Student of the Month – November 2010

Best Young Junior Grade and overall Winner : Callum Bain.

Best Young Senior Grade Christopher Roberts.

Best Adult Grade Colin Ferguson and Nevin Gill. Continue reading

ESKA European Championships 2010 – Koblenz, Germany

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Student Champs

Congratulations to the Uni team for performing so well at the KUGB Student Championships. Alex, Tyrone and Graham brought home 1st place in the Team Kata with Ciaran, Tim and Kerry coming 2nd. Ciaran then went on to win the brown belt Kata event too. Fantastic result guys!

Student of the Month – September 2010

Best Young Junior Grade Overall Winner: Thomas Cowhig.

Best Young Senior Grade Anya Edwardes, Meleri Pryse and Steven Bailey (joint).

Best Adult Grade : Phil Bradley. Continue reading

Double Silver at the Shotokan Cup

Awesome result for Meleri for getting Silver in both the girl’s kata and kumite events.  Well done indeed!  Also well done for Steve Bailey for narrowly missing out on the boys kata finals, hoping you get the luck you deserve next time, eh?

Most of the videos were accidentally recorded in slow motion.  Great for analysing detail but not so good to watch.  If anyone fancies converting them to normal speed let us know :)

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National Youth Championships, Chesterfield

Well done! to Meleri, Steve B and Anya, who competed at the National Youth Championships in Chesterfield on Saturday 3rd July. They all performed well, and came away with even more medals and trophies! Meleri righted a wrong from the Welsh Champs, repeating the same kata and winning gold in the individual girls black belt kata. Anya did well in the individual girls brown belt kata, taking silver after narrowly missing out on gold by only 0.1 point, and the team kata were narrowly beaten in the finals, winning themselves a 3rd place and some bronze medals. Steve missed out on a place in the individual boys black belt kata after losing in the eliminations against some very strong opposition.

Student of the Month – June 2010

Student of the month June 2010 : Meleri Pryse

Best Adult - Bernie Tiddeman
Best Young Senior Grade – Meleri Pryse
Best Young Junior Grade – Callum Bain.

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KUGB Welsh Championships 2010

Congratulations to everyone who competed on the 19th of June.  Mel, Steve, Anya and Ella performed brilliantly, with Mel winning silver in the girls kumite and bronze in the girls kata, Steve winning gold in the boys kata and bronze in the boys kumite, Anya winning bronze in the girls kata and Ella winning bronze in the ippon kumite. Mel, Steve and Anya also teamed up to win gold in the team kata – AGAIN!

Rosie, Mark, Bernie, Rhys and Scott from the university club also competed, all performing well but narrowly missing out on places in the finals.

British Champions!!!

Congratulations to everyone for doing so well at the KUGB National Championship.  You may have heard the news already but for those who don’t already know, Meleri, Steve B and Anya won the Children’s Team Kata event at the British Championships in Birmingham recently. Awesome!

Well done to Hywel, Scott, Ella, George and Celyn for competing well, future champions maybe? Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the upcoming Welsh Championships on June 19th.

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Congratulations to everyone for doing so well at the Kyu Grade Champs

A good turn out saw us coming home with some good results. Scott Fleming won gold in the Men’s Kata, and also won silver in the team kata alongside Tim Hudson and Kerry Thomas. Scott, Tim, Nat Wright and Mark Reading took bronze in the Men’s Team Kumite, and Nat and Samuel Pike took gold and silver in the ippon kumite. Well done!

We’d also like to say a big well done to Anya, Rosie, Christopher and Ryan for also doing very well but unfortunately came home empty handed… this time. Let’s hope you get the luck you deserve next time.

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Train With The Champions – Torbay 2010

It was an excellent week. Pete Bonser gained his instructor’s qualification on the Tuesday. Thursday’s kata competition went well with Steve Bailey taking second in the black belt kata, Scott Fleming taking first in the brown belt kata and Kerry Thomas, Tim Hudson and Iwan Roderick came first, third and fourth in the colour belt competition.

As usual the course was top notch, mentally and physically exhausting but extremely rewarding and inspirational as always.
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North West Open 2010

No Golds but a good day nevertheless

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