On Sunday 23rd June we took a squad to the 23rd Central England Championships at the impressive University of Worcester Arena.
This is a very tough championship to medal at historically and this year was no exception. There were 1032 entries from seventy-one teams with eight tatamis running flat out all day long. On the whole the level of the squd was superb and no one let themselves down. Many competitors went deep into their categories and the spirit amongst the team was superb.
Our elite competitors were representing JKS and we also took a less experienced group to represent the dojo.
We eventually came away with 2 Gold medal, 2 Silver medal and 8 Bronze medals. Congratulations to all medalists:
Sharif Ebrahimi - Veteran Male Kata
Angelo Villanueva - 10-12 Male Kata (Up to 4th Kyu)
Isabella Wilkes - 12-13 Female Kumite -45KG
Leonardo Roque Henriques - 8-9 Male Kumite Over 4'3"
Archie Hill - Under 10 Male Kata Open Grade
Freya Milligan - Under 10 Female Kata Open Grade
Anthony Wilkes - Veteran Male Kata
Louis Powell - Senior Team Kata (with Sam Jackson and Louis Johnson)
Ynno Angeles, Ean Pabinguit, Louis Powell - Cadet Male Team Kumite
Emily Harper - Cadet Female Team Kumite (with Molly Austin-Hogsden and Amy Tegetmeier)
Thomas Elmore, Joshua Meade - 13-15 Team Kata (with Cameron Panday)
Luanna Roque Henrique, Isaballa Wilkes - 12-13 Female Team Kumite (with Lola Fellone)