We are delighted to report that the JKS England Squad put in a superb performance at the EKF National Championships at Ponds Forge Arena last weekend (16th and 17th April).
There were plenty of improved performances and the team earned a total of 22 medals comprising of:
- 2 Gold
- 10 Silver
- 10 Bronze.
This is massive improvement on previous performances at this prestigious event especially when you consider that the first year our team entered (2012), the medal tally stood at a total of just 4! Each and every medal was hard earned and thoroughly deserved against the best and most dedicated athletes England has to offer.
We are pleased with the progress made by our own Red Tigers who competed as part of the squad including Lori-Ann Moran, Connor Cherry, Sam Jackson, Grace Baron and Hannah Cain. We are so proud to say that they are all making excellent progress each time and learning from more experienced WKF level-competitors.
Hannah Cain took part in the Womens Team Kumite after she was selected by National Squad coaches Matt Price Sensei and Nick Heald Sensei for the very first time. This is an honour for Hannah and she did brilliantly. The team, comprising of; Hannah, Ashley Scott-Heald Sensei from LKA and Tanya Handley from Wallsall Karate were delighted to have come away with 2nd Place and Silver medals.
Grace almost made it to the final of her Kata category in which a total of 44 young ladies took part. Grace lost in her quarter final and should be very pleased with her performances overall, she was fab.
Grace was lucky enough to be selected for the Girls 12-13 years Team Kumite and once again the JKS England girls came away with 2nd Place and silver medals. Huge congratulations to Grace and her LKA teamates Georgia Freer and Alice Whittington and Amy Tegetmieir. Well done to everyone!