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Success at Central England 22nd Open Karate Championships

On 1 July two members of the Luton Higashi karate club joined up to 1,000 other competitors at a karate competition held in Worcester.  Liridona had decided to enter her first fighting (kumite) competition, as well as kata, which she has previously done. A 2 hour journey led to the Worcester ...

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EKF Kyu Grade Championships

January 2018 saw our very own Liridona Spahija attend her very first competition in Leicester at the EKF Kyu Grade Championships. This is a competition that is only open to karate students below the level of black belt. Luckily for Donna this is a “local” event as she is now ...

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Katie Wins Medal at BIKO Championships

An early start saw me meeting up with the Garner family and their karate star in the making, Katie, at the Harlow Leisure Center for the BIKO Open Championships. A subdued Katie sat there with us while we chatted and I drank the first of my over priced frothy coffees ...

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United Styles Association Open 2016

After the Higashi Nationals earlier in the year five Luton Lunatics decided that we should try an Open competition. Stacey was up first with the Female 4th Kyu and Above Kata. She stepped on to the mat and performed excellent and powerful Pinan Sandan, unfortunately she lost her round to a ...

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HKK Nationals Competition 2016

The Luton Lunatics had a great time at the HKK Nationals at Brunel University. We had another strong showing with over 20 competitors.   Everyone worked hard in the months leading up to the competition with longer training sessions as well as extra sessions. We would see if it would all pay off!   The ...

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Omari Wins Gold!

The WKU Open Karate Championships were held in Western Super-Mare. Since registration was at 9.30, it meant that this was an early start for the squad that went down. When we eventually arrived, despite the early start, I wasn’t really tired. Once the fighting categories started around midday, that’s when ...

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Competition Success for Omari

Congratulations to our very own Omari Asein for winning another Bronze medal at the British International Open Championships on Saturday 5th September 2015 in Glasgow. This adds to his Bronze medals won in May at the United Styles Association Open Competition on 15th May and The British Four Nations Karate ...

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United Styles Association Open Competiton

As Omari and I had recently been accepted onto the Higashi National Squad we thought it would be a good idea to attend a competition or two to try and gain more experience with competition style fighting and prepare ourselves for the long road ahead as we attempt to become ...

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BKF 4 Nations Karate Championships

When I was told that I was competing in the Emirates stadium in Glasgow, I did not fully comprehend the scale on which I would be fighting. I the sudden realisation hit me when I entered the arena. The sheer size of the hall shook a little at first but ...

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HKK Nationals 2013

The Luton Lunatics had a great time at the HKK Nationals at Brunel University. The day started strong with the juniors winning a number of gold and silver medals in the kata categories. When they moved onto the Kumite they did just as well.   After lunch, it was the turn of ...

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