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Tournament Entries - Inter-Club Tournament 10th July 2016.

Venue: Cardinal Allen High School, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY.

Time: 10 am - 5pm. 

Please try to arrive for your event at least half an hour before it is due to start.
Times in brackets are a rough guideline and not exact so please allow for changes.

Be prepared to be at the tournament for most of the day if you are entering a number of events, so bringing food and drink with you is a good idea.

Referees and officials decisions are final.

For those who wish to stay and watch as well as supporting other competitors, there will be a team kata display of kata Kururunfa and the bunkai application by three of the tournament squad around 12.45 pm.

Please remember to bring your sparring equipment for all kumite events.

Event: 1   (10.15 am)            
Pairs Kata                  Age 10 yrs and under

Sydney Terry             Georgia Jackson
Max Gray                    Jack Southern
Lydia Geddes             Amelia Steele

Event: 2    (10.25 am)        
Pairs Kata                   Age 11 yrs and over excluding Dan grades

Kieron Gray                    Oliver Spencer
Connor Mooney            Harvey Atkinson
Bethany  Bradford         Rachel Wilmot


Event: 3   (10.35 am)       
Pairs Kata             Adults – Open grade

Gary McDonald              Julie Dudley
Karen Jackson                Christian Schofield
Paul Webber                  Ryan Waterhouse

Event: 4    (10.45 am)    
Pairs Kata                   Age 10 yrs and over including Dan grades

Megan Lockett              Charlotte Bertram
Nathan Crowther          Rebecca Worthington
Brandon Crowther       Laighton Worthington
Lauren Welsh                Taigen Swinburn


Event: 5    (11 am)     
Team Kata           Under 16 yrs Open grade

Sylvia Waterhouse          Lydia Geddes             Amelia Steele
Charlotte Bertram          Megan Lockett           Laighton Worthington
Kieron Gray                      Oliver Spencer           Chelsea Grundy
Alfie Appleby                   Ben Churchouse        Jack Churchouse
Taigen Swinburn             Brandon Crowther    Lauren Welsh

Event: 6    (11.15 am)      
Boys Individual kata         Blue – 1st Kyu belts age 9-13 yrs

Kieron Gray
Oliver Spencer
Jerome Anthony
Max Gray

Event :7   (11.30 am)        
Boys Individual kata            Dan grades age 13 – 16 yrs

Alfie Appleby
Ben Churchouse
Jack Churchouse

Event: 8    (11.45 am)           
Female Individual Kata         Open age and grade

Karen Jackson
Rachel Wilmot
Emma Mackie

Event: 9   (12 noon )          
Girls Individual kata 
     Green-Blue belts age 7-10 yrs

Ellie Mockridge
Jessica Shovelton
Sylvia Waterhouse
Lydia Paterson
Georgia Jackson

Event: 10   ( 12.15 pm)
Boys and Girls Individual kata  

Yellow - Red belts age 5 – 8 yrs    

Rocco Gladwin
Georgia Waterhouse
Jake Smith
Natasha Worthington



Event: 11    (12.30 pm)  


                               MEMBERS OF THE MKA TOURNAMENT ‘A’ SQUAD TEAM



Event : 12   (12.45 pm)  
Girls Individual kata         Blue – Brown belts age 11 – 12 yrs

Rebecca Catlow
Bethany Bradford
Lauren Welsh
Charlotte Bertram


Event: 13    (1 pm)       
Girls and Boys Kata     Open grade 16 yrs and under

Keith Bertram
Katie Knowles 
Abigail Mackie

Event: 14   (1.10 pm)        
Girls Individual kata         Dan grades age 12-14 yrs

Taigen Swinburn
Megan Lockett
Chelsea Grundy

Event:  15   (1.20 pm) 
Boys and Girls Individual kata       Orange/Green/Red belts age 6 – 8 yrs

Justin Bond
Joshua Lacy
Oliver Russell
William Marland


Event: 16   (1.35 pm)
Male Adult Individual kata      Green - brown belts

Paul Webber
Matthew Lacy
Christian Schofield
Ryan Waterhouse
Jon Mockridge


Event: 17    (1.50 pm)     
Boys and Girls Individual kumite      Yellow – Blue belts age 5 – 7 yrs

Georgia Waterhouse
Jake Smith
Lydia Paterson

Event: 18    (2 pm)        
Girls Individual kumite         Green – Red belts age 8-10 yrs

