UK Open

September 09, 2017

Congratulations to the team.

4 Silver and 2 bronze medals.

Well done to Isaac and Mark for winning their first medal with great performances.

Great Kata by Charlie once again to get to the final and win silver narrowly missing gold.

Fantastic fights from Reece reaching yet another final.

Lovely Wado kata from Meg reaching her first open final, showing improvement throughout the year.

Excellent effort from the whole team.

Grading

September 01, 2017

Fantastic grading for all our junior students.

Some excellent progress being made.

Well done to Kelsey for the highest grading mark of the year 92%

Summer Camp '17

August 13, 2017

Well done to all those who took part in the summer camp week 14th-18th August.

These are the winners of the challenges we did.

Pictionary - Jake, Morgan, Jacob
Beep Test - Josh
Beanbag Skills - Isaac
Slow kicks - Kenzi
Most kicks - Isaac, Josh
Japanese translation - Niko
Gladiator Duel - Josh
Word games - Oliver, Freddie, Emmy
SwampThing - Jacob, Jake, Niko

We also had an award for the best behaved student - Jacob

A big thank you to Sensei Emmy and Megan - You survived the week!

EKF Inter Regional Cup

July 22, 2017

The battle of the EKF regional teams - now an annual event.

This was an event to be proud of, English Karate at its best.

England's finest from each region battled it out on the mats in hard fought contests.

Emmy's first time representing the EKF and she fought bravely in her cadet team.

Many thanks to everyone who supported Emmy.

We’re sure you will agree it was a great day.

Such a fantastic atmosphere and the best part of the day - The Midlands region WON!

Sakura Inter club Championships 2017 part 1

July 15, 2017

Many thanks to everyone who supported our Inter club competition.

We’re sure you will agree it was a great success.

The students performed brilliantly in both Kata and Kumite and conducted themselves exceptionally in the spirit of Karate. We are so proud of the progress that the students have made.

The event would not have been possible without the financial support from club fund raising from the very recent bag pack.

It also wouldn't be possible without the help of our Event Team, many of whom have given up their valuable time through the week and weekends to do competition training.

A BIG thank you to our event team and all who helped with training and bag pack.

 

