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3 months ago

Well done to Irfan, Miley, Miles and Mordechai after passing their gradings tonight πŸ‘Š
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3 months ago

Congratulations today guys! Big well done to Martin Sherman and Nathan French after passing their gradings today to 3rd Dan πŸ‘ŠAlso well done to Rebecca Fielding after passing her grading to 1st Dan πŸ‘Š
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3 months ago

Wishing the very best of luck to Nathan French and Martin Sherman who are both taking Sandan tomorrow, also good luck to Rebecca Fielding who is taking Shodan. Here are some pictures of them in their earlier Karate years for you to enjoy πŸ‘Š
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3 months ago

Massive good luck to all of our students who are starting their GCSEs today 🀞
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3 months ago

Club medalists from today’s Yanagi Kai Open Competition:Aimee Baker – Gold (Kata)Anna Inotai and Katarzyna Ostrychacz – Silver (Team Kata with Wendy Melling)Ava Harrison – Bronze (Kumite)πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
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3 months ago

Well done to Ava who attended EKF Northern Regional Kumite Squad training today πŸ‘Š
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3 months ago

Congratulations to Alexander who will be joining us in the main class next week after graduating from Aimee’s beginners class, well done πŸ‘πŸ»
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3 months ago

Hi all, due to Lady Wilton Hall being unavailable tonight, the session will be online, please see the club group chat for joining info
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4 months ago

Congratulations to Cole, Coco, Tiosa, Andrew Knott, Annabelle, Joel and Harry after passing their gradings tonight – well done πŸ‘ŠBig thanks to Sensei John Linstead who did the calling
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4 months ago

Great turn out today’s emotional Ken Yu Kai pre Dan grade Course, everyone paid their respects to Sensei Ricky πŸ‘Š
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5 months ago

Sorry to have to pass on the news that Sensei Ricky Birchall 8th Dan sadly passed away this afternoon. Thoughts are with his family, Ken Yu Kai has lost one of its legends and really nice guy who always supported me, RIP Ricky πŸ‘Š
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5 months ago

Congratulations to Jai, Karl, Michael, Laurence, Paddy, Oliver, Emily and Andrew McHugh after passing their gradings tonight, well done πŸ‘Š Big thanks to Sensei John Linstead and Sensei Martin Sherman for their help with the calling and all the other seniors that supported the grading πŸ™
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5 months ago

Congratulations to John Linstead who has passed his EKF Referees exams today πŸ‘πŸ»
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5 months ago

Congratulations to Aydin who is joining us in the main class after graduating from Aimee’s beginners class πŸ‘πŸ»
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5 months ago

Congratulations to Mysha who will be joining us in the main class after graduating from Aimee’s beginners class, well done πŸ‘Š
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5 months ago

Just got home now 😱 Well done to everyone who competed today, some great performances πŸ‘ŠWell done to today’s medal winners from the club:-*Individual Kata*Aimee Baker – πŸ₯‡Joel Knott – πŸ₯‡Ava Harrison- πŸ₯ˆTom Savill – πŸ₯‰*Kick Master*Ava Harrison – πŸ₯‰*Individual Kumite*Ava Harrison – πŸ₯ˆHarris Samaei – πŸ₯‰**Kata Teams / Pairs**Annabelle Knott -πŸ₯‡Harris Samaei – πŸ₯‡Harry Fielding – πŸ₯ˆAimee Baker – πŸ₯ˆTom Savill – πŸ₯ˆTilly Shapiro – πŸ₯‰Nathan French – πŸ₯‰Joel Knott – πŸ₯‰Please bring medals to all of the classes you attend this week! Big well done and thanks to John Linstead refereeing all day today πŸ‘πŸ»
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5 months ago

Congratulations to Mikey, Constance and Miles who will be joining us in the main class after graduating frok Aimee’s beginner class – Well done πŸ‘Š
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5 months ago

Massive good luck to Aimee, Andrew Knott, Anna Inotai, Annabelle, Ava, Cesare, Harris, Harry, Joel, Katarzyna Ostrychacz, Nathan French, Oliver, Rebecca Fielding, Samantha Boyle, Simon Fryer, Tom and Tilly who are representing Ken Yu Kai tomorrow at the Manchester Open Karate Competition. This is at George Carnall Leisure Centre in Urmston, starting at 10am, the cost to spectate is Β£5 and everyone is welcome to come and support, hope to see you there πŸ‘Š
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6 months ago

