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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July 2012 Club Grading

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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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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

Grading with Sensei Poynton : Dec 2011

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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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Course with Sensei Lyndon Davies

 

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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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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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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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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