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Hartlepool Wadokai Open Day

Come along to our Karate club on Saturday 3rd September from 10.30am-12.30pm to see what we offer.

Open Day 2016

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Karate is IN the Olympics!

News just in, Karate has finally been accepted into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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This is great news for our fantastic sport, and allows our athletes to compete on the worlds most prestigious arena.

Initially, there will only be a small number of athletes able to compete but this opens the door to further expansion (& full kumite weight divisions?) in the future.

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Hopefully, this will be the catalyst we need to overcome a lot of the political infighting that too often gets in the way. I also personally would like to see WKF statute 21.9 being removed completely as I see it (in England at least) as an unnecessary barrier for athletes.

I would like to thank everyone who has worked on getting Karate into the Olympics. Some Karate-ka have spent decades on this and their dedication has finally paid off. Thank you so much.