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KARATE WALES LTD. AFFILIATED TO WUKF, IKU, IKO and UWK

      

Karate Wales Ltd. is the only Governing body in Wales recognised by World Union of Karate Federations and the International Karate Union.


Karate Wales Ltd. is part of a bright future for World Karate.


We in Karate in Wales can now offer our members opportunities unimaginable only a short time ago.


Welcome to the future of Karate in Wales, welcome to Karate Wales.




Thinking of joining Karate Wales?
Why not give our President Rob a call, for a friendly informal chat?
 
07986 872953

SOME OF THE BENEFITS  OF JOINING KARATE WALES:
1. Membership of world bodies IKU, WUKF & UWK. Karate Wales being the only recognised Welsh governing body. 
2. Access to IKU, WUKF, UWK & IKO Kyokushin Kai Kan European and World championships for all ages from Children to Veterans.
3. Access to national and international referee and official qualification programmes. 
4. Personal Accident Insurance and member to member insurance. 
5. Access to personal indemnity insurance.
6. Access to criminal record checks.
7. Access to coaching qualifications.
8. Discount to Karate Wales Tournaments and other events.
9. Access to National Squad Training Programmes.
10. Access to Sport Wales courses through our coaching programme.
11. Grading panel for 4th Dan and above if required.    
12. Access to first Aid courses.

- Karate Wales Invitation to the Wales Office -


Latest News

More World Champions for Karate Wales at the 8th WUKF World Championships

Karate Wales recently sent a squad of 38 athletes, along with coaches and referees, to compete in the 8th WUKF World Championships held in Bratislava, Slovakia. The tournament was held from the 20th to 23rd of June and also incorporated the 1st WUKF World Kobudo Championships. This made it one of the largest events that WUKF have hosted with roughly 2600 competitors taking part. With that many competitors it was a case of early starts and late nights. Despite this, and also battling brand new slippery mats, our squad stood up to the challenge and powered through to success.

Karate Wales entered in 71 categories at the tournament bringing home 17 medals, including 7 gold. Karate Wales proudly finished 14th in the medal table out of 83 countries, another fantastic achievement for our squad.

As always, a huge thanks goes to our team of coaches for their administration, support and advice during the championships. Karate Wales head coach David Godfrey, Tubbo, Hugh Gallagher, Andrew Tanaka Lewis and Barrie Rees made sure that no competitor was left on their own whilst on the mat and ran around the stadium more than the competitors! They were there first each morning and stayed until the last competitor finished each night, I’m sure all our athletes are grateful for all their efforts.

Our team of referees; Andrew Jones, Doru Grad and Tak Chan represented Karate Wales with distinction, again having early starts and long days. Well done all.

The Karate Wales equivalent of the Barmy Army, the travelling parents and supporters, maintained our ranking as the loudest team with their frequent renditions of Oggy! Oggy! Oggy!

So as another World Championships finishes, Karate Wales can reflect on some of our established athletes adding more World medals to their tally, cementing their place amongst the elite of WUKF athletes. Also, some new young talent coming into the spotlight which bodes well for the future. And several athletes competing at this level of competition for the first time who will take away some valuable experience.

Congratulations goes to the whole squad who I’m sure will have already turned their eyes towards the upcoming WUKF European Championships


in Denmark in October and we wish them all the best.


Full results:

Gold medallists:

Jacob DenhamWado kata 16-17 years

Sophia Poolekumite 7 years open weight 

Theo Poole kumite 10 years over 145cm

Morgan Harveykumite 14-15 years 65-75kg

Sasha Hugheskumite 14-15 years open weight

Lauren Gallagherkumite 18-20 years under 55kg

Gareth Rowekumite 51-60 years open weight




Silver medallists:

Owen Roekata all-styles brown-black belt 8 years

Lauren Gallagherkumite 18-20 years open weight

Connor Wills/Jac Tucker/Theo Poole kumite team boys under 11 years


Bronze medallists:

Corey Joneskata all-styles green-purple belt under 7 years

Poppy Vaughankumite 7 years open weight

Maddison Loveridgekumite 13 years over 60kg

Ffion Davieskumite 14-15 years open weight

Callum Lewiskumite 16-17 years 55-65 kg

Jacob Denhamkumite 16-17 years open weight

Cain Franciskumite senior men open weight


 




