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Phoenix youngsters make their presence felt in big London karate event

PUBLISHED: 05:02 21 July 2017

Phoenix Karate School pupils show off their medals in London. Picture: PKS

Phoenix Karate School pupils show off their medals in London. Picture: PKS

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Students from Phoenix Karate Schools continued their run of success at the Shinka Karate Open Championships in Londony.

The competition was organised by members of Karate Sport England, one of the top Karate associations in the country and the standard of competition was top class.

The lower grades were on first and William Mortimer from Lowestoft started the team’s success off with a silver medal in his Kata section. He then went on to gain another silver in the Kumite (fighting).

William Snowling and Johannes Bieber from Gorleston were in the same section, Johannes made it through to take silver while William was overwhelmed when he took a bronze.

The afternoon saw the higher grades competing and while Cory Newton-Adams, Oliver Wadhams and Ruby Moore finished out of the medals they all put in good performances, with Ruby finishing in fourth place in the Kata.

Tay Emmerson was up against some strong opponents in both Kata and Kumite and took a well deserved bronze medal in both events while Zara Williams finished her Kata section tying for the gold and had to perform a further Kata.

She was determined to take the gold and did the performance of her life to win, with a unanimous decision from the judges. In Kumite she went out in the quarter-finals.

Nine-year-old Billy Baker from Hopton had a large section but battled his way through to take the title in style.

Coach Samuel Snowling said: “This was a superb warm-up to the WUKF World League Tournament next weekend, once again in London. The standard was very high and they all tried their hardest.”

Anyone wishing to train at Phoenix Karate Schools classes which continue throughout the school holidays in Acle, Martham, Caister, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Hopton, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad can contact Vivianne on 01502 730171 or 07895 550168.

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