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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Kyu Grading – July 15th 2017

Congratulations to all who passed their grading at the Westcliff Dojo, on this occasion we had a 100% pass rate which is indicative of our ever improving level and standards on the whole.


Two of our disability karateka passed their grading David and Euan ...

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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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Disability Karate Grading – April 2017 

We held our second grading for the SEN and disability Karate students on the 29th April at our Westcliff Dojo.

We had a 100% pass rate after the karateka demonstrated excellent progress since the last grading (with some taking their first one).

The students demonstrated kihon, Kata and Kumite techniques with proficiency and spirit. A real inspirational group.
Congratulations to all who passed:

• 9th Kyu- red belt:

Michaela Comery

Aidan Peterson

Lilly Skidmore

Lena Elrick

Sophie Dewson

• 9th Mon – red/white belt:

Kyle Spendiff-Smith

Ryan Evans

Myles Evans

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JKG Disability Karate – scouts visit, March 2017

Saturday 11th March saw the biggest disability karate class so far at #JKGKarate as we had a visit from 5th Westcliff scout group who joined in the class to have a go at karate and for our members to show them what they have learnt.

With 17 in the class, 10 of whom were JKG karateka, we covered basic punching and kicking techniques with our members demonstrating excellently to the visiting scouts, followed some friendly competition with three teams working a ...

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