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10 Dec 11 - Christmas Training Dates


Christmas Karate Snowman

The last club night will be on Wednesday 21st December 2011 and we will return to training on Wednesday 04th January 2012.

We’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2012.

Thanks for your support over 2011!

Rob Carl & Lorraine

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10 Nov 11 - Training Times Change


From the 16th November 2011 we will be reverting to our original opening times. This is because Sensei Carl has work commitments that mean he is presently unable to teach on Wednesdays.

Unfortunately this means that we are not able to continue to offer the free half hour of training we introduced in 2009.

The timings are as follows.

These times are operating from 16th November 2011.

We advise arriving 10 minutes early to allow for booking in and personal warm up.

We look forward to seeing you next week, and the change to opening times will be reviewed once Sensei Carl returns.

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15 Oct 11 - Success for Reading Karate Club member at European Competition


European Bronze Medal Winner

Congratulations to Emily, a regular at Reading Karate Club, who faced stiff competition and won a bronze medal at the 2011 European Wado Cup held in Meißen, Germany.

Emily represented England Wado Kai at the European Competition and her result was in the Individual Female Junior Kata category.

European Cup Competition

Congratulations also to Jack Franklin who also represented England Wado Kai and received a bronze in the Individual Male Junior Kata category.

Considering EWKR only had a squad of two competitors representing England, this is a fantastic result.

Well done!

 

 

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10 Oct 11 - Grading Success for Reading Karate Club Students


Gradings reading Karate Club

Congratulations to Yathavan and Benjamin on their recent grading success at the England Wado Kai Karate Junior Training Course.

In particular Yathavan was promoted two grades following a successful performance of Pinan Nidan. A double promotion is a rarity and testiment to his hard work and dedication.

The course took place at the Edgbarrow Sports Centre in Crowthorne early in October.

For further information about grading please click here>

For upcoming EWKR Events please check your newsletter or the courses section on the England Wado Kai Website.

 

 

 

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01 Oct 11 - September Student of the Month Award


Reading Karate Club Student of the Month

This month's Reading Karate Club Student of the Month Award was presented to Danielle following the continuous hard work and effort she has put into her karate training, her consistently positive attitude and her extremely high attendance record.

The instructors have been very pleased with Danielle's progress and overall attitude to training.

Well done Dannielle!!

 

 

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09 Oct 11 - Junior Grading and Training


Training and Grading opportunity at the Edgbarrow Sports Centre, Grant Road, (off Pinehill Road), Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7JL.

Training Times: 9.30am - 1l.30am, break for Lunch, facilities at the Edgbarrow Sports Centre are very basic, resume training 12pm - 2pm, Grading's at 2pm beginners & lowest grade examinations
first & will continue throughout the afternoon.

Please see latest news letter or EWKR website for further details.

http://www.englandwadokai.org


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06 Oct 11 - Shiramizu Karate Internship


The Shiramizu Karate Internship has been announced for next year.

This has been going now since 2005 and is an ideal opportunity for anyone who fancies living in Japan for a year and training with the JKF Wadokai under Takamasa Arakawa sensei (6th dan).

You have to be between 20 and 35, have a university degree and you have to live there for the whole year.

Anyone interested can apply, here's the website:

http://japankarateintern.blogspot.com/

 

 

27 Feb 10 - Grading Success at Junior Course


Karate Grading Feb 2010

Congratulations to Lokesh who successfully graded to 8th mon (yellow belt) at the EWKR Junior Course held at the Aldershot Dojo on Sunday 27th February.

For further information about grading please click here>

 

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12 Feb 11 - Karate Student of the Year Award 2010


Karate Student of the Year

Our extremely prestigious 'Karate Student of the Year Award ' award went to Yathavan who has worked extremely hard over the year, attenting regular training sessions and always putting in maximum effort. This culminated in his recent success at the EWKK winter course in Crowthorne where he successfuly graded for his Yellow Mon.
 
The Student of the Year Award is presented by our instructors each year to the Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the entire year.

Well done Yathavan!!

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20 Feb 11 - Bristol Training Course


The Bristol Training Course will take place on Sunday 20th February 2011. It will take place at St. Katherine's School, Sports Hall, Ham Green, Pill, Bristol, BS20 OBU.

Training Times
Beginner's, Yellow & Orange Belts l0am - 11.30am

All other Grades 11.30am - 1.30pm

2 Stamps awarded for full course

Training ONLY Fee - Juniors/Cadets £7.50 - Seniors £10

EWKR Grading Fee - £10

For further (Bristol Local) details:
Phone Sensei Richard Baker
01275 · 374128
[email protected]

or Phone: Sensei Barry Wilkinson
01252 · 310253

For directions to St Katherine's School click here>

St Katherines School

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02 Dec 10 - Wado Book and DVD offer


Wado-Ryu Karate BookFrom now through December 31st you can order Roberto Danubio's comprehensive Wado book and three of his DVDs for one special low price. www.wado-ryu-book.com

"With 352 pages and over 1400 color photos, the new Wado-Ryu book Kihon, Kata, Kumite by Roberto Danubio is the most complete and comprehensive reference manual on the techniques of Wado Ryu Karate on the market today."

