29th November 09 – Irish Championships

(Report from the Trafford Metro News)

A Hale karate champion is on cloud nine after a record-breaking win.Vincent O’Hora has been crowned Irish champion for the ninth year in a row after a hard-fought victory in Dublin.With seconds remaining on the clock the 25-year-old beat Ronan Flynn 3-2 to retain his remarkable run of titles [More...]

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29th November 09 – Kyu Grade

Another very successful kyu grade at the club and by far the coldest of the year, didn’t take to long though to warm everybody up. The standard of the grade was as high as ever, especially the pad work section.

 

The first class passes were as follows,

Aimee Staunton and Mike Duckworth

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22nd November 09 – Karate Competitions Cadet Open

This is the first time this competition has taken place, the event was held at Oldham Sports Centre.

An excellent venue, all the top referees were in attendance and the organisation was second to none from the mats and scoreboards to the stalls and even bespoke medals, I couldn’t fault a thing. Unfortunately there [More...]

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12th – 15th November 09 – Junior World Championships – Rabat, Morocco

I know I have got one of the best jobs in the world, what a privilege it is to be able to experience different places and cultures and a great excuse to get away from the missus, because it’s my work!!

was very excited about the prospect of witnessing some of the best young [More...]

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8th November 09 – Ken Yu Kai Nationals

I’ve been attending the Ken Yu Kai Nationals for as long as I can remember. When I think back about how successful the competition use to be and the amount of champions that we have produced it use to be the tournament of the year, sadly no more. In recent years there has been [More...]

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5th October 09 – Dan Grade & Kyu Grade

Congratulations to all those who passed their grading at the weekend. The students who achieved the highest grade of first class are as follows, Jeremy Koshy, Edward Kaufman, Lewis Jacklin, and Dayton Lees.

The day wasn’t over for myself, off to Failsworth Sports Centre to sit on the panel to witness Emma Cummings verifying [More...]

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29th September 09 – Kyu Grade

Well done to all who participated in the Kyu grading especially to Charlotte Pearce, Alex Craig and Jayne Craig who all gained 1st class passes.

20th September 09 – Sale Dojo Kata Competition

I am not going to hide my disappointment with the lack of support for our competition. There isn’t a club out there that supports as much as we do so one week to go before the tournament we had about twelve entries and panic started to set in. I think one of the problems maybe [More...]

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5th-6th September 09 – British Karate Championships

What more can I say, WOW!!!

First of all I would just like to say a huge thanks to everybody involved in producing the best ever results for a Ken Yu Kai Squad at a British Championships. Ultimately, it’s myself that always seems to get the praise but there is a hell of a lot [More...]

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29th August 09 – Kyu Grade

Well done to all involve in the Kyu grading, special mention to all our first class passes, Autumn Holmes and Andy Healey.