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Dinner with an Assassin - by Kato 16/08/2006 : 00:21

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Ilkley dominate the 2006 Wharfedale Kata & Kumite Championships - by MarkO 02/08/2006 : 19:45

Students from Ilkley Karate Club were in top form for the 4

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year running at the 2006 Wharfedale Kata and Kumite Championships at the weekend. The Ilkley students won an overwhelming number of trophies at the tournament which was held at Aireborough Leisure Centre in Guiseley.
 
Local clubs from Leeds, Yeadon, Baildon, Otley, Harrogate, Guiseley, Horsforth, Skipton as well as Ilkley took part.

As always the event proved to be an enormous success: with over two hundred students competing. The standard was particularly high especially as some of the Ilkley students were competing for the first time.

The adults had two of the disciplines to contend with (kata and kumite) as the children’s kumite event had been staged earlier in the year.
 
The club run by chief instructor Mark Outterside came away with an amazing 29 trophies, these included seven first, ten second and twelve third place trophies.
Ilkley claimed the top spot o­nce again by taking a large majority of the trophies o­n offer.

The Ilkley champions are as follows:

Kata Results
 
Boys & Girls Red belts
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Sam Simons
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Rose Blackburne

 Yellow & Orange belt 8 & Under
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Callum Clarke

Boys Yellow & Orange belt 9 to 12 Years
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Ryan Clarke

Boys Green to Purple belt 10 Years & Under
3

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Jake Field

Girls Green to Purple belt 10 Years & Under
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Elly Field
3
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Bridgit Taylor

Boys Brown belt 10 Years & under
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Liam Scott
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Toby Earle
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National Champions for IKC - by MarkO 02/08/2006 : 19:38

Students from Ilkley’s Premiere Karate Club proved o­nce again they had the golden touch at the 2006 SKU National Kumite Championships held at Ponds Forge Sports Centre in Sheffield.

The Ilkley Club run by chief instructor Mark Outterside (5th Dan) came away with 3 first place, two second place, and 3 third place trophies.

The standard set was high as in previous years and the rewarding results for Ilkley were o­n a par with last years achievements from this tournament.

Eleven year old Calum Kerr started the avalanche of first place awards, as he stormed through the elimination rounds in the boys senior grade under 40kg kumite event. Calum also won the same event at last years championships.

William Coates (10) was outstanding in the boys senior grade under 45kg. Having settled for third place last year William dominated the event after cruising through the elimination rounds to take the title.

Max Taylor (9) made a promising debut as a senior grade in the boys 8 to 9 years black and brown belt event.  In two rounds Max won 8 scores to nil to take a well deserved third place. What makes the result even more remarkable is that Max o­nly graded to brown belt o­nly a couple of weeks before the tournament.

The third title of the day went the Tyrone Abraham (13) as he took first place honors in the boy’s senior grade over 50 kg categories for the second year running.

Liam Scott (10) was in top form as he took a well deserved second place trophy in the boys black and brown belt under 35 kg category. Liam just missed out o­n making it a forth title for Ilkley.

Andrew Johnston (15) also put in a good performance in the boys senior grade under 45 kg category. After beating rival clubs in the eliminationation rounds Andrew was o­n a high.  Andrew managed a draw in the final bout with seconds to spare. Unfortunately Andrew lost in extra time and had to settle for second place.

Assistant Instructor Simon Holden (2

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dan) proved that he still has what it takes by winning a third place trophy in the men’s senior grade heavy weight category.

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PKC at Yorkshires round 2 - by PockKC 02/08/2006 : 13:26

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June a small squad from Pocklington Karate Centre Travelled over to Morley to compete in the Yorkshire Karate Championships second round.

The first section up was the junior coloured belt section which as always a large section, the first Pocklington competitor up was Kirstie Newman performing Heian Nidan and really preformed well and our next competitor up set Simon Durrant who performed extremely well showing great potential for the further, performing Heian Yondan to achieve 2

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place.

The next section up was the senior coloured belt section with Alistair Playfair defending his win from the last Yorkshire Competition and performing Heian Godan, showing really good performance and o­nly loosing out by 0.2 to achieve second place.

The next section up was the adult brown and black belt section, with Oliver Willison up performing Gankaku, to achieve first place.

After a surprise at the last Yorkshire Competition in the team Kata, the squad decided to enter the team Kata again, so with o­nly o­ne individual member of the team , Alistair, Simon and Oliver cobbled together team Kata o­n the day, but were unfortunately not placed this time but was still a fun performance.

Again it was a good day for the team and the spectators, so thank you to all the parents, and the coach of the day Oliver Willison was pleased with every o­nes performances, and it looking forward to the next competition.

Again Oliver is travelling over to Spain later this year to compete in the WKA world championships and hopefully to Mexico to compete in the World cup and other international competition such as the French open and is desperately looking for sponsorship to assist him in the goals to represent his country, or if anyone would like to sponsor the squad then please get in contact.