Roberto Danubio, is President and Chief Instructor of the Swiss Wadokai Karatedo Renmei (SWKR). Roberto is recognized as one of the leading technical experts in Wado Ryu Karate in Europe.

You Tube Videos of Roberto Danubio>

 

 

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28 Nov 10 - Success for England Wado-Kai Team


Weston-Super-Mare WKU Karate Tournament Sun 28th Nov
 
(EWKR) England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei
 
GOLD for EWKR in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerest - England

 
Western Super Mare Karate Competition

On a very cold day with Frost & Snow and sub zero temperatures it was an early start for the EWKR trio of  Emily Aldridge, Carl spiller & Nico Marengo took a trip of 140 miles down the M4 and M5 Motorway's to Somerset to the picturesque seaside town of Weston Super Mare.

No heating in the Main sports Hall meant bare feet were blue but the heat of many people put the temperature up over a period of time, a large entry of 550 Karateka to the Tournament meant a lot of waiting around and Kumite & Kata for the Juniors was first then on to Kumite & Kata for the Seniors all of the EWKR trio did well in both Kata & Kumite Individuals but did not make the podium.

Tthen on to Team Kata and in the Final a very sharp and co-ordinated EWKR Kata Team beat Bath University Team and took "GOLD" and their photo is with Trophies pictured in the attachment with Sensei Alan Flook 7th dan Chief Instructor of The Western Karate Union (WKU).

A very good day organised well by Kevin Barrett & the WKU Team with Ivor Thomas the Chief Referee doing a good job keeping the area's going under very trying conditions with the cold.
   
Barry Wilkinson
EWKR

 

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22 Nov 10 - Competition results


England Wado-Kai Karate Tournament
Held on Sunday 17th October 2010 at the Connaught Leisure Centre Aldershot, Hampshire, England.

Results Kata
 
Catergory - 1 Junior Kata 8 - 7th Kyu - 1st Marcus Frontera (Farnham) 2nd Georgia Clerk (Bordon) Joint 3rd Navid Mohamed Zane (Walton on Thames) & Sian Macreesh (Cannock)
 
Catergory - 2 - Junior Kata 6 - 4th Kyu - 1st Freya Robson (Cannock) 2nd Bethan Kerr (Cannock) Joint 3rd Mitchel Bradley (Cannock) Danesh Shajpal (Guildford)
 
Catergory - 3 Cadets Kata - 1st James Reed (Camberley) 2nd Luke Millington (Cannock) Joint 3rd Marcus Yeatman (Bagshot) Lewis Joyce (Crowthorne)
 
Catergory - 4 Juniors/Cadets Pairs Kata  8th - 4th Kyu - 1st Cannock  2nd Bagshot Joint 3rd Pendle & Walton on Thames Joint 3rd Walton on Thames & Pendle
 
Catergory - 5 Juniors/Cadets Pairs Kata  3rd Kyu - 1st Dan - 1st Bagshot 2nd Crowthorne 3rd Pendle
 
Catergory - 6  Adult Individual Kata Male 8 - 7th Kyu - 1st Craig Thorne (Applemore) 2nd Dean Ganton (Odiham) Dan Ganton (Odiham) Steve Bodie (Godalming)
 
Catergory - 7/8  Adult ndividual Kata Brown & Black Belts
- 1st Liam Kerr (Cannock) 2nd Nico Marengo (Farnham) Joint 3rd Eamon Yore (Ireland Wado-Kai) & Carl Spiller (Reading)
 
Catergory - 9/10/11 Adult Female Kata - 1st Lorna Lawson (Haslemere) 2nd Amanda Franchetti (Guildford) Joint 3rd Emma Burniston (Pendle) Mary Marcu (Ireland Wado-Kai)
 
Catergory - 12/13 Adults Pairs Kata - 1st Eamon Yore/Patrick Bradley (Ireland Wado-Kai) 2nd Luke Garner/Daniel Nicholls (Cannock) Joint 3rd Emma & Sam Burniston (Pendle & Natash Egan/Amanda Franchetti (Walton/Guildford)
 
 
Results Kumite
 
Catergory - 14 Boys/Girls Kumite 7 - 9 Years  - 1st Mitchell Bradley (Cannock)  2nd Toby Cavanagh( Bordon) Joint 3rd Ellis Brosnan (Walton on thames) Hash Nasim (Aldershot)
 
Catergory - 15 Boys/Girls Kumite 10 - 11 Years 1st Lewis Joyce (Crowthorne) 2nd Freya Robson (Cannock) Joint 3rd Marcus Frontera (Farnham) Connor Begley (Cannock)
 
Catergory - 16 Boys Cadet Kumite Under 5'
- 1st Luke Millington (Cannock) 2nd Navid Mohamed Zane (Walton on Thames) 3rd Cameron Harmer (West Sussex Wado-Kai)
 
Catergory - 17 Boys Cadet Kumite Over 5' 
- 1st Marcus yeatman (Bagshot) 2nd Harry Harte (Bagshot) Joint 3rd Rohan Iqbal (Bagshot) & Hugh Sangar
 
