2013 European Championships, Belgrade, Serbia


Meleri Pryse performing Kanku Dai on her way to coming 5th in the European Championships

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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.

Welsh Squad Selections!

Congratulations to Steven Bailey, Meleri Pryse, Rosie Reading, Ciaran McDonald, Timothy Hudson, Kerry Thomas and Katharina Hone, who all went along to the Welsh Squad Selections held in Merthyr Tydfil. Continue reading

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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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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Welsh Squad Selections 2011

Congratulations and well done to those who tried out for the KUGB Welsh Squad selections in January.  Selections were as follows:  Kerry Lyn Thomas – Kata Squad.  Steven Bailey – Kata Squad.  Meleri Pryse – Kata Squad and Kumite Squad.  Graham Hunt (University) – Kata Squad and Kumite Squad.  All have trained particularly hard leading up to the selections and showed considerable skill and martial attitude.

ESKA European Championships 2010 – Koblenz, Germany

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2010 Grand Slam 1

Mel, Steve and Scott represent Wales against the best of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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ESKA 2009 European Championships, Austria

Sensei Paul narrowly misses out of the medals int the Team Kata, coming 5th and very narrowly losing to a split decision in the individual kata against the eventual winner.

Kata eliminations

Wales team kumite

Men’s Kata semi finals page 1

Men’s Kata semi finals page 2

Men’s Kata finals




WSKA World Championships – Mexico

Sensei Paul narrowly misses out on the medals.


Disappointment as Paul James loses in the quarter finals of the individual kata after a split decision against the eventual winner, Akio Tamashiro of Peru.

The second outing for the new Welsh Kata Team narrowly missed the finals with a commendable 6th place, a couple of places higher than at last year’s European Championships showing steady improvement.

Team Kata