Veras Academy enjoy success at the 3rd Kyu and Above English National Karate Federation Championships 2013Posted by raphael_veras
The Veras brothers have done it again, this time at the most important World Shotokan Karate Championships in Istanbul,Turkey at the Bagcilar Olympic Sporthall on Friday 5th April 2013. 8 year old Luan after competing against competitors from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Tunisia and Russia won two well deserved medals silver and a bronze in the 8-9 year kumite category. Liam the younger of the two also came home adorned with two bronze medals in the 6-7 year old fight category. Both boys displayed a high level of maturity having to compete at this level for the first time and the only two to represent England. Their father, Raphael Veras a Brazilian national who competes for England in the same sport and who is also a professional instructor/coach explained how proud his sons had made him.
Following the competition Sensei Veras took his family for a well deserved rest to Antalya, but said that their training regime would soon be resumed as they are back in the country
… Philip Francis 6th Dan
- Co-Dir. of Shoujin Karate Kai
- FormerEnglish Champion
- Former British Champion
- European Medallist
Helen Pree 6th Dan
- Co-Dir. of Shoujin Karate Kai
- Former English Champion
- Former British Champion
- European Medallist
Satinder Sehra 4th Dan
-Khalsa Karate Chief Instructor and Coach to many karate national and iternational champions
-Former British Traditional Karate Champion
Raphael Veras 3rd Dan
-Veras Academy Chief Instructor and Coach
-World Shotokan champion
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Shoujin Karate Kai does it again
Sensei Raphael Veras took a 24 team members of his Shoujin Karate Kai squad to the 2nd English National Colour Belts Karate Championships on Sunday 20th January at the Ponds Forge International Centre (Sheffield) and came back with a medal haul exceeding the First colour belts competition last year. Of the 24 competitors 20 achieved a total of 34 medals consisting of 9 gold, 6 silvers and 19 bronze.
Luan and Liam Veras with Emre Oner started the ball rolling by winning gold in the 9 and under Team Kata and Kumite(fight); Luan then followed this with a silver medal in the 9 and Under Individual Kata and his brother Liam winning bronze in the individual Kumite(fight). 5 year old Luca the youngest of the Veras brothers piped his brother Liam to take the silver medal in the Individual Kumite(fight) in the 9 years and under category. Charlie Hussey went one better than he did last year winning gold in the disability category, Sergio Gomes, Lucian de Lima and Lucas O’Sullivan taking part for the first time in this competition won bronze in the Seniors Male Kumite(fight), Lucas also winning bronze in the Individual Kata and silver in the Individual Kumite and Lucian winning gold in the individual kata. Andre Ranussi another first timer won bronze in the Individual Kata and Kumite. 14 year old Stelina Novruzaj won a bronze medal in the Female 14-15 category. Bernadette Urrutia won a bronze medal in the Senior Female Individual Kata 16+, with Nicole Hussey putting up a good fight to win silver after three rounds in the Senior Female Individual Kumite +68 Kilos Open Grade 18+ and Patricia Perote following to win bronze in the same category, the girls went on to win a bronze in the Senior Female Kata with team mate Shaida Khaliq. Luke Kavanagh and Archie Gemmell won a bronze in the individual Kata and Archie followed with a bronze in the Team Kumite with fellow team mates Max Berg and Romeo Noruzaj and 14 year old Jake Frampton winning a silver medal in his individual kumite category. Andrius Stankus won gold in the Individual Kumite 16-17 year category and his younger brother Domantas winning a bronze in the 12 – 13 year category.
Five year old Luca Veras the youngest squad member and a real samurai was awarded competitor of the day by his father Sensei Raphael Veras after winning 5 fights and getting a silver medal in the individual kumite 9 and under.
Joshua Jackson(9), Paddy Gemmell(8) and Kaisy Nakpodia(8) although putting on a good show were unlucky in the medal stakes. Squad member Jaydon Sullivan who won gold in last year’s completion was unable to compete in his category being unaware of the rules regarding the head guard for competitors 14 to 15 years old.
Sensei Veras commended the squad on their efforts stating that Sunday’s outcome was as a result of the training put in by each and every squad member.
The Veras children followed their father’s footsteps by competing in the Wado British Championships on Sunday 13th January, with the oldest 8 year old Luan starting the ball rolling by winning gold in the kick master category, gold in the 7-9 year olds fight and silver in the 9 and under team fight category. Liam the 7 year old won bronze in the kick master category and silver in the team kumite. Five year old Luca had a great day winning gold in the kick master 5 – 6 year old category, bronze in the individual fight then joined his brothers for the first time forming a fighting team in the 9 and under category to take a silver
The Veras Academy had a great weekend, Sensei Veras together Senior Black Belt Sanan Aliev was picked to represent the Southern England Regional Team against the North and Midlands in a karate championships on Saturday 12th January. They were part of a 16 member team that included cadets, Juniors and seniors, who won the competition out right.
2 Members of The Shoujin Karate Association got selected to represent England Southern Regional TeamPosted by raphael_veras
EKF Southern Regional Team – EKF National Inter-Regional Trophy
17. Francesca Hardcastle
Well done to all selected. Please make sure you are training hard as we only have 10 days to go but please do not get injured.
Important: Please tell your clubs, associations and friends that you have been selected for this event as the EKF board have made it FREE for all spectators! The other regions will have a lot of support especially the North so we need as many Southern FANS as possible. Please push people to come and support the South and YOU! If you do know that you having people coming to watch could you please send me rough numbers so I can let the event organizer know.
This will not be like many competitions that you have fought in as it is on English soil and it will be on one tatami, like the old ‘10K Clash’ or international matches.
The South never lost when the regions were last formed in mid 2000’s so please be ready for tough fights and a buzzing atmosphere.
We will see you on Saturday 12th January 2012 at 10-30am.Please do not be late!
EKF Southern Region Coaching Team
A team of 9 Veras Academy squad members travelled up to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, to compete in the British International Open Karate Championships on the 6th and 7th of October 2012 where 21 countries took part.
In the individual events, Luca Veras, 5, the youngest son of Sensei Raphael competing in his first ever competition came away with Silver in Kata for boys aged 5-6 years. Domantas Stankus, 12, managed a Bronze for Kata – boys under 14, Charlie Hussey, 14, won a Bronze in the Disability Kata open category and Sanan Aliev won a bronze in the senior fight -67kg. Also competing in individual events were Shaida Khaliq, 42, and Andrius Stankus, 17, who were both unlucky to miss out on medals after putting in great performances.
In the team events, the boys under 10yrs Kata team consisting of Luan and Liam Veras, aged 8 and 7, and Emre Oner, 8, secured a Bronze, then later, the same boys making up the under 10 Fight team also came away with Bronze and Luan and Liam Veras got another Bronze in Pairs kata.
Veras Academy trio wins 5 silvers at UK Open Karate Championships
Three members of the Veras Academy took part in the UK Open Karate Championships held in Birmingham on Sunday 23rd September
The team consisting of 8 year old Luan Veras, his 7 year old brother Liam and 8 year old Emre Oner returned to London with 5 silver medals. Luan suffering from a damaged big toe agreed with his father Sensei Raphael Veras to take part in the Competition using it as a final training session before taking part in the upcoming British International Karate Championships being held in Glasgow on the 6thand 7th October.
The boys took part in the under 9s Team Fight and after two rounds each came second winning a silver medal. Emre Oner taking part in a competition for the first time showed good form and was very happy to win a medal.
Liam Veras took part in the under 9s Individual Kata competition after winning four rounds lost in the final and won silver. He followed this up in the under 8s Individual fight repeating his actions in the kata competition and won a silver in the final