Catergory - 18 Girls Cadet All grades Kumite - 1st Sian McCreesh (Cannock) 2nd Bethany Kerr (Cannock) 3rd Alic Bryant (Walton on Thames) 
 
Catergory - 19 Adults Male Kumite 8 - 7th Kyu - 1st Steve Bodie (Godalming) 2nd Dean Garton (Odiham) Joint 3rd Craig Thorne (Applemore) & Daniel Garton (Odiham)
 
Catergory  - 20 Adults Male Kumite Brown & Black Belt - 1st Eamon Yore (Ireland Wado-Kai) 2nd Liam Kerr (Cannock) Joint 3rd Nico Marengo (Farnham) & Ryan Powell (Aldershot)
 
Catergory - 2/22 Adults Female Kumite All Grades
- 1st Emily Aldridge (Crowthorne) 2nd Natasha Egan (Walton on Thames) Joint 3rd Mary Marcus (Ireland Wado-Kai) & Lorna Lawson (Haslemere)

 

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28 Jun 10 - Student of the month


Andy, Student of the Month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Andy following the hard work he put into preparing for his recent grading success, including training for all three days of the 2010 England Wado-Kai Karate Summer Course.
 
The Student of the Month Award is presented by our karate instructors each month to the Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Andy!!

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15 Jun 10 - Reading Students make the newspapers


Carl and Emily's recent success with their black belt gradings at the 2010 England Wado-Kai Karate Summer Course has made the local papers. (Click on the image to enlarge)

News paper karate May 2010 Reading Chronicle

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13 Jun 10 - Grading Success for Reading Students


Grading May 2010

It was a very successful bank holiday for the Reading club, with gradings for Billy, Andy, Carl and Emily at the 2010 England Wado-Kai Karate Summer Course, the biggest event of the England Wado-Kai Calendar.

Carl and Emily have been awarded the prestigious black belt grades of Nidan and Shodan respectively after impressing the panel of EWKR senior black belts.
 
Carl & EmilyThe assessments took place after a gruelling 12 hour training course held over three days in Guildford.  The black belt gradings involved a written exam and a demonstration of a wide range of karate techniques in front of a public audience and a panel of senior black belts from the England Wado-Kai Association.
 
The techniques included basic techniques (punching, kicking and blocking), combination techniques, pair work to demonstrate various attacks and blocks, several Kata and free fighting.
 
The black belt and certification were presented by 7th Dan Sensei Barry Wilkinson, Chief Instructor for England Wado-Kai.
 
Big congratulations also goto Andy and Billy who successfully graded to 8th kyu (yellow belt) and 6th kyu (green belt) at the EWKR Summer Course after putting in a lot of hard work, both at club training and the course.

For further information about grading please click here>

 

01 May 10 - Student of the Month Award

Student of the Month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Spencer.
 
The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
 
It is awarded to the Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Spencer!!

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09 Mar 10 - New Wado Book Available

Wado-Ryu Karate Book

A new Wado Ryu Karate Book has been released by Roberto Danubio, 6th Dan Wadokai.

In this Wado Ryu Karate manual you will find a unique and comprehensive collection of all the techniques, Katas and partner exercises of Wado Ryu Karate, in accordance with Japan Karatedo Federation of Wadokai guidelines in a remarkably detailed accuracy never before seen in a reference work.
 
This Wado Ryu Karate book can serve as a teacher’s manual for experienced Karate teachers, as well as an illustrated guide for ambitious students preparing for belt tests.

This Wado Ryu Karate manual contains:

  • All fundamental Wado Ryu techniques
  • All Wado Ryu Katas
  • All 10 Kihon Kumite forms
  • All 8 Ohio Kumite forms
  • All 7 Tantodori forms

With 352 pages and over 1400 color photos, this book is the most complete and comprehensive reference manual on the techniques of Wado Ryu Roberto DanubioKarate available.

To order a copy of this book visit www.wado-ryu-book.com

Roberto Danubio, is President and Chief Instructor of the Swiss Wadokai Karatedo Renmei (SWKR). Roberto is recognized as one of the leading technical experts in Wado Ryu Karate in Europe.

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03 Mar 10 - Grading Success for Reading Students

Grading Feb 2010

Congratulations to Ben, Bradley and Aaron on passing their recent gradings at the England Wado Kai junior training and grading Course held at the Aldershot dojo on Sunday 28th February 2010.

For further information about grading please click here>

Extra congratulations go to Bradley for earning this month's Student of the Month Award .
 
The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month to the Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.
 
All the instructors were pleased with how Bradley performed at the recent Junior Training Course and his success with his grading.

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19 Feb 10 - Belfast Tournament

Belfast Karate 2010

The Event Kicked Off with the usual format, Kata first then on to Kumite with three area's going it was soon underway with an entry of
approximate 100 plus we were not going to have a late finish the proceedings carried through to Lunchtime where a break was called to feed the Officials with Irish Stew & Chicken Curry as well as other nice buffet culinary delights.

The afternoon was very electrifying with a very good standard of Kumite EWKR Members put up a very good but were pushed in to 5th or 6th, those worthy of mention in Kumite - Nico Marengo, Dan Radford, James Reed acquitted themselves with honour it was just not their day, places in the Kata proved more successful especially with two Brothers Shaun & James Reed battling for in that coveted final for the Gold Spot for their Podium moment, in Kata saw EWKR taking eight places in the medal stakes with two (2) Gold one Silver and 5 Bronze Trophy/Medal spots.

James Reed 1st Kata (Cambeley Club
Luke Millington 1st Kata (Cannock Club)
Shaun Reed 2nd (Camberley Club
Faisal Ahmad 3rd Kata (Aldershot Club)
Rohan Iqbal 3rd Kata (Bagshot Club)
Marcus Yeatman 3rd Kata (Bagshot Club)
Chris Marks 3rd Kata (Cannock Club)
Dan Radford 3rd Kata (Liphook Club)

Well done to all of the 16 EWKR Squad especially to the EWKR Eight who were successful in Belfast through their own hard work determination and tenacity reachingthe meal spots they did us proud.

The next Tournament is the Ireland International Tournament Saturday 24th April 2010 in Ardee County Louth, Ireland.

The Squad Trials Selections for the Next Tournament in Dublin (Ireland International Tournament) is for North & Midland Selections Cannock on Sunday 14th March & 21st March in Aldershot

Barry Wilkinson
England Wado-Kai

 

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22 Jul 10 - Date for Diary

asbestosNo Karate 1st & 8th September 2010
 
Unfortunately there will be no karate on Wednesday the 1st and 8th September. This is because the building will be closed for two weeks to remove asbestos from the loft area in the cellar.
 
Normal training should resume on Wednesday 15th September; please watch the website for the latest updates.

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01 Apr 10 - Club Training Cancelled 7th April

Easter Karate BunnyRegretably there will be no club training on Wednesday 7th April due to major road works on Northumberland Avenue.

However we will still be having our Easter Egg training session on Wednesday 31st March.

 

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11 Jan 10 - No karate this week

Snow!With regret, due to the continuing weather and road conditions there will be no karate this week.

We plan to resume training next week on the 20th Jan.

We also plan to run our Christmas competition, with medals for everyone, the following week on the 27th Jan.

Watch this space for the latest information, or contact us>

 

 

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08 Jan 10 - No Training at Crowthorne this weekend

We have received word that there will be no training this Saturday (9th Jan) at the Crowthorne club due to the weather conditions.

For further details please contact Sensei Wilkinson directly, you can find his phone number in the back of your registration books.

 

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15 Jan 10 - Reading Karate Club Returns!

Now the snow has started to thaw and life is getting back to normal; training at Reading Karate Club will start on Wednesday 20th Jan.

We will run our postponed Christmas competition, with medals for everyone, the following week on the 27th Jan.

 

 

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06 Jan 10 - No Karate Tonight

Snow!Due to the current extreme weather conditions there will be no karate this week.

We plan to resume training next week.

Watch this space for the latest information, or contact us>

Happy New Year and we look forward to training soon . . .

 

 

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15 Feb 10 - Club closed at half term

There will be no training at the Reading karate club on Wednesday 17th Feb 2010. This is because we are closed during the half term.

If there is sufficient interest we will open on the other half terms during the year.

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25 Jan 10 - Price Change

To ensure we can meet our hall fees and the club instructor insurance this year, we will be raising the training fees by 50p, from £3.50 to £4.00 for under 16s and £4.50 to £5.00 for adults.
 
We regret having to make a price increase and it is something we’ve avoided for as long as possible. However it is necessary at this stage and we feel we are still very competitive when compared to other Karate and Sports clubs.
 
The price change will take effect from the fist week in february (3rd Feb 2010).
 
The price increase will be reviewed later in the year and if we have a consistent increase in numbers we will reduce the prices again. Any profits made at the club are always used to benefit our students and all the team that run the club are all volunteers.
 
The additional free half hour we introduced last year has been a great success and we will continue with this, running our class from 18:30 - 20:00.
 
Thanks for all your support over 2009 and we're looking forward to a great year of karate in 2010. 

 

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15 Jan 10 - Crowthorne karate

Crowthorne Wado Karate Club back on 16th January 2010

White & Yellow Belts - 10am - 11am
Orange & above Belts 11am - 12 noon
Fight Club is on as Usual 12 - 1pm

As this is a New Venue for us please leave with extra time to park and locate our temporary Dojo

Pinewood Leisure Centre
Old Wokingham Road
Wokingham
RG40 3AQ
Tel: 01344 771425

For further details please contact Sensei Wilkinson directly, you can find his phone number in the back of your registration books.

 

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05 Jan 10 - Fire at the Edgbarrow Sports Centre, club training continues

During the holidays a Fire broke out in the Boiler Room of the Edgbarrow Sports Centre in Crowthorne. The building is currently out of use and Sensei Wilkinson is waiting to hear when the building will be functional again.

This has NOT affected training. On Saturday 9th January club training WILL take place at the Methodist Church Hall, 10 Dukes Ride which is opposite the Prince Pub just off of the High Street of Crowthorne.
 
Saturday 9th January at The Methodist Church Hall Times as Normal:

Beginners & Yellow/Stripes Belts 10am = 11am
 
Intermediates Orange Strip upwards 11am - 12 noon
 
Fight Club 12 - 1pm

For further details please contact Sensei Wilkinson directly, you can find his phone number in the back of your registration books.

 

 

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06 Dec 09 - Grading Results

Congratulations to Emily who successfully passed her 1st Kyu grading at the England Wado-Kai Winter Course held at Farnham Sports Centre on Sunday 6th December 2009..

For further information about grading please click here>

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01 Dec 09 - Student of the month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Ben.
 
The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
 
It is awarded to the Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.
 
All the instructors are really pleased with how Ben's karate has developed over the last month.

Well done Ben!!

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29 Nov 09 - Bring a Buddy

Bring A Buddy!

Bring a friend along to karate. They get a free lesson and if they come for a second lesson you get a free bar of choclate.

Download and print the tokens and flyers here>

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21 Oct 09 - EWKR Success at European Wado-Kai Karate Championships, Edinburgh 

Edinburgh 2009

Carl & Emily from the Reading Club were part of the England Wado Kai Karate Squad that competed at the European Championships in Edinburgh.

England Wado Kai won 10 Medals in total, more than doubling our previous years tally of 4 bronze medals in Luxembourg.

This year we have won 10 medals comprising of 8 Bronze Medals and two Silver Medals. The results for EWKR are as follows:

  • The Girls Team Kata - Emily Aldridge, Christine Cook , Melina Mukherjee - Silver 2nd Place
  • Liam Kerr Mens Under 21 Kumite - Silver 2nd Place
  • Boys Team Kumite - Adam Coates, Jack Franklin, Ryan Powell - Bronze 3rd Place
  • Chris Marks Kumite - Bronze 3rd Place
  • Darren Warner Mens Kata - Bronze 3rd Place
  • Marcus Yeatman Boys Kumite - Bronze 3rd Place
  • Joshua Green Boys Kumite - Bronze 3rd Place
  • Ryan Powell Boys Kumite - Bronze 3rd Place
  • Emily Coates Girls Kumite - Bronze 3rd Place
  • Beth Fisher Womens Kumite - Bronze 3rd Place  

Congratulations to Emily for her silver medal.

All in EWKR enjoyed the Caledonian Hospitality as the organisation skills of the Scottish Karate Federation did us proud.

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28 Sep 09 - Reading Karate Club Celebrates Black Belt Success

Rebecca Moreland and Barry Wilkinson

Photo courtesy of Thatcham Karate Club

Rebecca Moreland, a karate student and instructor from Reading Wado-Kai karate club, has been awarded the prestigious black belt grade of Shodan, following an assessment at the 2009 England Wado-Kai Karate Autumn Course held in Lyme Regis
 
The assessment took place during a 9 hour training course held over 2 days at the Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis.  The black belt grading itself involved a written exam and a demonstration of a wide range of karate techniques in front of a public audience and a panel of senior black belts from the England Wado-Kai Association.
 
The techniques included basic techniques (punching, kicking and blocking), combination techniques, pair work to demonstrate various attacks and blocks, several Kata and free fighting.
 
The black belt and certification were presented to Rebecca by 7th Dan Sensei Barry Wilkinson, Chief Instructor for England Wado-Kai.
 

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01 Jun 09 - Student of the month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Nikita.
 
The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
 
It is awarded to the Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.
 
Well done Nikita!!

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25 May 09 - Reading Karate Club Celebrates Black Belt Success

Rob and

Rob Barrett, a karate student and assistant instructor from Reading Wado-Kai karate club, has been awarded the prestigious black belt grade of Shodan, following an assessment at the 2009 England Wado-Kai Karate Summer Course, the biggest event of the England Wado-Kai Calendar.
 
Rob Barrett awarded black beltThe assessment took place after a gruelling 12 hour training course held over 3 days at the Surrey University Sports Centre, Guildford.  The black belt grading itself involved a written exam and a demonstration of a wide range of karate techniques in front of a public audience and a panel of senior black belts from the England Wado-Kai Association.
 
The techniques included basic techniques (punching, kicking and blocking), combination techniques, pair work to demonstrate various attacks and blocks, several Kata and free fighting.
 
The black belt and certification were presented to Rob by 7th Dan Sensei Barry Wilkinson, Chief Instructor for England Wado-Kai.
 
Congratulations also goto Emily who successfully graded to 2nd kyu (brown belt) at the EWKR Summer Course.

 

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08 Apr 09 - Sensei Wilkinson visits Reading Karate Club

Barry WilkinsonSensei Barry Wilkinson visited Reading Wado Kai Karate club recently to take the lesson and offer some training to our students.
 
We had a very good turn out and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and learn something new.
 
Thanks to Sensei Wilkinson and all the students who made an effort to attend.

 

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03 Apr 09 - Success for Reading Club Members at EWKR Tournament

Reading Members at Karate Competition

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the England Wado Kai Tournament, held in Aldershot on Sunday 29th March.
 
