FKA Squad and Championships

Frontier welcomes Sensei Anthony Balkissoon and his students to Frontier.


England Team member Kieron has joined Frontier Karate Association with his coach. Sensei Anthony is the new Head Kata Coach for the Association.  

BUSA National University Championships - February 21-22nd 2015

FSK's David Thomas won Bronze in the men's team while being captain for Birmingham

University. He also won Bronze in the -84kg Mens Kumite.

European U21 Karate Championships, Switzerland

This years Junior Europeans were held in Zurich, Switzerland and our very own Fran Hardcastle of KHALSA CHAMPIONS was representing the Junior category -53kg Kumite.

Fran had a good opening round winning 3-0 although it was a bit tentative. Her second round she lost 0-1 to Bosnia who went on to reach the final. That sent Fran through to repo against home nation Swiss. Unfortunately there seemed to be a misunderstanding before the fight whereby Fran was going to be disqualified because of no coach. This meant her mind was not in the right place. Fran would have to compete with no coach. Subsequently she lost 0-4 and came 9th overall.

Sensei Sat commented "After last years result I was confident that Fran could medal again and we got off to a good start. The second fight was pressured but not enough techniques were thrown which is a shame as Bosnia girl was scoring for fun on all the other fighters and only managed to get one point on Fran. Had Fran scored she would have won that fight. The last round was a spectacle but again coach or no coach Fran attacked but was always second to the point something we need to work on. All in all not the result Fran or the club wanted however we are still all very proud of her achievements."


January 2015 - English Kyu Grade Championships - Pond Forge, Sheffield 

Frontier Karate Assoiation finish 6th in medals table (out of 50)

Well done to the whole squad that competed at the championships and to all medal winners

  • 4 Gold
  • 3 Bronze

Well done to Sat Satinder of Khalsa Karate for doing a great job as coach and David Thomas FSK as Assistant coach to Sensei SAT.


Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th March

Frontier Karate Association National Karate Team to EKF English National Karate Championships - Ponds Forge International Areana

Coaches: Paul Simmons, Anthoni Everitt and Satinder Sehra

  • Sophie Santillo KHALSA Champions
  • Francesca Hardcastle KHALSA Champions
  • David Thomas FSK Karate
  • Tom Gibbings Forza Karate
  • Maxine Barker FSK Karate
  • Alex James KHALSA Champions
  • PJ Sehra KHALSA Champions 



FKA Squad and Competition News

2014 English Karate Championships - Sheffield

Saturday and Sunday (29th and 30th March 2014)]

Well done to all athletes, coaches and parents for a fantastic result at the English Championships.

Frontier Karate Association won 4 GOLDS and 2 BRONZE over the two days.

Three association coaches Anthoni Everitt, Satinder Sehra and Paul Simmons could not be prouder of the great performace of all athletes. Please see below for results.

Also, FKA first team title - FEMALE U18 English Team Champions!

  • Sophie Santillo KHALSA Champions - FEMALE Senior Middleweight English Champion
  • Francesca Hardcastle KHALSA Champions - FEMALE U18 Lightweight, Openweight and Team English Champions -
  • David Thomas FSK Karate - 3rd round Men's Light Heavyweight Division
  • Tom Gibbings Forza Karate - MALE - Light Heavyweight Bronze medallist
  • Maxine Barker FSK Karate - FEMALE U18 Team English Champion
  • Alex James KHALSA Champions - Female U14 Bronze Medallist
  • PJ Sehra KHALSA Champions - 1st round



BUSA 2014 Karate Championships, Sheffield 

GOLD for Sophie Santillo of Khalsa Champions Karate and Bronze for David Thomas of FSK Karate

Sunday 23rd February saw Sophie Santillo representing Richmond University at the British University Championships held in Ponds Forge Sheffield. For Sophie this was her first time at 18 representing Richmond and she proved she can match the best of what the universities had to challenge. Sophie had five fights and won
first round             8-0
second round        2-0
Quarters               3-0
Semis                   3-1
Final                    7-7  3-2 Flags. Gold
Sensei Sat commented "This was a tough weekend with some very good fighters in particular the semis against a very fast Ireland national and the finalist who was a very good kicker, but Sophie showed resilience and strength and although she made it hard for herself she showed dedication and determination scoring the final point on the last second in the final to level 7-7. This attitude will help her through the coming year. A good start to 2014 crowned 2014 BUCS Champion but still more work to do but positive signs showing! well done Sophie!"
David Thomas of Birmingham University and of FKA won a Bronze in the mens team event and was Team Captain. He lost for Bronze after reaching the semi finals in the mens division.

EKF Southern Regional Training, Tolworth Surrey - Feb 2014

FSK, Forza Karate and Khalsa Champions were all at Southern England Training with coaches Paul Simmons and Andy Michaliedes. The 4 hour session saw all the team do really well and was a good showing before the English Karate Championships in Sheffield.

