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The Welsh Karate Union’s aim is to promote the sound physical and mental development of its members through the study of Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do but also with a modern and realistic approach. The Association was formed in 1995 by sensei Paul Watson 7th Dan, who is one if Wales' most respected and experienced instructor.

When forming the W.K.U. sensei Watson felt that there needed to be an environment that would allow both himself and every participating individual to personally evolve their knowledge and awareness for Shotokan Karate-Do. The W.K.U. is recognised as having one of the highest standards of karate in Wales.

The association has, and is still growing at a controlled rate ensuring the continued quality of instruction based on developing each individual and supported by an extremely experienced team of Senior Instructors. 

The W.K.U. offers something for everyone and aims to fulfil their needs.

The W.K.U has a continuous coaching and education development programme to ensure our instructors remain to be among the highest qualified instructors in Wales.


 

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NEW SENIOR GRADES

Congratulations to Simon Dodd on attaining his 4th Dan and John Hallett and Matthew Lloyd their 5th Dans.

Simon has trained and hardly missed a session in twenty years and thoroughly deserves the rank for his dedication and high proficiency in karate. Simon has won many awards whilst competing and is probably the WKU's most knowledgable instructor.

John has practiced for nearly 40 years despite having some serious injuries and physical problems which would have ended most individuals karate yet he never mentions or complains about it.

Matthew started at the age of 8 which for those of you don't realise make his participation over 30 years.

John and Matthew have won numerous Kumite and Kata titles and still compete in senior and veteran categories at major tournaments, they too have reached the extremely high standard required by the WKU which is among the top associations in Wales.

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THE ENGLISH UWK OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

The English UWK open championships were held in Sheffield on the 20th November. Most of the UK's top competitors took place in this prestigious event.

Ryan Williams and Lauren Gallagher represented the WKU and performed brilliantly with fantastic results.

Ryan took 3rd place in the 75-85kg kumite category and was also selected to represent for Karate Wales who fought against the English select team.
Lauren taking silver in the 15-17 year old open weight kumite.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!






 


 

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