News 2011

The Hull and East Riding Karate Academy

Presentation Evening 2011

27th December 2011

The Gardener’s Country Inn at Coniston was again the venue for this year’s Hull & East Riding Karate Academy’s 2011 Presentation Evening. This was another memorable night with awards being presented to all those students who achieved so much success and improved so much over the past 12 months.

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This year we have had 16 students win individual gold medals at national competitions, they are left to right above, Joseph Johnson, Joel Edgar, Jamie Sherwood, Morgan Clarke, Emma Waudby, Jack Leake, Ben Harrison, Mohammed Othman, Jordan Taylor, James Lee, Naomi Pedder, Courtney Pedder, Josif Neema and William Hardy.


This year’s awards were presented to the following students...

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Kaylub Luxford

Student of the month (Leven)

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Ben Howe

Student of the month (Bilton)

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Jack Leake

Best beginner (over 12)

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Sam Peers

Best grading (12 & under)

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Jade Baynes

Best grading (over 12)

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Evan Purkiss

Most improved individual (12 & under)

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Elliot Daniel

Most improved individual (over 12)

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Joseph Johnson

Best Kata (12 & under)

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James Lee

Best Kata (over 12)

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Jamie Sherwood

Best fighter (12 & under)

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Ben Lane

Best fighter (12 & under)

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Morgan Clarke

Student of the year (Bilton)

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Lynsey Eggleton

Student of the year (Leven)

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Jordan  Taylor

Best fighter (over 12)


The Malcolm Adjie Memorial Shield Outstanding Achievement Award

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Rebecca Spurgeon

Best beginner

(12 & under)

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Emma Waudby and Jordan Taylor joint runners up Shindo-kai squad points competition.

Congratulations and well done to these and all the other students who have worked hard throughout the year.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

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Good luck Jordan

Good luck to 14 year old South Holderness School pupil Jordan Taylor who is attending the EKF England squad training and selection this Sunday for the forthcoming 2012 Junior European Karate Championships.

“Good luck Jordan, from everybody at the Hull and East Riding Karate Academy. I know you will give it your best shot, we are all behind you.”

Sensei Wayne Clarke


East Yorkshire Open Karate Championships

30th October 2011

Congratulations and Well Done to all those students who entered the East Yorkshire Open Karate championships at the Bonus Arena in Hull on the 30th October. We came away with yet another fantastic number of medals, 12 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze. 

It was the first ever competition for some students and hopefully the first of many. You all did yourselves and the club proud. Well Done!

Many thanks to Tony Dent of Wado-Uk for organising a very well run competition.

Sensei Wayne Clark

Click here for the results page - Click here for more photos and videos.


British Shotokan Open Karate Championships

9th October 2011

The Hull & East Riding Karate Squad were in Magnificent Form at the weekend when they travelled to Oldham to compete in the British Shotokan Open Karate Championships.

By the end of the Championships the 10 fighting had won an outstanding 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze Individual Medals plus 1 Team Silver and 2 Team Bronze.

14 year old South Holderness Schoolboy Jordan Taylor who last month only narrowly missed out on being selected to represent England at the Junior World Karate Championships in Malaysia, put his disappointment behind him in devastating style by fighting his way to the Gold Medal in the Boys Under 16 years Fighting Category.

Jordan had far too much speed and power for his opponents to handle and he beat them all with consummate ease to win the Gold Medal. However not content with 1 Gold Medal Jordan then went on to compete in the Under 16 KATA where once again he proved to be a class above all his opponents and won yet another Gold Medal for his outstanding displays of Shukokai KATA's.

Two more South Holderness School pupils where also in magnificent form with 12 year old Ben Harrison winning the Gold Medal in the Under 14 years Fighting and the Silver Medal in the Individual KATA, while 11 year old Morgan Clarke won the Silver Medal in the 10-12 years KATA section after narrowly being beaten in the final by fellow Squad Member Emma Waudby.

11 year old Emma was once again in sensational form in her KATA section winning yet another Gold to add to her ever growing collection as the young Karate Star maintained her 3 year unbeaten record in all KATA Competitions and having dominated in the KATA Emma then went on to compete in the Girls Fighting where yet again she outclassed all her opponents to win another Gold Medal.

9 year old Joel Edgar beat 29 competitors in the Under 10 years KATA to win another Gold Medal while 18 year old Josif Neema dominated the Senior Men's Fighting to win the Gold Medal.

16 year old Lynsey Eggleton won Bronze for Fighting and Bronze for Pairs KATA and 16 year old Naomi Pedder taking the Silver Medal in the Senior Female Fighting after being narrowly beaten in the final by England International Ashley Kenny of Sale Dojo in Manchester.  Pedder then went on to win a Silver in the Team KATA and Bronze in the Pairs KATA.

