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Amazing Results at the BKF International Open

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By SC / NH
Published Thursday, September 27, 2018

JKS England had an experienced Squad of 31 compete at the Annual BKF International Open.  An excellent day overall saw us take 9 Gold, 3 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.  This saw us finish 2nd in the medal table, a great result when there are 75 Associations taking part.

There were some noticeable performances and regular high performing medalists taking Gold again.   Johann Santos in Senior Male Kata, Sharif Ebrahimi in Veteran Kata, Abdul Saif in Junior Male Kumite -55Kg, James Harrison in Cadet Male Kata and Joe Hird in Cadet Male Kumite +70Kg all won their respective events.

The Senior Male Team Kumite from JKS England which consisted of Remi Jurgilaitis, Tom Little and David Lister took the title with a win over Nepal in the Final, having previously won an all Shotokan semi-final against JKA England.

At this event JKS England Squad Coach, Nick Heald, qualified as an English Karate Federation Kumite Judge B as well.

Well done to all that took part.  The Squad move on quickly with 16 of them competing in Berlin this coming weekend at the Banzai Cup.

All the results are listed below.

Gold
Johann Santos - Male Senior Kata
Abdulrahman Saif - Male Junior Kumite -55KG
Joe Hird - Male Cadet Kumite +70KG
James Harrison -  Male Cadet Kata
Sharif Ebrahimi - Male Veteran Kata
Remi Jurgilaitis, David Lister, Tom Little - Male Senior Team Kumite
Grace Baron, Jessica Maitland, Amelia Stanley - Female Cadet & Junior Team Kata
James Harrison, Abdul Saif & Ilyas Hamid - Male and Junior Team Kata
Harry Hardcastle, Joe Hird, Kennedy Lambourne - Male Cadet Team Kumite

Silver
Henry Pegge - Male Cadet Kumite +70KG
Amy Tegetmeier - Female Cadet Kumite -47KG
Alistair Milburn - Para Karate Learning Disabilities

Bronze
Sax Coxon - Male Senior Kumite +84KG
Remi Jurgilaitis - Male Senior Kumite -75KG
David Lister - Male Senior Kumite -75KG
David Lister - Male U21 Kumite -75KG
Johann Santos - Male U21 Kata
Lori-Ann Moran - Female Junior Kumite -53KG
Jessica Maitland - Female Junior Kata
Kennedy Lambourne - Male Cadet Kumite -63KG
Isabella Wilkes - Girls Kata 10-11 Years
Sax Coxon - Male Veteran Kumite