Success Stories

Success Stories

You Are The Creator Of Your Own DestinySuccess comes with hard work and dedication, so lets see what hard work delivers at Sport Karate East... 

As this seasons event's are poised to commence we are looking forward to sharing with you the success stories of our friends and fellow students here at Sport Karate East.

 

 

 

 

Sport Karate East Success Stories

 

SKE's Kyle McLean has now achieved a coveted SAKAI 1st Dan [Shadan]

It is with enormous pride that I can confirm that SPORT KARATE EAST has a new SAKAI Association Black Belt. Kyle McLean was awarded this from Sensei David M Coulter MBE, 8th Dan and our Assistant Chief Instructor Mr. Kris Coulter 5th Dan, on Saturday, 18th November 2017 at our Hunbu [Head Quarters] in Kilmarnock.  

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The SAKAI Black Belt Grading is a right of passage, it was both physically and mentally challenging for Kyle, but the reward at the end was PRICELESS.  In addition too Kihon, Kyle had to perform 44 different combinations not in sequence from memory, 8 Kata's individually and in a group, a written exam against the clock, and at the end of all of that, he had to fight a minimum of 30 Kumite matches.

 

Kyle's SHODAN [First Dan] is very important to SPORT KARATE EAST, his 1st Dan basically means that Kyle has mastered the fundamental techniques of karate along with the psychological and mental development necessary to make his karate effective.

Kyle's first and foremost responsibility is to train. A First Dan has just started their journey. Part of the growth process that occurs in karate is just plain old everyday hard work that goes with doing something over and over again until one gets really good at it.

 

Achieving the rank of a First Dan Black Belt is hard, really hard!  Most people just don't stick with it. Our experience shows that less than one percent of all the people who try karate ever make it to First Dan. So congratulations on achieving your first step on the ladder of what we hope is a life long karate journey, enjoy your achievement and keep training hard.  Congratulations Kyle you did yourself proud!

 

Twenty of SKE’s young athletes participated in a 10,000 Kick Challenge!

Twenty of SPORT KARATE EAST’s young athletes participated in a 10,000 Kick Challenge to help raise much needed funds, to assist our athletes progression programme, today [Sunday 21st August 2016].  The challenge took place at our studio in Dundee and started at 11.26 am and continued until the goal of completing 10,000 kicks was achieved at 1.14pm.  This took one hour and thirty-eight minutes and the young athletes between them averaged 102 kicks per minute!

 

SPORT KARATE EAST is very grateful to each and everyone who sponsored this event to assist our young athletes in their endeavors to compete, locally, nationally and internationally.

 

To date this momentous endeavor by Twenty of Sport Karate East’s young athletes has raised in excess of a FOUR figure sum, with still a number of our sponsors pledges to come in, we should see this figure grow further. 

Here is a summary video of the action from SPORT KARATE EAST's 10,000 Kick Challenge, we hope you enjoy it!

 

 

SPORT KARATE EAST's Athletes Fund Raiser Event!

Hyakunin Kumite is the ultimate test of physical and mental perseverance.  The hundred-man/woman kumite challenge might well be seen as the ultimate test of physical and mental perseverance in Martial Arts, or for that matter, many other sports today.

 

SPORT KARATE EAST’s Youth Development Director Richard Mallinson planned to undergo 100 X 2 minute rounds of fighting [kumite] to help raise much need funds for SKE's young athletes.  The Man/Woman fighting [kumite] challenge took place on Saturday 28th November 2015 @ Sport Karate East’s Studio in Dundee and continued until the goal of 100 matches was completed. There was an error in the rounds counted, Richard Mallinson actually completed 110 X 2 minute rounds.

   

Mawashi Geri Two 2015

To give you a better idea of what this challenge entail’s, it’s like running two marathon’s consecutively while people are trying to punch, kick, sweep and throw you and if this was not tough enough Richard arranged for former Scottish, British, European and [WKF] World Karate Champions to be some of his adversaries. 