 

 

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KARATE WALES SQUAD TRAINING

Squad Training details in preparations for Bratislava 

12th May9th June

-13yrs Juniors Session

   14+ yrs Senior Session

 

10am to 12.00pm 

Senior Kata & Junior Kumite

 

12.30pm to 2.30pm 

Senior Kumite & Junior Kata

 

Hengwrt Community Sports Centre,

Llansawel Crescent,

Briton Ferry,

SA11 2UN

 

Cost £5.00

 



THE 10th WUKF EUROPEAN  CHAMPIONSHIPS: 
A MILESTONE FOR KARATE WALES!

Karate Wales can reflect on the 10th WUKF European Championships For All Ages, held in Malta from 24-27th October as a milestone.

From humble beginnings, being one of WUKF’s smaller federations with only a few top level competitors at their WUKF debut in 2012 to establishing Karate Wales, in Malta, as being among WUKF’s strongest nations, with a squad full of winners!

Finishing the Championships ranked eighth of fifty-five federations present and with a squad of forty-nine athletes, six coaches and our Chief Referee, amongst the almost two thousand total entries, Karate Wales earned their best ever tally of ten gold, four silver and eight bronze medals, which could have been an even more impressive tally, as there were many Welsh Karate athletes who shone, but were unable to clear the final hurdle to reach the podium.

Welsh Highlights were liberally sprinkled throughout the four days of competition from the smallest and youngest children, Jakob Bartush & Talia Efstathiou of Vale Karate and Lily Rosser & Jac Tucker of Akaizen through the 13-14 year-old mini-cadets Tia Lewis & Molly Salter (Akaizen) Sasha Hughes (Wattstown) and Ffion Gallagher (WKU) and cadets (15-17 years) Lauren Gallagher and Ffion Davies (WKU) Alysha Lee & Grace McIntosh (Vale Karate) Jacob Denham & Morgan Harvey (WKA) and Callum Lewis (Akaizen) to the adult Juniors (18-20) Sam Cana and Brandon Harvey and of course the seniors, Cain Francis (Talbot) Steffan Rees (Wattstown) and veterans, Barrie Rees (Wattstown) and Kay Powell (Akaizen)

Four of Wales’ Kumite teams found the podium; the female mini-cadets (13-14 years) and the senior men took gold medals, the men beating the current WUKF World Champions, Slovakia, in a hugely exciting final.

Wales’ first win in this, probably the toughest, most exciting and hotly contested event.

The squad will look to next June’s WUKF World Championships in Slovakia and October’s EUKF European’s in Denmark with excitement and confidence.

 

WUKF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

CAIN FRANCIS Men’s U75Kg Kumite

JAC TUCKER Boys 9 Years Kumite

JAKOB BARTUSH Boys U7 Kata

LAUREN GALLAGHER Female  Cadet Kumite

LILY ROSSER Girls 8 Years Kumite

SAM CANA Male Junior Kumite U85Kg

TALIA EFSTATHIOU Female 10 Years Kata

MENS TEAM SANBON KUMITE TEAM

FEMALE MINI-CADETS ROTATION KUMITE TEAM

TYLER FOSTER Ambulatory Kata

 

SILVER MEDALLISTS

JAKOB BARTUSH Boys U7 Kumite Silver

MAYZI LEE Girls 7 Years Kumite Silver

SAM CANA Male Junior Open Kumite Silver

FEMALE CADETS SANBON KUMITE TEAM Silver

 

BRONZE MEDALLISTS

ALYSHA LEE Female Cadet Kumite Bronze

ELLE-MAI LEE Girls 9 Years Kumite Bronze 

JACOB DENHAM Male Cadet Rengokai Kata Bronze

MADDISON VAUGHAN Girls 8 Years Kata Bronze

POPPY VAUGHAN Girls U7 Years Kumite Bronze

MALE CADET SANBON KUMITE TEAM Bronze

THOMAS LEWIS Boys 10 Years Kumite Bronze

TIA LEWIS Female Mini-Cadets Kumite Bronze 


 

Karate Wales Open 2018 Results


 



Competition Results

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