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Hartlepool Wadokai Spring Club-Only Champs

On Sunday 8th May 2016, the club held its Spring Club-Only championships. This was the second of a series of four events this year. These events are designed so that even a complete beginner to Karate competitions can comfortably enter, and test themselves.

As instructors, it’s always a pleasure and a privilege to see our students taking a leap and entering competitions for the first time. It’s almost become a cliché when you say ‘it’s the taking part that’s important’, and obviously everyone can’t win a medal or trophy, so it’s important that we learn to win and lose with grace.

More importantly though, no matter whether we won the event or lost in round 1, our students are encouraged to reflect on their performances to see where they can improve. It is only through this #ContinuousImprovement that we learn to become champions on the mat, and in life. If we give up at the first hurdle we’ll never get anywhere…

The next event, the Summer Club-Only championships is taking place on Sunday 24th July. The sign up sheet will be available at the club from next week.

Some action shots of the Spring comp… (thanks to Lucy & Pennie’s dad)



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North East Open/Tyne & Wear Invitational @ Nissan – Sponsorship opportunities

NE Open August 2016In 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 different sponsorship opportunities, depending on your budget, which start from as little as £50 per event.

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‘Monsoon’ hoarding examples (below), and planned layout (above)

Hartlepool Wadokai is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club meaning that any donations are also tax deductible. Any cheques should be made payable to ‘Hartlepool Wadokai’, BACS info can be provided upon request.

If you would like to discuss these options in further detail, or would like any more information then please contact me directly on 07984 798634, or via email carl@hartlepoolwadokai.com.

We are very passionate about making Karate a fantastic spectator sport, and running the best national and international events in the world, with the best referees and the best athletes. We look forward to working with you, The K is on the way!

Yours sincerely,

Carl Jorgeson

Sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Advertising hoarding
  • Category Sponsorship
  • Championship Sponsorship (Non-Exclusive)
  • Championship Sponsorship (Exclusive)