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Hartlepool Open Karate Championships, Sunday 22nd March 2015

Please see below for the entry form for our Hartlepool Open Karate Championships 2015. Once again we will be at the Belle Vue Sports Centre, Kendal Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1QU.


Click HERE to download entry form

Please note that WKF rules v9.0 (Jan 2015) will be in use on the day. There have been some changes in this latest rule update so please make sure you’re aware of them before the event to help ensure the day runs smoothly.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions, comments.


“Make all sport & fitness safety equipment VAT exempt”

To help bring down the cost of participating safely in sport, we have created a UK government e-petition asking to “Make all sport & fitness safety equipment VAT exempt”. This would knock 20% off the purchase price of important safety gear needed for all sport.

The challenge is that we would likely need 100,000 signatures by the time parliament shuts down for the election (30th March 2015). Please sign it if you can, and help share it across your own networks…


Really achieving your childhood dreams…

We’ve shared this before on this blog but it’s still as relevant as ever… Let us know what you think, and if we can help you achieve any of your childhood dreams.


Karate classes @ Hartlepool Wadokai

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Hartlepool Wadokai – Start of Year Course 2015

Saturday 17th January 2015

Start of Year Course 2015 GROUP PHOTO

The club held it’s annual start of year course on Saturday and once again it was well supported. The event gives students the chance to get rid of those cobwebs from the Christmas and New Year break because it’s a much longer training session than a regular class. This is particularly beneficial since the next club grading is just a few weeks away.

We had a full compliment of instructors so students were given a lot of specific feedback on their basics, pairs work and Kata (pre-arranged form). We also had time to work on some wrist manipulations and controls and the advanced students went through some Tanto Dori (Knife defence).

Thank you to everyone who supported the club by attending.