Breaking News

 

 Our Elite Squad competed at  the AMA International  Championships on the 24th  & 25th February.  We brought home 1 GOLD & 8 BRONZE. Congratulations to everyone that competed.

Squad Selections

 

Squad Selections are in...

Elite Squad & Development Squad

New Squad Blog Page Area

 

New blog area created to your competition reports and images. You can send your stories via the contact pages to be uploaded by the author.  You can also comment on posts already made too.  

Up & Coming Event

 

 For all our up and coming  Events for the month -  click the image.

 

 

For the rest of the 2017  diary click here 

9 New Ken Yu Kai Dan Grades

 

 We are able to boast 9 new  Dan Grades - 7 Shodan &  2 Nidan grades.  Alongside them, 5 also successfully completed their Pre-Dan Assessment ready for their Dan Grade this coming May.

Ken Yu Kai Publicity Video

 

 Ken Yu Kai's publicity video  from the World Karate  Championships 2016.  It appeared on ITV Granada News in June 2016. 

Up & Coming Monthly Events

                                                                                                                                                 

 

MARCH

Saturday 18th March 2017 - Failsworth Grading 

Church of the Holy Family

Lord Lane, Failsworth, M35 0QS

09.30am start

will need your up to date licence.

£20 - up to 4th Kyu

£25 - 3rd Kyu - 1st Kyu

 

Sunday 26th March 2017 - KYK Instructors Course

Failsworth Sports Centre

Brierley Ave, Failsworth M35 9HA

11am - 1pm

£10 - bring your licence.

 

 

APRIL

Sunday 2nd April 2017 - Squad Training

Elite & Development Squad members are expected to attend)

Church of the Holy Family

Lord Lane, Failsworth, M35 0QS

12pm - 2pm 

bring your licence

£5

 

Sunday 23rd April 2017 - Pre-Dan Course

Droylsden Academy

Manor Rd, Droylsden, M43 6QD

11am - 1pm

£10 - bring your licence.

 

Ken Yu Kai's 36th National Championships 

 

At our very own Ken Yu Kai's 36th National Championships on 6th November 2016; saw plenty of medals as 8 of our clubs battled for the supreme shield.  It was the most competitive year yet, as it was a narrow margin between the 3 clubs receiving the most medals.  This years accolade went to Langworthy Ken Yu Kai with the impressive majority winners.

 

 

 

European Championships 11th - 16th October 2016     

 

GREAT NEWS.... 1 GOLD, 1 SILVER & 1 BRONZE at the European Championships.

 

Huge congratulations to our medal winners and Elite Squad members for competing and the European Karate Championships in Montichiari, Italy this week... Everyone worked really hard and did Ken Yu Kai very proud.

 

Massive Congratulations to our medal winners:-

GOLD - Samantha Kinsey (5th Kyu - Eccles KYK) in the 6yrs - 8yrs 5th Kyu + category.

 

SILVER - SENSEI STE SURTEES (6th Dan - Langworthy KYK) in the Veterans 51yrs - 55yrs 

 

BRONZE - Lucy Lowe (4th Kyu - GKKC KYK_ in the 6yrs - 8yrs 5th Kyu + category.

We also had competitors reaching 4th place positions - Daniel Kinsey & Keith Leano both in Kata.  

 

It's was an amazing competition, against the Elite within Europe.  All our competitors performed their best and gained invaluable experience to carry them forward in their karateka careers. Well done everyone.  For more photos of the event, please click here.

 

 

Our Ken Yu Kai Elite Squad

Back Row: Sensei Will Pope(4th Dan, Head Squad Coach,

Keith Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy), Daniel Kinsey(2nd Dan - Eccles),

Sensei Ste Surtees(6th Dan - Langworthy),

Sensei Deborah Jones(4th Dan - Squad Coach)

Middle Row - Aaliyah Kennedy(1st Kyu - GKKC),

Farren McKorrisken(1st Kyu - GKKC),

Ellie Knight(4th Kyu - GKKC), Demi Pope(2nd Dan - Langworthy).

Front Row - Kieran Leano(6th Kyu - Langworthy), Lucy Lowe(4th Kyu - GKKC),

Samantha Kinsey(5th Kyu - Eccles),

Madison Williams(4th Kyu - GKKC), Kenneth Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy). 

