ECKA Latest News

New ECKA Dan Grades! 26/11/2017
Dan grades awarded today:
Sensei Red Walcott - 7th Dan
Sensei Simon Small - 6th Dan
Sensei Paul Francis - 4th Dan
Sensei Libby Aldridge - 4th Dan
Sensei Lauren Cronin - 4th Dan
Sensei Liam Harmitt - 4th Dan

ECKA Results from the WAKO British Championships 19/2/2017
Full results for the ECKA squad at the WAKO British Championships

Full details for ECKA National Championships 5/11/2016

Change of venue for ECKA Cup 16/7/2016
Please note the venue for the ECKA Cup on the 16th July will be:
The Excel Leisure Centre
Mitchell Avenue

2nd & 3rd dan Grading 2/7/2016
Congratulations to Mark Hodges (2nd dan) and James Shepherd (3rd dan) on passing their ECKA grading!

ECKA Squad/Competition training & Referees course 21/3/2016
We need to reschedule the ECKA Squad/Competition training & Referees course from the 30th April, a new date will be published shortly.

WAKO Annual Awards 2016 23/1/2016
A number of ECKA representatives were given awards at the first annual WAKO GB Awards night!

WAKO World Championships 25/10/2015
Good luck to Sensei Dev Barrett who is heading out to Serbia today as WAKO GB Head Coach for the World Championships for K1, Low kick and Kick Light!

Video footage of the 2015 ECKA Summer Course 25/5/2015
Fantastic video montage of the 2015 ECKA Summer Course captured by Dion Barrett:

ECKA calendar updated for 2015 15/3/2015
Full events listing for 2015 now available online:

First few events of 2015 14/12/2014
17/01/2015, Grading, Leighton Buzzard
18/01/2015, 12 noon, Squad training & selection (for Points, Light Continuous & Full contact), Coventry
24/01/2015, 12-2pm, Black belt course, Coventry
24/01/2015, 2-4pm, 2nd & 3rd Dan course, Coventry
31/01/2015, 10am, Senior Instructors meeting , Coventry
31/01/2015, 12 noon, Squad training & selection (for Points, Light Continuous & Full contact), Coventry

01/02/2015, 11am, 1st Kyu course & grading, Bletchley, MK
07/02/2015, 11am, Instructor Assessment, Coventry
14&15/02/2015, WAKO British Championships, Birmingham
21/02/2015, Grading, Hereford

ECKA Kingsthorpe kickboxing student named Young Sportsman of the Year 24/10/2014
Joe Watkins, 16, who is a ECKA Kingsthorpe student, beat off tough competition to take the title at the recent Daventry District Sports Awards.

New ECKA Black belts 21/6/2014
13 successful students from around the country passed their ECKA Black belts from a grading panel of ECKA Chief Instructor Sensei Dev Barrett and Sensei Red Walcott

Sensei Paul Bosley receives Enfield sports coach and instructor of the year award! 31/3/2014
Enfield Borough Council has announced the winners of its annual sporting awards.
The sports coach and instructor of the year awards went to Sensei Paul Bosley for his dedication in teaching martial arts to his students who have been successful at national and world championships.

Results of ECKA Hereford Open 30/3/2014
Full results of the recent ECKA Hereford Open and the first competition of the 2014 ECKA Grand Prix

ECKA Squad training 2/1/2014
ECKA are putting on two squad training sessions, free of charge, for anyone who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at either the Semi-Contact or Light Continuous Nationals in 2013.
These will be primarily focused on the forthcoming WAKO British Championships but will provide invaluable training for anyone wishing to compete this year as part of an ECKA squad.
These sessions will take place on the 18th January and the 1st February 2014, at Sensei Dev's Dojo in Coventry.
If you placed in either of the Nationals tournaments in 2013 and wish to take place please contact 02476 449072 to book your place.

New ECKA Black Belts! 30/6/2013
Congratulations to nine new ECKA Black belts!

