2015 is a busy competition year for us and whilst it’s good to win medals, its more important to learn and improve our personal skills.
This page lists the results from our various Martial Arts competitions during 2015 for our Judo, Ju Jitsu, Karate and Kung Fu teams all based at our Basingstoke Martial Arts centre.
Our first event was the AMA International Open in Sheffield. Taking place over two days. Some good results and some good learning points for all the team. The event was run over six tatamis on both days. The standard of b0th the competitors and the officials was good.
Thankfully our second event was much closer, being held in Reading. The Southern Round of the National All Styles event was a testing ground for all the members of our junior squad, which had been formed in the September. Many of the Senior squad also took part.
We saw some great performances from both these newer members, deserving of mention are Michelle Lockyer who earned a Gold medal in Kata and also Edward Andrews winning three Gold medals.
Our next event was in Harlow and attracted a strong field of international competitors. We won a range of medals across both Kumite and Kata during what was a very long day with our teenagers competiting at 9:00am in Kata and still team fighting at 9:00pm.
Our next event was the English Karate Council 1st National Championships. This was a ground breaking event bringing together competitors from Karate England, Karate Union of Great Britain, Amateur Martial Arts Association, English United Karate Federation plus Federation of English Karate Organisations. All competing to be the ‘best of the best.’
We only had two members of the squad competing at this event as it fell slap bang in the middle of the ‘exam season’ Nonetheless we did well winning three medals.
Lindsey and Bryan were picked for the Karate England team to compete at the European Championships in Portugal.
This event was a pan European event with some strong squads present, each squad was filled with competitors from different styles of Karate and also from different associations. The most impressive squads from countries were Italy, Romania, Portugal, Wales and Ireland.
We finished with two European Karate champions from this event, so well worth the trip and time and effort spent training for it.
Congratulations to the members of the Combat Ju Jitsu team who competed in Walsall at the Midlands championships.
There were tough fights with many Brazilian Ju Jitsu (BJJ) entries for our team to get used to fighting along with MMA and traditional Japanese Ju Jitsu competitors. Good experience all round.
Well done to Tom Roe for winning his first Gold medal.
Our next event was a tough competition with many international entrants including European and World champions. We love a challenge.
It was great to see old friends and make new ones, the competition was attended by many of the leading international bodies including WUKF, IKU and WKF, all competing together, no politics, just good natured competition. The standard of judging and refereeing was excellent and it was nice to see the organisers giving out some freebies to the competitors.
Star of the day was Jess Muller who won 4 Gold medals and also to Kienan, Jack and Harry for winning a Gold Medal in the Boys Team Kumite.
From an overall perspective, it was also the first
time that Shin Gi Tai have topped the medal table at a competition. Great result Team. Champions one and all.
The Shikon Open was held once again in Harlow. The event this time was focussed more as a development event for the <18s. All of the senior and veteran members of the Karate England National squad were not allowed by the organiser to take part. It was nice to see many people who wouldn’t normally compete take part and do well. All the members of the team won a medal, great results.
We saw some great results including Leyna Jones winning a Gold Medal in the 12-13 years Kata and Katie Dolan winning the Veterans Kumite.
Congratulations Team Shin Gi Tai at the England United Open Competition at UEL London. This was our first time at this event and it was a really positive competition. Nice to see international teams attending from Poland, Egypt, Algeria, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Wales and several top association teams from England. We were treated to a masterclass in refereeing with many top international referees officiating. We’ve dipped our toe in the water, we’ll go back with a bigger team next year.
A well done to Mandi Miles entering her first competition, she thoroughly earned two medals including a Gold!
We sent a decent sized team to compete in the Kyoki Kai Nationals. This is
a Karate England rankings tournament, which means that the turn0ut is generally good and there are lots of people to compete against, in both respects we weren’t disappointed this year.
As a club we had a good day and topped the medal table with some good results in both individual and team events.
Two very notable results of the day were Zara, Rebecca and Jess, all teenagers, winning the Senior Ladies team Kumite and Harry Cronk winning two gold medals, one in Kata and the other in Kumite, after some very hard and physical matches.
Members of both our Junior and Senior Squads took part in the British Chinese Council for Martial Arts’ annual Qingda championships held in Gillingham in Kent.
We have lots of great results with the majority of the team winning a medal. Everyone who did win battled through a number of rounds to gain their medals. With each bout being fought over 3 rounds, endurance was a major factor.
Competitor travelled from as far afield as Sweden to take part in this event, so to have such good results was very commendable.
Theo and Cameron, both entering their first competition, especially one with one national level competitors entering, exceed all expectations by winning Gold Medals.
The event run held over 3 long days and we some some great successes notably with Gold Medal winners being Kienan, Lindsey and Harry. All of our competitors won a medal at this event.
Congratulations Team Shin Gi Tai – A great end to a good year.