  
Samantha Kinsey - GOLD & European Champion 

of Under 8's Kata

Lucy Lowe - BRONZE Medallist of Under 8's Kata

  

Sensei Ste Surtees - SILVER Medallist of Veteran 51+ years

 

Ken Yu Kai can boast 9 new Dan grades.  

 

Dan Grading - 23rd October 2016

At the recent Dan grading, Seven Ken Yu Kai students successfully achieved their Shodan grade, with 2 other receiving their Needan.  Alongside them, five students also successfully took their Pre-Dan Assessement.  After a 2 hour course earlier that morning, Sensei Terry Pottage(8th Dan & Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), presented 4 students their Shodan certificates, having achieved their grades last year.

 

New Dan Grades - 23rd October 2016

Back Row: Sensei Kath Perry(4th Dan - Chief Instructor at St Margarets's & Blackley KYK), Sensei Chris Baker(5th Dan - Chief Instructor at Prestwich KYK), Martin Sherman(1st Dan - Prestwich), Stanley Buchanan(1st Dan - Mossley, Sensei Terry Pottage(8th Dan & Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), Sensei Ricky Birchall(7th Dan - Chief Instructor at Eccles KYK), Sensei Barrie Renton(7th Dan - Instructor at KYK), Sensei WIlliam Pope(4th Dan - Chief Instructor at Langworthy KYK).

Dan Grades Receiving their Shodan Certificates from October 2015

Sensei Chris Baker(5th Dan - Chief Instructor at Prestwich KYK,  Sensei Ricky Birchall(7th Dan - Chief Instructor at Eccles KYK), Louisa Murphy(1st Dan - St Margaret's & Blackley), Lisa Park(1st Dan - Eccles), Sensei Terry Pottage(8th Dan & Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), Josh Perry(1st Dan - St Margarets & Blackley), Andrew Edwards(1st Dan Droylsden), Sensei Barrie Renton(7th Dan - Instructor at KYK), Sensei WIlliam Pope(4th Dan - Chief Instructor at Langworthy KYK).

All New Dan Grades and Assessment Students - from October 2016

Back Row: Sensei Kath Perry(4th Dan - Chief Instructor at St Margarets's & Blackley KYK), Sensei Chris Baker(5th Dan - Chief Instructor at Prestwich KYK), Martin Sherman(1st Dan - Prestwich), Stanley Buchanan(1st Dan - Mossley, Sensei Terry Pottage(8th Dan & Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), Sensei Ricky Birchall(7th Dan - Chief Instructor at Eccles), Sensei Barrie Renton(7th Dan - Instructor at Ken Yu Kai), Sensei WIlliam Pope(4th Dan - Chief Instructor at Langworthy KYK)

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Front Row: Hannah Dampster(1st Dan - Langworthy), Hollie Frith(2nd Dan - Broughton), Harrison Turner(1st Kyu - St Margaret's) Katie Hardman(1st Dan - Mossley), Phoebe Murphy(1st Kyu -  St Margaret's), Nathan Durkin(1st Dan - Failsworth), Nathan French (1st Dan - Prestwich), Jake McIntyre(2nd Dan - GKKC), Lexi Sahadeo(1st Dan - GKKC), Aaliyah Kennedy(1st Kyu - GKKC, Farren McCorrisken(1st Kyu - GKKC).

Dan Grades Also Receiving their Shodan Certificates (from May 2015 & Oct 2016)

Kiah Padley(2nd Dan - Droylsden), Jasmine Padley(1st Dan - Droylsden),  Sensei Terry Pottage(8th Dan & Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), Chris Warr(1st Dan - Droylsden), Andrew Edwards(1st Dan - Droylsden).

WUKF WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DUBLIN 17th - 19th JUNE 2016

 

2 GOLD & 1 SILVER.  

A very highly prestigious competition with 2,285 competitors, from 75 different federations and many different countries including Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Romania, Israel, USA, Russia, Malaysia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales but to name a few.

