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In Lindens category 12/13 years old +48kg there was 20 fighters, he fought 5 times, his 5th time being the final. Linden fought extremely well and easy beat his opponents. In the final his opponent was from one of the biggest clubs in England and is known to fight well. In the past 3 months he has been training with me, he put all his new skills into his fights and I was very happy and satisfied with his performance, if he carries on listening and learning like he has done so far we`ll soon be writing reports from the Europeans and Worlds! :) As always I would like to thank all my guys for all the help I always receive. Looking forward to the next one!
Amir Arvandi Coach
I set off to Hartlepool early morning accompanied by Dave Vickers and Robin and Linden,as they were the only 2 of my fighters available for this competition. When we arrived it was very busy and very different to the usual competitions we attend,there were lots of competitors from all over the U.K. We didn`t set our sights so high…(although i always like to win!!) as Robin and Linden were absent from training for 8 months and have only been training again in my club for 2 months. Well…how wrong could i be,both boys gave me outstanding performances 2 x Gold in Team Kata,2 X Gold in individual Kumite,1 Silver and 1 Bronze.For our first competition as World Karate Academy this was fantastic,and most definitely a taste of things to come. I would like to personally thank all the people that have supported me in getting my club up and running..(you know who you are ) and also for all the hard work I receive from all my fighters week in week out. This is the first of many successful competitions.
I flew out to Iran by invitation from the Iran Squad to assist and analyze their selections. After speaking with the head coach from Iran Karate,it was decided the squad would benefit immensely from my specalist fitness training. I gave,in the short time we had available,some basic fitness drills and equipment for the squad to commence this specific,intense training regime. During my time in Iran I was introduced to the World Chief Referee Mr. Con Kassis. I felt very privileged to have this oppotunity to meet and lunch with Mr.Cassis.
It is with great regret to inform you all that unfortunately, 2 weeks ago, whilst training in Sale Dojo, I had a very unfortunate accident and snapped my Achilles Tendon……I will be in plaster for approx. 2-3months. That obviously means no Physical Training …but I now have lots of free hours to spare to study new techniques,so watch out guys!! I will be back with avengence!! With the said extra 2000+ hours now on my hands, I intend to be more knowledgeable than ever upon my return!! For all my students & friends, I am available, as always, on the usual contacts or through my website. Thank-you again for all the support and visitors I have had.
Myself and Shian Dave Vickers attended the event on the 28th October. The standard this year was average compared to previous years,although Serbia and Azerbaijan quality was very high to everyone`s suprise. Serbia won 3 gold medals while Azerbaijan won a gold,silver and bronze. The event lasted 4 days and we were very lucky to have V.I.P seats in the viewing gallery. More more information on the event visit http://www.wkf.net
The WKF Premier League -Karate is a reality.
The project comprises up to 10 competitions yearly starting with the first competition in Paris in January 2011. It is the first time WKF organizes competiton with prize money for the winners and additionally the karate 1 big winner of the year per category who will be coming from the ranking list in each WKF competition now.
During the congress that took place on the occasion of the XX Senior Karate Championships,Mr. Antonio Espinos was re-elected as WKF President for the third consecutive time and for the next 6 year period.