National Championship Traditional Karate – Blackpool 2011

A tremendous success turned out to be the share of the Traditional Karate Academy Boston (TKAB) competitors in this year’s British Traditional Karate Championships, which were held on 19 March 2011 in Blackpool. The tournment was attended by athletes from clubs associated in UKTKF. Our competitors presented highest levels of performance, which was reflected in the results achieved as they scored seven medals altogether: two gold, two silver and three bronze. The individual kumite championship was won by Bartosz Skwarski in the senior category and Andrej Skarzynskij in the up to 5th kyu category. The silver was taken by our kata team including Robert Malec, Bartosz Skwarski and Sebastian Batorski. Another silver was gained by Andrey Snevlis in individual kata up to 5th kyu cat. The bronze was captured by our seniors in team kumite (Robert Malec, Bartosz Skwarski, Sebastian Batorski). The remaining two bronze medals were secured by Andrey Skarzynski (individual kata up to 5th kyu category) and Andrey Snevlis (individual kumite up to 5th kyu category)....

FAQ

Can anyone learn karate? Of course. Everyone, who can train other sports, can train karate. Can children learn karate? Yes, they can. Each child above 9 years old with a correct motor system can train karate. Can women train karate? Yes, they can. Thanks to the fact that karate makes use of the whole strength of the body, both men and women can create the accurately high strength of a technique. How long must one learn karate? Studying and improving the karate techniques can never be completed. The more one trains the bigger improvement he makes. Every day the person who trains karate is becoming better than the person who does not train. In practise each karate student can get to know the basic techniques in a year time. What are we wearing during the karate training? There are special clothes to train karate called karatega. However we can train in any sport clothes unless they limit our body movements. Aren’t my hands and feet going to be deformed? Karate techniques are made using the strength of the whole body. Therefore a karate training directed towards strengthening only one of its part is useless. The karate which we learn does not make any defects of students’ hands or feet. How long does it take to get “black belt”? The first “black belt” is admitted for mastering the basic techniques. In practise the first master level – 1DAN is achieved after 2-3 years of intensive...