Full Results and photos of the SWA Kata and Kickmaster Championships at Winchburgh Sports Hub held on Sunday 7th May 2023. Well done to everyone who took part. Thanks to Rab Corder Bathrooms Ltd for Sponsorship and to everyone who helped and made this event possible.
ASN – Kata 🥇Luke – Dalry 🥈Lucas – Dalry
KA1 Junior Half Kata 5-6 Years 🥇Conall – Azami 🥈Leo – Azami 🥉Ceanna – Azami 🥉Bree – Azami
KA2 Junior Half Kata 7 Years + 🥇Lawson – Dumfries 🥈David – Azami 🥉Emily – Azami 🥉Jack – Dalry
KA3 Junior Full Kata 5-8 Years 🥇Thanvi – Azami 🥈Niko – Azami 🥉Connor – Azami 🥉Vihaan – Azami
KA4 Junior Full Kata 9 Years + 🥇Lachlan – Azami 🥈Henry – Dumfries 🥉Vishnu – Azami 🥉Kaylah – Azami
Congratulations to the children from Oaklands School who have passed their first karate grading with Dalry Karate Group. Instructors Andrew and Louise Elliott have significant experience of teaching karate to children with disabilities and additional support needs. The children have been working very hard and were all delighted to receive the grade of junior yellow belt.
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
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
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.
Timings: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Congratulations to Sophie Jones who won a Gold Medal and Kyle Schuller won won a Bronze Medal in their respective Para Kata events, while representing the Scotland National Karate Team at the British Grand Slam event in Penrith. Whilst at the event they also took part in a BKF Performance Training Camp with the British Para Karate Coach.