ACHIEVEMENTS AT DKK
We are proud of the achievements of the student from the Dunmow Dojo. There is a lot of dedication from all students who train to achieve their next belt and to compete in tournaments.
As a club we have always competed in many tournaments, In Gt Britain and abroad, over the 25 years and have had great results. We have had British Champions, European champions, Russian, French, American, Belgium, Dutch and Swiss Champions.
Like Shihan Andrew many students have also represented England and Gt Britain. Dunmow Kyokushinkai Karate club has become one of the top Dojo's in the country and to this day is still very successful.
Dunmow Kyokushinkai Karate Club participates in many tournaments throughout the year.
Over the years many of our Juniors & Seniors have represented their country.
A GREAT 3 MONTHS FOR THE DUNMOW DOJO
In August this year at the British Karate Kyokushinkai (BKK) Association's annual Summer Camp, two senior members of the club attempted their Black Belt, 1st Dan, under the watchful eye of Hanshi Steve Arneil 10th Dan, Chief instructor of the BKK. The camp was for one week and on Thursday Emily Senior and Warren Brown were tested all day with Hanshi Arneil on their basic Strikes, blocks, kicks, Kata's and fighting - a gruelling 5 hour grading.
At the end of the week he announced that both Emily and Warren had passed earning the title of Senpai. A great achievement for both with 17 year old Emily having trained at the club since she was aged 10.
On October 12th over 20 students competed in the British National Clicker (non contact fighting) Tournament in Slough. Everyone fought really well and we had some great results from the following people.
- Junior Girls team Amber Morris, Kayley Morris, Isabel Benjamin and Georgia Slocombe came 3rd in the girls team category
- Junior Boys Team Luke Stubbs, Max Brown, Isaac Dransfield, Jacob Grew and Adam Smith 3rd Place in the Boys team category
- Jacob Grew came 3rd in the boys Yellow Belt and below category
- Luke Stubbs came 3rd in the boys Green belt and above category
- Amber Morris came 3rd in the girls Green and above category
- Senpai Lia Howlett came 2nd in the Women's Advanced Clicker
- Senpai Emily Senior came 3rd in the Women's Advanced Clicker
- Luke Stubbs (England junior team Captain) Amber Morris, Kayley Morris and Isabel Benjamin all fought in the Junior England team and they all fought excellently with England beating Switzerland, Holland and Ireland and drawing with Wales. However Wales did the same and on count back on the number of fights won Wales had won 19 and England had won 17 giving Wales the title, but still very close.
- In the individuals Senpai Emily Senior had two brilliant knockdown fights with Angela Felber from Switzerland and Maayan Cohen from Israel Although Emily fought outstandingly she lost against Maayan and drew against Angela given her third place. A great achievement as the other girls were far more experienced at knockdown (full contact) fighting.