Competition Success

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Well done to all those who took part last night in the Vale Karate Pop-up Competition. After the event, someone came up to me and said that though they had lost they were okay with it. That was a bit of a shock to me – because, though they had not received a prize, they hadn’t lost!

I’m not talking about some politically correct mumbo jumbo where “everyone’s a winner”. I think that is twee and life just isn’t like that. Yet to my mind, every single participant last night won. Let me explain.

We start practising karate for a number of reasons: some (most?) to learn to fight or at least to defend ourselves, some because our children or friends are doing it, some to get fitter, meet people, gain confidence, co-ordination, etc., etc. Those that continue karate long after their initial objective has been met often do so for different reasons, and that is one of the true beauties of karate: it provides the practitioner with so many benefits and if your mind is open then there is always something to learn.

Karate has many facets and one of those is competition. Some may not like that facet, believing they are not good at competition or that is not one of the reasons for their practise of the art. Some may go further and feel that competition devalues the essence of karate which is, of course, martial in nature. But it is still present, and not liking it doesn’t make it go away. I’m personally not a huge fan of competition myself, but – and this is a big but – I believe it can bring enormous benefits, and I’m not just talking about something for the wall or something to hang around your neck.

Participating in a competition puts you under a lot of pressure. You are in an essentially alien environment and have to focus on the task at hand. You cannot be put off by spectators. You need an awareness of your surroundings. You need to keep calm and not go to pieces under pressure. These are skills that are useful in many aspects of life, like working to a deadline on a project or, indeed, defending yourself from attack. Many who competed last night did so against their nature and experienced some fear about the process.

But they competed.

And in doing so I think they gained a lot. John Wayne is credited with saying Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. So congratulations to all those who saddled up last night. Most didn’t win a prize, but I think you gained something far more important and long lasting.

 

Wantage Shotokan Karate Competition 2003

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After months of organising, planning, cajoling, arm twisting and nagging, on Sunday the 14th of September, 2003 the first Wantage Shotokan Tournament was held.

I was first to arrive on the morning (a new experience for me) and checked my watch several times to be sure I was there at the appointed hour and hang on, is this the right Sunday? My fears were soon put to rest as others started to turn up eager to transform the hall to the arena it would later become.

The competition was organised by Paul Edwards (TSKA Wantage) with invitations to Leon Brown (JKAE Didcot) and myself, Andi Kidd (TSKA Swindon) with the objective of getting a local annual competition running and if successful, making it larger in subsequent years.

As always Paul was well organised with event charts, competitor and spectator programmes, judges� flags and whistles etc. Helpers poured in and the hall started to take shape. There were 2 areas of which one was matted. Seats for the spectators were laid out; everything was coming together for a start � ON TIME!!!

The three categories consisted of:

Sambon Kumite
This category was for junior participants only and consists of three predetermined attacking and defensive movements. Attacks consisted of stepping lunge punch to the head, followed by stomach and then front snap kick to the stomach. Defensive moves consisted of rising block, outside block and downward block respectively. Competitors� performances were assessed on good form, correct attitude, vigorous application, proper timing and correct distancing.

Shobu Sambon Kumite
This category was for both cadet and senior participants and consists of free style sparring on a matted area. Competitors sparred for a 2 (cadets or women) or 3 minute (men) bout, which was determined by either contestant scoring 3 full points (Ippons) or 6 half points (Waza-aris) or a combination of both using limited controlled techniques to selected targets only. Gum shields, approved hand mitts and adequate groin protection were mandatory for all competitors in this category. Padded instep protection was not allowed.

Kata
This category was open for all competitors and was split into appropriate sub categories. Competitors� performances were assessed on the demonstration of correct power, speed, timing, balance, breathing, tension and focus. Each sub category consisted of a maximum of 3 rounds consisting of both compulsory (Shitei) and free selection (Tokui) approved Shotokan katas. Each Judge marked the competitors performance by means of a points score board with the total being recorded and ranked.

As I said before, the organisation for the event was fantastic and it would have ran 100% smoothly if some pillock from Swindon hadn�t started with the wrong category!! The preliminary rounds ran smoothly with the children�s sanbon kumite and kata competitions going well. Even though some of them looked a bit shell shocked they obviously enjoyed their chance to impress the judges.

I enjoyed judging the competition; it was a new experience for me as well as many of the others who had been asked to help on the day. It wasn�t easy and I found that the sanbon kumite was the hardest thing to judge. The kata was interesting with the different judges obviously looking for differing things in the technique but on the whole the marking appeared pretty consistent.

I missed most of the rounds of the adult kumite as I was judging elsewhere but someone didn�t tell Richard May�s (of Mays World of Carpets) opponent that he had sponsored the event (we still need him alive next year! � Thanks Richard) and had decided to flatten him with a lovely ashi barai � kizami tzuki combination! The St John ambulance ladies soon patched him up and got him back on the mat. The kumite was hard but fair and everyone gave a good account of themselves. The St John Ladies was actually a judo-ka and we had a chat about competition and training in general, she couldn�t understand shobu sambon kumite (3 points) and why an ippon didn�t win the fight!

Although each competitor was checked immediately prior to each kumite bout, one individual who shall remain nameless attempted to hood wink Paul into allowing him to fight without a mouth guard, as allegedly he just couldn�t wear one. As this was mandatory Paul promptly disqualified him at which the individual then said he would then wear it and see how he got on! Lucky for him, he was reinstated which was a reflection of the good-natured spirit of the event. Needless to say he went on to win his category!

We came to lunch on time and everyone stopped for a much-deserved break. Sandwiches had been supplied thanks to some of Paul�s students (was that a bribe for next grading?) and we ate, drank and discussed the morning�s events.

After lunch we had the small matter of the finals in all 11 categories. The crowd were very good, quiet during kata and supportive during the kumite. During the kata finals there was much deliberation amongst the judges with very close scores. The kumite finals were again hotly contested but there was no malice between competitors and the sportsmanship was fantastic.

