Tonight we were able to pass on the Wadokai England selections decisions to our athletes. They have been training hard in the dojo and at squad sessions in Leicester every month to earn a place on the England team competing at the Federation European Wadokai Championships in Budapest later in the year.
Joe F, Daniel and Lewis all competed at the European championships last year, and all brought back medals. This is the first time that Harvey, Joe H and Paul have gone for selections.
Joe Flounders – Selected for Individual Kata & Individual Kumite
Lewis Muldown – Selected for Individual Kata & Individual Kumite
Daniel Spires – Call back for Kata in July
Joe Hind – Selected for Individual Kata
Harvey Kerridge – Selected for Individual Kumite & Call back for Kata in July
Paul White – Call back for Kata in July
Daniel Spires has moved up a category to the very competitive 14-15 years section, Paul White is also starting out his England squad challenge in this same section. They both work really hard in the dojo and compete regularly across the country. We’re therefore hopeful that Daniel will be successful in maintaining his squad place in July, and that Paul will be given the opportunity.
Joe Flounders has been selected for Kata this year, last year he was selected only for Kumite (European Silver medallist).
Lewis Muldown has maintained his squad places for Kata and Kumite. Lewis will also be competing at the Wado World Cup in Japan in August.
Harvey Kerridge and Joe Hind have both done very well to be selected to the Wadokai England Team on their first attempt.
Well done guys, lots of hard work ahead.
Karate competition is a great way to challenge yourself and to test your training. It can also help keep children motivated in their training and give them something to aim for, helping to teach them valuable life skills such as good sportsmanship and determination, all whilst making new friends and stretching their abilities.
This competition is only for our club members and Little Ninjas to take part in. It’s therefore a perfect opportunity to see what Karate competitions are all about.
The event is very relaxed and the club instructors (who are also nationally qualified judges/referees) will be explaining the competition rules in detail so that students and parents know what is going on, what judges look for and how you can help your child progress in Karate competition. The younger students will also get to see some of the older ones in action too.
—The best way of learning how to do something is to just give it a go, if we always waited until we were experts before trying something, well, nothing would ever get done!—
The Little Ninjas will have their own Kick Master category, so they won’t be competing against the Karate kids.
All entries need to be submitted and paid for in advance of the competition, strictly no entries on the day.
Please speak to one of the instructors for more information.