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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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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  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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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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  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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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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On June 27th Weavers Sports Centre in Wellingborough hosted the 2nd annual Anglia Kata Competition. Benefiting greatly by the presence and indeed the experience of the SKCE Technical Directors, Sensei’s Eric Pich, Peter Welsh, Darren Welsh, Graham Mercer and our chairman Gerry Grey, the tournament saw competitors from all over the region compete in a…

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SKCE sent a small team of competitors to the inaugural Shotokan Shield Open Karate Championships presented by SSKI on Saturday, 20 June 2015. The event aimed to find the four best all-rounders (Champions) – Junior Female, Junior Male, Adult Female and Adult Male. Competitors entered Individual Kata & Kumite as well as Team Kata &…

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Members of the Shotokan Kettering & Corby Ladies Karate club in Burton Latimer attended the 15th Legend Shotokan Karate Open Championships in Bracknell last weekend, along with other members of the organisation from around the area. Kellie Huntingdon who trains at the Ladies club at the Brittania Social Club on a Tuesday night, attended the…

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Well done to everyone who competed. With a full report and pictures to follow, here are the SKCE results. Junior Individual Kata : Brown & Black Under 11 Years Old 3rd Place (Joint) – Nancy Dowidar & Marwan Dowidar Junior Individual Kata : Brown & Black Belt – 12 To 15 Years Old 3rd Place…

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SKCE RESULTS INDIVIDUAL EVENTS 1st place – Pee-Wee Individual Kata (Under 10 yrs) 2nd place – Pee-Wee Individual Sambon Kumite (Under 10 yrs) Ryan Valenzuela-Porta 3rd place – Pee Sambon Kumite (Under 10 yrs) Nancy Dowidar 1st place – Junior Individual Kata (10-15yrs) 1st place – Junior Sambon Kumite (Male 10-15yrs under 5ft) 1st place…

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The Chairmans report :- Sunday 12th October 2014 saw the Willesden Sports Centre London act as host to SKC England National Championships. In the past the kata and kumite competitions have always been held months apart but this was the first SKCE championships where both disciplines were combined in a single day. Several hundred competitors…

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Why ‘Anglia’ well simply because the original club Wellingborough, now SKCE Englands oldest at 40 years, has spread its associated clubs throughout the main area counties of Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Around 150 competitors, mostly children took part in this kata competition aged from 5 years upwards on Saturday 7th June 2014 at the Kingswood…

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GIRLS UP TO 12 9th to 7th kyu 1st Aliza Zaidi 2nd Zara Zaidi 6th to 4th kyu 1st Margaux Derekhshan 2nd Tia McCootie 3rd Fizza Zaidi Black & Brown Belts 1st Hilary Sith 2nd Camille Derekhshan 3rd Jamie Harris FEMALE Juniors up to 1st kyu 1st Lizzy May 2nd Catlin Percy 3rd Inika Clarehout…

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At the long running Portsmouth Open Karate Tournament, the team representing SKC England achieved 10 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals which is an amazing result following on the back of the recent successful World Championships. Kata… … and Kumite.

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SKC England sent a small squad of 15 competitors to compete in the SKDUN 21st World Championships in Serbia. Thursday 10th October The team arrived at Heathrow, proudly wearing their new tracksuits. This was a good opportunity for a group photo before we left. It was a close call for Luke, who had only collected…

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Despite all the counter attractions on the day that Andy Murray successfully won at Wimbledon, extremely good weather, and a major religious festival, the Hillingdon Leisure Centre, Uxbridge was again host to yet another SKC England event. Karateka gathered to take part in SKCE’s unique style of kata course and championship and the introduction of…

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This was the inaugural Afro Eurasian championships, and so there was no history to set expectations. SKCE sent a team of 10 people to represent England at this significant international competition which was held over two days. This was a straightforward competition, with no messing about with categories and sub categories, adults only and eight…

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Early in the morning of Saturday 9th March over 30 SKCE members from London and Wellingborough areas descended on Bracknell Leisure Centre for the 13th Legends Open.  We were accompanied by squad coach Sensei Graham and Senseis Peter & Mark who came to referee. As always the day started with the kata events and we…

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