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WKGBWelsh Karate Governing Body (UK)
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In fact Blue's teacher has faced censure from the WKGB board for his efforts.
Since May this year, I have sent several letters of inquiry to the WKGB, copied to their parent organisations, the British Karate Federation and the European Karate Federation, and even delivered one in person.
They cannot, however, compete in their own country as the WKGB has a block "no wheelchairs" policy.
The WKGB has raised issues over training and safety, but I am an ex-H&S officer for corporate play areas and from my own knowledge I can say no extra equipment nor H&S training is required.
Jessica hopes to one day represent Wales, following in the footsteps of four of her team-mates, Rhys Davies, Natasha Paton, Elliot Evans and Luke Davies, who are in the WKGB squad for the European Under-21 Championships which take place in Paris in January.
The WKGB is the only body recognised by the Sports Council for Wales, and my concern is that, as the parent of an up-and-coming karate student at Cogan Leisure Centre, my son's association has been temporarily suspended.
Trained in this full-contact knockdown version of Karate by WKGB Squad manager Alwyn Heath, her inclusion in the squad proves that talent, not style, is the determining factor.
Both courses are open to all members of clubs affiliated to the Sports Council-recognised National Governing Body, the WKGB.
After a troublesome year, plagued by injury and illness 15-year-old Tasha Paton, twice British champion and winner of no fewer than 13 WKGB Welsh titles, has made an extremely successful comeback to the competitive scene.
The Welsh Karate Governing Body (WKGB) has begun a policy of contacting local authorities, encouraging them to check with karate clubs using sports, leisure and community centre's as well as schools and other premises, that their instructors have governing body coach awards.
Roger Williams, president of the WKGB, said: 'If an accident should occur involving individuals not in membership of the governing body, and as a result of non-membership are not adequately insured, then liability for injury sustained as a result of negligence or unsafe practice may lie with the local authority, which has allowed the use of their facilities without taking the necessary precautions'.