SAKAI KARATE CLUB NEWS
SAKAI YOUTH DEVELOPEMENT JUNIOR COMPETITION
The next Sakai youth developement competition will take place on Sunday 24th August in St Josephs Liesure Centre Grassyards Road Kilmarnock starting at 10am entry forms will be distrubuted out from Tuesday 22nd July.
ANTONIO OLIVA SEBA
David Coulter Mark Mitchell and Richard Mallinson travelled to Ireland to train with World renouned International Coach Antonio Oliva Seba.
TRAINING FOR WARRIORS
David Coulter and Teri Gilmour are now Training for Warriors Level 2 Coaches
TRAINING FOR WARRIORS
Kris Coulter is on his travels again this time to Copenhagen to take part in the Training for Warriors Level 2 Certification with again the renowned Coach Martin Rooney.
David Coulter and Teri Gilmour are also Training for Warriors Level 1 Certified Coaches
Four of our Athletes are travelling to the Belgian Open ni Leuven, Nicola Rainey,Adam El Shafei Scott Weir and Kevin Weir
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNIOR & CADET
Kris Coulter has travelled to the event with the Scottish team as one of the Coaches for the Scotland Team while there he sat and passed the Exam to be a WKF Coach Congratulations to Him.
TRAINING FOR WARRIORS
Kris Coulter has just returned from Dublin where he attended a Level 1 Course with the World Renowned Coach Martin Rooney, who has a wide knowledge of training athletes in the martial arts and Kris was delighted to be a part of the seminar and has returned with renewed enthusiasim
WORLD CADET JUNIOR & UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Three students from the Sakai Karate Club have
been selected for the World Championships to be held Spain in November
SAKAI KARATE SUMMER CAMP
The summer Camp for our Junior members
took place with great success from Monday 29July to Friday 2 August in our Dojo in Shortlees
Chief Instructor David Coulter
has been awarded an M.B.E in the Queens Birthday Honours list for his services to Karate,
YOUTH DEVELOPEMENT COMPETITION
The youth Developement competition took place on Sunday 21st of April in St Josephs Liesure Centre,the event was a great successs with all competitors having 3 fights to enhance their developement, a big thank you to Gerry Flemings for attending the event with some of his students a great day was had by all.
SELECTED FOR THE SENIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gary Kelly has been selected to represent scotland at th e European Senior Championships to be held in Budapest Hungary
, Gary will be competing in the -67kg Category this will be Garys first senior Europeans.David Coulter will be Travelling with the Team as Coach.
SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Three students from Sakai Karate Club were
selected for the European Junior Championships being held Konya Turkey, Kevin Weir selected for the 16-17 years under 68kilo category,Adam El Shafei 16-17 years under 61kilo and Gary Kelly under 21 under 67 kilo event
EAST AYRSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL CLUB OF THE YEAR
Sakai Karate Club were voted the Club of the Year in East Ayrshire
this was a great accolade to the club with the presentation of this prestigious award,for the hard work and dedication from all the Students and Coaches and the support of all the parents over the year...
Congratulations to all the Students that passed their Grading on Saturday 23rd February at St Josephs Dojo....
7 Students were successful in gaining their Black Belt 1st Dan Kevin Weir, Natalie Nicol, Nicola Rainey , Jordan Malone, Gregor Malone,Raymond Festorrazzi and Bernard Shepherd and successfully passing his 2nd Dan Darren Dunlop, this was a momentous occassion with Sakai Karate Club promoting our first students under 16 years to Black Belt and 2 mature students Raymond and Bernard promoted to 1st dan well done to you all for the effort and standard achieved on the day....
Congratulations to all who were successful in the Grading held in St Josephs on Saturday 23rd June,to all the Junior Grades and to our three new Black Belts Mark Cunningham,Martin Stewart and Shiobhan Cargill,well done
Instructor and Coach David Coulter 7th Dan has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch in his home town of Kilmarnock on Friday 8th June 2012, David will be carrying the Torch from Between Cunninghame Drive to Stoneyhill Road ,on AYR ROAD at 10:47am david said it is a once in a lifetime experience and will savour every minute of it,it is also nostalgic as David grew up in Shortlees where the Torch leaves from, and finishes in Riccarton where all his family came from and where he stayed with his parents when he was born.
FUND RAISER STEP UPS CHALLENGE 1 HOUR 1st PRIZE 100 pound 2nd prize 50pound
6 members Kris Coulter, Darren Dunlop, Gary Kelly, Cameron Blair, Craig Burgess and David Marshall all were to do 10 minutes each on the step up the total at the end of the challenge came to 3694 step ups in total the winner of the guess the right total was MEGAN BAIRD of DRONGON with 3695 who is on JOHN MALONES SHEET wins the 100 pound 1st prize, and C SCOTT with 3697 on BILLIE ROSS form wins the 2nd prize of 50pounds. congratulations to the winners and a special thanks to all who took part, especially the guys who did the challenge it was a tough one.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MALAYSIA.
Kris Coulter the Assistant Chief Instructor of the Sakai Karate Club will also travel out with the 23 team members to the World Championships as Assistant Coach to Gerry Fleming who is the Head Coach,congratulations to everyone.
JUNIOR - CADET -U21 CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MALAYSIA 13-16 OCTOBER
4 members of the Sakai Karate Club Darren Dunlop u21 under 68 kilo, Samantha Nicol womens 16-17 years under 59kilo, Adam El Shafei 14-15 years under 52kilo and Gary Kelly 16-17 years men under 67 kilo, have been selected to travel to the World Championships taking place in Melaka Malaysia the 23 team members will travel out on Monday 10th of october compete 13th - 16th October and return on the 17th October.
ALL CLASSES ARE BACK TO NORMAL AFTER THE SCHOL BREAK
Kilmarnock St Josephs Liesure Centre Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays
Kilmarnock Hunter Centre Mondays 4 pm
Mauchline Games Hall Mondays 6 pm
Shortlees Community Centre Mondays 7:45pm and Wednesdays 8:15pm
Ayr Forresters Hall New Road wednesdays 6:30pm
Darvel Sport Centre Friday 4pm - 6pm
SAKAI KARATE CLUB CALENDAR EVENTS AUGUST - DECEMBER 2011
27TH AUGUST WELSH OPEN CARDIFF
4TH SEPTEMBER SCOTTISH GRAND PRIX WISHAW
10TH KATA CLASS ST MATTHEWS 1-30 - 4PM
17TH SEPTEMBER SPECIAL KATA CLASS ST MATTHEWS 1-30 - 4PM 13+ YEARS
11TH SEPTEMBER SCOTTISH TEAM POOL RATHO
18TH SEPTEMBER MEADOWBANK OPEN EDINBURGH
1-2ND OCTOBER BRITISH INTERNATIONAL OPEN KELVIN HALL
8TH OCTOBER JUNIOR COMPETITION CLASS ST MATTHEWS 2PM - 4PM
9TH OCTOBER SCOTTISH TEAM POOL RATHO
13- 16TH OCTOBER WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS MALAYSIA
22ND OCTOBER GRADING ST JOSEPHS
23RD OCTOBER SCOTTISH TEAM POOL RATHO
23RD OCTOBER GRANGEMOUTH OPEN
29TH OCTOBER SAKAI JUNIOR DEVELOPEMENT COMPETITION ST JOSEPHS
30TH OCTOBER SCOTTISH GRAND PRIX WISHAW
5TH NOVEMBER GRAND SLAM CARDIFF
6TH NOVEMBER SCOTTISH TEAM POOL RATHO
13TH NOVEMBER BELGIUM OPEN LEUVEN
20TH NOVEMBER SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
27TH NOVEMBER VENICE CUP VENICE ITALY
3RD DECEMBER SAKAI JUNIOR DEVELOPEMENT COMPETITION ST JOSEPHS
DAVID COULTER AWARDED 7th DAN
David Coulter Chief Instructor of the Sakai Karate Club was awarded his 7th Dan at the Scottish International Open Championships in a special ceremony conducted by the
Chairman Paul Giandrea and President Terry Connell on behalf of the Scottish Karate
SCOTTISH NATIONAL TEAM JUNIOR COACH KRIS COULTER
Congratulations goes to Sakai Assistant Chief Instructor Kris Coulter on his appointment as one of the 4 Scottish Junior National Team Coaches, Jim Ross,Steven Adam and Robert Frame are the other appointed Coaches