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Emma Markwell makes her mark at the WKO World Karate Open in Japan

Sensei Emma Markwell was part of a select KWU team competing at the WKO’s 12th World Open Karate Championships in Tokyo Japan, held over two days on 8-9th November 2019.

This is an open weight tournament, and Emma had prepared herself well by making a very successful shift to the upper weight categories taking a European title in the process, culminating with an unprecedented British Open win against much heavier opponents in October this year. Continue reading “Emma Markwell makes her mark at the WKO World Karate Open in Japan”


The 43rd British Open has been scheduled for the 5th October 2019, at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, UK.

This iconic event is one of the most historic knockdown tournaments in the world. In 2019 edition will participate more than 140 fighters from 25 countries around the world in Open categories for men and women, Novice men and women and Cadets and you can watch it here:


Here are the draws: