Greater Open London Championships March 2012

Greater Open London Championships March 2011 Competitor 1 Gold 1 Bronze

Sunday 19th March saw Khalsa Champions send there only competitor in Sophie Santillo to fight in the Greater Open London Championships held in Clacton On Sea.

Sophie's first category was in her age group 16-18, and although this wasn't a huge category Sophie had some very experienced and older England Team members to compete against. First round was against a tough opponent but Sophie managed to get a good result 5-0 to send Sophie to the final. In the final Sophie met another TKA and England member and although it was tough battle Sophie took the Gold winning 6-2.

Sophie's second category was the seniors, where she met much older and more experienced fighters. First round she met another tough but experienced fighter but held her nerve to win 5-4 to send Sophie to the Semi finals. In the semi's Sophie met her first round opponent and England team member again, and this was a very close fight taking it to a draw 3-3, however judges decision went 0-2 to our opponent, leaving Sophie with a bronze!!

Sensei Sat commented "This was a great result for Sophie, considering she had no coach, and had a long journey to get there, traveling in the early hours of the morning. We have worked on Sophie's game plan and training, and made several adjustments which are slowly coming to fruition. A well deserved Gold and Bronze. Well done Sophie from a proud Sensei and Club!!"

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  • EKF
  • English Karate Federation
  • Thames Community Foundation
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  • J.Lefevre
  • YMCA
  • Sport Kingston
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