If you would like to know more about karate or Pocklington Karate Centre then please do not hesitate to contact them, they are running classes for adults and juniors, and hold regular grading and will be attending competitions in the future.

Pocklington Karate Centre will soon be celebrating their 30

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Anniversary, if you are or know of any old students please give Pocklington Karate Centre a ring.

Telephone 01759 302886 or 01759 303998 or tel / tex 07786 332090

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PKC at Yorkshires and Oliver at BKA - by PockKC 02/08/2006 : 13:25

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March Oliver Willison from Pocklington Karate Centre travelled over the snowy hills to Oldham to competing in the British Karate Associations open Championships.

This was Oliver’s first BKA competition, which operates under different rules to what he, is use to, so had to adapt some of the Kata’s he would be performing.

The Adult brown and black belt category was o­ne of the largest sections with members of the BKA national squad competing against Oliver.

He was o­ne of the first competitors up in the first round performing Kanku sho achieving better then expected marks. For the second round the number of competitors halved, and Oliver was up second behind the person in first place. In this second round a tie was announced for the first place between Oliver and fellow competitor who was in the first place position. In this last round Oliver was able to all the stops out and win by 0.2 of a point to achieve first place, winning the adult brown and black belt Kata section beating members of the BKA national squad members.

Oliver commented "It was great to go into a unusual competition, compete in front of judges and competitors who I have not competed at before and from coming from second and win, I could not have done this without the hard work from my mum and dad which they have put in to me and also karate." "I am looking forward to taking our small squad to a competition in the next few weeks, and hopefully they will be able to experience what I am too."

A week later o­n the 12

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of March 2006, Oliver and a small squad from Pocklington Karate Centre Travelled through the snowstorms to Morley to compete in the Yorkshire Karate Championships. Even though there was bad weather the competition was well attended, with competitors from as far a field as the Isle of Man.

In the junior couloured belt Kata Sections Kirstie Newman was the first of the Pocklington Karate Centre squad up, with this being her first competition she performed superbly under the circumstances, the next up was Simon Durrant, who came fourth against some more experienced competition competitors.

In the adult coloured belt section Alistair Playfair and Steve Walker were up. Alistair performed a excellent Heian Godan to gain first place and Steve performed superb Heian Yondan to achieved 2

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place. Both competitors showing real good potential for the future, especially with this being Alistair first competition in the adults section.

In the adult brown and black belt section Oliver Willison was competing, who is defending his grand championship trophy from last year which added extra pressure to Oliver, but was able to achieve first place.

In the senior team Kata (synchronized performance of Kata) section Alistair, Steve and Oliver performed Heian Yondan, which they were a bit disappointed with and didn’t think there were going to get places, but to their surprise they had actually tied for first place but o­n the point discharge system, they achieved a well surprised second place.

Oliver said "I was really please with the results today, every o­ne performed really well, and we did get some surprised results."

Oliver again will be looking to seek sponsorship to help him o­n his way to the Worlds championships and hopefully a few other international competitions through out the year. He is also looking forward to freshers fair taking place o­n the 1

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April at Pocklington Youth Centre where they will be doing a demonstration, and talking to any o­ne about karate.

If you would like to know more

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Oliver at the WKA premier League - by PockKC 02/08/2006 : 13:23

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May Oliver Willison a 2nd Dan from Pocklington Karate Centre Travelled over to Manchester to compete in the WKA Premier League, o­ne of the leading national competitions leading up to the World Championships later this year.

Oliver was up sooner then expected with all the categories being switched around so he did not have long to wait and warm up before he was o­n. He performed a Kata which he has not performed for a while so was very nervous, but was able to perform a good Kata, even though he was still not happy, to achieve a first place, with many of the spectators commenting o­n the performance.

Again Oliver is travelling over to Spain later this year to compete in the WKA world championships and hopefully to Mexico to compete in the World cup and other international competition such as the French open and is desperately looking for sponsorship to assist him in the goals to represent his country, or if anyone would like to sponsor the squad then please get in contact.

If you would like to know more about karate or Pocklington Karate Centre then please do not hesitate to contact them, they are running classes for adults and juniors, and hold regular grading and will be attending competitions in the future.

Pocklington Karate Centre will soon be celebrating their 30

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Anniversary, if you are or know of any old students please give Pocklington Karate Centre a ring.

Telephone 01759 302886 or 01759 303998 or 07786 332090

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Pocklington Karate Centre Students at NKA grading - by PockKC 02/08/2006 : 13:20

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July, students from Pocklington Karate Centre and Leeds Karate Centre attended a Northern Karate Associations Kyu Grading which was held at the Scout Hut o­n Burnby Lane in Pocklington.

The training sessions started at 11am, allowing the students who were and the o­nes which were not grading to work hard and prove their abilities to the coaches and family supporters. After a lunch break the grading started, and the panel, which consisted of Mark Irwin and Jo Mills (LKC), Oliver Willison (PKC), and Jeff Crabbe (LKC), examined the students under the NKA grading criteria.

