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Fantastic Medal Haul in York

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By SC
Published Friday, May 24, 2019

On Sunday 19th May we had twenty five members travel to the York Karate Kids Championships at the lovely setting of Sandburn Hall on the outskirts of York.

The team included fourteen squad members and eleven non-squad members representing the dojo for the first time, having qualified through the recent competitions skills courses held at the dojo. Here are the competitors who were part of the team:

Frankie Carless, Tian Elaouami, Archie Hill, Warrick Howarth, Henry Jones, Phoebe Jones, Bartek Lipowski, Aylah Milligan, Freya Milligan, Imogen Milligan, Louis Mills, Ciprian Nicolae, Kile Noorani, Szymon Nowikowski, Christopher Pearson, Ryan Peck, Darius Rahmati, Aisha Ratnasabapathy, Leonardo Roque Henriques, Zach Ruizo, Faye Salt, Anand Sihota, Benjamin Stanley, Joseph Stanley, Jacob Townsend.

The performances of every single team member were superb whether they medalled or not. Nobody let themselves down and we saw many personal best performances as well as a huge amount of potential from the newbies who all fitted in well. The camaraderie was superb.

As ever, thank you to all family members and friends who went along to support the team and a big thank you to Paul Stanley for helping Steve Carless coach on the day.

Overall we finished top of the medal table with 11 Gold, 7 Silver and 14 Bronze medals. Congratulations to all medallists:

Gold
Kile Noorani – Male Kata 16 Yrs +
Joseph Stanley – Boys Kumite 14&15 Yrs
Joseph Stanley – Boys Kata 13 to 15 Yrs
Benjamin Stanley – Boys Kumite 12&13 Yrs
Freya  Milligan - Girls Kumite 8&9 Yrs
Frankie Carless - Boys Kumite 8&9 Yrs
Freya Milligan - Kata 8&9 Yrs (Black and Brown Belt)
Szymon Nowikowski – Kumite 7 Yrs & Below
Szymon Nowikowski – Kata 7 Yrs & Below
Zach Ruizo, Jacob Townsend - Pairs Kata 10 Yrs & Below
Frankie Carless, Darius Rahmati, Benjamin Stanley - Boys Team Kumite

Silver
Kile Noorani – Male Senior Kumite
Benjamin Stanley – Boys Kata 13 to 15 Yrs
Aisha Ratnasabapathy - Kata 13 to 15 Yrs - Below Brown Belt
Archie Hill - Kata 8&9 Yrs (Black and Brown Belt)
Leonardo Roque Henriques - Boys Kumite 8&9 Yrs
Freya Milligan, Faye Salt, Aylah Milligan  - Girls Team Kumite
Leonardo Roque Henriques, Zach Ruizo, Warrick Howarth - Boys Team Kumite

Bronze
Chris Pearson – Male Senior Kumite
Chris Pearson – Male Kata 16 Yrs +
Louis Mills – Boys Kata 13 to 15 Yrs
Aylah Milligan - Girls Kumite 12&13 Yrs
Aisha Ratnasabapathy - Girls Kumite 12&13 Yrs
Warrick Howarth - Boys Kumite 12&13 Yrs
Jacob Townsend - Kata 10 to 12 Yrs - Black and Brown Belt
Faye Salt - Girls Kumite 10&11 Yrs
Tian Elaouami - Boys Kumite 10&11 Yrs
Frankie Carless - Kata 8&9 Yrs - Black and Brown Belt
Leonardo Roque Henriques - Kata 8&9 Yrs - Black and Brown Belt
Ciprian Nicolae - Kata 8&9 Yrs - Below Brown Belt
Ryan Peck - Kata 8&9 Yrs - Below Brown Belt
Archie Hill, Jacob Townsend, Louis Mills - Boys Team Kumite