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Seitou Open Competition

On Sunday 24 November 7 members of the luton Higashi Karate club participated in the Seitou open karate championships held in Basildon.  Among their numbers were several members on their first outing.   First on the mats was John Hurley who performed a good kata, however progression was not to be as ...

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Competition: Seitou Ryu Spring Open

Excellent performances at the Seitou Ryu Spring Open.   Alexandria - silver kumite ; bronze kata Edvin - Silver kumite Ashley - bronze kumite Georgi - bronze kumite Myself - bronze kumite and surviving through Chinto in kata Nathan - no medal this time but two excellent bouts of kumite John ...

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Karate-do Federation Open Competition

This was my second competition with Luton Higashi and despite the slight overcrowding of the hall, it turned out to be a good day. Alexandria and I unfortunately did not attain any medals this time. Alexandria’s opponent was at least a head taller than her, but she didn’t let that ...

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SRK Winter Championships

A small team from Luton Higashi competed in the SRK Winter Championships. It was Edvin, Ashley and Alexandria's first time. Liridona was to add to her competition experiences and Eugene couldn't resist coming out of retirement. Again.   With 3 out of 5 members competing for the first time, Luton Higashi attained ...

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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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