York Karate Clubs

On Saturday the 10th March 2012 York Elite Karate club took a fairly young squad of 27 competitors (the oldest having just turned 20) across to the North West Open Karate Championships in Atherton (north west of Manchester).  The squad was supported by Senseis Simon & Jane Crowther Jayne Drysdale as club coaches and Sensei Rob McCartney as a referee not to mention the friends and family of many. It was a long day with 19 different categories in which we entered 13.

This competition has been running for 43 years and has been won by some very famous karate champions in the past from all associations. The standard as usual was very high and it seemed there were a record number of entries (certainly in recent years). All of our squad did themselves proud with practically all of the progressing past the first round and well into the completion. We had a large number of “beaten quarter-finalists” but more importantly we came away with a reasonable collection of silverware. Let’s see if we can improve on this going forward. Results as follows:

Josh Hollings

Boy's Kumite


Ryan Stead

Intermediate Male Kumite


Jule Templin

Senior Female Kata


Rosa Kerr

Junior Kata


Connor Dunckley

Peewee Kata


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