The JKS England Squad entered the BKF 4 nations Championships on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.
There were literally hundreds of competitors and the categories were absolutely packed.
Although full JKS England results are as yet unavailable. I am delighted to report that our squad members won 16 medals between them which is brilliant. This championships is very difficult to medal at so to come away with so many, is a very unexpected but very welcome surprise.
We want to congratulate everyone who took part because you will have all come away with some valuable experience whether you won a medal or you not. You can’t be the best unless you beat the best and that is why JKS England only enter the highest-level and most competitive tournaments.
We are so proud of all the Red Tigers who took part and want to say a massive well done. You are braver than the rest of us!
Ron Matthews, Lori-Ann Moran, Sam Jackson, Louis Johnson, Abby Fielding, Grace Baron, Izzy Baron, Elllis Pindoria-Stott, Matthew Affleck, Georgie Dyal, Jaime Pratley, Lola Fellone and Molly Austin-Hogsden.
The following Red Tigers came away with medals:
Gold Medals and British Champions!!!
Sam Jackson and Louis Johnson won gold medals in the team kata event with Louis from Walsall Karate
Molly Austin-Hogsden and Grace Baron won gold medals in the pairs kata event
Molly Austin Hogsden, Lori-Ann Moran and Grace Baron won silver medals in team kata
Molly Austin-Hogsden won a silver medal in individual kumite
Georgie Dyal and Abby Fielding won silver medals in pairs kata
Lori-Ann Moran won bronze in team kumite
Grace Baron, Molly Austin Hogsden and Amy from York Karate won bronze medals in team kumite
Georgie Dyal, Abby Fielding and Kate from York Karate
Lola Fellone won a bronze medal with her teammates Isabelle Wilkes from Walsall and Luanne
Well done to you all and keep up the great work. Thanks to Matt Price Sensei and Nick Heald Sensei for giving our students the opportunity, especially by selecting them for team events.
Big well done to our squad coaches, Paul Sensei, Mike Sensei and Rob Sensei. All the hard work seems to be paying off!