Please click here to see a video of our time in Dublin

 

GOLD - PHOEBE MURPHY(1st Kyu - St Margaret's) won in the UNDER 8s 3rd KYU & ABOVE

GOLD - STE SURTEES(6th DAN) won in the VETERANS OPEN KUMITE

SILVER - SAMANTHA KINSEY(5th Kyu) won in the UNDER 8s 3rd KYU & ABOVE

   

  

MEDAL WINNERS

GOLD - Phoebe Murphy(1st Kyu - St Margaret's) (on right)

SILVER - Samantha Kinsey(5th Kyu - Eccles) (on left)

Both 6-8ys 5th Kyu+ girls KATA

Ken Yu Kai Elite Squad

WUKF World Karate Championships

Dublin 2016

Back Row: Peter Kinsey(Coach), Michelle Knowles(2nd Dan - Competitor), Dave Clarke(5th Dan - Competitor), Will Pope(4th Dan - Head Squad Coach & Competitor), Sensei Terry Pottage(8th Dan - Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), Kath Perry(4th Dan - Coach), Deborah Jones(4th Dan - Competitor), Ste Surtees(6th Dan - Competitor).

Middle Row: Keith Leano((2nd Kyu - Competitor), Farren McCorrisken(1st Kyu - Competitor), Demi Pope(2nd Dan - Competitor), Ellie Knight(4th Kyu - Competitor), Jake McIntyre(1st Dan - Competitor), Katie Harman(1st Kyu - Competitor), Elise Proctor(1st Dan - Competitor), Simone Anderson(1st Dan - Competitor), Kiah Padley(2nd Dan - Competitor), Daniel Kinsey(2nd Dan - Competitor), Kenneth Leano(2nd Kyu - Competitor).

Front Row: Brooke Woodward(Mascot), Dylan Robinson(6th Kyu - Competitor), Madison Williams(4th Kyu - Competitor), Samantha Kinsey(5th Kyu - Competitor), Phoebe Murphy(1st Kyu - Competitor), Jasmine Padley(1st Dan - Competitor), Nathan French(1st Kyu - Competitor), Georgia Murphy(1st Dan - Competitor).

 

MEDAL WINNER  

GOLD - Ste Surtees(6th Dan - Langworthy)

Veterans 50+ Open Kumite

 

Ken Yu Kai at the WUKF World Karate Championships 2016 in Dublin.  This was the largest team we have ever taken to an International competition.  With 22 competitors, we came away with 2 Golds,1 Silver and number of 10 placements.  Well done to all Elite Squad, you did Ken Yu Kai very proud.

New Ken Yu Kai Publicity Video

New Dan Grades and Assessment Successes

Congratulations to our 4 new Dan Grades.  They successfully achieved full passes in the Dan Grading on Sunday 22nd May 2016.  Daniel Kinsey achieved his 2nd Dan, and Georgia Murphy, Oli Hampson & Elise Proctor all achieved their 1st Dans.  Well done to those that sucessfully passed their assessments ready for their Dan grading in Ocotober.

Back Row - Sensei Barrie Renton(7th Dan - Prestwich), Martin Sherman(1st Kyu - Prestwich), Sensei Kath Perry(4th Dan - Chief Instructor of St Margaret's/Blackley/Simister KYK), Sensei Terry Pottage(8th Dan - Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), Oli Hampson(1st Dan - Droylsden), Sensei Ricky Birchall(7th Dan - Chief Instructor of Eccles KYK), Sensei Chris Baker(5th Dan - Chief Instructor of Prestwich KYK), Jake McInytre(1st Dan - GKKC),

Hannah Dampster(1st Kyu - Langworthy).

Front Row - Katie Hardman(1st Kyu - Mossley), Elise Proctor(achieved 1st Dan - Mossley), Georgia Murphy(achieved 1st Dan - St Margaret's), Nathan French(1st Kyu - Prestwich), Daniel Kinsey(achieved 2nd Dan),

Lexi Sahadeo(1st Kyu - GKKC).

Most of our ELITE SQUAD MEMBERS going to the WUKF WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 17th - 19th JUNE in DUBLIN 2016.  Sporting their new red team hoodies.

