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Severn Challenge 2018 - Results

Mia Morgan (BKK Wales) performing Kanku Dai

Mia Morgan (BKK Wales) performing Kanku Dai

The Severn Challenge was held on the 8th September 2018 and hosted by BKK Wales, with competitors from BKK England, BKK Wales, IFK Ireland, IKK England and WKK Wales.

A big thank you to all those that attended, in what was a very successful tournament.

Osu!

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High Grade Kata finalists (L-R): Mia Morgan BKK Wales (2nd place), Chloe Slocombe BKK England (3rd place), Luke Davies BKK Wales (1st place)

High Grade Kata finalists (L-R): Mia Morgan BKK Wales (2nd place), Chloe Slocombe BKK England (3rd place), Luke Davies BKK Wales (1st place)

Team England (L-R): Shihan Sunil Tailor, Charlotte Raisen, Ashley Black, Charlie Denton, Bradley Rowlinson, Callum Breward, Brandon Wise, Luke Sabey, Jude Ibrahim, Nikhil Patel, Charlie Watson, Chloe Slocombe, Leon Tailor, Mia Hawkins, James Baker, Evanya Tailor, Sensei Wai Cheung   

Team England (L-R): Shihan Sunil Tailor, Charlotte Raisen, Ashley Black, Charlie Denton, Bradley Rowlinson, Callum Breward, Brandon Wise, Luke Sabey, Jude Ibrahim, Nikhil Patel, Charlie Watson, Chloe Slocombe, Leon Tailor, Mia Hawkins, James Baker, Evanya Tailor, Sensei Wai Cheung

 

Team Wales

Team Wales

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British Karate Kyokushinkai Magazine - September 2017 Edition

The popular BKK Magazine which showcases Kyokushinkai news and events from the past 12 months is now available as a free of charge download.

This year’s magazine is presented in a modern, downloadable format so you can read it on-the-go using your mobile phone or tablet device.

British Open 2017 - Spirited Fighter Award

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This beautiful Australian leather belt has been kindly donated by long time Kyokushin student Robert Macgregor. The belt is custom hand-made for our 2017 tournament and is embossed with “Spirited Fighter” in Japanese.  

It will be awarded to a fighter at our tournament on 23rd September 2017 for determination and perseverance (not necessarily a winner).

See who can win the award at the list of British Open 2017 registered fighters at

http://www.bkk-britishopen.com/registered-fighters.html .

You can see Robert’s other hand-made leather belts by clicking here

https://www.facebook.com/robertcharles.m.wall

Sensei Steve Worrell 4th Dan (1961-2017)

Steve with Hanshi Arneil on passing his Sandan 14/08/2005

It is with great regret the BKK has to announce Sensei Steve Worrell of BKK Westcroft dojo passed away on Sunday 14th May 2017.

Assistant Great Britain Knockdown coach Sensei Steve had been battling a long illness that rapidly escalated  within the last few months.

Sensei Steve started his journey with the BKK in 1976 and first fought for England in 1979. He ran the Westcroft dojo alongside Shihan Paul Baker for many years and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

The BKK offer their condolences to his family at this time

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British National Clicker Championship 2016 results

The National Clicker tournament was held on the 19th November in Slough.  All fighters fought with great spirit, respect and control throughout the day.

On behalf of the BKK, Shihan Nick da Costa (Chief Clicker Referee) thanks all officials, volunteers, competitors and spectators for supporting our last tournament of the year. It was a long day with well over 200 competitors.

An extra special thanks to Gareth Jones, Lee Swiggelaar, Helen Rowlands & Gary Frost for ensuring that all went well on the day.

Results are listed below.

In addition to the individual categories, the annual England vs. Wales events was held:

Mens Team: 1st England, 2nd Wales

Womens Team: 1st Wales, 2nd England

See more photos here

Landmark event for the BKK at the Belgian Youth Championships 2016

Over the weekend of the 12th November '16, the BKK passed a huge landmark in its history; Sensei Tony White and Chris Davies lead a team of cadets and juniors to an open Kyokushin Rules knockdown tournament in Belgium.  This is first time the BKK has allowed its junior students to compete in a contact event abroad.

Each of the juniors who competed gained a well deserved podium position. Callum Breward, Kobe Spinney and Luke Davies in particular completely dominated their categories.

Beth Salvi, fresh from winning her first cadet tournament at the British Open 2016, followed by 1st place at the Severn Challenge some 4 weeks later, competed here and gain podium in her first international abroad.

Luke Jones, off the back of a runner-up position at the Severn Challenge, claimed a good podium finish also.

The whole squad fought with spirit and determination which was reflected in the results below. For most fighters, this was their first international Kyokushin Rules tournament, and had at least 4 fights to get to their podium positions. A proud day for the BKK.

Junior Boys -42kg
Callum Breward (ENGLAND) 1st Place
Kobe Spinney Dibble (ENGLAND) 2nd Place

Junior Boys -48kg
Luke Davies (WALES) 1st Place

Junior Boys -65kg
Bart Chaisrisud (ENGLAND) 2nd Place

Junior Girls
Mia Morgan (WALES) 3rd Place

Cadet Boys (1)
Luke Jones (WALES) 3rd Place

Cadet Boys -65kg (higher grade)
Ame Sorge (ENGLAND) 2nd Place

Cadet Girls
Beth Salvi (ENGLAND) 3rd Place

Sensei Alun Jones - RIP

The BKK is sad to hear that Sensei Alun Jones passed away on 31st August 2016 following a lengthy illness. Sensei Alun was chief instructor of Abercynon School of Kyokushin Karate and Nelson Karate Club in the 1970s before opening Cynon Valley School of Karate in the early 1980s.

He was a passionate karateka and exceptional technician. Those who had the honour of training under him will remember him for his attention to detail , dedication and strive for excellence, qualities which were then reflected in his students.

Despite leaving the BKK in the early 1990s, he is still remembered and respected as a fine karateka and exceptional instructor