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Squad Training

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Welsh Karate Governing Body National Squad 2018
National Coaches - Chico Mbakwe & Hugh Ruse Receive - National Disability Award


National Coach - Hugh Ruse

Kata Coach - Chico Mbakwe


WKGB Selection Criteria

Associations are requested to send their best Competitors. Criteria for selection eligibility is compulsory participation at squad training. Selection is dependant on current form & stats.

The Welsh National Karate Team is selected for high profile events i.e. K1, Grand Slam, Commonwealth, European & World Championships.

Squad training is normally for 6th Kyu & above. The age range is 8yrs and above and is open to ALL WKGB members of the required age and grade, able bodied & Disability athletes.

All those attending squad training must have their association Chief Instructor’s permission and hold a current WKGB licence.

The use of photography and visual recording as a training aid is advantageous to the squad sessions and may be taking place.  Anyone objecting to this should not attend.


WKGB Selection Criteria is subject to Coaching Panel discretion but competing in WKGB, BKF events is compulsory.  Strongly advised competing in K1 WKF series events to gain international experience.


Squad Training

Sport Wales National Centre Cardiff - (New Dojo - Wheelchair Accessible)

These dates are booked around the calendar needs, for the International events we select for. They will only be altered to cater for any changes in those events. On some rare occasions, short notice may be required, we apologise in advance, for that which is beyond our control.

South Wales Squad - Training Times 10.00 - 12.00 (Kumite & Kata ) - Selection dates are held separately. Occasionally a "Spill-Over" from a selection date, may result in "Fight-Offs", Assessment or Fitness Testing on Squad Sessions. Wherever possible, Selections will be announced at Squad Sessions, but the prime form of notification is the WKGB Website.

Squad Kumite Session: Registration 9.30 - 10.00
(All Registration must be within this period - Valid Licences must be produced)
Kumite Training 10.00 – 12.00 (National Kumite Coach - Hugh Ruse)

Kata Squad Session: Registration 9.30 - 10.00
(All Registration must be within this period - Valid Licences must be produced)
Kata Training 10.00 – 12.00 (National Kata Coach - Chico Mbakwe)

Registration with valid Licence must be within the designated period.
Spectators are not permitted at sessions.
All Protective Kumite equipment must be EKF/WKF Approved.

Grade 6th Kyu & Above. Age 8 & above with Association Chief Instructor's permission
Squad Members arriving late, may be refused training.

Squad Manager

Louise Vaughn

Tel: 07805 474406
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