Welsh Champs – a very shiny day!

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Saturday 21st of June was not a bad day for Ikkyo Aberystwyth, bringing back home 9 medals from the KUGB Welsh Region Championships.

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Mel takes the British title!

Fantastic performance at this year’s Shotokan Cup.

At only 16 years of age Meleri Pryse had a large task ahead of her after moving up a category this year to compete in the Ladies Under 21s Kata event. Surprising her opposition she stormed through the preliminary rounds with the top scores.  Entering the finals as one of the favourites Meleri performed a brilliant rendition of  Gankaku, taking the British title at her first attempt!

Steven Bailey had perhaps an even tougher challenge.  Moving up to the 18+ Men’s event having just turned 18 the day before meant Steve was the youngest in his category.  To make matters harder this event also consisted of the current World Champ, the European Champ and two other international medallists.  With a superb performance of Gojushiho Dai in the semi finals Steve missed out of the medals by the smallest margin possible (just 0.1 point!).  Being that close really shows that Steve has got what it takes to take on the very best.  Watch this space!

The others in brief…
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Club Grading September 2012 – Videos

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Club Kyu Grading

Congratulations to you all.  Special mention to the seven beginners that double graded from white to red belt… Fantastic!

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July 2012 Club Grading

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It’s all Gold at the Kyu Grades

Fantastic fantastic effort and brilliant result!

Mark Reading, Matt Foster, Dan Baker, Christopher Roberts and Jenna Welfare (x2) ALL GOLD!  Plus five Silver and a Bronze.  A nice day’s work! Continue reading

March 2012 Grading

Left to right: Holly Thomas, Kerry Lyn Thomas, Lowri Scott, Natasha Archer, Lorna Meikle, Sophie Bradley, Toni James, Jenna Welfare, Christopher Roberts, Millie Hore, Alex Cheung, Mark Reading, Sophie Eve Evans, Sensei Bob Poynton, Katharina Hoene, Graham Hunt, Callum Bain, Dan Baker, Colin Ferguson, Matthew Foster, Ffion Ducket, Paul James, Steven Bailey, Meleri Pryse, Ceri Scott, Rosie Reading, three from Tregaron Karate Club and Nathan Gale

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