Welcome

Welcome to the official website of Chris Ewing Karate Club. If you are a casual visitor or a club member we hope you find the site both interesting and informative.
About Us [top]
Here at Chris Ewing Karate Club (CEK) we train in the style of karate known as Wado-Kai which is a blend of traditional Japanese Karate and Jujitsu.
CEK are members of the Scottish Karate Federation which is affiliated to the Scottish Karate Governing Body and is regulated by Disclosure Scotland.

The Scottish Karate Federation was founded in 1970 and is now recognised by Sports Scotland (funded by the National Lottery) and was formerly the Sports Council Scotland.
Chris Ewing started karate in 1986 aged 6 at Meadowbank Karate Group run by Hamish Adam 8th Dan. Chris progressed through the various 'Kyu' grades and received his black belt 1st Dan in 1994, his 2nd Dan followed in 2001, 3rd Dan in 2005 and has recently passed his technical assessment for his current 4th Dan.
Instructor [top]
History [top]
2005 saw Chris open his first club in Portobello Community Centre. As the years have passed his reputation has grown and now has clubs in over nine different areas of Edinburgh and the Lothians, even as far a field as Dunblane. All Chris's clubs continue to do well and grow.
CEK has various classes ranging from junior kids & advanced kids / adults to dedicated kata & Kumite (fighting) classes.
Children are accepted at the clubs from the age of 4 upwards and parents of the children are always welcome to stay and watch or better still join and learn the art of Karate. For current club locations and class times please refer to the class details page found here.
 
Grading Structure [top]
The Scottish Karate Federation have set a grading syllabus that all junior members sit to progress through their grades. The first two grades; yellow and orange belts are achieved during normal class time and are classed as encouragement grades which are not to difficult to achieve and do not have a fee set against them. For upper grades of junior green, blue, purple and brown belts a formal grading examination is required along with the member holding a current Scottish Karate Federation issued licence, renewed yearly. These grades are held every three months and a nominal fee is set against this which covers the grading examination along with the awarded belt if achieved. After completion of the the junior grades your child will move to the formal 'Kyu' grade system which is the same level as required by an adult member, these examinations are also held every three months and again has a nominal fee covering the examination and new coloured belt if achieved.

The gradings to be achieved are as follows:
 
 
 
Kids
Adults
White Belt
(Beginer)
9th Kyu -
White Belt (Beginer)
8th Kyu -
Yellow Belt
7th Kyu -
Orange Belt
6th Kyu -
Green Belt
5th Kyu -
Blue Belt
4th Kyu -
Purple Belt
3rd Kyu -
Brown Belt
2nd Kyu -
Brown Belt
1st Kyu -
Brown Belt
1st Dan -
Black Belt
Junior Yellow Belt
Junior Orange Belt
Junior Green Belt
Junior Blue Belt
Junior Purple Belt
Junior Brown Belt
After progressing through junior and Senior Kyu grades your child will be eiligible to sit their Dan grade (black belt) examination.
Benefits [top]
Karate is a fun and useful sport it can help children who have social or confidence issues and the kids are often required to support each other and build up team and club spirit. They will make new friends and might see a few familiar faces from their school classes as Chris works with all the Active Schools Co-ordinator's in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Often Chris takes part in Lothian Health Weeks by giving taster sessions at many Primary Schools. The training sessions also provide a positive outlet for excess or built up energy. More importantly it is an excellent way for your child to increase their fitness and have fun while doing so. We regularly attend competitions, and this builds up the childs confidence. If a child show's promise and dedication then they will be picked for Chris's "Elite" fighting team. This can take them all over Great Britain and Europe, which is a wonderful opportunity and learning experience. To fund these trips we hold regular fund raising events and we reward the children with "Fun Days" out. Chris Ewing Karate is always keen to hear from any kind of sponsors and this will be recognised on the childrens sports kit (joggers, t-shirts and hoodies) at competitions.
 
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Page Last Updated 30/08/15 - 8.25pm

August 2015

SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE
Now that the summer holidays are upon us we will be reverting to a summer class schedule due to the schools being closed. Below you will find what clubs are open and when they reopen, we hope you will find a class that you can still attend:

Dunbar - Closed until Thursday 20th August
Tranent - 1 combined class for all 7.30-8.30pm at Loch Centre, back at Windygoul Primary Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th August
Gracemount & Longstone - Closed until 19th August
Prestonpans - Closed until 20th August
Jack Kane - Normal class schedule
Portobello - no 9am class come along to the 10am class at Holyrood RC High School (gym block)
WADO-KAI WORLD CUP JAPAN
The day 7 of our members who were selected to compete in the Wado-Kai World Cup has finally arrived as they set off for Nagoya in Japan. Good luck to Claire Logan, Rebecca Craig, Cara Murie, Olivia Hand Aaron Jardine, Kyle Thomson & Greg Anderson.

While Chris & Davie are away with them there will be no classes on Tuesday's for the next 2 weeks however there will still be classes held on Friday's at the Jack Kane Centre as normal and on Saturday from 10am at Holyrood RC High School.
WADO-KAI WORLD CUP JAPAN UPDATE
Well done to the squad who took part in the Wado World Cup in Nagoya, Japan. Everyone has come back with memories that will stay and shape them in the future. As was expected the level of competition was high especially in the home of Wado. Many thanks to all who helped get the squad and coaches there through fund raising and especially those that sponsored the club. It was all worth it in the end as from the 7 person squad we returned with 3 world bronze medals. Congratulations to Cara Murie, Claire Logan & Greg Anderson.
23rd Aug - 3rd Wishaw Grand Prix
With the summer holidays over the second half of the competition calendar started again with our 3rd visit to Wishaw for the grand prix meeting. CEK managed to return home with 7 gold, 13 silver and 17 bronze medals. Special mention goes to 2 of our adults with one returning to the tatami after a good many years in retirement and winning gold on his return and the other stepping onto the them for her first ever kumite competition and coming home with a silver. Well done Raymond & Lesley.

July 2015

June 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT
Well done to the 16 members of the CEK Warriors team that completed the Tough Mudder event at Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway in a time of just over 4 hours. Lets make next year an even bigger group of warriors taking on the challenges of fire, mud, electrocution, iced water, tear gas and the small matter of a near half marathon run.
ANNOUNCEMENT
CEK are please to announce that we are now starting to outgrow our Portobello club venue and are therefore moving venue. Therefore from Saturday 27th June we are moving just up the road to Holyrood High School which has a hall nearly twice the size of our current venue and is bathed in natural daylight plus the ancillary facilities are far supperior to what we have at present. We hope to continue to see you at the new venue as we go from strength to strength.a
14th June - Cumbrian Open Championships
CEK took a large squad down to Penrith and our standard of competitiveness on the day was rewarded with a large haul of medals making there way back home to the Lothians. On the day we took home 26 gold, 20 silver & 23 bronze. What was very pleasing to see was the newer members of the club not only taking part but competing well and taking medals home. Keep up the good work guys
7th June - 2nd Wishaw Grand Prix
This weekend we were back through to Wishaw for the 2nd grand prix meeting of the year. On the day we returned with 9 gold, 11 silver & 19 bronze.
6th June - CEK Grass Root Competition 2
Today saw CEK hold the second of our grass roots competitions for the 7-11 year olds within the clubs. These competitions are design to encourage those that have never experienced or don't want to get involved in regular bigger comps. The afternoon was a great success with many new faces entering and winning places. Full results from the day can be found on our Events page. Ensure and check out your child's position in the medal tables on the dedicated grass roots page on the menu above to see how they are doing for the overall champions titles.
15th June - WKF World C'ships Selection
Congratulations to the following members who have been selected for the WKF World Championships in Indonesia in November this year:
Struan Ritchie, Kyle Thomson, Aaron Jardine, Rebecca Craig & Cameron Duff
2nd June - Wado European C'ships Selection
Congratulations to the following members who have been selected for the Wado European Championships to be held in Luxembourg later this year:

