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Washinkai Spain in Lockdown

How proud I am of the work that Geovanny Sanchez Salazar, 4th Dan, our Washinkai Chief Instructor in Spain, has been doing on line for his students during the lockdown. Javea and Benitachell students from 8th kyu to Dan grades are benefiting from his tuition. Keep up the good work! #washinkaispain #washinkaiespana #lockdown #karate #stayinworkout

Many Congratulations – 7th Dan!

Many Congratulations to the Chief Instructor WKI, Dave Martin, on achieving 7th Dan.  Dave began his karate career in 1976, eventually moved to Northern Ireland, joining the BTKA in 2000.  He now runs the very successful Irvinestown, Omagh and Enniskillen Clubs.  Find out more about Dave here.

Winter Gasshuku 15-16 February 2020

Another great weekend’s training, despite Storm Dennis! It was interesting to have a lot of senior grades training on Saturday and another completely different group of senior grades on Sunday.  Congratulations to Heavenleigh on achieving her Shodan!

Royal Navy vs Royal Marines Annual Championships May 2019

Wednesday 15 May saw the Annual Royal Navy vs the Royal Marines Championships take place at HMS Temerare in Portsmouth. This year, a few selected Washinkai referees and judges officiated.  Unfortunately, this year many servicemen were deployed which meant both the Karate and Taekwondo competitors were limited.  However, high standards were evident with the chosen …

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Mike Beasley, 5th Dan, now a Senior BKF Class A Referee

Congratulations to Mike Beasley, 5th Dan, who gained another qualification on Sunday 27th May at the British Karate Federation (BKF) Championships held in Leicester. Mike, who is the Chief Referee for the BTKA, now holds the following qualifications, which is the highest ranking he can achieve: EKF Kata Judge A EKF Referee Class A BKF …

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Washinkai Ireland Spring Gasshuku 2018

Washinkai Karate Gasshuku 2018   Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April saw Washinkai Karate Ireland (W.K.I.) host its annual Gasshuku (special training event) at the Bawnacre Centre in Irvinestown, Northern Ireland. Hosted by the Principal of W.K.I., Sensei Dave Martin (6th Dan), and Senior Instructor, Sensei Michele Martin (6th Dan), the training event was facilitated …

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