Collection point is St Margaret’s youth and community centre. If anyone wants to bring any items to donate tonight to class we will put them in the store room (transport leaves for Ukraine tomorrow) Andrew McHugh⁩ is helping to drive this initiative. Main items requested are Nappies, shampoos and sanitary items. They are no longer requesting clothing. Also tinned / dried food is requested.
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6 months ago

Congratulations to Teddy, Sophia, Harvey, Caolan, Anthony French and Ben after passing their gradings tonight, well done! πŸ‘ŠBig thanks to John Linstead and Martin Sherman for doing the calling and thanks to all the senior grades that turned up to help with the Kumite πŸ‘Š
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6 months ago

Hi all, reminder that tomorrow’s class is at Lady Wilton Hall instead of Besses Church (this is a one off due to the church using the hall) the class time is 6pm til 7pm as normal.
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6 months ago

Everyone from today’s course πŸ‘Š
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6 months ago

Ready for today’s Ken Yu Kai course πŸ‘Š
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6 months ago

Good luck to Asher who is moving away, look forward to seeing how your karate journey progresses at your new club, keep us posted!Great to have you training with us for the last 12 months and have made many fond memories and friends along the way!Always welcome to come and join us if you are back in the area πŸ‘Š
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7 months ago

Good luck to the following students who are grading tomorrow:AnnaJaiRazikiManjotColeAndrewAnnabelleJoelTillyAbeHarrisAlanWafaGrading starts at 10am – Spectators are allowed and as always the grading will be live streamed via the virtual class link.
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7 months ago

Here are the pictures of the medal winners from our open kata competition today πŸ‘ŠWell done to everyone who competed πŸ‘ŠBig thanks to all of the clubs who supported and helped on the day πŸ‘ŠI’m particular I would like to acknowledge the officials who were extremely professional and made the event very credible with such talent on display – Paul Knowles, Louisa Murphy, Georgia Murphy, SeΓ‘n Towey, Deborah Jones, Denise Taylor Shemeld, Oli Hampson, Samantha Boyle, Martin Sherman, Danny Sieff. Also big thanks to Alex Baker for his hard work in the canteen. If anyone has any pictures or videos please feel free to post on the group page πŸ‘Š
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7 months ago

Final results of the 2021 Prestwich Ken Yu Kai Strava Challenge. Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to Ryan, Alison, Oliver and Aimee who won overall in their sections πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸš²πŸ‘Š
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8 months ago

Prestwich Ken Yu Kai Karate Open Kata Competition. Nice small, local competition for athletes to kick off 2022 competition campaign Please contact me for more information, entries in by no later than Friday 21st January. Terry Pottage Oli Hampson SeΓ‘n Towey Deborah Jones Louisa Murphy Michelle Knowles Michael Fraser Anthony Redmond Barber Darren Ken Yu Kai Mossley Denise Taylor Shemeld
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8 months ago

Merry Christmas Everyone πŸŽ„
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8 months ago

Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to everyone for coming or joining virtually last night – it was a great evening. Results as follows:- 2021 Strava challenge Adult Male – Ryan DaltonAdult Female – Alison AllertonJunior Male – Oliver McHughJunior Female – Aimee Baker Instructors awards Junior Assistant instructor – Aimee BakerAssistant Instructor – Simon FryerAssistant Instructor- Stephen BawaInstructor – John LinsteadInstructor – Samantha BoyleClub AwardsBest Cadet – Aimee BakerRunner Up – Ava Harrison Best Adult – Simon FryerRunner Up – John LinsteadMost improved – Harris SamaeiRunner up – Alan Fielding Student of the year – Rebecca FieldingBig thanks to everyone for the wonderful gifts you gave me last night!
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8 months ago

Great night, great year, great people, great club. Thank you Chris Baker
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8 months ago

Ready for tonight’s presentation evening πŸŽ„
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8 months ago

Christmas and New year timetable πŸŽ„In short all classes are on, apart from Christmas Eve and New Years Eve πŸ‘Š
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8 months ago

Ready for today’s course πŸ‘Š
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8 months ago

Passed our EKF coaches accreditation πŸ‘Š
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8 months ago

Reminder that there is a KYK course on Sunday, 10am til 12pm at Droylsden Academy, M43 6QD, open to red belts and above.The cost is Β£5, which is fantastic value for 2 hours with Sensei Terry Pottage!
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9 months ago

Congratulations to Karl Robson, Coco Ulhunmwango, Tiosa Ulhunmwango, Asher Tacheur, Alicia Barlow-Boyle and Simon Hardman-Taylor after passing their gradings today, well done πŸ‘Š
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9 months ago

Our Christmas tree at Besses Church πŸ‘Š πŸŽ„
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9 months ago

All the bouts from tonight’s Adult Team Kumite fight offs, well done everyone, some great scraps πŸ‘ŠCongratulations to Keith Leano, Kenneth Leano and Andrew Knott who were the overall winning team πŸ‘Š
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9 months ago

Nathan French v Kenneth Leano πŸ‘Š (both angles)
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9 months ago

Hi all, I hope everyone is looking forward to the team Kumite finals tomorrow! We have had a small change to the line up as Andrew Knott has stepped in to replace the Injured Alan Fielding.As per the poster the plan is to start at 730 (straight after class), Spectators allowed so would be great if everyone stays back from the class to watch and support – including parents and anyone who can’t make the full class.We will use the usual live stream to allow people at home to watch.Plan is to draw the teams on the night, some early info…….The teams will be drawn randomly from 3 pots (each team will be made up of one person per pot).Once the teams are drawn they must submit their fighting order on a piece of paper before each round. Pot 1 Kenneth LeanoNathan FrenchSimon FryerPot 2 Keith LeanoStephen BawaSimon Hardman-TaylorPot 3 Wafa RostamzadaAnthony FrenchAndrew Knott
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9 months ago

Congratulations to Jai and Raziki who will be joining us in the main class next week after graduating from Aimee’s beginners class – well done πŸ‘Š
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9 months ago

All spectators welcome! This Monday we have the finals of the Adult Team Kumite from the Nationals. Will start at 730pm straight after class, all spectators welcome, there will be a live stream also πŸ‘ŠFeaturing Kenneth Leano, Nathan French, Simon Fryer, Simon Hardman-Taylor, Stephen Bawa, Anthony French, Wafa Rostamzada and Alan Fielding
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10 months ago

Congratulations to Caolan McKenna, Harvey McKenna, Harris Samaei, Alan Fielding and Harry Fielding after passing their gradings tonight, well done πŸ‘Š
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10 months ago

Looking forward to Ken Yu Kai Dan grade and course today, good luck to those grading and doing assessment πŸ‘Š
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11 months ago

Well done to Archie who will be joining us in the main class this week after graduating from Aimee’s beginner class πŸ‘Š
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11 months ago

Hello all, I have been asked this week about placing a clothing orderIf you wish to order any clothing please let me know ASAP, I plan to place the order next weekPrices as follows (Kids / Adult):-Club T Shirts – Β£18 / Β£22Club Hoodies – Β£25 / Β£30Club Fleeces – Β£28 / Β£35
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11 months ago

Congratulations to Andrew Knott, Annabelle Knott, Joel Knott, Mattia Franchina and Saya Ycasiano after passing their gradings tonight, well done πŸ‘Š
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11 months ago

EKF Northern Regional Squad training from yesterday πŸ‘ŠThank you for attending Northern Regional Kata Training yesterday! The emphasis of the session was to enhance stance transitions to become more dynamic in kata performance, hopefully you can implement some of the methods into your own training!We appreciate your support and look forward to the next one! Keep working hard πŸ‘ŠπŸ»Sensei Paul WolstencroftSensei Kelly Horsfall
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11 months ago

Aimee Baker – Gold Individual Kata πŸ₯‡
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11 months ago

Bronze in Team Kata πŸ₯‰ πŸ₯‰
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11 months ago

Hi All, there is a course on Sunday 19th September at Droylsden Academy, M43 6QD. It will run from 10am to 12pm and will be hosted by Sensei Terry Pottage 9th Dan. It is open to Purple belts and above, please bring your licence and the cost is Β£10.All students who are representing the club at the course must be wearing the club badge, the only exception is for squad members who are wearing the KYK Squad badge instead. Please remember those that wish to take brown belt 3rd Kyu must have attended one course, those that wish to take 2nd kyu must have attended one course since their last grade and those that wish to take 1st kyu must have attended two courses since their last grade. Anyone wishing to take a Dan grade must have attended all courses in the last 12 months.
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11 months ago

