Jan 012023

We’re very happy to announce the promotion of Welsh Higashi Karate Kai’s senior Dan grades, which were presented at the recent WHKK Senior Grading Examination in Carmarthen. The awards were presented following approval by the Welsh Karate Governing Body and is in recognition of their contribution to karate in Wales, and the high standard of students throughout WHKK’s clubs.

  • Shihan Alan Prosser, 6th Dan
  • Shihan June Prosser, 6th Dan
  • Shihan Mair Phillips, 6th Dan
  • Sensei Eirian Jones, 5th Dan
  • Sensei Dan Phillips, 5th Dan
(not pictured: June Prosser)
Dec 182022

Wrapping up a year of hard work and dedication with a senior kyu grade, and WHKK Dan grading at Carmarthen Dojo. The session started with a course from Sensei Alan Prosser (WHKK Chairman) and Sensei Mair Phillips (WHKK Chief Instructor), followed by an intense grading examination in front of the technical committee.

Fourteen candidates were put through their paces, all successful in achieving their next levels, including the following black belts:

Barbora Housova, Shodan (1st Dan)

Yazmin Davies, Nidan (2nd Dan)

Keith Jones, Nidan (2nd Dan)

Congratulations everyone; an excellent way to wrap up a great year for Carmarthenshire Karate.

Llongyfarchiadau i chi gyd!

Mar 102022

Carmarthenshire Karate – Team of the Year

Carmarthenshire Sports Awards 2021

Our instructors Dan, Eirian and Mair attended the glamorous Carmarthenshire Sports Awards at The Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli to represent Carmarthenshire Karate, following nomination in the Team of the Year category. This recognised sporting achievements for both 2020 and 2021, following cancelation of the event for 2020.

May 012021

This month we’re excited to be taking part in the Actif Clubs Challenge from Carmarthenshire County Council’s Actif Sports & Leisure team – contributing to a county wide initiative aiming for a collective 1 Million active minutes.

Carmarthenshire Karate has been set the target of 132,000 minutes to be reached during May, with any exercise from any of our members counting towards our #millionactifminutes total.

How to take part

Just keep a record of your daily exercise, and submit your actif minutes every week via the online form.

Let’s smash it!

Apr 182021

With the return our outdoor classes in March (for our under 18 students), some of our junior members have been put to the test already; reward for all of their hard work in the online dojo during the first three months of the year. In the Nantgaredig sunshine, the thirteen lucky candidates each demonstrated the progress that they have made since their last gradings.

The standard certainly shone through, with some notable belt promotions, including four new 3rd kyus (brown belts):

  • Nerys Davies
  • Ruben Elias
  • Sean Fernandez
  • Ethan Woods

Llongyfarchiadau i chi gyd / Congratulations everyone!

Well done to everyone that achieved their purple, green, orange and yellow belts, as well as those with upgrades within their existing level.

Apr 112021

Following the return of our outdoor classes in Nantgaredig at the end of March, our junior students are already showing the benefits of getting back to in-person training. They’ve been able to hit the ground running too, on the back of three months of uninterrupted online sessions, three times a week.

We’re looking forward therefore, to seeing the first group of our junior grades taking their next examinations on the 18th April, as well as the reopening of our remaining outdoor dojos once adult sessions can resume on the 26th April.

Mar 292021

Our online dojo has been very busy in the first few months of 2021, kicking off straight away with three sessions per week from the first weekend in January. These sessions continued right through to the easing of restrictions on organised outdoor activities for children at the end of March.

We’re now keeping our online dojo open for two sessions per week, so that our adult students can keep up their training.

Jan 012021
Carmarthenshire Karate 2021

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda // Happy New Year

Standby for our review of 2020…

Nov 222020

Misty start. Bright finish.

Congratulations to everyone that passed their grading examinations with us this morning in Nantgaredig. This was our final grading examination of the year, which included both junior and senior grades, plus the latest beginners that have joined us during the era of outdoor training.

There were some great results across all levels, and everyone thoroughly deserved their promotions. Llongyfarchiadau i chi gyd!

Oct 222020

It’s been a year of “firsts” for us at Carmarthenshire Karate:

Now we’ve had our first ever floodlit training session, thanks to the excellent staff at Llangunnor School. This means that we’ll be able to extend our Carmarthen outdoor dojo a little bit longer, while we wait for the availability of another indoor venue, alongside Narberth.