Congratulations to Sensei Sarah in winning second position in the Women’s Kata Tournament… Sensei lost on count back By one point it was very close… Other results… Peteri and Mark got through two rounds Sanpai Jack came 7th in the men’s category Shihan Stuart was 5th in the vets and Shihan/Sensei/and Sanpai were 4th in the team event… A great days work from the Chelmsford Dojo Osu…!
London Regional Knockdown Tournament Sanpai Jared, Sensei Sarah, Hanshi, Sanpai Jack, Shihan.
See more photos in the gallery.
England v Wales June 29th saw several Chelmsford dojo members selected to represent England. Senpais Sarah and Becky competed in the kata competition performing seinchin kata. Senpai Sarah was also selected to fight in the women’s advanced clicker team. Altan Suleyman was selected to fight in the men’s advanced clicker team and beat his welsh opponent.
Along side the England v Wales was the Regional Knockdown Tournament, Senpai Emma competed in the novice women’s heavyweight division. She fought 2 rounds against Emma Hopkins from Mountain Ash dojo and narrowly lost the decision, but gave a great display of knockdown fighting in one of the best fights of the day.
Congratulations to all Chelmsford karateka who competed on the day.
We had great success at the National Kata and Clicker tournament with Senpai Sarah, Senpai Becky and Senpai Emma winning a well deserved bronze in the team event, along with joint fourth position for Senpai Becky and Senpai Emma and second place for Senpai Sarah in the ladies individual high grade category. All the Senpais performed an outstanding display of kata in this very high standard tournament. Congratulations to you all! In the advanced team ladies clicker tournament we had an outstanding day by coming away as the champions! Again well done to the Senpais.
The club had a great day at the National Kata Tournament in Reading on Saturday Sanpai Sarah got a well deserved third place in the Black belt ladies category,Greg,Brandon,and Patrick won the Bronze medal in the Junior High Grade Team event. Both Emma and Jenny got through to the second round of the Brown belt category. The standard at the Tournament was first class I was very pleased with the Chelmsford Students who preformed their Katas with great skill well-done to all of you.
What a great day this was over 400 students turned up for this very prestige BKK Tournament. Chelmsford had two Pee wee teams, a boys Junior team and Alton representing us in the senior section.
Alton fought very well narrowly losing in the second round, Sanpai Darius, Isak, Rennie and Jack all fought very well again losing on very close decisions after a couple of rounds. The Junior boys fought in the team event losing on a very tight score card to an experienced Crawley Team. The Pee wees had an amazing day Uman and George both getting a third place in the Individuals, Henry, George and Uman getting a silver medal in the Pee wee team, with Milan, Ellis and William getting a Bronze medal. There were over 40 Pee wees and 14 Teams on the day, this makes the achievement of the Pee wees that much more special as this was there first Major Tournament, fighting Pee wees two years older than themselves. Hanshi was very impressed with all of the Pee wees praise indeed..!
Well done to all the Chelmsford Juniors that were fighting in the Tournament on Saturday 13th November. The standard was very good we had 24 Juniors that fought a round robin format with the top 4 in each group fighting in the finals. Low grade group joint 3rd was Elliot Grey and Kieron Reynolds 2nd was Sam Coyne and 1st was Daniel Ketley the most Spirited fighter was Brandon March. The High grade group joint 3rd was Max Ketley and Ellis Young 2nd was Milan Djotunovic and 1st was James Northfield. This was the 19th year we have done the Tournament the club has produced fighters from the Junior Tournament over those years to go on and fight at international level and looking at the current crop I am sure there are a few that will follow down that road.
Very well done to Sanpai Darius who represented England at the Severn challenge this year. The Severn challenge started up many years ago between England and Wales juniors the Tournament became very successful under the guidance of Shihan Andrew Turner and overseas countries soon became interested. The Countries that attended this year were England, Wales, Norway, Ireland, Belgium and Holland.
Sanpai Darius was in the wining England Team and played a large part in bringing home the gold medal.
Dunmow Kyokushinkai club held a Karate clicker/Kata tournament on the 25th of September to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
The clubs that took part were the hosts Dunmow, Chelmsford, Crystal Palace, Crawley, Milton Keynes and Cardiff. The guest of honour was our President Hanshi Steve Arneil 9th Dan. The fighting and the Kata was split on to two groups of three doing a round robin format with the top two going through to the semi finals. Chelmsford were in the same group as Dunmow and Crystal Palace. The fighting and the Kata were both top drawer with the teams matching up very well, our Junior team were Greg, Kristie, Isaac, Hannah, Abbie, Rennie, Jack, Patrick and Uman. The Kata team were Kristie, Jenny and Greg. The senior team was Sanpai Dave, Sanpai Phil, Sanpai Jack, Sanpai Anna and Alton. We managed to lose by a wisker to Dunmow and win against Crystal Palace which put us in the semi Final against Cardiff. Cardiff won the match by the smallest of margins, the fighting and the Kata could have gone either way. The final was Dunmow against Cardiff with Dunmow winning the match. All the Chelmsford team both in the Fighting and the Kata were out standing I congratulate you all Well done. After the Tournament is was nice to see all the six clubs having a chat and a dance at the Disco which is what the tournament was really about, there was a great spirit and camaraderie with all the clubs showing the true meaning of Kyokushin Karate. There was one other attraction for the night that being the very special guest Shihan Andrew had managed to book that being the world famous singing star Kylie Monouge…..! She did a one hour set of her greatest hits quite a surprise for everyone…..! Thankyou to all the fighters, parents, Gordon for taking the photos and supporters who went to Dunmow and a big thankyou to Shihan Andrew and the Dunmow club for putting on the Tournament and the warm welcome they gave to the Chelmsford Dojo.