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Voted Coach of the Year

President of Washinkai Karate España voted Coach of the year by Oxfordshire Sports Council.

The following is taken from the official information provided about nominees:

Ray Sweeney was inspired to begin teaching karate to disabled people during the Parability Taster Day at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre and in November 2012 Ray started KickStart 100, a Project to get 100 disabled athletes regularly and sustainably training in karate by the end of 2013.

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Spanish national championships

Spanish National Champions of Self Defence

Lawrence Phillips and Taylor Brown last week became Spanish National Champions of Self Defence and Kata in a competition held at Javea Sports Centre.

Washinkai Karate won an incredible 18 medals and three further awards.

Lawrence Phillips and Taylor Brown became Spanish champions by defending themselves against a series of attacks carried out with both bare hands and weapons while their instructor Geovanny Sanchez won the title of Spanish National Champion of Kata (forms)

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Many Federations – The Second Circle of Hell

The third part in a compelling series of articles by Ray Sweeney 5th Dan.

Read the previous article here

In America it’s estimated that over 1 million people train in the martial arts at any given moment. However, there is an enormous turnover in the number of students.  This is in no small part due to the clubs’ failure to deliver good martial arts and a lack of “quality” instruction which is caused by the absence of a central governing body.

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Disability Karate starts at Stoke Mandeville

The latest Disability Karate Club opens at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on 7th November 2013. Classes are at 5pm and are open to people with all disabilities. Many thanks to Wheelpower and Stoke Mandeville for the support.

 
A vision of Karate Hell

One Federation – A vision of Hell?

As I showed in my previous post, (click here to view previous article)-

Since the beginning karate has fractured into federations, associations, and independent clubs who have wanted nothing to do with each other unless it meant that they could rule over another group.

The desire for power and money has often been the basic drive behind dreams of a single governing body to sponsor, promote, and supervise karate and its technical direction.

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Voted Coach of the Year

Voted Coach of the Year

President of Washinkai Karate España voted Coach of the year by Oxfordshire Sports Council.

The following is taken from the official information provided about nominees:

Ray Sweeney was inspired to begin teaching karate to disabled people during the Parability Taster Day at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre and in November 2012 Ray started KickStart 100, a Project to get 100 disabled athletes regularly and sustainably training in karate by the end of 2013.

More:

Many Federations – The Second Circle of Hell

Many Federations – The Second Circle of Hell

The third part in a compelling series of articles by Ray Sweeney 5th Dan.

Read the previous article here

In America it’s estimated that over 1 million people train in the martial arts at any given moment. However, there is an enormous turnover in the number of students.  This is in no small part due to the clubs’ failure to deliver good martial arts and a lack of “quality” instruction which is caused by the absence of a central governing body.

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Kihon - Basics

Kihon - Basics

Kihon is the basic techniques of karate, kicking, punching and blocking. These fundamentals of karate must be grasped before a student can advance in karate.

Many good karate-ka (student) quit at an early stage due to the repetitiveness of kihon, however, if you take onboard the attitude of the Japanese that a house can only be built on a solid foundation then kihon is extremely important.

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Washinkai Karate for disabled

Washinkai Karate for disabled

Re-published from our News Group on Facebook Washinkai karate -Xabia Espana

Posted by: Ray Sweeney 28th September 2012

UPDATE: Today was one of the best days of my life so far. I have just finished teaching groups of disabled people all day. What an incredible, invaluable experience. I loved it and I learnt so much.

I now have several students with various disabilities starting full time karate include one wheelchair bound little girl. Three heads of local schools approached me at the Parasport event about opening clubs in their schools. And I held the Olympic Torch!!! Best of all I had a good talk with Ian Rose, Paralympic Silver Medallist, and he has asked me to meet him to discuss plans to teach together around the country. What a day!!!

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The Washinkai Child Protection Team

The Washinkai Child Protection Team

Washinkai has had an established Child Protection Team for many years. Born out of the belief that prevention is better than cure, Washinkai have implemented procedures to ensure that every child who trains within Washinkai is ensured a safe environment where they can enjoy and learn Karate.

Led by Head Child Protection Officer (CPO) Annette Turpin, the team consisting of Neville Smith and Luci Harris are always available to answer concerns and check that Instructors have the appropriate qualifications and clearances.

 

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One Federation – A vision of Hell?

One Federation – A vision of Hell?

As I showed in my previous post, (click here to view previous article)-

Since the beginning karate has fractured into federations, associations, and independent clubs who have wanted nothing to do with each other unless it meant that they could rule over another group.

The desire for power and money has often been the basic drive behind dreams of a single governing body to sponsor, promote, and supervise karate and its technical direction.

More:

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