UK – Central Regional Tournament Results


The UK Central Regional Tournament were held at the Cannock Chase Leisure Centre on Saturday 11th March 2023.

A message from the Tournament Director – Sensei Andy Hawley:

What a brilliant day we had at the Central Regional Tournament! It was great to welcome students competing for the first time and also those seasoned competitors, in what was our biggest tournament in a number of years! The atmosphere was electric! I speak not only for myself, but for all of our officials, the karate standard, skill, attitude and camaraderie shown by competitors throughout the day was a huge credit to those competing.
It was wonderful to see lots of smiling faces cheering each other on – regardless of their own individual results. Remember it is not the number of medals that defines you as a karateka. If you didn’t receive a medal – it is the getting in the tournament ring and competing that defines you as a true champion. If you did win a medal – a big congratulations! A full list of the results is available here:


I want to thank all spectators for their support – especially for their taxi services and cheerleading – without you guys many of our junior students simply would not be able to compete. A huge thank you to our referees, judges and admin team who give up so much of their time, not only to study and be the best they can be, but also the time they give on tournament days to help these events run smoothly. It is very much appreciated!
DE Photo our professional photographers (who have been taking photos at GKR events now for over a decade) were in attendance capturing snapshots of your events. If you didn’t get chance to see your pictures or buy a memento on the day, you can do so by clicking here.
And finally, if you took any photos or did and filming on the day, please share them to the Facebook page and use the hashtags #gkrcentral and #gkrkarate.

Why GKR Karate?

GKR creates the right environment for our members to train in. Although we promote self defence and fitness, our style also fosters positive values, confidence, discipline, focus and well being. GKR teaches you not only how to punch and kick, it teaches you to be a better person.

We encourage students of all ages, from all walks of life to join our club and be part of the supportive ‘family’ that is GKR Karate.

  • Self Defence
  • Weight Loss
  • Focus
  • Family
  • Respect
  • Friendships

Contact Us

Have a question or require further information? Contact us today.

Contact Us