On Sunday 1st May we took our Junior and novice squad consisting of 17 selected students to the excellent JKS England Novice competition in York. The event was superbly run by Paul Brant and attracted 341 entries over 17 events with 3 tatami working flat out from 10:30am till 4:30pm. Overall everyone who competed showed massive progress with lots of fights and kata rounds won. A big thank you to Mark Turner and Paul Stanley for coaching on the day and a big thank you to all family members and friends who came along to support the team. We were also represented on the excellent referee team by Steve Spence and Darren Rushton.
Here are the seventeen competitors who represented the dojo:
Ynno Angeles, Raheem Aslam, Karanjeet Basran, Leo Bateman, Thomas Elmore, Emily Harper, Panashe Mangwana, Joshua Meade, Kris Orthodoxou, Ean Pabinguit, David Pearson, George Pearson, Benjamin Stanley, Joseph Stanley, Anthony Wilkes, Isabella Wilkes, Daniel Woodcock
All competitors acquitted themselves superbly on the day with three competing for their first ever time and two competing only for their second time. We finished the day with a total of 2 Golds, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals whish was a superb effort. Many competitors got through three or four rounds just missing out on medal positions such was the size of some of the events. Well done to all competitors, we are proud of everyone of you!
Here were our top results for the day:
Anthony Wilkes – 17 Years + (2nd Kyu - Shodan) - Male Kumite
Isabella Wilkes – 9-11 - Mixed Kata
Daniel Woodcock – 14-16 Years - Male Kumite
George Pearson – 9-11 – Male Kumite
Panashe Mangwana - 9-11 – Female Kumite
Isabella Wilkes/Anthony Wilkes – Family Kata
Joseph Stanley – 12-16 – Mixed Kata
Ean Pabinguit – 12-13 – Male Kumite
Joseph Stanley/Benjamin Stanley – Family Kata