Back Row - Kiah Padley(2nd Dan), Daniel Kinsey(2nd Dan), Jake McIntyre(1st Dan), Demi Pope(2nd Dan), Ellie Knight(4th Kyu), Sensei Will Pope(4th Dan - Head Squad Coach), Keith Leano(2nd Kyu)

Middle Row - Georgia Murphy(1st Dan), Nathan French(1st Kyu), Kenneth Leano(2nd Kyu), Farren McCorrisken(1st Kyu), Katie Hardman(1st Kyu), Sensei Michelle Knowles(2nd Dan), Elise Proctor(1st Dan), Sensei Deborah Jones(4th Dan)

Front Row - Dylan Robinson(6th Kyu), Phoebe Murphy(1st Kyu), Madison Williams(4th Kyu), Samantha Kinsey(5th Kyu), Jasmine Padley(1st Dan).

Missing from photo - Sensei Terry Pottage(Chief Instructor of Ken Yu Kai), Sensei Kath Perry(Coach), Sensei Dave Clark, Ste Surtees & Simone Anderson.

We were on ITV Granada News!!!

Our very own "Sensei Sensation," Terry Pottage and the Ken Yu Kai Elite Squad were the subject of a sports item that ran all day on the news bulletins AND online about training for the WUKF World Karate Championships in Dublin this June. click here for full video for link to the ITV Granada Website

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2016-03-31/champion-terry-and-his-manchester-karate-kids-head-to-world-championships/ (full broadcasted piece)

(Demi Pope Interview)

It displays a fantasic example from our squad members along with Head Coach Sensei Will & Sensei Kath too.  See below for some stills.

ITV Granada Reports 

ITV Granada Reports broadcasted a piece about Ken Yu Kai on Thursday 31th March 2016.  It ran during the lunchtime and evening shows. Here are some stills - click here for link to articles.

Click here for more photos of the broadcast.

Ken Yu Kai Squad showing off their medals and trophies to their 2015/2016 competition season 

Back Row: Haniyyah Ali (2nd Kyu - Blackley), Chester Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy), Oli Hampson(1st Kyu - Droylsden), Jake Horfall(1st Dan - Droylsden), Danny Caldwell(3rd Kyu - Langworthy), Michael (1st Dan - GKKC).

Middle Row: Louisa Murphy(1st Dan - St Magaret's), Izabelle Nield(2nd Kyu - Mossley), Farren McCorrisken(2nd Kyu - GKKC), Cheryl Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy), Keith Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy), Kiah Padley(2nd Dan - Failsworth), Holly Griffiths(1st Kyu - Droylsden), Sensei Kath Perry(4th Dan - Shief Instructoe at St Margaret's/Blackley/Simister), Sensei Will Pope(4th Dan - Head Squad Coach & Chief Instructor at Langworthy), Sensei Doeborah Jone(4th Dan - Chief Instructor at GKKC/Gorton), Daniel Kinsey(1st Dan - Eccles), Broughton, Kiah Bywater(3rd Kyu - Prestwich), Broughton, Elise Proctor(1st Kyu - Mossley), Katie Hardman(2nd Kyu - Mossley), Demi Pope(2nd Dan - Langworthy), Ellie Knight(4th Kyu - GKKC),  Jake McIntyre(1st Dan - GKKC), Remy Ainley(4th Kyu - GKKC).

Front Row: Usiad Ali(5th Kyu - Blackley), Broughton, Broughton, Jasmine Padley(1st Dan - Droylsden), Bobby Hudson-Lloyd(4th Kyu - St Margaret's), Lexi Sahadeo(2nd Kyu - GKKC), Georgia Murphy(1st Kyu(- St Margaret's), Nathan French(1st Kyu - Prestwich), Maddison WIlliams(4th Kyu - GKKC), Kieron Leaono(9th Kyu - Langworthy), Kenneth Leano(3rd Kyu - Langworthy), Dylan Robinson(6th Kyu - GKKC), Phoebe Muprhy(1st Kyu - St Margaret's), Lucy Lowe(6th Kyu - GKKC),  Samanth Kinsey(5th Kyu - Eccles).

ITV Granada, came to film the Elite Squad as they train towards the WUKF World Karate Championships in Dublin this June.  These photos show Sports News journalist David Chisnall interviewing both Senseis Terry Pottage & Will Pope, along with Daniel Kinsey & Demi Pope about their previous international competition experiences.  For photos, click here.

For more photographs of the grading, please visit our Failsworth & Droylsden Club photos page

Members, if you have any photos or videos of either clubs or Squad events and comps that you think would be suitable for the website, please email them to karatekyk@aol.com or speak to Sensei Terry Pottage