Cranham Higashi Karate Kai

Some of our dan grades at our latest training session on Monday..Robin 4th dan.. Instructor, Ashleigh 2nd dan, Debbie 1st dan assistant instructor, Lloyd !st dan and Alex 1st dan.

Congratulations to Andy May on his recent promotion to 6th kyu:

Cranham members at the recent St Giles Kata Course.

Congratulations to our following members on their recent promotions:

8th kyu Jessica May
7th kyu Andy May
6th kyu Carley Huth, Demi Huth
4th kyu Danielle Huth

Congratulations to our following members on their recent promotions:

8th kyu M.Steel 2nd class
7th kyu J.Mattis 2nd class, D.Huth 2nd class, C.Huth 3rd class
6th kyu S.Smith 2nd class
5th kyu Daniel Huth 2nd class

Congratulations to our following members on their recent promotions:

8th Kyu Z Ching 1st class
6th Kyu V. Stando 1st class

Congratulations to our following members on their recent promotions:

8th kyu Sam Whyte 2nd class
4th kyu Anne Young 2nd class
3rd kyu Scott Young 2nd class

Congratulations to our following members on their recent promotions:

8th kyu C.Huth, Demi.Huth, Jo.Mattis, S.Whyte. All 2nd class.

7th kyu S.Smith 2nd class.

6th kyu E.Mattis 2nd class.

Congratulations to Mick Lane on his promotion to 2nd kyu (2nd class pass)

Congratulations to our following members on their recent promotions:

8th kyu S Smith & H Merritt both 2nd class pass

7th kyu E Mattis 2nd class pass

2nd kyu J Glover 2nd class pass

Congratulations to our following members on their recent promotions:

8th Kyu 2nd class pass R Mattis, E Mattis, M Smith -6th Kyu, D Huth. 2nd class pass - 4th Kyu, J Henvey 2nd class pass.

Cranham class.

Congratulations to Ashleigh on her promotion to Shodan. Well done!

Congratulations to our following members on their recent grading:

1st kyu Debbie Draper

1st kyu Julia Clarke

1st kyu Alan Webber

Congratulations to our following members on their recent grading:

7th kyu D.Huth

5th kyu A.Young & J.Henvey

4th kyu S.Young

1st kyu Alex Webber

Well done with their grading to:

D.Huth 8th kyu

J.Glover 3rd kyu 2nd class

Instructors Robin 3rd dan, Dick 5th dan and Joe 3rd dan.

A Cranham Higashi class.

Many thanks to Julia on her generous donation of 50 towards our Cancer Fund.

Well done with their grading to:

G.Coleman 5th kyu 2nd class

J.Clarke 2nd kyu 3rd clas

Well done with their grading to:

Emma Regan 8th kyu 2nd class

Well done with their grading to:

7th Kyu J.Henvey

4th Kyu J.Glover

3rd Kyu M.lane

1st Kyu A.Draper

Well done with their grading to:

6th Kyu G. Coleman

2nd Kyu D. Draper

Well done with their grading to:

8th Kyu 2nd class - E.Comer

8th kyu 1st class - J.Henvey

Well done with their grading to:

8th Kyu C.Mullen 7th Kyu G.Coleman

Well done with their grading to:

6th kyu Anne Young 3rd class

5th Kyu J Glover 2nd class & M Eckworth 3rd class

4th kyu M Lane 2nd class

Well done on grading: D.Draper 3rd Kyu 2nd class

Well done on grading: M.Lane 5th Kyu 2nd class

Well done on grading: M. Lane 6th Kyu 2nd class

Well done on grading: 7th Kyu M.Lane 2nd class & J.Jarvis 3rd class

Well Done Joe, on your promotion to Sandan!

Congratulations to our following members on their promotions:

7th kyu 3rd class A.Young
5th kyu 3rd class S.Young
4th kyu 2nd class D.Draper
3rd kyu 3rd class J.Clarke
2nd kyu 2nd class A.Webber
2nd kyu 2nd class A.Draper

Congratulations to Charity on her promotion to 8th kyu and Alan on his promotion to 2nd kyu.