Georgia Jackson
Jessica Shovelton
Sydney Terry
Natasha Worthington

Event: 19    (2.15  pm)        
Boys Individual kumite        Orange and Green belts age 5 – 7 yrs

Justin Bond
Oliver Russell
Joshua Lacy


Event: 20    (2.25 pm )
Girls Individual Kumite
        Red - purple belts age 10-12 yrs

Rebecca Catlow
Lauren Welsh
Sylvia Waterhouse
Bethany Bradford

Event: 21  (2.40 pm)      
Boys Individual kumite          Red - brown belts age 7 – 9 yrs

Max Gray
Jack Southern
Isaac Lacy
William Marland


Event: 22    (2.55 pm)       
Boys Individual kumite          Blue – Brown belts age 13 yrs

Kieron Gray
Jerome Anthony
Calvin Kenyon


Event: 23    (3.05 pm)       
Female Adult Individual Kumite       Open grade

Vicky Mockridge
Karen Jackson
Kirsty Churchouse


Event: 24    (3.15 pm)       
Girls Individual kumite       Dan grades age 12-14 yrs

Taigen Swinburn
Megan Lockett
Rebecca Worthington
Chelsea Grundy


Event: 25    (3.30 pm)       
Boys Individual kumite        Dan grades aged 13 – 16 yrs

Alfie Appleby
Kieron Lydon
Ben Churchouse
Jack Churchouse


Event: 26   (3.45 pm)       
e Adult Individual kumite           Open grade

Matthew Lacy
Ryan Waterhouse
Christian Schofield
James Paterson
Paul Webber
John Lacy
Chris Morley
Jon Mockridge
Simon Tucker

Black Belt Grading - Sunday June 26th 2016.

Location: Cardinal Allen High School, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY.

1 -  4 pm for students and Instructors by invite only.

There will be a number of students due to attempt their Shodan - Ho or Shodan grade in front of our grading panel.

This will not be an open grading. Only students grading and their invited family/friends are allowed to attend and support on the day. Supporters are more than welcome to take their own photographs.

For those who are attempting grading please remember to bring all your kumite equipment, plently of drinks and energy snacks.Other things to consider are possibly a tracksuit top or hoodie to prevent cooling down too much between sessions and a towel.

Successful Shodan students will be presented with their ranked certificate immediately following the grading. Embroidered belts will then be ordered to the student's personal requirements.

Successful Shodan-Ho students will be presented with their black belt and ranked certificate immediately following the grading.


M.K.A. Inter-Club Tournment - Sunday 10th July 2016.

Location: Cardinal Allen High School, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY.


The tournament information sheets and entry forms are now out and available to collect in all classes.

The closing date for all entries is Wednesday 6th July. Entrants categories and names will then be posted on here and on the website on Friday 8th July.

This will be a fantastic event and give every student in the club the opportunity to compete on tournament mats and really show off their karate both as an individual, and as part of a team. 

Categories will be divided into suitable grades and ages as much as possible, to give everyone a fair chance of winning.

Bespoke club medals will be awarded to first, second and third places, and everyone who takes part will receive a tournament certiifcate on the day.



Fleetwood Grading 12th June 2016 - Results.

On Sunday 12th June we held two grading’s at Fleetwood. Many thanks yet again to those Instructor’s and students who again gave up their day to assist and encourage their own students and others who were attempting grading.

The Instructors were Sensei Gary McDonald, Sensei Gavin Oliphant, Sensei Julie Dudley, Sensei Del Knowles, Sensei Martin Thomas, Sensei Martin Wilmot and assisting in the first grading Sensei Kirsty Churchouse.

The remainder of helpers were mainly Junior Instructor’s and Junior Sempai’s these were Kieron Lydon, Nathan Crowther, Brandon Crowther, Megan Lockett, Laighton Worthington, Alfie Appleby, Rebecca Worthington and Ben Churchouse. Chris Morley also gave up his time to assist with the adults. Thanks to all of you for your help it was very much appreciated, you are a credit to yourselves and the club.

We must also remember those parents and supporters who encouraged from the sides, constant attendance in bringing children to classes is vital and we thank you for your time and commitment.

The first grading had all small junior white and yellow belts grading. All the students did fantastically well, particularly so as they were all very young and for the majority of them it was their first grading. There was some real talent in this first section and we look forward to seeing them all develop through their grades. Well done to you all!