Extra congratulations to the medal winners:
 
Emily - Gold in kata pairs and silver in kumite
 
Anneka - Silver in kata individual
 
Carl - bronze in kata individual

 

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01 Mar 09 - Success for England Wado-Kai at Chase Wado-Kai Staffordshire Tournament

Five (5) Gold, Five (5) Silver, Eight (8) Bronze - Wins

Gold
Ruby Franklin - Guildford - Gold in Under 9 Kata Carl Spiller - Reading - Gold in over 16 Kata Andrew Burden - Guildford - Gold in 6 - 4th Kyu Mens Scott Rawlings - Alton & Marcus Yeatman - Crowthorne Gold in Pairs Kata

Silver Joshua Green - Winchester - Silver in 13 - 15 6 - 4th Kyu Kata Jack
Franklin - Guildford - Silver in 13 - 15 over 3rd Kyu Kata Faisal Ahmed - Aldershot - Silver in under 9 Kata Emily Aldridge - Crowthorne & Jack Franklin - Silver in Pairs Kata

Bronze
Tia Southcott - Guildford - Bronze in age 10 - 12, 6 - 4th Kyu Kata Scott Rawlings - Alton - Bronze in age 10 12, 6 - 4th Kyu Kata Marcus Yeatman - Crowthorne Bronze in age 13 - 15, 6 - 4th Kyu Danesh Shajpal - Guildford - Bronze in age 13 - 15, 6 - 4th Kyu Emily Aldrige - Crowthorne - Bronze in Girls age 13 - 15 over 3rd Kyu Rohan Iqbal - Bagshot - Bronze in 13 - 15 over 3rd Kyu Kata Tia Southcot & ruby Franklin - Guildford - Bronze in Pairs Kata

Congratulations and a very well done to all of our successfull England Wado-Kai Squad.

Barry Wilkinson
England Wado-Kai

01 Sep 09 - Essential Heating Works

There is no karate on Wednesday 16th September 2009 due to essential heating works being carried out at the South Reading Youth and Community Centre

Training will be back to normal the following week (23/09/09).

 

01 Apr 09 - Sensei Wilkinson to visit Reading Club

Barry WilkinsonSensei Barry Wilkinson will be visiting Reading Wado Kai Karate club to offer some training on Wednesday 8th April 2009. This is a rare opportunity for club members to train with Sensei Wilkinson at our dojo, so please make the effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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22 Feb 09 - Grading Results

Congratulations to Billy, Bradley, Aaron, Sam and Alex on passing their recent gradings at the England Wado Kai junior training and grading Course held at the Aldershot dojo on Sunday 22nd February 2009.

For further information about grading please click here>

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04 Apr 09 - England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei, Summer Training Course 2009

This year's Summer grading course will be held at the Surrey University Sports Centre, Stag Hill, Guildford Surrey. Directions>
 
There are 3 days training and grading opportunities over the weekend of 23-25 May 2009.
 
For further details see your newsletter.

 

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22 Dec 08 - Christmas at Reading Karate Club

Christmas at Reading Karate Club

On the last karate lesson of the year we took some time out from the sylabus and had some fun and games. At the end of the lesson the students were given some Christmas presents and the end of year presentations were made.

Student of the Month Dec 2008Our extremely prestigious 'Student of the Year' award went jointly to Sahil and Annika who have both worked extremely hard over the year, attenting regular training sessions and courses. This culminated in their recent success at the EWKK Winter course grading.

Congratulations also to Billy who won the Student of the Month award for all his hard work and dedication over the last month.

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20 Nov 08 - Success for Reading and EWKR

Bristol 2008

Success for England Wadokai at the Wado Ryu Federation Karate Tournament on Sunday 16th November held at Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy way, Yate, Bristol. We came away with 18 Trophies.

The EWKR fielded a mixed ability squad for this event, including some for the first timers, such as Grace Curry, Izzy Cashmore & Ellie Mathews. Well done to all who competed, including those who achieved a great deal but were just pipped in to fourth place. It will I am sure be, with such determination, a next time success.

England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei (EWKR) Results:

Kata

Cadets Kata 1st Nico Marengo (Farnham), 2nd Carl Spiller (Reading)
9 - 14 Years - Up to 6th Kyu Kata- 1st Samantha Hilton(Liphook) 2nd George Lee (Applemore) 3rd BenMatthews (Liphook)
9 - 14 Years - 5th - 1st Kyu Kata 1st jack Franklin (Guildford)
Boys Team Kumite 1st - Scott Rawlings (alias The Noodle), George Lee & Ben Mathews

Kumite

11 - 14 Girls Kumite - 1st Samantha Hilton (Liphook), 2nd Emily Aldridge (Crowthorne)
9 - 11 Boys Kumite - 1st Scott Rawlings (Alton), 2nd Ben Mathews (Liphook)
12- 14 Boys Kumite - 1st Jack Franklin (Guildford)
Cadets Kumite - 3rd Carl Spiller (Reading)
Mens Kumite - 1st Nico Marengo (Farnham), 2nd Dan Radford (Bordon)
Ladies Kumite - 1 Amanda Hollwey (Farnham)

A very well done to all those EWKR Squad members and hearty Congratulations to those listed above

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10 Dec 08 - Grading Results

Congratulations to Oli, Sahil and Annika on passing his recent gradings at the England Wado Kai Winter Course held at Farnham Sports Centre on Sunday 7th December 2008.

