EKF Kyu Grade Championships

Dokans last competition on the 30th of November 2013 seemed a lifetime away by the time January 26th crept around. Having put more preparation, time and ground work into the run up to this National than ever before, we were at our best and ready for action. Which was just as well.

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World Shotokan Championships - Kosovo

On April the 2nd seventeen of Dokan karate clubs premier competition squad members set off at 5.00am for Manchester airport for the first of two flights on route to their final destination, Pristina capital city of Kosovo.

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Scottish International, Edinburgh

With only one week to go before Dokan squad set off for a two night stop over to Somerset for the Weston Union invitational championship, we decided to try out the Scottish International at Meadowbank, Edinburgh.

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WKU - Somerset 2014

Dokan continued their fabulous run of success in style at this year's Western Union karate tournament finishing on top of the medal table from the 40 clubs that entered.

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Fight Night

Fifty two fighters, forty nine Dokan students, two British referees and a room full of people to watch twenty six bouts each lasting one minute and thirty seconds.

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Summer in house Comp

On Sunday the 15th of June we held our annual summer comp created to introduce new starters and low grades into the world of karate competitions.

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Worcester Comp

July the fifth, 7.00am and the Dokan karate squad are off to the city of Worcester for the Central England Karate Tournament to be held on the 6th. We had to set off extra early to avoid getting caught in the Tour De France road diversions. I am pleased we did as it gave us more time to spend mooching around and exploring Worcester.

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Hull Conpetition

Dokan karate club made their annual visit to Hull to compete in this years East Yorkshire Open. With a large squad of 36 students all aged below 15, the club set off in high spirits.

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British Open International

On a little buzz after a fantastic competition at Hull we decided to enter the British International at Glasgow. With only three weeks till the date it was a rush job, to get it all organised. We ended up with a squad of 17 students entering and, as always, Dokan's students entered both Kata and the Kumite events.

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TASK Open Competition

Returning from Glasgow after the British Open International by coach and on a wee buzz after such a great event, I started thinking of our next competition in 2015 which seemed too long a wait for a tournament fanatic like myself.

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2014 In House Comp

December 2009 we held our first in-club comp on a Tuesday evening at the Bunnyhill centre. 23 kids competed on that night and about 12 parents watched. The whole thing took about 30 minutes. No fighting just kata.

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Chojinkai Cadet Championships

Dokan Karate continued their 2014 season with more victories at Penrith in the Chojinkai Open Style Karate Championship.

In another ridiculously busy tournament with many categories containing 50+ competitors Dokans students once again showed their class.

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