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Saturday, November 18, 2006

JKS GB 2006 Open Karate Championships - Nottingham

Today a small team of Nine Karateka travelled to Nottingham to take part in the JKS GB Open Karate Championships. This is the first event that we have entered as a club since moving to our Barlby dojo three years ago and we came back with twelve medals.
Congratulations go to all those who travelled to Nottingham and took part in events, our medal winners were:

Sam Dennis Age 9 - 2nd - 9yrs and below mixed Kata and 3rd - 9yrs and below Kumite.
Daniel Kozelko Age 11 - 2nd - 10th to 4th Kyu, 10 to 15 yrs mixed kata and 3rd 15yrs and below team kata.
Adam Preece Age 11 - 3rd - 15 yrs and below team kata.
Rebecca Brant Age 14 - 3rd - 10th to 4th ky, 10 to 15 yrs mixed kata, 3rd 15 years and below team kata and 3rd - 12 to 15 yrs Girls kumite.
Thomas Gott - 3rd - 16 yrs+ team kata
Helen Milner - 3rd - 16 yrs+ team kata
Paul Brant - 3rd - Veterans Kumite and 3rd - 16+ team kata

Our thanks go to Sensei Alan Campbell and Sensei Scott Langley for hosting the event, allong with all the officials and to Sensei Ashley Dilcock for his dedication to his dojo and its members, Osu!

Well lets have a look and some of the photos then....

Above : Sam Dennis is looking very pleased with himself after getting a Silver medal for his Kata, Sensei Ash is made up as well...well done Sam!

Above: Just check out Sams Mawashi-geri, lets take a look at that supporting foot position... Sam you make us proud...very proud. Sam has never been so fired up, when he came off the mat Sensei Ash wanted to know what had got in to him.. he told Ash that I had told him .."I've got to go in..I've got to go in" his dad said he had been saying it all week.. while it worked Sam, well done.

Above: Sam gets his medal from sensei Basil.

Above: Does this lad look pleased with himself or does he look pleased with himself?

Above: Daniel, Adam and Rebecca get bronze in the team kata event

Above : Daniel with Silver and Rebecca with Bronze for Individual Kata

Above : Thomas, Paul and Helen get Bronze for team kata (Jion), Helen is almost eclipsed by Paul in the photo, but she is there honest.

Above: Rebecca, Adam, Thomas and Daniel at the Individual kata event

Above: Rebecca gets a Bronze for Individual Kumite, thats number three. Sensei Basil told her she should trade her three bronze medals in for a Gold...may be next time.

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  • 4 Comments:

    • Well done to the Karateka of Selby SKC. An old member is very proud to have his roots in such a friendly and committed club.

      Thanks for the welcoming reception I got from you all when I trained with you a couple of months ago. Kepp up the good work Ash and Trevor. Don't ever stop with this site Paul, its great!.

      Andy Bailey - Shodan
      Kick Boxing Instructor, Bannatynes Health Club, Belmont, Durham.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 AM  

    • Well done to the Karateka of Selby SKC. An old member is very proud to have his roots in such a friendly and committed club.

      Thanks for the welcoming reception I got from you all when I trained with you a couple of months ago. Kepp up the good work Ash and Trevor. Don't ever stop with this site Paul, its great!.

      Andy Bailey - Shodan
      Kick Boxing Instructor, Bannatynes Health Club, Belmont, Durham.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 AM  

    • OMEDETOU SELBY SKC!!!

      Well done guys. It was fantastic to be there and support the 'troops'.

      Even though I didn't compete, the opportunity of watching and filming the event was great - I learned quite a bit from being a spectator.

      Our Karateka did us all proud.

      The results speak for themselves - students who are a real credit to our dojo, and reflect the quality of teaching and the dedication of our instructors - a big hand to Sensei Ashley, Sensei Trevor, and Senpai Paul. I'm so glad to be a part of this club.

      It brings a tear to the eye! (pauses to reach for handkerchief).

      Another thing.... our etiquette and general standards... our 'Karate-ness' if you like - were absolutely spot-on.

      A thought...

      "Funakoshi was a man of Tao. He placed no emphasis on competitions, record breaking or championships. Instead, he emphasized self-perfection. He believed in the common decency and respect that one human being owed another. He was the master of masters."

      I saw evidence of massive ego and unecessary aggression at the Tournament - and I must point out that non of our club members were involved - we approached our karate with discipline, humility, and an open mind - also with respect to ourselves and others. Qualities that seemed to be sadly lacking in some other competitors (and older karateka for that matter).

      Although Funakoshi placed no emphasis on competitive karate, I believe we upheld the true spirit of karate on the day.

      CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE AGAIN
      AND SEE YOU AT THE GRADING

      OSU!

      By Anonymous Dave S., at 10:04 AM  

    • Congratulations to all karateka.

      Very nice results!

      Sam-san, good mawashi! That looks controlled with good extension.

      Good form too, Sensei Paul. Though I don't miss the kiba-dachi. :-)

      I can't wait to get back into competitions. Hopefully, I'll be able to make it in march. Fun times.

      Good day,
      Mathieu

      By Blogger [Mat], at 2:00 PM  

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