Congratulations to Lori-Ann Moran for being selected for the EKF Northern Region Team

I am over the moon to report that Lori-Ann Moran from Bury has been selected for the English Karate Federation Northern Regional Team. She has been chosen to represent England at the forthcoming Battle of the teams event which is due to take place on Saturday 2nd December in Rotterdam, Holland.

This is wonderful and encouraging news for Lori-Ann who has been training with us since she was just 8 years old, she works hard nigh after night and has been gaining valuable experience on the JKS England Squad. She has also spent a total of 3 weeks training at the JKS World Headquarters in Japan in 2017 and has learned so much.

Following missing out on attending the JKS European Championships, Lori-Ann has followed every bit of advice she was given; attending EKF Kumite Squad Training events, the Paul Newby Sensei Summer Camp, Jordan Thomas WKF World Champion courses and been having private lessons with Matt Price Sensei up in Leeds. She has improved immeasurably and deserves this great opportunity 100%.

This should serve as a lesson to us all about what can be achieved with the right attitude. She’s suffered a pretty devastating setback, remained resolute and chose to find a way. There is no quit in this girl. Lori-Ann absolutely refused to give up on her dreams and chased after them with more determination and fire in her belly than ever. That is how winners are made.

We couldn’t be more pleased or proud of our girl and want to say a massive well done and good luck!

Mum Julie also deserves recognition as she has always been so supportive throughout Lori-Ann’s training and been there to provide her with every opportunity to better herself and encourage her to get where she wants to be. She has literally travelled across the globe to watch Lori-Ann train and drives up and down the country, not to mention organising and co-ordinating our full Red Tiger Squad. You are a superstar too and we are pleased for you both and very grateful for what you do. Thank you!