ON SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2015 WAS HELD THE GREAT
SCOTTISH 2015 JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS
CHAMPIONSHIPS – JUNIOR / CADET / SENIOR
Saturday 14th Nov. 2015
Lagoon Leisure Ctr. Christe st. Paisley start 10am
Dear Members, Mums and Dads,
We would like to invite you and your children come along to have a great experience at the Annual Scottish Championships. This year we have added more categories to accommodate everyone, beginners included, everyone will receive a memento for taking part.
There are events which encourage children to participate at their own level win fantastic medals and giant cups to win. This kind of event is important to everyone as it helps to build confidence when taking part in Exams and we would ask you to consider letting the children compete, and give them a fun day on 14th. November.
The J.K.A. Scottish Championships for Junior/Cadet/Senior is open to anyone training in J.KA.W.F.S. and Tora Kai. Anyone who are members are asked to participate in these Championships.
Every Chief Instructor has details about this and the Category Forms. These must be completed by the Monday 26th October as the entries have to be in by the 1st November
We would like to thank JKA Italia for hosting the 2nd JKA Afro-Eurasia Championships and thank all of the organizers and support staff that went into making this another resounding success of a Championship. We would also like to thank each of the 18 countries that attended the Championships, all of the athletes, Team Managers and Coaches as well as all of the supporters from these countries and all of the referees and officials that helped to keep the 2 days running. This Championship is billed as a Friendly Championship and after the weekend we can certainly say that as one of our goals for these Championships then this was a sure fire success with everyone in the arena joining hands for an excellent rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” – showing the co-operation and friendship that all countries brought.
It was a perfect area for this type of Championship with plenty of things to do before and after the Championships for the teams and supporters in a very scenic area of Italy.
A sincere thank you to Mori Sensei ( JKA WF HQ Executive Director) , Naito Sensei, Kamino Sensei and Kawasoe Sensei for their presence and endorsement of these championships.
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Finals & Winners
Preliminary rounds ( new slideshows to come from Finals & Winners)
The organisers of the JKA/ UKTKF National Championships in Leeds would like to thank each and every competitor who took part in the event.
You all helped to make the Championships a resounding success and also help in the smooth running of them. The level of karate was very high and it was a joy to watch and somewhat difficult to judge at times. We hope that everyone had a great Champs and we would especially like to congratulate all of the medal winners – well done.
See you all at the next UK Championships.
More about the championships; Images, results here:
JKA AFRO-EURASIA CHAMPIONSHIPS – PAISLEY, SCOTLAND MAY 2013
The Organisers would like to thank all of the athletes, Team Managers, Coaches, Spectators, Referees, support staff and VIP’s who made the inaugural JKA Afro-Eurasia Championships a resounding success. We would like to thank everyone for all of the positive feedback that we have received and we are so happy that people have raved about the hospitality and the organisation of the Championships. We appreciate all of the hard work in the training and the travelling that a lot of people had to do to attend these Championships and without all of the athletes and their support staff then we could not have been able to make this a success.
We would also like to thank Mori Sensei for taking the time, along with Kamino, Naito and Kawas…oe Senseis to hold a referees seminar on the Friday and to give more practical training and guidance to all of the referees attending the Championships.
Again we would like to thank Mori Sensei for his positive comments and words of encouragement on the Championships. It is a great honour to have the backing and support of the JKA HQ for these Championships.
Lastly we really appreciate the time that members of Government, both national and local, gave to attend the Championships and we were pleased that Jim Murphy MP accepted the post of Honorary President for the Championships. Along with Mr Murphy we had Hugh Henry MSP and Mark McMillan Local Council Leader attending. Plus we had the backing of Douglas Alexander MP.
We thank everyone who participated and attended the Championships – it was all of you who made this a success. We are grateful to one and all.
JKA Afro-Eurasia Committee
Female Individual Kata
1st. Italy Francesca Barnaba
2nd. Norway Marianne Hasle Dahl
3rd. Italy Elena Gasparetti
Female Team Kata
Female Individual Kumite
1st. Italy Valeria Marelli
2nd. Norway Nora Elmrani
3rd. Germany Vivien Weiselowski
Female Team Kumite
Male Individual Kata
1st. Germany Philip Grahl
2nd. Italy Andrea Gasparetti
3rd. Israel Gili Baruch
Male Team Kata
Male Individual Kumite
1st. Norway Mostafa Elmrani
2nd. Switzerland Luca Sericano
3rd. England Leon Gordon
Male Team Kumite