There was a trophy for the best club on the day with 3 points being awarded for a win, 2 for second and 1 for third from the individual events. The result was

1. Didcot 34 points
2. Wantage 33 points
3. Swindon 5 points

The competition wound up before expected (what efficiency) and after the group photograph there was plenty of help to clear the area and load the mats onto the waiting van for them to be returned to Shihan Paul Coleman at The Oxford Karate Academy.

It was a great day with everyone enjoying themselves, winners and losers alike. In excess of 50 competitors entered one or more categories with an even higher number of spectators supporting the event. As I told my students, even if you didn�t win a trophy you have proved something by just getting up and trying in front of all those people.

I would judge this competition to be a great success for both the Wantage Club and the TSKA and I would like to thank the following: Paul Edwards for the idea and getting the thing kicked off in the first place Karen Roberts for her tireless efforts in organising and bullying all participants Richard May and Mays Carpets for sponsoring the event Shihan Paul Coleman of Oxford Karate Academy (Goju Ryu) for the loan of the mats Sheila Bailey, Karen Roberts, Brenda Cross and Ian Jordan for providing the officials� lunch Tim Williamson and Karen Roberts for the production of the judges� flags Nick Brown and Mike Bailey for videoing the event And the many judges and arbitrators who helped out on the day.

Under 11�s, novice to 8th kyu junior kata
1st Gareth Wheeler (Didcot)
2nd Oliver Clayton (Want)
3rd Jack Roberts (W)
Under 11�s, 7th kyu and above junior kata
1st Lewis Brown (D)
2nd Antonia Brown (D)
3rd Courtney Rawlings (S)
Cadet, Kata
1st Karam Zekak (D)
2nd Houssam Zekak (D)
3rd Kimberley Cross (W)
Senior, up to 4th kyu 
1st Stefan Richardson (D)
2nd Brian Deadman (D)
3rd Kelvin Pottinger (W)
Mixed senior, 3rd kyu and above
1st Andrew Bailey (W)
2nd Sam Benhanddouda (D)
3rd Karen Roberts (W)
Under 11�s, novice to 8th kyu sambon kumite
1st Oliver Clayton (W)
2nd Moussa Zekak (D)
Joint 3rd Gareth Wheeler (S)
Jack Roberts (W)
Under 11�s, 7th kyu and above sambon kumite
1st Tom Smith (W)
2nd Harry Abel (W)
Joint 3rd Sean Reynolds (W)
Lewis Brown (D)
Cadet, shobu sambon kumite
1st Houssam Zekak (D)
2nd Lewis Brown (D)
3rd Karam Zekak (D)
Senior, up to 4th kyu shobu sambon kumite
1st Ian Blackman (W)
2nd Kelvin Pottinger (W)
Joint 3rd Peter Abel (W)
Ian Jordan (W)
Senior, 3rd kyu and above shobu sambon kumite
1st Sam Benhandouda (D)
2nd Graham Bailey (W)
Joint 3rd Stephan Moore (D)
Peter Rees (W)
Senior female, shobu sambon kumite
1st Angelina Cross (D)
2nd Brenda Cross (W)
3rd Karen Roberts (W)

Please make a note in your dairies as The 2004 Wantage Shotokan Karate Competition will be held on Sunday 26th September, at the Wantage Leisure Centre from 9.30 to 7.30

Andi Kidd (Swindon Karate Club)

Wantage Club Competition 2005 Results

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1) Junior Individual Kata, under 140cm, all grades.

1st Fredie Fowles (M)
2nd Alfie Huntley (M)
3rd Natasha Kevern (S)

2) Junior Individual Kata, above 140 cm, 4th kyu and below.

1st Kim Cross (W)
2nd Abigail Hefferan (W)
3rd Tom Yeates (S)

3) Junior Individual Kata, above 140 cm, 3rd kyu and above.

1st Alex Teckkan (To)
2nd Jake Machan (D)
3rd Christian Hall (T)

4) Girls Shobu Ippon Kumite, 135 – 149 cm, all grades.

1st Vistoria Longbourne (Mere)
2nd Penelope Hall (T)

5) Boys Shobu Ippon Kumite, 135 – 149 cm, all grades.

1st Tom Smith (W)
2nd Thomas Brown (M)
3rd Jake Machan (D)
3rd Tom Yeates (S)

6) Boys Shobu Ippon Kumite, over 150 cm, all grades.

1st Liam Barden (To)
2nd Peter Shepherd (M)
3rd Chris Bell (W)
3rd Christian Hall (T)

7) Girls Shobu Ippon Kumite, over 150 cm, all grades.

1st Jade Morris
2nd Rosie Pigott

8) Male adult kata, 16 yrs and above, 4th kyu and below.

1st Richard Doyle (M)
2nd Martin Davies (D)
3rd Peter Abel (W)

9) Male adult kata, 16 yrs and above, 3rd kyu and above.

1st John Euden (M)
2nd Ian Pettifer (T)
3rd Darren Pettifer (T)

10) Female adult kata, 16 yrs and above, 4th kyu and below.

1st Kay Savage (W)
2nd Fiona Milway (M)
3rd Daniella Dowle (M)

11) Female adult kata, 16 yrs and above, 3rd kyu and above.

1st Pat Hoskins (Mere)
2nd Lorraine Dunst (Mere)
3rd Karen Roberts (W)

12a) Adult Team Kata, 4th kyu and below (x3).

1st Margate 3 (Fiona Milway, Richard Doyle & Daniella Dowle)
2nd Wantage 4 (Anne-Marie Hefferan, Abigal Hefferan & Rosie Pigott)
3rd Swindon (Neil Japtha, Tom Yeates & Jacob Turner)

12b) Adult Team Kata, 3rd kyu and above (x3).

1st Margate 1 (John Euden, ??)
2nd Thatcham (Ian Pettifer, Darren Pettifer & Jane Livermore)
3rd Wantage 1 (Ben Hilliam, Chris Bell & Kim Cross)

13) Male adult Shobu Ippon Kumite, 16 yrs and above, 4th kyu and below.

1st Stuart McDowall (W)
2nd Andrew Pigott (W)
3rd Steve Guppy (Mere)

14) Male adult Shobu Ippon Kumite, 16 yrs and above, 3rd kyu and above.