Julie, David, Lee, Steve, Jo, Jaime,

Peter, Reece, Rox, Megan, Emmy, Michelle,

Diana, Gill, Susan, Isaac, Mark, Josh, Kelsey, Charlie M,

Erik, Robert, Dharm, Jake, Charlie G

The results-

KA1 - HALF KATA

1ST - ETHAN JONES

2ND - CHARLIE GARRETT

3RD - MORGAN WILLANS, FREDDIE ARROWSMITH

5TH - REMARI DASH, JASMIN KAUR KALIRAI

KA2 - PINAN NIDAN

1ST - JOSH GREAVES

2ND - GEORGE WRIGHT

3RD - JACOB MURPHY, JAKE GREAVES

5TH - KENZI OLIVER, LOUANNA SILCOCK, MADISON FLETCHER, OLIVER RUSSELL

KA3 - ANY PINAN KATA

1ST - KELSEY EVANS

2ND - MARK WEST

3RD- ISAAC GRICE, CALLUM LAWLEY

5TH - ETHAN GREYBANKS, CHARLIE MEAKIN, MADISON THOMPSON, KEIRA PAUL

KA4 - PAIRS KATA

1ST - CHARLIE MEAKIN/ KELSEY EVANS

2ND - CALLUM LAWLEY/ MARK WEST

3RD - JAKE/ JOSH GREAVES, KEIRA PAUL/ MADISON THOMPSON

KU5 - KICKMASTER KUMITE

1ST - MORGAN WILLANS

2ND - HARRY GARRETT

3RD - SHAYLA ROGERS, MALAIKA ALI

5TH - JASMINE WOZNIAKI KHAKH, CAMERON TIPPER, OLIVER RUSSELL, JAYSHAAN SINGH, MAX AVERY

KU6 - KUMITE A

1ST - JASMIN KAUR

2ND - JAKE GREAVES

3RD - CHARLIE GARRETT, JACOB MURPHY

5TH - KENZI OLIVER, ETHAN JONES, GEORGE WRIGHT, ETHAN GREYBANKS, LOUANNA SILCOCK, REMARI DASH

KU7 - KUMITE B

1ST - ISAAC GRICE

2ND - CHARLIE MEAKIN

3RD - JOSH GREAVES, KELSEY EVANS

5TH - MARK WEST, MADISON THOMPSON, KEIRA PAUL, CALLUM LAWLEY

KU8 - PAIRS KUMITE

1ST - JOSH/JAKE GREAVES

2ND - ISAAC GRICE/ GEORGE WRIGHT

3RD - CHARLIE MEAKIN/ CHARLIE GARRETT, KELSEY EVANS/ ETHAN JONES

5TH - CALLUM LAWLEY/ REMARI DASH, MARK WEST/ JACOB MURPHY

Well done!!

EKF regional selections for Battle of the Teams -Rotterdam

July 14, 2017

Congratulations to Emmy Knight on being selected to represent the EKF midlands region at the Battle of the Teams taking place in Rotterdam in December.

Dublin Summer course & Sakagami Cup

July 07, 2017

Loved spending time in Dublin again its been way too long, 16 years! before Emmy was born she tells us ;-)

Emmy and Megan both enjoyed the summer course and had a great time with the guys from Hartlepool Wadokai.

Great to see friendships being made with the Irish students.

Both Emmy and Megan performed some great kata, Megan a silver medal and Emmy winning Gold.

Emmy looked sharp in her fights and won the final with an impressive 9-1 victory. Megan won a great bronze.

As always on our trips we had a day doing a fun activity.

This time we chose GoQuest a Crystal maze kind of game with mental, physical and skill levels, lots of fun.

Where to next?

JKF Dan Grading

June 03, 2017

After a long weekend training course Emmy, Megan and Roxana stepped up to take their JKF Dan grading examination in front of the panel headed by Sakagami Sensei 8th Dan with guest examiner Nukina Sensei present.

Megan and Rox performed all their techniques brilliantly and then, even though very tired, dug deep to finish off with a tough bout of Jiyu Gumite.

Emmy was faultless in her impressive display of Wado techniques, kata, pairs and fighting. In her 10th year of training she has proved with her competition results and her Dan grading what a true karate-ka is.

British 4 Nations Karate Championships

May 27, 2017

Tough competition in all categories for the girls. (Emmy and Megan)

Excellent Kata performed as a practice for their Dan grading next week.

Both had some tough fights in their individual categories with progress being made by both.

A great 6-0 fight for Emmy in the Team Kumite earned them a bronze medal for their efforts.

Hard work and dedication pays off.

Juniors Grading

May 26, 2017

Fantastic grading for all our junior students.

Some excellent progress being made.

UK Open

May 20, 2017

Well done to all our junior squad who competed at the UK Open.

Charlie - Silver - Kumite

Nathan - Gold - Kata

A very busy day for the coaches with the senior squad receiving their Wadokai selection results on the same day.

A fantastic effort by the juniors competing for the first time without the support of the seniors.

Wadokai England Boot camp & Selections for 44th FEW Euro cup in Sardinia

May 19, 2017

Congratulations to our students on being selected to represent Wadokai England at the 44th Euro cup in Sardinia in October.

Emmy - Kata & Kumite

Megan - Kata

Reece - Kata

Kelsey - Kata (1st time - well done Kels)

Looking forward to cheering for you all in Italy.

Gothenburg '17

May 12, 2017

We all had a fantastic time in Gothenburg.

All our guys did a great job making the Semi finals in at least one discipline. (Kata or Kumite)

Between 30-60 competitors in each category.

Both Emmy and Megan performed some great Wado kata.

Emmy got to the semi final in kumite with some very hard fights against big opponents in her new age category narrowly missing out on the final in the last few seconds of her fifth fight.

Reece looked sharp all day in his fights and was just short of winning the final, a fantastic silver medal for his effort.

To finish off the trip we had the last day at the Gothenburg Liseberg park amusements, lots of fun.

Bring on the next trip!

