Chinto Karate Group enjoy Norfolk Open success

PUBLISHED: 16:10 08 March 2012

Success: Chinto Karate Group.

Success: Chinto Karate Group.


Students from the Chinto Karate Group took part in series one of the Norfolk Open Championships, organised by Gavin and Jacqui Keir.

Seven-year-old Tay Emmerson took part in the 5-10 years kata secton earning second place with Bassai dai. In the continuous kumite (sparring) Tay also earned a second place position.

Gorleston member Mark Burgess was second in the team kata, third in the individual kumite and a well- deserved winner in the continuous sparring.

Belton member Mathew Earl fought extremely well in his category with his final fight being his personal best performance, landing third position.

Jeannette Emmerson earned four medals on the day.

The first was for third place when she paired Mark Burgess in team kata.

Jeannette then went on to take second with newcomer to competition Sadie Langley in team kata.

In the individual kata she performed Chinto which clinched another second and the final medal was another second in continuous kumite.

Black belt Simon Lang was second in the kumite. Simon fought well considering he had had four weeks off training due to illness.

First-time competitor Travis Trussler put up a brave fight, showing lots of promise for the future.

The Chinto Karate Group is run by qualified instructor 4th dan Tracy Pillar and lessons are held seven days a weeks at various clubs in Gorleston, Belton, Great Yarmouth and Bradwell. Tracy also runs Winners Fight Club in Gorleston Yarmouth and Bradwell which comprises of stamina training and sparring. For details contact Tracy on 07780 832484.

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Mon, 12:37

National road cycling championships will next year be hosted in Norfolk, it has been announced.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club will return to Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome for a special show, marking 100 years since guns fell silent.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Great Yarmouth Town will be aiming to put another disappointing week behind them on Saturday afternoon when they entertain Godmanchester Rovers in the second round of the FA Vase.

Most Read

Yesterday, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Yesterday, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy