It was competition time once again for the JKS England squad who attended the Central England Open at Worcester University last Sunday 5th July.
Another successful day for team that seems to be on fire at the moment! This was such a high calibre competition with students attending from the EKF squad but JKS England did manage to break through and win some very well deserved medals.
The team managed a total of 18 medals between them (including team events), of these – 6 were Gold, 4 were Silver and 8 were Bronze.
Seven Red Tigers took part on the day so a massive well done to Emily Withington, Lori-Ann Moran, Connor Cherry, Rebecca Cain, Sam Jackson, Grace Baron and Hannah Cain.
We are so proud of you all for being brave enough to put yourselves out on the Tatami and try your very best. Each time you attend these comps, you leave with valuable experience and will continue to improve.
We are pleased to report that two Red Tigers did manage to medal again which is amazing considering they have only been on the squad for just a few short months.
Grace Baron managed to come in 3rd Place for 10-12 years Kata. Congratulations Super-Grace, fingers crossed for another great achievement by the end of this week! Not bad for somebody who started karate just over 3 years ago, painfully shy and being bullied. You fully deserve every bit of success that comes your way missus!
Hannah Cain picked up her 3rd medal in just 4 external competitions by picking up Bronze in Junior Female Kumite over 59kg. Absolutely brilliant Hannah, another well deserved medal for our very own mean machine!
Hannah is pictured here with Emelye O’ Brien, a Leeds Karate Academy student who won the category and has recently been selected to represent England at the highest level. She will compete on the WKF squad later on this year. Congratulations Emelye.
We would like to thank the parents who supported the squad members and gave up their precious free time. Big thanks also to the Squad coaches and members from the LKA and Walsall Karate who helped out our students on the day and shared their valuable knowledge and advice. Lastly, thanks to Mike Baron Sensei for getting all the students organised and helping them out on the day.