JKA England Shotokan Open Championship 2014

Well done to everybody who competed in JKA England’s first open competition. It was a long day but thanks to Apple and trees, there was plenty to keep all of us from the club occupied between events.

Ohta Sensei introduced guest clubs and associations before the main finals commenced and it was nice to see a mix of representations when it came to the awards.

Shiranamikai results as follows:
Kentaro: 4th Place in Kata, Bronze in Kumite, Shion: Gold in Kata, Silver in Kumite, Alexander: Silver in Kata, Tara: Gold in Kata, Silver in Kumite, Reno: Gold in Kata, Itsuko: Gold in Kata, Silver in Kumite, and Anju: Gold in Kata, Gold in Kumite, plus the Trophy for ‘Best Girl Competitor’!

The next competition won’t take place until mid-next year but if you were straight back in the dojo on Sunday morning for regular training then top marks – your preparation has already started.