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Zahari Damyanov UK seminar #timetobeunited

On the 23rd February 2019, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, the current absolute World Champion was in London to lead an open seminar hosted by the BKK’s Sensei Hristo Lyubenov at his Ichi Geki dojo in Bounds Green, alongside BKK Chairman and IFK Secretary General, Shihan Liam Keaveney.

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The seminar was attended by a number of Kyokushin groups (BKK, IFK, Kyokushin-kan, Shinkyokushin,IKO1, KWU, EMAR) all with a common goal of knowledge sharing, developing Kyokushinkai, and building strong friendships old and new.

(L-R) Shihan Liam Keaveney, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Hristo Lyubenov

(L-R) Shihan Liam Keaveney, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Hristo Lyubenov

Sensei Zarahi Damyanov with BKK National Coaches Sensei Kenny Jarvis, and Sensei Wai Cheung

Sensei Zarahi Damyanov with BKK National Coaches Sensei Kenny Jarvis, and Sensei Wai Cheung

#timetobeunited #kyokushinkai #karate #osu

English Open 2018 results

The BKK held a successful English Open 2018 on the 13th May for UK and Ireland based organisations, which included categories for Open Adult, Novice, Cadet and, for the first time in BKK history, Junior IFK Kyokushin rules fighting.

Jim Barton (BKK Verwood) dropping a well timed jodan mawashi geri

Jim Barton (BKK Verwood) dropping a well timed jodan mawashi geri

Luke Baldwin (BKK Mountain Ash, and Team GB) on his way to the 2018 English Open Middleweight Title

Luke Baldwin (BKK Mountain Ash, and Team GB) on his way to the 2018 English Open Middleweight Title

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RESULTS: Sutani Belgium Youth and Beginners Tournament 2017

Teams England and Wales

BACK ROW (L to R)

Sensei Chris Davies (Wales coach), Maise Blackford (Eng), Luke Sabey (Eng), Luke Jones (Wales), Sophie Hobbs (Wales), Ame Sorge (Eng), Sensei Wai Cheung (Eng coach), Rob Salvi (Eng), Aaron Sheehan (Wales), Luke Davies (Wales), Max Williams (Wales), Sensei Tony White (Eng coach)

FRONT ROW (L to R)

Beth Salvi (Eng), Bart Proctor (Eng), Dennis Sorokins (Eng), Jessica Charsley (Eng), Rhys Meredith (Wales), Holly Harvey (Wales), Lili Bryan (Wales), Mia Morgan (Wales)

Results from the Sutani Belgium Youth and Beginners Tournament 2017:

Team England
Bart Procter 1st
Denis Sorokins 1st
Beth Salvi 2nd
Maesi Blackford 2nd
Ame Sorge 3rd

Team Wales
Max Williams 1st
Luke Jones 2nd
Rhys Meredith 2nd
Luke Davies 2nd
Mia Morgan 3rd

They did us proud!

British Open 2017 Results

See all the action from our live streaming here

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

Home fighters representing the KWU at WKO World Weight Tournament, 1st-2nd July

Emma Markwell and Hayley-Beth Rowlands, and Aneta Meskauskiene from Ireland Karate Kyokushinkai will be competing and representing the IFK/ KWU at this weekend's World Weight Tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan (1st-2nd July).

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We wish them the best of luck in what will be a very competitive tournament.

The tournament official website can be found here

The draw can be found here

2017 Pilatus Cup success for Team England and Wales

The BKK, lead by coaches Sensei Tony White, Chris Davies and Wai Cheung, took teams from England and Wales to compete at the 2017 Pilatus Cup held in Lucerne, Switzerland on the weekend of 18th March.

Both teams conducted themselves professionally, and came away with a number of podium positions, in addition to making good friends along the way.

