English National Kyu Grade Championships

On the 20th of January Dokan Karate club took 15 students to Ponds Forge Sheffield to compete in the English National Kyu Grade Championship. The competition was massively supported despite the inclement weather and half the country being covered in snow.

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Summer in house Competition


Eighty students exactly entered this years tournament and all eighty turned up for a fun filled day of friendly karate rivalry.

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Fight Night

The plan was to get lots of different clubs to send in selected entries and I would pair them up on size, weight and grade with a suitable partner.

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TASK Open Championships

Without a shadow of a doubt Dokan left a lasting impression upon students and instructors alike when they entered 38 students into the above mentioned competition.

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CEWKA Championships

Central England Wado-Ryu Karate Academy Open - 2013.

On the hottest day of 2013, (26 degrees - I didn’t realise thermometers went up so high in North East) Dokan karate club travelled for over four hours to Wolverhampton for the CEWKA championships. Mind you we cannot complain about the travel time because plenty of Scottish clubs were in attendance.

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BKF Championships - Glasgow

The British Karate Federations Open International Karte Competition

International success for Dokan karate students was achieved on September the 7th at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow.

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In House Competition

Ten days after our first ever fight night and the day after the Teeside open we held our winter in-club competition at the Castleview centre Sunderland.

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English National Championships


20 bronze medals, 11 silver medals and 9 gold medals (in total 40 medals) won by Dokan karate club at England’s toughest competition says it all. Mixing it with the karate hierarchy and more than holding their own they proved yet again they are one of England’s finest competitive karate clubs.

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East York Champs


Hot on the heels of a very successful International at Glasgow Dokan squad travelled to Hull to compete in the East Yorkshire open style karate championships.

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2013 Competition Review

Below is a breakdown of the main results from Dokan's 2013 involvement in karate competition. The list is a little long so we have only named those who achieved a first place trophy though we are equally proud of all those who gained silver and bronze awards.

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WKU - Somerset

On May the 5th Dokan karate took 19 students to The Western Karate Union’s tournament held at Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.

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