Caitlyn Lonie
Rachel Bunce
Claire Logan
Rebecca Craig
Olivia Hand
Kerr Dobson
Brodie Mackay
Kyle Thomson
Struan Ritchie
Aaron Jardine
Greg Anderson
Cameron Duff
ANNOUNCEMENT - Portobello Class Venue
As most of you know we are permanently moving venue from this Saturday 27th June to Holyrood High School just up the road. As it's the school holidays from the end of this week there will be no 9am class until the schools go back in August. Until then all members that trained in the 9am class please come along to the 10am class.
SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE
Now that the summer holidays are upon us we will be reverting to a summer class schedule due to the schools being closed. Below you will find what clubs are open and when they reopen, we hope you will find a class that you can still attend:

Dunbar - Closed until Thursday 20th August
Tranent - 1 combined class for all 7.30-8.30pm at Loch Centre, back at Windygoul Primary Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th August
Gracemount & Longstone - Closed until 19th August
Prestonpans - Closed until 20th August
Jack Kane - Normal class schedule
Portobello - no 9am class come along to the 10am class at Holyrood RC High School (gym block)
28th June - SKGB Kata Championships
CEK took along a small squad of 15 competitors along to the All Styles Kata Championships held at Meadowbank. The competition was split into 3 karate styles to determine the champion within each style then all the semi finalists and winners came together to have an All Styles final.
On the day our small squad done really well bringing home 2 gold, 7 silver & 7 bronze.

May 2015

10th May - William Thomas Seminar
Today William Thomas (former European & World Champion) along with his son Jordan (European Champion) were welcomed to CEK to take a couple of seminars for our students. Everyone had such a great day and took plenty out of the seminar and can't wait until the next one. Thanks also goes to Calum Robb for assisting on the day.
17th May-Wado Karate-Scotland Kata C'ships
CEK took a very small squad of 5 along to the Wado -Scotland Kata Championships and managed to return with 3 medals, 1 of each colour. Well done to Luca Pacitti in winning gold in the boys half kata. This was followed up by his mum Lesley taking a silver in the adults 9th-7th kyu kata and finally Lucy Hunter took home a bronze in the kids 3rd -1st kyu. Well done all that took part and many thanks to Greg Anderson for keeping everyone organised on the day.
30th May - Black Belt Grading
23rd May - British 4 Nations Championships
This past weekend saw CEK join forces with the rest of the Scottish Karate Federation clubs to compete at the British Championships once again held at the impressive Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The SKF ended the day by topping the medal table with 17 gold, 19 silver & 40 bronze. However out these CEK personally took 12 gold, 14 silver & 25 bronze. Fantastic results from everyone. Lets keep up the good work as only a few competitions left before the summer break so lets make them count.
Tonight saw 4 of CEK's members going forward for black belt grading's, 2 of which were for their 2nd Dan's. Congratulations to  Lucy Hunter & Alan Rowan the newest black belts at CEK and to CEK's first 2nd Dan Greg Anderson. Unfortunately Courtney Szabo wasn't deemed quite ready for her second stripe but with a bit of hard work that 2nd Dan will be yours in no time.
31st May - SKF Kata Championships
Congratulations to the small squad that attended the Scottish federations kata Championships held today at Meadowbank. Even though the Edinburgh marathon tried its best to keep folk away from the venue we still managed to get there and come home with 2 gold, 3 silver & 8 bronze medals.

April 2015

25th & 26th April - Scottish Int Open (updated)
Last weekend saw the International Open Championships held over 2 days of competition at Meadowbank in Edinburgh. CEK came together with the other SKF clubs to compete as the federation not for our clubs. The standard in some of the groups this year was certainly higher than in some recent years which only goes to prove we need to keep on top of our game and keep improving to continue the success we enjoy. Nevertheless CEK personally came home with 17 Gold, 14 silver & 22 bronze.
13-17th April - CEK Easter Camp
Following the Easter weekend CEK held their week long camp and as is now traditional there was a Kumite competition held for various age groups to put into practice what the students have been learning that week. Check out the full results by clicking here.

March 2015

3rd March - Senior Squad Selection
Congratulations to our Olivia Hand at being selected to represent Scotland at the European Senior Championships later this month in Turkey. Olivia is the first CEK member to ever be selected as part of the senior squad and we all wish you and the rest of the Scottish squad the best of luck.
1st March - SKF Championships
Last Sunday saw the Scottish Karate Federation Kumite Championships held at Meadowbank in Edinburgh. CEK took along over 80 entries to the championships and got a return of 14 gold, 10 silver & 21 bronze which was enough to make CEK the top club at the Championships
ANNOUNCEMENT
As most of our followers know by now CEK are planning to take a small selection of competitors across to Japan later in the year to compete in the World Championships and as such we have started to fund raise to help get them and the coaches over there.
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that PJ Green Building Services has become the title sponsor of CEK and this is reflected by their inclusion on our web site header and will soon be appearing on club t-shirts etc. In addition to this title sponsorship we would like to thank the following companies for their kind donation towards the Japan fund:
SJS Property Services
Primary Decor Ltd
Edinburgh Fabrication Ltd
CTD Joinery
BPS (Scotland) Ltd

If you know of anyone else that is willing to contribute then please have them contact either Chris or David Ewing at the club.
8th March - Penrith Jnr & Cadet C'ships
This past weekend saw CEK board the battle bus down to our friends in Penrith for the 9th Chojinkai Junior & Cadet Open Championships. Most of our fighters were on top form that day so much so we brought home a huge haul of medals, 25 gold, 14 silver & 22 bronze. Excellent effort from everyone, lets keep up the standard for the upcoming competitions.
Special mention goes to Kori Fital who came home with 5 gold medals all of which are pictured above.
21st March - Sweden Open
CEK took a select squad of over 14 year olds over to Malmö in Sweden to take part in the Swedish Open. The kids that went were a credit to the club on & off the mats and each one of them returned with a medal. The final tally was 5 gold, 2 silver & 5 bronze
22nd March - Hartlepool Wado-Kai C'ships
While the majority of the senior squad were over in Sweden the rest of the squad endured the early morning rise to get the 6am battle bus down to Hartlepool. Most of our fighters had to endure a difficult day on and off the tatami but thier professionalism & determination paid off in the end to return home with 13 gold, 8 silver & 14 bronze
Easter Holiday Classes
Monday - No classes
Tuesday - 1 class at Loch Ctr 7.30-8.30pm
Wednesday - No classes
Thursday - No classes
Friday - Normal classes
Saturday - No 9am class coma long for 10am, all other classes as normal

All classes back to normal once schools go back

February 2015

7th Feb - 1st Grass Roots Competition
CEK held their 1st ever grass roots development kumite competition today, it was great to see all the kids that turned up to have a go we are really proud of you and hope you are hungry for more. Don't worry if you didn't win one of the main medals with hard work and dedication your time will come. Ensure and check out the new grass roots page where you can check out the points totals following each of these events.

Thanks goes out to all our senior members for helping out by refereeing, flagging, table scorers / time keepers, first aiders or simply helping with smooth running of the day.
8th Feb - Local Radio Shout Out
Today CEK had a spot on a local radio channel to discuss who we are, what we do and the upcoming events planned, especially the proposed trip to Japan to compete in the World Wado Championships. Ensure and check out the spot by visiting the link below. Many thanks to Radio Saltire

