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Professional event Photographs are also available here (taken by Michael’s photography)
Just 3 weeks until we host the Tyne & Wear Invitational Karate Championships at NISSAN. Entries (from invited clubs) need to be in no later that Monday 21st November – entries will also be strictly capped so we urge you to submit them early to avoid disappointment.
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Today four members of Hartlepool Wadokai Karate Club start a road trip with a difference. They are meeting some team mates in Leicester, then jumping on one of a number of coaches that will be taking the entire squad to compete in the Federation European Wadokai Karate Championships in Liege, Belgium.
The Hartlepool Four are competing as part of the Wadokai England Team.
Joe Flounders (12) is competing in Kumite (fighting), Joe Hind (14) Kata, Harvey Kerridge (14) Kumite and Kata and Lewis Muldown (18) Kumite and Kata.
All four lads have worked their socks off this year to keep their England places, training at our Hartlepool Wadokai club a minimum of four nights a week, and most weekends. Including monthly England squad training in Leicester/Birmingham and entering regular competitions. They have been joined in this gruelling regime by fellow squad mates Mollie Cooper, Daniel Spires (who himself medalled in Portugal in July) and Paul White who aren’t competing in Belgium this year.
They travel with the full support of their families, their team mates at the club and the town behind them. Go and smash it guys!
About Wadokai England
Wadokai England is an organisation made up of hundreds of independent clubs/associations across the country. They all come together each month to train with some of the best Wadokai coaches in the country, headed by Sakagami Sensei, 8th Dan. A squad is selected each year to compete at the European championships and to periodically enter the Wado World Championships.
Wadokai England members are very active in Sport Karate, and the squad has a proven track record of giving athletes international competitive experience, before aiming for a spot on the English Karate Federation (all styles) national team. Some of the biggest domestic competitions are also ran by Wadokai England members. The organisation will also be hosting the next Wado World Championships in 2018.
About the club
Hartlepool Wadokai is a family run, non-profit Karate Club. We have Karate classes for 5 years+ and Little Ninjas classes for 3-7 years. Beginners are always welcome at the club.
The club also hosts the North East Open Karate Championships 2x per year & the Tyne & Wear Invitational Karate Championships at NISSAN.
In March we ran the North East Open Karate Championships in Darlington. This was one of the largest Karate events ever held in the North East with over 1000 people attending, and teams entering from all over England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, many of these being children. These high profile events will get bigger and better every year.
We are seeking sponsors and therefore partners to be part of these prestigious Karate events including the North East Open and the Tyne & Wear championships at Nissan. This is a fantastic opportunity for your business to support the local community and gain excellent exposure of your brand. With Karate earmarked as an Olympic sport from 2020 this is an exciting time to get involved as a sponsor. We also have additional prestigious events coming up, including International championships which you could become involved in.
We are offering a number of…
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