On Sunday 20th July we held our annual inter club competition with Leeds Shotokan Karate Club. The competition was started in 2012 in memory of Sensei Randolph Williams 7th Dan KUGB who was the Chief Instructor at LSKC and also taught at York Elite. 

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We had a fantastic day's competition in Poppleton Community Centre with some great performances in both kata and kumite from seasoned and novice competitors alike. Of note were the quality of the katas in the U-16 Dan Grade category and the final of the boys kumite between Connor Dunckley and Luciano Zanini was worthy of a National Final, finally being decided after 3 rounds of extra time. The family kata was also a great category and of very high standard.

The day was not all about competition though and the atmosphere during the day and afterwards for the meal and awards was great. We'd like to thank everyone form LSKC who made the trip to York. The support from friends and family of both clubs made it a really special day.

Full results on the day were:

 

KATA, Age 12 and under, Novice to 4th Kyu
Winner – Megan Hodge
Second – Ellie Hodge
Third – Sophie Fowler

 

KATA, Age 12 and under, 4th Kyu to 1st Kyu
Winner – Amankash Roth
Second – Eleanor Poels
Third – Nick Tynan

KATA , Age 13-15, novice to 1st Kyu
Winner – Rachael McCreanor
Second – Hugh Fowler
Third – Dominic Dawson

KATA, Under 16, Dan Grades
Winner – Rosa Kerr
Second – Connor Dunckley
Third – Jacob Backhouse

Senior KATA, Kyu Grades
Winner – Nilar Than
Second – Maura Everest-Green
Third – Paul Ryman

Senior KATA, Dan Grades
Winner – Sammi King
Second – Tom Rowley
Third – Steve Riley

Family KATA
Winner – Connor and Owen Dunckley
Second – Julia and Anthony Coatesworth
Third – Charlotte and Oliver Lines

Under 14 Ippon KUMITE, Novice to 1st Kyu
Winner – Amankash Roth
Second – Megan Hodge
Third – Eleanor Poels
Third – Maia Leites

Boys KUMITE, Under 11, 
Winner – Owen Dunckley
Second – Mikey Fentiman
Third – Amankash Roth
Third – Nick Tynan

Boys KUMITE, Age 11-13
Winner – Connor Dunckley
Second – Luciano Zanini
Third – Anthony Coatesworth
Third – Jack Stapleton Smith

Boys KUMITE, Age 14-16
Winner – Jacob Backhouse
Second – Joseph Lines
Third – Hugh Fowler

Girls KUMITE, Under 11
Winner – Ellie Blundell
Second – Eleanor Poels
Third – Charlotte Lines

Girls KUMITE, Age 11-13
Winner – Julia Coatesworth
Second – Carly Pringle

Senior Female KUMITE
Winner – Sammi King
Second – Rosa Kerr
Third – Sara Aleagha
Third – Cayleigh McCartney

Senior Male KUMITE
Winner – Tom Rowley
Second – Steve Riley
Third – Paul Ryman

 

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