black belt grading went well, now it's the turn of the lower grades. Here are the dates of grading for Cobras.

Honley 
Monday 10th June - 5.00pm start, 5.45pm red, blue and orange belts can leave. 6.30pm green and yellow belts can leave. 7.00pm purple and brown belts can leave.

Shelley
Wednesday 19th June - 5.00pm start, 5.45pm red, blue and orange can leave, 6.30pm all other grades can leave, black belts can train this night.

Meltham
Friday 21st June - 5.00pm start, 5.45pm red, blue and orange can leave, 6.30pm all other grades can leave. The second class will run as normal.
Good luck everyone.

Cobras will have a late spring break. We will close after class on Thursday 27th June and re-open on Thursday 4th July.

Could everyone please make sure I have your mobile phone number please.

May 2013

Hello everyone,
Hope you all had a nice bank holiday. Cobras bank holiday consisted of  football match (Huddersfield ooh yea) moving my son and his girl friend into a new house, chilling with Beth then back to classes on Monday.

Black belt grading this Sunday 12th May. Good luck everyone.

Richard


April 2013

Well yet again Cobras beat the weather and stayed open, well done to all you guys that got to training. 

Bullying!!!! A very serious matter, how do we stop it? Can we stop it? The answer the second questions is YES!! If we change our attitude, in my youth you were told hit them back, not good advice when you are scared and the bully is bigger than you. So the first question HOW!!  Attitude, report it in school, in the work place. Don't be fobbed off if the person doesn't take you serious, take it further, to the head teacher, the governers even the education authority.  Listen to your child, do they keep talking about the same person/group picking on them? Watch your child are there any mood swings (out of the norm)? Do they come in and disappear to their room? Are the unusally quiet? All these could be signs of bullying. Attitude don't just tell them to ignore him/her/them they will get fed up, they won't. Martial arts can help with building confidence and your awareness, violence should be a last resort but it may come to that, have you got the tools?

Black belt grading 12th May. Get your notification letter back with gi size by the date stated PLEASE!!!

Shelley karate will be closed on Wednesday 10th April sorry for any inconvienence, make up your class at any other venue.

Richard

March 2013

Well done on gradings to you all. Just a few things this month. A new Adult Beginner Karate Class is starting at Honley Community Centre on Tuesday 12th March. Any parent who wants to have a little more in common with their child give it a go. First two weeks are free, so what you got to lose and why not bring a friend. It starts at 6.00PM.

I am going to carry students from my adult class across the dojo 100 times, this is for red nose day. Please be generous with your sponsorship when I come round. A date of this event to follow.

This months winner of the mini boxing glove is Mellisa Beanland.

To win a mini boxing glove just email me your name.

Thanks

Richard

February 2013

Hi everyone

Here are grading dates.
Meltham - Friday 8th February 5.00pm till 6.30pm. Second class will be as normal.
Honley - Monday 11th February 5.00pm till 6.30pm. Yellow and Purple, Brown and Black belt classes will be as normal.
Shelley - Wednesday 27th February 5.00 till 6.30. All students to turn up for this grading including Brown belts.
Good luck to you all, you will be told in class if you are grading.
 
If it is your first grading please don't forget your £10 license fee. If you cannot make your own grading contact Adele or Richard to arrange another venue. Good luck to you all.
 
Sorry to say the X.M.A class on Tuesday nights will no longer run. This is due to lack of numbers. Watch out for the new adult beginner class, are you interested.
 
Richard will be coming round recruiting!!!
 
Your chance to win a mini boxing glove. All you have to do is email me your name and you are in the draw.

December 2012

Hello to you all and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

December a time for Family and Friends to celebrate the past year and look forward to the new year and all it will bring.  I hope you all have a fantastic Xmas, Cobras will close after class Friday 21st December and re-open on Wednesday 2nd January. Have a nice break.

When we start back it will only be a matter of weeks before grading. I know some of you will be worried about it, but remember you don't have to grade if you don't feel ready, there is no rush to get your belts.

SALE - Don't forget if you want anything for Xmas, get you order in by the 8th December. Lots of offers ask Richard for details.

Question

Which of Santa's reindeer had a red nose?

Answers by e-mail

Last months winner Harrison Castle - Shelley Cobra.

Thank you.

Adele and Richard

November Update

Due to circumstances beyond our control (Voting) Cobras will be closed on Thursday 15th November 2012.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, anyone wishing to make this class up they can attend another venue.  Contact Adele or Richard for information.

Thank you.

Adele and Richard

November 2012

Hello everyone, 

Well gradings were very good and a 100% pass, brilliant.  So what you have got too look forward to now? Bonfire night, Christmas and New Year. Then we are back to gradings so enjoy the next couple of months. We are still looking for new student's so if you have a friend or family member try and get them to Cobras, it's bring a buddy week at Honley and Meltham this week and Shelley next week.
 
I do not condone violence, Martial arts should always be a last resort.  But if you are being threatened with violence you have the right to protect yourself (minimum force) by law.  But always try and resolve conflict some other way, rather than force.
 

Question.

By what name is Dwayne Johnson better known?
 
All replies by e-mail.
 
Last months winner was Logan Kirby Shelley Cobra.
 
Richard

October 2012

Well the first grading is out of the way, and it was a success.  Well done to you all, the next grading is Wednesday 10th so give it your best and lets have another 100% pass.  There are still loads of you not opening your emails that I send out, all the information you need is there.

Cobras are closed for a long weekend 29th, 30th and 31st October.

Question

Which player was just sold by Huddersfield Town for £8,000,000

All replies by e-mail.

Last months winner was Kieran Frost - Honley Cobra.

Richard

Grading October 2012

Honley

Grading will take place on Monday 1st October starting at 5.00pm, if it is your first grading don’t forget your £10 license fee.  All students going for red, blue and orange belts can be collected at 5.30pm.  Those going for green and yellow belts can be collected at 6.00pm.  Those going for purple and brown belts can be collected at 6.30pm.  Don’t be late this is an exam be there for 4.50pm to sign in. 
P.S Yellow and Purple, Brown and Black belt classes will run as normal.
 
Meltham
Gradings will take place on Friday 19th October starting at 5.00pm.  If it is your first grading don’t forget your £10 license fee.  Those students doing red, blue, orange and green belt can be collected at 5.30pm, and those doing yellow, purple and brown belt can be collected at 6.00pm.  If you are in the first class and not grading there will be no class for you that night.  The second class for this night only will start at 6.00pm.  
 
Shelley
Gradings will take place on Wednesday 10th October starting at 5.00pm.  If it is your first grading don’t forget your £10 license fee. 
 
If you cannot make your own grading see Richard or Adele to arrange another venue.  Tel: 07798685994
 

Clothing and equipment

Remember guys T-Shirts £15, Gi's £28/£30, Boxing gloves £23/£27 and now the new Huddersfield Cobras Baseball Cap with name £12.  Please place your orders A.S.A.P
 

September 2012

Hello everyone, well everything should get back to normal now, back to School, back to work and lets start planning Christmas lol.

I was thinking how diverse we all are, how different all our personalities are and how boring it would be if we were all the same.  But it would be nice if we all had one thing in common and that is NICE to everybody, well that's my view. What do you think? Send me an e-mail or text on what you think would be a nice trait for everyone to share. Contacts can be found on website.

Only weeks to grading now guy's let's make sure we are ready, willing and able.

Question

Fill in the missing names to these comedy double act's;

Abbot and ------
Laurel and ------
Little and ------

All replies by e-mail.

Last months winner was Dave Walker - Honley cobra.

Richard

Back to Normal

Well the summer holidays are about over, so all class time's will go back to normal from Monday 3rd September.

Cobras are always recruiting so why not bring a friend along to your class, w/c 3rd September and let them have a try of cobras karate. 

Not long to the next grading so let's start focusing on what we have to do.

Richard

August 2012

Hello everyone, well the summer:-( is almost over.  Did it ever start?  But we have the Olympics, brilliant to watch and just see what you can achieve with focus and determination.  Black belt grading went really well.  I think it was the best and most certainly the hardest black belt grading at Cobras yet.  I hope you are all enjoying your holidays, don't forget Cobras are open through the summer just check class times.  Could you also check your emails for information from Cobras. 

 

Question

Which team won football gold at the 2008 Olympics?  Answers by email.  
 
Last months £5 winner was - Daniel Graham Honley Cobra.
 
Richard
 
Summer Opening Times

From Monday 30th July for the Summer Holidays only classes will be as follows.

Honley – Monday
Beginner to yellow belt - 5.00pm till 5.45pm
Purple to Black belt       - 5.45 till 6.30pm
Senior class                   - 6.30pm till 8.00pm.

Honley – Thursday 
Beginner to yellow belt  - 5.30pm till 6.15pm
Purple to Black belt        - 6.15 till 7.00pm
Adult class                       - 7.00pm till 8.30pm.

Honley – Tuesday
Adult class 7.00pm till 9.00pm.

Meltham

Friday 3rd August for the summer holidays the only class time will be 5.00 till 6.30 pm.

Shelley

There is no change to classes at Shelley.

There will be no X.M.A through the Summer Holidays.  Would you please check your emails every week for information from cobras.

Please check you e-mails regularly for information from Cobras.

