Jule Templin of York Elite Shotokan Karate

On Sunday 29th April 2012 we sent a small band of warriors across the border to take on all comers from all over the UK. There were over 300 entries from across the country and the standard was pretty high, in fact some Dan grades would have struggled in some of the matches.

Our squad consisted of Niall McCreanor (1st Kyu), Andrew Coatesworth (1st Kyu), Dean Sparrow (1st Kyu), Julia Coatesworth (1st Kyu), Cei Reynolds (1st Kyu), Jule Templin (2nd Kyu) and Kade Reynolds (3rd Kyu). The squad was ably supported by Ruth Reynolds (who due to a recent shoulder op was not able to compete) and Rob McCartney who was there in an official capacity as one of the Referees on the day.

Hopes were high on the day for a successful outing particularly for the Senior Male Team, however following a “doggy curry” and the onset of the “Bombay splats” one of the team was not able to stray too far from a certain little room in the sports centre and had to withdraw. A second team member fought valiantly in the individuals only to sustain an injury in the quarter finals to his ankle and also had to withdraw resulting in a team withdrawal (boo!)

In the senior kumite both Andrew and Dean fought very well, Andy having to retire from his quarter final fight with an injury and Dean unfortunately lost is first fight to one of the eventual medal winners after 2 extensions. Our junior members also did very well getting through a few rounds each with Julia getting to the Quarter finals in her Kata event losing out to the overall winner.

But the highlight of the day was our wonderful Jule (at only 16 years old) came second in the Senior Ladies Kumite and won the Senior Ladies Kumite!

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