16 year old James Lee won Bronze in Fighting, Bronze in KATA and a Silver in the Team KATA with Clarke, Harrison and Waudby also winning Bronze in the Team KATA.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Click here for the results page

Karate Champions Page

With so many students having won gold medals, and with I’m sure many more to come in the future, I have decided to put a 2 year time limit on this page, which means that everyone who appears on the Karate Champions page must win another individual gold medal within 2 years in order to keep their Personal Profile listed.

Those people who last won gold in 2009 need to win another before the end of this year in order to stay on the Karate Champions page, I’m sure you’ll all rise to the challenge!

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Car Treasure Hunt Quiz (NUMBER 2)

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2011

Gardeners Country Inn Hull Road Coniston


14 Miles - 20 Questions - £5 per car entry fee

But who will complete it in the fastest time,  everybody welcome - great fun for all the family.

Please arrive for 5pm registration for a 5.30pm start


I would like to invite you to the Great Hull and East Riding Karate Academy car Treasure Hunt Quiz.

Test your powers of observation along a 14 mile route.

Drive TOO fast and you will miss the answers! Drive too slow and you will get caught up by the following cars.

It will be great fun relax and have a drink afterwards while the kids play.


Sensei Wayne Clarke


South Yorkshire Karate Championships 7th Aug 2011

The hull and east riding karate academy squad Had Another Brilliant Day at the South Yorkshire Karate Championships in barnsley.

This years competition was held at the Barnsley Metrodome and I must say what a fantastic venue this was (well done to Phil Moody of Shindo-kai). The Hull and East Riding Karate Academy took a squad of 16 competitors and won a total of 32 medals which was a brilliant achievement against some very high class opponents from England, Scotland Wales and Ireland.

Please see the competition results page for a full list of the results.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Shindo-kai Kata Championships 3rd July 2011

Once again the hull and east riding karate academy squad produced some Magnificent Performances at the Shindo-Kai Kata competition in barnsley.

7 year old Joe Johnson produced what can only be described as a master class of Shukokai Karate Kata which included all the elements we have been working on in training including speed, power, focus, strength and timing. All of these coupled with Joe’s determination to win was enough to see him beat a lot of very good opponents and win the Gold medal and much to Joe delight he will now feature on our karate Champions page and also wins himself a Karate Champions t-shirt.

Another Gold medallist was Courtney Pedder who was in outstanding form in the 16 years and over open grade Kata,  along with younger sister Naomi both girls produced some brilliant Katas in a very difficult group. However the girls had what it takes to reach the final where they eventually had to face each other with Courtney taking the Gold medal and Naomi the Silver.

Courtney and Naomi then joined forces to compete in the Senior pairs Kata and it was to be another Gold medal winning performance from the 2 sisters.


Courtney and Naomi Pedder


James Lee won himself a Gold in the 13-15 years brown and Black belt section before joining forces with Jordan Taylor in the pairs kata where they won themselves a Silver medal—Jordan also won Bronze in the Individual Kata.


James Lee and Jordan Taylor


Emma Waudby who has won the Gold medal in every competition she has entered in the last 2 years was to add another 2 gold medals to her collection when she won the 10-12 years individual Gold and then by teaming up with Kye Purkis the Gold in the Pairs Kata, Kye also won Silver in the Individual Kata.

Jodie Stanford from Sirius Academy won the Gold medal in the 13-15 years 4th kyu and below Individual Kata. Mo Othman also from Sirius won the Silver medal after Jodie beat him in the final.

Aboudi Neema has spent a lot of time at school practicing “Annanku” and his hard work and determination paid off when he won a Bronze medal at the championships in the Individual Kata.

Joel Edgar was another Gold medallist, he beat every body in the 7-9 years Open Grade Individual Kata.

Tom Shearsmith, Sam Peers and  Evan Purkis all won Bronze medals for individual Kata and Morgan Clarke and Ben Harrison won the Silver in Pairs Kata. A very fine performance of “Seienchin” from Ben in the final of the Individual Kata saw Ben win another Silver medal.

There were also very good performances from Ben Fisher, Mia Bower, Matthew Taylor, Amanda Quinlan and William Hardy who all produced very good Kata’s and only just missed out on medal places.


“Keep up the good work guys and girls because the medals will come very soon indeed if you keep performing to that standard”.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

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British Karate Championships 26th June 2011

A Massive Well Done and Congratulations to Naomi Pedder and Jordan Taylor who both won medals at the British Karate Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.



