Club Achievements

 

Welsh Championship

2018-05-05

On Saturday 5th May 2018 KKAcademy team had a successful day participating in the Welsh Championship Karate Tournament.

The stakes were high, but KKAcademy team rose to the challenge; their true spirit as well as their brilliant performance were awarded by winning the following trophies:

Kata Juniors
Gold Medal for Wiktoria Tomaszewska
Silver Medal for Joseph Owen-Jardine
Bronze Medal for Julia Wozniak
4th place for Rory Miller Forbes

Kata Juniors
Bronze Medal for Malachi Smith
4th place for Vanessa Maher

Kata Adults
Gold Medal for Robert Mikolajczyk
Silver Medal for Daniel Kerr

Clicker Juniors
Bronze Medal for Alex Edun

Clicker Cadets
Gold Medal for Malachi Smith
Bronze Medal for Vanessa Maher

Clicker Adults
Gold Medal for Tony Moore
Silver Medal for Daniel Kerr

Semi contact kumite 9+
Silver Medal for Mila Tomaszewska
Bronze Medal for Joseph Owen-Jardine

Semi contact kumite 10+
Silver Medal for Rory Miller Forbes

Semi contact kumite 12+
Gold Medal for Alex Edun

Semi contact kumite 15+
Gold Medal for Malachi Smith

Full contact kumite Heavy Weight Man
Silver Medal for Robert Mikolajczyk

Here at KKAcademy we value the achievements of our students and we are proud to share their sporting accomplishments.

Thank you to our coaches, Kris Wozniak and Tony Moore and Rober Mikolajczyk who have been coaching our team for the past few months and have supported them during their fights.
Enormous thanks to our club photographer Dan Scudamore who captured the fights of our participants and our moments of glory.

All team trained really hard and should be really proud of their accomplishments. Thanks to their bravery, our club team achieved a leading place in the Welsh Championships.

Huge congratulations to them all.

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Winners of GfA Level 3-6 Floor & Vault Competition

2018-04-29

Last weekend 28-29 April 2018, Gymnastics KKAcademy Team led by Kris Wozniak and Damon DuCasse had a successful day participating in the GfA Level 3-6 Floor & Vault Competition.

KKAcademy students rose to the challenge and their brilliant performances were awarded by winning the following trophies:
Angelo Paz 1st place
Julia Wozniak 4th place
Gloria Hammond 4th place

The following students passed their Level 3 grade:
Ana Luisa de Paiva Maran
Gloria Hammond
Angelo Paz
Kiara Cook
Erin Gibson

Julia, Gloria and Angelo have qualified to compete in the finals of London Gymnastics Championships.

Well done to our brave team and thanks to the parents and coaches for their commitment and hard work.

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GB Karate Kyokushin Championships 2017

2017-11-18

On Saturday 18th November 2017 KKAcademy had a successful day participating in the GB Open Karate Kyokushin Championships.
The event was held at Wodson Part Centre in Ware Hertordshire, organised by GB Karate Kyokushin Organisation.

Competitors and supporters travelled from as far as Scotland and Wales to represent their Clubs in:
Kata (combination of strikes and block movements),
Clicker (controlled semi contact fighting) and
Kumite (full body contact fighting) categories.

KKAcademy students rose to the challenge; their true spirit as well as their brilliant performances were awarded by winning the following trophies:
- Silver Medal in Semi Contact Juniors category, boys 9 - 10 year for Joseph Owen-Jardine
- Gold Medal in Kumite category, boys cadets 12 - 14 year for Alex Edun
- Silver Medal in Kumite category, girls cadets 12 - 14 year for Radost Dimichieva
- Bronze Medal in Kumite category, boys cadets age 14 to 16 year for Malachi Smith
- Gold Medal in Kumite category, boys cadets age 16 to 17 year for Daniel Kerr

Thanks to our brave team, and their hard work over the past few years, our club team achieved a leading place in the Great Britain Championships.

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KKAcademy coaches joined IRONMAN 70.3

2017-06-18

We are very proud to share with all our members that three KKAcademy staff members:
Kris Wozniak, Hayden Powell and Richard Kerr took part in IronMan 70.3 in June 2017.

