Congratulations to the members of our Basingstoke Martial Arts club who competed in the National All Styles Southern Open Championship recently. Most of the squad members are pictured to the left, they came away with 44 medals.
We had an excellent day competing against other styles of Karate along with Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Kuk Sul Do amongst others. It was good to see old friends there as well including Richard Canton’s group from the Sussex and Kent area (www.cantonmartialarts.org.uk)
The NAS events are apolitical and are open to all Martial Artists with fair refereeing and judging, they are good to go to. We took the opportunity for our Junior Squad to enter their first event and had some fantastic results and all competitors gained some great experience. Whilst the senior squad members all got to road test some next techniques or katas/forms.
Well done to Edward our most successful competitor on the day with three Gold Medals (for Junior Weapons, Points sparring and Continuous sparring.)
Looking forward to the next one.
First time tropies for Hannah (Silver) and Ben (Bronze)
Headkick Harry with his trophies for Kata and Points sparring.