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Beezy’s Book Launch

Celebrating SKCE Black Belt Beezy Marsh’s 3rd book;  Launched amid great fanfare in the west end with students and instructors from her Gurnell Dojo. Other guests present included luminaries from the literary and film world.  Beezy was kind enough to thank Kilburn Karate Club in the acknowledgments.  The evening culminated in an impromptu performance of…

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50 NEW BLACK BELTS AT BLACK AND BROWN BELT COURSE

SKCE’s first Black and Brown belt course of the year produced a total of 50 black belts awarded. Ashmole Academy was again the venue where 100’s of karateka gathered for the training course which preceded the grading and was given by SKCE’s Senior Instructors, Sensei’s Eric Pich, Peter Welsh, Darren Welsh, Graham Mercer and Sue…

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Anglia Kata Competition

  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS RESULT Boys 4 & 5 yrs 1st David Rodrigues (open grade) 2nd Rares Barna 3rd Henry Harrison     Girls 4 & 5 yrs 1st Elizabeth Price (open grade) 2nd Laura-Leigh Oie 3rd Eleanor Burger     Boys 6 & 7 yrs 1st Yuvraj Thoham (open grade) 2nd Christopher Sherman 3rd Thomas…

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KWF National Competition

  Individual Events Boys & Girls Individual Kata 10-12yrs   Ellie Lewis – 1st Ariah Branch -3rd   Junior Boys Individual Kata 13-15yrs   Joshua Han – 1st   Junior Boys Individual Kumite 13-15yrs   Joshua Han – 2nd   Girls Individual Kumite 10-12yrs   Safa Naja – 1st Jaime Harris – 3rd   Boys…

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British Open Karate Championships – 30th April

  Girls Team Kata Bronze: Ellie Lewis, Jaime Harris and Jodie Harris Girls Individual Kumite Silver: Jaime Harris Male Cadet Individual Kumite Bronze: Oliver Hood Mens Individual Kumite   (Shobu Sanbon) Bronze: Leon Gordon Mens Individual Kumite (Shobu Ippon) Bronze: Curtis Wilmot Junior Male Team Kumite Bronze: Adam Doukha, Marwan Dowidar and Sam Hubbard Male Cadet Team Kumite Bronze: Aron Davis, Joshua…

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17th Legends Open, Bracknell March 2017

  SKC England Results   Best Male Competitor – Warren Tetsola     1st Men’s Individual Kumite – Warren Tetsola   1st Junior Boys Kumite 12 -13yrs – Marwan Dowidar   1st Junior Kata 12-15yrs – Joshua Han    2nd Girls Kumite 12-13yrs  – Rawan Naja    3rd Children Sanbon Kumite Under 12yrs – Sophia Malte…

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JSKA UK CHAMPIONSHIPS

On Saturday 4th February the SKCE squad took part in the JSKA UK Championships. Well done everyone.  Here are our results.     Ellie Lewis 1st Girls 13years & Under Individual Kata 1st Girls 13years & Under Individual Kumite   Joshua Han 1st Boys 14-15years Individual Kata   Dawid Roj 2nd Mens Individual Kumite  …

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SKCE National Championships

The following are the medal winners at the SKCE National Championships held on Sunday 27th November 2016 at the Willesden Sports Centre. KUMITE MALE VETERAN   Up to 8th Kyu 1st Evo Hristov 2nd Julian Bentley 3rd Steve Whiteman   KUMITE MALE VETERAN   6th to 4th Kyu 1st James Garlick 2nd Gary Maddams 3rd Mark Taylor…

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Successful Dan grading

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DAN GRADING COURSE More than 170 students attended the SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading on Sunday 13th November 2016 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate. The course began with a special presentation to Sensei Gerry Grey.  Sensei Eric Pich explained to everyone that he was being awarded his Godan (5th Dan) grade…

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SKCE in Bulgaria

SKC ENGLAND AT SKDUN WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIPS – By Eric Pich 8 & 9 OCTOBER 2016  BOURGAS, BULGARIA The SKCE England Team together with Seniors and accompanying family arrived at the five star resort in Bourgas, Bulgaria on Wednesday, 5 October.  The hotel and facilities were excellent and a great way to enjoy the days leading…

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World Championships 2016

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 BOURGAS, BULGARIA REPORT – By Chairman Gerry Grey We experienced an unexpected and disappointing start to these Championships when at the very last minute 3 of our Senior male competitors had to withdraw.  As you can imagine apart from the effect this had on their individual events there were major consequences for…

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WMO European Championships : 5 June 2016

Team Events: Junior Team Kata 1st place – Ellen, Jaime and Jodie 2nd place – Dmitrijs, Dylan and Vincent Mixed Junior & Adult Team Kata 1st place – Joshua, Hannah and Alexandra 2nd place – Luke, Ollie and Katie Adult Team Kata 1st place – Anas, Leon and Curtis   Individual events: Girls 12 years…

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More than 60 new Dan grades

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 63 NEW DAN GRADES Sunday 15th May 2016 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 160 students attending the first SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2016. The course began with a special presentation to Sensei Eric Pich and Sensei Peter Welsh.  The SKCE Chairman explained to everyone that…

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Thank You To Everyone Who Sponsored Hannah!

Hannah Mercer did a sponsored Katathon last year and raised £600 from SKCE students and parents for young Ryan. Contributions went towards his new trike and a special walker. Both of which you can see in the clip. We just want to say a huge thank you to all who sponsored Hannah. Please take a…

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16th Legends Open, Bracknell March 2016

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS 1st – Warren Tetsola Senior Male Individual Kumite 1st – Victoria Ogunseitan Senior Female Individual Kumite 1st – Joshua Han Junior Individual Kata 2nd – Ryan Valenzuela-Porta Under 12yrs Individual Kata 2nd – Abdulrahman Eldwiny Junior Individual Kumite 3rd – Alexandra Merisoiu / Victoria Ogunseitan Senior Female Individual Kata 3rd – Adam Doukha…

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WMO National Championships

  A very small group of SKCE 2016 Squad members competed at the WMO (President, Alfie Lewis) National Championships 2016 on Sunday, 21 February in Rugby. The event was the first Nationals for this organisation, with the intention of bringing all types of martial arts competing under one roof. All SKCE Squad members who placed…

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SKDUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 2015

SUBOTICA AND SKDUN 23RD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 2015 -By Gerry Grey The SKCE competitors, officials and parents accompanying us assembled at Terminal 4 London Heathrow all on time, except one late arrival that is, as eventually we checked in for Air Serbia flight to Belgrade, Serbia. A good flight made even better by an unexpectedly…

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GRADING PRODUCES 59 NEW DAN GRADES

Sunday 1st November 2015 at Ashmole Academy, Southgate saw over 180 students attending the final SKCE Black and Brown Belt Course and grading for 2015. The course training started later than usual but there was a reasonable turn out with everyone eager to get training.  The training session focusing on the different syllabus requirements necessary…

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SKDUN World Championships 2015 – Updates…

  THE HIGHLIGHTS… – Anas Jarboua (bronze medalist – 85kgs individual men’s kumite) with Leon Gordon (SKCE 2015 Team – injured) – Joshua Han of SKCE is World Male Cadet Kata Champion.         THE STORY… On our way to Belgrade.                        …

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SKCE National Championships – Sunday 13th September 2015

Sunday 13th September saw in excess of 275 competitors taking part in the SKCE national championships. The morning events commenced pretty well on time starting with childrens individual kata’s for all ages and then adults including on this occasion veteran categories for ladies and men. The morning finished with team kata for seniors, family and…

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