Grading congratulations to:

Debbie 5th kyu and Julia 4th kyu


Congrats to Alex and Ashley on their recent promotions.

Congratulations to A.Draper and A.Webber on their recent promotion to 3rd kyu.

Congratulations to S.Murat on his recent grading to 7th kyu.

Congratulations to our following members on their promotions:

8th kyu S.Cross 3rd class
7th kyu D.Thour 3rd class
6th kyu D.Loding 3rd class - D.Draper 2nd class - J.Thour 2nd class
4th kyu R.Spencer 2nd class

Congratulations to our following members on their promotions:

D.Thour & V.Cross - 8th kyu - 3rd class
D.Loding - 7th kyu - 3rd class
J.Thour - 7th kyu - 2nd class
J.Clarke - 5th kyu - 2nd class
A.Webber - 3rd kyu - 3rd class

Cranham session with Sensei Spanton.

Congratulations to our following members on their promotions:

D.Loding - 8th kyu - 3rd class
J.Thour - 8th kyu - 2nd class
A.Draper - 4th kyu - 2nd class

Congratulations to our following members on their promotions:

A.Young - 8th kyu - 3rd class
D.Draper - 7th kyu - 2nd class
S.Young - 6th kyu - 3rd class

Congratulations to R.Spencer on his promotion to 5th kyu.

Congratulations to our following members on their promotions:

8th kyu - R.Draper
6th kyu - J.Clarke
5th kyu - A.Draper


Congratulations to Jo and Kim on their recent marriage.

Congrats to our following members on their promotion:

B.Goodwin - 8th kyu 2nd class

D.Draper - 8th kyu 2nd class

T.Fallows 8th kyu 3rd class

Alex Webber 4th kyu 2nd class

Congratulations to Dick on his recent promotion to Godan.

Congrats to our following members on their promotion:

Matt Silton - 4th kyu 2nd class

Ashley Draper - 6th kyu 2nd class

Julia Clarke 7th kyu 2nd class

Scott Young 7th kyu 3rd class

Congrats to our following members on their promotion:

Julia Clarke and John Martin - 8th kyu

Congrats to our following members on their promotions:

S.Young - K.Mullen - C.Mullen - 8th Kyu

A.Draper - J.Hasted - 7th Kyu

R.Spencer - 6th Kyu

C.Williams - 5th Kyu

L.Connors - A.Webber (sen) - J.Webber 4th Kyu

M.Greenhill - 1st Kyu

Well Done our following members on their recent promotions:

8th kyu - A.Draper
8th kyu - B.Morris
8th kyu - J.Hasted
5th kyu - M.Silton

Congratulations to S.Spencer and R.Spencer on their recent gradings.

R.Spencer 7th kyu
S.Spencer 6th kyu

On our grading of July 17th, our following members were promoted:

5th kyu

A.Webber (Snr) - A.Webber - J.Webber - L.Conners

6th kyu

K.Conners

7th kyu

J.Conners

Congratulations to them all.

Congratulations to our following members on their promotions:

6th kyu

C.Williams - M.Silton - L.Fancourt - A.Webber (Snr)

4th kyu

B.Lovell - E.Norton - S.Norton - C.Norton

Well done everybody, especially the 'Gruesome Threesome' and Alan who is now the same grade as his kids.

Congratulations to Tony and James on their recent promotion to SHODAN. Well Done Lads!


Sian doing Kushanku 'her' way!


An old picture of the Cranham members.

The club was formed in 1988 by Joe Tobin with Dick Donnithorne assisting, the club has continued with good numbers of students training. In 1999 Joe Tobin retired and Dick Donnithorne became the club instructor, Dick used various of his club dan grades to assist him and more recently Lee Diss became his main assistant. Mathew Nash became the clubs youngest dan grade and Dicks daughter Joanna was the clubs first female dan grade. The club has continued to attract students from other clubs around who mostly have joined permanently, such is Higashi's reputation and standards. The club has several families training with 2 or 3 members in some cases.