Sahil and Annika earned their Orange Mon (7th Mon).

Oli earned his Green Belt (6th kyu).

For further information about grading please click here>

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06 Nov 08 - Success for Reading at European Wado-Kai 2008 Tournament

We are very happy to report that the association won four medals for England in The Europeans in Luxembourg last weekend (Saturday 25th October), doubling what we won last year and in Paris and the year before in Budapest.

Results for England were:

Christine Cook (Farnborough Club) , Bronze in Kata
Jack Franklin (Guildford Club), Bronze in Kata
Carl Spiller (Reading Club) won a Bronze in Kumite
Daniel Peach (Glossop Club near Manchester), Bronze in Kumite.

There were 17 Countries represented with 16 Countries taking an active part Ireland being the only Country not to send any Competitors.

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08 Aug 08 - JKF Wado-Kai Seminar- Denmark Tour- Copenhagen 2008

Denmark Tour 2008

On Monday 4th August 2008 six members of England Wado-Kai (Scott Rawlings age 10 alias The Noodle, Jack Franklin aged 13, Carl Spiller age 16, Steven Wood age 17 alias Andy Pipkin Dan Radford age 19 and Barry Wilkinson) and two Mums (Julie Franklin and Anne Rawlings) got up at crack of sparrow to travel to Gatwick Airport to fly to Copenhagen to participate in the JKF Wado-Kai Denmark Tour.

This was held at The Tokai University Japanese Boarding School in Prastoe 80 kilometers south of Copenhagen. The gang were picked up on Monday by mini buses by Sensei Haru Hirota 5th Dan Wado-Kai who was a Maths teacher at the School in Denmark for 8 years and Mr Taguma an adminstrator of the Tokai School. The first session from 18.30 until 20.30 and was very in-depth Wado-Kai Training under the JKF Wado-Kai National Coach Sensei Toshiaki Maeda 7th Dan assisted keenly by Sensei Sano assistant National Coach and translated by Sensei Haru Hirota.

After training we had an international Dinner of Pasta and Salad washed down with Danish Beer many "Campai's" cheers with an old friend of England Wado-Kai Tamara Schuu 2nd Dan from Luxemburg also the World Famous Sensei Shingo Ohgami 7th Dan accompanied by Sensei Thomas Tossbrant 5th dan and Dan Grades Daniel & Christian from the very Famous Samurai Dojo of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

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01 Jun 08 - Student of the Month Award

Student of the Month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Jack.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.

It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Jack!!

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25 May 08 - Grading Results

grading results

Congratulations to Jack on passing his recent grading at the England Wado Kai Summer Course held at the University of Surrey..

Jack earned his Orange Belt (7th kyu).

For further information about grading please click here>

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13 Apr 08 - Reading Club wins Gold!

Reading wins gold

Congratulations to Carl Spiller and Stewart Ratcliffe for winning gold for kata on 13th April 2008 at the UK Open Karate Tournament in Bristol.

To celebrate their success Lorraine arranged for this wonderful cake and got their picture in the papers.

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30 Jan 08 - Student of the Month Award

Student of the Month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Jack.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.

It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Jack!!


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19 Dec 07 - Christmas at Reading Karate Club

Karate Christmas 2007

On the last karate lesson of the year Santa took some time out from his very busy schedule to visit the Reading Wado-Kai Karate Club. He dropped off some early Christmas presents of exclusive club tee-shirts to all the students.

After watching some of the fun and games Santa then presented our prestigious 'Student of the Year' and 'Most Improved Student' awards; this year going to Jake and Olli.

Congratulations to the well deserving winners of the awards who have both worked extremely hard over the year. To find out more about the Kids Club click here>



07 Nov 07 - Student of the Month Award

Student of the Month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Ollie.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.

It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Ollie!!


05 Dec 07 - Grading Results

Grading Results

Congratulations to our students who worked very hard and passed their recent gradings at the SKW Winter Training and Grading course in Farnham.

Levis earned his Yellow Stripe (8th mon), Alex her Yellow Belt (8th Kyu) and Oli and Sam both earned their Green Stripes (6th mon).

For further information about grading please click here>


21 Nov 07 - European Success!

European success for 15 year old Reading Wadokai karate club member Carl Spiller.

Carl was selected to represent England along with 3 other children in Paris for the 35th Federation of Wadokai European Karate Championships on 2nd November 2007 held at the Institute de Judo, Port de Orleans, Paris.

During a competition that saw 13 nations competing against each other he was awarded for his hard work and dedication by winning a coveted bronze medal in kumite.


07 Nov 07 - Student of the Month Award

Student of the Month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Chloe.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.

It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Chloe!!


30 Oct 07 - Grading Results

student of the month

Congratulations to Jack on passing his recent grading.

Jack earned his Yellow Stripe (8th mon).

For further information about grading please click here>


04 Oct 07 - Student of the Month Award

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Levis.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.

It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Levis!!


08 Aug 07 - Sensei Wilkinson visits Reading Karate Club

group photo
hayley and amber
On Wednesday 08 August Chief Instructor Sensei Barry Wilkinson returned to the Reading Wado Kai Club to take the lessons and carry out some gradings.