Team results are below, and full list of results can be found on the IFK Switzerland site

Clicker Boys 150cm+:  3rd Luke Davies (Wales) and Luke Sabey (England)

Clicker Boys -150cm:  2nd Charlie Denton (England), 3rd Ashley Black (England) and Fynn Clements (England)

Clicker Girls 150cm+:  1st Mia Morgan (Wales), 2nd Holly Harvey (Wales), 3rd Lili Bryan (Wales)

Clicker Girls -150cm:  1st Seren Harries (Wales), 3rd Libby Morse (Wales)

Kata Boys 4.Kyu+:  2nd Luke Davies (Wales)

Kata Boys 6.-5.Kyu:  2nd Daniel Parsons (Wales)

Kata Girls 4.Kyu+:  1st Seren Harries (Wales), 2nd Mia Morgan (Wales), 3rd Georgia Slocombe (England)

Kata Girls 6.-5.Kyu: 1st Libby Morse (Wales)

+68kg Cadet Knockdown: 1st Dylan Baldwin (Wales), 2nd George Deane (Wales), 3rd Henry Deane (Wales)

-68kg Cadet Boys knockdown: 1st Luke Jones (Wales), 3rd Max Williams (Wales)

+58kg Girls Cadet Knockdown: 1st Alicia Bennett (Wales)

-58kg Girls Cadet Knockdown: 1st Jessica Charsley (England), 2nd Holly Davies (England), 3rd Jaime May Rowlands (Wales)

More photos of the day from IFK Switzerland here

40th British Open (8th Cup of Europe) official results

A tough days fighting across all categories with worthy champions from a strong WKO contingent, and Great Britain's very own Emma Markwell, who makes it 5 British Open titles in the bag.  Congratulations to all!

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BKK at SENI2016 Results

Thanks to all that took part at our SENI2016 event held at the O2, on Saturday 16th July.

 
 

Results as follows:

Junior Clicker Under 150cms
1st Kobe Spinney Crawley
2nd Seren Harries Mountain Ash
3rd Sam Davies Cardiff
3rd Ashley Black Crawley

Junior Clicker Over 150cms
1st Henry Deane Cardiff
2nd Sophie Hobbs Crawley
3rd Ethan Hardwick Cwmbran
3rd Robert Salvi Crawley

Advanced Clicker Senior Women
1st Lisa Heath Mountain Ash
2nd Zoe Moulden Mountain Ash
3rd Emily Senior Dunmow
3rd Amber Morris Dunmow

Advanced Clicker Senior Men
1st Jordan Da Costa Ilford
2nd Chris Da Costa Docklands
3rd Dylan Baldwin Mountain Ash
3rd Ethan Prescott Cardiff

Junior Kata
1st Sophie Hobbs Mountain Ash
2nd Holly Davies Mountain Ash
3rd Dylan Baldwin Mountain Ash
3rd Mia Morgan Mountain Ash

Senior Kata
1st Sunil Tailor Loughbrough
2nd Andre Emmeneger IFK-Switzerland
3rd Lyndsay Moulden Ynysybwl
3rd Sophie Lee Loughbrough

Lightweight Women Knockdown
1st Emma Markwell Westcroft
2nd Zoe Moulden Mountain Ash
3rd Hayley Rowlands Cardiff
3rd Annie Jardine Cardiff

Heavyweight Women Knockdown
1st Aneta Meskauskiene IFK Ireland
2nd Samantha Williams Ynysowen
3rd Francesca Morreale Westcroft
3rd Kirsten Galatius Smith Crawley

Lightweight Men Knockdown
1st Spencer Bennett Samurai
2nd Leon Lundregan Ynysowen
3rd Phil Burchill Verwood

Middleweight Men Knockdown
1st Dawid Ozga Crawley
2nd Kelvin Tienstra IFK-Holland
3rd Luke Baldwin Mountain Ash
3rd Mahmoud Ageli Milton Keynes

Heavyweight Men Knockdown
1st Roel Noordman IFK-Holland
2nd Fredrik Johannsen Göteborgs karate kai
3rd Dave King IFK Ireland
3rd Sarunus Radvinauskas Northampton

Fastest Knockout Fredrik Johannsen Göteborgs karate kai
Most Spirited Fighter Phil Burchill Verwood

Brave effort from Dawid Ozga in tough WFKO Lightweight super fight

Dawid Ozga lost a tough 5 round judges decision to Evgeniy Solomennikov. Neither fighter gained any significant advantage but Solomennikov kept a consistent workrate to edge the rounds. It was a great experience for Dawid to go to Novy Urengoy and he thanks both the WFKO and Gazprom for the opportunity.

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See Dawid's fight here

Senpai Kenny Jarvis and Shihan David Pickthall flank Dawid Ozga