Wado Ryu Karate
Competitors
Got back from an excellent weekend at the championships which was to celebrate Shiomitsu Sensei's 40 years of teaching karate. It was also Angela's first visit to one of these things with me competing and she enjoyed it all, and I think he knew what was going on, perhaps.

I got through the first round in the kata event joint 7th and was joint 9th in the second round so just missed out on being in the final by one place. Pretty pleased with that actually.

You can see some photos of the event at the following link. None of me competing yet as I was taking the pictures although there are some wine-fuelled ones from the party afterwards!

Photographs from the International Wado Ryu karate championships in Reading 2005.

Red Arrows 2005
Bournemouth
The Red Arrows visit Bournemouth again during a hot summer's afternoon. It was their usual crisp show and luckily the clouds stayed away enough to complete the show unlike last year. They finished just in time before the dark rain clouds came over.