Congratulations to Steven Bailey, Meleri Pryse, Rosie Reading, Ciaran McDonald, Timothy Hudson, Kerry Thomas and Katharina Hone, who all went along to the Welsh Squad Selections held in Merthyr Tydfil. Continue reading
What an excellent result, with 15 medals there’s almost too many to mention!
Special congrats to Rosie for winning the ladies kumite! And to Matt Foster for getting silver in the junior kata. Massive bunch of bronze medals to Rosie, Kat, Kate, Karen, Graham, Tim, Kerry (4 medals!). Tyrone and Steve performed well in some tough categories.
Best Young Senior Grade and overall winner: Steven Bailey.
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.
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
31 Medals…… Roar!!
First of all I’d like to congratulate everybody in their efforts at the recent North Wales Kyu Grades Championships. We had a fantastic result of 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze. In addition we also won two additional trophies: “Best Male Competitor” and “Best Attitude and Etiquette”. Well done!