Report - BKF Championships 2008

Dear Karateka,

I would like to say thank you to all those people from the AMA that helped make the results of the AMA squad at the British Karate Federation championships, the best we have had to date.
We won 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 19 Bronze medals,and we finished 2nd in the total medal table and 4th in the Gold medal table out of 58 associations that entered. We were only being beaten by the Scottish Karate Federation in the total tally. We finished the highest in the total tally from English associations in the EKF. 


Special thanks to our coaching team at the weekend that helped the AMA squad Athletes achieve this fantastic haul:

  • Christine Pullan
  • Marc Duncan
  • Lee Lamb
  • Emma Barker
  • Rob Bingham
  • Jaga Singh
  • Cathy Donovan
  • Rachel Anders
  • Melissa Holmes
  • Ailsa Lloyd
  • Karl Codd
  • Cheyne Phillips
  • Charlie Trorey
  • John Phillips

Thanks also to our last minute photographer Gavin who will have pleanty of pics for you at the next squad.

Please bring all your BKF medals to the next squad session which is on 28th September and starts at 1pm in Bury.
The next squad session will include Kata which starts at 1pm until 2.30pm followed by kumite training and selections.

As from today the EKF and BKF will be activating the Comp coaching qualification again, all the coaches named above and the inactive AMA coaches that also still wish to help the AMA squad, must attend the next coaching seminar to gain this competition qualification. The date will be posted very soon on the EKF and AMA web sites and also meet the criteria of the AMA coaching depatment. Other success went to Mark Drake our Chief referee who gained his BKF referee's badge, so 'congratulations' to Mark for all his hard work, and to the AMA officials that also helped at the weekend.

Well done to all

Regards Peter Allen
AMA National Karate Head Coach

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