https://www.mixcloud.com/RSaltire/cek-chris-ewing-karate-on-sunday-roast-8215/
14th Feb - Belfast Open, Ireland
The first competitive competition of the year saw CEK endure a long coach trip coupled with a ferry crossing over the Irish Sea to take part in the North South Open Championships held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The return journey straight after the competition was made all the more bearable in the knowledge that we took home 19 gold, 8 silver and 11 bronze. Fantastic start to the year guys lets keep it up.
15th Feb - East Whitburn Championships
Even though half our competitors only got back from Northern Ireland very early in the morning they still turned up to compete in the East Whitburn Championships in the new venue of Blackburn Community Centre. Although the results were slow in coming in the morning we made up for it in the afternoon so much so that CEK finished the day as the top club. Final medal tally on the day was 5 gold, 9 silver & 9 bronze.
21st Feb - Ishoj Cup, Copenhagen, Denmark
4 CEK members were selected to compete in the Ishoj Cup in Denmark over the weekend as part of the Scotland squad. All 4 done themselves proud in that they all came back with medals 3 of which were gold & 4 bronze. Fantastic effort by Rebecca Craig, Claire Logan, Greg Anderson & Olivia Hand well deserved.
22nd Feb - 1st Wishaw Grand Prix
This weekend saw the first grand prix of the year held in Wishaw. This was the first competition of the year that CEK managed to take their usual large squad to and it was good to see so many of you hungry for success following the winter break. It was a fantastic day on the tatami with us returning with 11 gold, 9 silver & 18 bronze medals.
Its the SKF Open Championships next weekend lets keep up the great start to the year guys.

January 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT
Ensure and check out the events page as there has been a few changes to some of the competition dates already.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Calling all parents, we are looking to get more of you guys on the mats training with your kids so come along and give it a go your first class is FREE. The hardest part is getting your bum of the seat.....

We will also be looking to start a new kata / fight class on a Thursday at Dunbar (class details TBC in due course)

If you are looking to step up your child's training for competitions / gradings we have spaces left in the following classes:

Monday - Tranent 6.30-7.30pm (kata/fight class)
Tuesday - Tranent 7.30-8.30pm (Dan grade class)
Wednesday - Longstone 7.30-8.30pm (Dan grade class)
Thursday - Dunbar TBC (kata/fight class)
Friday - Jack Kane 1.30-2.30pm (Jnr kata -4th Kyu)
Friday - Jack Kane 2.30-3.30pm (Jnr Fight Class)
Friday - Jack Kane 3.30-4.30pm (advanced kata / Dan grade)

If you would like a space then please contact Chris either by email or via the Facebook page.

December 2014

30th Nov - CEK Inter-Club Championships
Last weekend saw the annual inter-club championships held in Portobello High School, well done to all that took part especially those doing a competition for the first time, great fighting and lots of future stars. Many thanks go out to those that helped from setting out matts, providing / running  the bake sale, the Elite squad doing coaching duties and getting kids organised and last but not least the referees for giving up yet another Sunday.

For all the new members today I'm very proud of you all for taking part, some even placed today. It doesn't matter if you won or lost, it's about taking part and getting experience. If you keep going your day will come - Chris

For a full list of all the medal winners click here.
ANNOUNCEMENT - XMAS BREAK CLASSES
Please note the following changes to the class schedule over the xmas break:

Dunbar - last class 15th Dec, opens 12th Jan
Tranent (Monday) - last class 15th Dec, opens 12th Jan
Tranent (Tuesday) - last class 16th Dec, opens 6th Jan
Gracemount - last class 17th Dec, opens 7th Jan
Longstone - last class 17th Dec, opens 7th Jan
Prestonpans - last class 18th Dec, opens 8th Jan
Jack Kane - last class 19th Dec, opens 9th Jan
Portobello - last class 20th Dec, opens 10th Jan

For the super keen and fighters (elite squad) there will be a fight / fitness class to keep you fit and sharp and to burn off some of those pounds on the 3rd Jan 12-2pm at the Loch Centre, Tranent. All fighters competing early 2015 should attend.
ANNOUNCEMENT - Tranent (Tue) Class
Please note that due to the school gym hall being in use for the P1 xmas show on Tuesday 9th December the classes will be shifted to St. Martin's Primary School in Tranent (across from the big Co-op), 6.30-8.30pm. There will be no 5.30-6.30pm class held. If you are not in the P1 show make sure you are training for the grading this coming weekend.
YEARLY MEDAL TOTALS
CEK are delighted to report that for the 5th year in a row we have exceeded our previous years total medal count. This year we have managed to take 1358 medals from 30 competitions. This is a fantastic achievement that you should all be proud of. Lets see if we can break the 1400 barrier in 2015. For those that are interested the graph below charts and compares all previous years from 2009 to 2014. As can be seen 2014 was looking like we weren't going to do it but a very strong end to the year when it would have been easy to blame a long season on poor results near the end didn't materialise and we pushed on through 2013's total of 1190
ANNOUNCEMENT
Calling all parents, we are looking to get more of you guys on the mats training with your kids so come along and give it a go your first class is FREE. The hardest part is getting your bum of the seat.....

