Last weekend the JKS England team travelled over to Berlin to compete at the International Banzai Cup Open 2018.
Both Grace Baron and Ellis Pindoria-Stott were selected by Squad Coaches Matt Price Sensei and Nick Heald Sensei to take part. Both worked so hard to prepare themselves for this elite international competition and did themselves proud with their performances.
We’d like to thank JKS England and the coaches for affording them this opportunity to gain some valuable experience at this level.
We are so proud of you both for having the confidence to take on the best of the best on the international stage. Thanks to the Baron Family and the Pindoria-Stotts for supporting their children. Looks like you all had a fab weekend!
We are delighted to announce that Ellis Pindoria-Stott managed to win 3rd Place in the 10-11 years Male Kata event. His performances were fantastic and hopefully he can take great confidence from this and push on to keep achieving more and more.
Grace did brilliantly too, meeting the category winner early on and almost medalling after coming back in the repercharge. Very unlucky but I’m sure Grace will be more motivated than ever and she’ll finish the competition season with some strong performances over the next two months.
Well done to the whole JKS England elite team who competed and our group came 25th in the medal table out of 231 teams. Amazing effort.
The next two Red Tigers in action abroad are Zak Thomas-Blackhurst and Lori-Ann Moran who will be travelling with the EKF Kumite squad to Amsterdam to take part in their battle of the teams championships. Good luck to you both!
Here are some gorgeous pics of Ellis (with the trophy that is nearly as big as him) and the gang from the weekend captured by Mike Baron Sensei.