Our Basingstoke based Martial Arts Academy entered a team of competitors into Karate England’s (Karate’s governing body) National Championships on 30th September in Loughborough. Despite some very experienced and strong opponents against internationals from across the UK and Ireland, we won a number of medals.This was probably our toughest competition so far with some very hard matches, even those people who didn’t win a medal gave a good account of themselves and once again improved their performance.
Our medal results were:-
Lindsey Andrews – Gold Medal – Ladies Veterans Kata.
Mark Nevola – Silver Medal – Mens Shobu Ippon Kumite (Sparring)
Edward van Meerkerk – Two x Bronze Medals for the boy’s Shotokan Kata and Open Kata.
All three train at Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts School in Basingstoke. Lindsey and Mark are two of the Coaching Team at our Martial Arts school and both competitors have represented England at an International Level.
Note:- Karate England is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote Karate in England and act as the National Governing Body for Karate, recognised by Sport England. Karate England have in membership large and small Karate Associations representing the majority of practicing Karateka in England. Further information is available from their website http://www.karateengland.org.uk