Congratulations to all who attended the JKS England National Squad Selections on Sunday 20th January at the Leeds Karate Academy Hombu Dojo.
We are very proud to report that 13 Red Tigers have been selected to represent JKS England at selected National competitions throughout 2019.
A very busy year lies ahead for all these students and we are so pleased for them all, whether you are being selected for the first time or are now in your fifth year, it is a great honour and responsibility.
This is an outstanding opportunity to work alongside some of the very best competitors in the country and test yourselves against the very best competitors from other organisations. No doubt you’ll make so much improvement under the guidance of the National Squad Coaches Matt Price Sensei and Nick Heald Sensei. These coaches have shown faith in you and are the best in the business at what they do and you mustn’t let them down.
The JKS International Cup also takes place later this year in Ireland and we hope that you will all work hard to try and earn a place at this event.
We are really proud of you and look forward to hearing about your achievements throughout the year. Congratulations to all the other students from our partner JKS Clubs who were selected to represent JKS England. We look forward to seeing you all bring those medals home to the JKS! If you didn’t quite make it this time around, do not worry. There’s plenty of time to make improvement and just keep working hard and try again next time!
JKS England Junior Kata Squad:
Senior Kumite Squad:
Ron Matthews (yes we can see you hiding behind Remi! haha!)
Junior Kumite Squad: