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English Karate Federation English National Championships

Sheffield April 2015

We are happy to announce that several Hyo Gen Do students took medals

at this event and our Senior Women's Team came second overall

(Nicola Cleevely, Michaela Moakes & Rebecca Burnett) with

Rebecca Burnett also picking up a Silver in the U57kg category,

Nicola Cleevely a Bronze in the U67kg category and

Michaela Moakes placed 5th in her individual category.

Dylan Mencia-Ince placed third, taking a Bronze medal in the cadet

category. We fight as part of the Kaizen Karate Association Squad

who overall took 10 medals on the day, ranking us as one of the top associations in the country. Other members of our club, all who

fought well on the day and show great potential for the future:

Jasmine Thorogood, Sachin Thorogood, Ben Risby and Caitlyn Eyre


Congratulations to Rebecca Burnett for winning the British International Karate 1 Premier League Event in Glasgow.  Rebecca also beat her rival for the England National Squad in the final, which was a great result.  Also well done to Sam Hill and Claire Wickham who both came 5th overall and fought well on the day.  These are fantastic results when you realise that people are entering from as far afield as Venezuela due to it being a World Ranking Karate Event with over 1500 competitors.

We have had several students going to train in Liege, Belgium with World Champion Junior LeFevre.  Its great that we are taking advantage of these opportunities to train with the best in the world.

We were lucky enough to attend a course with the current World and European Champion, Luigi Busa from Italy. Jamie Murphy, Catherine Burnett and Rebecca Burnett all attended, and even Sensei Steve took part, which proves you are never too old to take advantage of these fantastic training opportunities.  Thank you to our friends at Forza Karate for the invitation to join this course.

Also Jamie Murphy and Sam Hill will shortly be going to Belgium for Elite Training with Junior Lefevre, Rafael Aghaev and Luigi Busa, all World Champions.

We are very privileged to be able to take part of such wonderful opportunities, training with top class athletes.



CONGRATULATIONS to all students that passed their grading on Sunday 28th April 2013, but a special mention to Jordan Wilkinson and Sam Hill who passed 1st Dan Black Belt after 9 years of hard training.


English Karate Federation National Championships 2013

We took 11 students to the championships, fighting under the banner of Kaizen Karate Association.  We are pleased to report Kaizen ranked within the top 10 associations in the country, in terms of medals won

(1 Gold, 1 Silver and 9 Bronze).

We had some excellent performances over the weekend

and achieved some great results.

Medalists were:

Talia Abou-Taleb  -  English National Team Champion Gold

Zena Abou-Taleb  -  Individual Bronze

Cameron Mencia-Ince  -  Team Bronze

Joe Collins  -  Team Bronze

Claire Wickham  -  Individual and Team Bronze


Sam Hill attended the South East Championships and won a Bronze medal in his first Senior Men's Competition.

Well done on all your hard work.



We had a group of squad members attend a local competition, The Meopham Open Championships, on Sunday 10th March 2013.

All our competitors fought well, with Dylan Mencia-Ince and Becca Burnett deserving special mention due to their performance.

The club won 4 medals at the competition.

Congratulations to .....

Talia Abou-Taleb on winning her first GOLD medal

Sean Deacon, Chloe Burnett & Becca Burnett on winning BRONZE medals.



We had five students attend the most recent English Karate Federation National Kyu Grade Championships in Sheffield.


Despite the snow making travel difficult, they managed to make it there and everybody fought well on the day.


Due to the weather making attending numbers smaller in certain categories, a few of our competitors had to merge categories.  This meant that they were competing in higher categories than they were meant to, but they still managed to do themselves, proud.


Rebecca Burnett won a Silver

Chloe Burnett won a Bronze

Sam Hill won a Bronze


Congratulations to them all