1st Darren Pettifer (T)
2nd Sam Benhadduuda (F)
3rd Illya Nikraz (M)
3rd Keith Redshaw (M)

15) Female adult Shobu Ippon Kumite, 16 yrs and above, 4th kyu and below.

1st Kay Savage (W)
2nd Belinda Ellis (M)
3rd Anne-Marie Hefferan (W)
3rd Daniella Dowle (M)

16) Female adult Shobu Ippon Kumite, 16 yrs and above, 3rd kyu and above.

1st Lorraine Dunst (Mere)
2nd Karen Roberts (W)
3rd Caroline Doyle (M)
3rd Teresa Nikraz (M)

17) Team Shobu Ippon Kumite, 16 yrs and above, all grades (x5).

1st Margate 1
2nd Wantage 1
3rd Wantage 2

Key for competing clubs
D – Didcot
F – Fukuoka
M – Margate
Mere – Gillingham and Mere
T – Thatcham
To – Tonbridge
S – Swindon
W – Wantage

The 5th Legend Competition

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On Sunday 5th March 2006 a number of club members and accompanying spectators attended the 5th Legend Traditional Karate Competition. The event was held at the Littledown Centre, Bournemouth and was hosted by the Federation British Shotokan Karate Union International (FBSKUI) headed by Sensei Gerry Breeze 6th Dan. The event is one of the largest in England with over 300 competitors. In all eleven club members entered several events consisting of both individual and team categories ranging from Sambon Kumite to five man Team Kumite. This was the 2nd occasion that the club has participated in this yearly held event having previously entered in the 2nd legend Competition held in bath in March 2003.

One of the notable successes of the day was Patrick McMullen achieving a joint 3rd place in the 9 and 10 year old Sambon Kumite. Having negotiated 3 preliminary rounds to the semi-finals a minor error in the technique sequence prevented him from reaching the final. A top four ranking for red belt Patrick amongst competitors’ three grades senior to him was a thorough well deserved result.

Big Dave, Tim and I achieved joint 3rd in the Senior Team Kata (out of 5) with Meikyo (Mirror of the soul, Clean mirror and Cleaning a mirror). Our sequence timing was probably the best performance we could have hoped for but was marked down due to in-appropriate bunkai hand positions.

After a closely won semi-final, Ian B, Richard, Tim, Ian J and I reached the final of the Team Kumite category achieving a creditable 2nd (from 5) place to a strong team from the host association.

Having left home at 7.30am and returning via McDonald’s at 10.15pm it was a very long day. Losing an expensive purpose made gum shield that I’ve had for 20 years and the drawn out duration of the delayed finals was balanced by the medal successes of the day. All in all a good day out was had by all and we look forward to next year’s event.

 

Paul Edwards

Competition Success at the Swindon Open

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Congratulations! Some of the younger members of the club recently took part at the Swindon open kata championship. Both Kim and Patrick received gold for their individual kata entries, Carrie received a silver for hers and Kim, Carrie and Holly received a bronze for their team kata Entry.

Left to right: Carrie, Holly, Patrick and Kim

The 5th Wantage Shotokan Kata and Kumite Competition

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The 5th Wantage Shotokan Kata and Kumite Competition was held on Sunday 7th October with just under 100 competitors entering 22 different categories for juniors, cadets and adults. The competition attracted entries from a number of like minded traditional associations that included TSKA, KUGB, JKAE and SSKA member clubs among others based in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Kent, Dorset, and Cornwall.

Financial support from both local and national sponsors was critical in allowing the day to go ahead. Special thanks and gratitude are therefore extended to Frank Mahon of the Greyhound Inn, Letcombe Regis and Morson International, provider of agency supplied engineering workers for their generous contributions.

The majority of the kumite events continue with Shobu Ippon (1 point) scoring to foster a traditional ‘no second chances’ martial spirit, aligned to ‘ikken hissatsu’ (to kill in one blow). However for the younger competitors Shobu Sambon (3 points) was preferred to maximise their time on the mat and to relax the scoring criteria. The morning was taken up with eliminations on three areas simultaneously. With the finals occurring in the afternoon after a welcome break. Lunch time entertainment was provided by Cando Martial Arts with an excellent and well received Jeet Kune Do and Kali (Filipino Weapons based Martial Art) demonstration on the concepts of being able to fight across a range of distances and against different styles of attack.

The best bout of the day featured Mackenzie Borwn and Olivia Orchard in the girls 135 to 149cm Shobu Sambon final where both girls shown tremendous spirit. Olivia came out on top despite a significant height difference. This battling spirit was of no surprise to her Sensei who noted that she had actually requested to compete against the boys as well!

 

Excellent examples of successful technically challenging kumite techniques and outstanding Kata performances were noted throughout the day. The collective decision made by the Officials for ‘Technique/performance of the day’ was awarded to Stella Vassiliow for a stunning kata performance of Sochin just edging it from Dillon Callery whose accurate reverse punch captured first place in his junior kumite category despite a aggressive and intimating opponent. Points were awarded to each club based on the cumulative individual and team results of club members from the various categories. The totals were ranked giving the overall club winner. An impressively large Margate team carried off the Club Championships pipping Tonbridge into second with Abingdon and the hosts Wantage taking joint third.

 

Category 1 – Junior Kata <140cm, Novice to 4th Kyu

  • 1st – Ryan Westgate Rajol (Tonbridge TSKA)
  • 2nd – Summer Double (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 3rd- Sarah May (Wantage TSKA)Category 2 – Junior Kata <140cm, 3rd Kyu & above
  • 1st – Connor Pearce (Margate TSKA)
  • 2nd – David Murphy (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 3rd- Olivia Orchard (Newquay TSKA)Category 3 – Junior Kata >140cm, Novice to 4th Kyu
  • 1st – Rohan Futter (Margate TSKA)
  • 2nd – Edward Grant-Thorund (Tonbridge TSKA)
  • 3rd- Christian Harris (Tonbridge TSKA)

    Category 4 – Junior Kata >140cm, 3rd Kyu & above

  • 1st – Alex Murphy (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Alex Teckkam (Tonbridge TSKA)
  • 3rd- Joe Argent (Tonbridge TSKA) 

    Category 5 – Junior Team Kata

  • 1st – Mollie Baker, Mackenzie Brown & Ellen Petzendofer (Margate TSKA)
  • 2nd – Summer Double, Holly Double & Luke Double (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 3rd- Amy Betts, Jenny Barnes & Holly Ward (Wantage TSKA)

    Category 6 – Male Adult Kata, Novice to 4th Kyu

  • 1st – Oliver Verdon (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – James Wood (Tonbridge TSKA)
  • 3rd- Russ Walker (Margate TSKA)Category 7 – Male Adult Kata, 3rd Kyu & above
  • 1st – Ken Kawamoto (Oxford JKAE)
  • 2nd – Darren Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 3rd- Andrew MacDonald (Oxford JKAE)Category 8 – Female Adult Kata, Novice to 4th Kyu
  • 1st – Judith James (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Jayne Whittern (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 3rd- Kerry Walker (Margate TSKA)Category 9 – Female Adult Kata, 3rd Kyu & above
  • 1st – Stella Vassiliow (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Kirsty Barber (Margate TSKA)
  • 3rd- Tanya Gray (Swindon Akankama)Category 10 – Adult Team Kata
  • 1st – Kirsty Barber, Russ Walker & Steve Futter (Margate TSKA)
  • 2nd – Dave Paine, Jonathan Betts & Kerry Cross (Wantage TSKA)
  • 3rd- Sheryl Thomson, Kerry Walker & Chris Thomson (Margate TSKA)

    Category 11 – Pee Wee <120cm, Sambon Kumite

  • 1st – Morgan Fussell (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 2nd – Callum Betts (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Lloyd Wolf (Swindon Akankama)
  • Joint 3rd- Matthew Blatchford (Margate TSKA)Category 12 – 120-134cm Girls, Shobu Sambon Kumite
  • 1st – Summer Double (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 2nd – Indie Dalzell (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 3rd- Amy Wakeman (Swindon Akankama)Category 13 – 120-134cm Boys, Shobu Sambon Kumite
  • 1st – Reece Tompsett (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Ryan Westgate Rajol (Tonbrigde TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- George Bussey (Margate TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Mark Cheshire (Wantage TSKA)Category 14 – 135-149cm Girls, Shobu Sambon Kumite
  • 1st – Olivia Orchard (Newquay TSKA)
  • 2nd – Mackenzie Brown (Margate TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Eliner Jones (Abingdon KUGB)
  • Joint 3rd- Sati Dalzell (Tonbrigde TSKA)Category 15 – 135-149cm Boys, Shobu Sambon Kumite
  • 1st – Dillon Callery (Tonbrigde TSKA)
  • 2nd – Freddie Fowles (Margate TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Christian Harris (Tonbrigde TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Edward Grant-Thorund (Tonbrigde TSKA)Category 16 – >150cm Boys, Shobu Ippon Kumite
  • 1st – Alex Teckkam (Tonbrigde TSKA)
  • 2nd – Jamie Pearse (Swindon Akankama)
  • Joint 3rd- Rhys Bickham (Swindon Akankama)
  • Joint 3rd- Tyler Curtis (Oxford OKA)Category 17 – >150cm Girls, Shobu Sambon Kumite
  • 1st – Alison Franklin (Wantage TSKA)
  • 2nd – Teifi Walters (Wantage TSKA)
  • 3rd- Sarah Rogers (Swindon Akankama)Category 18 – Male Adult, Novice to 4th Kyu, Shobu Ippon Kumite
  • 1st – Steve Futter (Margate TSKA)
  • 2nd – Richard Ward (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Tony Murphy (Abingdon KUGB)
  • Joint 3rd- Oliver Verdon (Abingdon KUGB)

    Category 19 – Male Adult, 3rd Kyu & above, Shobu Ippon Kumite

  • 1st – Darren Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 2nd – Ken Kawamoto (Oxford JKAE)
  • Joint 3rd- Chris Maskell (Thatcham JKAE)
  • Joint 3rd- Keith Redshaw (Margate TSKA)Category 20 – Female Adult, Novice to 4th Kyu, Shobu Ippon Kumite
  • 1st – Virginia Richardson (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Karolina Nenca (Wantage TSKA)
  • 3rd- Jayne Whittern (Abingdon KUGB)Category 21 – Female Adult, 3rd Kyu & above, Shobu Ippon Kumite
  • 1st – Carolyn Doyle (Margate TSKA)
  • 2nd – Stella Vassiliow (Abingdon KUGB)
  • Joint 3rd- Kerry Cross (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Belinda Ellis (Margate TSKA)

    Category 22 – Male Adult Team Shobu Ippon Kumite

  • 1st – Mick Bussey, Darren Whittaker, Steffane Brown, Steve Fuller & Keith Redshaw (Kent TSKA)
  • 2nd – Barry Knight, Richard May, Ian Jordan, Chris Bell & Richard Ward (Wantage TSKA).Technique/Performance of the day
  • Stella Vassiliow (Abingdon KUGB)Club Championship
  • 1st – Margate TSKA 26 points
  • 2nd – Tonbridge TSKA 23 points
  • Joint 3rd – Wantage TSKA & Abingdon KUGB 22 points

6th Wantage Karate Competition

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The 6th Wantage Shotokan Kata and Kumite Competition was held on Sunday 12th October 2008 with over 120 entries for individual and team categories for juniors, cadets and adults. The competition attracted entries from a number of like minded traditional associations that included TSKA, KUGB, JKAE and SSKA member clubs based in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Devon.

 

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Financial support from both local and national sponsors was critical in allowing the day to go ahead. Special thanks and gratitude are therefore extended to Morson International, provider of agency supplied engineering workers for their contribution towards the cost of the trophies and The Greyhound Inn in Letcombe Regis for their contribution towards hall hire charges.

