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Congratulations to Scott Fleming and Ciaran McDonald for passing their Shodan Grading!
Well done to Scott Fleming and Ciaran McDonald from our University Club, who went to Prestatyn last month as 1st Kyu Brown Belts and have returned as 1st Dan Black Belts! Both worked extremely hard in the run up to their grading – their hard work paid off for them!
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 on the 19th of June. Mel, Steve, Anya and Ella performed brilliantly, with Mel winning silver in the girls kumite and bronze in the girls kata, Steve winning gold in the boys kata and bronze in the boys kumite, Anya winning bronze in the girls kata and Ella winning bronze in the ippon kumite. Mel, Steve and Anya also teamed up to win gold in the team kata – AGAIN!
Rosie, Mark, Bernie, Rhys and Scott from the university club also competed, all performing well but narrowly missing out on places in the finals.
Congratulations to everyone for doing so well at the KUGB National Championship. You may have heard the news already but for those who don’t already know, Meleri, Steve B and Anya won the Children’s Team Kata event at the British Championships in Birmingham recently. Awesome!
Well done to Hywel, Scott, Ella, George and Celyn for competing well, future champions maybe? Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the upcoming Welsh Championships on June 19th.
A good turn out saw us coming home with some good results. Scott Fleming won gold in the Men’s Kata, and also won silver in the team kata alongside Tim Hudson and Kerry Thomas. Scott, Tim, Nat Wright and Mark Reading took bronze in the Men’s Team Kumite, and Nat and Samuel Pike took gold and silver in the ippon kumite. Well done!
We’d also like to say a big well done to Anya, Rosie, Christopher and Ryan for also doing very well but unfortunately came home empty handed… this time. Let’s hope you get the luck you deserve next time.
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.
No Golds but a good day nevertheless
Mel, Steve and Scott represent Wales against the best of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
31 Medals…… Roar!!