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By Admin
13 December 2020 8:31 pm

Even though we can't end the year with our usual Christmas Party, there's no reason to cancel all Christmas cheer! We'll be holding a Christmas quiz and our annual awards this coming Sunday, 20th December, online through Zoom!

Club members will be sent the Zoom link in our weekly all-Academy email. If any members don't receive the email then please get in touch and we'll make sure you can join us.

Here's what you need to know...


4.00-5.30pm (ish)

Dress code

Christmas jumpers and other festive wear! If you don't have anything festive then come as you are - it's just a bit of fun and not something to get stressed about.

The Quiz

Members and their families are welcome to take part as individuals or as households. Quizmaster, Ian Connell, will be putting us through our paces and bringing a smile to our faces. Winners will not only have the glory of being crowned champion quizzers but will also pick up a small prize too!

The Awards

This year our annual 'Academy Awards' gives us an opportunity to recognise some of our members for their superhuman efforts during what has been the strangest of years! And while everyone that's trained throughout the year - from our kangeiko in January through to our outdoor seminar last week - there can only be 10 winners.

These are our categories:
  • 'Best newcomer': Two youth and two adult awards for those that have joined within the last 15 months, or who have taken their first grading in the last year.
  • 'Special recognition': Two youth and two adult awards for members that have stood out for their efforts during the year. 
  • The Bill Winfield Shield: A perpetual trophy for the most outstanding under 18 of the year. The award was named in honour of Sensei Bryan's instructor, who was the chief instructor of Bristol SKC.
  • The Virtute Et Industria Shield: A perpetual trophy for the most outstanding senior of the year that has demonstrated the values of the Academy through their integrity and hard work. 

Join us from 4pm on Sunday for a fun-packed quiz and to see who this year's award winners are!