Red Tigers on fire at the Cumbrian Open June 2019

We sent our squad members to compete at the Cumbrian Open on Sunday 9th June.

This is a very large competition with over 350 entries from a wide variety of associations and different styles of karate.

Our team did superbly well and we are proud of each and every person who took part.

Most came away with a medal or two and the ones who didn’t medal are making good progress and managed to get through a round or two which is great!

Well done to the following people who were brave enough to take part:

Kyle and Lola Girault, Su Matthews, Zak Thomas-Blackhurst, Gina Farrance and Courteney Alty.

Congratulations to the JKS England Squad members most of whom absolutely cleaned up on the day!

The following students from Red Tiger were representing JKS England and had a fab time:

Abby Fielding, Grace Baron, Izzy Baron, Ellis Pindoria-Stott, Lori-Ann Moran, Sam Jackson, Louis Johnson, Jamie Pratley, Lola Fellone, Matthew Affleck, Ron Matthews, Molly Austin-Hogsden.

****Excellent work everyone****

We took away 26 medals in total:


Gold Medals: 

Grace Baron – Individual Kata

Grace Baron, Molly Austin-Hogsden and Abby Fielding – Team Kata


Silver Medals:

Ellis Pindoria-Stott and Zak Thomas-Blackhurst – Pairs Kata

Lori-Ann Moran and Sam Jackson – Pairs Kata

Grace Baron and Molly Austin-Hogsden – Pairs Kata

Louis Johnson, Sam Jackson, Louis Powell – Team Kata

Louis Johnson – Individual Kata

Su Matthews – Individual Kata


Bronze Medals: 

Lola Girault – Individual Kata

Izzy Baron – Individual Kata and Individual Kumite

Zak Thomas Blackhurst – Individual Kata

Ron Matthews – Individual Kata and Individual Kumite

Jaime Pratley – individual Kata

Molly Austin-Hogsden – Individual Kata and Individual Kumite

Grace Baron – Individual Kumite

Lori-Ann Moran – Individual Kata

Sam Jackson – Individual Kata

We are so proud of you all!!!!!


Huge thanks to everyone involved from the coaches, to the parents and supporters. Thanks also to Julie who co-ordinates the entries. You are all Superstars!!!

The hard work continues towards the next competition in a couple of weeks time.