Khalsa Champions Karate join Frontier Karate Association - February 2014

Khalsa Karate who's chief instructor and head coach is Satinder Sehra have joined the association. FKA would like to welcome them into the association and congratulate Sensei Sat on his student Francesca Hardcastle winning BRONZE at the European Karate FederationU21 Championships in Portugal this month!

see more at

Wasequal International Open, January 2014

Sensei Paul Simmons and Sensei Anthoni Everitt were in France with FKA David Thomas and Tom Gibbings. A tough event with many of the worlds best there. No medals but a first outing for the year and good experience for them both. See more at

Tom Gibbings fomer European U21 medallist and England A squad member David Thomas will be in the -78kg and +78kg respectively.


FSK's David Thomas competing at K1 Premier Event Finale

Austrian Senior Karate Open, Salzburg

David will be fighting in -84kg division against the best in the world. He will be trying to gain his first World ranking points as a senior.

We wish him all the best along with many other England A squad members.


FKA squad members to EKF Southern England Squad training, Tolworth Recreation Centre, Surbition - November 1st 2013

Members from FSK and FKC trained for 4 hours with the Southern England Squad.

EKF Southern Regional Training with National Coach

FKA sent five athletes to the regional training at tolworth in Surrey.

Paul Simmons and Anthoni Everitt were in attendance and look forward to seeing if any FKA squad members will make the regional team for the English Karated Federation Regional Invitational Championships at the Brighton Conference Centre on 15th September 2013.


USA Open, Birmingham

FKA to attend - David Thomas bronze in senior men open


EKF English Karate Championships - 20th and 21st April 2013 & 

EKF Regional Training - April 2013

  • FKA Squad to EKF Regional Training session, Surrey - February 2013
  • FKA David Thomas wins National Inter Regional Team Title with EKF Southern England Karate Team - Lincoln - January 2013
  • FKA win Silver and Bronze at 2012 EKF National Championships, Sheffield
  • Maxine Barker wins silver in U16 heavyweight girls Kumite section
  • David Thomas wins bronze in U18 Heavyweight Men's section



David Thomas of FSK maintains place on England A Squad 2012-2013


England Squad member David Thomas to England U21 Squad training - September 4th 2011


World Championship Selection - David Thomas just misses Heavyweight spot


UK Karate Open - Birmingham - David Thomas from FSK won Bronze in the 14/15 year old Kumite


David Thomas is selected for the England 'A' Squad 2011 - September 2011


 Team FKA win two Bronzes at London International Open at SENI 2010

FSK Tony Flint and Ben Humphreys won Bronze medals in the Men's Open weight Fighting.


Team FKA Preparing for London Open Classic at SENI 2010

FSK are preparing for SENI (Largest Martial Arts and Combat Show in Europe). FSK Fighter's are competing for FSK and FKA Association.



Perry Dee and David Thomas win Bronzes at EKF National Regional Champs, Stourbridge

Both FSK fighters won medals for Team FKA at last weekends (20th/21st March 2010) Championships. Perry Dee in the Lighweight mens division and David Thomas who lost to the eventual winner in the semi finals in the heavyweight Boys Section (14-15 yrs). FSK Paul Ellis is suffering from injury and had to pull out before the day.


Perry Dee Competing for FKA and FSK at the Dutch Senior Karate Open - 12-14th March 2010 - Rotterdam Holland

Perry dee is competing against some of the top fighters in th World at the Dutch Open in the lightweight division. The Dutch Open is part of the Golden League and will be fighting for this proestgious title that is one of the most coveted OPEN tiles on the International circuit and one Sensei Paul has competed in twice before.


Team FSK competing at the EKF Regional Championships, Birmingham 

Team competing

  • Paul Ellis (Mens - Light Heavyweight)
  • Perry Dee (Mens - Lightweight))
  • David Thomas (U16 Heavyweight)



Perry Dee is selected for England Senior Karate Team to compete at the Paris Open, Paris January 17/18th 2010

Perry Dee was selected by National Karate Coach Wayne Otto OBE to compete in the Men's Lightweight division at the prestigious 'Paris Open'. Perry will be competing in his first men's event for his country.



Perry Dee confirmed in 2010 England Squad by Wayne Otto OBE -December 2010

Perrry Dee is confirmed in the Top two for -68kg division for 2010.


Perry Dee Wins Irish Open - October 2009

Perry Dee rounded up a great return to his competitive career with a win at the Irish Open in Ireland. The Irish Open is part of the Euro Grand Prix. Perry was fighting in the U21 Lightweight division. Perry is in the top two ranked at Lightweight in England and just narrowly missed his 1st England cap after final selections for the EKF U21 European Championships.



FSK's David Thomas wins Bronze at Mepham Open, Kent 2009