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2017 X WKF Junior, Cadet &U21 Championships, October 25-29, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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2017 X WKF Junior, Cadet &U21 Championships, October 25-29, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

EKF Squad News 2017

Posted 14th August 2017
Kate Karwacinski named Athlete Liaison for EKF.

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Posted 2nd August 2017
World Games Poland 2017 Report by Paul Newby, Kumite Coach

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Posted 1st August 2017
First World Games Medallist in 12 years for Great Britain Karate

Words do not describe how happy I was to have earned the right to attend the World Games and be in a position to contend for my second world title in less than a year. The World Games only come around once every 4 years - I was honoured to be competing for Great Britain after learning the last medallist of this historic multi event was Tania Weekes back in 2005.

It felt strange going to the Games with just my Coach Paul Newby as we are used to travelling with a national squad however, the whole experience itself was amazing and one I will never forget. I am grateful, I not only witnessed but, took part in a multi sporting event ahead of Tokyo 2020 – It was the perfect preparation.

Jordan Thomas World & European Champion

I returned from the World Games with a Silver Medal having lost on a refereeing decision to France. Two world finals in nine months is not too bad, right? This medal, and being in touching distance to another gold, has simply created more fire in my stomach to pursue my Olympic Dream.

Thank you to everybody who continues to help, support and follow me on my journey to the Olympics – stay with me... I know its going to be a good one!

Jordan Thomas
World & European Champion

Posted 25th July 2017
Midlands Regional Kumite Squad Reign Supreme

The Midlands Kumite regional team were crowned champions of 2017 at the Inter regional championships which were held in Leicester at the weekend. Congratulations to Regional Coach Paul Harris and his team.

Final results:
Midlands 90 points
Northern 78 points
South East 60 points
South West 34 points

On behalf of the President M Billman and the board of the EKF thank you to everyone who came and supported this event, thank you to all the regions, coaches, officials, referees and athletes that took part and helped make this a great event.

Midlands Regional Kumite Squad Reign Supreme

Posted 12th July 2017
Congratulations to the kumite athletes selected for the Junior World Championships Tenerife 2017

Male Cadet
-53KG  Ethan Day
-57KG Stephen Lloyd
-63KG Pajhan Jaffari
-70KG Christie Horrillo
+70KG Joe Hird

Female Cadet
-47KG Tayla O’brien
-54KG Niamh Cosgrove
+54KG Carys Jones

Male Junior
-55KG Jed Thompson
-61KG Jamie Gridley
-68KG Brandon Wilkins
-76KG William Thathham
+76KG Brandon Carr

Total 26 Athletes

Female Junior
-48KG Chloe Lyndon
-53KG Rachel Traverse
-59KG Charlotte Hope
+59KG Lauren Sailsbury

Male U21
-60KG Cube Parris
-67KG Bleu Parris
-75KG Micthell Thorpe
-84KG Terry Brigdale
+84KG Brandon Jewell

Female U21
-50KG Chloe Sailsbury
-55KG Jordan Clackson
-61KG Danielle Kirby
-68KG N/A
+68KG Rebbecca Boakes

 

Posted 16th May 2017
Congratulations to the first EKF Youth Kata squad athletes selected to represent England.

10-11 years male kata James Selkirk & Jorunas Gorelcenka

10-11 years female kata Adrianna Vasiukova & Lily-may Bedford

12-13 years male kata Anthony Sempebwa, Lewis Hunt & Seb Miles.

12-13 years female lata Eva Groseva, Courtney Power & Myra Nasim

Congratulations to the first EKF Youth Kata squad athletes selected to represent England.

Lauren Fretwell European Bronze medalist 16-17 years Kata Bulgaria 2017Posted 19th February 2017
Lauren Fretwell European Bronze medalist 16-17 years Kata Bulgaria 2017

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Posted 15th February 2017
All Parents and Senior Athletes - For Your Information

If you get selected for the Regional Team you can order a Hoodie or Tracksuit depending on age on day of selection.

You need to pay on the day of selection as the Regional Admin will be doing a bulk order with Blitz.

The cost is;

  • Adult Tracksuit (plus print): £40
  • Children’s Hoodie (plus print): £25

You must pay by CHEQUE only. No other forms of payment accepted.

The ordering of either of these is optional. You will be presented with a badge if selected.

Posted 16th January 2017
Northern Regional Kumite with Coach Paul Newby - NEW VENUE

For all athletes registered for the Northern Regional Kumite with Coach Paul Newby. Due to a massive increase in registered athletes the session has been moved to a larger Dojo. All times remain the same.
British Combat Academy, Wakefield Commercial Park, Bridge Road, Horbury, West Yorkshire WF4 5NW

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