Wado UK News 2016


Wado UK Presentation Evening
Our final event of the year was our association presentation night. Details of this event can be seen by clicking here.


Bag-pack Results
On Saturday the 22nd October, our clubs again gathered at the Asda Store on Kingswood to help raise funds for the kid's Christmas ice skating day. Bag-packing for this event is now a regular activity, and it was to prove very beneficial on this occasion. A staggering £1,009.17p was raised for the cause, which sets us up well for the event.
As is customary now we held our guess the total challenge, and our winner of the children's prize was Noah Shields from the Hull Zanshin Karate Club. His guess of £1,010 was just 83 pence away from the actual total. Our adult winner was Steph Davies of the Shinken Dojo, with her guess of £987, leaving her £22.17 off the actual total. Well done to Noah and Steph, enjoy your prizes.
Thank you to everyone who assisted us with this event, and a massive thank you to Steve Bell who puts in a lot of effort liaising with Asda, and making sure our paperwork is all in order.


Hartlepool Wado Kai Summer Championships
Two Wado UK clubs took to the tatami on the 21st of August. The Shinken and Chikara Dojos attended the Hartlepool competition, which saw a good turnout from across the UK. Both clubs secured medals with the results being available by following this link.


7th Wado UK Junior Championships
Wado UK recently held the 7th edition of its junior championships at the Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull. The day saw around 75 young students taking part, in categories spanning kata, kick-master and kumite. To see a report and a list of the results from the day, click here.

Two Wado UK Clubs took part in the Central England Wado Ryu Karate Association championships in Worcester on the 3rd July. Paul Braid was there with members of his Shinken Dojo, and Gaynor Dent was there to assist members of the East Hull Woodford Dojo.


Western Karate Union Spring Invitational 2016

Charan and Amrit Dhesi were our two competitors at the WKU Spring competition this year. Elder brother Teerth having a rugby match left the two younger siblings to represent both Wado UK, and their East Hull Woodford Dojo. To see how they got on click here.



English Karate Federation National Championships
Three Wado UK Clubs were represented at the EKF National Championships, The Shinken Dojo, the Chikara Dojo, and the East Hull Woodford Dojo. Two medals were the rewards for the day's efforts, 1 silver and one bronze. Click here to see the full details.


North East Wado Kai Championships
Four of our clubs took a total of 19 competitors to the Darlington venue for this competition, and 26 medals were in cars on their way back to Hull by the end of the day. To see how the 10 gold 9 silver and 7 bronze medals were distributed, click here.

KSE 9 Championships
Three of our clubs were in action on the 6th March. Mothers day being an odd day to schedule a competition didn't have any effect on numbers of entries however, as our squad of 8 merged into the other 500 or so competitors on the day. 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals was our reward, and you can see who won what by clicking here.


Mushindo Kata Championships
Steve Balaam-Reed took his Chikara Dojo to the Mushindo Kata Championships. For the 2nd year running they secured the overall trophy and you can read the details by clicking here.


National Kyu Grade Championships
Steve Balaam-Reed took his Chikara Dojo to the National Kyu Grade Championships in January. They won a total of 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal, and 5 bronze medals. Click here to read the details.