Nearly 2,000 athletes took part in the gruelling endurance test despite the searing heat, which reached temperatures of 29C.

Setting off at 7am from Chasewater Country Park, they completed a 1.2 mile swim in Chasewaters reservoir before tackling a 56 mile bike ride through Cannock Chase and up to Shugborough Hall, in Stafford, where the athletes had to complete a 13.1 mile run around the historic estate before crossing the finish line right outside the hall.

The KKAcademy IRONMAN Team rose to the challenge; their true spirit as well as their brilliant performance were awarded by successfully completed it with great time results.
Their performance inspired the young members of the sports club, parents and local community who already committed to join the IRONMAN 2018.

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Youth Coach Program

2016-05-25

In May 2016 we opened Youth Coach Program within KKAcademy Sports Club.

Program is design for young people who wish to participate in sport activities and access coaching training program. Service we provide allows young people professional development in sport, gain practical and theoretical knowledge in sport by supporting Head Coach and Senior Instructors.

The training program helps educate young people, teaches team work, cooperation with senior staff and provides all participants the best sporting experience possible.

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London Sport Awards 2015

2015-12-02

The KKAcademy team is excited to advise that for the first time ever, we have been given the oportunity to show our creative skills and have been invited to enter the London Sport Awards 2015. The London Sport Awards are presented to clubs, organizations and individuals who are aiming to make London the most physically active city in the world.

Our club will be nominated in two categories:

- Club of the Year. KKAcademy Club has been nominated for this award for providing a positive, appropriate and effective experience for members; demonstrating excellent practice in providing a friendly, welcoming and inclusive environment for participants, coaches and volunteers. Also for outstanding co-operation with other Lewisham Primary Schools as well as developing and creating opportunities to the community and giving participants wider access to karate, fitness and gymnastics activities. London Sports will also be reviewing the club for its involvement in many of it's sports projects since 2009.

- Coach of the Year. KKAcademy Head Coach, Kris Wozniak, has been nominated for this award for creating an inspiring environment for members. Kris is a perfect role model, inspiring members to follow his motto to "Aim high, never give up, stay strong, work hard, and challenge yourself." London Sports will also be evaluating his commitment to personal development and achievements, showing an example to younger generations that every person, no mater how old they are or what background they have, they can achieve if they are dedicated and work hard. Kris' personal achievements include: International Karate Judging, Black Belt 3rd Dan grade, winning silver at the Great Britain Open Karate Championships, member of Team GB at the 11th World Open Kyokushin Karate Tournament in Tokyo 2015.

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Sensei Kris won bronze

2015-11-23

Update 23rd November 2015. Sensei Kris won bronze in the category of Senior Male at the 11th World Kyokushinkai Open Tournament. Well done Kris!

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Head Coach to represent Team GB

2015-11-01

We are so proud to let you know that Kris Wozniak founder of KKAcademy Sports Club has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 11th World Kyokushinkai Open Tournament in Japan in November 2015

This prestigious tournament, founded in 1975, takes place every 4 years. This 4 day event allows participants to display ultimate tests of stamina and skills, where contestants have to fight many rounds. Kris' strength and skills will be tested to the limit as he observes the unswerving spirit of "Akiramenai" meaning "Never give up."

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GB Open Karate Kyokushin Championships

2015-10-10

On Saturday 10th October 2015 KKAcademy had a successful day participating in the GB Open Karate Kyokushin Championships. The event was held at Wodson Part Centre in Ware Hertordshire, organised by GB Karate Kyokushin Organisation.

Competitors and supporters travelled from as far as Scotland and Wales to represent their Clubs in Kata (combination of strikes and block movements), Clicker (controlled semi contact fighting) and Kumite (full body contact fighting) categories.

