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Karate students in top form

PUBLISHED: 12:38 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 15:07 03 July 2010

Karate students who were in top form.

Karate students who were in top form.

MEMBERS from the Yarmouth based Chinto karate group took part in the open karate competition held at Ipswich at the weekend.

In the men's kata and men's 3rd kyu and above kumite section Ali Watson earned his two first place positions.

MEMBERS from the Yarmouth based Chinto karate group took part in the open karate competition held at Ipswich at the weekend.

In the men's kata and men's 3rd kyu and above kumite section Ali Watson earned his two first place positions. Tony Pammen also gained first place in the men's 6th-4th kyu kata as well as in the kumite.

One of the best fights of the day were from Luke Ames, Luke competed in the boys 3rd kyu and above kumite his hard efforts earned him a second place position.

Dominika Szoma fought exceptionally well in the girls 3rd kyu and above kumite bringing home yet another first place trophy to Yarmouth. Anna Stewart who was also competing for the first time won third place in the girls under four foot two kumite. Jane Mckay entered the ladies black belt kata after years out of the competition circuit and was elated with her first place win.

Joint second place in the men's black belt section was awarded to Stuart Mangili with a strong performance of kusukun shio and Tiffany Watson and Antonio Mangili earned a well deserved third place in kumite.

Senior instructor of the club as well as winners fight club, Tracy Pillar (4th Dan) was thrilled with the performance of the Yarmouth students especially in the kata setion.

The group hold training sessions on Wednesday evenings at the Greenacre School and Thursdays at St James Church on Admiralty Road. Anyone wishing to join these clubs or our alternative venues in Gorleston and Bradwell need to be six years or over. Classes for the younger children; the Little Ninjas are also available, contact Tracy Pillar on 07780 832484.

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