Congratulations to Manjot who will be joining us in the main class after graduating from Aimee’s beginner class, well done πŸ‘Š
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12 months ago

It is open squad training this Sunday at Wright Robinson – 10am start for kata / fitness or 11am start for fitness / Kumite – Β£10
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12 months ago

Really well done to all who competed today in our in house kumite introduction to competition. The list of all those who medalled is below10 and under blue belt and belowBronze medals to Alicia and AsherSilver medal to HarryGold to Rasbir10 and under purple and aboveBronze to AaronSilver to CesareGold to Ava11-15 blue belt and belowBronze to HarneetSilver to MarcusGold to Mordechai11-15 purple and aboveBronze to Andi and BenSilver to EthanGold to Mardin16+ blue belt and belowBronze to Matia and EdSilver to AndrewGold to Al16+ purple and aboveBronze to Steve and DannySilver to WafaGold to Samantha
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12 months ago

Just the three of us for parkrun this morning Daniel CorbetOli Hampson
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1 years ago

Picture from this afternoons instructors meeting, thanks to everyone for their inputs into the plans for the next 12 weeks (short term) and for 2022 πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Overview of the EKF Bootcamp and national squad selections from last week – great to see Danny Sieff and Samantha Boyle in attendance πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Congratulations to all of the below students from the club that have been selected to represent Ken Yu Kai at the Cumbria Open on 12th September. I need each of you to confirm to me this week if able to attend πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Congratulations to Harry Fielding, Alan Fielding, Wafa Rostamzada, Anthony French and Wendy Melling after passing their gradings tonight – well done πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Well done to everyone who competed in and supported (Officials and Parents) today’s kata competition! Was great to finally get competing face to face again and really good to see some competing for the first time. The results are in the comment sections of each of the category medal pictures.Thanks to all of the spectators who joined online to watch, hope the picture and audio was clear. I am sure you all will agree some amazing and inspiring performances accross the board! πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Great work at today’s Ken Yu Kai course
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1 years ago

Reminder of the course on Sunday – now open to green belts and above
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1 years ago

Congratulations to Thomas Savill, Stuart McDonald, Mohammad Ghaead, Cesare Linstead and Ben Allerton after passing their gradings tonight, well done!
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1 years ago

Congratulations to Theo and Saarth who are joining us the main class next week after graduating from Aimee’s beginner classes, Well done!
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1 years ago

Hi All, EKF Northern Regional squad training is planned for Saturday 26th June in Appleby.For now we are inviting all of those that were previously invited to the Northern virtual squad training over lockdown. The registration links will be available soon on the EKF Facebook page. Can you please let me know if you are hoping to attend?Kumite is the in the morning (3 hours) and Kata is in the afternoon (3 hours)
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1 years ago

Chris Baker
Still some spaces for tonight’s class if anyone wants to book in
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1 years ago

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Great turn out at today’s course from the club – Good luck to those now taking the Gradings πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Chris Baker
One space just became available for tonight if someone wants to take it
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1 years ago

Chris Baker
Great turn out today from the club at the Ken Yu Kai Pre Dan grade course – good luck to all those grading next week πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Chris Baker
One space available for tonight’s class if anyone wants to book in πŸ‘Š
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1 years ago

Chris Baker
Congratulations to Asher Tacheur, Rasbir Singh, Harneet Singh, Alicia Boyle and Harry Fielding after passing their gradings today, well done! πŸ‘Š
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2 years ago

Hi All, the above online seminars hosted by the EKF national coaches is open to everyone at the club, please register online via sportsdata, the cost is Β£12 per session. I do recommend it and will be taking part with Aimee myself on Sunday.There will be a regional Kumite squad on Saturday 20th February and a regional kata squad on Sunday 28th February, we have done a squad selection for these and will communicate to those that have been selected ASAP
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2 years ago

Congratulations to Asher who will be joining us in the main class after coming through Aimee’s beginners class, well done πŸ‘Š
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2 years ago

Congratulations to Saya who will be joining us in the main class after coming through Aimee’s beginners class, well done πŸ‘Š
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