Sensei Pete and Andy Payne travelled to Scotland to participate in the 4th European Seniors and Veterans Karate Championships 30th May – 03rd June 2012. Both entered the Veterans Goju Kata Event; however due to a low number of entries both categories was cancelled and the entrants moved to the Open Kata Events.

Andy competed in the Veterans C Open Kata - Male - All Belts – 46 to 50 years – Andy performed Seinchin and was only 0.1 short of qualifying for the finals of this event. 

Sensei Pete competed in the Veterans B Open Kata - Male - All Belts - 41 to 45 years, Pete performed Sepai and was placed 3rd going into the final then performed Suparinpei which won a Silver Medal.

The event was organised by the World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF). 29 Countries took part in this prestigious event over 3 days.

We would like to thank Shihan Peter Alen for organising the English Squad and also every member of the Squad for their support and guidance during the event.

Further details of this event can be seen on the World Union of Karate-Do Federations