Thank you

Richard

Update July 2012

Cobras will take a long weekend on Thursday the 19th and Friday 20th of July 2012.

Thank you.

Richard

July 2012

Hello everyone

Only black belt grading to go now, good luck all. 

Congratulations to all you guys who passed their kyu grades.

Well we are not having much off a summer but we can live in hope, we have July and August for some nice weather hopefully. 

I was teaching a class in a school the other day and the way they spoke to each other was appalling, I sat them down and asked them why they were so mean to each other, the reply was 'because'.  So after a little talk I hope for an improvement in their behaviour and hope they act like true martial artists with RESPECT.  Just like all you cobras.

Question:

Who is thought to have spoke the immortal words - "kismet Hardy" -  which some people say was 'kiss me Hardy' but his actual words were, - "Thank god I have done my duty".
Answers by email.

Last months winner was - Jasmine Howells. 

Richard

June 2012

Hello everyone

As we start our weeks holiday don't forget to practise for 10/15 minuets every couple of days so you keep your techniques and Kata up to scratch. 

I would like to wish everyone who is grading good luck and just try your best. 

Cobras are filming an advert after the holiday and I am sorry not everyone can be in it, but those who have been asked must get their permission slips back or they cannot take part in the filming.

Please remember karate is not about being a tough guy its about RESPECT.  Treat people the way you want people to treat you and I should hope that's with kindness.

Question:

What was the name of the orangutan in the Clint Eastwood movies 'Any Which Way'?
Answers by email - Prize £5.00.

Last months winner was - Alicia Bowdell of Shelley Cobras.

Update May 2012

Hi everyone, just to let you know cobras will be closed half term week 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of June.
Have a nice break.

Gradings will take place;

Meltham 15th June
Honley 18th June
Shelley 27th June

You will be informed in class if you are grading or not.

Good luck.

Black belt grading information to follow at later date.

Richard

May 2012

Hello to you all, still waiting for some of you to amend your payments.  Fee's went up in April if you could sort it please.
Also still a few terms & conditions's to come back I need your updated contact details thanks.
 
I seem to say this every week but it's been Three month's, gradings are next month, we are looking good but that same old bug bear the Kata, some of us are still a little bit behind.  If you want your next belt we have to work hard.
How do we get better PRACTISE, CONCENTRATION AND EFFORT.

Question:

Who wrote the Hymn "What Child is This?", answers by email, junior students only, all correct answers will be put into a draw to win £5.
Winner will be posted on next months website.

Update April 2012

Dear Parent/Student
Cobras will be closed on Thursday 3rd May due to local elections, please feel free to use another venue to make up this class. 
On Monday 7th May for one night only, beginner to purple belt class will be from 5.00pm till 5.45pm, brown and black belt class will be 5.45pm till 6.30pm and the senior class will take place at 6.30pm till 8.00pm.
We are at the moment updating our records.  When you receive your terms and conditions letter could you please return it A.S.A.P with all parts filled in.  When this is done we will no longer have to give out letters we will just email you, so if you miss a class you will not miss a letter.
Polite notice, prices went up on April 1st.  Could you all amend your standing orders and cash and cheque payments please to the new price, £30 per student under 16 and £35 per student 16 and over. Please remember payments are due the first week of each  month.
Thank you
Adele & Richard
 

April 2012 - Richard Hardy

Hello everyone hope you all have a fantastic Easter break.  Just a polite reminder fee's went up as of first of April some of you have not altered your standing orders, if you could do so please.

Question:

Who's catch phrase was - "I am the Greatest".

March 2012 - Richard Hardy

Hello everyone well done on grading, I was really happy with the effort that you all put in.  Watch for black belt notification.

Come on guys lets introduce a friend or family member to cobras so they can have the same fun you do, dodge ball, super ball challenge and many more games.  The first person to get five new members to join cobras will win £20.00, so come on lets get recruiting.

Question:

Who's catch phrase was - "I am the Greatest".

Price Increase From 1st April 2012

It has been 2 years since the last price increase, with effect from 1st April 2012 an increase of 50p per student under 16 from £29.50 to £30.00 and an increase of £1.00 per student 16 and above from £34.00 to £35.00.  Please could standing orders be adjusted accordingly from the effective date.  Thank you.

February 2012 - Richard Hardy

Hello everyone, not much to say this month except good luck with your gradings and of course don't forget to introduce a family member or friend to cobras, so they can have some fun too.

If you are on the web site you will know we are now on facebook, why not give me a poke.  Thanks to those who have already have.

Question:

- What country would you be in, if you were in Rabat?

Grading Dates February 2012

Meltham  - Friday 10th February

Honley  - Monday 20th February

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