The stakes were high, but young KKAcademy students rose to the challenge; their true spirit as well as their brilliant performances were awarded by winning the following trophies:

- Gold Medal in Semi Contact category, boys 10 - 12 year for Jahmain Benjamin
- Bronze Medal in Semi Contact category, boys 10 - 12 year for Alex Edun
- Silver Medal in Semi Contact category, boys cadets age 14 to 16 year for Brandon Benjamin
- Bronze Medal in Semi Contact category, boys cadets age 14 to 16 year for Daniel Kerr

This year Sensei Kris and Senpai Tony also faced the challenge and took part in the Kumite and Clicker categories. After spectacular performances filled with audience excitement, they were awarded the following:

- Silver Medal Kumite Man Middleweight category, for Kris Wozniak
- Silver Medal Clicker Man category, for Tony Moore

Thanks to our brave team, and their hard work over the past few years, our club team achieved a leading place in the Great Britain Championships.

To commemorate Sensei Kris' win, he has decided to give his students, who train at Rathfern School, the opportunity to win his GB trophy. He wants to inspire them by giving every child the opportunity to win this trophy on a weekly basis for their commitment and hard work.

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Big Lottery Funding

2014-12-10

In 2014 KKAcademy became a Sports Club. In November the club introduced the Sport For All project at Fairlawn Primary School to encourage more pupils and parents to pursue a more sporty and healthy life style. The Sport for All project promotes an active life style amongst it's beneficiaries which also contributes to the development of self-esteem, confidence and fitness, encouraging cohesion within the local community.

We were given the opportunity to participate in the Awards For All lottery and was granted one of the small grants of £10,000.00 to deliver the project throughout the London Borough of Lewisham.

We are happy to announce that on the 24th February 2015 KKAcademy was awarded this grant from the Big Lottery. We are very proud that our sports club was chosen from thousands of applicants and that the project will enable us to deliver a valuable contribiution to our local community. This grant will allow us to improve the sports hall facilities and help us purchase new sports equipment. This will benefit both Fairlawn pupils and students of KKAcademy. We will also purchase professional gymnastics equipment and be able to train club coaches to offer more specialized sport activities to children aged 10+. In conjunction with Fairlawn School, KKAcademy will run funded fitness and sport-oriented projects for Fairlawn pupils and parents to get involved in sport within our local community.

Thanks to our instructors' dedication and their hard work to deliver the Sport For All project over the past few months, KKAcademy club has gained a great profile in our local area. Our small club has been recognized as a valuable participant and we have earned the trust of the Big Lottery while delivering the project. We would like to celebrate our award and share it with you, by inviting you to participate in various sports activities over the summer term.

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English Championships Karate Tournament

2013-03-09

On Saturday 9th March 2013 KKAcademy had a successful day participating in the English Championship Karate Tournament. The tournament was held at Birchwood School in Bishop’s Strotford organized by GB Kyokushin Organisation.

Competitors and supporters travelled from as far as Scotland and Wales to represent their Clubs in Kata (combination of strikes and block movements), Clicker (controlled semi contact fighting) and Kumite (full body contact fighting) categories.

The stakes were high, but young KKAcademy students: Javiv James Richards, Eryka Lawrence, Wiktoria Tomaszewska, Dylan Van Den Eynden, Brandon Moore, Malachi Smith and Kurt Van Den Eynden rose to the challenge; their true spirit as well as their brilliant performance were awarded by winning the following trophies:

- Gold Medal in Semi Contact category, girls age 15 to 17 year for Wiktoria Tomaszewska
- Gold Medal in Semi Contact category, girls age 10 to 12 year for Eryka Lawrence
- Gold Medal in Semi Contact category, boys age 10 to 11 year for Malachi Smith
- Silver Medal in Semi Contact category, boys age 11 to 12 year for Brandon Moore
- Bronze Medal in Kumite Male category, for Kurt van Den Eynden

Here at KKAcademy we value the achievements of our students and we are proud to share their sporting accomplishments. We would also like to expresses our gratitude to the supporters, especially to the forever encouraging parents of our young members.

Thank you to our coaches, Kris Wozniak and Tony Moore who have been coaching our team for the past few months and have supported them during their fights. Enormous thanks to our club photographer Dan Scudamore who captured the fights of our participants and our moments of glory.

All pupils trained really hard and should be really proud of their accomplishments. Thanks to their bravery, our club team achieved a leading place in the Great Britain Championships. Huge congratulations to them all.

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