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5 Golds, 11 Silvers and 10 Bronze Medals

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Published Monday, November 19, 2018

On Sunday 18th November Walsall Karate Dojo were at the JKS England National Championships in Nottingham. The event is the final event of our squad calendar in the year. Squad members have been working extremely hard in preparation for this event. Yet again the event was superb and  a credit to JKS England. A big thank you to Alan Campbell, Wendy Preston and chief referee Geoff Dixon for all the hard work in making the day happen.

As always we entered our full squad and everyone showed exemplary attitude and behaviour on the day. There were some superb performances on display in some very tough events. We finished the day with a great haul of 26 medals including 5 Golds, 11 Silvers and 10 Bronze Medals. Congratulations to all medallists:

Gold
Amelia Stanley - Senior Female Kata, Brown and Black Belts
Louis Powell - Male Kata 14-15 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Roger Crooks – Senior Male Kumite, 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu
Angelo Villanueva - Mixed Kata 8-10 yrs, 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu
Haaris Husmani, Freya Milligan, Darius Rahmati – Team Kumite 8-10 yrs, 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu

Silver
Johann Santos - Senior Male Kata, Brown and Black Belts
Isabella Wilkes - Female Kumite 11-13 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Thomas Elmore - Male Kata 11-13 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Isabella Wilkes - Female Kata 11-13 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Haaris Husmani - Mixed Kumite 8-10 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Kile Noorani – Senior Male Kumite, 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu
Angelo Villanueva - Mixed Kumite 8-10 yrs, 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu
Callum Hulse, Johann Santos, Anthony Wilkes – Senior Male Team Kumite
Joshua Meade, Thomas Elmore, Isabella Wilkes - Team Kata 12-15 yrs
Panashe Mangwana, Luanna Roque Henriques, Isabella Wilkes – Female Team Kumite 11-13 yrs
Gabriel Angeles, Haaris Husmani, Darius Rahmati - Team Kata 8-11 yrs

Bronze
Cara Hopkins - Senior Female Kata, Brown and Black Belts
Cara Hopkins - Female Kumite 16-17 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Joshua Meade - Male Kata 11-13 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Darius Rahmati - Mixed Kumite 8-10 yrs, Brown and Black Belts
Roger Crooks – Senior Male Kata, 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu
Jacob Townsend - Mixed Kata 8-10 yrs, 7th Kyu to 4th Kyu
Sharif Ebrahimi, Johann Santos, Amelia Stanley – Senior Team Kata
Ynno Angeles, Ean Pabinguit, Louis Powell – Male Team Kumite 14-15 yrs
Ynno Angeles, Benjamin Stanley, Joseph Stanley - Team Kata 12-15 yrs
Inga Mangwana, Freya Milligan, Faye Salt - Team Kata 8-11 yrs

Congratulations in particular to Amelia, Louis, Roger and Angelo for their individual bronze medals. A special mention also to Isabella Wilkes who away with four silver medals having been selected for four events and being one of the youngest in her category.

A massive thank you to Bob Piggott, John Santos and Paul Stanley for managing and coaching the team on the day. Also well done to Steve Spence, Darren Rushton and Steve Clarke for judging all day long. Finally a big thanks to all parents, partners, family and friends who made the effort to travel and support the team. It was such an honour to be a part of the Walsall team on the day!