The Jack Petchey Foundation was established by the successful East London entrepreneur, Jack Petchey, in 1999. It is now among the largest and most influential London charitable foundations. It gives grants on projects and programmes that benefit 11-25 year olds. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.  
The club is on the 'Bronze Award' with three awards presented every year. Winners are voted for by the students. The award is for students aged between 11 and 25 in recognition of achieving the three E's:- 
Effort; What you put into the club through training and support
Endeavour; Working through difficulties, striving to achieve your goal
Exceptional achievement; This is about the outcome of the other two Es.
The winners receive a certificate from the Foundation and a Cheque to be spent on the club or other students. At the Annual Awards ceremony in November, a formal presentation of a special boxed medallion will be made to the year’s winners.
Previous years winners can be found on the 'Previous Award Winners' Page under Jack Petchey Awards. 

Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner - Spring 2023 - Harrison Gerrard

Harrison Gerrard
Harrison has been with the club for nearly 4 years. Over the last year he has greatly improved in both his knowledge and execution of the techniques taught.
Initially not a confident fighter, however as his confidence has grown over the last year, so has his shiai (fighting). He is a regular attendee at the Saturday sessions where he works hard at his training while also finding time to help others.
He is also willing to take part in shiai against higher and more experienced opponents in order to improve his style. A valuable and solid member of the class.

The money has been spent on paying for the advertising and  pitch for this year's Biggin Hill Carnival. The club has been a feature of the event since 1998 and is where we generate many new members from the public who watch the display and then take part in some basic techniques with members of the display team. 


Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner - Summer 2022 - Theodore Charlesworth

Theodore Charlesworth
Theo has been training for the last 5 years. He has worked hard to motivate himself having hit a hiatus during the previous year as training restarted after lockdown. The lack of motivation led to him not being ready to grade in December 2021.
However on return to training after the Christmas break he doubled his efforts and focused on his techniques in order to  get them 'match fit' for his grading at the end of March.
His steadfast approach has helped him come out of the other side and he was successful in obtaining his senior grade of 4th Kyu (Orange Belt). He is now working hard towards his 3rd Kyu (Green Belt) while studying for his A-Levels. 
He has decided that the money should go towards advertising boards and accessories to compliment the existing banners which will be used to support the club's display team at Biggin Hill Carnival in July, which is the club's biggest drive to attract new students. 

Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner - Autumn 2022 - Ewan Dunkley 


Ewan Dunkley  
Ewan has been with the club for over 9 years, having started as a Little Dragon in September 2013. Although gentle in nature, he always trains hard and puts 100% into his fighting practice.
Over the years he has won "Student of the Month" three times; September 2015; March 2017 and October 2021.
Throughout his training he demonstrates respect for others and a kind and helpful nature. He is now a regular ‘uke’ on the Wednesday 6pm- 7pm mat assisting the instructor with demonstrations and helping keep an eye on the students.
He then takes part in the next mat training with both juniors and seniors. A valuable and solid member of the club whose behaviour is always exemplary. A model student.
Ewan has decided to spend the money on getting cards, posters and other learning materials from 'Koka Kids', the files which were purchased previously before the pandemic. This is to help support the practical lessons and aid anyone with difficulties in learning and remembering the techniques and the corresponding Japanese.