 

New to this year’s kumite events was the introduction of World Karate Federation (WKF) 3 point scoring rules. This proved more beneficial for the less experienced competitors allowing more time on the mat because of the 8 point winning margin. In addition it allowed the more senior competitors to attempt more flamboyant techniques.

 

The morning was taken up with eliminations on three areas simultaneously. With the finals occurring in the afternoon after a welcome break. Lunch time entertainment was provided by Oxford Aikikai with an excellent and well received demonstration on the 14 concepts within the aikido syllabus. ImageImage

 

Excellent examples of successful technically challenging kumite techniques and outstanding Kata performances were noted throughout the day. The collective decision made by the Officials for ‘Technique/performance of the day’ was awarded to Ian Pettifer from Jimmu Karate Club for a well executed jodan ura mawashi geri just edging it from another of his 3 point scores of ashi barai – gyaku tsuki during the same bout.

 

Another innovation for this year event saw the introduction of ‘Karate-ka of the Day’ for the best overall competitor that had entered all available kata, kumite and team events. It is a great testament to Wantage Karate Club that all of the proposed candidates were club members. These being Callum Betts, George Fry and Alison Franklin. The trophy was awarded to Karolina Nenca 5th Kyu due to her outstanding 1st places in three categories; individual kumite, individual and team kata.

 

Points were awarded to each club based on the cumulative individual and team results of club members from the various categories. The totals were ranked giving the overall club winner. An impressively large Tunbridge Wells Wells TSKA team carried off the Club Championships with Wantage TSKA second and Abingdon KUGB taking joint third. Image

 

Category 1 – Peewee Kata

  • 1st – Callum Betts (Wantage TSKA)
  • 2nd – Ryan Westgate Rajol (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 3rd- George Fry (Wantage TSKA)

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Category 2 – Junior Kata <140cm, Novice to 4th Kyu

  • 1st – Ben Cherrington (Ardley JKAE)
  • 2nd – Sarah May (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Ewan Trolley (Wantage TSKA) & Matthew Duckett (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 3 – Junior Kata <140cm, 3rd Kyu & above

  • 1st – Lauren James (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Indi Dalzell (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 3rd- Sati Dalzell (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 4 – Junior Kata >140cm, Novice to 4th Kyu

  • 1st – Edward Grant-Thorund (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 2nd – Alyssa Adloan (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 3rd- James Engleback (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 5 – Junior Kata >140cm, 3rd Kyu & above

  • 1st – Joe Argent (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 2nd – Harry James (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 3rd- Jenny Barnes (Wantage TSKA) 

    Category 6 – Junior Team Kata

  • 1st – Sarah May, Callum Betts & George Fry (Wantage TSKA)
  • 2nd – Sati Dalzell, Edward Grant-Thorund & Sophie White (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 3rd- Rowan Pearce, Joe Strong & James Lea (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)

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Category 7 – Male Adult Kata, Novice to 4th Kyu

  • 1st – Alfredo Adloan (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 2nd – Pete Ridway (Wantage TSKA)
  • 3rd- Tom Engleback (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 8 – Male Adult Kata, 3rd Kyu & above

  • 1st – Ian Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 2nd – Arnaud Gay (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 3rd- Luka Zabeo (Wantage TSKA)

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Category 9 – Female Adult Kata, Novice to 3th Kyu

  • 1st – Karolina Nenca (Wantage TSKA)
  • 2nd – Zoe King (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 3rd- Anita Lockyer (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 10 – Female Adult Kata, 2nd Kyu & above

  • 1st – Stella Vasilliou (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Judith James (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 3rd- Alison Franklin (Wantage TSKA) 

    Category 11 – Adult Team Kata

  • 1st – Alison Franklin, Karolina Nenca & Jenny Barnes (Wantage TSKA)
  • 2nd – Anita Lockyer, Millie & Tom Engleback (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 3rd- Alan Fisher, Michael Jones & Pete Rees (Wantage TSKA)

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Category 12 – Pee Wee, Sambon Kumite

  • 1st – Zachary Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 2nd – Callum Betts (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- George Fry (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Ryan Westgate Rajol (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 13 – 120-134cm Girls Kumite

  • 1st – Indi Dalzell (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 2nd – Lauren James (Abingdon KUGB) 

    Category 14 – 120-134cm Boys Kumite 

    Category 15 – 135-149cm Girls Kumite

  • 1st – Sati Dalzell (Tonbrigde TSKA)
  • 2nd – Florrie Engleback (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 3rd- Becky Hull (Mere TSKA) 

    Category 16 – 135-149cm Boys Kumite

  • 1st – Luke Gilbert (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Dylan Callery (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Daniel Potter (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Matthew Duckett (Abingdon KUGB)

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Category 17 – >150cm Boys, Novice to 4th kyu Kumite

  • 1st – Edward Grant-Thorund (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 2nd – Marat Saulebayev (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Henry Gent (Mere TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- David Heywood (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 18 – >150cm Boys 3rd Kyu & above Kumite

  • 1st – Harry James (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Gaith Khan (Bicester SSKI)
  • Joint 3rd- Christian Harris (Tunbridge Wells TSKA))
  • Joint 3rd – James Lea (Tonbrigde TSKA) 

    Category 19 – >150cm Girls all grades Kumite

  • 1st – Hannah Grunwald (Bicester SSKI)
  • 2nd – Rebecca Harris (Mere TSKA)
  • 3rd- Nicole Gent (Mere TSKA) 

    Category 20 – Male Cadets, All gardes Kumite

  • 1st – Ivan Lam (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • 2nd – Rowan Pearce (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Daniel Smith (Bicester SSKI)
  • Joint 3rd- Tom Engleback (Tunbridge Wells TSKA) 

    Category 21 – Male Adult, Novice to 4th Kyu Kumite

  • 1st – Pete Ridway (Wantage TSKA)
  • 2nd – Stuart McDowall (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Alfredo Adloan (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Michael Jones (Wantage TSKA) 

    Category 22 – Male Adult, 3rd Kyu & above Kumite

  • 1st – Ian Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)
  • 2nd – Steve Reynolds (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Andrew Pigott (Wantage TSKA)
  • Joint 3rd- Richard May (Wantage TSKA)

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Category 23 – Female Adult, Novice to 4th Kyu Kumite

  • 1st – Karolina Nenca (Wantage TSKA)
  • 2nd – Zoe King (Abingdon KUGB) 

    Category 24 – Female Adult, 3rd Kyu & above Kumite

  • 1st – Stella Vasilliou (Abingdon KUGB)
  • 2nd – Alison Franklin (Wantage TSKA)
  • 3rd- Shannon Couch (Abingdon KUGB) 

    Technique/Performance of the day

  • Ian Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE) – Ura mawashi geri 

    Karate-ka of the Day

  • Karolina Nenca (Wantage TSKA) – 1st individual kata, 1st individual kumite & 1st team kata. 

