Competitors from across the SSKA took part in our annual kata and kumite competition today in Swindon. The competition saw 00 entrants take part in individual kata, team kata and individual kumite.
There was a great atmosphere at today’s event and all the competitors showed great respect and passion for their karate.
The winners of Individual Kata were:
#1 James Edwards
#2 Thistlerose Longson
#3 Trevor Ockwell
#4 Morgan Roberts-Ellis
The winners of Team Kata were:
#1 Kendrick – Emily Boyd, Anna Boyd, Thistlerose Longson
#2 Evesham A – William Wade, John Garrood, Morgan Roberts-Ellis
#3 Evesham C – Philip Wade, Craig Garrood, Richard Ellis
The winners of Individual Kumite were:
#1 William Wade
#2 James Edwards
#3 Altay Huynh
We also presented the first ever Keith Thomas Memorial Award to the person we felt gave the overall best effort and encompassed the spirit of the day. The award went to Dawn Greig from Wokingham Club. Dawn showed great spirit in the individual kata and got narrowly missed out on a medal place.
Well done to all competitors today. We are already looking forward to next years event.