English Championships April 2016

Sunday 2016 saw 4 competitors from the Khalsa Karate representing Frontier Association at the English 3rd Kyu and Black Belt Championships.

Saturday 17th April Day 1 - 2 Competitors - 1 Gold
Saw Ola and Connor representing the club with Head Kata Coach Anthony Balkissoon. Unfortunately Connor didn't pass the first round which was a shame as having one the English Kyu Grade Championships in January we were expecting a good chance this time but unfortunately was not to be.

Ola however having just won the Harasuto Cup in Poland is just going from strength to strength and picked up her second English title this year wining all her rounds and taking her second English Gold of the year. Ola is one student to watch out and having a coach like Anthony and Kieron the kata squad just continue to strive.

Sunday 18th April Day 2 - 2 Competitors - 1 Gold 1 Bronze
The next day Sensei Sat drove up with Sophie on a day which proved to be a very tough day. First up was Sophie who entered the open but lost first round due to nerves. She fought a very talented fighter but just couldn't get out of first gear. Having a bad start she stepped up in her own category taking an early win then reaching semis against a very fast talented opponent. Having closely won that Sophie reached the final and took Gold! Her 11th English Title. This was an excellent result as Sophie won the Senior Category last year and managed to defend it again this year.
Hard work and desire can see anyone succeed and Sophie has been doing that lately which showed on the weekend.

Sensei Sat commented "This weekend was not just an awesome weekend for the club and the association but the karate world, as a whole because it shows the talent in the sport is just getting better and better. To have such talented competitors and coaches at the club is an honour for everyone involved! My continued thanks goes to the YMCA, Instructors, Coaches, Volunteers, Students, Parents and everyone involved in the club and association!"

  • WKF
  • EKF
  • English Karate Federation
  • Thames Community Foundation
  • Design Gurus
  • MCE
  • J.Lefevre
  • YMCA
  • Sport Kingston
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