It’s been a while since I last posted, but it’s still been all go for Coverack Ju Jitsu Club.
We’ve just got back from a brilliant week at our annual summer camp, joint hosted by the Killer Bees and our club.
Held at Perran Sands Holiday Park up on the north coast of Cornwall, our third summer camp saw 5 days of activities and martial arts with some of the UK’s most respected peers across the arts, including myself and Gareth
Trevor Roberts, Cornwall
Black belt in shoto-kan karate, judo and 5th dan in Japanese Ju-Jitsu.
Gareth Smith, Cornwall
3rd dan Tae KwonDo. http://www.taekwondocornwall.co.uk/
Raphael Dos Santos, Cornwall
Black belt second degree in Brazilian Ju Jitsu and Judo, head coach of Cornwall BJJ-UK. www.cornwallbjj.com
Mark Weir, Gloucester
A highly experienced mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, ranked no.1 in the country since 1999 and described as being ‘the most experienced active fighter in the UK’.
Frances Miller, Somerset
5th dan black belt in Taekwon-Do. Competed in the TAGB 9th World Championships and the PUMA World Championships winning bronze and silver medals. http://evoma.co.uk/instructors/francis-miller
Clive Harrison, Gloucester
Master Clive Harrison 8th Dan is one of the most experienced professional tae kwon do instructors in the country, with over 41 years experience in martial arts. http://www.cliveharrison-tkd.co.uk/
Bob Sykes, Huddersfield
7th Dan black belt with 36 years active involvement in a huge array of martial arts, Karate and Kickboxing. Editor of the UK’s leading martial arts magazine ‘Martial Arts Illustrated’. Bob trains with many of the world’s leading authorities in the martial arts and has established himself amongst the world’s elite practitioners.
A typical day at summer camp consisted of a 7am start with a run to the beach, a spot of training and a swim. Back for breakfast, then onto various organised activities, including walking, cycling on the Camel Trail and surf lessons on Fistral beach, Newquay. At 6pm each evening we had a two hour seminar with one of the experts listed above.
While I was hosting my seminar on the Tuesday evening, as we reached the end, Bob Sykes presented me with a letter which, much to my amazement entered me into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This great honour has put me alongside some of the people I’ve looked up to and admired for many years, great people who are at the top of their respective fields. I am very much looking forward to going up to the ceremony in Staffordshire next month to receive my award.
Finally, I am really looking forward to seeing the next issue of Martial Arts Illustrated magazine, which will have a big feature on summer camp. This is due out on 9th October – grab your copy!