The second grading had teenage and adult white and yellow belts plus all the other Kyu grades right through to 2nd Kyu’s who were attempting their very last Kyu grade (1st Kyu) before black belt.On what was a particularly warm day the effort and focus given was brilliant to see, everyone worked tirelessly and again there is some amazing talent coming through the grades.

Well done to the purple belts who for those grading at this level was a bit of a leap up from previous grading’s, you all did extremely well and should be immensely proud of yourselves! Congratulations on your 4th Kyu’s.

We always mention by name those students who have obtained the grade of 3rd Kyu and above as to get to these levels takes many years of determination, effort and commitment. Obstacles sometimes come up to challenge you but getting over these is what takes a student all the way to black belt.

Max Gray – 3rd Kyu
Max is a lovely quiet boy who is an absolute pleasure to teach in class. He always attends promptly - rarely missing classes and supports every event we hold. Max’s commitment to his training is a testament to his karate technique. At the grading he had good clean kata’s and his kumite is now starting to mature and have more control. Max has improved a lot since his last grading and we are sure as Max grows both in age and Kyu level his standard will continue to go from strength to strength. Well done Max brilliant work!

Jack Southern – 3rd Kyu
Jack is another lovely boy who is still young and has achieved so much already in his karate. He is another student who is an absolute pleasure to teach and has improved vastly since he last graded. Jack has great karate, on the grading day his kata’s were practiced and executed well and he had brilliant kumite which now shows more technique and understanding. Jack is now really starting to come into his own and has improved significantly in all areas since his last grading. Well done Jack. Congratulations on your 3rd Kyu.

Kieron Gray – 2nd Kyu
Kieron is a very talented young student who just keeps getting better and better. He like his brother Max rarely misses classes and we commend him for this. He is a fantastic student to have in the club and supports every event we hold. Kieron really enjoys his karate and this is shining through in his grading. On the grading day he was brilliant in all areas, with strong kata’s and excellent kumite, showing why Kieron really deserved his 2nd Kyu. Keep up the great work young man, you are doing a fantastic job! Congratulations on your grade.

Georgia Chapman – 2nd Kyu
Georgia is a lovely polite girl and an absolute pleasure to have in the club. Georgia always trains hard and focuses well in every lesson and is improving all the time in all areas of her karate. Georgia’s real turning point was when she decided to increase her training to three times a week (two regular class and senior class) her kata’s are now a lot sharper and practiced well and her stances and kumite have significantly improved since last time she graded. Georgia coped with the grading day with a lot more maturity and understanding than when she attempted her 3rd Kyu. She showed that she was ready to move forward to the next level and regularly attending senior class has helped her cope with this immensely as well as preparing her for her black belt. Well done Georgia brilliant work, you should be very proud!

Yvonne Crowther – 2nd Kyu
Club manager and Sempai Yvonne is a great student to have in class (I can’t really say anything else, haha) and always tries hard in every lesson. Training twice a week as well as regularly attending senior class has helped Yvonne improve significantly from her last grading. Attempting her 2nd Kyu Yvonne showed much improved kata’s and a lot more maturity and distance in her kumite, a remarkable difference from when attempting her 4th Kyu! Yvonne just needs to keep doing what she has been and the rewards will come. Congratulations on your 2nd Kyu. Well done!

Tobias Adjetey-Hilton - 1st Kyu
Tobias is a good steady student who always tries his best in every class and enjoys his karate. Tobias did very well at his grading, his kata’s were of a good standard and executed well. Tobias worked extremely hard in the kumite, he coped brilliantly in this section despite having some challenging rounds and having to spar until the very end. Tobias coped with everything really well and showed why he was ready to obtain his 1st Kyu. Tobias’s focus has improved a lot this year and hopefully this will continue. We very much look forward to seeing Tobias continue to improve as he now works towards his black belt.  Well done Tobias, keep up the great work!

Kirsty Churchouse – 1st Kyu
Sensei Kirsty is a great asset to the club and is a really loyal supporter and fantastic student, supporting every event that we hold Kirsty trains regularly twice a week as well as attending senior class and assists Sensei Julie at the Thursday Fleetwood dojo, she is one busy lady! Kirsty’s karate continues to improve all the time and being the determined and focused student that she is we have no doubt that Kirsty will continue to make great strides in her karate. At the grading Kirsty worked really hard throughout and has improved significantly since her last grading. Her kata’s had been practiced well and she was a lot confident going through them which was great to see. In the kumite section Kirsty worked and was pushed really hard. Wow what a difference from her last grading! Kirsty now has a lot more control and distance, and is no longer trying to fight her opponent, showing a great maturity in her understanding.  Kirsty has always had a fantastic attitude and has I have previously said no one can fault her sheer drive in classes. Congratulations Kirsty, you thoroughly deserved your 1st Kyu, very well done. Next step, black belt!

