Left to right: Holly Thomas, Kerry Lyn Thomas, Lowri Scott, Natasha Archer, Lorna Meikle, Sophie Bradley, Toni James, Jenna Welfare, Christopher Roberts, Millie Hore, Alex Cheung, Mark Reading, Sophie Eve Evans, Sensei Bob Poynton, Katharina Hoene, Graham Hunt, Callum Bain, Dan Baker, Colin Ferguson, Matthew Foster, Ffion Ducket, Paul James, Steven Bailey, Meleri Pryse, Ceri Scott, Rosie Reading, three from Tregaron Karate Club and Nathan Gale
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Kyu Grade Championship! A huge number of us (26 in total!) went along to Prestatyn to compete and spectate. A massive well done to everyone who competed! Ikkyo came away with lots of shiny medals and trophies, with winners……….
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the North West Open! Well done to Steven Bailey, Anya Edwardes, Rosie Reading, Meleri Pryse and Colin Ferguson who, along with 9 of our University Club members, all competed at the North West Open in Atherton. A special congratulations to:
Meleri Pryse who won Gold in Five Step Kumite, Gold in Ippon Kumite and Bronze in Ladies Kumite;
Anya Edwardes who won Silver in Five Step Kumite and Silver in Ippon Kumite; and
Our University Team Kata made up of Tyrone Robinson, Timothy Hudson and Kerry Thomas, who won 4th place in the Mixed Team Kata event.
It was an excellent week. Pete Bonser gained his instructor’s qualification on the Tuesday. Thursday’s kata competition went well with Steve Bailey taking second in the black belt kata, Scott Fleming taking first in the brown belt kata and Kerry Thomas, Tim Hudson and Iwan Roderick came first, third and fourth in the colour belt competition.
As usual the course was top notch, mentally and physically exhausting but extremely rewarding and inspirational as always.