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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 -


Karate Wales at the WUKF European Championships: The Highlights


Latest News


 

2ND UNITED WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

A tally of the medals won by karate Wales at the 2nd United World Karate Championships, held in Montecatini, Italy from November 30th to December 3rd 2017.
Well done to all, in representing Wales with pride!

BRANDON HARVEY
UWK WORLD CHAMPION 
KUMITE SHOBU SANBON MALE CADET 15 TO 17 YEARS 55 TO 65 KG 

MORGAN HARVEY
UWK WORLD CHAMPION 
KUMITE SHOBU SANBON MALE MINI CADETS 13 TO 14 YEARS 55 TO 65 KG

ELLIE THOMAS 
UWK WORLD CHAMPION
15-16 CONTACT KUMITE

JOSH DAVIES 
UWK SILVER MEDAL 
KUMITE SHOBU SANBON MALE CADETS OPEN 15 TO 17 YEARS OPEN WEIGHT 

SAM CANA 
UWK SILVER MEDAL
KUMITE SHOBU SANBON MALE JUNIORS 18 TO 20 YEARS 75 TO 85 KG

MENS TEAM 
LUKE HOWARD, RYAN WILLIAMS, DCAIN FRANCIS, SAM CANA
UWK SILVER MEDALS
KUMITE TEAM SHOBU SANBON MALE SHOBU SANBON SENIORS

MALE CADET TEAM 
JOSH DAVIES, JACOB DENHAM, BRANDON HARVEY
UWK BRONZE MEDALS
KUMITE TEAM SHOBU SANBON MALE SHOBU SANBON CADETS 15 TO 17 YEARS 

LAUREN GALLAGHER
UWK BRONZE MEDAL
KUMITE SHOBU SANBON FEMALE CADETS  
15 TO 17 YEARS 45 TO 50 KG
BRONZE MEDAL
KUMITE SHOBU SANBON FEMALE CADETS OPEN 
15 TO 17 YEARS OPEN WEIGHT

ELLIE THOMAS
UWK BRONZE MEDAL
15-16 CONTACT KATA

MIKE HUMPHRIES
UWK BRONZE MEDAL 
VETERAN CONTACT KATA

MALI GRIGG
UWK BRONZE MEDAL
13-14 CONTACT KATA


 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DATES:
KARATE WALES YOUTH OPEN: FEB 25th 2018
KARATE WALES OPEN: JULY 8th 2018
BOTH TAKING PLACE IN MERTHYR.
FURTHER DETAILS SOON.

KARATE WALES SQUAD KATA TRAINING

SATURDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2017

KATA: Seniors & Juniors 10.00 - 13.00

St. Davids Methodist Church, Barry, CF62 9SU.

(Opposite Barry Sports Centre, and Corner of Colcot & Winston Road).



2017 Karate Wales Open Results

 
The 2017 Karate Wales Open held in Merthyr on 25th June was the biggest and widely praised as the best Karate Wales tournament yet.
 
600 entries from 32 Clubs and associations from all over Wales, England and Ireland delivered Karate of an high standard and although it was an extremely busy competition, the exceptional organisation meant all was done and dusted by 6pm.
 
Congratulations to all who took part and in particular those who earned medals including the new Karate Wales champions. Also many thanks to the organisers, the officials including referees, judges and table officials who kept the six areas in constant use and also thanks to the many volunteers who helped things run smoothly.
 
A great day that delivered a huge amount of positive feedback, several witnesses called it the best Karate Tournament they’ve witnessed. High praise indeed!
 
 

The 9th WUKF European Championships

While Wales was enjoying the best weather of the year so far, the small Karate Wales squad, which attended The 9th WUKF European Karate Championships in Cluj, Transylvania in Romania from Wednesday to Sunday, 5th to 9th April experienced rain and cold weather throughout the week.


The squad comprised only three athletes, Lauren Gallagher and Ryan Williams of the WKU and Vale Karate's Leah Copeland.

The trio were accompanied in Transylvania by Karate Wales' WUKF qualified referee's Andrew Jones and Doru Grad, coach Hugh Gallagher and Coach and Karate Wales President Rob Copeland.

As well as Wales and the hosts, Romania, there were also squads from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,  Ireland, Italy, Malta, N.Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

As at all WUKF events, the standard overall was very good, excellent at the top end, and numbers were high, but thankfully, as the Championships were spread over four days very late finishes were avoided, and as there were no children in the squad,

This was a Championships for all ages;
Children (12 years & below)
Mini-Cadets (13-14 years)
Cadets (15-17 years)
Juniors (18-20 years)
Seniors (21-35 years)
Veterans (35+)
All categories are further divided, either by grade  in children's Kata or weight in all Kumite categories except veterans, however the veterans also have different age groups, 35-40, 41-45 etc.

Veterans events, Seniors  and cadets Open Style Kata and Openweight Kumite took place on the Thursday, Seniors and cadets 'style' Kata and weighted Kumite events on Friday, all children's events and mini-cadets on Saturday and the finals of the senior events on Sunday.

Ryan was competing in Men's Open weight and Men's -75Kg Kumite, Leah in Ladies Open and Shotokan Kata and Ladies -60Kg Kumite and Lauren in Female Cadet Shotokan Kata, Female Cadet Kumite -50Kg and Female Cadet Open Kumite.

On Thursday Leah took part in Ladies Open Kata and Lauren was active in both her Kata and Kumite disciplines.  Unfortunately, despite good performances, neither could progress to the finals.

In the Men's Open Weight Kumite category, Ryan won his first two fights, beating good opponents, using his reverse punch to great effect.

In the last eight, he lost to an excellent Italian to end his medal hopes, however optimism was high for an equally impressive showing in his weight category the following day.

Friday was a good day for Karate Wales!

 In the Men's -75Kg Kumite Ryan repeated the form of Thursday and fought at his absolute best and went all the way to the semi finals to secure a precious Bronze medal.  His opponent there, the Englishman Luke Cuthbert was too fluid and experienced, and featured in Sunday's final.  However Ryan can be proud of his bronze.  A great achievement.

Both Lauren and Leah took part in their styles Kata and improved on their scores of Thursday with both narrowly missing places in the final.

It was the Kumite where they shone.

Lauren was in great form in the Female Cadets -50Kg category, beating the reigning World Champion in the second round, scoring with several great kicks in her fights to secure a place in the last four.  Leading 2-0 early in the fight, a tough fight ensued with Lauren losing a very close match to take the bronze medal.

Leah was drawn against one of WUKF's dominant figures, Romania's Magdalena Tier in the semi final and gave one of her best ever performances, matching the Romanian in every department.  A great kick from Leah had the spectators cheering, however it was not scored and at the bell, Magdalena had taken a 5-3 win. Magdalena went on to win in the final 6-3.

Three Bronze medals from three athletes has to be seen as a very good result for Wales with all three showing improvements on previous major events.

The next major International event, the IKU World Championships take place in Kilkenny, Ireland in October this year and we hope to attend with a very much bigger squad!

Next years WUKF World Championships also take place much closer to home, in Dundee in June 2018.





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