Torbay 2012

Graham Hunt, Karen Owen, John Booth, Steven Bailey, Lorna Meikle, Lloyd Birt, Sensei Terry O’Neil, Alex Cheung, Matthew Foster, Paul James, Poppy, Toni James

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North West Open – Atherton

Congratulations to Anya Edwardes, Christopher Davies, Mark Reading, Meleri Pryse, Rosie Reading and Steven Bailey who competed on Saturday 10th March in Atherton! Everyone did well, with Anya Edwardes winning first place in Team Kata; Christopher getting 2nd place in Gohon Kumite; Mark getting 2nd place in Kumite; Meleri winning first place in Team Kata, first place in Ippon Kumite and 4th place in Kata; and Steven winning first place in Team Kata.

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Grand Slam 1 2012

Well done to Meleri Pryse, Steven Bailey and Ciaran McDonald for representing Wales against Scotland, England, Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Italy at this year’s international Grand Slam! All three competitors were unlucky to missout on getting to the finals.

ESKA European Champs – Poland

Sensei Paul captaining the Welsh team kata at his final competition.  With Christian Whale and Mark Leggett

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CHAMPION! – KUGB Student Champs!

What an excellent result, with 15 medals there’s almost too many to mention!
Special congrats to Rosie for winning the ladies kumite! And to Matt Foster for getting silver in the junior kata. Massive bunch of bronze medals to Rosie, Kat, Kate, Karen, Graham, Tim, Kerry (4 medals!). Tyrone and Steve performed well in some tough categories.

What a World Championships!!!

Sensei Paul makes an impressive debut as Wales’ new kata coach at the 2011 WSKA World Championships in Chicago with Lloyd Birt of Bargoed SKC coming 2nd in the Cadet Men’s Kata and 3rd in the Junior Men’s Kata.  Wales went on to further success with the Men’s Team Kumite coming 3rd by beating South Africa in the quarter finals only to narrowly lose to the eventual winners Germany in the semi finals.  Certainly putting Wales on the map that’s for sure… Brilliant!!

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KUGB Welsh Champs 2011

Congratulations to Anya Edwardes for coming 2nd in Kumite and 4th in Kata, Meleri Pryse for coming 2nd in Kata and 3rd in Kumite and Steven Bailey for getting 3rd place in Team Kata along with Anya and Mel. Continue reading

Torbay – Train with the Champions 2011

Having returned fitter, stronger and with more karate knowledge than they left with! It’s great to be back – we’re all looking forward to doing it again next year now!

Kata tournament on Thursday went well….

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Kyu Grade Champs 2011

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Kyu Grade Championship!  A huge number of us (26 in total!) went along to Prestatyn to compete and spectate. A massive well done to everyone who competed!  Ikkyo came away with lots of shiny medals and trophies, with winners……….

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North West Open 2011

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the North West Open! Well done to Steven Bailey, Anya Edwardes, Rosie Reading, Meleri Pryse and Colin Ferguson who, along with 9 of our University Club members, all competed at the North West Open in Atherton. A special congratulations to:
Meleri Pryse who won Gold in Five Step Kumite, Gold in Ippon Kumite and Bronze in Ladies Kumite;
Anya Edwardes who won Silver in Five Step Kumite and Silver in Ippon Kumite; and
Our University Team Kata made up of Tyrone Robinson, Timothy Hudson and Kerry Thomas, who won 4th place in the Mixed Team Kata event.

ESKA European Championships 2010 – Koblenz, Germany

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