Thank you letter from The Mayor of Boston: 21.12.2014

Traditional Karate Academy Boston (TKAB) has received `Thank you` letter from the Councillor Alison Austin, The Worshipful the Mayor of Boston, in regards to her recent visit at the 1st Traditional Karate Santa Claus Cup. It was a great honour for our Academy to have her as a special guest.  ...

1st Traditional Karate Santa Claus Cup: 14.12.2014

On Sunday, 14th December 2014, 1st Traditional Karate Santa Claus Cup was held in Boston’s Peter Paine Sports Centre. The event organized by the Traditional Karate Academy Boston (TKAB), was dedicated exclusively to children aged 13 and below. They arrived from various parts of England – London, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Peterborough, Spalding and Boston – to stand to fight for a place on the podium. The morning practice sessions, led by by sensei Lukasz Radwanski (3rd dan), Gold Medallist at the World Championships (Lodz, 2012), multiple medallist at the European Championships, and the competition itself was attended by over 70 participants. The competition was played in the categories of individual and team kata, where medals were won by: Higher Grades: Adriana Peinseniece – 1st place Matviejs Pekuskins – 2nd place Cornelia Malczewska and Philip Majchrzak – 3rd place Lower grades: 9 yo and older Kacper Wielgosz – 1st place Gabriela Nadolna – 2nd place Mikolaj Zlomaniec and Patrick Marszalek – 3rd place   8 – 7 yo Kiril Snikeris – 1st place Julia Marszalek – 2nd place Patrick Godzisz and Timofei Kabak – 3rd place   6 yo and younger Ernest Skarzinskij – 1st place Patrick Kojro – 2nd place Karina Gomes and David Wisniewski – 3rd place Team Kata competition was won by TKA Boston team: Adriana Peinseniece, Marviejs Pekuskins and Patryk Godzisz. The event was honoured by the arrival of distinguished guests: Madam Mayor, Alison Austin and former Mayor, Councillor, Paul Kenny, who showed keen interest in the activities carried out by the children on the mat and admired their determination and efforts for winning. They also drew attention to...

World Championships Geneva 2014: 24–26.10.2014

During the weekend of 24 – 26 Oct 2014 Geneva, Switzerland saw the biggest, most prestigeous Traditional Karate tournament – 17th Traditional Karate World Championships. Together with the accompanying 1st Traditional Karate Children’s World Cup, the event attracted well over 700 participants from 24 countries from all over the world, to mention Russia, United States, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Israel, Ukraine, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Italy, Japan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Tunisia, Switzerland, France, Moldova and Venezuela. The President of United Kingdom Traditional Karate Federation (UKTKF), Mr Kenny Taylor, nominated some members of Traditional Karate Academy Boston (TKAB) for UK National Squad. The competition was very strong as all the teams represented highest standards of performance. Thus it should be considered a great success on the part of our Club to advance as high as to individual kumite quarter-finals, where Pawel Kutermankiewicz had to acknowledge the advantage of his opponent while fighting for the bronze medal....

2nd Traditional Karate Boston Cup: 12.10.2014

During the weekend of 10/12th Oct Traditional Karate Academy Boston (TKAB) hosted one of the most prominent European Karate coaches, former World Champion, sensei Andrzej Maciejewski. He was in charge leading a special training seminar as well as he was the chief referee of the 2nd Traditional Karate Boston Cup. The event gathered about forty children from numerous clubs from all over England: Boston, Skegness, Nottingham, Loughborough, London and Bournemouth. All the children showed exceptional determination and spirit of competition (jap.: zanshin). But even more important was the fact that every participant had a wonderful time among their friends and took a most valuable lesson of challenging their own stress and weaknesses. The winners of 2nd Traditional Karate Boston Cup in their age categories were: Adriana Peiseniece, Patryk Godzisz, Ernest Skarzynskij and Kacper Wielgosz.  ...