    Club Championship

  • 1st – Tunbridge Wells TSKA 49 points
  • 2nd – Wantage TSKA 44 points
  • 3rd – Abingdon KUGB 29 points

Legend Open 2009

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Members of club competed at the 9th legend competition held in Bracknell on Saturday 7th March 2009. It was a great turn out from the club with 15 members entering a large selection of junior, adult, individual and team categories. The objectives set prior to the start of the competition was for the club to achieve one gold, two silver and three bronze positions.

 

Members of club competed at the 9th legend competition held in Bracknell on Saturday 7th March 2009. It was a great turn out from the club with 15 members entering a large selection of junior, adult, individual and team categories. The objectives set prior to the start of the competition was for the club to achieve one gold, two silver and three bronze positions.

 

Members of club competed at the 9th legend competition held in Bracknell on Saturday 7th March 2009. It was a great turn out from the club with 15 members entering a large selection of junior, adult, individual and team categories. The objectives set prior to the start of the competition was for the club to achieve one gold, two silver and three bronze positions.

 

As is typical of these large events the 9.30 prompt start didn’t really occur until gone 10.15. A shortage of officials also resulted in the intermittent use of the three available areas. By 7pm all remaining club members were flagging a little so a pragmatic decision was taken to withdraw from the remaining categories of 3 man and 3 person mixed team kumite which would undoubtedly have taken a further couple of hours to complete. Despite this the objectives of the day were exceed by a number of good performances detailed below:

 

    • Ewan Tolley 3rd place, 11s and under Sambon kumite.
    • Sarah May, Callum Betts & George Fry 2nd place, Junior Team Kata.
    • Karolina Nenca 1st place, 8th to 4th kyu Individual kata.
    • Karolina Nenca 2nd place, 8th to 4th kyu Individual kumite.
    • Dave Paine 2nd place, Veteran individual kata.
    • Paul Edwards 3rd place, Veteran individual kata.
    • Paul Edwards 2nd place, Veteran individual kumite.
    • Alison Franklin, Karolina Nenca & Jenny Barnes 2nd place, Ladies team kata.
    • Brenda Longmuir, Kay Savage & Kim Cross 3rd place, Ladies team kata.
    • Brenda Longmuir, Alison Franklin & Karolina Nenca 2nd place, Ladies team kumite

Notable occurrences during the day were: Unfortunately Little George and Ewan were drawn against each other in the first round of the Sambon Kumite. Ewan started strongly and improved all day taking a well deserved joint 3rd place. The duration of the 12 to 15 year old black and brown kata category in which Jenny progressed into the 2nd round. The event had so many competitors that Jenny’s Mum, Alex managed to drop her off, return to Reading, see her son’s footy match and then return to find the event still in progress! Despite practice with Big Dave and Big Steve, Sensei Paul managed to forget the choreographed bow at the start of the team kata that sent the other two into catch up mode. Although the finish wasn’t too bad the damage had been done resulting in a poor score. Sorry! The club was at least consistent with all three senior kata teams suffering from the odd perturbations. It’s a pity Sensei Paul’s ashi barai – jodan tsuki combination didn’t result in an ippon score in the veteran’s final. By all accounts there was certainly evidence of the sweep making contact. A good performance by the ladies kumite team resulted in a second place. Brenda resulted to tactics of chasing her opponent all round the area (I think she was doubling up and exercising at the same time), while Alison had to contend with a giant opponent at least 10” taller than her and Karolina just did her own thing and ignored her coach.

Despite the self inflicted stresses with competing it was a worth while day with most of the Wantage squad getting a trophy or medal for their troubles.

Paul Edwards

The 7th Wantage Shotokan Kata and Kumite Competition

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The 7th Wantage Shotokan Kata and Kumite Competition was held on Sunday 11th October 2009 with over 155 individual entries and over 20 team entries for juniors, cadets and adults in kata and kumite categories. The competition attracted entries from the like minded traditional associations as the TSKA, KUGB, JKAE and SSKA member clubs based in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Devon. Competitors also took part from the British Combat Association and the Central England Shotokan Karate Association, Northampton.

 

Excellent examples of successful technically challenging kumite techniques and outstanding Kata performances were noted throughout the day. The collective decision made by the Officials for ‘Technique/performance of the day’ was awarded to Adrian Rayment from Margate TSKA for the brilliant execution of a double legged ashi barai and gedan gyaku tzuki combation which he performed on three separate occasions during the day. This just edging it from two jodan mawashi geri from Tom Watson, Devon TSKA and a jodan ura mawashi geri from Ian Pettifer, Thatcham JKAE.

 

The ‘Karate-ka of the Day’ for the best overall competitor that had entered all available kata, kumite and team events was awarded to 14 year old Edward Thorund Grant, Tonbridge TSKA. Edward achieved 1st place in the Boys over 150cm kumite beating a very spirited competitor, 1st place in the junior individual kata over 140cm 3rd kyu & above and 2nd in the junior team kata.

 

Points were awarded to each club based on the cumulative individual and team results of club members from the various categories. The totals were ranked giving the overall club winner. An impressively large KUGB team (Cando Martial Arts) carried off the Club Championships with a similar sized Margate TSKA team coming second and Tonbridge TSKA taking third.

