Lovedean Karate Club.


Last year (2017) Lovedean Karate Club attended the Shotokan of England Karate Union annual championships coming away with 19 medals. This year on Saturday 24th March 2018 LKC again competed at the SEKU championships and surpassed last years performances in coming away with 20 awards, a mixture of gold, silver and bronze as follows. Team Kata, silver and bronze Team kumite, bronze .,Men's and women's 10-4 kyu kata, silver and bronze. Men's brown belt kata, silver. Mens black belt kata silver. Ladies black belt kata, silver. Over 5' kumite, silver. Over 5" sambon kumite, gold. 7th-2kyu kumite silver. Ladis black belt kumite, bronze. Biff Thompson Memorial Trophy for outstanding junior, Christian. I am pleased with the performances of ALL competotors from LKC in the manner in which you conducted yourselves both on and off the area. Congratulations

This year began as usual with our annual Black and brown Belt course in Newport, Isle of Wight. despite the typical English weather the solent water was calm for out 40 minute crossing. the class was as usual conducted by two of the south of england's senior ranked instructors, sensei's Mick Dewey and Brian Smith 8th and 7th Dan's. We are pleased to announce that after 3 hours of training followed by a grading examination that Steve Pereira was promoted to the grade of second dan. This followed months of preparation and justified the hard work the Steve had put in. Congratulations Steve.


Saturday 18th November. This year was the 47th Potsmouth Open Chanpionbship. LKC had a small number of entrants yet still managed to bring home 7 awards. Angus, (bronze junior Sambon event), Isabelle, (bronze ladies Kumite), Christian (bronze), Aaran (bronze Kumite and silver Team Kumite after being seconded into Newport team) Team Kata (Alastair, Claire, Cameron, bronze).All round good performances from all students really pleased with ALL of the performances.

On Saturday 18th March Lovedean Karate Club attended the Shotokan of England Karate Union annual championships in Portsmouth. With a mixture of both adult and juniors (youngest winner 8yrs old), with some in only their first karat competition Lovedean Karate Club came away with19 medals. This was a great performance all round in a significant year as the club this month is celebrating it’s 35th anniversary. Since starting the club in 1982 this has to be one of the biggest medal hauls in the club’s long history. WELL DONE ONE AND ALL.

On Friday 10th February LKC saw the visit of SEKU Chief Instructor Mick Dewey sensei 8th Dan. Sensei put the class through a thought provokoing version of kata before overseeing this years first colour belt grading class. I am pleased to announce that ALL students successfully passed to progress to the next level. Sensei will be returning to the club in May for another class and grading.



Our final event for 2016 was a club meeting followed by the presentation for Student -of-the-Year. The meeting covered a variety of topics including a review of 2016 and a clear direction for 2017. The Student -of-the-Year is an award voted by the students themselves with no influence from myself (chief instructor). this has got to be one of the most prestigous awards as it is in recognition of the winning student's progress throughout the year. The unanimous winner for 2016 was Cameron Smith. His progress, work rate and overall improvement during 2016 now recognised by the membership of LKC. Congratulations Cameron, very well deserved.

October has been a busy month for LKC. OnSunday 16th October SEKU held the final Black and Brown Belt course of the year.Several of our senior student trained hard for the 3 classes with Cameron Smith returning for the Black Belt Grading post class. I am very pleased to announce that after a few months of gruelling preparation training Cameron was successfull in gaining his black belt. Welcome to the big class, a deserving promotion in joining his father in the dan grade ranks. Congratulations.

Mick Dewey sensei attended the club for our next kyu grading of 2016. After a training session sensei put the students thro' their respective grading syllabus with great success for all. Friday 8th April saw a visit from Mick Dewey sensei, 8th Dan visit the dojo for our first 2016 grading. I am pleased to yet again that LKC training methods, hard work from the students resulted in all students passing their examination to our usual high standards. Well done all, training now starts for the next one.

It has been a quite start to the year for LKC. Training has been good with ecxcellent progress across all grades. On 20th Marck SEKU held it's annual championships. Competing is this type of event is not for all and to that effect LKC only had 3 entrants. Russell Morris came away with a bronze medal, a good performance fist time out. More to follow i am sure. The Pereria brothers, Aaran and Christian unfortunatley were both defeated in the elimination rounds by eventual finalists. The standard of the day was excellent with experience and knowledge gained for future progress.

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