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Welsh Knockdown Championships 2019 registered fighters and tickets

Entries are coming in for this year’s Welsh Knockdown Championships hosted by BKK Wales.

See who’s in it to win it…

Entry closing date is 27th April ‘2019.

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Results for Pilatus 2019, Switzerland

U18 England and U18 Wales were represented by 23 competitors at this year’s Pilatus Cup in Kriens, Luzern, Switzerland, lead by Wales Head Coach Sensei Chris Davies, and England Head Coach Sensei Wai Cheung, and skills coaches Shihan Sunil Tailor and Senpai Gareth Jones.

Fantastic results, and great learning experiences for all involved.


Kata Girls 4th Kyu+

Holly Harvey - BKK Wales 1st place

Seren Harries - BKK Wales 2nd place

Katie Martin - BKK Wales 3rd place


Kyokushin Rules

Boys 11-13yrs (Lightweight)
Ashley Black BKK England 1st

Daniel Parsons BKK Wales 2nd place


Boys 11-13yrs (Heavyweight)
Rhys Meredith BKK Wales 1st

William Lawrence BKK Wales 2nd place


Boys 14-15yrs (Lightweight)

Luke Sabey BKK England 3rd place

Boys 14-15yrs (Heavyweight)
Ethan Hardwick BKK Wales 3rd place

Girls 14-15yrs (Heavyweight)
Mia Hawkins BKK England 2nd

Katie Martin BKK Wales 3rd place

Girls 16-17yrs
Maesi Blackford BKK England 3rd

Boys 16-17yrs (Heavyweight)
Robert Salvi BKK England 2nd place


Boys 18-21

Dylan Baldwin BKK Wales 1st place

Girls 18-21yrs
Alicia Bennett BKK Wales 1st place

1st Ashley Black (England) , 2nd Daniel Parsons (Wales)

1st Ashley Black (England) , 2nd Daniel Parsons (Wales)

1st Rhys Meredith (Wales), 2nd William Lawrence (Wales)

1st Rhys Meredith (Wales), 2nd William Lawrence (Wales)

1st Dylan Baldwin (Wales)

1st Dylan Baldwin (Wales)

Kata 4th Kyu+:  1st Holly Harvey (Wales), 2nd Seren Harries (Wales) , 3rd Katie Martin (Wales)

Kata 4th Kyu+: 1st Holly Harvey (Wales), 2nd Seren Harries (Wales) , 3rd Katie Martin (Wales)

New Knockdown Referee Courses - a must attend for all BKK Referees and Judges

Two Knockdown Referee Courses have been announced to review knockdown rules within the BKK to incorporate Adult, Veterans, Cadets and Junior Kyokushin rules. The courses are in preparation for the Welsh Open Tournament 11th May 2019 and the British Open – Cup of Europe at K2, Crawley, Saturday 5th October 2019.

Any qualified or non-qualified Referee/ Judge wishing to be considered to officiate at either event must attend these courses.

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Course One (30th March ‘19): [THEORY] will involve in-depth analysis of rules to ensure referees and judges are able to sit and pass the examination.

LOCATION : Dourdan Pavilion, The Causeway, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 2AA

Course Two (14th April ‘19): [PRACTICAL AND EXAM] practical application of refereeing, followed by an examination for all participants, whether qualified or non-qualified referee/ judge. A new examination has been developed to incorporate Adult, Veterans, Cadets and Junior Kyokushin rules.

LOCATION: Talberd Room, Foakes Hall, 47 Stortford Rd, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG

Please email andrew.turner491@btinternet.com or call (+4479740 94925) Shihan Andrew Turner to register your attendance.

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

Team GB (BKK) announced for KWU World Youth (U18) Tournament, and Adult European Tournament

Youth and experience combine for Great Britain at the KWU Kyokushin European Championship among men, women and seniors in weight categories, and 6th KWU Open Kyokushin Youth World Championship (kumite) in weight categories which are going to be held in Bulgaria, Varna, on December 6th – 10th, 2018.

Solid tournament performances and consistency sees the following fighters get their chance to represent Great Britain for the KWU’s year-ending showpieces.

Good luck to all. OSU!

GB U18 Team

Luke Davies (Cadet) - Mountain Ash

Sophie Hobbs (Cadet) - Mountain Ash

Ashley Black - Crawley

Charlie Denton - Crawley

Holly Harvey - Mountain Ash

Rhys Meredith - Mountain Ash

Mia Morgan - Mountain Ash

Luke Sabey - Saffron Walden

GB Adult

Luke Baldwin - Mountain Ash

Emma Markwell - Westcroft

Hayley-Beth Rowlands - Cardiff

Appointment Of New Coaches - Junior & Senior Squads

The BKK executive and Coaching Committee are pleased to announce the promotion of Sensei Wai Cheung to the role of England U18 (Junior & Cadet) Head Coach, whilst Senpai Kenny Mortin joins the senior coaching team as a knockdown skills coach.

Sensei Wai Cheung (4th Dan) England U18 (Junior & Cadets) Head Coach

Sensei Wai Cheung (4th Dan) England U18 (Junior & Cadets) Head Coach

Senpai Kenny Mortin (2nd Dan) adult knockdown skills coach

Senpai Kenny Mortin (2nd Dan) adult knockdown skills coach

Shihan Nick Da Costa from the BKK Coaching Committee said: "Both Wai and Kenny have been extremely successful fighters on the international stage in their own right, and expectations are high as they pass on their skills & determination to the next generation in their new coaching roles."

We wish them all the best and good success for the future BKK international fighters.

Team GB announced for IFK European 2018 tournament

The adult and U18 GB Knockdown Team has been announced for the IFK European tournament, held in Armenia on the 7th and 8th April.

(clockwise): Gab Barbu, Blake Collins, Emma Markwell, Jaime-May Rowlands, Beth Salvi, Luke Baldwin, Hayley-Beth Rowlands

(clockwise): Gab Barbu, Blake Collins, Emma Markwell, Jaime-May Rowlands, Beth Salvi, Luke Baldwin, Hayley-Beth Rowlands

We wish them the best as they move into the final weeks of preparation. Representing IFK Great Britain will be:

U18 Team

  • Jaime May Rowlands  U18 BKK Cwmbran
  • Bethany Salvi  U18 BKK Crawley
  • Sensei Wai Cheung Coach

Adult Team

  • Emma Markwell Lightweight BKK Westcroft
  • Hayley Beth Rowlands Lightweight BKK Cardiff
  • Blake Collins Middleweight BKK Crawley
  • Luke Baldwin Middleweight BKK Mountain Ash
  • Gabriel Barbu Heavyweight BKK Crawley
  • Sensei Kenny Jarvis Coach

World Silver medal for Emma Markwell at 3rd KWU World Tournament

Team GB (L-R): Graham Warden (Head Coach), Gabriel Barbu, Haley-Beth Rowlands, Emma Markwell, Lisa-Marie Heath, Roger Styles (coach)

Team GB (L-R): Graham Warden (Head Coach), Gabriel Barbu, Haley-Beth Rowlands, Emma Markwell, Lisa-Marie Heath, Roger Styles (coach)

Team Great Britain attended the 3rd KWU World Tournament held in Ekaterinberg, Russia 9th-10th December 2017, in what was one of the most professional and spectacular Kyokushin tournaments ever seen setting the standard for all others.

In a hotly contested tournament of extremely high standards, Emma Markwell claimed her third World-level silver medal. Congratulations to her, and the rest of the team who represented us all proudly.

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Good luck to Team GB at the 3rd KWU World Tournament

(L-R) Shihan Graham Warden, Gabriel Barbu, Emma Markwell, Lisa-Marie Heath, Sensei Roger Styles

(L-R) Shihan Graham Warden, Gabriel Barbu, Emma Markwell, Lisa-Marie Heath, Sensei Roger Styles

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The BKK wishes Team GB the best of luck at the 3rd KWU World Tournament held over two days this weekend (8th-9th December) in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

BKK announces with sadness passing of Sensei Al Jelly (4th Dan)

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It is with great sadness we annouce Sensei Al Jelly (4th Dan) formerly of Abbey Wood Dojo, passed away on the 30th September 2017 after a short illness.

He was a student of Hanshi Arneil's at Crystal Palace dojo, before runinng his own dojo in Abbey Wood.  Hanshi and the entire BKK express their sincere condolences to his family.  He will be missed.

More news as we have it.

RIP Sensei Al.

Osu!

 

National Kata course with Sensei Darren Stringer

A good turn out at the kata course today with Sensei Darren Stringer. Thanks to Shihan Alan and Shihan Janine for their help today. We hope everyone enjoyed the course and the bunkai application aspect.

Thanks to all those who made the journey. See you all soon.

Osu!

British Open 2017 ALL THE action replayed

The 41st British Open was streamed live on Saturday 23rd September with fighting across 2 areas.  Watch all the action below, and check out the results here

AREA A

Cadets U18 Boys -68kg, +78kg (Rounds 1-4)
Cadet U18 Girls -58kg, +58kg (Round 1-4)
Open Mens-70kg (bottom draw), -80kg (Rounds 1,2, Qtr-Final, Semi-Final, Finals)
Open Womens -60kg (Rounds 1,2, Qtr-Final, Semi-Final, Finals)

AREA B

Novice Mens -70kg, -80kg (Qtr, Semi, Final)
Novice Womens +60kg (Semi, Final)
Novice Men +80kg (Final)
Open Womens +60kg, (Rounds 1,2, Qtr-Final, Semi-Final, Finals)
Open Mens -70kg (top drawer), +80kg (Rounds 1,2, Qtr-Final, Semi-Final, Finals)

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

Sensei Steve Worrell 4th Dan (1961-2017)

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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

OSU

Hayley Beth-Rowlands at the Copa Oyama Fujimae in Barcelona

In another busy weekend for BKK fighters, Hayley-Beth Rowlands from BKK Wales, currently studying and living in Spain, competed in the 2016 Copa Oyama Fujimae and gained a well earned 2nd place.

Our congratulations to Hayley.

Osu!