Tag: British Kyokushinkai Karate


Youth and experience combine for Great Britain

at the KWU Kyokushin European Championship among men, women and seniors in weight categories, and 6th KWU Open Kyokushin Youth World Championship (kumite) in weight categories which are going to be held in Bulgaria, Varna, on December 6th – 10th, 2018.


Solid tournament performances and consistency sees the following fighters get their chance to represent Great Britain for the KWU’s year-ending showpieces. Continue reading “TEAM GB FOR KWU WORLD YOUTH and KWU EUROPEAN 2018”

Crawley Girls Retain Their British Titles

Olivia Pickthall and Bethany Salvi won novice titles at the 42nd British Open at K2, Cralwey

on 6th October and cadet Robert Salvi came of age with a great performance in the Heavyweight Boys section taking 2nd place against much heavier opponents.

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The meaning of a Black Belt

A Black belt can have many values, Shihan Liam Keaveney gives his own views.

People begin their karate training for an assortment of reasons, ranging from “keeping fit” to being able
“to defend oneself’. One “goal” in karate training, although not the immediate perhaps, is to obtain your
Shodan (first Dan – black belt).

Black Belt

Why do people strive and battle for this symbolic reward? There are many arguments in the martial arts world which disagree with the traditional grading system. Why should a person submit themselves to such a system? Is it worth it, and in effect does it mean anything? Continue reading “The meaning of a Black Belt”