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Paul Newby BKF Kumite Coach

 

Paul started karate when he was 5 years old and has won over 500 medals. 

Paul was selected  for England at the age of 20 under Vic Charles M.B.E.

Paul has won many open internationals medals including golds silvers and bronzes ind Golden League Tournaments which were the predecessor for WKF K1 events.

In Pauls collection of titles and medals he has 15x English champion Team and individual, 6x British champion team, individual European senior medals 2 Silver and 1 Bronze and at  World senior levlel he won  2 Bronze 1 Silver and 1 Gold making him World Champion.

Paul  was selected for his first major competition in 2000 for the WKF Worlds Munich and came 5th in 2002. He won a Bronze in 2004 then Gold -60kg.

One of his proudest achievements was being -60kg and always making the men's team which is unusual as most teams use their bigger fighters.

Paul has won many medals as part of the men's senior England team and on many occasions going out as number 1.

In June 2018 Paul along with Davin Pack coached a BKF squad at the Youth Olympic qualifiying event in Umag Croatia.  2 of the atheltes qualified gaining their place in the  Youth Olympics which were held in Buenos Aries in October 2018.

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