SWA Kata and Kickmaster Championships

We are delighted to invite all SWA members to the Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association Championships. The event will contain 2 competitions:  Kata (All ages), Kickmaster (<13 years). Each competition will be further split into age/belt categories as appropriate.

Venue: Winchburgh Sport and Wellbeing Hub (next to Winchburgh Academy)
Linlithgow Road, Winchburgh, West Lothian, EH52 6FY  

Date: Sunday 7th May 2023
10am Junior Grades  |  11.30am Kyu/Dan Grades  |  12.30pm Adults

Entry Fee: £15 (includes up to 2 adult spectators per family)

Kata: competitors perform their chosen kata (younger members can perform half kata and copy if necessary) – best performance progresses.

Kickmaster – competitors perform their best punching and kicking techniques against the strike dummy – best techniques progress.

All competitors will receive a participation medal. There will be winners medals for 1st/2nd/  3rd places in each category.  We encourage members of all ages and grades to participate.

Please use the car parking facilities at the adjacent schools if the Xcite car park is full. Additional spectator fee of £2 per adult – payable in advance).

Sponsorship: If you run a small business and are interested in sponsoring a category from £25, please get in touch.

Please return entry forms to your club instructor with the entry fee in cash by 29th April 2023.

All Ireland Wado Competition 2023

Well done to all the members who took part in the All Ireland Wado Competition in Belfast. Thanks to Ophir Karate for the invitation.
🥇 GOLD: Team Kata: Thomas Scott, Lisa Scott, Andrew Forrest
🥇GOLD: Senior Male Kata: Thomas Scott
🥉BRONZE: Senior Male Kata: Andrew Forrest
🥉BRONZE: Senior Female Kata: Lisa Scott
🥉BRONZE: Male Veteran Kumite : Thomas Scott

All Ireland Wado Competition
Luigi Busà Karate Workshop

Luigi Busà – Olympic Champion – Karate Workshop

We are delighted to announce the very special guest for our karate workshop will be Luigi Busà, Italian Karate Athlete, Olympic Gold Medallist in Tokyo and multiple World and European Karate Champion. The course has been organised by the Italian Institute of Culture in Edinburgh in conjunction with Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association. 

Date: Sunday 14th May 2023

Venue: Engage Sports Centre, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, EH11 4BN

10:45 – 11:45 am: Children under 12 years (SWA Licenced Members Only)
11:45 am  – 1:15 pm: Children 12+ and Adults (includes 30 mins interval) (SWA Licenced Members/Invited Guests Only)
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm:  Students with disabilities and/or additional support needs. (Open to SKGB/BKF members with a disability or additional support needs).

Cost: Free of Charge.

SWA Members/Invited Guests attending should contact their club instructor to register for the workshop.

SKGB/BKF members wishing to attend the assisted support needs karate workshop (1.15pm – 2.15pm) should complete the additional support needs registration form.

2023 AGM and Judges Course

At 2pm on Saturday 15th April 2023, in Studio 2 at the Winchburgh Sport and Wellbeing Hub, we will host a practical judges/officials course and would encourage all our adult members to come along, learn the rules and get some practical experience of score/time keeping and judging. The course will be very relaxed with no pressure. We would also like to invite some of our more experienced kids (12 years + kyu grades to take part in some practice bouts).

Then at 3.30pm we will hold our 2023 Annual General Meeting. This is open to all licenced adult members, as well as parents of licenced child members, please register for the AGM via this form.

All nominations for office bearers to be made in writing to the secretary secretary@wado.scot by the deadline of one week before the AGM.

The current office bearers are:

Chair: Allan McKean 3rd Dan
Vice-Chair: Andy Elliott 6th Dan
Secretary: Lisa Scott 6th Dan
Treasurer: Peter Rogers 7th Dan

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