About Our Association

Contact Karate was the original name for Kickboxing. Our style was formed for Full Contact fighters, with greats like Howard ‘The Hawk’ Brown and Kash ‘The Flash’ Gill all representing the English Contact Karate Association (ECKA). Over the years, many Full Contact fighters have been produced by ECKA & WCKA clubs and also teams in Points Fighting, Light Continuous & Traditional Karate Kumite were active across the UK and the World.

The Welsh Contact Karate Association (WCKA) was formed in 1986 by Master Clifton Brown (6th Degree Black Belt) who was a full time Instructor with the ECKA. Master Brown was one of the greatest points fighters in the UK during the 80s and 90s and is still highly respected by many organisations.

During the late 80s and 90s, the WCKA had a great fighting team with names like the late Andy Mann, Chris Allen, Johanna Waters, Mike Flanagan, Nick Clarke, Dave Wing, Nicky Blake, Milton Dennis, Rob Miles who represented the WCKA in Full Contact, Light Contact, Points Fighting and Traditional Karate Kumite.

Master Brown also created an Association of many clubs with his newly trained Instructor team of Derek Hughes, Mal Johns, Dave Wing, Nick Clarke, John Spragg and one or two others. Before long, the WCKA was able to hold its own Interclub Competitions and other events without involving others.

Master Brown resigned as Chief Instructor of the WCKA in 2005 and Master Nick Clarke took over at the request of the Instructor Team. Currently, Master Clarke has an Instructor Team with classes right across South Wales striving to be the ‘professional option’ for those taking up the Martial Arts. Please read about the Instructors by selecting them from the menu bar above.

Today, the WCKA organises some of the biggest open competitions in Wales due to its links with WAKO and WKU and is arguably one of the strongest fighting teams on the UK circuit.

The WCKA is one of the largest Martial Arts Organisation in Wales.

Upcoming Events

Lil Dragons Grade – June 2022

(click club for grade times) Aberdare Ammanford Barry Brecon Caerphilly Cwmllynfell Efail Isaf Llandarcy Llanelli Llantrisant Merthyr Tydfil Mountain Ash Penarth Penlan Pontardawe Pontyclun Rhigos Tylorstown St Athan Trecenydd Treorchy Health & Safety All our...

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Kids Zone/Adults Grade – 12 June

Saturday 11 June 2022 Lil Dragons - click here Going for Brown Belt and Black White Belt - Caerphilly Leisure Centre, 1pm til 3pm Anyone taking a Black Belt Assessment - Caerphilly Leisure Centre, 1pm til 3pm...

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WKU World Championships 2022

The 2022 WKU World Championships for Kickboxing and Karate will be held in Cardiff this October Athletes from over 30 countries will battle over 4-days to win the ultimate prize, WORLD CHAMPION 2022         Wales' Nick Clarke with WKU World President Klaus...

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2022 Events (at a glance)

2022 Events 11/12 June - WCKA Grade Weekend 17/18 September - WCKA Grade Weekend 24-28 October - World Kickboxing Championships in Cardiff 17/18 December - WCKA Grade Weekend

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