Based on our research it appears that this is the first time that the Hyakunin Kumite Challenge has successfully been completed in Scotland. In fact there are only 23 other people in the WORLD who have successfully completed this challenge.

 

We may well be the FIRST in the WORLD to have done the Hyakunin Kumite Challenge using World Karate Federation Rules.

SPORT KARATE EAST is very grateful to each and everyone who sponsored this event to assist our young athletes in their endeavors to compete, locally, nationally and internationally.

 

To date this momentous endeavor by Sport Karate East’s Youth Development Director has raised in excess of a FOUR figure sum, with still quite a number of our sponsors pledges to come in, we should see this figure grow further. 

 

Here is a summary video of the action from SPORT KARATE EAST's Hyakunin Kumite Challenge, we hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 SKE's Bob Davidson has now achieved a coveted SAKAI 4th Dan [Yondan] 

After 9 years of dedicated training here at SPORT KARATE EAST it is with great pride that I can confirm that Bob Davidson has now achieved a coveted SAKAI 4th Dan [Yondan] on Saturday 10th October 2015 at our Humbu [Head Quarters] in Kilmarnock.  Bob was awarded his 4th Dan from the SAKAI Associations Founder and Chief Instructor, Sensie David M Coulter MBE, 8th Dan and our Associations Assistant Chief Instructor Mr. Kris Coulter 5th Dan.

 

 Bob Being Awarded His SAKAI 4Th Dan By Kris DavieThe SAKAI Black Belt Grading is a right of passage, it was both physically and mentally challenging for Bob but the reward at the end was PRICELESS.  The grading started with Kihon.  Bob then had to perform 22 different combination techniques from memory. Next up Bob had to fight 20 Kumite matches, before having to perform our mandatory Kata's and then a further 4 advanced Kata’s from SAKAI’s approved Kata list. Last but no means least he then had to perform a further 22 different combination techniques from memory.

 

Our experience shows that one in ten thousand make it to 1st Dan [Shodan] so you can workout for yourself how many martial artists make it to 4th Dan [Yondan], This is a very exclusive club, being a 4th Dan or above.

 

So congratulations on achieving this significant milestone on your lifelong karate journey enjoy your achievement and keep training hard.

Congratulations Bob you did yourself proud! 

 

 

SKE has now achieved our 1st coveted SAKAI Karate Association Black Belt 

It is with enormous pride that I can confirm that SPORT KARATE EAST has now achieved our 1st coveted SAKAI Association Black Belt. Caroline Parker-Smith was awarded this from Sensei David M Coulter MBE, 8th Dan and our Assistant Chief Instructor Mr. Kris Coulter 5th Dan, on Saturday, 12th April 2014 at our Hunbu [Head Quarters] in Kilmarnock.  

 

Caroline Davie Kris SAKAI Black Belt Grading 2014

The SAKAI Black Belt Grading is a right of passage, it was both physically and mentally challenging for Caroline, but the reward at the end was PRICELESS.  In addition too Kihon, Caroline had to perform 44 different combinations not in sequence from memory, 8 Kata's individually and in a group, a written exam against the clock, impact pad work and at the end of all of that, she had to fight a minimum of 20 Kumite matches.

 

Caroline's SHODAN [First Dan] is very important to SPORT KARATE EAST, her 1st Dan basically means that Caroline has mastered the fundamental techniques of karate along with the psychological and mental development necessary to make her karate effective.

Caroline's first and foremost responsibility is to train. A First Dan has just started their journey. Part of the growth process that occurs in karate is just plain old everyday hard work that goes with doing something over and over again until one gets really good at it.

 

Achieving the rank of a First Dan Black Belt is hard, really hard!  Most people just don't stick with it. Our experience shows that less than one percent of all the people who try karate ever make it to First Dan. So congratulations on achieving your first step on the ladder of what we hope is a life long karate journey, enjoy your achievement and keep training hard.  Congratulations Caroline you did yourself proud!


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