On a very hot Sunday 1st July the JKS England squad were competing in the Central England Open Championships at the University of Worcester Sports Areana.
It was a very high standard event with over one thousand competitors and medals hard to come by.
Some of our usual suspects showed their quality in taking Gold medals. Sharif Ebrahimi in Veterans Kata, Joe Hird in cadet Kumite, Jess Maitland and James Harrison in Pairs Kata and James Harrison, Abdul Saif and Ilyas Hamid in Team Kata.
The most exciting event of the day was the very last one, which was the mixed Team Kumite, consisting of one Cadet Girl, one Cadet Boy, one Junior Male, one female aged 16+ and one Senior Male. After 2 hard qualifying rounds, JKS England took Gold with a 3-1 win over Kaisho in the Final. A great way to finish off a long but high quality competition.
Congratulations to all medalists:
Sharif Ebrahimi - Veteran Male Kata
Joe Hird - Boys Kumite 14-15 Years +63Kg
Alice Whittington, Joe Hird, Abdul Saif Charlotte Haxby & Tom Little - 5 Person Mixed Team Kumite
James Harrison, Abdul Saif & Ilyas Hamid - Team Kata 16 Years+
James Harrison & Jessica Maitland - Pairs Kata 16 Years +
Jessica Maitland, Amelia Stanley & Grace Baron - Team Kata 16 Years+
Jessica Maitland - Girls Kata 13-15 Years
Tom Little - Senior Male Kumite -75Kg
Remi Jurgilaitis - Senior Male Kumite -75Kg
James Harrison - Senior Male Kata
Lori-Ann Moran - Junior Female Kumite -59Kg
Scarlett Beckett - Senior Female Kumite +61Kg
Amelia Stanley - Pairs Kata 16 Years +
James Harrison & Jessica Maitland - Pairs Kata 13-15 Yrs
Jenna Banks & Emma Hemminger - Team Kata 13-15 Yrs
Oliver Scott, Zak Thomas-Blackhurst & Ellis Pindoria-Stott - Boys Team Kumite 10-12 Years
Isabella Wilkes & Thomas Elmore - Pairs Kata 10-12 Years