Elite squad wins medals

OVER the weekend, East Coast Black Belt School took an elite squad by coach to the Eastern Counties Karate Championships in Ipswich.Over 40 students competed in fighting and kata with outstanding success.

OVER the weekend, East Coast Black Belt School took an elite squad by coach to the Eastern Counties Karate Championships in Ipswich.

Over 40 students competed in fighting and kata with outstanding success. The competition was officiated by Billy Brenan 8th Dan who is now on the board of the English Karate Federation and is a world referee, so the standard was high.

Nine-times world karate champion Wayne Otto's son competed and mirrored his father's skill, being coached by Terry Daily.

The gold medal winners were: Jack King (fighting), Cameron Bradley (fighting), Nick Ford (fighting), Brian Pilkington (fighting), Tom Kennedy Dack (fighting), Sigourney Nixon (fighting), Lorna Hicks (fighting), Rosie Mcdonald (kata).

Silver medal winners were: Rosie Mcdonald (fighting), Lisa Bricknell (kata), Daniel Griffiths (fighting), Harry White (fighting) Tom Kennedy Dack (kata), Sam Woodrow (kata).

Bronze medal winners were: Leo Chilvers (fighting), Daniel Mallett (fighting), Henry Woodrow (fighting), Cameron Brown (fighting), William Neesham (fighting), Daniel Pearson (fighting).

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Master Instructor Steven Webster was very happy with the standard of his students. He commented: “Never in the history of East Coast has there been so much success.”

New beginner classes has opened in Caister, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Bradwell, Hopton, Lowestoft. For more information contact master instructor Steven Webster 3rd Dan on 07969 339596.