We will also be looking to start a new kata / fight class on a Thursday at Dunbar (class details TBC in due course)

If you are looking to step up your child's training for competitions / gradings we have spaces left in the following classes:

Monday - Tranent 6.30-7.30pm (kata/fight class)
Tuesday - Tranent 7.30-8.30pm (Dan grade class)
Wednesday - Longstone 7.30-8.30pm (Dan grade class)
Thursday - Dunbar TBC (kata/fight class)
Friday - Jack Kane 1.30-2.30pm (Jnr kata -4th Kyu)
Friday - Jack Kane 2.30-3.30pm (Jnr Fight Class)
Friday - Jack Kane 3.30-4.30pm (advanced kata / Dan grade)

If you would like a space then please contact Chris either by email or via the Facebook page.

November 2014

23rd Nov - SKGB Scottish Kumite C'ships
This past weekend saw the last regular competition of the calendar year and it was one of the big ones The Scottish SKGB Kumite Championships. As usual CEK took a large squad with high expectations of returning with a good medal haul that would hopefully go towards breaking last years total yearly medal haul. Well it is with great pride & pleasure to report that the 12 individual golds, 6 team golds, 12 individual silvers, 5 team golds, 8 individual bronzes & 9 team bronzes takes us past last years total of 1190 medals to a current total of 1204 medals with the club championships still to come.

Well done to all the medal winners this year and if you didn't medal but still entered then you are also a winner as it takes a lot of courage to get on the tatami to compete at any level.
16th Nov - Belgium International Open
CEK had 5 memebers (Olivia Hand, Claire Logan, Rebecca Craig, Morgan Cunningham and Aaron Jardine) selected as part of the Scotland squad to compete in the Belgium International Open in Leuven. Congratulations goes to them for returning with 1 silver (Olivia) & 2 bronze medals (rebecca & Aaron).
1st Nov - European Wad-Kai Championships
Greg Anderson was recently selected to compete in the Kata section as part of the Scotland squad at the European Wado-Kai Championships in Varese, Italy however he ended up also competing in the Kumite section as well and managed to take a well deserved silver medal. Unfortunately he was not able to actually compete in the final due to suffering concussion from some heavy blows in previous rounds. Well done and speedy recovery.
1st Nov - Halloween Fancy Dress Fundraiser
While Greg Anderson was away in Italy competing for his country the rest of the club were dressing up in fancy dress for a fund raising night at The Wiremill Club in Musselburgh. There were some fantastic costumes on display which made recognising some folk near impossible. Hope everyone had a great night.

October 2014

25th October - Gothenburgh Open, Sweden
CEK went on their European travels recently by taking a select squad to Sweden to compete in the Gothenburg Kumite Open. This was an extremely high standard competition and it is very pleasing to report that the squad stepped up to the challenge and showed these Scandinavians what us Scots are all about by managing to plunder 12 gold, 5 silver & 6 bronze medals.
Well done to you all and are a credit to your club and country by the way you all handled yourselves on and off the matts.
Last Sunday saw the final grand prix meeting of the year in Wishaw. As Chris & Davie were still with the select squad in Sweden coaching duties were carried out by Willie Leslie & Al Lonie. Hopefully this didn't affect the performance of those from CEK that were competing. Final tally of medals for the day was 5 Gold, 4 Silver & 13 Bronze.
Congratulations also goes to the following as they became the Grand Prix champions for their categories:
Orla McDonald
Caitliin Peebles
Joe Gallagher
Kori Fital
Ben McCabe
Brodie Mackay
Claire Logan
Morgan Cunningham
Struan Ritchie
Cameron Duff
Greg Anderson
Kirsty Jamieson
26th October - 4th Wishaw Grand Prix
19th October - Central England 2nd Int Open
CEK Sponsored Flying Kicks - (Correction)
As is now customary at this time of year CEK held their annual sponsored event where every student has the opportunity to raise funds for either new kit for themselves or contribute to the club funds. This year everyone was to do as many flying kicks in 90 seconds. Congratulations to the following people who achieved the most in this time period at each club. A gold medal has has been added to the medal table tally for each of you.
Dunbar - Lucy Richards
Tranent - Neve Ewing
Gracemount - Adam Brogan
Longstone - Courtney Szabo
(Correction)
Portobello - Greg Anderson & Cameron Duff
5th October - Toshido-Do Karate C'ships
Last weekend saw the CEK battle bus get another outing traveling south to Stockton On Tees to complete in the Toshido-Do Karate Championships. The early start was rewarded with 11 gold, 6 silver & 13 bronze. Special mentioin goes to Kirsty Jamieson who competed in the female seniors kumite and came up against a former 2x world champion but came away with a well deserved silver.
ANNOUCEMENT - OCTOBER HOLIDAYS

Due to the October mid term holidays the following restricted class training schedule will be run:
Monday
Dunbar - Closed
Tranent - Closed
Tuesday
1tranent - 1 combined class from 7.30-8.30pm at The Loch Centre
Wednesday
Gracemount - Closed
Longstone - Closed
Thursday
Prestonpans - Closed
Friday
Kack Kane Ctr - Only the advanced Kata & Fight classes from 3.30pm-5.30pm are on. The first 2 junior classes are closed.
Saturday
Portobello - 9am class closed all other classes from 10am on as normal. Those that normally train in the 9am class are welcome to come along to the 10am class.
Last weekend saw CEK run 2 battle buses for the very long journey down to Birmingham to compete in the 2nd Central England International Open Championships. This was a competition with a very high standard of competitor and it was very pleasing to report that our squad didn't disappoint again as they fought there way to return home with plenty of medals, trophies and cash! The final tally was 17 gold, 15 silver & 13 bronze. This medal tally made CEK the top club at the championships and earned us 200 prize money towards the club funds. Massive well done to everyone that took part and especially those that medaled.

September 2014

7th September - SKF Kumite Championships
This past weekend saw the Federation kumite championships held at Meadowbank Sports Centre, well done to all that took part and especially to those that turned up early to help on tables and with general organisation around the competition area. CEK returned with 15 gold, 11 silver & 19 bronze medals.
27th Sept - British International Open
Last weekend saw the biggest tournament of the year held in the impressive Emirates Arena in Glasgow which was a recent  Commonwealth Games venue. CEK taking part as SKF competitors managed to bring home 16 British International Open titles, 15 runners up and 25 bronze medalists. Well done to everyone that took part especially if you medaled. Special mention goes to Cara Murie who has been out of competitive action for a large part of the year but returned to the tatami recently and came away from Glasgow as a 3x British Open Champion, massive well done from everyone at the club.
20th-21st Sept - Banzai Cup, Berlin, Germany
CEK went off on there travels to the capital city of Germany to take part in the Banzai Cup. There was a strong squad of 30+ competitors flew out on the Thursday for a day of sight seeing before a weekend of high standard competition. Those that travelled did the SKF proud as they managed to return with 3 gold, 4 silver & 13 bronze. This helped the SKF finish 4th overall in the medal table of clubs / associations that took part.
During Chris' 25+ years of karate he has won many titles including the Scottish, British, European  and Commonwealth Championships. It was after achieving his Scottish All Styles (heavy weight) and Wado European Champion (heavy weight) titles that Chris decided to retire from the national squad and to take up coaching.
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