 

Category 1 – Peewee Kata

1st – George Fry (Wantage TSKA)

2nd – Callum Betts (Wantage TSKA)

3rd– Navya Bhatnagar (Wantage TSKA)

 

Category 2 – Junior Kata <140cm, Novice to 4th Kyu

1st – Nandini Bhatnagar (Wantage TSKA)

2nd – Georgia Matthews (Abingdon KUGB)

3rd – Zachary Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)

 

Category 3 – Junior Kata <140cm, 3rd Kyu & above

1st – Lauren James (Abingdon KUGB)

2nd – Connor Pearce (Margate TSKA)

3rd– Luke Gilbert (Abingdon KUGB)

 

Category 4 – Junior Kata >140cm, Novice to 4th Kyu

1st – Jacob Cherrington (Ardley JKAE)

2nd – Madison Clarke (Devon TSKA)

3rd– Josh Cherrington (Ardley JKAE)

 

Category 5 – Junior Kata >140cm, 3rd Kyu & above

1st – Edward Thorund Grant (Tonbridge TSKA)

2nd – Erin Lee (Margate TSKA)

3rd– Dylan Callery (Tonbridge TSKA)

 

Category 6 – Junior Team Kata

1st – Lauren James, Luke Gilbert & Jasine Ewart (Abingdon KUGB)

2nd – Edward Thorund Grant, James Engleback & Tom Engleback (Tunbridge Wells TSKA)

3rd– Melissa Betts, Sarah May & Nandini Bhatnagar (Wantage TSKA)

 

Category 7 – Male Adult Kata, Novice to 4th Kyu

1st – Warren James (Margate TSKA)

2nd – Richard Grecian (Wantage TSKA)

3rd– Ian Roberts (Margate TSKA)

 

Category 8 – Male Adult Kata, 3rd Kyu & above

1st – Ian Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)

2nd – Neil Jerome (Northampton CESKA)

3rd– Daniel Glenfield (Abingdon KUGB)

 

 

Category 9 – Female Adult Kata, 4th Kyu & above

1st – Stella Vassiliou (Abingdon KUGB)

2nd – Kurstey Barber (Tonbridge TSKA)

3rd– Jazz McLearie (Abingdon KUGB)

 

Category 10 – Adult Team Kata

1st – Stella Vassiliou, Judith James & Jazz McLearie (Abingdon KUGB)

2nd – Baz Tullet, Kurstey Barber & Russ Walker (Margate TSKA)

3rd– Ian Pettifer, Ian Sandland & Peter Walker (Thatcham JKAE)

 

Category 11 – Boys Pee Wee, Sambon Kumite

1st – George Fry (Wantage TSKA)

2nd – Callum Betts (Wantage TSKA)

Joint 3rd– Oliver Bradshaw (Thatcham JKAE)

Joint 3rd– Braidy Smith (Margate TSKA)

 

Category 12 – Girls Pee Wee, Sambon Kumite

1st – Navya Bhatnagar (Wantage TSKA)

2nd – Anna Llwellyn (Thatcham JKAE)

 

Category 14 – 120-134cm Boys Kumite

1st – Zachary Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)

2nd – Dylan Richards (Abingdon KUGB)

Joint 3rd– Ryan Rajol (Tonbridge TSKA)

Joint 3rd– George Bussey (Margate TSKA)

 

Category 15 – 130-149cm Girls Kumite

1st – Sati Dalzell (Tonbridge TSKA)

2nd – Indi Dalzell (Tonbridge TSKA)

Joint 3rd– Florrie Engleback (Tonbridge TSKA)

Joint 3rd– Lauren James (Abingdon JKAE)

 

Category 16 – Boys Kumite >150cm

1st – Edward Thorund Grant (Tonbridge TSKA)

2nd – Freddie Fowles (Margate TSKA)

Joint 3rd– Callum Belprez (Wantage TSKA)

Joint 3rd– James Fell (Wantage TSKA)

 

Category 17 – Girls Kumite >150cm Boys

1st – Erin Lea (Margate TSKA)

2nd – Emily Walker (Thatcham JKAE)

 

Category 18 – Male cadet Kumite

1st – Oscar Ratcliffe (Devon TSKA)

2nd – Tom Engleback (Tonbridge TSKA)

 

Category 19 – Male kumite, Novice to 4th Kyu.

1st – Tom Watson (Devon TSKA)

2nd – Alfredo Adloan (Tonbridge TSKA)

Joint 3rd– Ian Roberts (Margate TSKA)

Joint 3rd– Steve Custance (Tonbridge TSKA)

 

Category 20 – Female kumite, 3rd Kyu & above

1st – Caroline Doyle (Margate TSKA)

2nd – Jayne Wittern (Abingdon KUGB)

Joint 3rd– Belinda Ellis (Margate TSKA)

 

Category 21 – Male Adult, 3rd Kyu & above Kumite

1st – Ian Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)

2nd – Neil Jerome (Northampton CESKA)

Joint 3rd– Buz Tullet (Tonbridge TSKA)

Joint 3rd– Darren Pettifer (Thatcham JKAE)

 

Category 22 – Mixed Team Kumite

1st – Margate TSKA

2nd – Abingdon KUGB

 

Category 23 – Team Kumite

1st – Thatcham JKAE

2nd – Margate TSKA

3rd – Wanatge TSKA

 

Technique/Performance of the day

Adrian Rayment (Margate TSKA) – Double leg Ashi Barai, Gyalu Tzuki

 

Karate-ka of the Day

Edward Thorund Grant (Tonbridge TSKA) – 1st individual kata & kumite, & 2nd team kata.

 

Club Championship

1st – Abingdon KUGB

2nd – Margate TSKA

3rd – Tonbridge TSKA

The 8th Wantage Shotokan Kata and Kumite Competition

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The 8th Wantage Shotokan Kata and Kumite Competition was held on Sunday 10th October 2010 with over 210 individual entries and over 25 team entries for juniors, cadets and adults in kata and kumite categories. The competition attracted entries from the like minded traditional associations as the TSKA, KUGB, JKAE and SSKA member clubs based in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucester, Kent and Devon. The event also attracted competitors for the first time from Birmingham & Halesowen Shotokan Karate Club and Oxford Shotokan Karate Association.