Change of date: Semi-contact Nationals 17/6/2013
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the date of the ECKA Semi-contact Nationals has changed from the 13th to the 27th July. Venue to be confirmed

ECKA Team win at WAKO Scottish Open 5/5/2013
Team ECKA win titles at WAKO Scottish Open!
Full results available

Change of date: 1st Kyu course & grading 24/4/2013
Please note that the date of 1st Kyu course and grading in Coventry has moved from the 18th to the 19th May (the time remains the same).

Milton Keynes Fight Night results 19/4/2013
Full list of results from the inaugural ECKA Milton Keynes Full Contact Fight Night

WAKO Scottish Open 17/4/2013
ECKA to travel to WAKO Scottish Open!

Change to Black belt course date 31/1/2013
Please note the Black belt course and the 2nd/3rd Dan course have been rescheduled from the 9th February to the 10th February, with the same start times.

January - April events online 13/1/2013
January - April events now available on the ECKA calendar:
The events for the rest of the year will follow shortly.

New ECKA Black Belts 15/12/2012
19 Seccessful ECKA students pass their 1st Dan Black Belts

ECKA Dan Grading at the 2012 Summer Course 26/8/2012
Congratulations to Mike Corbridge (2nd Dan), Danni Gedling and Liam Harmitt (both 3rd Dan) for passing their grading at the end of the 2012 Summer Course!

New ECKA 2nd dan black belts 14/7/2012
Congratulations to Emma Baker (Hereford) and Robert Goff (Bletchley) for achieving their ECKA 2nd dan black belts today!

Results from the ECKA Hereford Open 10/6/2012
Full results from the Hereford Open available here:
Updated ECKA Grand Prix results will follow shortly.
Contact Sensei Simon Small

Train at new ECKA Headquarters! 17/1/2012
There is a opportunity to train with the Senior ECKA Instructors at the new ECKA Headquarters and Sensei Dev's do-jo on the 4th February 2012!
Contact 02476 449072 to book your place

Sensei Dev moves into new premises 6/1/2012
After months of renovation, Sensei Dev has moved his club into his new do-jo. There should be an official opening in March.
The new address is:
87 Brays Lane

New ECKA Black belts 19/11/2011
Ten ECKA student successfully passed their Black belts (1st Dan) on the 19th November, in Coventry.

ECKA 2011 Grand Prix Winners 12/11/2011
On the 12th November, Sensei Dev Barrett, ECKA Chief Instructor announced the winners of the 2011 Grand Prix. These competitors had gained points for placing in the following competitions; the Tipton Open, Hereford Open, Semi-Contact National Championships and the Light Continuous National Champions. Congratulations to:
Devon Saunders (Hereford), Child - Novice
Connor Garrett (Tipton), Child - Advance
Adam Berry (Woburn Sands), Adult - Novice
Pat Baker (Hereford), Adult - Advance

ECKA 2011 Light Continuous Nationals Results 12/11/2011
Results from the ECKA Light Continuous Nationals are now available here:

Due to low numbers, this first aid course has been cancelled.

ECKA Awards 30/7/2011
ECKA Instructor, Sensei Mark Cullinane was awarded his 4th Dan Black belt and Lester Cowan was awarded his B Class referee status at the ECKA National Championships, on the 30th July 2011!

ECKA Hereford Open Results 22/5/2011
Results now available from the ECKA Hereford Open.
Click here for full results

ECKA Summer Course information 1/5/2011
Information on the 2011 Summer Course available.
Click here for full details

"Coach" nominated for BBC Midlands Sports Unsung Hero award 2010 1/12/2010
ECKA Instructor Coach (Sensei Hopeton Harmitt) has been nominated for the BBC Midlands Sports Unsung Hero award 2010.

Iran WPKA Opening Ceremony 1/11/2010
Picture of the ECKA Iran WPKA Fight opening ceremony

Pictures from Fight Night during Sensei Dev's trip to Iran 22/10/2010
Pictures available from an ECKA Fight Night held in Iran as part of Sensei Dev's trip.

Pictures from Sensei Dev's courses in Iran 21/10/2010
Pictures available from Sensei Dev's trip to Iran to teach many instructors and students.

Sensei Dev in action 15/8/2010
A video of Sensei Dev in action on his way to his full contact karate World title from 1983: