ENGLISH OPEN 2015-KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP III – 3rd May 2015, University of East London

11 03 2015

Hello Everyone. Please be advised that our training for this competition starts on the 15th March 2015 at the Top Gymnasium, Hadley Stadium B66 4NL, from 13:00 to 16:00.  Kindly let me know by FB, email, text or phone if you are joining.  If you are participating please try to come to all the training as we have just one and one-half months of training.  The competition pack has been posted on our FB page however if you wish to have a copy kindly inform me through our email kda_uk@yahoo.com or hd_perez@yahoo.com.  Parking at the University will be opened early for those travelling on that day.  If you have problems entering please call Sensei Erica Francoise on 07834024166.  She will be at the venue early.  This will be our biggest international tournament for the year so please join and support the team.



11 03 2015
Team Kata, 11 years old and below, any grade, mixed

Team Kata, 11 years old and below, any grade, mixed

Venue Rogel,Joshua,Jedd,MJ,Dylan,Maria MJ,Pat,Dad MJ,Maria,AJ Luke Luke,Anton,KC Jericho,Carlos,Ethan JB,Rafa,Gabby Gabby,JB,Raffa Barriosfamily Angel

Congratulations to the KDA-UK karate team for an outstanding performance in the recently concluded EKO Karate Championships.  We were able to garner 5 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze trophies and medals as our official standing but our actual haul was 23 trophies and medals in all.  Well done team.  The winners are as follows:

Category 1 Kata, male and female under 11 years old, 4th kyu and below

Gold-Michael Joshua dela Cruz; Silver-Maria Isabella Esguerra; Bronze-Arianne Jane Locquiao.

Category 3 Kata, male and female 11 & under 16, 4th kyu and below

Gold-Rogel Sahagun; Silver-Joshua Vergara

Category 5 Kata, Female 16 and over 4th kyu and below

Gold-Pat Coleen dela Cruz; Silver-Angel Ante

Category 8 Team Kata, Under 16 any grade, mixed

Silver Team A-Maria Isabella Esguerra, Andrea Eunice Locquiao, Arianne Jane Locquiao

Bronze1 Team D-Gabriella Barrios, Jacob Brian Resuello, Rafael Lopez

Bronze2 Team E-Carlos Lopez, Jericho Felix, Ethan Tumbos

Category 9 Team Kata, 16 and over, any grade, mixed

Gold Team A-Anton Perez, Kenneth Christopher de Leon, Luke Barrios

Silver Team B-Jane Chloe Abulencia, Pat Coleen dela Cruz, Angel Ante

Category 13 Kumite, Male 8-10 years old, any grade

Gold-Rogel Sahagun, Silver-Michael Joshua dela Cruz, Bronze-Royce de Asis


Thank you to students, parents, coaches and trainers who helped make this outing a successful one!

EKO Karate Championships, ISKF-UK seminar and grading, ESKF European Champiosnhips

11 01 2015

Hello everyone. We will be participating in the EKO Karate Championships on the 7th of March 2015 at the Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kingsheath Birmingham B14 6ER. Our training will start on the 18th January 2015 at the Top Gymnasium, Hadley Stadium in Bearwood B66 4NL, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please inform me ASAP if you are joining so I could form the teams as we have only 7 training days. This will be our warm-up before the ESKF European championships in London on the 3rd May 2015 (still to be confirmed, details to follow). Those of you taking their ISKF grading in May this year will start their preparations in March after the EKO competition. Sensei Yutaka Yaguchi will be conducting the 2015 ISKFseminar and examinations at the Sobell Leisure Centre, Islington, London in May (details to follow). See you in training!


28 10 2014

Congratulations to team KDA-UK for a brilliant performance at the GB Open Karate Championships at the North Solihull Sports Centre, Birmingham.  The team finished with 8 Golds, 2 Silvers and 5 Bronzes.  Rogel Sahagun and Maria Isabella Esguerra also won two special awards, Best Junior Male and Female Karateka of the day.  Well done team!

These are the medal standing for each participant:

Maria Isabella Esguerra – 3 Golds

Rogel Sahagun – 2 Golds

Andrea Eunice Locquiao – 2 Golds

Anton Perez – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze

Mark Monsanto – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze

Arianne Jane Locquiao – 1 Gold

Henry “Khamis” del Rosario Jr. – 1 Gold

Augustus Robert Sumilang – 1 Gold

Kent Vernett de Leon – 1 Silver

Chloe Abulencia – 1 Silver

Kenneth Christopher de Leon – 1 Bronze

Lycelle Valerie Sumilang – 1 Bronze

Sean Christopher Locquiao – 1 Bronze

Alexis Christian Corpuz – 1 Bronze

Jacob Brian Resuello – 1 Bronze

Team members who made it to the final 6 and semi-finals:  Gabby Barrios, Karl Alian, Dylan Abulencia, Jericho Felix, Jhon Vincent Monsanto and Jhon Patrick Monsanto.


Thank you very much to all those who came to watch and support the team.  Well done to all and well done to the team!TeamA&B1AndreaChloe Aycee KDATeam2 MariaAJAndrea MarkJB2 Rogel2


1 10 2014

Greetings to all parents and students.  This is just a reminder that the GB Open Karate Championships is on the 12th October 2014 and the venue is the North Solihull Sports Centre, Conway Road, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, Birmingham B37 5LA.  Doors will open at 09:15 and competitor registration until 09:50.  There will be a referee/officials and coaches meeting at 09:45.  Competition will commence at 10:00 prompt.  Please be early, about 08:30 the latest, as there are limited parking spaces available.  There is a spectator fee of £5 per person.

All individual Peewee and Junior events (9 years old and under) to be completed first for kata and kumite.  This will be followed by all kata events of the remaining categories and kumite events in the afternoon.

Our last training day for competition is on the 5th October 2014 so please be in attendance.  Girls are required to wear body armour/chest protector and boys are required groin guards during kumite events.  Kindly check your equipment and pack them all in one bag.

Good Luck to all!

GB Open Karate Championships 12 October 2014

21 08 2014

Hello to all. This is just a reminder that the GB Open Karate Championships is on the 12th October 2014 at the North Solihull Leisure Centre, Birmingham. Training has been ongoing since the start of August 2014. Team members are required to attend training and if possible not be absent until competition day. This will probably be the last tournament we will have for the year so let us all do our best. For those of you catching up on training, schedule is Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Top Gymnasium, Hadley Stadium. See you in training.

New West Bromwich Leisure Centre

18 08 2014

Greetings to all. We would like to announce that we have adjusted our training time at the New West Bromwich Leisure Centre which now start at 9:30 a.m. up to 11:00 a.m. every Saturday. Please feel free to drop by and have a free training session if you are interested.