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AMA International Open 26 February 2012

The Feko Squad Show that they are the ones to beat following their superb performance at the AMA International Open held 26 February 2012

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Wukf European Karate Championships - 1 - 3 June 2012

The Magnum Sports Hall, Irvine, Glasgow, was the setting for the 2012 WUKF European Karate Championships from 1- 3 June 2012.  FEKO’s representatives had taken every opportunity to prepare themselves for this event and that preparation showed in the results which were:

Mandie Read: Gold - Kumite; Silver - Kata

Vanessa Stokes: Silver - Kumite; Bronze - Kata

Amy Wright-Hamilton: Silver - Kumite

Anthony Nelson-Ashley: Silver - Kumite

Basil Leeshue: Bronze - Kumite

Jamie Cure: Bronze - Kumite

Jason Smith: Bronze - Kumite

Melanie Charlesworth: Bronze - Kata

This excellent performance placed FEKO 4th in the total medals won per Federation.

WUKO European Championships 2012

The Leigh Sports Centre, Leigh was the setting for the WUKO 2012 European Championships. Sadly the organisation was not the best which meant that the squad had to remain alert and motivated during the long periods of waiting.

Their performances clearly showed that FEKO is just going to be the team to beat at any events.  Their performances also indicate the high standard required for selection to represent FEKO at National, International and World events.

They won 7 Gold Medals, 8 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals.  


Squad training 18 November 2012 witnessed yet another tremendous turn out of karateka trying to enhance their competition skills with over 54 attendees. As usual the training was intense with Stewart Tompkins focusing on fitness and a range of techniques.  At the same time Stewart was assisted by Steve Quinn who continuing to work with those karateka interesting in developing their kata skills.

At the end of the session Stewart was shocked and very pleasantly surprised to receive his FEKO Godan certificate from Jim Reece. Recognition of Stewart's Godan had been recommended to FEKO by Jason Smith, Karl Horsburgh and Mandie Read and the technical panel of FEKO agreed to award this rank to Stewart accordingly.

Carlow International Championships 2012

14 GOLD (7 individual/7 team) 21 SILVER (16 individual/5 team) 6 BRONZE (4 individual/2 team) - 41 in total medals won at this event.

Many congratulations to Mandie Read who was appointed FEKO’s National Kata Coach.

She will begin her role on Sunday 7 July 2013 at FEKO national squad training. Mandie can be contacted on mandie@feko.co.uk

WUKF European Championships - Sheffield 2013

Superb results - please see our squad and referee pages

WUKF World Championships - Bucharest June 2013

A gold, a silver and 7 bronze medals was the tally at the WUKF World Championships in Bucharest in June 2013.  The FEKO squad is clearly going from strength to strength.

Squad Training 7 July 2013

A sweltering hot day, a British man in the Wimbledon finals and still fifty people attended the FEKO National Squad training led by Stewart Tompkins and assisted by FEKO’s recently appointed National Kata Coach Mandie Read.  Those attending still pushed themselves to the limit, and listened intently to the Coach’s advice, practised and re practised their techniques with a positive and determined attitude.

Many thanks must go to the karateka who acted as competition candidates to enable the referees and table officials to practice their own technical skills.