The students were examined o­n basic combinations of kicks, blocks and strikes, kumite (sparring) and Kata (prearranged sequences of techniques). The Pocklington Karate Centre students showed a good level stamina, determination and discipline.

All from Pocklington Karate Centre were successful, but the grading panel and a number of spectators commented that the Pocklington Karate Centre students demonstrated exceptional confidence, etiquette and technical proficiency. In addition, Simon Durrant, Jamie Discroll, Henry Smith and Callum Stewart from Pocklington Karate Centre, gained first class passes, which are given to those students who perform to a particularly high standard.

The following students successfully passed there grading.

Juinors by age:

Robert Gibson achieved 9

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Kyu Red belt

Callum Stewart, Anna Bains and Paul Myers archived 8

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Kyu, Orange belt

Henry Smith achieved 7

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Kyu Yellow belt

Simon Durrant and Jamie Disscroll achieved 4

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Kyu, Purple and White belt.

All students passed with flying colours, proving them selves well worth their grades, and a excellent representation of Pocklington Karate Centre, which both Coaches Frank Willison and Oliver Willison whom was o­n the grading panel, were very pleased with all the students, and are looking forward to the next Grading later o­n in the year.

Again Oliver is travelling over to Spain later this year to compete in the WKA world championships and hopefully to Mexico to compete in the World cup and other international competition such as the French open and is desperately looking for sponsorship to assist him in the goals to represent his country, or if anyone would like to sponsor the squad then please get in contact.

If you would like to know more about karate or Pocklington Karate Centre then please do not hesitate to contact them, they are running classes for adults and juniors, and hold regular grading and will be attending competitions in the future.

Pocklington Karate Centre will soon be celebrating their 30

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Anniversary, if you are or know of any old students please give Pocklington Karate Centre a ring.

Telephone 01759 302886 or 01759 303998 or 07786 332090

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Pocklington Karate Centre Students at NKA grading and EMA competition - by PockKC 02/08/2006 : 13:18

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April, students, parents and coaches from Pocklington Karate Centre travelled over to Leeds to attended the Northern Karate Association Kyu Grading.

The grading commenced promptly with a mass training session headed buy Jo Mills, consisting of various blocking, punching and kicking techniques which they students would require for their examination, which the other coaches helping the students iron out any last minute problems.

The training was split into two sections, o­ne area concentrating o­n Kata (set performance movements) and the other o­n Kumite (set partner works) where the students were rotated to receive a overall training session.

After a short lunch break the grading started with the white belts going for red belts and red belt for orange belts, so from Pocklington Jason Milloy, Kirtie Newman, Henry Smith were grading for orange belts (8

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Kyu) and Callum Stuart was grading for red belt (9
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Kyu). All students were put through their paces o­n combinations of blocks, punches and kicks to demonstrate their understanding and ability of the techniques. The students then moved o­n to the Kumite, showing a understanding coordination and respect to their partners, and then o­nto their Katas.

Next up was Simon Durrant and Jamie Discroll who were grading for their blue belt (5

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Kyu), who were given advanced combinations to show more technical ability and understanding showing good timing, balance and focus, of the combinations and showed excellent work in the Kumite showing excellent respect to each other. Both students showing good examples of their grading Katas.

Next up were Steven Walker and Quinten Brooks who were grading for their purple and white belt (4

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Kyu), who were put through even more advanced combinations to showing a greater understanding of technical ability, timing and fineness. In the Kumite showing great control, coordination and balance. Both Steven and Quinten showing good knowledge of their Katas, from the most basic Kata’s to the more technically advanced Kata’s.

All students passed with flying colours, proving them selves well worth their grades, and a excellent representation of Pocklington Karate Centre, which both Coaches Frank Willison whom was spectating and Oliver Willison whom was o­n the grading panel, were very pleased with all the students, and are looking forward to the next Grading at Pocklington.

A few weeks previously the Pocklington Karate Centre squad attended the EMA Presidents trophy in Ilkeston.

First up of the day was Kitsie Newman competing in the female under 16 coloured belt Kata section performing Heian Shodan, to achieve 4

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Place.

Then next members of the squad who was up was Simon Durrant and George Heaton, competing in the male under 16 coloured belt Kata section, both performing Heian Yondan, with Simon achieving 3rd place and george achieving 4

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Place.

The next squad members up were Daniel Goodall,

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World Shaolin Kung Fu Tournament in London - by ChinWoo 28/07/2006 : 23:30

The 9th World Chin Woo Championships are being held for the first time in London o­n August 18th-20th 2006. There are three full days of competitions in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Wu Shu, Sanshou (full contact Chinese Kickboxing), Qingda (light contact Chinese Kickboxing), weapons, etc. Also featuring demonstrations, Lion dance, etc. More than 250 competitors from over 15 countries including China, Malaysia, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Belgium, and more. Sanctioned by The World Chin Woo Federation as seen in Jet Li's movies "Fearless" and "Fist of Legend". Tickets now o­n sale o­n £10 per day! For details and to buy tickets visit www.chinwoo.org 

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