Following the successful 4 Nations Bristish Championships this month in Glasgow, our attention returned to our junior’s club competitors.
Saturday, 31st of May, It was our first junior club tournament of the year. More karate kids were taking part for the first time, trying their forms at kata, kickmaster and kumite in a competition environment, together with several of our young squad members were getting in as much practice as they can before the next regional championships in June.
There were some excellent performances from both new and experienced competitors from Trussler, Ringcross, Netley, Toriano, St. Mary’s, Primrose and Essex clubs, all of which giving encouraging signs for the continued development of the Veras Academy Karate squad.
Each competitor simultaneously attacked their respective strike tower for 45 seconds.
The competitors who demonstrated the most skilful & powerful vigorous kick or hand techniques with Impact, were declared the winner, judged by 3 flags.
This was a great event for juniors who were just being introduced in to Kumite, as they acquired confidence by showing their own skills and what they are capable of.
The youngest participant was Maggie Gentili-Walsh, only 3 years old. Awwww!
A special gratitude goes to every parent and club members who have supported us all the way through putting this event together and helping us make it a success!
Marco Correia(Camera Man)
Kelsilene Perote( Cashier/Clerk)
Shaida Khaliq(Referee & table Assistant)
Dawn Kavanagh(Table Referee Assistant)