The significant increase in numbers for this year’s event enable veteran categories to be held for the first time in addition to junior categories have a narrower spread in heights for kumite and grades in kata respectively. Unfortunately the Club Team Kumite had to be cancelled due to time constraints.

Excellent examples of successful technically challenging kumite techniques and outstanding performances were noted throughout the day. The collective decision made by the Officials for ‘Performance of the day’ was awarded to Kirsty Barber from Margate TSKA who edged it from her opponent for a thrillingly exciting and spirited bout in the Female Adult Kumite Final. A very well deserved certificate of merit was awarded to George Fry of Wantage for excellent performance in all of his categories which included Peewee Sambon Kumite (2nd place), WKF Kumite (2nd place) and Individual Kata (2nd Round).

Points were awarded to each club based on the cumulative individual and team results of club members from the various categories. The totals were ranked giving the overall club winner. An impressively large Margate Team (TSKA) carried off the Club Championships with Cando Martial Arts (KUGB) coming second and Thatcham and Hungerford (JKAE) taking third.

Category 1 – Junior Kata, Novice to 8th Kyu, under 140cm.

1st – Robert Oakley (Birmingham & Halesown)

2nd – Harvey Allison (Margate)

3rd– Matthew Parkin (Wantage)

3rd – Harvey Findlay (Thatcham)

 

Category 2 – Junior Kata, 7th to 4th Kyu, under 140cm.

1st – Ben Powell (Thatcham)

2nd – Andre Haycock (Cando)

3rd – Jasper Laidlow (Cando)

 

Category 3 – Junior Kata <140cm, 3rd Kyu & above.

1st – Lauren James (Cando)

2nd – Jack Bevan (Cando)

3rd– George Bussey (Margate)

 

Category 4 – Junior Kata, Novice to 4th Kyu, above 140cm.

1st – Zac Pettifer (Thatcham)

2nd – Alex Simpson (Thatcham)

3rd– Sam Gorham (Cando)

 

Category 5 – Junior Kata, 3rd Kyu & above, above 140cm.

1st – Edward Thorund Grant (Tonbridge)

2nd – Joe Argent (Thatcham)

3rd– Matthew Duckett (Cando)

 

Category 6 – Junior Team Kata

1st – Emily, Zac & Joe (Thatcham)

2nd – Connor, Brady & George (Margate)

3rd– Alex, Jack & Jake (Thatcham)

 

Category 7 – Male Adult Kata, Novice to 4th Kyu

1st – Richard Grecian (Wantage)

2nd – David Simpson (Margate)

3rd– Dan Pope (Cheltenham)

 

Category 8 – Male Adult Kata, 3rd Kyu & above

1st – Ton Davies (Birmingham & Halesowen)

2nd – Ian Pettifer (Thatcham)

3rd– Patrick Jones (Birmingham & Halesowen)

 

 

Category 9 – Female Adult Kata, 5th Kyu & above

1st – Stella Vassiliou (Cando)

2nd – Kirsty Barber (Margate)

3rd– Jane Ryan (Cando)

 

Category 10 – Adult Team Kata

1st – Ian, Darren & Chris (Thatcham)

2nd – Stella, Judith & Jazz (Cando)

3rd– Steve, Rus & Alan (Margate)

 

Category 11 – Mixed Pee Wee, Sambon Kumite

1st – Brady Smith (Margate)

2nd – George Fry (Wantage)

Joint 3rd– Anna Llwellyn (Thatcham)

Joint 3rd– Oliver Bradshaw (Thatcham)

 

Category 13 – Girls, WKF Kumite.

1st – Anna Llwellyn (Thatcham)

2nd – Leigh Knight (Margate)

3rd – Hanna Ireson (Thatcham)

 

Category 14 – 120-134cm Boys Kumite.

1st – Jasper Laidlaw (Cando)

2nd – Ben Powell (Thatcham)

Joint 3rd– George Fry (Wantage)

Joint 3rd– Eaton Cooper (Margate)

 

Category 15 – 130-139cm Boys Kumite.

1st – Jack Levan (Cando)

2nd – Harvey Allison (Margate)

Joint 3rd– Connor Pearce (Margate)

Joint 3rd– Luke Gilbert (Cando)

 

Category 16 – 139 -149 Boys Kumite.

1st – Matt Buckett (Cando)

2nd – George Barratt (Bicester)

Joint 3rd– Jack Mitchell (Thatcham)

Joint 3rd– William Goodsell (Margate)

 

Category 17 – Boys Kumite >150cm.

1st – Freddie Fowles (Margate)

2nd – Shamus Ellis (Margate)

3rd – Rown Futter (Margate)

3rd – Taylor Lane (Margate)

 

Category 18 – Girls Kumite >150cm.

1st – Erin Lee (Margate)

2nd – Madison Clarke (Mere)

3rd– Mandi Couch (Cando)

 

Category 19 – Male Cadet Kumite.

1st – Adam Selmi (Tonbridge)

2nd – Matthew Russel (Birmingham & Halesown)

Joint 3rd– James Lea (Tonbridge)

Joint 3rd– James Engleback (Tonbridge)

 

Category 20 – Male Kumite, Novice to 4th Kyu.

1st – Barry Ferguson (Margate)

2nd – James Shelley (Margate)

3rd– Dan Pope (Cheltenham)

 

Category 21 – Senior Male Adult, 3rd Kyu & above Kumite

1st – Keith Redshaw (Margate)

2nd – Luke Watson (Mere)

Joint 3rd– Adrian Rayment (Margate)

Joint 3rd– Ian Pettifer (Thatcham)

 

Category 22 – Veteran Male Adult, 3rd Kyu & above Kumite

1st – Darren Pettifer (Thatcham)

2nd – Alan Larcome (Margate)

3rd – Steve Cambell (Margate)

3rd – Barry Tullett (Margate)

 

Category 23 – Female Adult, 3rd Kyu & above Kumite

1st – Kirsty Barber (Margate)

2nd – Stella Vasilliou (Cando)

3rd – Belinda Ellis (Cando)

 

Performance of the day

Kirsty Barber (Margate)