The 2017 Cumbrian Open, held in Penrith, attracted around 40 JKS England Squad members and plenty of other JKS England club competitors on the 11th June.
The Squad had a good day, coming away with 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 12 Bronze medal positions. Leading the way was James Harrison who collected 4 Gold and 1 Bronze medal for his efforts. James won the Cadet Kata, Senior Male Kata (he’s only 15), Junior Pairs Kata (with Rowan Reeve) and Junior Team Kata (with Rowan Reeve and Sam Jackson) whilst also getting a Bronze in Senior Pairs Kata. All in all, an excellent day for this young man who has recently got onto the EKF A Squad for Kata, an excellent achievement in itself.
An excellent performance by David Lister, Jake Pointer and Sam Coxon saw them take the Senior Male Team Kumite title with a win over the always impressive CEK Association in the final.
Two TKF pairings took Gold in Pairs Kata, Danny Jordan and Matthew Yardy wining the Seniors and Maisie Redgrave and Cameron Panday the childrens events respectively.
An excellent day all in all and the Squad will next be in action at the Central England Open in Worcester on the 2nd July.
The Squad’s full results were:
Senior Male Kata - James Harrison
Boys Kata 13-15 Yrs - James Harrison
Senior Male Team Kumite - David Lister, Jake Pointer & Sam Coxon
Senior Pairs Kata - Danny Jordan & Matthew Yardy
Team Kata 13-15 Yrs - James Harrison, Rowan Reeve & Sam Jackson
Pairs Kata 13-15 Yrs - James Harrison & Rowan Reeve
Pairs Kata 10-12 Yrs - Maisie Redgrave & Cameron Panday
Senior Male Kumite - Jake Pointer
Senior Female Kata - Lacie Stembridge
Veteran Male Kumite - Sam Coxon
Cadet Male Kumite +58Kg - Joe Hird
Senior Pairs Kata - Lee Lamb & Steven Jaremko
Team Kata 13-15 Yrs - Jenna Banks, Anna Caughey & Emma Hemminger
Pairs Kata 13-15 Yrs - Sam Jackson & Louis Johnson
Senior Male Kumite - Sam Coxon
Senior Male Kata - Steven Jaremko
Senior Female Kata - Jessica Maitland
Junior Female Kumite 16-17 Yrs - Charlotte Haxby
Boys Kata 13-15 Yrs - Sam Jackson
Girls Kumite 10-12 Yrs - Amy Tegetmeier
Girls Kata 10-12 Yrs - Maisie Redgrave
Senior Pairs Kata - James Harrison & Rowan Reeve
Senior Pairs Kata - Jessica Maitland (with Hannah Johnston)
Cadet Male Team Kumite - Joe Hird, Isaac Mitchell & Harry Hardcastle
Cadet Female Team Kumite - Georjeana Harrison, Georgia Wise & Lori-Ann Moran
Pairs Kata 13-15 Yrs - Lori-Ann Moran & Molly Austin-Hogdson