9th Dan honours

2016 has turned out to be a landmark year for shihan Ken Gee, the Chief instructor of the Harrogate and Otley karate centres. Not only does it mark the milestone of his fifty years of participation at all levels in the martial art of karate-do, it also marks the ninth year since he was awarded his present rank of hachidan, 8th degree black belt.

Therefore, in accordance with the stringent timescale rules of black belt progression in this country, shihan Gee was recently promoted by his parent body, the Shukokai/Shito-ryu karate Alliance of Gt. Britain and Australia, to the distinguished rank of kudan, 9th degree black belt.

9th dan photo


2015 UWK World Championship congratulations.....

Could you all put your hands together please and congratulate our SKA members who recently took part in the inaugural United World Karate Championships held in Slovenia.

They performed brilliantly as members of the all styles U.W.K-England squad with a great number of them coming home with world medals. In the team kumite gold medal went to Emily Waring and silver to Kath King; in the individual kumite Emily and Kath won bronze; in kata James Cape and Emily Waring won silver and Kath King won bronze. Rebecca Cameron and Jack Cooper both reached the kata finals and the  the rest of our squad of Morgan Hughes, Cameron Lord, Rebecca Fisher, Jess Bate and John Cameron were just pipped for podium places.

Many congratulations to the instructors of their clubs, Kyojin, CMAC, Woolston, Skipton and Koshido-ryu, for preparing such a talented bunch of competitors and of course many thanks to SKA squad coach sensei Paul Graham for his many months of work both before and during the championships. On the refereeing side well done also to our senior WUKF international official Jo' Fisher.

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Back Lt to Rt -
Cameron Lord - Paul Graham - James Cape - John Cameron, Morgan Hughes -

Jack Cooper - Emily Waring

Front row Lt to Rt

Becky Fisher - Rebecca Cameron - Jess Bate


Good luck to our squad at the UWK World Championships....

On behalf of all SKA members we wish the squad every success and the best of luck in bringing back some World titles to England. The squad travelling out include:

SKA Squad Coach Paul Graham
Jack Cooper
Jess Bate
Rebecca Fisher
Rebecca Cameron
James Cape
Cameron Lord
Emily Waring
Morgan Hughes
Joanne Fisher
John Cameron
Kath King

Good luck to you all!


Latest black belt examination success

Congratulations to all students who took their black belt examinations this weekend at the CMAC dojo in Warrington......




Good luck to our squad in Belgium


Left to right: Emily waring (coach), Kathryn king (coach), Danielle Simpson, Jack cooper, Ben Hutson redfearn, Paul Graham (SKA Head coach) Rebecca fisher, Harry king, Molly blears, Bethany Daley, Jake Daley, Rio Johnson, Jacob Lewis, Joshua lewis, Joel Eccleston. (Not pictured is our world referee Joanne fisher)

Good luck to all of you in Belgium!


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Forthcoming Events

  • SKA Squad training
    June 12, 2016 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
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    To be held at Cheshire Martial Arts Centre at 11-1pm. 

    Squad training is for adults and children from grade 8th Kyu and above, the aim of the squad is to provide competition Kumite and Kata training for members.

    The cost for this two hour course will be...

  • WUKF World Championships-over 5 days-Dublin
    June 15, 2016 (All Day)
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