Northern Open Championship Tournament - Results

On the 5th June some of our tournament squad members entered the Northern Open Championships competition in Warrington and had another highly successful day! We yet again came away with an array of medals in what was a competition of very high standards.

The points system was used as an alternative to the flag system and a couple of squad members marinally lost out of semi - finals with a margin as slight as 0.1 points!!

The medal winners were as follows:

Taigen Swinburn -    1 bronze medal
Lauren Welsh -         1 gold medal, 1 silver medal
Kieran Lydon -          1 gold medal, 2 bronze medals
Brandon Crowther - 1 gold medal, 2 bronze medals
Nathan Crowther -    1 gold medal, 1 silver medal.

Fantastic team effort by all! Congratulations to all those members who competed  - the squad team continues to go from strength to strength!

Club Grading - Sunday 12th June 2016.


Cardinal Allen High School,

Melbourne Avenue,


FY7 8AY.

12 - 1.30 pm (1.50 pm finish) for all  White and Yellow belts

2 - 4.30 pm (5 pm finish) for all  Orange to 2nd Kyu belts

Family and friends are allowed to watch a student grade, it is a special occasion and one you will all want to remember and also show your support to. You are allowed to take photos but strictly no videos, please remember to be respectful to others at all times and please set all phones to silent.

Please aim to arrive for your grading 15 - 20 minutes before the start of the grading to give you time to warm up and stretch off.

Remember to bring all your kumite equipment, your licence and a drink.



Next Squad Training Session - TBC

By Invite Only


Squad training commences 10.30 am.    (Dates vary)


Location:    St John The Divine church hall
                   Hewlett Street
                   PR7 5AH


F​uture squad training dates:     ​TBC

                                   No squad training in June due to a very busy month of club events.




MKA Training Weekend 15 -18 April 2016 - Report

What an absolutely amazing time we all had on our very first MKA training weekend, the feedback has been incredible and we are already under pressure to arrange our next one!

A special thank you to Shihan Anne Hastings and Sensei Anthony Pendlebury for agreeing to come down and teach for us on the Saturday. Both guest Instructors along with our very own Sensei Simon Crowther held superb sections all day over the three groups training, and every student gained valuable skills to take forward in their karate.

Shihan Anne and Sensei Anthony both commented on what a fantastic club we are and what a brilliant bunch of students we have, along with Sensei Simon they also stated how much enthusiasm and effort everyone gave to all three sections.

A special mention must go to the younger students - 10 years and under Kyu grades, who were superb, behaved impeccably and trained with a smile on their faces all day! It was no easy task for Sensei Simon to choose two award winners from this section of mega talented kids.

Many thanks to Sensei Del Knowles for assisting each Sensei with this group of students, I know he really enjoyed seeing the little ones have such a great time!

All in all, it was a fantastic day of karate which was then followed by a brilliant evening socializing with family and friends, there was lots of laughter with great food and drink, and there were quite a few sore heads on the Sunday morning!!

Thank you to everyone - both students and families, who have given us such fantastic feedback on how much they thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the weekend- from the training hall to the caravans. Your kind comments and thanks are very much appreciated!

Lastly, but of course not least, we had our award winners. All the students were chosen for very different reasons - and to be perfectly honest each Sensei had a very difficult time choosing, the standard was very high but in the end the following students were chosen.

The runners up who each received a medal were:

Shihan Anne Hastings medal - Gavin Oliphant
Sensei Anthony Pendlebury medal - Simon Tucker
Sensei Simon Crowther medal - Georgia Waterhouse


Our outright winners who each received a trophy were:

Shihan Anne Hastings Award - Charlotte Bertram
Sensei Anthony Pendlebury Award - Karen Jackson
Sensei Simon Crowther Award - Sylvia Waterhouse

Musuko Karate Academy Training Weekend 2016
Many Congratulations to all of our trophy and medal winners, and to all the other students who attended the training weekend for your superb training and commitment to karate and MKA.

All in all it was a resounding success, and we very much look forward to the next training weekend!



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