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7 Gold, 7 Silver and 14 Bronze medals in Western

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By SC
Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019

On Sunday 5th May, twenty-three squad members headed south to Western-Super-Mare for the WKU Open invitational which is an excellent standard and well run competition.

The team did extremely well overall and we saw some outstanding performances from many of the members.

A big thank you to John Santos and Paul Stanley for coaching at the event and also to the family members and friends who went along to support the team.

All twenty-four three members acquitted themselves superbly on the day, whether they medalled or not. We finished the day with a superb 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 14 Bronze medals. It was very pleasing that eighteen of the twenty-three strong squad medalled. A special mention must go to Amelia, Thomas, Ynno, Leonardo and Anthony who all came away with individual gold medals form this event. A highlight for us as a dojo was in the large category of Male Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt) where Walsall took all four medal positions for the second year running!

Overall an outstanding day for the Walsall Karate Dojo squad!

Here are the full list of medals:

Gold
Amelia Stanley - Female Kata 16 Years and above (Black Belt)
Thomas Elmore - Male Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt)
Ynno Angeles - Male Kumite 13 to 15 Years U55KG
Leonardo Roque Henriques - Mixed Kata 8 to 9 Years (3rd to 1st Kyu)
Anthony Wilkes - Veteran Kata 35 Years and above
Isabella Wilkes, Joshua Meade, Thomas Elmore - Team Kata Up to 15 Years
Joshua Meade, Thomas Elmore - Pairs Kata Up to 15 Years

Silver
Joshua Meade - Male Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt)
Emily Harper - Female Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt)
Panshe Mangwana - Female Kumite 10 to 12 Years U40KG
Angelo Villanueva - Mixed Kata 10 to 12 Years (5th and 4th Kyu)
Archie Hill - Mixed Kata 8 to 9 Years (3rd to 1st Kyu)
Anthony Wilkes - Male Veterans Kumite 35 Years and above
Zach Ruizo, Jacob Townsend, Angelo Villanueva - Team Kata Up to 15 Years

Bronze
Cara Hopkins - Female Kata 16 Years and above (Black Belt)
Luanna Roque Henriques - Female Kumite 13 to 15 Years 54KG+
Joseph Stanley - Male Kumite 13 to 15 Years U55KG
Karanjeet Basran - Male Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt)
Ynno Angeles - Male Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt)
Luanna Roque Henriques - Female Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt)
Isabella Wilkes - Female Kata Up to 15 Years (Black Belt)
Zach Ruizo - Male Kumite 10 to 12 Years 4th Kyu and Above U40KG
Jacob Townsend - Male Kata 10 to 12 Years (3rd to 1st Kyu)
Angelo Villanueva - Male Kumite 10 to 12 Years 5th Kyu and Below U40KG
Leonardo Roque Henriques - Male Kumite 8 to 9 Years 5th Kyu+
Amelia Stanley, Cara Hopkins - Pairs Kata 16 Years and above
Zach Ruizo, Angelo Villanueva - Pairs Kata Up to 15 Years
Faye Salt, Panashe Mangwana, Isabella Wilkes - Female Team Kumite 10 to 12 Years