Jordan Taylor and Naomi Pedder


Naomi won the Gold medal in the 16-17 years girls team fighting and Jordan won Bronze in the 13-15 years individual fighting with very good performances also coming from James Lee and Josif Neema.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Click here for the results page

Ferrari 360 - BMW M3 - Ariel Atom

At last years Christmas presentation evening I was very kindly presented with a “Driving experience gift voucher” for the Elvington race track at York which was a gift from all of my students.

Well I am very pleased to tell you that I have booked Friday 22nd July to visit the race track and drive a Ferrari 360, a BMW M3 and an Ariel Atom.

Now I am sure the petrol heads amongst you will know just how fast a BMW M3 is with it’s 3.2 litre engine knocking out 343 BHP it will do 0-60 in 4.8 seconds (3.8 when I get behind the wheel) so it’s a very fast car indeed.

Costing £110,000 and with a 3.6 litre engine knocking out 400 BHP the Ferrari 360 is and extremely fast car and will do 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 183 MPH, so I’m really looking forward to trying to crack the 200 mark!!

Now then, as for the Ariel Atom, I bet most of you have never even heard of one. Well let me tell you, this little beast is seriously fast, and I mean seriously fast. It goes from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and is the fastest car that Jeremy Clarkson has ever driven, you can check out the Ariel Atom by clicking here.

Coming with me on the day is Mark Edgar (Joel’s Dad) and he is going to be driving the same cars as me (Though probably not as fast) and he will probably end up getting lost  if the Car Treasure Hunt is anything to go by !!

Anyway I’m sure we will have loads of fun and hopefully I will get some video footage to put on the website.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Newly appointed EKF Squad Coach

Willie Thomas 2 times World Champion and 6 times European Champion is now the EKF England Squad Coach. Paul Newby former World Karate Champion is now the EKF assistant squad coach.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Karate Demonstration, Long Riston Summer Carnival

The Hull and East Riding Karate Academy have been asked to perform a Karate demonstration at the Long Riston Summer Carnival on Saturday 9th July and I would like as many students as possible to take part in the display.

If you would like to be part of the demonstration team please let me know in advance so that I can put your name on the list.

There are many other attractions throughout the afternoon and the organisers of the summer fare are holding a children and adults tug of war contest. I will be selecting students from the karate clubs to take part in the tug of war.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

British Karate Association Championships (19th June)

The Hull and East Riding karate squad continued their dominance of the English karate scene in truly magnificent style at the BRITISH KARATE ASSOCIATION OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS in Manchester on 19th June.

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Students who competed in the British Karate Association Championships on 19th June. View more photos from the event in the photo gallery.


The 12 strong squad of elite fighters where an unstoppable force as they produced a Masterclass of technically brilliant karate in both Kumite (fighting) and Kata to win a staggering 10 Gold, 15 Silver and 5 Bronze Medals between them as they dominated every age group at the championships.

14 year old Jordan Taylor was in outstanding form winning 3 Gold medals, the first coming in the Boy 13yrs-15yrs individual fighting. He then went on to win the Gold medal in the boys individual kata, before joining forces with team mate Morgan Clarke in the Pairs kata where they again won the gold medal.

Morgan Clarke (11) is one of the regions best young karate fighters and apart from winning gold in the pairs kata, he also won the Gold medal in the Boys 10-12yrs individual fighting as well as Silver in the individual kata and silver in the team kata.

Naomi Pedder (16) won gold in the girls 16-17yrs individual fighting before moving up in age group to take on the 18yrs and over senior females where Naomi fought her way to the bronze medal. She then teamed up with big sister Courtney (18) in the Senior Pairs kata, and after producing what can only be described as near perfect displays of Bassai Dai the sisters found themselves winning another Gold medal each. Courtney also won Silver in the team kata and Bronze in the individual kata. Both girls also won Silver in the team kata with Lynsey Eggleton and Courtney Bronze in the individual kata.

Totally dominating the girls 10-12yrs age group was Emma Waudby (10) who won the gold medal in the Individual fighting, Gold in the individual kata, Silver in the team kata and another Silver in the pairs kata.

Lynsey Eggleton (16) won Silver in the Individual fighting, Silver in the individual kata, Silver in team kata and bronze in pairs kata.

James Lee (15) won Silver in team kata and Silver in Pairs kata

Joel Edgar (9) was in sparkling form in the under 10yrs section where he beat 25 opponents to win Silver in the individual kata and Bronze in the individual fighting.

Ben Harrison (12) also won Silver in team kata and Silver in pairs kata.

Elliot Daniel (14) and fighting in his first ever competition produced a brilliant performance of attacking karate to win a Bronze medal.

Josif Neema (!8) finished the day in style by fighting his way into the final of the senior men’s section where he came away with a well earned Silver medal

For a squad of 12 fighters to win 30 medals at a major open karate championship is a phenomenal achievement and possibly some sort of record, but it was also the manner in which it was done that pleased me the most. Every athlete looked a class above their opponents, and the techniques that we have been working on in training have really paid off.

Personal profiles of all the Champions can be found by clicking on the Karate Champions page.

Sensei Wayne Clarke


British Karate Championships 26 June 2011

Congratulations and well done to:-

James Lee

Jordan Taylor

Naomi Pedder

Josif Neema

who have all been selected to represent the Hull & East Riding Karate Academy and the Shindo-kai Karate Association at the Four Nations British karate Champions at ponds Forge International Sports Centre on Sunday 26Th June 2011.

Well Done and Good Luck.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Car Treasure Hunt Quiz

5 June 2011

“My adrenalin was pumping from start to finish!”, “it’s the best quiz I have ever done!", "absolutely fantastic!”, “brilliant!”, “it’s the best thing you have ever organised Wayne!”, “fantastic entertainment for all the family!”, “that was brilliant Wayne, will you organise another one soon!”.


Well what can I say, these are just a few of the brilliant comments I received from parents and children who came to the car treasure hunt quiz.

Make no mistake, this was no ordinary quiz, this was a quiz that got your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing as teams battled against the clock to see who could complete the 12 mile course and answer the 25 questions in the quickest time  (while sticking to the speed limits).

Gardeners Country Inn at Coniston was the venue for the start and finish of the challenge and total enjoyment and excitement was in the air as the teams set off on a 12 mile route around local villages.

At the start of the event the Edgar family in their Audi TT were the hot favourites to win (well at least according to Joel), because as Joel kept telling me “It’s the Audi TT with four exhausts and its real fast!” However, things didn’t quite go according to plan for “Team Edgar” - mainly due to driver error (Mark Edgar) and his very poor navigation skills, coupled with too much speed and a few too many handbrake turns. (I think somebody should have told them that this challenge didn’t require a fast car, it required a cool head and a keen eye).

Anyway “Team Edgar” in their Audi TT did eventually manage to finish the quiz and in good spirits (after completing the course from 3 different directions) in a time of 2 hours and 21 minutes (2nd to last). By the way the winners did it in just 46 minutes.

The team who finished last (they were carrying a handicap though), in a time of 2hours 30 minutes shall remain nameless. Personally I would have ditched the handicap and done it in a faster time!”

The overall winners were “Team Pedder” in an Jaguar S Type who won in 46 minutes, closely followed by “Taylor/Harrison” in 48 minutes and team Quinn” taking the 3rd place prize.

However, this was not about winners and losers or what cars people were driving, no this was about people having fun and a right good laugh, Oh and a few beers and a Bar-B-Que thrown in as well.

So you see, the social aspect of Karate can be just as exciting as fighting in a competition, only without the bruises. I would like to thank every one  of you for making this such a fun, enjoyable and memorable evening.

And the good news is – yes there is another treasure hunt planned for Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August.

 See you there! . . .


(This date is provisional but if a lot of people would like to attend but are away that weekend, let me know by the end of June and I may be able to change the date).

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Sponsored Bag Pack

I would like to say a massive thank you and well done to all those people listed below who all worked extremely hard at our sponsored bag pack at Morrisons on Holderness Road.

Thanks to your hard work and the kind generosity of Morrisons customers we managed to raise a fantastic £1067.83, which will help towards the cost of the team entries in competitions.

Thanks again to:-

Emma Waudby

Aboudi Neema

Courtney Pedder

Naomi Pedder

Mia Bower

Mandy Quinlan

Lynsey Eggleton


Ben Fisher

Ben Lane

Anthony Quinn

Neve Docwra

Owen Docwra

Morgan Clarke

Ben Harrison


Alex Neema

Josif Neema

Jordan Taylor

Sam Rushworth

Callum Rushworth

James Lee

I would also like to thank all those parents who also helped out with the supervision and packing of bags.

Sensei Wayne Clarke

Sponsored Run


 Tug of War


Padwork contest

Sunday 12th June

12.00 noon East Park - meet inside the main gates

Run to start at 12.15 pm

The aim of the day is to raise funds for a family fun day out to Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes during the summer. Karate suits must be worn, everyone is welcome and parents can run if they wish.

6 & 7 year olds 2 miles

8 & 9 year olds 3 miles

10 to 13 year olds 4 miles

14 years and over 5 miles

Please see Wayne before Saturday

to collect a sponsor form


Sensei Wayne Clarke

Car Treasure Hunt Quiz

Gardeners Country Inn, Coniston

Sunday 5th June

5.30 pm registration - 6.00 pm start time

£5.00 entry per car

Fun For All The Family

Don’t miss this great family quiz - A 12 mile course - 25 Questions

But who will complete it in the fastest time!?

Sensei Wayne Clarke