EKF inter regional selections

April 28, 2017

Congratulations to Emmy Knight on being selected to represent the EKF midlands region at the Inter regional cup.

Aiwakai National Kata Championships 2017

April 21, 2017

Fantastic day at the Aiwakai Nationals Wado Kata Championships.
All our students performed brilliantly to win 8 Gold, 6 Silver, 2 Bronze.

Emmy - 3x Gold, 1x Silver

Megan - 2x Gold, 1x Silver

Kelsey - Gold, Silver, Bronze

Reece - Gold, Silver

Charlie - Gold

Ajay - Silver

Callum - Silver

Niko - Bronze


Congratulations to everyone.

Squad training & Bowling

April 01, 2017

Lots of hard work and fun at our first full squad training session of the year.

Great fun had by all members at the bowling afterwards.

KSE10 Open Championships 2017

March 05, 2017

Sakura attended the KSE10 Open Championships in March.

Well done to Kelsey with 2 excellent katas again..

Fantastic performances from all our squad.

Emmy won Gold in Kata with 4 amazing kata, proving that WADO can win open championships.

 3 fantastic fights again for Emmy reaching yet another final in Kumite (3 in a row) and winning Silver.

The team Kumite (Emmy, Ajay and Reece) performed brilliantly again to secure a Bronze Medal.

Bronze medal for Megan in Kata with a much more focused performance.

Congratulations to the whole Sakura Squad.

UK Open 2017

February 19, 2017

Sakura attended the UK Open Championships in February.

Well done to our Junior boys (Kiye and Callum) in their 1st competition.

Excellent performances from all our squad.

Kelsey won Gold in Kata. 3 great Katas.

4 fantastic fights for Emmy reaching yet another final in Kumite and winning Gold.

The team Kata (Emmy, Ajay and Meg) performed brilliantly again to secure a Silver Medal.

Bronze medals for Reece, Kiye and Niko in Kumite.

Congratulations to the whole Sakura Squad.

Annual Awards evening

December 21, 2016

Our favourite night of the year is the night we get to reward our hard working students.

Certificates for achievement - Ethan Jones, Morgan Willans, Jacob Murphy, Kiye Price, Rose Price, Isaac Grice, Callum Lawley, Niko Najdowski, Kelsey Evans, Megan Williams, Reece Chand, Emmy Knight

Best Newcomer Trophy - Ethan Jones, Madison Thompson, Mark West, Kiye Price

Most improved student Trophy - Kelsey Evans, Reece Chand

Merit Award Trophy - Niko Najdowski, Megan Williams, Emmy Knight

Best Competitor Trophy - Megan Williams, Emmy Knight

Special Award - Reece Chand

Sakura Christmas party

December 18, 2016

We had a fantastic time at this years Christmas party.

First time we had an inflatable assault course to entertain us.

Looking forward to next years party.

Reece Chand

November 20, 2016

Congratulations to Reece Chand on passing his JKF 1st Dan at the Aiwakai Autumn Course in Alfreton, Derby.

Reece has trained with Sakura for 6 years and is a great Karateka with a fantastic atitude to training.

He competed at the 43rd FEW European championships in November this year and performed brilliantly to win 2 Silver medals.

Well done also to his partner for the Dan grading and for coaching Reece recently - Emmy Knight.

Also thank you to the seniors for supporting Reece over the weekend and the past few years.

43rd FEW European Championships 2016

November 05, 2016

Sakura recently attended the 43rd FEW European Championships in Liege, Belgium.

Our students performed brilliantly and their dedication and discipline was rewarded with a fantastic medal haul for Team Sakura.

Congratulations to

Reece Chand -2x Silvers

Megan Williams -1x Gold, 1x Bronze

Emmy Knight -1x Gold, 1x Silver, 1x Bronze

CEWKA Open 2016

October 08, 2016

Sakura attended the CEWKA International Open Championships in October.

Well done to Emmy on reaching yet another final in Kata narrowly missing out on Gold.

The girls (Emmy and Meg) performed brilliantly again to secure a Silver and a bronze medal defeating the 16 year old Wadokai England boys in the process.

Congratulations girls.

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