The club has just returned from the IKGA Europan Chmapionships in Tata, Hungary. We had a squad of 12 competitors from our Grays based dojo, there were approximately 300 competitors from 11 countries, we did good to come 2nd on the points table to the host nation Hungary.

Results from our club:

Kata Gold:
Ethan Neale Buckley, Amy Raven, Leya Barts.

Kata Silver:
Lucas Perry, Amalia Olaru.

Kata Bronze:
Lewis Darby, Keelan Perry, Tiana Olaru.

Kumite Silver:
Lewis Darby, Leya Barts.

Kumite Bronze:
Lucas Perry, Amalia Olaru, Amy Raven, Zuzanna Zajac.

Team Kata Silver:
Sasha Edger, Amy Raven, Emma Westcott.

Total Medal Haul: 3 Golds, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze.

The European Seminar followed the Championships, five days of intense training headed by our Grand Master Goshi Yamaguchi. One of my students graded for her Senior Blackbelt, Amy Raven (17), passed her grading examination in front the the European Grading Panel (Europes senior instructors).