Sensei wilkinson taught both the Adult and Children's classes and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and learn something new.

Congratulations to Hayley and Amber who both graded. Hayley earned her Blue Belt (5th Kyu) and Amber earned her Yellow Belt (8th Kyu).

For further information about grading please click here>


19 Jul 07 - Grading Results

student of the month

Congratulations to Sam and Graham who both graded at Aldershot this month.

Sam earned his Green Stripe (6th mon) and Graham his Yellow Belt (8th Kyu).

For further information about grading please click here>


04 Jul 07 - Student of the Month Award

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Hayden.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Hayden!!


01 Jul 07 - Grading Results

May Karate Gradings

Congratulations to Jamie and Chelsea who both graded this month. Jamie earned his Orange Belt (7th Kyu) and Chelsea earned her Yellow Stripe (8th Mon).

For further information about grading please click here>

 


06 Jun 07 - Student of the Month Award

student of the month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Chelsea.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Chelsea!!


30 May 07 - Recent Grading Results


May Karate Gradings

We have had lots of students successfully grade this month; early in the Month Dave and Lorraine earned their Yellow Kyu belts after being graded by Sensei Terry Armsworth at his club in Basingstoke.

Later in the month Reading Wado Kai Karate Club was well represented at this years SKW Summer Course held in Guilford over the bank holiday.

we had 4 club members who successfully graded which is a fantastic result and testiment to all their hard work and training. Well done!

 

Results
Jake - Brown 1st Kyu
Jasmine - Blue Mon
Chloe - Green Mon
Lorraine - Yellow kyu
Dave - Yellow kyu
Ben - Yellow kyu

For further information about grading please click here>


01 May 07 - Student of the Month Award

student of the month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Jasmine.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Jasmine!!


25 April 07 - Summer Course 2007

Summer Course 2007

This years Summer course is being held in Guildford, Surrey. For more details on this event please visit the England Wado Kai website. Application forms can be downloaded here>


15 Apr 07 - Bristol Competition Result

Bristol Kata Comp

Carl represented Wado England and made it through five rounds of tough competition to reach the final of the Open Wado Kata Competition in Bristol.

To win the gold unanimously Carl did Seishan Kata and went home with the biggest trophy in the world!

See Carl in action here>
 


01 Apr 07 - Student of the Month Award

student of the month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Sam.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Sam!!



25 Mar 07 - Spring Grading Results

spring course gradings

Reading Wado Kai Karate Club was extremely well represented at this years SKW Spring Course at the Robert May School, Odiham, Hampshire.

we had 7 club members who successfully graded which is a fantastic result and testiment to all their hard work and training. Well done

 

Results
Alex - Yellow Mon
Billy - Orange Mon
Olli - Orange Kyu
Rob - Brown 1st Kyu
Sam - Orange Kyu
Sinisa -Brown 3rd Kyu
Stefan - Green Kyu

For further information about grading please click here>

 


28 Feb 07 - Student of the Month Award

student of the month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Orin.

The Student of the Month Award is presented by our instructors each month.
It is awarded to the Kids Club Karate Student who displays an extremely enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude to training throughout the month.

Well done Orin!!


18 Feb 07 - Recent Grading Results

Gradings 2007

Well done to Jamie and Ashley who earned their Yellow belts (8th kyu) at the SKW Junior Training and Grading course at the Connaught Leisure Centre in Aldershot.

For further information about grading please click here>


03 Feb 07 - Open Karate Tournament Belfast

Belfast 2007

On the 3rd February 2007 Carl Spiller entered the Belfast, North v South, open karate tournament at the Devenish Complex in Belfast.

In the kumite tournament Carl progressed through two rounds before losing in the 3rd.

In the Kata competition Carl did extremely well, winning a bronze medal.


31 Jan 07 - Student of the Month Award

student of the month

This month's Student of the Month Award was presented to Alex.

The Student of the Month Award is presented to the Kids Club Student who has worked the hardest and has progressed well over the month.

 

Dec 06 - Santa comes to town

On the last day of the year Santa took some time out from his very busy schedule to visit the Reading Wado-Kai Karate Club. He dropped off some early Christmas presents of gum shields and chocolate to all the students in our Kids Club.

After watching some of the fun and games Santa then presented our prestigious 'Student of the Year', 'Student of the Month', and 'Most Improved Student' Awards.

 

Congratulations to the well deserving winners of the awards. To find out more about the Kids Club click here>


Sep 06 - Carl to return to Japan

In July 2006 Carl was selected along with 3 other boys for the unique opportunity to go to school and train in Japan for 2 weeks by Sensei Barry Wilkinson.

Carl traveled to Japan in September 2006 and he returned with a wealth of knowledge, a keener eye and much sharper techniques.

Carl enjoyed living the Japanese life and the experience so much that he is now busy saving to repeat the trip in the summer of 2008 with his friend Stephen, who went with him previously. He has already contacted the family he stayed with and they have said that he is more than welcome to stay with them again.


Reading Wado Kai Karate Club in the Newspapers
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evening post feb 06
Reading Evening Post Feb 2nd 2006

Reading Chronicle Feb 2006

Reading Chronicle Feb 2nd 2006


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