WUKF Champions League, 23 July 2017 – London

The World Union of Karate Federations (WUKF) have now introduced an international league, the ‘Champions League’ with the first event being held in London.

John Gardiner and Helen Marsh were selected to represent the WUKO-GB team at this prestigious event, John in the male senior kata and Helen in the women’s veterans kata. 

The event drew athletes from all over Europe making for a high standard Championships.

Helen missed out on a medal in her category finishing a very credible 4th place, after ...

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ESKF British Open Championships, London – April 2017

The #JKGKarate squad joined up with the WUKO-GB team to compete at the ESKF British open championships on April 30th at the University of East London Sportsdock.

With many nations in attendance the event was of a high standard, as it was last year.

We had Amy Marsh, Sebastian Lambert, Toby Fane, Helen Marsh and John Gardiner aiming for medal positions.

Amy and Toby both showed improvement but fell short of a medal position this time.

Sebastian Lambert in a very large kumite category ...

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TKA Essex Open, Clacton – March 2017

A small squad of 5 competed at the TKA Essex open in Clacton last weekend (12/3/17) coming away with more trophies to add to this years success.

Sebastian Lambert competed in a large kata category with Toby Fane, where he claimed the silver, Toby didn’t manage to win a place this time but more experience for him in the competition environment.

Amy Marsh competing in a strong mixed kata category came away with a well deserved bronze. 

Helen Marsh added to her tally ...

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FEKO National Championships, Sheffield, 12th February 2017

Representing the Byakko Shotokan Karate Association (BSKA) at the FEKO national Championships and UWK England ranking event in Sheffield were John Gardiner, Helen Marsh and Amy Marsh who teamed up with Sensei Ady Gray’s squad.

Amy was unlucky in her Kata event (Girls 13-15 years) missing out on a bronze medal by a 0.1 margin, a great result for her nonetheless being so close to the top three in a national championship.

Helen Marsh competing in the female Veterans kata and female ...

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TKA English Karate Classic, Clacton – February 2017

The first competition of the year for the #JKGKarate squad was in Clacton-on-sea on the 5th February. 

With a few new members to the squad joining the more experienced competitors we had a good sized team of 12 who came away with 7 trophies, 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze. 

Results as follows:

Helen Marsh: 

Gold – 30years+ kata

 Silver – 40years+ kata

Bronze – senior women’s kata (16 years+) 

Charlotte Wilcock:

Gold – Senior novice to 6th kyu mixed kata (16 years+) 

David Wignall:

Silver  – Senior novice ...

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